iPad All-in-One For Dummies


Six minibooks in one show you how to power-use the iPad

For work, play, and life on the road, the iPad has quickly become indispensable, and the new iPad is packed with even more features and power than ever. In this fun and practical guide, long-time For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir walks you through the latest functions, features, and capabilities of the iPad. Get up to speed on the basics, see how to use your iPad to get more organized and productive, learn to use your iPad ...

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Six minibooks in one show you how to power-use the iPad

For work, play, and life on the road, the iPad has quickly become indispensable, and the new iPad is packed with even more features and power than ever. In this fun and practical guide, long-time For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir walks you through the latest functions, features, and capabilities of the iPad. Get up to speed on the basics, see how to use your iPad to get more organized and productive, learn to use your iPad for work, and discover all the ways to have fun. This book covers it all, and in full color!

  • Packs six minibooks in one full-color guide: iPad Basics, Just for Fun, iPad on the Go, Getting Productive with iWork, Using iPad to Get Organized, and Must-Have iPad Apps
  • Covers the newest iPad features, functions, and capabilities, including the stunning retina display, voice dictation, the enhanced iSight camera, HD video recording in full 1080p, and more
  • Shows you how to use iWork and other productivity apps to dress up your documents, create stellar spreadsheets, add pizzazz to your presentations, and maintain your schedule on the run
  • Walks you through connecting with WiFi and the lightning-fast 4G LTE network
  • Explains how to use Maps for directions and places to stay when you're away from the office, keep in touch with e-mail and social networking, and use your iPad as a remote desktop or personal hotspot while you're on the road
  • Includes coverage of the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and original iPad

You’ve got the incredible iPad, now get the perfect accessory: iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118352380
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy C. Muir is a consultant and author of more than 100 books on business and technology topics, including all editions of the bestselling iPhone For Seniors For Dummies and iPad For Seniors For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

How This Book Is Organized 1

Book I: iPad Basics 2

Book II: Just for Fun 2

Book III: iPad on the Go 2

Book IV: Getting Productive with iWork 2

Book V: Using iPad to Get Organized 3

Book VI: Must-Have iPad Apps 3

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Book I: iPad Basics 5

Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7

Discovering What’s New in the Third-Generation iPad and iOS 5.1 7

Choosing the Right iPad for You 8

Deciding how much memory is enough 10

Determining whether you need Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 3G/4G 11

