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iPad™ For Dummies®

Book Description

  • What the book covers: the nuts and bolts of the iPad, mastering the multi-touch interface, setting up iTunes, synchronizing your data, working with the calendar, finding and watching videos, establishing a Wi-Fi connection, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving E-mail, finding a place or getting directions with maps, organizing and sharing your photos, jotting down and reviewing notes, enjoying an amazing gaming experience, buying music, videos, and books from iTunes, browsing and downloading applications from the App Store, protecting your information, troubleshooting, and more.

  • Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than nineteen years.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Authors' Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Getting to Know Your iPad
      2. Part II: The Internet iPad
      3. Part III: The iPad at Work and Play
      4. Part IV: The Undiscovered iPad
      5. Part V: The Part of Tens
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  6. I. Getting to Know Your iPad
    1. 1. Unveiling the iPad
      1. 1.1. Exploring the iPad's Big Picture
        1. 1.1.1. The iPad as an iPod
        2. 1.1.2. The iPad as an Internet communications device
        3. 1.1.3. The iPad as an e-book reader
        4. 1.1.4. The iPad as a platform for third-party apps
        5. 1.1.5. What do you need to use an iPad?
      2. 1.2. Touring the iPad Exterior
        1. 1.2.1. On the top
        2. 1.2.2. On the bottom
        3. 1.2.3. On the right side and the front
        4. 1.2.4. Status bar
      3. 1.3. The iPad's Terrific Thirteen: Discovering the Home Screen Icons
    2. 2. iPad Basic Training
      1. 2.1. Getting Started on Getting Started
      2. 2.2. Turning the iPad On and Off
      3. 2.3. Locking the iPad
      4. 2.4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
        1. 2.4.1. Training your digits
        2. 2.4.2. Navigating beyond the Home screen
        3. 2.4.3. The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPad keyboard
        4. 2.4.4. Discovering the special-use keys
        5. 2.4.5. Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards
        6. 2.4.6. Editing mistakes
        7. 2.4.7. Select, cut, copy, and paste
        8. 2.4.8. Searching for content on your iPad
    3. 3. The Kitchen Sync: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad
      1. 3.1. Starting to Sync
      2. 3.2. Disconnecting the iPad
      3. 3.3. Synchronizing Your Data
        1. 3.3.1. MobileMe
        2. 3.3.2. Contacts
        3. 3.3.3. Calendars
        4. 3.3.4. Mail accounts
        5. 3.3.5. Other
        6. 3.3.6. Advanced
      4. 3.4. Synchronizing Your Media
        1. 3.4.1. Apps
        2. 3.4.2. Music, music videos, and voice memos
        3. 3.4.3. Movies
        4. 3.4.4. TV shows
        5. 3.4.5. Podcasts
        6. 3.4.6. iTunes U
        7. 3.4.7. Books
        8. 3.4.8. Photos
  7. II. The Internet iPad
    1. 4. Going on a Mobile Safari
      1. 4.1. Surfin' Dude
        1. 4.1.1. Exploring the browser
        2. 4.1.2. Blasting off into cyberspace
      2. 4.2. I Can See Clearly Now
        1. 4.2.1. Opening multiple Web pages at a time
        2. 4.2.2. Looking at lovable links
        3. 4.2.3. Book(mark) 'em, Dano
        4. 4.2.4. Altering bookmarks
        5. 4.2.5. Clipping a Web page
        6. 4.2.6. Letting history repeat itself
        7. 4.2.7. Launching a mobile search mission
        8. 4.2.8. Saving Web pictures
      3. 4.3. Smart Safari Settings
    2. 5. The E-Mail Must Get Through
      1. 5.1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
        1. 5.1.1. Set up your account the easy way
        2. 5.1.2. Set up your account the less easy way
          1. 5.1.2.1. Setting up an e-mail account with Yahoo! Mail, Google, AOL, or MobileMe
          2. 5.1.2.2. Setting up an account with another provider
          3. 5.1.2.3. Setting up corporate e-mail
      2. 5.2. Darling, You Send Me (E-Mail)
        1. 5.2.1. Sending an all-text message
        2. 5.2.2. Sending a photo with a text message
        3. 5.2.3. Saving an e-mail to send later
