iPad 2 Made Simple

Book description

The iPad 2 is thinner, more powerful, intuitive and very fun for users of all ages. Your iPad can be used for reading, surfing the web, emailing, watching TV/Movies, getting work done and much more. And with over 65,000 apps just for the iPad, as well as the ability to run over 30,000 iPhone apps, the possibilities are endless.

iPad 2 Made Simple clarifies all of the key features on the iPad, introduces what's new, and also reveals dozens of time-saving shortcuts and techniques. The book has over 1,000 screen shots that are carefully annotated with step-by-step instructions.

  • Clear instructions on how to set up and use the iPad

  • Illustrated explanations of all the key features

  • Hundreds of graphics as well as tips and tricks

What you'll learn

  • Master the multi-touch display

  • Browse, buy, and read books with iBooks as well as the Kindle app

  • Employ little-known time-saving tips and tricks

  • Learn how to surf the web like never before

  • Organize, view and share your photos and albums via Social Networking sites and email.

  • Discover and download great apps from the App Store

  • How to squeeze every ounce of power from E-mail, Calendar and Contacts

  • Using iTunes to find music, videos, Podcasts, TV shows and more on your iPad

  • Synchronize your iPad with your Windows or Mac or with your MobileMe or Google account

Who this book is for

This book is for new iPad users, as well as seasoned iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch users who are ready to explore the new world of the iPad 2.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part I: Quick Start Guide
    1. Quick Start Guide
      1. Learning Your Way Around
      2. Multitasking or App Switching
      3. Touch Screen Basics
      4. Tapping and Flicking
      5. Swiping
      6. App Reference Tables
      7. Other Fun Stuff
      8. iPad Accessories
  9. Part II: Introduction
    1. Introduction
      1. Congratulations on Your iPad 2!
      2. Getting the Most Out of iPad 2 Made Simple
      3. How This Book Is Organized
      4. Quickly Locating Tips, Cautions, and Notes
      5. The iPad Email Tips and Video Tutorials
  10. Part III: You and Your iPad 2...
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Started
      1. Getting to Know Your iPad 2
      2. iTunes and Your iPad
      3. Maintaining Your iPad
      4. iPad Basics
    2. Chapter 2: Typing Tips, Copy/Paste, and Search
      1. Typing on Your iPad
      2. Accessibility Options
      3. Magnifying Glass for Editing Text/Placing the Cursor
      4. Typing Numbers and Symbols
      5. Keyboard Options& Settings
      6. Copy and Paste
      7. Finding Things with Spotlight Search
    3. Chapter 3: Sync Your iPad with iTunes
      1. Before You Set Up Your iTunes Sync
      2. Setup Your iTunes Sync
      3. Syncing Your iPad with iTunes
      4. Apps: Syncing and Managing Them
      5. File Sharing (File Transfer) Between Your iPad and Your Computer
      6. Syncing Media and More
      7. How to Know What Is New or Unplayed in iTunes
      8. Manually Transferring Music, Movies, Podcasts, and More on Your iPad (Drag-and-Drop Method)
      9. Troubleshooting iTunes and the Sync
      10. Updating Your iPad Operating System
    4. Chapter 4: Other Sync Methods
      1. Wireless Sync of Your Google, Hotmail or Exchange Information
      2. Wireless Sync Using the MobileMe Service
    5. Chapter 5: Wi-Fi and 3G Connections
      1. Wi-Fi Connections
      2. Advanced Wi-Fi Options (Hidden or Undiscoverable Networks)
      3. 3G Cellular Data Connection
      4. Airplane Mode—Turn Off 3G and Wi-Fi
    6. Chapter 6: Organize Your iPad Icons and Folders
      1. Moving Icons to the Bottom Dock—Docking Them
      2. Moving Icons to a Different Page
      3. Deleting Icons
    7. Chapter 7: Personalize and Secure Your iPad
      1. Changing Your Lock Screen and Home Screen Wallpapers
      2. Download Great Wallpaper from Free Apps
      3. Adjusting Sounds on Your iPad
      4. Personalize Your Picture Frame
      5. Keyboard Options
      6. How to Secure Your iPad with a Passcode
    8. Chapter 8: Multitasking and Mute/Lock Switch
      1. Multitasking or App Switching
    9. Chapter 9: Playing Music
      1. Your iPad As a Music Player
      2. The iPod App
      3. Changing the View in the iPod App
      4. Viewing Songs in an Album
      5. Playing Your Music
      6. Adjusting Music Settings
      7. Home Sharing
      8. AirPlay
      9. Listening to Free Internet Radio (Pandora)
      10. Using AirPlay in Pandora
    10. Chapter 10: Viewing Videos, TV Shows, and More
      1. Using Your iPad As a Video Player
      2. Loading Videos onto Your iPad
      3. Watching Videos on the iPad
      4. Playing a Movie
      5. Watching a TV Show
      6. Watching Podcasts
      7. Watching Music Videos
      8. Video Options
      9. Deleting Videos
      10. AirPlay
      11. Home Sharing
      12. YouTube on Your iPad
      13. Watching Other TV Shows
    11. Chapter 11: Surf the Web with Safari
      1. Web Browsing on the iPad
      2. Adding Bookmarks
      3. Searching the Web
      4. Adding a Web Page Icon to Your Home Screen
      5. Using the New Pages Button
      6. Zooming In and Out in Web Pages
      7. Activating Links from Web Pages
      8. Adjusting Browser Settings
      9. Saving or Copying Text and Graphics from a Web Site
      10. Using Browsing History to Save Time and Find Sites
    12. Chapter 12: iBooks and E-Books
      1. Download iBooks
      2. The iBooks Store
      3. Reading iBooks
      4. Deleting Books
