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Press Release: April 22, 2011

iPad 2: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly

iPad 2: The Missing Manual

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Sebastopol, CA—The iPad is an amazing media device, once you really know how to use it. In this entertaining book, iPad 2: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $24.99 USD), New York Times tech columnist and iPad expert J.D. Biersdorfer shows you how to get the most out of this sleek tablet to surf the Web, send and receive email, watch movies and TV shows, read ebooks, listen to music, play games, and even do a little iWork. It's the book that should have been in the box.

"The original iPad was great, but the iPad 2 is even better. All that thinner, lighter, faster stuff Apple was touting is true, and I'm finding even more apps that let me get stuff done during the day—and leave the laptop at home," writes Biersdorfer. "I can do word-processing, edit photos, stitch together a quick Web movie, read a book and catch up with the latest episode of '30 Rock,' all on the same lightweight device."

And, adds Biersdorfer: "I love using FaceTime on the iPad 2. All you do is prop up the tablet, tap a contact name to make a call, and sit back to chat. It's sort of like having a live picture frame with two-way communication."

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Learn undocumented tips and tricks. Get the lowdown on cool iPad secrets
  • Build and play your media library. Fill up your iPad with music, movies, TV shows, eBooks, photos, music videos, audiobooks, and podcasts
  • Get online. Connect through Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G—on both GSM and CDMA networks
  • Discover state-of-the-art e-reading. Buy and read books and magazines in full color
  • Consolidate your email accounts. Read email from your personal and work accounts
  • Shop iTunes and the App Store. Navigate Apple's media emporiums, and learn how to get free music, video, books, and apps

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About the Author

J.D. Biersdorfer is a best-selling, veteran Missing Manual author. J.D. wrote Best iPad Apps and iPad: The Missing Manual (First Edition), and co-wrote iPod: The Missing Manual and iPhoto: The Missing Manual, and is the author of Netbooks: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She has authored a weekly technology column for the The New York Times since 1998.

View J.D. Biersdorfer's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see:

iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Second Edition iPad 2: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By J.D. Biersdorfer
Print ISBN: 9781449301736   Ebook ISBN: 9781449303259  
Pages: 336 (est.)
Print Price: $24.99   Ebook Price: $19.99

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