        4. 5.2.4. Replying to or forwarding an e-mail message
        5. 5.2.5. Settings for sending e-mail
      3. 5.3. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
        1. 5.3.1. Reading messages
        2. 5.3.2. Managing messages
        3. 5.3.3. Searching e-mails
        4. 5.3.4. Don't grow too attached to attachments
        5. 5.3.5. More things you can do with messages
      4. 5.4. Setting Your Message and Account Settings
        1. 5.4.1. Checking and viewing e-mail settings
        2. 5.4.2. Altering account settings
    3. 6. Surfin' the Web without a Board (or at Least without Safari)
      1. 6.1. Maps Are Where It's At
        1. 6.1.1. Finding your current location with Maps
        2. 6.1.2. Finding a person, place, or thing
        3. 6.1.3. Views, zooms, and pans
        4. 6.1.4. Maps and contacts
        5. 6.1.5. Saving time with Bookmarks, Recents, and Contacts
          1. 6.1.5.1. Bookmarks
          2. 6.1.5.2. Recents
          3. 6.1.5.3. Contacts
        6. 6.1.6. Smart map tricks
          1. 6.1.6.1. Get route maps and driving directions
          2. 6.1.6.2. Get public transportation information and walking directions
          3. 6.1.6.3. Get traffic info in real time
          4. 6.1.6.4. More about the Info screen
      2. 6.2. Hey You, It's YouTube
        1. 6.2.1. Hunting for YouTube gems
        2. 6.2.2. Watch this: Watching YouTube videos
        3. 6.2.3. Restricting YouTube (and other) usage
      3. 6.3. Socializing with Social Media Apps
        1. 6.3.1. Facebook
        2. 6.3.2. MySpace
        3. 6.3.3. Twitter
    4. 7. Apply Here (to Find Out about iPad Apps)
      1. 7.1. Tapping the Magic of Apps
      2. 7.2. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
        1. 7.2.1. Browsing the App Store from your computer
        2. 7.2.2. Using the Search field
        3. 7.2.3. Getting more information about an app
          1. 7.2.3.1. Finding the full app description
          2. 7.2.3.2. Understanding the app rating
          3. 7.2.3.3. Following related links
          4. 7.2.3.4. Checking requirements and device support for the app
          5. 7.2.3.5. Reading reviews
        4. 7.2.4. Downloading an app
        5. 7.2.5. Updating an app
      3. 7.3. Using Your iPad to Find Apps
        1. 7.3.1. Browsing the App Store on your iPad
        2. 7.3.2. Using the Search field
        3. 7.3.3. Finding details about an app
        4. 7.3.4. Downloading an app
        5. 7.3.5. Updating an app
      4. 7.4. Working with Apps
        1. 7.4.1. Deleting an app
        2. 7.4.2. Writing an app review
        3. 7.4.3. Reporting a problem
  8. III. The iPad at Work and Play
    1. 8. Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad
      1. 8.1. Introducing the iPod inside Your iPad
      2. 8.2. Check Out Your Library
        1. 8.2.1. Finding music with the Search box
        2. 8.2.2. Browsing among the tabs
      3. 8.3. Taking Control of Your Tunes
        1. 8.3.1. Playing with the audio controls
        2. 8.3.2. Twiddling podcast and audiobook controls
        3. 8.3.3. It doesn't take a Genius
        4. 8.3.4. Creating playlists
      4. 8.4. Customizing the Volume and Equalizer
        1. 8.4.1. Play all songs at the same volume level
        2. 8.4.2. Choose an equalizer setting
        3. 8.4.3. Set a volume limit for music (and videos)
      5. 8.5. Shopping with the iTunes App
    2. 9. iPad Video: Seeing Is Believing
      1. 9.1. Finding Stuff to Watch
      2. 9.2. Playing Video
      3. 9.3. Finding and Working the Video Controls
      4. 9.4. Restricting Video Usage
      5. 9.5. Deleting Video from Your iPad
    3. 10. You Oughta Be in Pictures
      1. 10.1. Importing Pictures
        1. 10.1.1. Syncing pix
        2. 10.1.2. Connecting a digital camera or memory card
        3. 10.1.3. Saving images from e-mails and the Web
      2. 10.2. Where Have All My Pictures Gone?
      3. 10.3. Admiring Pictures
      4. 10.4. Launching Slideshows
        1. 10.4.1. Special slideshow effects
        2. 10.4.2. Turning the iPad into a picture frame
      5. 10.5. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
      6. 10.6. Deleting Pictures
    4. 11. Curling Up with a Good iBook
      1. 11.1. Why E-Books?
