My iPad (Covers iOS 6 on iPad 2 and iPad 3rd generation)

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Overview

The iPad is a unique and totally revolutionary devise in many ways. The iPad is a tablet computer featuring multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. The iPad like the iTouch uses a Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically ...
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Overview

The iPad is a unique and totally revolutionary devise in many ways. The iPad is a tablet computer featuring multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. The iPad like the iTouch uses a Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically re-orient the screen display to match the orientation of the iPad, such as switching to landscape view when the user rotates the iPad 90 degrees when watching video. All iPad models include the applications Music, iWork, Videos, Photos, iTunes, iBook (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store and book store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. My iPad, will include necessary coverage of iTunes and iBook to enable readers to manage the content on their iPad as well as purchase applications and customizing settings. In addition, readers will learn how to use every feature of their iPad and receive expert advice on topics like customizing, running apps, using peripheral devices and more. This edition has been updated to include coverage on the latest iOS6 features.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789750334
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 950,510
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts. CleverMedia’s largest site, MacMost.com, 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, MacMost.com 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.

Website: http://garyrosenzweig.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rosenz
More iPad Tutorials and Book Updates: http://macmost.com/ipadguide/

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Three Generations of iPads 4
Identifying Your iPad 4
iOS 6 5
The iPad Buttons and Switches 6
The Home Button 6
The Wake/Sleep Button 7
The Volume Control 8
The Side Switch 8
Orientation and Movement 9
Screen Gestures 9
Tapping and Touching 10
Pinching 10
Dragging and Flicking 10
Pull Down and Release Update 11
Four-Finger Gestures 11
iPad Screens 11
The Lock Screen 11
The Home Screen 12
An App Screen 13
The Search Screen 13
The Settings Screen 14
Interacting with Your iPad 15
Common Interface Elements 15
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 17
Dictating Text 18
Editing Text 19
Copy and Paste 21
Using Siri 22
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 27
Changing Your Wallpaper 28
Getting Details About Your iPad 30
Setting Alert Sounds 32
Password Protecting Your iPad 34
Setting Parental Restrictions 36
Setting Side Switch Functionality 38
Setting Your Date and Time 39
Modifying Keyboard Settings 40
Changing Safari Settings 42
Changing Music Settings 43
Notification Center Settings 44
More Settings 46
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 49
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 50
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection 52
Syncing with iTunes 54
Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information 57
Syncing Apps 59
Syncing Documents 60
Syncing Music 62
Syncing Photos 64
Syncing Using iCloud 66
Keeping Your iPad Up-to-Date 68
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 71
Playing a Song 72
Building a Playlist 75
Making iTunes Purchases 77
Downloading Podcasts 81
Playing Video 83
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 85
Home Sharing 86
Chapter 5 Reading Books 89
Buying a Book from Apple 90
Reading a Book 92
Using Reading Aids 94
Adding Notes and Highlights 95
Adding Bookmarks 97
Organizing Your Books 98
Using iBooks Alternatives 100
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 103
Adding a Contact 104
Searching for a Contact 106
Working with Contacts 107
Creating a Calendar Event 108
Using Calendar Views 111
Day View 111
Week View 112
Month View 113
List View 114
Creating Notes 115
Setting Reminders 117
Setting Clock Alarms 119
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 123
Browsing to a URL 124
Searching the Web 125
Viewing Web Pages 128
Returning to Previously Visited Websites 130
Bookmarking Websites 132
Deleting Your Bookmarks 133
Delete a Single Bookmark 134
Another Way to Delete Bookmarks 134
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 135
Building a Reading List 136
Filling in Web Forms 138
Opening Multiple Web Pages 140
Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 141
Using Images from Web Pages 142
Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader 143
Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 145
Configuring Your Email 146
Reading Your Email 149
Composing a New Message 150
Creating a Signature 152
Deleting and Moving Messages 153
Searching Email 154
Configuring How Email Is Received 154
More Email Settings 156
Setting Up Messaging 157
Conversing with Messages 158
Setting Up Twitter 160
Following People on Twitter 161
How to Tweet 162
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 165
Taking Photos 166
Using Photo Booth 168
Browsing Your Photos 170
Editing Photos 171
Sharing Photos 173
Viewing Albums 175
Creating Albums 176
Creating a Slideshow 177
Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 178
Capturing the Screen 180
Deleting Photos 181
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto 183
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto 186
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto 187
Sharing Photos with iPhoto 188
Creating Online Journals with iPhoto 189
Chapter 10 Recording Video 195
Shooting Video 196
Trimming Video Clips 198
Combining Clips in iMovie 199
Editing Transitions in iMovie 203
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 205
Adding Video Titles in iMovie 208
Setting Up FaceTime 209
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 211
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 212
Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 215
Creating a New Document 216
Styling Text 218
Reusing Styles 221
Formatting Text 222
Creating Lists 224
Column Layouts 226
Inserting Images 227
Using Shapes in Documents 230
Creating Tables 231
Creating Charts 233
Document Setup 235
Sharing and Printing Documents 236
Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 239
Creating a New Spreadsheet 240
Totaling Columns 244
Averaging Columns 245
Performing Calculations 249
Formatting Tables 250
Formatting Cells 250
Formatting Whole Tables 253
Using Headers and Footers 254
Creating Forms 255
Creating Charts 258
Using Multiple Tables 260
Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 267
Building a Simple Presentation 268
Building Your Own Slide 270
Adding Transitions 274
Magic Move 275
Object Transitions 277
Organizing Slides 279
Playing Your Presentation 281
Presenting on an External Display 282
Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 285
Finding a Location 286
Searching for Places and Things 288
Getting Directions 289
Setting Bookmarks 292
Using Views 294
Using Satellite View 294
Using 3D View 296
Getting Traffic Reports 298
Chapter 15 The World of Apps 301
Purchasing an App 302
Arranging Apps on Your iPad 305
Creating App Folders 306
Viewing Currently Running Apps 307
Quitting Apps 308
Finding Good Apps 309
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 311
Getting Help with Apps 313
Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 317
Using Facebook 318
Using iTap VNC 320
Using GoodReader 322
Using NewsRack 325
Using Flipboard 328
Adding a Dictionary 331
Using Skype for iPad 332
Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 334
Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote 338
Handwriting Notes 341
Using Epicurious 343
Other Useful Apps 345
Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 349
Composing Music with GarageBand 350
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 353
Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 355
Using Game Center 356
iPad Games and Entertainment 358
Air Hockey 358
Highborn HD 359
Harbor Master HD 360
Angry Birds HD 360
Galcon Fusion 361
Plants vs. Zombies HD 362
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 362
Scrabble for iPad 363
Fieldrunners for iPad 363
Real Racing 2 HD 364
Gold Strike 364
Word Spy 365
Comics 366
Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand 366
Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 369
Printing from Your iPad 370
iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case 372
Power Accessories and Docks 373
Video Output Adapters 375
Apple VGA Adapter 375
Apple Digital AV Adapter 376
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV 377
Apple Wireless Keyboard 378
Protecting Your iPad 381
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit 383
Index 387
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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    Great Reference and User Guide for your iPad

