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My New iPad, 2nd Edition

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The iPad is cute, lovable, fun to play with, and a bit mysterious. This second edition of the best-selling My New iPad removes the mystery, showing every user how to get more from their new iPad. This simple, patient, and complete guide to the iPad shows readers, step-by-step, how to do what they want to do right away, like surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, and play with photos. Wallace Wang, bestselling author of My New Mac and My New iPhone, walks readers through the iPad's many useful features, like using the Maps app and compass; shopping on iTunes and the iBook Store; customizing the iPad's appearance; setting parental controls and privacy; editing Office documents; and getting organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps. This revised second edition covers all the new features of iOS 4, including multitasking, folders, printing, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise for other books by Wallace Wang
    1. My News™ Mac
    2. My New™ iPhone
  2. Dedication
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
    1. How This Book Is Organized
  5. I. Basic Training
    1. 1. Turning Your iPad On and Off
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Turning On Your iPad
      3. Turning Off Your iPad
      4. Putting Your iPad to Sleep
      5. Putting Your iPad to Sleep Automatically
      6. Waking Up Your iPad from Sleep Mode
      7. Turning Airplane Mode On and Off (3G iPad Models Only)
      8. Additional Ideas for Turning Your iPad On and Off
    2. 2. Charging and Conserving iPad Battery Power
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Recharging an iPad
      3. Turning Off Wi-Fi and 3G
      4. Turning Off Push Accounts
      5. Turning Off Location Services
      6. Monitoring Battery Life
      7. Turning Off Bluetooth
      8. Additional Ideas for Conserving Power
    3. 3. Using Your iPad’s Physical and Virtual Controls
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Viewing the Home Screen
      3. Adjusting the Volume
      4. Muting the Volume
      5. Multitasking with the Home Button
      6. Locking the Screen Rotation
      7. Adjusting the Screen Brightness
      8. Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad
    4. 4. Controlling the iPad User Interface
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Using the Multi-Touch Screen
        1. Using the Select Command
        2. Using the Scroll Command
        3. Using the Zoom Command
      3. Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad
    5. 5. Using and Customizing the Virtual Keyboard
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Displaying Different Virtual Keyboards
      3. Typing on a Virtual Keyboard
        1. Typing Text
        2. Moving the Cursor
      4. Selecting, Copying, and Cutting Text
        1. Selecting a Single Word
        2. Selecting Part of Your Text
        3. Pasting Text
      5. Spellchecking
      6. Customizing the Virtual Keyboard
      7. Adding Auditory Keyboard Clicks
      8. Typing Foreign Characters
      9. Additional Ideas for Using the Virtual Keyboard
  6. II. Customizing Your iPad
    1. 6. Customizing the Home Screen
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Rearranging Icons on the Home Screen
        1. Rearranging Icons on the iPad
        2. Rearranging Icons Through iTunes
        3. Rearranging Icons into Folders
        4. Renaming a Folder
        5. Taking Icons out of a Folder
      3. Putting Apps on the Dock
        1. Adding App Icons to the Dock
        2. Taking App Icons off the Dock
      4. Resetting Your Home Screen
      5. Modifying the Wallpaper
        1. Adjusting the Wallpaper Brightness
        2. Changing the Wallpaper
      6. Additional Ideas for Customizing Your Home Screen
    2. 7. Using Parental Controls
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Blocking iPad Features
      3. Filtering Content
      4. Disabling Restrictions
      5. Additional Ideas for Using Restrictions on Your iPad
    3. 8. Protecting Your Privacy
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Setting (or Removing) a Passcode
        1. Setting a Passcode
        2. Changing a Passcode
        3. Removing a Passcode
      3. Defining When to Ask for a Passcode
      4. Erasing Data After 10 Incorrect Passcodes
      5. Additional Ideas for Protecting Your iPad
    4. 9. Setting the Date and Time
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Picking a Time Zone
      3. Setting the Date and Time
      4. Setting (or Turning Off) 24-Hour Time
      5. Additional Ideas for Modifying the Date and Time on Your iPad
    5. 10. Restoring and Resetting Your iPad
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Restoring an iPad
        1. Restoring from a Backup
        2. Encrypting Your Backup
        3. Deleting a Backup
      3. Resetting Everything
