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My iPad® mini

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My iPad® mini

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

Help: when you run into iPad mini problems or limitations.

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

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

Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks

Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad mini

Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands

Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad mini

Video chat with your friends using Skype and FaceTime

Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices

Use Dictation to create notes, emails, text messages, search the Internet, and more

Use iCloud to synchronize data between your devices

Watch movies, TV shows, or home videos

Surf the Web, and send and receive email

Download apps to make your iPad mini even more useful

Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging

Stay organized with the Calendar app

Use Pages and Numbers to create documents and spreadsheets

Use Keynote to build and display presentations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789748768
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,441,183
  • 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, apps, 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

1 Getting Started 3

The Evolving iPad 4

Generations of iPads 4

iOS 6 5

The iPad mini's 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 mini 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 mini 15

Common Interface Elements 15

Using the On-Screen Keyboard 17

Dictating Text 18

Editing Text 19

Copy and Paste 21

Using Siri 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 iPad mini Accessories 369

Printing from Your iPad mini 370

iPad mini Smart Cover 372

Power Accessories and Docks 373

Video Output Adapters 375

Lightning to VGA Adapter 375

Lightning Digital AV Adapter 376

AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV 377

Apple Wireless Keyboard 378

SD Card and USB Adapters 381

Index 383

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