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iPad: The Missing Manual / Edition 6

iPad: The Missing Manual / Edition 6

by J. D. Biersdorfer
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Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple’s new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner’s manual up to the task. That’s where this bestselling guide comes in. You’ll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Take tap lessons. Become an expert ‘Padder with the new iPad Air, the iPad Mini with Retina display, or any earlier iPad.
  • Take your media with you. Enjoy your entire media library—music, photos, movies, TV shows, books, games, and podcasts.
  • Surf like a maniac. Hit the Web with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network.
  • Run the show. Control essential iPad functions instantly by opening the Control Center from any screen.
  • Beam files to friends. Wirelessly share files with other iOS 7 users with AirDrop.
  • Get creative with free iLife apps. Edit photos with iPhoto, videos with iMovie, and make music with GarageBand.
  • Get to work. Use the iPad’s free iWork suite, complete with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449341800
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/02/2013
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 402
Sales rank: 1,242,199
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J.D. Biersdorfer is the best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Maunal, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About This Book;
Chapter 1: Set Up Your iPad;
1.1 Meet the iPad;
1.2 Meet the iPad Mini;
1.3 Turn the iPad On and Off;
1.4 Find the Home Button and Cameras;
1.5 Activate and Set Up Your iPad Over WiFi;
1.6 Activate and Set Up Your iPad via USB;
1.7 Sync Your iPad with iTunes;
1.8 Tour iTunes;
1.9 Charge the iPad Battery;
1.10 Extend Battery Life;
Chapter 2: Tour Your Tablet;
2.1 Use the Home Button;
2.2 Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons;
2.3 Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports;
2.4 Add Earbuds and Earphones;
2.5 Your Home Screen Apps;
2.6 Organize Your Home Screen Icons;
2.7 Navigate Multiple Home Screens;
2.8 Make Home Screen App Folders;
2.9 Switch or Quit Open Apps;
2.10 Keep the iPad Screen Clean;
Chapter 3: Interact with Your iPad;
3.1 Finger Moves for the iPad;
3.2 Use the Standard iPad Keyboard;
3.3 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts;
3.4 Use Multitasking Gestures on the iPad;
3.5 Command Your iPad with Siri;
3.6 Enter Text By Voice;
3.7 Use the Split Keyboard;
3.8 Add an External Keyboard;
3.9 Use an International or Emoji Keyboard;
3.10 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text;
3.11 Use the iPad’s Global Dictionary;
3.12 Search the iPad;
3.13 Use AirDrop to Transfer Files;
3.14 Print with Your iPad;
Chapter 4: Get Online;
4.1 WiFi Versus Cellular Networks;
4.2 Get Your WiFi Connection;
4.3 Use Public WiFi Hotspots;
4.4 Use a Cellular Data Network;
4.5 Pick an AT&T Service Plan;
4.6 Pick a Verizon Service Plan;
4.7 Pick a Sprint or T-Mobile Service Plan;
4.8 Sign Up for Cellular Data Service;
4.9 Transfer an Old Data Plan to a New iPad;
4.10 Turn Cellular Data Service Off or On;
4.11 Check, Change, or Cancel Data Plans;
4.12 Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot;
4.13 Use the iPad as a Personal Hotspot;
4.14 Make Internet Calls with FaceTime;
4.15 Use Skype to Make Internet Calls;
4.16 Travel Internationally with the iPad;
Chapter 5: Surf the Web;
5.1 Take a Safari Tour;
5.2 Use Browser Tabs in Safari;
5.3 Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages;
5.4 Use Safari Reader;
5.5 Use Safari’s Reading List;
5.6 See Links Shared From Twitter;
5.7 Jump to Other Web Pages;
5.8 Create and Use Bookmarks;
5.9 Make Home Screen Bookmarks;
5.10 Call Up Your History List;
5.11 Manage Bookmarks and Folders;
5.12 Play Favorites With Your Bookmarks;
5.13 Sync Bookmarks;
5.14 Save and Mail Images from the Web;
5.15 Stream Web Audio and Video;
5.16 Work with Online Apps;
5.17 Use iCloud Tabs;
5.18 Use the Safari Share Menu;
5.19 Use Autofill to Save Time;
5.20 Save Credit Card Numbers in Safari;
5.21 Social Networking on Your iPad;
5.22 Surf Securely;
5.23 Use Other Web Browsers;
Chapter 6: Keep in Touch with Email and Messaging;
6.1 Set Up an Email Account (or Two);
6.2 Tour the Mail Program;
6.3 Read Mail;
6.4 Write and Send Email;
6.5 Format Your Messages;
6.6 Set Up a VIP Mailbox;
6.7 Customize Your Mailbox List;
6.8 Flag Messages for Later;
6.9 Manage Your Email;
6.10 Adjust Mail Settings;
6.11 Webmail On the iPad;
6.12 POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad;
6.13 Send Text Messages;
6.14 Use Twitter;
Chapter 7: Organize Your Life With the iPad’s Apps;
