iPad: The Missing Manual

Book description

The iPad 2 is faster, lighter, and more versatile than its predecessor, but there's still no printed guide to using its amazing features. That’s where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. Learn how to stream HD video, make video calls, manage your email, surf the Web, listen to music, play games, and maybe even do a little iWork. This is the book that should have been in the box.

  • Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, movies, TV shows, eBooks, photos, and more.
  • Share with others. Stream music, HD movies, TV shows, and more, to and from your iPad.
  • Create your own media. Use the iPad’s new Photo Booth, iMovie, and GarageBand apps to express yourself.
  • Get online. Connect through WiFi or Wi-Fi+3G, and surf with the iPad’s faster browser.
  • Place video calls. See who’s talking with the iPad’s FaceTime app and its two cameras.
  • Consolidate your email. Read and send messages from any of your accounts.
  • Learn undocumented tips and tricks. Get the lowdown on cool iPad secrets and workarounds.

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Table of contents

  1. iPad: The Missing Manual
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. How to Use This Book
      1. About→These→Arrows
      2. The Very Basics
      3. About MissingManuals.com
      4. Safari® Books Online
  4. 1. Get to Know Your iPad
    1. Turn the iPad On and Off
    2. Use the Mute 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. Install iTunes on Your Computer
    8. Connect to Your Computer
    9. Set Up Your iPad in iTunes
    10. Disconnect from Your Computer
    11. Work with iTunes
    12. Charge the iPad Battery
    13. Extend Battery Life
    14. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
  5. 2. Interact with Your iPad
    1. Finger Moves for the iPad
    2. Use the iPad Keyboard
    3. Cut, Copy, and Paste
    4. Discover iPad Keyboard Shortcuts
    5. Use an International Keyboard
      1. Delete a Keyboard
    6. Search the iPad
    7. Add an External Keyboard
      1. Bluetooth Keyboard
      2. iPad Keyboard Dock
  6. 3. Get Online
    1. Should You Use Wi-Fi or 3G?
    2. Get Your Wi-Fi Connection
    3. Use Public Wi-Fi Hot Spots
    4. Stay Secure: Wi-Fi Network Safety Tips
    5. Use a Mobile Broadband Hot Spot
    6. Use Skype to Make Internet Calls
    7. Pick an AT&T 3G Service Plan
    8. Sign Up for AT&T 3G Service
    9. Use the AT&T Data Network
    10. Turn 3G Service Off or On
    11. Change or Cancel Data Plans
    12. Travel Internationally with the iPad
  7. 4. Surf the Web
    1. Take a Safari Tour
    2. Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages
    3. Create and Use Safari 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 Images From the Web (and Mail)
    10. Stream Web Audio and Video
    11. Work With Online Apps
    12. Social Networking on the iPad
    13. Use Autofill to Save Time
    14. Manipulate Multiple Pages
    15. Pop-up Blockers, Cookies, and Security
      1. Cookies
  8. 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
  9. 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. Watch YouTube Clips
      1. Finding a Video to Play
      2. Playing YouTube Videos
    6. Find Your Way with Maps
    7. Locate Your Position with GPS
    8. Get Directions on the Map
    9. View Photos
    10. Watch Videos
    11. Use the iPad as an iPod
    12. Shop iTunes and the App Store
  10. 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
  11. 8. 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. Make Bookmarks and Notes
    13. Use Newspaper and Magazine Apps
    14. Subscribe to ePublications
    15. Delete an iBook
  12. 9. Play Games
    1. Find iPad Games
    2. Play Games
    3. Play Multiplayer Games
    4. Troubleshoot Games
    5. An iPad Games Gallery
  13. 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 iWork.com
  14. 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 Files
    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
  15. 12. Mastering 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. Get a Birds-Eye Look at Your Collection with Grid View
    6. Search for Songs in iTunes
    7. You’re the Critic: Rate Your Music
    8. Listen to Internet Radio
    9. Change a Song’s File Format
    10. Change a Song’s Start and Stop Times
    11. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    12. Edit Song Information
    13. Edit Album Information and Song Gaps
    14. Make a New Playlist in iTunes
      1. Playlist-Making Method #1
      2. Playlist-Making Method #2
      3. Playlist-Making Method #3
    15. Change or Delete an Existing Playlist
    16. iTunes DJ: Get the Party Started
    17. Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes
    18. Genius Mixes in iTunes
    19. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Playlists
    20. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    21. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes
    22. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    23. Buy Songs from Other Music Stores
    24. Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive
    25. Back Up Your iTunes Files to Disc
  16. 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
  17. 14. Watch Videos
    1. Get Video on Your iPad
    2. Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad
    3. Find and Play Videos on the iPad
      1. Zoom/Unzoom Video
    4. Play iPad Videos on Your TV
    5. Video Formats That Work on the iPad
    6. Delete Videos
  18. 15. View and Manage Photos
    1. Get Pictures onto Your iPad
      1. Transfer Photos with iTunes
      2. Transfer Photos from Mail Messages
      3. Transfer Photos with the iPad Camera Connection Kit
    2. Find Pictures on Your iPad
    3. View Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Email Photos
      2. Delete Photos
    4. Play Slideshows on Your iPad
    5. Play Slideshows on Your TV
    6. Change the iPad’s Wallpaper
    7. Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame
  19. 16. Sync Up with MobileMe
    1. Sign Up for MobileMe
    2. Set Up MobileMe on a PC or Mac
      1. Set Up MobileMe on the iPad
    3. Use the MobileMe Gallery
    4. Use iDisk
      1. The iDisk App on Your iPad
  20. A. iPad Settings
    1. Tour the iPad Settings
      1. Wi-Fi
      2. Notifications
      3. Airplane Mode (Wi-Fi + 3G iPads Only)
      4. Cellular Data (Wi-Fi + 3G iPads Only)
      5. Brightness & Wallpaper
      6. Picture Frame
      7. General
      8. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      9. Safari
      10. iPod
      11. Videos
      12. Photos
      13. Store
      14. App Preferences
  21. 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. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
  22. Index
  23. About the Author
  24. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPad: The Missing Manual
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: June 2010
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449387846