iPad: The Missing Manual

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IPAD 5E REPRINT LIST OF CHANGES Chapter 1 Text and art changes made to pp. 1-5 and 8-15. P. 7. Image was corrected after a reader Errata pointed out the wrong thing was circled. Editor made text changes throughout. Chapter 2 Fixed the typo that was reported as Errata in the graf above the art on p. 26. "One" became "Once." Editor made text changes throughout. Chapter 5 Page 92. Text and art changed to reflect iTunes 11 Chapter 6 Page 108. 4th paragraph and the art have been updated. Chapter 7 Changed iTunes-related art and text on pp. 132, 134 and 138. Chapter 8 Subbed iTunes 11 art and made corresponding text changes to pp. 160, 161, 166, 168, 169, 171 and 172. Chapter 9 Subbed iTunes 11 art and made corresponding text changes to p. 182. Removed now-defunct The Daily app, aded an entry for the Washington Post and updated USA Today art on p. 194. Chapter 10 Removed references and art to now-defunct OpenFeint network and subbed new text and art on p. 201. Chapter 11 Subbed iTunes import window are and text in last two grafs on p. 223. Subbed art, added a Tip box about new Change Tracking feature on p. 224. Subbed art to show new Change Tracking menu item on p. 225. Chapter 12 Text and art subbed on pp. 230-234, 236-245. iTunes in the Cloud page expanded to a spread on pp.242-243. iTunes Match page moved moved to p. 249. Up Next page added to p.248 (only place I could put it without screwing up chapter pagination and 100 x-refs in rest of book to other Ch. 12 stuff); Deleted "Get Ready for iTunes 11" spread on pp. 248-249. Chapter 13 Pretty much every page in this chapter has been updated with new text and iTunes 11 art. Chapter 14 iTunes 11-related text and art updated on p. 278 and p. 280. Chapter 15 Text updated for iTunes 11 on p. 295. Video settings image restored on p. 299 that was apparently deleted inadvertently during editing process on first printing. Chapter 16 Text on p. 310 updated for iTunes 11. Box rule fixed on p. 325 Chapter 17 P. 331. Note box: changed x-ref for iTunes Match from p. 243 to p. 249. Appendix A Fixed green box and rule at the top of page 340. Restored image at the bottom of p. 350 that was apparently deleted inadvertently during editing process on first printing. Appendix B iTunes 11-related art and text updated on pp. 358-361.

Adam Zaremba  Jan 14, 2013  Jan 04, 2013
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Page 40, bottom of page. third bullet point. Change “• Look up movie times or baseball stats” to: • Look up movie times — and even buy tickets online through Fandango. PAGE 288. Replace text with new version below, updated for current version of Apple’s Podcasts app: Use the Podcasts App In iOS 6, podcasts have a new home. No longer part of the iPad’s Music app, these free audio and video shows have moved on over to their own app—creatively named Podcasts. You can download it free in the App Store (Chapter 8). Once you install the app, tap it open. Tap the My Podcasts button at the bottom of the screen to see your shows. If you don’t have any podcasts, tap the nearby Store or Top Charts buttons. Either will whisk you into Apple’s online podcast directory, where you can browse and sample shows, just as you can with music and videos—except with a podcast, you can stream the show over an Internet connection if you don’t feel like downloading it for offline listening. Here’s what else you can do with podcasts: • To download an episode of a certain podcast from Apple’s directory, tap the download arrow next to the show’s title. • To subscribe to the podcast—to get alerted to new episodes as they become available—tap the Subscribe button on the podcast’s directory page. • Once you subscribe, you can tell the iPad to snag new episodes for you. Tap open a show on your iPad, tap the Settings button on the podcast’s description page (shown below), and tap Auto-DownloadsOn. Tap the Edit button to delete old shows, or mark them as played or unplayed. On the same page, tap ^ to email, tweet, Facebook post, or message a link to the show. • Tap the My Stations button at the bottom of the window to create “stations” of selected podcasts that automatically update with new episodes. You can also create playlists made up of single episodes from various podcasts. • When a podcast is playing, the familiar audio playback controls appear above and below the show’s art, along with buttons for sharing the podcast by mail or message, setting the Sleep Timer function (so you can drift off at night and have the iPad stop automatically), and adjusting the audio playback speed.  Tip  If you’ve downloaded podcasts to your computer through iTunes and set them to sync with your iPad, they land in the Podcasts app, not the Music app.

Adam Zaremba  Apr 16, 2013  Apr 19, 2013
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Last paragraph, last sentence

Update sentence to note the addition of the new 128 GB iPad model released in February 2013: The Retina model is available in four storage capacities: 16 gigabytes (GB), 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. All four sizes come in either WiFi-only or Wi-Fi + Cellular models. Cellular-capable iPads can connect to 4G LTE networks to get online when there’s no WiFi around.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 07, 2013  Feb 15, 2013
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Page 7
iPad Mini Image in center of the page

Orange circle on the picture of the iPad Mini is circling the Lighting port, not the Home button, as the text in the paragraph above indicates.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Dec 05, 2012  Jan 04, 2013
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Last Paragraph

"One you press..." should be "Once you press..."

Anonymous  Dec 15, 2012  Jan 04, 2013
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Page 51
First paragraph, second sentence

Update first part of sentence to note the addition of the new 128 GB iPad model released in February 2013. Change: “If you have 64 gigabytes of stuff…” to “If you have 128 gigabytes of stuff…”

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 07, 2013  Feb 15, 2013
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Page 122
First bullet point

In settings for changing the minimum font size have moved in iOS 6. Change sentence to read: • Change minimum font size. Unlike paper mail, you can easily make the message text bigger or smaller. In iOS 6, go to Settings ->General->Accessibility and pick a new text size.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 08, 2013  Feb 15, 2013
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Page 124

Replace both paragraphs in the the bulleted "Pop Accounts" section with the text below to clarify how POP servers handle messages when checked by multiple computers and devices: • POP Accounts. Short for "Post Office Protocol," these accounts use common, but older messaging technology that pre-dates the mobile boom. POP's main drawback is that it wasn't designed for checking mail from more than one computer. Unless your ISP allows you to save mail on its server, POP servers transfer incoming messages to your computer (including your iPad) before you read them, which works fine as long as you use only that machine for email. You won't get those messages when you log in from another device because you already downloaded them. If your ISP's server lets you save messages, though, it's not a problem.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 08, 2013  Feb 15, 2013
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Page 345
Accessibility bullet point, second paragraph, second sentence

Change sentence to note text-size settings in the Accessibility options: For easier reading, change the text size or tap the high-contrast White on Black option to reverse the screen colors.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 08, 2013  Feb 15, 2013
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Page 347

Settings for changing for changing mail text size have moved in iOS 6. Change first sentence in that paragraph to read: You can change Mail's font to squint less (go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility in iOS 6), choose a default mail account if you have several, turn quote level indents on or off, and change your Signature file--the standard text that gets attached to messages sent.

J.D. Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer
O'Reilly Author 
Feb 08, 2013  Feb 15, 2013