Sams Teach Yourself iPad in 10 Minutes


Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 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 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 ...

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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 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 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...

Make the Home screen an efficient control center for your iPad

Get online with Wi-Fi or 3G cellular connections

Get iPad and iPhone apps, including paid and free apps

Surf the Web

Receive and send email from as many accounts as you need

Use maps, books, music, photos, video, and more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672333378
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bud Smith has written and edited many books over the last 25 years covering a wide variety of computer topics, including guides to buying a computer, using all kinds of software, and doing almost anything you can think of online. His most recent title is Sams Teach Yourself Tumblr in 10 Minutes, with in-depth coverage of the new, exciting micro-blogging platform.

Bud began writing computer books back in 1984, the year of the iconic 1984 television commercial for the Macintosh. An early success was his Computer’s Buyer’s Guide for Que, covering the then-latest and greatest in computer hardware and software. 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

About This Book 2

Who This Book Is For 3

What Do I Need to Use This Book? 4

Conventions Used in This Book 4

Screen Captures 4

1 Introducing iPad 7

The iPad Inside and Out 7

iPad Accessories 14

2 Setting Up and Using the Home Screen 21

The iPad's Touchscreen 21

Using the Home Screen 27

Customizing the Home Screen 29

Searching iPad 32

Changing the Brightness and Wallpaper Settings 34

3 Editing Text and Using Multi-Touch 39

Entering and Editing Text 39

Using Multi-Touch 48

4 Getting Connected to Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth 53

Deciding How to Connect 53

Connecting via Wi-Fi 54

Connecting via 3G 59

Using Bluetooth 61

5 Customizing General Settings for Your iPad 65

Managing iPad Settings 65

About 66

Sounds 68

Network 69

Bluetooth 69

Location Services 69

Auto-Lock 70

Passcode Lock 70

Restrictions 72

Home 74

Date & Time 75

Keyboard 76

International 78

Accessibility 78

Battery Percentage 78

Reset and Profile 79

6 Using the Web on Safari 81

Introducing Safari on iPad 81

Using Portrait and Landscape Modes 82

Opening Web Pages 84

Zooming and Scrolling 86

Navigating Web Pages 87

Using Bookmarks 89

Changing Settings 90

7 Synching, Sending, and Receiving Email 93

Setting Up Email Accounts 93

Reading Email 96

Creating and Sending Email 100

Changing Mail Settings 102

8 Using Contacts and Notes 105

Setting Up Contacts 105

Creating and Sharing Notes 112

9 Getting the Most Out of the Calendar 117

How the Calendar Helps 117

Viewing Your Calendar 118

Creating a Calendar Event 121

Responding to Meeting Invitations 124

Subscribing to Calendars 125

10 Working with Maps 127

Getting the Most Out of Maps 127

Searching for and Viewing Locations 128

Getting Directions and Using Bookmarks 137

11 Getting Apps from the App Store 141

Understanding the App Store's Success 141

Finding Out About Apps 143

Finding and Downloading Apps 145

Following Up After Installing an App 148

12 Importing and Viewing Photos 151

Photos on the iPad 151

Viewing Photos on the iPad 156

Getting Photos as Screenshots and Attachments 157

Viewing Photos 158

Using Picture Frame 165

13 Playing Videos and YouTube 167

About Videos and YouTube 167

Playing Videos 168

Finding and Playing YouTube Videos 171

14 Using iPad for Music and More 175

Playing Music and Other Audio Files 175

Using Playlists 181

15 Using iBooks and the iBookstore 185

Introducing iBooks 185

Reading Books 186

Finding and Buying Books 193

16 Using iTunes to Sync Multimedia and More 197

Understanding iTunes 197

Getting Content for the iPad 198

Syncing Content with a Personal Computer 205

Index 209

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