My New iPad: A User's Guide

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The new iPad is cute. It's loveable. It's fun to play with. But it can also be a bit mysterious.

My New iPad is your guide to getting the most from Apple's latest magical creation. Best-selling author Wallace Wang's patient, step-by-step instructions will have you using your new iPad to:

  • Find your way ...
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The new iPad is cute. It's loveable. It's fun to play with. But it can also be a bit mysterious.

My New iPad is your guide to getting the most from Apple's latest magical creation. Best-selling author Wallace Wang's patient, step-by-step instructions will have you using your new iPad to:

  • Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
  • Get organized with the Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts apps
  • Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
  • Use dictation and keyboard shortcuts to save time typing
  • Listen to music, read ebooks and magazines, and take photos and videos
  • Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
  • Shop on iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, magazines, and books
  • Set parental controls, use a secret passcode, and encrypt your backups for maximum privacy

And so much more. You'll even learn top-secret touch gestures to help make the most of your iPad. Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593274290
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 780,271
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, My New iPhone, and Steal This Computer Book (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Praise for the My New™ series;
Praise for My New™ iPad;
Praise for My New™ Mac;
How This Book Is Organized;
Basic Training;
Chapter 1: Turning Your iPad On and Off;
1.1 What You'll Be Using;
1.2 Turning On Your iPad;
1.3 Turning Off Your iPad;
1.4 Putting Your iPad to Sleep;
1.5 Putting Your iPad to Sleep Automatically;
1.6 Waking Up Your iPad from Sleep Mode;
1.7 Turning Airplane Mode On and Off;
1.8 Additional Ideas for Turning Your iPad On and Off;
Chapter 2: Charging and Conserving Battery Power;
2.1 What You'll Be Using;
2.2 Recharging an iPad;
2.3 Turning Off Push Accounts;
2.4 Turning Off Location Services;
2.5 Turning Off Notifications;
2.6 Dimming Screen Brightness;
2.7 Turning Off Bluetooth;
2.8 Monitoring Battery Life;
2.9 Additional Ideas for Conserving Power;
Chapter 3: Using Your iPad's Physical and Virtual Controls;
3.1 What You'll Be Using;
3.2 Viewing the Home Screen;
3.3 Adjusting the Volume;
3.4 Multitasking with the Home Button;
3.5 Configuring the Silent/Screen Rotation Lock Switch;
3.6 Muting the Volume or Locking the Screen Rotation Without the Side Switch;
3.7 Adjusting the Screen Brightness;
3.8 Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad;
Chapter 4: Controlling the iPad User Interface;
4.1 What You'll Be Using;
4.2 Using the Multi-Touch Screen;
4.3 Multitasking Gestures;
4.4 Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad;
Chapter 5: Using and Customizing the Virtual Keyboard;
5.1 What You'll Be Using;
5.2 Displaying Different Virtual Keyboards;
5.3 Typing on a Virtual Keyboard;
5.4 Selecting, Copying, and Cutting Text;
5.5 Spellchecking;
5.6 Customizing the Virtual Keyboard;
5.7 Typing Foreign Characters;
5.8 Turning Off Audible Keyboard Clicks;
5.9 Docking and Splitting the Keyboard;
5.10 Additional Ideas for Using the Virtual Keyboard;
Chapter 6: Using Dictation and Keyboard Shorcuts;
6.1 What You'll Be Using;
6.2 Typing with Voice Dictation;
6.3 Using Shortcuts;
6.4 Creating Your Own Shortcuts;
6.5 Additional Ideas for Using Shortcuts and Voice Dictation;
Making the Most of Your iPad;
Chapter 7: Customizing the Home Screen;
7.1 What You'll Be Using;
7.2 Rearranging Icons on the Home Screen;
7.3 Putting Apps on the Dock;
7.4 Modifying the Wallpaper;
