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iPad: The Missing Manual

iPad: The Missing Manual

By J.D. Biersdorfer

Missing CD-ROM

Chapter 1. Get to Know Your iPad

Download iTunes for your computer:

An overview of Apple's VoiceOver software:

ZAGG military-grade screen protectors:

Oleophobic Screen Test:

Chapter 2. Interact with Your iPad

Find iPad external keyboards and docks in Apple's online store:

Chapter 3. Get Online

Check your coverage on AT&T's wireless network coverage viewer:

Use public Wi-Fi with T-Mobile hot spots:

Use Wi-Fi on an airplane:

Use Boingo wireless hot spots:

Use AT&T's wireless hot spots:

Find wireless hot spots with JWire Wi-Fi Finder:

More on Verizon Wireless mobile broadband hot spot hardware:

More on Sprint's 4G Overdrive mobile broadband:

Skype's international plans:

Chapter 4. Surf the Web

Download Safari:

Stream audio podcasts from the BBC:

National Public Radio's mobile site for audio streaming:

Podcasts from The New York Times:

Stream QuickTime movie trailers on the iPad:

Sign up for Google Docs:

Zoho online office applications:

Zoho Mobile site:

Basecamp project management site from 37 Signals:

Dropbox online file sharing and storage:

Facebook social networking:

MySpace social networking:

Twitterific app for iPad:

AIM instant messenger app for iPad:

Photobucket for iPad app:

Loopt Pulse for iPad app:

Flickr photo sharing:

Chapter 5. Keep in Touch with Email

No links.

Chapter 6. Use the iPad's Built-In Apps

How to sync a Google calendar:

Subscribe to themed calendars to the iPad:

Sign up for a YouTube account:

Chapter 7. Shop the App Store

Visit iTunes Store customer service for help with an app purchase:

Chapter 8. iBooks & ePeriodicals

Download Apple's free iBooks app from the iTunes Store:

Download free ePub books from Project Gutenberg:

Read Kindle content from Amazon with the iPad Kindle app:

Download the inventive iPad adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland:"

Download newspaper and magazine apps for the iPad:

Chapter 9. Play Games

Notable games in the App Store:

Chapter 10. Get Productive with iWork

The iPad apps in the iWork productivity suite:

Apple's file-sharing site:

Chapter 11. Organize and Sync Media Files with iTunes

Buy replacement USB cables and other iPad accessories in the online Apple Store:

Apple's QuickTime Pro software for video conversion:

Chapter 12: Mastering iTunes

Find more online radio stations at audiobooks:

Buy digital music tracks from other online stores:

Chapter 13: Play Music and Other Audio

No links.

Chapter 14: Watch Videos

Streaming video apps for the iPad:

Explanation of high-definition video resolutions at

AV cables for iPad:

Video conversion programs for iPad:

Chapter 15: View and Manage Photos

Import photos from a digital camera with Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit:

Chapter 16: Sync Up with MobileMe

Sign up for Apple's MobileMe service:

Apple's MobileMe apps:

Appendix A: iPad Settings

Online guide for using the VoiceOver Accessibility software on the iPad:

Appendix B: iPad Troubleshooting and Care

Apple's support pages for the iPad:

iTunes download page for updating or reinstalling the software:

Apple's instructions for completely removing iTunes from Mac OS X:

Apple's support pages for the iTunes:

Companies that sell iPad cases and accessories::

Apple's ApplceCare extended warranty plan for the iPad: