Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max

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iPad 2: It looks different. It acts different. It connects to the world, yet it is as personal as a well-worn book. And now it has two cameras!

Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max is written so that anyone can quickly get up to speed on Apple’s latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com), the authors have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day, and they'll guide you through all of the perks of being an iPad 2owner. This book takes you from ...

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Overview

iPad 2: It looks different. It acts different. It connects to the world, yet it is as personal as a well-worn book. And now it has two cameras!

Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max is written so that anyone can quickly get up to speed on Apple’s latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com), the authors have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day, and they'll guide you through all of the perks of being an iPad 2owner. This book takes you from selecting and buying an iPad, to connecting it to the Internet, to using the incredible power of the iPad and all its apps to enhance your life.

Whether you’re using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire family photos, listen to music, watch movies, create or edit movies, or read a book, this book will help guide you. Discover how your iPad 2can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. This book will help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps. You'll also learn how get the most out of your iPad's twocameras.

Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max introduces the essentials of using your iPad 2 for recreation, travel, and work—and includes the basics of Apple's iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to manipulate the next gen iPad and its tens of thousands of apps
  • Watch, read and listen more with endless movies, books and music at your fingertips
  • Create images and videos and edit them with iMovie
  • Use the new iPad as a professional office tool to create rich documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Get connected, stay connected and set your computing life free

Who this book is for

No matter how you intend to use your iPad 2—for work or play, for movies or books—you are the person we wrote this book for. Welcome to the next world of computing—you’re gonna love it.

Table of Contents

  1. Bringing Your iPad Home
  2. Putting Your Data and Media on Your iPad
  3. Exploring the iPad Hardware
  4. Interacting with Your iPad
  5. Connecting to the Internet
  6. Browsing the Internet with Safari
  7. Touching Your Music and Video
  8. Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More
  9. Using iBooks
  10. Leveraging Your Desk Set
  11. Setting Up and Using Mail
  12. Working with Maps
  13. Touching Your Digital Photos
  14. On the Go with iWork
  15. Using the iPad Cameras with Camera, Photobooth, and FaceTime
  16. Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430235392
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Erica Sadun holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, co-written, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement. Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly shortcut, and Modding Mac OS X, also�from O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wrote Taking Your iPhone to the Max.

Michael Grothaus is an American novelist and journalist living in London. He was first introduced to Apple computers in film school and went on to use them for years to create award-winning films. After discovering many of Hollywood�s dirty little secrets while working for 20th Century Fox, he left and spent five years with Apple as a consultant. Since then, he�s moved to Europe and written his first novel. Currently, Michael is a staff writer for AOL's popular tech news site TUAW.com, where he regularly interviews tech CEOs and writes about all things Mac. He is also the coauthor of Apress� Taking Your iPad to the Max and Taking Your iPod touch to the Max, Second Edition. When not writing, he spends his time traveling Europe, northern Africa, and Asia. Epiphany Jones, a novel about trafficking and America�s addiction to celebrity, is his latest book. You can contact him at MichaelGrothaus.com.

Steve Sande has been a loyal fan of Apple technology since buying his first Mac in 1984. Originally trained as a civil engineer, Steve's career as an IT professional blossomed in the 1990s. A longtime blogger, Steve is an editor at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) and the author of three books about Apple's iWeb application. He lives with his wife of 31 years in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

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