Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition

Book description

Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition is written so that anyone can quickly get up to speed on Apple's latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com), the authors have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day, and they'll guide you through all of the perks of being an iPad owner with access to all the new and amazing features in iOS 5. This book takes you from selecting and buying an iPad, to connecting it to the Internet, to using the incredible power of the iPad and all its apps to enhance your life.

Whether you're using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire or edit family photos, listen to music, watch movies, create or edit movies, or read a book, this book will help guide you. Discover how your iPad can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. This book will help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps. You'll also learn how get the most out of your iPad's two cameras, and you'll learn how iCloud keeps all of your documents and photos in sync across all your Apple devices. You'll also learn about great new iOS 5 features like Reminders, Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, and PC-Free updates.

Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition introduces the essentials of using your iPad for recreation, travel, and work—and includes the basics of Apple's iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers. You'll also learn how to use iLife's suite of apps, including iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand on the iPad.

No matter how you use your iPad, Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition will show you how to make the most of it.

What you'll learn

  • Learn the new features of iOS 5 on your iPad

  • Watch, read and listen more with endless movies, books and music at your fingertips

  • Create images and videos and edit them with iMovie

  • Use the iPad as a professional office tool to create rich documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

  • See how iCloud makes syncing seamless

  • Get connected wirelessly, stay connected and set your computing life free

Who this book is for

iPad owners who want to learn more about the new features in iOS 5 and iCloud.

Table of contents

  1. Title
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Chapter 1: Bringing Your iPad Home
    1. Picking Your iPad
    2. Buying Your iPad
    3. Unboxing Your iPad
    4. iPad Feature Overview
    5. Preparing for Setup
    6. Accessorizing Your iPad
    7. Summary
  7. Chapter 2: Putting Your Data and Media on Your iPad
    1. Working with iTunes
    2. The iPad iTunes Settings Pane
    3. The Tabs
    4. iTunes Device Settings
    5. Summary
  8. Chapter 3: Exploring the iPad Hardware
    1. The Bits and Pieces of an iPad
    2. Care and Maintenance of Your iPad
    3. Apple Accessories for iPad
    4. Summary
  9. Chapter 4: Interacting with Your iPad
    1. Interaction Basics
    2. The Lock Screen
    3. The Home Screen
    4. iPad Settings
    5. The Keyboard
    6. Notification Center
    7. Accessibility
    8. Summary
  10. Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet
    1. Connecting with Wi-Fi
    2. Connecting with 3G
    3. Summary
  11. Chapter 6: Browsing the Internet with Safari
    1. Getting Started with Safari
    2. Safari's Browser Window
    3. Navigation Basics
    4. Eliminating Clutter with Reader
    5. Building Up Your Reading List
    6. Safari Settings
    7. The iPad and Flash Videos
    8. Summary
  12. Chapter 7: Touching Your Music and Video
    1. Watching Video on the iPad
    2. Video Playback
    3. Videos App
    4. YouTube
    5. Watching Videos on the Web with Safari
    6. Video Accessories
    7. Listening to Music on the iPad
    8. Setting Up Home Sharing
    9. Summary
  13. Chapter 8: Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More
    1. The App Store
    2. The iTunes Store
    3. The iBookstore
    4. Summary
  14. Chapter 9: Reading Books and Newspapers with iBooks and Newsstand
    1. The iBooks App
    2. Syncing Books
    3. Navigating Your Bookshelf
    4. Organizing Your Books into Collections
    5. Reading Books
    6. Having a Book Read to You
    7. Syncing PDFs
    8. Navigating the PDF Bookshelf
    9. Navigating and Reading PDFs
    10. Settings
    11. Newsstand
    12. Summary
  15. Chapter 10: Leveraging Your Desk Set
    1. Notes
    2. Calendar
    3. Contacts
    4. Setting Reminders
    5. Summary
  16. Chapter 11: Setting Up and Using Mail
    1. Setting Up Mail Accounts
    2. Viewing and Managing Your Incoming Mail
    3. Composing a New E-mail
    4. Using Mail in Other Apps
    5. Summary
  17. Chapter 12: Working with Maps
    1. Maps Screen
    2. Navigating Maps
    3. Bookmarking and Viewing Saved Locations
    4. Directions and Traffic
    5. Maps in Other Apps
    6. Find a Lost iPad
    7. Find a Friend
    8. Summary
  18. Chapter 13: Touching Your Digital Photos
    1. Getting Photos onto Your iPad
    2. Navigating Your Photos
    3. Touching and Viewing Your Albums and Photos
    4. Sharing Your Photos
    5. Deleting Your Photos
    6. Managing Photo Albums
    7. Picture Framing
    8. Changing the Wallpaper Without Using the Photos App
    9. Editing Your Photos
    10. Viewing Videos
    11. Summary
  19. Chapter 14: On the Go with iWork
    1. Buy and Install iWork for iPad
    2. Pages
    3. Numbers
    4. Keynote
    5. Importing Documents from a Computer
    6. Using iCloud to Sync Your Documents Between Devices
    7. Summary
  20. Chapter 15: Using the iPad Cameras with Camera, Photo Booth, and FaceTime
    1. The Camera Hardware
    2. Navigating the Camera App
    3. Viewing Your Camera Roll
    4. Viewing Individual Photos
    5. Viewing Videos
    6. Having Fun with Photo Booth
    7. Using FaceTime to Chat
    8. Navigating Your FaceTime Contacts
    9. Placing and Receiving a FaceTime Call
    10. Other FaceTime Calling Options
    11. FaceTime Settings
    12. Summary
  21. Chapter 16: Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad
    1. The iPad as a Game Machine
    2. The iPad as a News and Weather Center
    3. The iPad as an Artist's Canvas
    4. The iPad as a Phone
    5. The iPad as a Kitchen Helper
    6. The iPad as a Presentation Tool
    7. The iPad as a Travel Computer
    8. Remote Desktop Computing
    9. Summary
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: December 2011
  • Publisher(s): Apress
  • ISBN: 9781430240686