Knowing what you need to use your iPad 12

Finding a Place to Buy Your iPad 13

Considering iPad Accessories 14

Apple’s stable of accessories 14

Checking out what others have to offer 16

Chapter 2: Getting Started with iPad 19

Exploring What’s in the Box 20

Taking a First Look at the Gadget 21

Charging the Battery 23

Turning iPad On and Registering It 24

Registering iPad using a computer 24

Registering PC Free using iCloud 25

Meeting the Multi-Touch Screen 25

Connecting with the touchscreen 26

Goodbye click-and-drag, hello tap-and-swipe 28

Displaying and using the onscreen keyboard 31

Using the Split Keyboard 33

Flicking to search 34

Updating the Operating System 36

Multitasking Basics 37

Exploring Multitasking Gestures 38

Examining Your iPad Cameras 38

Customizing the Silent/Screen Rotation Lock Switch 40

Exploring the Status Bar 40

Locking iPad, Turning It Off, or Unlocking It 41

Chapter 3: Accessibility Features 43

Features to Help You See Better 44

Setting brightness 44

Changing the wallpaper 45

Turning on Zoom 46

Turning on White on Black 48

Turning on Large Text 49

Setting up VoiceOver 50

Using VoiceOver 52

Utilizing iPad’s Speak Auto-text 53

Hearing Better 54

Adjusting the volume of Ringer and Alerts 54

Using Mono Audio 55

Using AssistiveTouch 56

Utilizing Dictation on the Third-Generation iPad 58

Chapter 4: Overview of Bundled Apps 59

Getting Online with iPad 60

Going on Safari 60

Getting Mail 61

Using iMessage to connect 61

Shooting and Organizing Photos 61

Examining the iPad cameras 62

Perusing your photos 62

Using Apps to Stay Organized 63

Staying on schedule with Calendar 63

Keeping in touch with Contacts 64

Making Notes 65

Staying on track with Reminders 65

Going Places with Maps 65

Being Entertained by iPad 66

Playing around with Music 66

Watching videos and browsing YouTube 66

Going Shopping at iTunes and the App Store 67

Reading Periodicals with Newsstand 67

Playing with Game Center 67

Facing Up to Things with FaceTime 68

Exploring Fun Photo Effects with Photo Booth 69

Chapter 5: Setting Up iTunes to Sync and Buy Apps 71

Connecting to the Internet 72

Setting Up iTunes 73

Downloading iTunes to your computer 73

Opening an iTunes account 76

Making Settings and Syncing 79

Making iPad settings using iTunes 79

Syncing iPad to your computer82

Understanding iCloud 84

Getting an iCloud Account 84

Making iCloud Sync Settings 86

Buying Apps or Downloading Free Apps 87

Searching the App Store 88

Getting apps from the App Store 89

Organizing your apps 91

Organizing apps in folders 92

Deleting apps you no longer need 93

Updating Apps 95

Chapter 6: Browsing the Web 97

Exploring Safari 97

Navigating among web pages 99

Using tabbed browsing 102

Viewing browsing history 103

Searching the web 104

Adding and Using Bookmarks 105

Using Safari Reading List 107

Utilizing Safari Reader 108

Adding Web Clips to the Home Screen 109

Saving an Image to Your Photos Library 111

Sending a Link 111

Making Private Browsing and Cookie Settings 112

Printing from Safari 113

Chapter 7: Working with E-mail in Mail 115

Adding a Gmail, Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, or AOL Account 115

