San Francisco, CA, June 6, 2012—It can be tricky to learn the ins and outs of any new piece of technology, especially from dry manuals or tedious lessons. At No Starch Press, we've never cared for either dry or tedious, which is why we're excited to announce a new edition of the best-selling, task-based, My New iPad, 3rd Edition, a book that promises to demystify everyone's favorite tablet.
Let's face it. Most people aren't buying an iPad because they want to use it to do work. They want to play and they don't want a lot of fuss. In My New iPad (No Starch Press, June 2012, 312 pp., $24.95, ISBN 9781593274290), best-selling author Wallace Wang offers new iPad owners hands-on, straightforward instructions for getting organized with the Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts apps (because we all need a little help); set up email; browse the web; set parental controls (there's a lot of bad stuff out there); use a secret passcode; and encrypt backups.
"This is a get things done and don't feel dumb with your iPad book," says No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock. "For everyone struggling with their first tablet, this book promises to make things a lot easier."
In My New iPad, readers will learn how to:
- Find their way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
- Use dictation and keyboard shortcuts to save time typing
- Listen to music, read ebooks and magazines, and take photos and videos
- Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
- Shop iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, magazines, and books
Each chapter presents a new project, making it easy to pick and choose the most interesting ones. New iPad owners will find that help is close at hand with My New iPad.
PRAISE FOR My New iPad
"Down to earth, practical, and straightforward. Wang takes you through anything you could want to know about your iPad."
"A handy reference and a straightforward guide to everything I needed to know about my new iPad."
"Each chapter is small and comes in easily consumable chunks of information that can instantly help new users complete a certain task with easy to follow step-by-step instructions."
—Gizmos for Geeks
"A pleasure to read. If you have an iPad, you'll be well served to get this."
"A book that completely removes the mystery of the iPad and holds the hand of the timid first-time iPad user, revealing features that one may have never discovered on their own."
My New iPad, 3rd Edition
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Wallace Wang
ISBN: 9781593274290, $24.95
June 2012, 312 pp.
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