    It has been said many times already, but it's worth repeating: iPad is one of the most revolutionary devices that have come around in years. On the surface it seem like a cross between a tablet PC, a net book and an iPod, but comparing it to any one of these other devices doesn't do the full justice. iPad is truly revolutionizing how we approach the use of computers, and it is bound to have an impact on all of the other computing devices. iPad is an always-on, easily accessible and intuitive computing platform. Even though the ease of use is one of its hallmarks, if you have never used an iPod or an iPhone you may have some initial difficulties with using it.

    The new iPad has been a major improvement on the original iPad concept, and a significant change over iPad 2, especially when it comes to graphical abilities. Whatever version of iPad you use, however, many of the fundamental tasks are still the same. Nonetheless, there are some important changes that need to be pointed out and dealt with according to the product version.

    "My iPad" aims to take away the mystery behind iPad and help you make the most of it. The book is written in an extremely accessible and to-the-point style, and from the very outset it takes you straight to the actual demonstrations of how to achieve certain actions on your iPad. It helps you navigate the plethora of settings and adjustment options, and tries to make sense of them. This is in fact one of the book's greatest strengths - it is not just a bag of tricks, but also a clear and lucid explanation of the rationale behind every design option on your iPad (both hardware and software). The book also covers some of the most important and useful general iPad apps (both paid and free), such as maps, Keynote, Numbers and Pages, as well some apps that take the full advantage of iPad 2's or the new iPad's capabilities, like iMovie. It also gives a short list of some other cool aps with a brief description of each. Even seasoned iPhone or iPad users will find many valuable tips and insights, and the book is a valuable reference for the long term use.

    The book covers iOS 5.1, which is as of this writing the most current version of iOS. However, Apple just made an announcement that iOS 6 is coming in the fall of this year (2012). For the most part that version of iOS will be more or less the same as this one, but if you really want to take the advantage of the new features, and are not planning on getting an iPad for a few more months, you may want to wait for another addition of this book or get another book that deals with that version of iOS when it becomes available.

    I also enjoyed the format of the book. The book is large, well presented, and easily navigable. The illustrations and screenshots are fairly large and very clear and they help to illustrate all the relevant material. It is a very intuitive guide for a very intuitive device.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    I wuv dat goddon ipad

    It good in no limit way........you don betta gidit. does games and dem cool apps. Oh yo mamma don ask fo such a dang thingy you best be gidat tingy.apple so coo.by golly dat stevy gotis brain uvis own.oo lah lah

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Aj

    I do nit have a i pad but who wants to be my bff come

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Cool yo

    In girl scouts i can win an ipad by selling an amount of cookies a nook is rad though. Play mine craft i play sometimes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Good choice

    It is nice to nave the Ipad and the nook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    King

    It is my IPad and my !!!!!

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