7.5 Additional Ideas for Customizing Your Home Screen;
Chapter 8: Using Parental Controls;
8.1 What You'll Be Using;
8.2 Blocking iPad Features;
8.3 Filtering Content;
8.4 Disabling Restrictions;
8.5 Additional Ideas for Using Restrictions on Your iPad;
Chapter 9: Protecting Your Privacy;
9.1 What You'll Be Using;
9.2 Setting (or Removing) a Passcode;
9.3 Defining When to Ask for a Passcode;
9.4 Erasing Data After 10 Incorrect Passcodes;
9.5 Additional Ideas for Protecting Your iPad;
Chapter 10: Setting Up an Internet Connection;
10.1 What You'll Be Using;
10.2 Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection;
10.3 Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network;
10.4 Connecting to a 4G Cellular Network;
10.5 Canceling (or Switching) a Cellular Data Plan;
10.6 Turning Your iPad Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot;
10.7 Additional Ideas for Connecting to the Internet;
Chapter 11: Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps;
11.1 What You'll Be Using;
11.2 Finding Apps on Your iPad;
11.3 Installing an App;
11.4 Finding Apps in iTunes;
11.5 Updating Apps on the iPad;
11.6 Deleting Apps from the iPad;
11.7 Running iPhone Apps on the iPad;
11.8 Additional Ideas for Installing and Uninstalling Apps;
Getting on the Internet;
Chapter 12: Browsing with Safari;
12.1 What You'll Be Using;
12.2 Navigating Safari;
12.3 Searching in Safari;
12.4 Opening a Link in a New Tab;
12.5 Managing a Reading List;
12.6 Emailing a Web Page Link;
12.7 Copying a Graphic Image from a Web Page;
12.8 Printing a Web Page;
12.9 Additional Ideas for Browsing the Internet;
Chapter 13: Using Bookmarks with Safari;
13.1 What You'll Be Using;
13.2 Using the History Window;
13.3 Adding and Managing Bookmarks;
13.4 Saving a Website as a Home Screen Icon;
13.5 Creating Folders in the Bookmarks Window;
13.6 Additional Ideas for Bookmarking Favorite Websites;
Chapter 14: Setting Up an Email Account;
14.1 What You'll Be Using;
14.2 Setting Up an Email Account Automatically;
14.3 Setting Up an Email Account Manually;
14.4 Customizing Mail Accounts;
14.5 Modifying and Deleting an Email Account;
14.6 Additional Ideas for Setting Up and Customizing Email Accounts;
Chapter 15: Reading, Organizing, and Sending Email;
15.1 What You'll Be Using;
15.2 Reading Email;
15.3 Moving a Message to a Folder;
15.4 Replying to, Forwarding, or Printing an Email Message;
15.5 Writing a New Message;
15.6 Searching Email;
15.7 Viewing Multiple Email Accounts;
15.8 Additional Ideas for Reading, Organizing, and Sending Messages;
Video, Music, Photos, and Ebooks;
Chapter 16: Transferring Songs, Videos, and Other Stuff to Your iPad;
16.1 What You'll Be Using;
16.2 Importing Files to iTunes on Your Computer;
16.3 Transferring Music to Your iPad;
16.4 Synchronizing Podcasts;
16.5 Transferring Movies and TV Shows to Your iPad;
16.6 Synchronizing Photos;
16.7 Importing Ebooks into Your iPad;
16.8 Synchronizing Contacts;
16.9 Synchronizing Appointments;
16.10 Synchronizing Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks;
16.11 Synchronizing with iTunes over Wi-Fi;
16.12 Additional Ideas for Syncing Data;
Chapter 17: Shopping on iTunes and the iBookstore;
17.1 What You'll Be Using;
17.2 Shopping for Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks;
17.3 Shopping for iBooks;
17.4 Shopping for Digital Magazines;
17.5 Additional Ideas for Shopping Online;
Chapter 18: Listening to Music;
18.1 What You'll Be Using;
18.2 Finding a Song to Play;
18.3 Controlling a Song;
18.4 Displaying Album Art;
18.5 Finding a Song by Genre or Composer;
18.6 Searching for Any Audio File;
18.7 Additional Ideas for Listening to Audio Files;
Chapter 19: Watching Video Podcasts, iTunes U Classes, and YouTube Videos;
19.1 What You'll Be Using;
19.2 Choosing a Video;
19.3 Viewing a Video File;
19.4 Choosing a YouTube Video;
19.5 Viewing a YouTube Video;
19.6 Searching for a YouTube Video;
