San Francisco, CA, May 12, 2011—Millions of people will buy a new iPad 2 but, despite its relative simplicity, many still won't know what to do with it after the ritual un-boxing. There's a lot more to the iPad than just a pretty screen. For new iPad owners who want to get the most from their new device, best-selling author Wallace Wang is back with My New iPad 2.
Updated for the iPad 2 and now in full color, My New iPad 2 (No Starch Press, May 2011, 280 pp., $24.95, 4C, ISBN 9781593273866) shows new iPad owners how to do the fun things they want to do right away, like surf the Web, send email, listen to music, install new apps, read ebooks, and watch videos. Also with this edition, Wang explains how to use the features introduced in iOS 4.3, like the new cameras, multitasking abilities, and FaceTime video-calling. With its wealth of hands-on, patient, step-by-step explanations of the essentials, new users will find that My New iPad 2 gets them up to speed in no time.
"The iPad 2 is incredibly versatile, but so many people only use their iPad to do one simple thing," said author Wallace Wang. "Many first-time users never even install a single app! My goal with this book is to show new iPad users a world of possibilities and to encourage readers to explore the device."
My New iPad 2 shows readers how to:
- Use cool shortcuts and top-secret touch gestures
- Find their way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
- Get online, set up email accounts, and browse the Web
- Install the best new apps and rearrange the Home screen
- Take, sync, and share photographs and videos
- Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
- Set parental controls, use a passcode, and encrypt backups
And much more.
The iPad is awfully cute, but it isn't a toaster, and it doesn't come with a user's guide. My New iPad 2 promises to fill that gap, painlessly.
Praise for My New iPad
"Down to earth, practical and straightforward."
"I found this book to be a handy reference and a straightforward guide to everything I needed to know about my new iPad."
"A pleasure to read."
"Nifty and user-friendly. This is a very good book to give to anyone who is getting or seriously considering getting a new iPad."
"If you really did just unwrap a new iPad and haven't used many Apple products, My New iPad will be a helpful guide."
"Wang has written a book that completely removes the mystery of the iPad and holds the hand of the timid first-time iPad user."
Chapter 17: "Listening to Music and Other Audio Files" (PDF)
Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents (PDF)
My New iPad 2
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Wallace Wang
ISBN 9781593273866, $24.95 USD
May 2011, 280 pp.
About No Starch Press
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