Setting Up a POP3 E-mail Account 118

Opening Mail and Reading Messages 119

Replying to or forwarding e-mail 123

Creating and sending a new message 125

Formatting E-mail 126

Searching E-mail 128

Printing E-mails 129

Deleting an E-mail 130

Organizing E-mail 131

Chapter 8: Managing iPad Settings 133

Making Brightness and Wallpaper Settings 133

Setting brightness 133

Changing the wallpaper 134

Controlling the Picture Frame 136

Managing General Settings 137

Sounds 137

Making network and Bluetooth settings 139

Handling security 140

Setting the date and time 141

Controlling keyboard settings 142

Working with the Reset feature143

Managing iCloud Settings 144

Settings for Individual Apps 145

Chapter 9: Maintaining and Troubleshooting 147

Maintaining Your iPad 147

Keeping the iPad screen clean 148

Protecting your gadget with a case 148

Extending your iPad’s battery life 150

Troubleshooting Your iPad 151

Dealing with a nonresponsive iPad 151

Updating software 152

Restoring sound 153

Getting Support 155

Finding a Missing iPad 156

Backing Up to iCloud 157

Book II: Just for Fun 159

Chapter 1: Buying Content at iTunes and Beyond 161

Exploring the iTunes Store 161

Visiting the iTunes Store 162

Finding a selection 163

Previewing music, a movie, or an audiobook165

Buying a selection 167

Renting movies 169

Listening to Podcasts 171

Shopping Anywhere Else 172

Enabling Autodownloads of Purchases from Other Devices 173

Chapter 2: Playing Music on iPad 175

Looking over Your Library of Music 175

Viewing the library contents 176

Creating playlists 177

Searching for audio 178

Playing Music and Other Audio 180

Playing your tunes 180

Shuffling music 182

Adjusting the volume 182

Understanding Ping 183

Using AirPlay 184

Playing around with GarageBand 185

Chapter 3: Watching Videos189

Getting Visual with Videos 189

Playing movies, podcasts, or TV shows with Videos 190

Turning on closed-captioning 192

Going to a movie chapter 194

Deleting an item from iPad 194

YouTube the iPad Way 195

Finding videos on YouTube 195

Controlling video playback 196

Changing views 197

Flagging content as inappropriate 197

Rating videos 198

Sharing videos 199

Adding to video Favorites 199

Chapter 4: Getting the Most Out of iPad Cameras and FaceTime 201

Working with Photos 201

Taking pictures with the iPad camera 202

Printing photos 204

Playing around with Photo Booth 205

Exploring the iPad Video Camera and iMovie 207

Capturing your own videos with the built-in cameras 207

Editing movies with the iMovie app 208

Getting Face to Face with FaceTime 211

Making a FaceTime call 212

Accepting or ending a FaceTime call 214

Switching views 215

Chapter 5: Getting Social with Twitter and iMessage 217

Experiencing Twitter on iPad 217

Setting Up an iMessage Account 218

Using iMessage to Address, Create, and Send Messages 220

Clearing a Conversation 222

Chapter 6: Playing with the Photos App 225

Getting Photos into iPad 225

Importing photos from an iPhone, iPod, or digital camera 226

Saving photos from the web 227

Looking at Photos 229

Viewing an album 229

Viewing individual photos 230

Editing Photos 231

Organizing Photos in Camera Roll 232

Sharing Photos 233

Running a Slideshow 234

Displaying Picture Frame 236

Deleting Photos 237

Chapter 7: Using Your iPad as an E-reader 239

Discovering How iPad Differs from Other E-readers 240

Finding and Buying E-books 240

Finding books at iBooks 240

Exploring other e-readers 242

Buying iBooks 244

Experiencing E-reading 245

Navigating an e-book 245

Working with interactive textbooks 247

Creating your own books 247

Adjusting brightness 249

Changing the font size and type 249

Searching in your book 251

Using bookmarks and highlights 252

Using My Notes and Study Cards in textbooks 254

Checking Words in the Dictionary 256

Organizing Your Library 257

Organizing Books in Collections 258

Browsing the Newsstand 259

Downloading magazine apps to Newsstand 259

Buying issues 261

Reading periodicals 262

Chapter 8: Playing Games 265

Appreciating iPad’s Gaming Strengths 265

Understanding the Accelerometer 266

Finding Some Very Cool Games 268

Looking at what’s out there 268

Exploring a half-dozen games 269

Getting Gaming Accessories 271

iTunes Game Center 272

Opening an account in Game Center 273

Creating a Game Center profile 274

Adding friends 276

Purchasing and downloading games 277

Playing against yourself 278

Playing games with friends in Game Center 279

Book III: iPad on the Go 281

Chapter 1: Confi guring iPad to Connect Everywhere 283

Making Wi-Fi and 3G/4G Settings 283

Making Wi-Fi settings 284

Making 3G/4G settings 285

Connecting with Personal Hotspot or iPhone Tethering 287

Connecting to an Enterprise Remotely 288

Setting up a Microsoft Exchange account 288

Setting up a confi guration profile 289

Setting up an LDAP account 290

Setting up a virtual private network 291

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way with Maps 293

Getting Where You’re Going 293

Going to your current location 294

Changing views 295

Zooming in and out 298

Going to another location 299

Remembering Where You’ve Been 301

Dropping a pin 301

Adding and viewing a bookmark 302

Deleting a bookmark 305

Getting Directions, Information, and More 306

Getting directions 306

Getting information about a location 311

Viewing a location from street level 313

Using the Compass 314

Sending Location Info beyond Maps 315

Adding a location to a contact 315

Sharing location information 317

Chapter 3: Apps for Road Warriors 319

Starting with What You Have 319

Making Travel Arrangements 321

Getting there by air 322

Renting a car 324

Finding your way around town 325

Finding Just the Right Hotels 325

Locating the Perfect Restaurant 327

Using Maps and Travel Guides 328

Tracking Your Expenses 330

Staying Connected 330

Book IV: Getting Productive with iWork 333