      2. 11.2. Beginning the iBook Story
      3. 11.3. Reading a Book
        1. 11.3.1. Turning pages
        2. 11.3.2. Jump to a specific page
        3. 11.3.3. Go to table of contents
        4. 11.3.4. Add bookmarks
        5. 11.3.5. Change the type size and font
        6. 11.3.6. Searching inside and outside a book
      4. 11.4. Shopping for E-Books
        1. 11.4.1. Just browsing iBookstore
        2. 11.4.2. Searching iBookstore
        3. 11.4.3. Deciding whether a book is worth it
        4. 11.4.4. Buying a book from iBookstore
        5. 11.4.5. Buying books beyond Apple
        6. 11.4.6. Finding free books outside iBookstore
      5. 11.5. Reading Newspapers and Magazines
    5. 12. The iPad at Work
      1. 12.1. Taking Note of Notes
      2. 12.2. Working with the Calendar
        1. 12.2.1. Choosing a calendar view
        2. 12.2.2. Searching appointments
        3. 12.2.3. Adding calendar entries
        4. 12.2.4. Letting your calendar push you around
        5. 12.2.5. Responding to meeting invitations
        6. 12.2.6. Subscribing to calendars
      3. 12.3. Sifting through Contacts
        1. 12.3.1. Adding and viewing contacts
        2. 12.3.2. Searching contacts
        3. 12.3.3. Contacting and sharing your contacts
        4. 12.3.4. Removing a contact
      4. 12.4. Apps for Work
        1. 12.4.1. The keys to Keynote
        2. 12.4.2. Page me with Pages
        3. 12.4.3. Playing with Numbers
  9. IV. The Undiscovered iPad
    1. 13. Setting You Straight on Settings
      1. 13.1. Checking Out the Settings Screen
      2. 13.2. Flying with Sky-High Settings
      3. 13.3. Controlling Wi-Fi Connections
      4. 13.4. Roaming among Cellular Data Options
      5. 13.5. Turning Notifications On and Off
      6. 13.6. Settings for Your Senses
        1. 13.6.1. Brightening your day
        2. 13.6.2. Wallpaper
        3. 13.6.3. Sounds
      7. 13.7. In General
        1. 13.7.1. About About
        2. 13.7.2. Usage settings
        3. 13.7.3. VPN (virtual private network) settings
        4. 13.7.4. Bluetooth
        5. 13.7.5. Location Services
        6. 13.7.6. Auto-Lock
        7. 13.7.7. Passcode
        8. 13.7.8. Restrictions
        9. 13.7.9. Home button
        10. 13.7.10. Date and time
        11. 13.7.11. Keyboard
        12. 13.7.12. International
        13. 13.7.13. Accessibility
          1. 13.7.13.1. VoiceOver
          2. 13.7.13.2. Zoom
          3. 13.7.13.3. White on Black
          4. 13.7.13.4. Mono Audio
          5. 13.7.13.5. Speak Auto-Text
          6. 13.7.13.6. Triple-Click Home
          7. 13.7.13.7. Closed Captioning
        14. 13.7.14. Reset
      8. 13.8. Find My iPad
    2. 14. When Good iPads Go Bad
      1. 14.1. Resuscitating an iPad with Issues
        1. 14.1.1. Recharge
        2. 14.1.2. Restart
        3. 14.1.3. Reset your iPad
        4. 14.1.4. Remove content
        5. 14.1.5. Reset settings and content
        6. 14.1.6. Restore
        7. 14.1.7. Recovery mode
      2. 14.2. Problems with Networks
      3. 14.3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
      4. 14.4. More Help on the Apple Web Site
      5. 14.5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
    3. 15. Accessorizing Your iPad
      1. 15.1. Accessories from Apple
        1. 15.1.1. Casing the iPad
        2. 15.1.2. Exploring virtual keyboard alternatives
          1. 15.1.2.1. The Apple iPad Keyboard Dock
          2. 15.1.2.2. The Apple Wireless Keyboard
        3. 15.1.3. Connecting a camera
        4. 15.1.4. Connecting an iPad to a TV or projector
        5. 15.1.5. Keeping a spare charger
      2. 15.2. Listening and Talking with Earphones, Headphones, and Headsets
        1. 15.2.1. Wired headphones, earphones, and headsets
        2. 15.2.2. Bluetooth stereo headphones, earphones, and headsets
      3. 15.3. Listening with Speakers
        1. 15.3.1. Desktop speakers
        2. 15.3.2. Bluetooth speakers
        3. 15.3.3. Docking your iPad with an extender cable
      4. 15.4. Wrapping Your iPad in Third-Party Cases
      5. 15.5. But Wait . . . There's More!
        1. 15.5.1. Protecting the screen with film
        2. 15.5.2. Standing up your iPad with Griffin A-Frame
        3. 15.5.3. Sharing your iPad with a 2-into-1 stereo adapter
  10. V. The Part of Tens
    1. 16. Ten Appetizing (and Free) Apps
      1. 16.1. Shazam
      2. 16.2. Pocket Legends
      3. 16.3. Instapaper Free
      4. 16.4. ABC Player
      5. 16.5. Now Playing
      6. 16.6. IMDb
      7. 16.7. Netflix
      8. 16.8. Comics
      9. 16.9. Epicurious
      10. 16.10. Air Hockey Gold
      11. 16.11. Pandora Radio
    2. 17. Ten Apps Worth Paying For
      1. 17.1. Bill Atkinson PhotoCard
      2. 17.2. Words with Friends HD
      3. 17.3. Scrabble
      4. 17.4. ArtStudio
      5. 17.5. The Pinball
      6. 17.6. Art Authority
      7. 17.7. Magic Piano
      8. 17.8. The Elements: A Visual Exploration
      9. 17.9. Bento for iPad
      10. 17.10. Zagat to Go
    3. 18. Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. 18.1. Sliding for Accuracy and Punctuation
      2. 18.2. Autocorrect Is Your Friend
        1. 18.2.1. Autoapostrophes are good for you
        2. 18.2.2. Make rejection work for you
      3. 18.3. Viewing the iPad's Capacity
      4. 18.4. The Way-Cool Hidden iTunes Scrub Speed Tip
      5. 18.5. Tricks with Links and E-Mail Addresses
      6. 18.6. Share the Love
      7. 18.7. Choosing a Home Page for Safari
      8. 18.8. Storing Files
      9. 18.9. Making Phone Calls on the iPad
      10. 18.10. Taking a Snapshot of the Screen