iPad For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

The fast and easy way to get the most out of your iPad

This new edition of iPad For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of your iPad, presented in a straightforward-but-fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years. Clear instructions get you started with the basics, like setting up your iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, and synching your data. Next, you'll discover how to work in the iCloud, set up ...

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iPad For Dummies

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Overview

The fast and easy way to get the most out of your iPad

This new edition of iPad For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks to getting the most out of your iPad, presented in a straightforward-but-fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years. Clear instructions get you started with the basics, like setting up your iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, and synching your data. Next, you'll discover how to work in the iCloud, set up iTunes on your iPad, browse the Internet, send and receive e-mails, text with iMessage, download apps from the App Store, making video calls with FaceTime, work with Siri, import pictures, get organized with Reminders, find your way with Maps, and so much more. Written in plain English and complemented with full-color photographs that bring the information to life, iPad For Dummies helps even the most techno-phobic readers understand and master the iPad's myriad capabilities. Whether you're looking to curl up with a good iBook, stay connected on social media, capture photos and videos—or anything in between—everything you need is at your fingertips.

  • Bestselling For Dummies brand in full-color!
  • Written by a dynamic team, including the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today and the author of the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle
  • Enhanced with instructional videos and eBook supplements
  • Covers the portability, accessibility, and multi-functionality that make iPad popular for school, recreation, and work

If you're a new iPad user or have a bit of experience and want approachable information on the latest iOS software and iPad hardware, this friendly guide has you covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118727553
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 183,440
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Tech columnist for USA TODAY as well as the author of Macs For Dummies, 11th Edition. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Icons Used in This Book 2

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your iPad 3

Turning the iPad On and Off 4

Locking the iPad 4

Exploring the iPad’s Big Picture 5

The iPad as an iPod 5

The iPad as an Internet communications device 6

The iPad as an e-book reader 7

What do you need to use your iPad? 7

Touring the iPad’s Exterior 8

On the top edge 8

On the bottom edge 9

On the sides, front and back 10

Status bar 13

The iPad’s Stupendous Home Screen Icons 16

Chapter 2: Mastering Multitouch 21

Training Your Digits 22

Navigating beyond Home 23

The Incredible Virtual Keyboard 24

Discovering the special-use keys 26

Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 28

Editing mistakes 30

Select, cut, copy, and paste 31

Multitasking 33

Organizing Icons into Folders 35

Printing 35

Searching for Content 36

Conversing with Siri 37

Chapter 3: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad 39

Starting to Sync 40

Disconnecting the iPad 45

Synchronizing Your Data 46

iCloud 46

Contacts 47

Calendars 48

Mail accounts 49

Other 50

Synchronizing Your Media 50

Apps 51

Ringtones 52

Music, music videos, and voice memos 53

Movies 54

TV shows 55

Podcasts 56

iTunes U 57

Books 57

Photos 58

Using Notification Center 59

Chapter 4: Surfing and Sending: Web and Messaging 61

Surfin’ Dude 61

Exploring the browser 62

Blasting off into cyberspace 63

I Can See Clearly Now 65

Using the Reading List 67

Putting Reminders to Work 68

Setting Up Your E-Mail 70

Set up your account the easy way 70

Set up your account the less easy way 70

Sending E-Mail 71

Sending an all-text e-mail 71

Sending a photo in an e-mail 74

Replying to or forwarding an e-mail message 74

Working with Mail Messages 75

Reading messages 76

Managing messages 77

Doing the iMessage Thing 78

Chapter 5: Music, Movies, and Books 81

Introducing the iPod inside Your iPad 82

Introducing iTunes Radio 84

Playing with the Audio Controls 84

Using the Genius feature 89

Creating playlists 89

Finding Stuff to Watch 90

Playing Video 94

Chatting with a View: FaceTime 96

Shooting Photos and Video 98

Shopping for E-Books 99

Browsing the iBookstore 99

Searching the iBookstore 101

Buying a book from the iBookstore 101

Buying books beyond Apple 101

Finding free books outside the iBookstore 102

Reading a Book 103

Turn pages 103

Jump to a specific page 105

Go to table of contents 105

Add bookmarks 106

Change the type size and font 107

Search inside and outside a book 107

Perusing with Newsstand 108

Chapter 6: Gotta Love Those Apps! 109

Tapping the Magic of Apps 109

Using Your Computer to Find Apps 111

Browsing the iTunes App Store 112

Searching iTunes for an app 114

Finding details about an app 115

Downloading an app 116

Using Your iPad to Find Apps 117

Browsing the App Store on your iPad 117

Using the Search field 119

Finding details about an app 119

Downloading an app 120

Updating and re-downloading an app 121

Working with Apps 122

Deleting an app 122

Socializing with Social Media Apps 124

Game Center 125

Facebook 125

Myspace 128

Twitter 129

Chapter 7: Ten Worthwhile Accessories 131

Casing the iPad 132

Protecting the Screen 133

Exploring Physical Keyboards 133

Connecting a Camera 134

Connecting to a TV or Projector 134

Keeping a Spare Charger 135

Listening the Wired and Bluetooth Ways 136

Listening with Speakers 136

Docking with an Extender Cable 137

Keeping Your iPad Upright 137

Where to Go from Here 138

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  • Posted August 22, 2010

    Not compatible with Mac-- or iPad

    you must be kidding -- an e- book about an iPad not compatible with the nook or B&N software for iPad?

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Helpful And Complete

    This Dummies book is now on my reference shelf and I refer to it when I'm stuck or can't find an answer in the on-line materials. I've also loaned it to friends and family who refused to admit they needed a Dummies book .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2011

    Covers more details than the Users Manual

    This book is a comprehensive feature by feature description of the IPad 2. It even gives advice
    about accessories one may acquire such as covers, screen protectors, headphones, etc.
    I also found it useful as a reference book. Recommended..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Question and info

    Does this have iPad air and is this for iOS 7 iPads? Im saving up... which should I get? iPad mini or iPad mini retina display or iPad Air? Please answer to HorseRanger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    They do know the "I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!"

    Guess who wrote it. ME.
    Name-Becca


    By-Becca

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Get a pink ipad

    Kiss your hand three times, post this at three different books and check your pillow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Pandaman

    My advice column is here ask me anything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Rick

    Hi i know syblos

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Help

    Could you tell me how to do cursiclve and circled letters?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    To snowfall

    Ur a fu<_>ing who<_>re

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Snowfall

    Just fu.ck me allready

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Ipad rules

    Toatly like it with netflix awsome

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im saving up i have $114!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Great

    Comes in handy wen ur parents dont no how 2 eork it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    To the person who wrote "BELOW"

    You mean that you can only wach movies on Netflix, or can you also wach movies on DVD that you alredy know?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    DVDs?

    Can you play DVDs on the ipad?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Ipads

    Ipads are cool i wish i had one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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