7.1 Sync Your Personal Info to the iPad;
7.2 Set Up Your Calendars;
7.3 Use the iPad Calendar;
7.4 Maintain Contacts;
7.5 Take Notes;
7.6 Track Time With the iPad’s Clock;
7.7 Use Reminders;
7.8 Use Notifications;
7.9 Visit the iPad’s Control Center;
7.10 Hang Out the “Do Not Disturb” Sign;
7.11 Set App Privacy Settings;
7.12 Find Your Way with Maps;
7.13 See Maps in Different Views;
7.14 Locate Your Position Using GPS;
7.15 Get Directions on the Map;
7.16 Use Facebook on the iPad;
Chapter 8: Shop the App Store;
8.1 Go to the App Store;
8.2 Tour the App Store;
8.3 Set Up an Apple ID;
8.4 Buy, Download, and Install Apps;
8.5 Uninstall Apps;
8.6 Search for Apps;
8.7 Scale Up iPhone Apps;
8.8 Sync and Organize Apps in iTunes;
8.9 Adjust App Preferences;
8.10 Update Apps;
8.11 Troubleshoot Apps;
Chapter 9: Read iBooks and ePeriodicals;
9.1 Download the iBooks App;
9.2 Go to the iBookstore;
9.3 Browse and Search for Books;
9.4 Buy and Download a Book;
9.5 Find Free iBooks;
9.6 Sync Books Using iTunes;
9.7 Read Other Ebooks on the iPad;
9.8 Read an iBook;
9.9 Change the Type in an iBook;
9.10 Search an iBook;
9.11 Use the Dictionary;
9.12 Create Bookmarks and Margin Notes;
9.13 Use iBooks Textbooks;
9.14 Delete or Rearrange iBooks;
9.15 Use Newsstand for Your ePeriodicals;
9.16 Subscribe to ePublications;
9.17 Find Newspaper and Magazine Apps;
Chapter 10: Play Games;
10.1 Find iPad Games;
10.2 Play Games;
10.3 Sign Up for Game Center;
10.4 Get Social with Game Center;
10.5 More Ways to Get Your Game On;
10.6 Play Multiplayer Games in Person;
10.7 Troubleshoot Games;
10.8 An iPad Games Gallery;
10.9 Use an External Game Controller;
Chapter 11: Get Productive with iWork;
11.1 Meet iWork;
11.2 Get Started with iWork;
11.3 Create Documents in Pages;
11.4 Create Spreadsheets in Numbers;
11.5 Create Presentations in Keynote;
11.6 Import, Export, and Share iWork Files;
11.7 Troubleshooting iWork Files;
11.8 Find Alternatives to iWork;
Chapter 12: Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud;
12.1 The iTunes 11 Window: An Introduction;
12.2 How iTunes Organizes Your Content;
12.3 Where iTunes Stores Your Files;
12.4 The iTunes Store;
12.5 The Wireless iTunes Store;
12.6 Check for Downloads;
12.7 Authorize Computers for iTunes and Home Sharing;
12.8 Deauthorize Your Computer;
12.9 Automatically Sync the iPad;
12.10 Manually Sync Your iPad;
12.11 Troubleshoot Syncing Problems;
12.12 Use iTunes in the Cloud;
12.13 Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad;
12.14 Stream and Mirror Files with AirPlay;
12.15 Manage Your Expectations With Up Next;
12.16 Use iTunes Match;
Chapter 13: Manage and Play Music and Other Audio;
13.1 Get Music and Audio for Your iPad;
13.2 Sync Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts;
13.3 Explore the Music Menu;
13.4 Play Music;
13.5 Play Audiobooks;
13.6 Play iTunes Radio;
13.7 Control the Now Playing Screen;
13.8 Make Playlists;
13.9 Make Genius Playlists on the iPad;
13.10 Use the Podcasts App;
13.11 Go to School at iTunes U;
13.12 Make Music with GarageBand;
Chapter 14: Watch, Create, and Edit Videos;
14.1 Get Video Onto Your iPad;
14.2 Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad;
14.3 Find and Play Videos on Your iPad;
14.4 Play iPad Videos on Your TV;
14.5 Shoot Your Own Videos;
14.6 Share Your Video Clips;
14.7 Edit Videos on the iPad;
14.8 Edit Videos with iMovie;
14.9 Video Formats That Work on the iPad;
14.10 Delete Videos;
Chapter 15: View, Shoot, Edit, and Manage Photos;
15.1 Get Pictures onto Your iPad;
15.2 Take Photos With the iPad’s Camera;
15.3 Take High Dynamic Range Photos;
15.4 Take Portraits with Photo Booth;
15.5 Find Pictures on Your iPad;
15.6 View Pictures on Your iPad;
15.7 Share and Print Photos;
15.8 Edit Photos on the iPad;
15.9 Use Camera Filters;
15.10 Delete Photos From Your iPad;
15.11 Use iPhoto for iPad;
15.12 Play Slideshows on Your iPad;
15.13 Play Slideshows on Your TV;
15.14 Change the iPad’s Wallpaper;
Chapter 16: Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud;
16.1 Set Up iCloud on Your iPad;
16.2 Set Up iCloud on Your Computer;
16.3 Using iWork with iCloud on the Web;
16.4 Stream Photos with iCloud;
16.5 Share Your Photo Stream;
16.6 Using Shared Photo Streams;
16.7 Lock Up Passwords on iCloud Keychain;
iPad Settings;
Tour the iPad’s Settings;
iPad Troubleshooting and Care;
Troubleshooting Basics;
Reset Your iPad;
Download iTunes and iTunes Updates, and Reinstall iTunes;
Update Your iPad’s Software;
Use iPad Backup Files;
Start Over: Restore Your iPad’s Software;
Find a Missing iPad;
Protect Your iPad From Theft;
Protect Your iPad From Damage;
Find an iPad Repair Shop;
AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It;

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