      5. Arranging Your Shelf
      6. Collections
      7. Reading PDF Files in iBooks
      8. Other E-Book Readers: Kindle and More
    13. Chapter 13: Email on Your iPad
      1. Getting Started with Mail
      2. Setting up Email on the iPad
      3. Email Basics
      4. Working With Email Attachments
      5. Searching for Email Messages
      6. Fine-Tuning Your Email Settings
      7. Troubleshooting Email Problems
    14. Chapter 14: Working with Contacts
      1. Loading Your Contacts onto the iPad
      2. When Is Your Contact List Most Useful?
      3. Adding a New Contact Right on Your iPad
      4. Sharing Contacts
      5. Start a FaceTime Video Call with a Contact
      6. Making a Contact a FaceTime Favorite
      7. Deleting Contacts
      8. Searching Your Contacts
      9. Adding Contacts from Emails
      10. Sending a Picture to a Contact
      11. Sending an Email Message from Contacts
      12. Showing Your Contacts Addresses on the Map
      13. Changing Your Contact Sort Order and Display Order
      14. Contact Troubleshooting
    15. Chapter 15: Your Calendar
      1. Manage Your Busy Life on Your iPad
      2. Adding New Calendar Appointments/Events
      3. Using Copy-and-Paste Text in the Calendar
      4. Editing Appointments
      5. Meeting Invitations
      6. Calendar Options
    16. Chapter 16: iPad Photography
      1. Using the Camera App
      2. Getting Photos onto Your iPad
      3. Viewing Your Photos
      4. Working with Individual Pictures
      5. Zooming In and Out of Pictures
      6. Viewing a Slide Show
      7. Using a Picture as Your iPadWallpaper
      8. Emailing a Picture
      9. Email, Copy, or Delete Several Pictures At Once
      10. AirPlay
      11. Printing a Picture
      12. Assigning a Picture to a Contact
      13. Downloading Pictures from Web Sites
      14. Photo Booth
    17. Chapter 17: Recording and Editing Videos
      1. Video Recording and Editing
      2. Using iMovie
    18. Chapter 18: FaceTime Video Messaging and Skype
      1. Video Calling
      2. Making Phone Calls and More with Skype
    19. Chapter 19: Productivity and File Transfer
      1. File Transfer Options
      2. Productivity Apps
      3. Using Pages
      4. Numbers Spreadsheet
      5. Keynote Presentations
      6. Sharing Your Work
    20. Chapter 20: iTunes on Your iPad
      1. Getting Started with iTunes on the iPad
      2. Finding Music with Featured, Top Charts, and Genius
      3. iTunes U—Great Educational Content
      4. Download for Offline Viewing
      5. Searching iTunes
      6. Purchasing or Renting Music, Videos, Podcasts, and More
      7. Podcasts in iTunes
      8. Redeeming an iTunes Gift Card
      9. Ping: Apple's Music Social Networking App
    21. Chapter 21: The Amazing App Store
      1. Learning More About Apps and the App Store
      2. A Few Cool Apps
      3. App Store Basics
      4. Finding an App to Download
    22. Chapter 22: Games and Fun
      1. The iPadAs a Gaming Device
      2. Game Center
    23. Chapter 23: Social Networking
      1. Facebook
      2. Using the Flipboard and Friendly Facebook Apps
      3. LinkedIn
      4. Twitter
      5. Making a Twitter Account
      6. Twitter Options for the iPad
    24. Chapter 24: Eliminate Your Paper Notes
      1. Exploring Additional Notes Apps
      2. Another Note App: Evernote (Free for Basic Use)
    25. Chapter 25: Bluetooth on the iPad
      1. Understanding Bluetooth
      2. Pairing with a Bluetooth Device
      3. Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP)
      4. Disconnect or Forget a Bluetooth Device
    26. Chapter 26: New Media: Reading Newspapers, Magazines, and More
      1. Newspapers on the iPad
      2. Magazines on the iPad
      3. Comic Books on the iPad
      4. The iPad As a PDF Reader
    27. Chapter 27: Maps
      1. Getting Started with Maps
      2. Various Map Views
      3. Search for Anything
      4. Mapping Options
      5. Getting Directions
      6. Maps Options
      7. Using the Digital Compass
    28. Chapter 28: Troubleshooting
      1. Basic Troubleshooting
      2. No Sound in Music or Video
      3. If You Can't Make Purchases from iTunes or the App Store
      4. Advanced Troubleshooting
      5. iPad Does Not Show Up in iTunes
      6. Synchronization Problems
      7. Reinstalling the iPad Operating System (With or Without a Restore)
      8. Additional Troubleshooting and Help Resources
  11. Part IV: iPad 2's Soul Mate: iTunes…
    1. Chapter 29: Your iTunes User Guide
      1. Seeing If iTunes Is Already Installed
      2. Downloading and Installing iTunes Software
      3. Updating iTunes Software
      4. What iTunes Can Do For You
      5. Common Questions About iTunes
      6. iTunes Guided Tour
      7. Using Ping in iTunes
      8. Changing Views in iTunes
      9. Playing Songs, Videos, and More
      10. The iTunes Visualizer
      11. Using iTunes Search
      12. Creating a New Playlist
      13. Creating a New Smart Playlist
      14. The iTunes Genius Feature
      15. How to Back Up and Restore Your iTunes Library
      16. The Home Sharing Feature
      17. Creating an iTunes Account
      18. Signing into the iTunes Store
      19. Buying or Getting Free Media from the iTunes Store
      20. Redeeming iTunes Gift Cards or App Promo Codes
      21. Getting Your Stuff into iTunes
      22. Authorizing and Deauthorizing Computers
      23. iTunes Troubleshooting
  12. Index

Product information

  • Title: iPad 2 Made Simple
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: June 2011
  • Publisher(s): Apress
  • ISBN: 9781430234975