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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 2. Setting Up and Using the Home Screen

In this lesson, you learn your way around the iPad 2 Home screen—what’s on it, what all the little symbols in the status bar and changes in them mean, and how to customize the app layout onscreen. You also learn how to search data you’ve entered across your iPad’s apps.

The iPad’s Touchscreen

Apple had a huge success with the Macintosh, beginning in 1984, largely as the result of the Mac’s fully integrated use of a relatively new invention: the computer mouse. On the Mac, the mouse was used to do amazing things, such as driving the interface to professional-level drawing and video-editing applications on an affordable personal computer.

Apple then recognized touch as the next big thing in computer ...

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