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My iPad® mini

Book Description

Covers iOS 6
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad mini photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iPad mini problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad mini.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad mini
• Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad mini
• Video chat with your friends using Skype and FaceTime
• Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices
• Use Dictation to create notes, emails, text messages, search the Internet, and more
• Use iCloud to synchronize data between your devices
• Watch movies, TV shows, or home videos
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Stay organized with the Calendar app
• Use Pages and Numbers to create documents and spreadsheets
• Use Keynote to build and display presentations

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Table of Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. We Want to Hear from You!
  8. Reader Services
  9. 1. Getting Started
    1. The Evolving iPad
    2. The iPad mini’s Buttons and Switches
    3. Screen Gestures
    4. iPad mini Screens
    5. Interacting with Your iPad mini
    6. Using Siri
  10. 2. Customizing Your iPad
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
    2. Getting Details About Your iPad
    3. Setting Alert Sounds
    4. Password Protecting Your iPad
    5. Setting Parental Restrictions
    6. Setting Side Switch Functionality
    7. Setting Your Date and Time
    8. Modifying Keyboard Settings
    9. Changing Safari Settings
    10. Changing Music Settings
    11. Notification Center Settings
    12. More Settings
  11. 3. Networking and Syncing
    1. Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection
    2. Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection
    3. Syncing with iTunes
    4. Syncing Using iCloud
  12. 4. Playing Music and Video
    1. Playing a Song
    2. Building a Playlist
    3. Making iTunes Purchases
    4. Downloading Podcasts
    5. Playing Video
    6. Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices
    7. Home Sharing
  13. 5. Reading Books
    1. Buying a Book from Apple
    2. Reading a Book
    3. Using Reading Aids
    4. Adding Notes and Highlights
    5. Adding Bookmarks
    6. Organizing Your Books
    7. Using iBooks Alternatives
  14. 6. Organizing Your Life
    1. Adding a Contact
    2. Searching for a Contact
    3. Working with Contacts
    4. Creating a Calendar Event
    5. Using Calendar Views
    6. Creating Notes
    7. Setting Reminders
    8. Setting Clock Alarms
  15. 7. Surfing the Web
    1. Browsing to a URL
    2. Searching the Web
    3. Viewing Web Pages
    4. Returning to Previously Visited Websites
    5. Bookmarking Websites
    6. Deleting Your Bookmarks
    7. Creating Home Screen Bookmarks
    8. Building a Reading List
    9. Filling in Web Forms
    10. Opening Multiple Web Pages
    11. Copying Text and Images from Web Pages
    12. Using Images from Web Pages
    13. Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader
  16. 8. Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter
    1. Configuring Your Email
    2. Reading Your Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Creating a Signature
    5. Deleting and Moving Messages
    6. Searching Email
    7. Configuring How Email Is Received
    8. More Email Settings
    9. Setting Up Messaging
    10. Conversing with Messages
    11. Setting Up Twitter
    12. Following People on Twitter
    13. How to Tweet
  17. 9. Taking and Editing Photos
    1. Taking Photos
    2. Using Photo Booth
    3. Browsing Your Photos
    4. Editing Photos
    5. Sharing Photos
    6. Viewing Albums
    7. Creating Albums
    8. Creating a Slideshow
    9. Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame
    10. Capturing the Screen
    11. Deleting Photos
    12. Adjusting Photos in iPhoto
    13. Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto
    14. Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto
    15. Sharing Photos with iPhoto
    16. Creating Online Journals with iPhoto
  18. 10. Recording Video
    1. Shooting Video
    2. Trimming Video Clips
    3. Combining Clips in iMovie
    4. Editing Transitions in iMovie
    5. Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie
    6. Adding Video Titles in iMovie
    7. Setting Up FaceTime
    8. Placing Video Calls with FaceTime
    9. Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime
  19. 11. Writing with Pages
    1. Creating a New Document
    2. Styling Text
    3. Reusing Styles
    4. Formatting Text
    5. Creating Lists
    6. Column Layouts
    7. Inserting Images
    8. Using Shapes in Documents
    9. Creating Tables
    10. Creating Charts
    11. Document Setup
    12. Sharing and Printing Documents
  20. 12. Spreadsheets with Numbers
    1. Creating a New Spreadsheet
    2. Totaling Columns
    3. Averaging Columns
    4. Performing Calculations
    5. Formatting Tables
    6. Creating Forms
    7. Creating Charts
    8. Using Multiple Tables
  21. 13. Presentations with Keynote
    1. Building a Simple Presentation
    2. Building Your Own Slide
    3. Adding Transitions
    4. Organizing Slides
    5. Playing Your Presentation
    6. Presenting on an External Display
  22. 14. Navigating with Maps
    1. Finding a Location
    2. Searching for Places and Things
    3. Getting Directions
    4. Setting Bookmarks
    5. Using Views
    6. Getting Traffic Reports
  23. 15. The World of Apps
    1. Purchasing an App
    2. Arranging Apps on Your iPad
    3. Creating App Folders
    4. Viewing Currently Running Apps
    5. Quitting Apps
    6. Finding Good Apps
    7. Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps
    8. Getting Help with Apps
  24. 16. Using Popular and Critical Apps
    1. Using Facebook
    2. Using iTap VNC
    3. Using GoodReader
    4. Using NewsRack
    5. Using Flipboard
    6. Adding a Dictionary
    7. Using Skype for iPad
    8. Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen
    9. Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote
    10. Handwriting Notes
    11. Using Epicurious
    12. Other Useful Apps
  25. 17. Games and Entertainment
    1. Composing Music with GarageBand
    2. Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix
    3. Listening to Music with Pandora Radio
    4. Using Game Center
    5. iPad Games and Entertainment
    6. Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand
  26. 18. iPad mini Accessories
    1. Printing from Your iPad mini
    2. iPad mini Smart Cover
    3. Power Accessories and Docks
    4. Video Output Adapters
    5. Apple Wireless Keyboard
    6. SD Card and USB Adapters
  27. Index
  28. Ad Pages