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iPad Made Simple

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Get the most out of your iPad with iPad Made Simple—learn all the key features, understand what’s new, and utilize dozens of time-saving tips and tricks. This book includes over 740 pages of easy-to-read instructions and over 1,000 carefully annotated screen shots to guide you to iPad mastery.

With iPad Made Simple, you’ll never be left wondering, “How did they do that?”

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Overview

Get the most out of your iPad with iPad Made Simple—learn all the key features, understand what’s new, and utilize dozens of time-saving tips and tricks. This book includes over 740 pages of easy-to-read instructions and over 1,000 carefully annotated screen shots to guide you to iPad mastery.

With iPad Made Simple, you’ll never be left wondering, “How did they do that?”

What you’ll learn

  • Get up to speed lightning fast with the easy-to-understand Quick Start Guide
  • Learn about useful accessories such as the iPad Keyboard Dock, camera connector, and VGA connector
  • Employ time-saving short cuts and hidden gems to help you organize your work and social life
  • Turn your iPad into an iPhone with the Skype app
  • Stay in touch with friends on Twitter and Facebook
  • Keep entertained with photo albums, videos, music, games, and much more
  • Browse, buy, and read with iBooks
  • Get productive with iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote)
  • Learn how to send and receive Faxes from your iPad
  • Learn how to view videos on the web and quickly navigate web pages
  • Organize, view, and share your photos and albums
  • Customize the Electronic Picture Display to make sure it shows exactly what you want and nothing more
  • Get a list of some great apps just for your from the App Store
  • How to squeeze every ounce of power from Mail, Calendar, and Contacts
  • Synchronize your iPod touch with Windows, Mac, Google, Exchange, MobileMe, and more

This book also includes over 60 pages dedicated to learning all the key features of iTunes on your computer. This is a must for anyone who really wants to tap the tremendous power of iTunes, including: create and manage normal and smart playlists, the genius feature, home sharing, searching for content, getting great free content from iTunes U, authorizing and de-authorizing computers, redeeming gift cards, loading your music CDs, importing movies from DVDs, getting album artwork, and much more.

Who this book is for

This book is for new iPad users, as well as seasoned iPhone or iPod Touch users who are ready to explore the new world of the iPad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430231295
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/30/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,139,180
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Mazo is vice president of Made Simple Learning and is a writer, a college professor, a gadget nut and an ordained rabbi. Gary joined Made Simple Learning in 2007 and has co-authored the last 13 books in the Made Simple series. Along with Martin and Kevin Michaluk from CrackBerry.com, Gary co-wrote CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse a book about BlackBerry addiction and how to get a grip on one's BlackBerry use. Gary also teaches writing, philosophy, technical writing and more at the University of Phoenix. Gary is a regular contributor to CrackBerry.com, writing product reviews and adding editorial content. He holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Brandeis University. Gary earned his master's in Hebrew letters as well as ordination as rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served congregations in Dayton, Ohio, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Gary is married to Gloria Schwartz Mazo and between them, they have six children. Gary can be reached at: gary@madesimplelearning.com.

Martin Trautschold is the founder and chief executive officer of Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry and Palm webOS books and video tutorials. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the mobile device training and software business since 2001. With Made Simple Learning, he has been helping to train thousands of BlackBerry users with short, to-the-point video tutorials. He has now co-authored 15 Made Simple guide books. Martin also co-founded, ran for three years, then sold a mobile device software company. Prior to this, Martin spent 15 years in technology and business consulting in the U.S. and Japan. He holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Martin and his wife, Julia, have three daughters. Martin enjoys rowing and cycling. He can be reached at martin@madesimplelearning.com.

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