iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

Book description

The iPad is an amazing media device, once you really know how to use it. In this entertaining book, New York Times tech columnist and iPad expert Jude Biersdorfer shows you how to get the most out of this sleek tablet to surf the Web, send and receive email, watch movies and TV shows, read eBooks, listen to music, play games, and even do a little iWork. It's the book that should have been in the box.

The important stuff you need to know

  • Learn undocumented tips and tricks. Get the lowdown on cool iPad secrets
  • Build and play your media library. Fill up your iPad with music, movies, TV shows, eBooks, photos, music videos, audiobooks, and podcasts
  • Get online. Connect through Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G—on both GSM and CDMA networks
  • Discover state-of-the-art e-reading. Buy and read books and magazines in full color
  • Consolidate your email accounts. Read email from your personal and work accounts
  • Shop iTunes and the App Store. Navigate Apple's media emporiums, and learn how to get free music, video, books, and apps

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Table of contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
    1. How to Use This Book
      1. About→These→Arrows
      2. The Very Basics
      3. About MissingManuals.com
      4. Safari® Books Online
  3. 1. Get to Know Your iPad
    1. Turn the iPad On and Off
    2. Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons
    3. Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports
    4. Add Earbuds and Earphones
    5. Find the Home Button
    6. Tour the Home Screen Icons
      1. More Home-Screen Tricks
    7. Make Home Screen App Folders
    8. Use the Home Button to Switch Apps
    9. Install iTunes on Your Computer
    10. Connect to Your Computer
    11. Set Up Your iPad in iTunes
    12. Disconnect from Your Computer
    13. Work with iTunes
    14. Charge the iPad Battery
    15. Extend Battery Life
    16. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
  4. 2. Interact with Your iPad
    1. Finger Moves for the iPad
    2. Use the iPad Keyboard
    3. iPad Keyboard Shortcuts
    4. Use an International Keyboard
      1. Delete a Keyboard
    5. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace
    6. Search the iPad
    7. Add an External Keyboard
      1. Bluetooth Keyboard
      2. iPad Keyboard Dock
    8. Print With Your iPad
      1. Managing Print Jobs
  5. 3. Get Online
    1. Should You Use WiFi or 3G?
    2. Get Your WiFi Connection
    3. Use Public WiFi Hotspots
    4. Stay Secure: WiFi Network Safety Tips
    5. Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot
    6. Pick an AT&T 3G Service Plan
    7. Pick a Verizon Wireless 3G Service Plan
    8. Sign Up for 3G Service
    9. Use the 3G Data Network
    10. Use an iOS Personal Hotspot
    11. Turn 3G Service Off or On
    12. Change or Cancel Data Plans
    13. Travel Internationally with the iPad
    14. Use Skype to Make Internet Calls
  6. 4. Surf the Web
    1. Take a Safari Tour
    2. Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages
    3. Create and Use Bookmarks
      1. Add New Bookmarks on the iPad
    4. Make Home Screen Bookmarks
    5. Jump to Other Web Pages
    6. Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders
    7. Sync Your Bookmarks
      1. Special Instructions for Firefox Fans
    8. Call Up Your History List
      1. Erase the History List
    9. Save and Mail Images From the Web
    10. Stream Web Audio and Video
    11. Work with Online Apps
    12. Social Networking on the iPad
    13. Use Autofill to Save Time
    14. Use Multiple Web Pages
    15. Use Safari Security
  7. 5. Keep in Touch with Email
    1. Set Up an Email Account (or Two)
      1. Sync mail settings with iTunes
      2. Set up mail accounts on the iPad
    2. Tour the iPad’s Mail Program
    3. Read Mail
      1. File Attachments
      2. Use Information in Messages
    4. Write and Send Email
    5. Take Control of Your Email
    6. Adjust Mail Settings
    7. Webmail on the iPad
    8. POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad
  8. 6. Use the iPad’s Built-In Apps
    1. Set Up Your Calendar
    2. Use the iPad Calendar
      1. Add a Calendar Event
      2. Edit or Delete an Event
      3. Set Up an iPad Alert
      4. Subscribe to an Online Calendar
    3. Maintain Contacts
    4. Take Notes
    5. Use the Camera for Photos and Videos
      1. Taking Still Photos
      2. Shooting Videos
      3. Share and Upload Photos and Videos
    6. Make Video Calls with FaceTime
    7. Take Portraits with Photo Booth
    8. Watch YouTube Clips
      1. Find Videos on YouTube
      2. Control the Playback of YouTube Videos
    9. Find Your Way with Maps
    10. Locate Your Position Using GPS
    11. Get Directions on the Map
    12. View Photos
    13. Watch Videos
    14. Use the iPad as an iPod
    15. Shop iTunes and the App Store
  9. 7. Shop the App Store
    1. Go to the App Store
    2. Tour the App Store
    3. Set Up an iTunes/App Store Account
      1. Sign Up Without a Credit Card
    4. Buy, Download, and Install Apps
    5. Uninstall Apps
    6. Search for Apps
    7. Scale Up iPhone Apps
    8. Organize Apps
    9. Adjust App Preferences
    10. Update Apps
    11. Troubleshoot Apps
  10. 8. Read iBooks & ePeriodicals
    1. Download the iBooks App
    2. Go to the iBookstore
    3. Browse and Search for Books
    4. Buy and Download a Book
