iPad and iPad mini Absolute Beginner's Guide

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Make the most of your new iPad or iPad mini–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, connect with friends and family, enjoy media, play games, post to Facebook and Twitter, and more! Even if you’ve never used an iPad before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and
easy step at a time. iPads have never, ...

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Overview

Make the most of your new iPad or iPad mini–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, connect with friends and family, enjoy media, play games, post to Facebook and Twitter, and more! Even if you’ve never used an iPad before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and
easy step at a time. iPads have never, ever been this simple!

Who knew how simple iPad and iPad mini could be?

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your new iPad or iPad mini…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Master gestures and touchscreen tips you can use in any iPad app
  • Get productive fast with Notes, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notifications
  • Use iCloud to automatically sync and share data with iPads, iPhones, and Macs
  • Browse the Web more efficiently with Safari’s best shortcuts
  • Capture high-quality photos and video with your iPad
  • Share ”Photo Stream“ albums with other iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch users
  • Make free FaceTime video calls
  • Post to Facebook and Twitter from your iPad
  • Get the best new free and paid apps from Apple’s App Store
  • Make the most of iTunes and your iPad’s amazing media capabilities
  • Read new bestsellers and free classics with iBooks
  • Transform your iPad into a great online gaming device
  • Use Find My iPhone to find a lost iPad in the house, or lock it if it’s stolen
  • Adding hardware that makes your iPad more fun and useful
  • Finding Wi-Fi connections and making the most of paid data plans
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789750990
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 4/23/2013
  • Series: Absolute Beginner's Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 365
  • Sales rank: 937,007
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Floyd Kelly is an author and blogger from Atlanta, Georgia. He has a B.A. in English (University of West Florida) and B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Florida State University). He has worked in technology for more than 15 years, including work as a technical trainer, a network systems administrator, and a technology outsourcing consultant. Jim has written books and articles on numerous subjects, including LEGO Robotics, building a CNC machine and a 3D printer, and open source software. When not writing books, he can usually be found tinkering in his workshop or spending time with his wife and two young boys.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How This Book Is Organized 3

Conventions Used in This Book 3

Let Me Know What You Think ..5

I Get Acquainted with iPad Hardware and iOS Basics

1 Overview of the iPad 7

What Is the iPad? 7

How Does the iPad Differ from Laptops and Desktops? 10

What Are the Benefits of an iPad? 12

What Are the iPad’s Weaknesses? 13

A Closer Look at the iPad Hardware 14

2 Overview of the iOS 19

Say Hello to iOS! .......19

What Is iOS? 27

Take a Quick Tour of iOS 29

Moving Apps and Creating Folders .35

Using Gestures with iOS 38

What About Typing? .39

3 iCloud and Settings .43

Customization and Backup .............43

Settings, Settings, Settings .............44

Take a Tour of Settings ...46

Fun and Easy Settings to Tweak ....54

The Power of iCloud .57

II Using the iPad’s Basic Productivity Apps

4 Contacts ....65

Say Hello to the Contacts App ......65

Adding a New Contact ...68

Send Message ...........78

FaceTime ...78

Share Contact ............79

Add to Favorites ........80

Settings Tweaks .........80

5 Notes and Reminders ....83

Takin’ Some Notes! ...84

Creating Notes .....86

Editing Notes ........88

Searching and Deleting Notes ..93

Using Reminders ........95

Choosing When You Want to Be Reminded 96

Setting Recurring Reminders ....98

Receiving Alerts ..101

6 The Calendar App ...........103

Check Your Schedule ....104

Create an Event .......110

Create a Recurring Event ........113

Add a New Calendar Category ...119

Importing Other Calendars ..........120

7 The Mail App 123

Configuring the Mail App .............124

Touring Mail .............126

Adding New Mailboxes ...........127

Flagging Emails ..129

Marking an Email as Unread ...129

Archiving and Trashing Email .130

Replying, Forwarding, and Printing ............131

Writing a New Email 132

Extra Features ..........132

Sending Attachments ....137

Other Email Apps ....141

Email Access with a Web Browser ..142

Mail Settings ............142

8 The Safari App .145

Opening Safari .........147

Touring Safari ...........150

Using the Share Feature 155

Bookmarks and Reading List ........158

iCloud Tabs ..............161

III Camera, Video, and Communication Apps

9 Apps for Photos and Videos ..... 163

Using Camera ..........164

Using Photo Booth ..170

The Photos App .......173

Editing Photos .........182

10 Apps for Instant Communication 187

The Messages App ..188

Using FaceTime .......197

11 Social Apps ....207

Installing Facebook and Twitter ...208

Built-in Integration ...211

Twitter and Facebook Resources .217

Facebook .............218

Twitter .218

IV Movies, Books, Music, and Apps

12 Apps for the iPad ............219

Exploring the App Store 220

Searching the App Store ..............225

Purchasing an App ..227

Good App Management ..............230

13 iBooks and the iBooks Store .... 235

Exploring iBooks ......236

Visiting the iBooks Store 240

Reading an eBook in the iBooks App .............242

Alternatives to iBooks ...251

14 Movies, Music, and More ...253

Exploring iTunes ......254

Listening to Music ...262

Using Playlists ..........263

15 Magazine, Newspaper, or Movie? 267

Exploring Newsstand ....268

Watching Movies and TV Shows .278

V Everything Else

16 Finding Things .281

Using Search ............282

Explore the Maps App ..286

Say Hello to Siri .......298

17 The Two iPad Centers ....303

Exploring the Notification Center 304

Configuring the Notification Center 309

Exploring the Game Center .........316

18 Charging and iPad Peripherals . 319

Peripherals and Add-Ons .............321

AirPrint Printers ...321

External Keyboard ....322

Cases ..323

Stands .324

AppleTV 326

Insurance .328

19 Eight Great Free Apps ...329

Skype .......331

Dropbox ..332

Evernote ..334

eBooks: Kindle and Nook .............335

Pocket ......337

Pandora ...338

Flipboard .340

iTunesU ....341

Finding More Free Apps ..............342

20 Eight Great Paid Apps ...343

GoodReader .............344

Pages .......345

PDFpen ....347

iDisplay ....348

Paper by FiftyThree .349

Clear .........352

iMovie ......354

Angry Birds (Anything) ..356

Finding More Paid Apps 357

TOC, 9780789750990, 3/14/2013

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