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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad 2 photos that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPad 2 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad 2.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and 3G networks

• Take video with the front and rear camera

• Video chat with your friends

• Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices

• Synchronize data between your computer and iPad

• Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos

• Surf the Web and email

• Download apps to make your iPad even more useful

• Create documents and spreadsheets

• Build and display presentations

• Find locations and get directions

• Find the best games

• Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749116
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, and podcasts. CleverMedia’s largest site,, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Guide to Switching to the Mac, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3

The iPad Buttons and Switches 4

The Home Button 4

The Wake/Sleep Button 5

The Volume Control 6

The Side Switch 6

Orientation and Movement 7

Screen Gestures 7

Tapping and Touching 8

Pinching 8

Dragging and Flicking 8

Four-Finger Gestures 9

iPad Screens 9

The Lock Screen 9

The Home Screen 10

An App Screen 11

The Search Screen 11

The Settings Screen 12

Interacting with Your iPad 13

Common Interface Elements 13

Using the On-Screen Keyboard 15

Editing Text 16

Copy and Paste 17

Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 21

Changing Your Wallpaper 22

Getting Details About Your iPad 24

Setting Alert Sounds 26

Password Protecting Your iPad 28

Setting Parental Restrictions 30

Setting Side Switch Functionality 32

Setting Your Date and Time 33

Modifying Keyboard Settings 34

Changing Safari Settings 36

Changing Music Settings 37

Notification Center Settings 38

More Settings 39

Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 41

Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 42

Setting Up Your 3G Connection 44

Syncing with iTunes 46

Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information . . . .48

Syncing Apps 50

Syncing Documents 51

Syncing Music 52

Syncing Photos 53

Syncing Using iCloud 55

Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 59

Playing a Song 60

Building a Playlist 63

Making iTunes Purchases 65

Downloading Podcasts 69

Playing Video 72

Viewing YouTube Videos 74

Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 76

Home Sharing 77

Chapter 5 Reading Books. 81

Buying a Book from Apple 82

Reading a Book 85

Using Reading Aids 87

Adding Notes and Highlights 89

Adding Bookmarks 91

Organizing Your Books 92

Using iBooks Alternatives 94

Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 97

Adding a Contact 98

Searching for a Contact 100

Working with Contacts 101

Creating a Calendar Event 102

Using Calendar Views 105

Day View 105

Week View 106

Month View 107

List View 108

Creating Notes 109

Setting Reminders 111

Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 115

Browsing to a URL 116

Searching the Web 117

Viewing Web Pages 119

Returning to Previously Visited Websites 122

Bookmarking Websites 124

Delete Your Bookmarks 125

Delete a Single Bookmark 126

Another Way to Delete Bookmarks 126

Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 127

Filling in Web Forms 128

Opening Multiple Web Pages 131

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 132

Using Images from Web Pages 133

Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader 134

Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 137

Configuring Your Email 138

Reading Your Email 141

Composing a New Message 142

Creating a Signature 143

Deleting and Moving Messages 144

Searching Email 145

Configuring How Email Is Received 146

More Email Settings 147

Setting Up Messaging 148

Conversing with Messages 149

Setting Up Twitter 151

Following People on Twitter 152

How to Tweet 153

Chapter 9 Taking and Viewing Photos 155

Taking Photos 155

Using Photo Booth 158

Browsing Your Photos 160

Editing Photos 162

Sharing Photos 164

Viewing Albums 166

Creating Albums 167

Creating a Slideshow 168

Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 169

Capturing the Screen 171

Deleting Photos 172

Chapter 10 Recording Video 175

Shooting Video 176

Trimming Video Clips 178

Combining Clips in iMovie 179

Editing Transitions in iMovie 183

Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 185

Adding Video Titles in iMovie 188

Creating a FaceTime Account 189

Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 191

Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 193

Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 197

Creating a New Document 198

Styling Text 200

Reusing Styles 203

Formatting Text 204

Creating Lists 206

Column Layouts 208

Inserting Images 209

Using Shapes in Documents 212

Creating Tables 213

Creating Charts 215

Document Setup 217

Sharing and Printing Documents 218

Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 221

Creating a New Spreadsheet 222

Totaling Columns 226

Averaging Columns 227

Performing Calculations 231

Formatting Tables 232

Formatting Cells 232

Formatting Whole Tables 235

Using Headers and Footers 236

Creating Forms 237

Creating Charts 240

Using Multiple Tables 242

Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 249

Building a Simple Presentation 250

Building Your Own Slide 252

Adding Transitions 256

Magic Move 257

Object Transitions 259

Organizing Slides 261

Playing Your Presentation 263

Presenting on an External Display 264

Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 269

Finding a Location 270

Searching for Places and Things 272

Getting Directions 273

Setting Bookmarks 275

Using Views 277

Using Satellite View 277

Using Street View 279

Getting Traffic Reports 281

Chapter 15 The World of Apps 283

Purchasing an App 284

Arranging Apps on Your iPad 287

Creating App Folders 288

Viewing Currently Running Apps 289

Finding Good Apps 290

Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 292

Getting Help with Apps 294

Telling Friends About Apps 295

Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 299

Using iTap VNC 300

Using Bento 302

Using GoodReader 305

Using NewsRack 307

Using Flipboard 311

Using OmniGraffle 313

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus 315

Using MindNode 317

Using Skype for iPad 319

Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 321

Talking to Your iPad 325

Recording Voice Memos 327

Handwriting Notes 329

Using Epicurious 331

Other Useful Apps 333

Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 337

Composing Music with GarageBand 338

Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 341

Reading Comics 343

Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 344

Using Game Center 346

Playing iPad Games 348

Air Hockey 348

Highborn 349

Harbor Master 350

Angry Birds 350

Galcon Fusion 351

Plants vs. Zombies 352

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 352

Scrabble 353

Field Runners 353

Real Racing 2 HD 354

Gold Strike 354

Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 357

Printing from Your iPad 358

iPad Smart Cover 361

Apple iPad 2 Dock 362

Apple Video Output Adapters 363

Dock to VGA Adapter 363

Digital AV Adapters 364

Apple Wireless Keyboard 365

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock 368

Power/Dock Accessories 369

Protecting Your iPad 370

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit 372

Index 375

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    Is it a book

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

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    It helped quite a bit

    While I have had the iPad for several months, it helped me become more familiar in several areas I was not real familiar with. I was not aware how to perform some functions and this book helped me make better use in certain areas. I will continue to consult it. It was worth the money for me.

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