Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes (covers iOS 5)

Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes (covers iOS 5)

by James F. Kelly


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Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes (covers iOS 5) by James F. Kelly

Covers iOS5

Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Third Edition 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, 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 and customize it to suit your needs
  • Hook up to external devices such as a camera, a presentation screen, TV, or HDTV
  • Use Safari to access the Web, including your bookmarked and favorite sites
  • Use the Mail app to read, send, and manage your email
  • Manage personal information with the Calendar, Contacts, and Notes apps
  • Subscribe to and read digital versions of magazines and newspapers
  • Watch videos, TV shows, and movies on your iPad 2
  • Use iBooks and the iBooks Store to browse, buy, download, and read digital books
  • Get and play music on the iPad 2 from iTunes and other sources
  • Use Messages to have real-time text discussions with friends and family
  • Learn about new features to iOS 5, including iCloud, Photo Booth, and more

Category: iPad

Covers: Apple Digital Media

User Level: Beginning

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780672335853
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 12/22/2011
Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

James Floyd Kelly is a technology writer from Atlanta, Georgia. James received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of West Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Florida State University.

James has written on numerous technology subjects. He has written books that teach readers how to build CNC machines and 3D printers as well as LEGO robots, and he’s written on subjects as diverse as (a financial online tool), Open Source software, and the Motorola Xoom tablet.

James’ first computer was the original Apple Macintosh (1984), but since then he’s mainly been swimming in the waters of Microsoft Windows. But his purchase of the first iPad, followed recently by a purchase of the iPad 2 and then a new Macbook Air, have given him a new outlook on his work life.

James lives with his wife, Ashley, and two sons, and he tries to learn something new every day.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Your iPad 2 Overview 7

The iPad’s Exterior 7

The Touchscreen 7

The Power/Sleep Button 9

Headphones and Speaker 12

Volume and Mute/Rotate Lock 12

Camera and Webcam 13

Charging Port 14

The Home Button 14

The Dock and Home Screen 15

The Search Screen 16

Gestures 18

Using the Multi-Finger Gesture 24

Additional Home Screens 26

Summary 28

2 Your iPad’s Settings 29

The Settings App 29

Airplane Mode 31

Wi-Fi 31

Notifications 35

Location Services 39

Brightness & Wallpaper 40

Picture Frame 42

General 44

App-Specific Settings 46

Summary 48

3 Accessing the Internet 49

The Portable Browser 49

Safari Basics 51

Copying Text and Images 54

Copying Hyperlinks 56

Tabs 57

Bookmarks 58

URL Action Button 62

Much More to Safari 64

Summary 66

4 Using Email 67

The Mail App 67

Configure an Account 69

Checking for Messages 71

Replying to an Email 74

Sending an Email 77

Organize Your Email 78

Much More to Mail 83

Summary 84

5 Working with Calendars and Reminders 85

The Calendar App 85

Remember to Use Reminders 96

Summary 101

6 Working with Notes, Messages, and Contacts 103

Notes 103

Contacts 110

Messages 115

Summary 120

7 Using the App Store 121

The App Store 121

Updating an App 128

Deleting an App 129

Searching the App Store 131

Redeeming an App Code 134

Creating Folders for Apps 136

Summary 137

8 Accessing and Using Books, Magazines, and Music 139

The iBooks App 139

Dictionary 146

Navigation 146

Adding Notes and Commentary 147

Summary 151

9 Photos and FaceTime 153

The Camera App 153

Face-to-Face Chats with FaceTime 161

Summary 165

10 Listening to Music 167

The Music App 167

Listening to Music from Other Sources 177

Movies, TV, Books, and More 180

Summary 181

11 Using the Photos App 183

The Photos App 183

The Photos Button 184

Albums 188

Photo Stream 192

Places 195

Summary 197

12 Working with Video and YouTube 199

The YouTube App 199

The Videos App 207

Summary 213

13 Other Interesting Uses for the iPad 215

Non-App Features 215

iCloud 216

Twitter 222

Computer-Free Activation and Auto-Updates via Wi-Fi 226

Put the iPad on the Big Screen 227

The Newsstand App 228

The Photo Booth App 231

New Operating System, New Features 232

Summary 232

9780672335853, TOC, 11/15/2011

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