Chapter 1: Introducing the iWork for iOS Apps for iPad 335

Presenting the iWork for iOS Apps 336

Pages 336

Numbers 337

Keynote 338

Starting Out with an iWork App and iCloud 339

Getting Familiar with the iWork Interface 341

Creating a new document 341

Locating a document 343

Identifying other common iWork features 343

Working with Photos and Images 348

Managing Your iWork Documents 351

Copying a file into an iWork for iPad app 351

Copying a file from an iWork for iOS app 353

Moving files with iTunes 355

Chapter 2: Pages Has a Way with Words 359

Editing a Pages Document 359

Working with Text in Pages 361

Setting Basic Formatting by Using the Ruler 362

Getting and Setting Info about the Selection 364

Setting character style: Font, size, and color 364

Creating indents and list styles 365

Establishing alignment, columns, and line spacing 366

Formatting a Document 366

Working with Selection Buttons 369

Chapter 3: Counting on Numbers 371

Introducing Numbers 371

Using the Team Organization Template 375

Working with Tabs and Sheets 375

Adding a new tab 375

Deleting or duplicating a tab 376

Rearranging tabs 376

Navigating tabs 377

Changing a tab’s name 377

Using Tables 378

Selecting a table 378

Moving a table 379

Cutting and pasting a table 379

Adjusting columns or rows 381

Resizing a table 383

Working with Cells 384

Entering and editing data 384

Changing a cell’s formatting 392

Using Forms Efficiently 393

Working with New Tables 394

Creating a new table 395

Changing a table’s look 396

Chapter 4: Presenting Keynote 399

Concepts to Consider before You Create a Presentation 400

Getting Started with Keynote on iPad 400

Navigating the Keynote screen 401

Creating your first Keynote slide and adding text 404

Formatting text 404

Adding a new slide 405

Adding media 405

Managing slides 406

Using Transitions and Builds 407

Working with transitions 407

Working with builds 409

Managing multiple builds on a single slide 411

Preparing to Present 413

Using a projector 413

Using nanopresentations 414

Playing Your Presentation 416

Book V: Using iPad to Get Organized 417

Chapter 1: Managing Files and Printing 419

Finding Your Files 419

How iPad stores files 420

Going with iCloud 421

Sharing Files 422

Relying on good old e-mail 422

Going through the cloud 423

Setting Up Home Sharing 425

Printing from iPad 426

Native printing from iPad 426

Printing with third-party apps 427

Chapter 2: Making Notes 431

Making Notes 431

Opening a blank note and entering text 431

Creating a new note 434

Using copy and paste 435

Finding Notes 436

Displaying the Notes List 436

Moving among notes 437

Searching notes 438

E-mailing a Note 439

Deleting Notes 441

Chapter 3: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar 443

Taking a Look at Your Calendar 443

Adding Calendar Events 447

Adding one event at a time 447

Creating repeating events 449

Adding alerts 450

Working with Your Events 452

Searching calendars 452

Working with multiple calendars 453

Subscribing To and Sharing Calendars 454

Deleting Events 456

Syncing with Calendars on Other Devices 458

Chapter 4: Working with Reminders and Notifications 461

Creating a Task in Reminders 462

Editing Task Details 462

Scheduling a Reminder 464

Displaying Tasks as a List or by Date 465

Creating a List 466

Syncing with Other Devices and Calendars 467

Marking as Complete or Deleting a Reminder 469

Setting Notification Types 469

Viewing Notification Center 471

Going to an App from Notification Center 472

Clearing Notifications 472

Chapter 5: Managing Contacts 475

Populating Your Contacts with Information 475

Adding contacts 476

Syncing contacts by using iTunes 479

Assigning a photo to a contact480

Adding Twitter or Facebook Information 483

Designating Related People 484

Setting Ringtones and Texttones 486

Finding Contacts 487

Using Contacts beyond Your iPad 488

Visiting a contact’s website 488

Addressing e-mails using contacts 490

Sharing contacts 491

Viewing a Contact’s Location in Maps 493

Deleting Contacts 494

Book VI: Must-Have iPad Apps 497

Chapter 1: Business Apps 499

iWork 500

Quickoffice Pro 503

Dropbox 504

Dragon Dictation 506

Quick Hits 507

OmniGraffle 507

iThoughtsHD 508

iAnnotate PDF 508

PowerME HD 508

Go To Meeting 509

Agendas 509

Prompster and Teleprompt+ for iPad 509

Chapter 2: Travel Apps 511

KAYAK HD — Flights, Hotels, Explore 512

Wikihood Plus for iPad 514

Urbanspoon for iPad 516


FlightTrack Pro – Live Flight Status Tracker by Mobiata 520

Quick Hits 522

TripIt 522

INRIX Traffic! and INRIX Traffic! Pro 523

Priceline Hotel & Car Negotiator 523

iTranslate 523

World Atlas HD 524

WiFi Get HD 524

Chapter 3: Social Web Apps 525

Friendly for Facebook 525

Blogshelf 527

Twitterific for Twitter 529

Flipboard 530

Quick Hits 532

SocialSeek 532

TextPics+ 532

IM+ 533

Twitter 533

Facebook 533

Chapter 4: News, Sports, and Weather Apps 535

Pulse News for iPad 536

Instapaper 538

NPR for iPad 539

BBC News 541

The Weather Channel Max for iPad 543

Quick Hits 545

Newsy for iPad: Multisource Video News Analysis 545

Zinio 545

LIFE for iPad 546

Watch ESPN 546

Reuters NewsPro for iPad 546

Wall Street Journal 547

Chapter 5: Financial Apps 549

StockWatch – iPad Edition 549

Bloomberg for iPad 551

SplashMoney for iPad 553

PowerOne Financial Calculator 555

Daily Stocks 557

Quick Hits 559

Pocket Expense Lite559

iSlick 560

Quick Sale for iPad 560

Pageonce – Money & Bills 560

E*TRADE Mobile Pro for iPad 561

Chapter 6: Entertainment Apps 563

Emoti HD for Facebook 564

Netflix 566

SoundHound 567

Pandora Radio 569

ArtRage 571

Quick Hits 572

Seline HD – Music Instrument 572

Movies by Flixster 573

IMDb Movies & TV 573

Marvel Superheroes 574

Gravilux and Uzu 574

OverDrive Media Console 575

Index 577

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