19.7 Additional Ideas for Watching Videos;
Chapter 20: Reading Ebooks;
20.1 What You'll Be Using;
20.2 Opening (and Closing) an Ebook;
20.3 Turning the Pages of an Ebook;
20.4 Searching for Text;
20.5 Using Bookmarks;
20.6 Making Ebooks Easier to Read;
20.7 Additional Ideas for Reading Ebooks;
Chapter 21: Photos, Videos, and FaceTime;
21.1 What You'll Be Using;
21.2 Taking Pictures;
21.3 Using Photo Booth;
21.4 Setting Up FaceTime;
21.5 Making a FaceTime Call;
21.6 Additional Ideas for Using the Cameras;
Chapter 22: Viewing, Using, and Sharing Photographs;
22.1 What You'll Be Using;
22.2 Viewing Pictures;
22.3 Navigating Through Pictures;
22.4 Creating a Slideshow;
22.5 Sending Pictures by Email;
22.6 Assigning a Picture to a Contact;
22.7 Viewing and Trimming Videos;
22.8 Additional Ideas for Using Your Pictures;
Organizing Yourself;
Chapter 23: Jotting Down Notes;
23.1 What You'll Be Using;
23.2 Typing a Note;
23.3 Creating New Notes;
23.4 Navigating Through Your Notes;
23.5 Sending a Note by Email;
23.6 Deleting a Note;
23.7 Additional Ideas for Typing Notes;
Chapter 24: Staying on Track with Reminders;
24.1 What You'll Be Using;
24.2 Creating a Reminder;
24.3 Creating a Reminder for a Specific Date;
24.4 Editing Your Reminders;
24.5 Searching for a Reminder;
24.6 Deleting or Completing a Reminder;
24.7 Creating a Reminder List;
24.8 Storing Items in a Reminder List;
24.9 Deleting a Reminder List;
24.10 Additional Ideas for Reminders;
Chapter 25: Keeping Contact Information;
25.1 What You'll Be Using;
25.2 Viewing Contact Information;
25.3 Adding a New Contact;
25.4 Editing (or Deleting) a Contact;
25.5 Sending Contact Information by Email;
25.6 Sending Email to a Contact;
25.7 Getting Directions to a Contact;
25.8 Additional Ideas for Using Contacts;
Chapter 26: Using the Calendar;
26.1 What You'll Be Using;
26.2 Understanding Calendar Views;
26.3 Setting an Appointment;
26.4 Editing (or Deleting) an Appointment;
26.5 Searching for an Appointment;
26.6 Viewing and Managing Multiple Calendars;
26.7 Additional Ideas for Using Calendars;
Chapter 27: Using Maps;
27.1 What You'll Be Using;
27.2 Viewing a Map;
27.3 Changing the Appearance of a Map;
27.4 Finding Your Current Location;
27.5 Using the Compass;
27.6 Finding Places on a Map;
27.7 Bookmarking Favorite Locations;
27.8 Getting Directions;
27.9 Additional Ideas for Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps;
Chapter 28: Searching Your iPad with Spotlight;
28.1 What You'll Be Using;
28.2 Searching with Spotlight;
28.3 Customizing Spotlight;
28.4 Additional Ideas for Searching with Spotlight;
Additional Tips;
Chapter 29: Making Your iPad Accessible;
29.1 What You'll Be Using;
29.2 Improving the Visual Quality of the Screen;
29.3 Turning On VoiceOver;
29.4 Turning On Closed Captioning and Mono Audio;
29.5 Turning Accessibility Features On and Off;
29.6 Additional Ideas for Making Your iPad Accessible;
Chapter 30: Using Foreign Languages;
30.1 What You'll Be Using;
30.2 Switching the iPad's Default Language;
30.3 Defining a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard;
30.4 Using a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard;
30.5 Additional Ideas for Using Foreign Languages on Your iPad;
Chapter 31: The Best iPad Apps;
31.1 What You'll Be Using;
31.2 Office Productivity Apps;
31.3 News and Information;
31.4 Painting and Drawing Apps;
31.5 Entertainment Apps;
31.6 Additional Ideas for Using Apps;
Chapter 32: Troubleshooting Your iPad;
32.1 What You'll Be Using;
32.2 An App Is Frozen;
32.3 Your iPad Runs Sluggishly or Freezes;
32.4 iTunes Won't Recognize Your iPad;
32.5 Your iPad Cannot Access the Internet;
32.6 Restoring Your iPad;
32.7 Resetting Everything;
32.8 Resetting the Keyboard Dictionary;
32.9 Resetting Location Services;
32.10 Finding a Stolen or Lost iPad;
32.11 Additional Ideas for Troubleshooting Your iPad;

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