iPad: The Missing Manual

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Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple’s new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner’s manual up to the task. That’s where this bestselling guide comes in. You’ll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business.

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Overview

Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple’s new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner’s manual up to the task. That’s where this bestselling guide comes in. You’ll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Take tap lessons. Become an expert ‘Padder with the new iPad Air, the iPad Mini with Retina display, or any earlier iPad.
  • Take your media with you. Enjoy your entire media library—music, photos, movies, TV shows, books, games, and podcasts.
  • Surf like a maniac. Hit the Web with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network.
  • Run the show. Control essential iPad functions instantly by opening the Control Center from any screen.
  • Beam files to friends. Wirelessly share files with other iOS 7 users with AirDrop.
  • Get creative with free iLife apps. Edit photos with iPhoto, videos with iMovie, and make music with GarageBand.
  • Get to work. Use the iPad’s free iWork suite, complete with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps.
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5 TIPS FOR IOS7 ON YOUR IPAD

1. Get “Today” In Order
The new Today screen in iOS 7 presents a summary of your daily schedule when you swipe down from the top edge of the iPad’s screen. If you want to change what you see there, say, to hide your Reminders to the list or show a sneak peek of tomorrow, just tap Settings > Notification Center and make adjustments in the Today View area.

2. Take Control of Common Settings
Swiping down from the top of the iPad’s screen brings the Today screen and a list of your other notifications and alerts, but swiping up from the bottom of the screen summons the Control Center in iOS 7. Here, you can quickly get to a set of music playback controls, turn on the iPad’s networking functions, call up the camera, turn on the new AirDrop feature so you can beam photos to other iOS 7 users, or even get to the AirPlay settings for streaming videos to your Apple TV. But if you find the Control Center pops up to easily when you accidentally brush the bottom edge of the screen during a game or presentation, you can restrict it to appearing only on the Home screen. Just tap Settings > Control Center > Access Within Apps > Off.

3. Play With Pictures
You can do even more with your pictures on the iPad in iOS 7. The new Camera app now offers the ability to shoot in the high dynamic range mode to create photos with a wider array of light and dark tones within the same image—which makes for pictures where you can see more detail within the shot. You can also snap photos in the Instagram-inspired square format. And what’s a square-cropped photo without a fancy filter? Just open a picture in the Photos app, tap the edit button and then tap the Filters icon to see nine different effects you can apply to the image.

4. Fine-Tune Your iTunes Radio Stations
Want to discover new sounds without breaking the bank? Tap into iTunes Radio in the iOS 7 Music app. Here, you can listen to several of Apple’s pre-fab themed collections or create your own streaming station. Tap the New Station button on the screen and pick a style of music to get started. You can fine-tune your station on the Now Playing screen — just tap the star icon as a song plays to tell iTunes Radio if you want to hear more tracks like this or to never play this song again; you can also add the current selection to your iTunes wish list. Want the song right now? Tap the price tag in the corner of the screen to make it so.

5. Make iOS 7 Easier to Read
Apple gave the iPad’s operating system a significant visual overhaul with iOS 7, but if you find the new, thinner font harder to read, you can thicken it up yourself. Just tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Bold Text > On. If that’s not enough for your eyes, this same settings screen also allows you to make the type larger in certain apps and increase the contrast on some hard-to-read backgrounds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449341800
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/2/2013
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 128,893
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J.D. Biersdorfer is the best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Maunal, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Chapter 1: Set Up Your iPad

Chapter 2: Tour Your Tablet

Chapter 3: Interact with Your iPad

Chapter 4: Get Online

Chapter 5: Surf the Web

Chapter 6: Keep in Touch with Email and Messaging

Chapter 7: Organize Your Life With the iPad’s Apps

Chapter 8: Shop the App Store

Chapter 9: Read iBooks and ePeriodicals

Chapter 10: Play Games

Chapter 11: Get Productive with iWork

Chapter 12: Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud

Chapter 13: Manage and Play Music and Other Audio

Chapter 14: Watch, Create, and Edit Videos

Chapter 15: View, Shoot, Edit, and Manage Photos

Chapter 16: Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud

iPad Settings

iPad Troubleshooting and Care

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    :-(

    I think that my ipad is broken

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    Posted January 3, 2013

    What

    Rip off

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Up to 64............i think

    I think it holds up to 64 GB.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    How many GB?

    How many gigabytes can an ipad 2 hold?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Funny you should ask

    because I have not received it yet. and it has not even been shipped yet.

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