    5. Find Free iBooks
    6. Sync Books with iTunes
    7. Add Other eBooks to the iPad
    8. Read an iBook
    9. Change the Type in an iBook
    10. Search an iBook
    11. Use the Dictionary
    12. Create Bookmarks and Margin Notes
    13. Use Newspaper and Magazine Apps
    14. Subscribe to ePublications
    15. Delete or Rearrange iBooks
  11. 9. Play Games
    1. Find iPad Games
    2. Play Games
    3. Sign Up for Game Center
    4. Play Multiplayer Games
    5. Troubleshoot Games
    6. An iPad Games Gallery
  12. 10. Get Productive with iWork
    1. Meet iWork
    2. Get Started with iWork
    3. Create Documents in Pages
      1. Tips for Working with Text and Photos
    4. Create Spreadsheets in Numbers
    5. Create Presentations in Keynote
    6. Import, Export, and Share iWork Files
      1. iWork by Email
      2. iWork by iTunes Sync
      3. iWork by Online Server
    7. Troubleshooting iWork Files
      1. Getting Help with iWork
  13. 11. Organize and Sync Media Files with iTunes
    1. The iTunes Window
    2. How iTunes Organizes Your Content
    3. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    4. The iTunes Store
    5. The Wireless iTunes Store
    6. Check for Downloads
    7. Authorize Computers for iTunes and Home Sharing
    8. Deauthorize Your Computer
    9. Automatically Sync the iPad
    10. Manually Sync to Your iPad
      1. Manual Method #1
      2. Manual Method #2
      3. Manual Method #3
    11. Sync Music
    12. Sync Video
    13. Sync Photos
    14. Sync Info
    15. Sync Podcasts
    16. Sync Books
    17. Sync Apps and Games
    18. Troubleshoot Syncing Problems
    19. Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad
    20. Stream iPad Files With AirPlay
  14. 12. Master iTunes
    1. Change the Look of the iTunes Window
    2. Change the Size of the iTunes Window
    3. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    4. Four Ways to Browse Your Collection
    5. Search for Songs in iTunes
    6. Change a Song’s File Format
    7. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    8. Edit Song Information
    9. Edit Album Information and Song Gaps
    10. Make a New Playlist in iTunes
      1. Playlist-Making Method #1
      2. Playlist-Making Method #2
      3. Playlist-Making Method #3
    11. Change or Delete an Existing Playlist
    12. Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes
    13. Genius Mixes in iTunes
    14. You’re the Critic: Rate Your Music
    15. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets
    16. Ping Your Way to New Music
    17. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    18. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    19. Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive
    20. Back Up Your iTunes Files to Disc
  15. 13. Play Music and Other Audio
    1. Get Music and Audio for Your iPad
      1. Import a CD
      2. Import Existing Songs into iTunes
      3. Buy Music in the iTunes Store
    2. Explore the iPod Menu
    3. Play Music
    4. Play Audiobooks and Podcasts
    5. Control the Now Playing Screen
    6. Get Album Art in iTunes
      1. Automatically Add Art
      2. Manually Add Art
    7. Add Lyrics in iTunes
    8. Make Playlists
    9. Make Genius Playlists on the iPad
    10. Make Music With GarageBand
  16. 14. Watch and Edit Videos
    1. Get Video Onto Your iPad
    2. Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad
    3. Find and Play Videos on the iPad
      1. Zoom/Unzoom a Video
    4. Play iPad Videos on Your TV
    5. Edit Videos on the iPad
      1. Editing Video on the iPad 2
      2. Video-Editing Apps for the iPad
    6. Video Formats That Work on the iPad
    7. Delete Videos
  17. 15. View, Edit, and Manage Photos
    1. Get Pictures Onto Your iPad
      1. Transfer Photos with iTunes
      2. Transfer Photos from Mail Messages and Web Pages
      3. Transfer Photos with the iPad Camera Connection Kit
    2. Find Pictures on Your iPad
    3. View Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Email and Print Photos
      2. Delete Photos
    4. Edit Photos on the iPad
    5. Play Slideshows on Your iPad
    6. Play Slideshows on Your TV
    7. Change the iPad’s Wallpaper
    8. Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame
  18. 16. Sync Up with MobileMe
    1. Sign Up for MobileMe
    2. Sync Using MobileMe
      1. Set Up MobileMe on Your iPad
    3. Use the MobileMe Gallery
    4. Use iDisk
      1. The iDisk App on Your iPad
  19. A. iPad Settings
    1. Tour the iPad’s Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. WiFi
      3. Notifications
      4. Location Services
      5. Cellular Data (Wi-Fi + 3G iPads Only)
      6. Brightness & Wallpaper
      7. Picture Frame
      8. General
      9. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      10. Safari
      11. iPod
      12. Video
      13. Photos
      14. FaceTime
      15. Notes
      16. Store
      17. App Preferences
  20. B. iPad Troubleshooting and Care
    1. Apple’s iPad Troubleshooting Pages
    2. Reset Your iPad
    3. Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates
    4. Update the iPad’s Software
    5. Use iPad Backup Files
    6. Start Over: Restore Your iPad’s Software
    7. Protect Your iPad
    8. Find a Lost iPad
    9. Find an iPad Repair Shop
    10. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
  21. Index
  22. About the Author
  23. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: April 2011
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449301736