Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes [NOOK Book]

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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use your iPad 2 to get online, get apps, use the Web, manage email, use maps, books, photos, music, video–anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it...

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Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use your iPad 2 to get online, get apps, use the Web, manage email, use maps, books, photos, music, video–anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it right the first time!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Use FaceTime for personal video phone calls and conferences
  • Take photos and make video clips with the front-facing and rear-facing cameras
  • Manage settings for the iPad 2
  • Use iTunes to buy and synchronize multimedia—music, videos, movies, documents and more—between the computer and the iPad 2
  • Hook up to external devices such as a camera, a presentation screen, TV, or HDTV.
  • Use Safari to access the Web
  • Use email of many kinds, including Gmail, with and without a live connection
  • Manage personal information with the Calendar, Contacts, and Notes
  • Use the Maps app for local searches and navigation
  • Get full-screen iPad apps, as well as iPhone-sized apps from the App Store
  • Use iBooks and the iBooks Store
  • Get and play music on iPad
  • Use the iWork apps for creating presentations and working with numbers

Category: iPad

Covers: Apple Digital Media

User Level: Beginning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132811231
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Bud Smith is one of the most experienced and prolific authors writing about technology today. He has been on the cutting edge of technology introductions from the Intel 80386 microprocessor in the mid-1980s, to cutting-edge coverage of Web authoring in the 1990s, and the iPad 2 and the latest version of Facebook today. Bud has also written about climate change and planning and installing green roofs.

Bud’s most recent title before this one is Sams Teach Yourself Facebook for Business in 10 Minutes, with in-depth coverage of the new fan page and other features that give businesses a voice on Facebook.

Bud began writing computer books back in 1984, the year of the iconic 1984 television commercial for the Macintosh. An early success was the Computer Buyer’s Guide for Que, covering the then-latest and greatest in computer hardware and software. His books have sold more than a million copies in total.

Bud continues to work as a writer, project manager, and marketer to help people get the most out of technology as it advances. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, participating in environmental causes when he’s not working on one of his many technology-related projects.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Introducing iPad 2 7

The iPad 2 Inside and Out 7

iPad 2 Accessories 17

Summary 26

2 Setting Up and Using the Home Screen 27

The iPad’s Touchscreen 27

Using the Home Screen 35

Customizing the Home Screen 37

Creating Folders 39

Switching Between Apps and Closing Apps 41

Searching iPad 2 43

Changing the Brightness and Wallpaper Settings 44

Summary 49

3 Editing Text and Using Multi-Touch 51

Entering and Editing Text 51

Using Multi-Touch 60

Summary 63

4 Getting Connected to Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth 65

3G or Wi-Fi? 65

Connecting via Wi-Fi 68

Connecting via 3G 72

Using Bluetooth 75

Summary 77

5 Customizing General Settings for Your iPad 2 79

Managing iPad 2 Settings 79

About. 81

Sounds 82

Network 83

Bluetooth 84

Location Services 84

Auto-Lock 84

Passcode Lock 85

Restrictions 87

Date & Time 89

Keyboard 89

International 91

Accessibility 92

Battery Percentage 92

Reset and Profile 92

Summary 94

6 Using the Web on Safari 95

Introducing Safari on iPad 2 95

Using Portrait and Landscape Modes 97

Opening Web Pages 99

Zooming and Scrolling 102

Navigating Web Pages 102

Using Bookmarks 105

Changing Settings 106

Summary 107

7 Synching, Sending, and Receiving Email 109

Setting Up Email Accounts 109

Reading Email 112

Creating and Sending Email 116

Changing Mail Settings 117

Summary 119

8 Using Contacts and Notes 121

Setting Up Contacts 121

Creating and Sharing Notes 127

Summary 132

9 Getting the Most Out of the Calendar 133

How the Calendar Helps 133

Viewing Your Calendar 133

Creating a Calendar Event 136

Responding to Meeting Invitations 140

Subscribing to Calendars 141

Summary 141

10 Using FaceTime 143

Understanding FaceTime 143

Setting Up FaceTime 145

Making a Call with FaceTime 147

Summary 150

11 Working with Maps 151

Getting the Most Out of Maps 151

Searching for and Viewing Locations 155

Getting Directions and Using Bookmarks 164

Summary 167

12 Getting Apps from the App Store 169

Understanding the App Store’s Success 169

Finding Out About Apps 172

Finding Apps Worth Having 174

Finding and Downloading Apps 177

Following Up After Installing an App 180

Summary 182

13 Taking Photos 183

Knowing When to Use the iPad’s Camera 183

Capturing a Photo or Movie Clip. 187

Summary 189

14 Importing and Viewing Photos 191

Photos on the iPad 2 191

Viewing Photos on the iPad 2 196

Getting Photos as Screenshots and Attachments 197

Viewing Photos 199

Using Picture Frame 205

Summary 206

15 Playing Videos and YouTube 207

About Videos and YouTube 207

Playing Videos 208

Finding and Playing YouTube Videos 212

Summary 215

16 Using iPad 2 for Music and More 217

Playing Music and Other Audio Files 217

Using Playlists 222

Summary 225

17 Using iBooks and the iBookstore 227

Introducing iBooks 227

Comparing iBooks to Alternatives 228

Reading Books 229

Finding and Buying Books 236

Summary 238

18 Using iTunes and Home Sharing 239

Understanding iTunes 239

Getting Content for the iPad 2 240

Syncing Content with a Personal Computer 248

Summary 252

TOC, 9780672335723, 5/10/2011

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