San Francisco, CA, December 2, 2010—The iPad is cute, lovable, and fun to play with, but it's also a bit mysterious. While the basics are easy to grasp, many of the iPad's most useful features aren't immediately obvious. For new iPad owners in need of guidance, bestselling author Wallace Wang has returned with a no-nonsense guide to getting the most out of this powerful gadget.
My New iPad (No Starch Press, December 2010, 384 pp., $24.95, ISBN 9781593272876) shows readers how to do useful and entertaining things with their iPad, like surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, and play with photos. This second edition has been updated with a chapter on troubleshooting and revised to cover the new features introduced in iOS 4.x, including multitasking, folders, printing, and much more. As a simple user's guide, My New iPad doesn't drag readers through pointless details. Instead, as with the other titles in the My New series from No Starch Press, Wang takes readers step-by-step through the iPad's many useful features, making it easy for them to pick and choose which tasks they want to learn how to accomplish, and when.
"With experts predicting 25 million sales in 2011, it's clear that the iPad's appeal is universal," said Wang. "For the millions who will unwrap iPads for the first time this holiday season, whether they're experienced computer users or novices, My New iPad will help them painlessly learn the basics of their iPad so they can start having fun and being productive right away."
In My New iPad, readers learn how to:
- Sync and share photographs, calendars, and contact information
- Set up email accounts and browse the Web
- Shop on iTunes and the iBookstore for new music, movies, TV shows, and books
- Set parental controls and control privacy settings
- Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files
- Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps
The iPad can do hundreds of amazing things. Readers who want to get more out of this elegant and powerful device need look no further than My New iPad.
About the Author
Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, My New iPhone, and Steal This Computer Book (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful stand-up comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and performs regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Praise for the My New Series
"Highly recommended for newbies and switchers."
"Wallace Wang has hit the nail on the head . . . some people just learn better and faster by doing projects rather than trying to stay awake doing tedious lessons."
"An excellent book for the novice to intermediate Mac user."
—MACINTOSH USER GROUP FOR SENIORS (M.U.G.S.)
"The approach to this book is really quite brilliant."
Chapter 21: "Transferring iTunes University Courses from a Computer to Your iPad" (PDF)
Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents (PDF)
My New iPad, 2nd Edition|
by Wallace Wang
December 2010, 384 pp
ISBN 9781593272876, $24.95 USD
About No Starch Press
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