        1. Saving Your Data While Resetting the iPad
        2. Resetting and Erasing Your iPad
      4. Resetting the Network Settings
      5. Resetting the Keyboard Dictionary
      6. Resetting Location Services
      7. Additional Ideas for Resetting Your iPad
    6. 11. Setting Up an Internet Connection
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection
      3. Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network
      4. Connecting to a 3G Cellular Network
      5. Canceling (or Switching) a Cellular Data Plan
      6. Additional Ideas for Connecting to the Internet
    7. 12. Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Finding Apps on Your iPad
      3. Installing an App
      4. Finding Apps in iTunes
      5. Updating Apps on the iPad
      6. Deleting Apps from the iPad
        1. Deleting an App from the iPad
        2. Deleting an App Using iTunes
      7. Running iPhone Apps on the iPad
      8. Additional Ideas for Installing and Uninstalling Apps
  7. III. Getting on the Internet
    1. 13. Browsing with Safari
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Navigating Safari
      3. Searching in Safari
      4. Opening Multiple Web Pages
        1. Opening a Blank Web Page
        2. Opening a Link in Another Web Page
      5. Emailing a Web Page Link
      6. Copying a Graphic Image from a Web Page
      7. Printing a Web Page
      8. Additional Ideas for Browsing the Internet
    2. 14. Using Bookmarks with Safari
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Using the History Window
        1. Revisiting a Website Stored in the History Window
        2. Clearing the History Window
      3. Adding and Managing Bookmarks
        1. Adding a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Window or Bookmarks Bar
        2. Showing (or Hiding) the Bookmarks Bar
        3. Deleting and Rearranging Your Bookmarks
      4. Saving a Website as a Home Screen Icon
      5. Creating Folders in the Bookmarks Window
      6. Additional Ideas for Bookmarking Favorite Websites
    3. 15. Filling Out Forms Automatically in Safari
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Turning On the Autofill Feature
      3. Using AutoFill in Safari
      4. Additional Ideas for Using AutoFill
    4. 16. Setting Up and Customizing an Email Account
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Setting Up an Email Account Automatically
      3. Setting Up an Email Account Manually
      4. Customizing Mail Accounts
      5. Additional Ideas for Setting Up and Customizing Email Accounts
    5. 17. Reading, Writing, and Organizing Email
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Reading Email
      3. Moving a Message to Another Folder
        1. Moving a Single Message
        2. Moving (or Deleting) Multiple Messages
      4. Replying to, Forwarding, or Printing an Email Message
        1. Replying to a Message
        2. Forwarding a Message
        3. Printing a Message
      5. Writing a New Message
      6. Deleting Messages
      7. Searching Email
      8. Additional Ideas for Reading, Writing, and Organizing Messages
  8. IV. Sharing Data with Your iPad
    1. 18. Transferring Photos, Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Podcasts to Your iPad
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Importing Files to iTunes on Your Computer
      3. Synchronizing Photos
      4. Transferring Music to Your iPad
      5. Synchronizing Podcasts
      6. Transferring Movies and TV Shows to Your iPad
      7. Additional Ideas for Transferring Audio and Video
    2. 19. Transferring Ebooks and Audiobooks to Your iPad
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Importing Ebooks into Your iPad
        1. Installing the Free iBooks App
        2. Importing Audiobooks, EPUB, and PDF Files into iTunes
        3. Transferring Ebooks and Audiobooks from iTunes to an iPad
        4. Converting Files to EPUB Format
      3. Reading Microsoft Word Files on an iPad
      4. Reading EPUB and PDF Files
      5. Additional Ideas for Transferring Ebooks to Your iPad
    3. 20. Transferring Contacts, Appointments, Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Synchronizing Contacts
      3. Synchronizing Appointments
      4. Synchronizing Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks
      5. Additional Ideas for Synchronizing Personal Information
    4. 21. Transferring iTunes University Courses from a Computer to Your iPad
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Downloading iTunes University Courses to Your iPad
      3. Transferring iTunes University Courses to Your iPad from Your Computer
      4. Playing iTunes University Courses on Your iPad
      5. Additional Ideas for Transferring iTunes University Classes to Your iPad
  9. V. Video, Music, and Ebooks
    1. 22. Shopping on iTunes and the iBookstore
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Shopping for Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks
      3. Shopping for iBooks
      4. Additional Ideas for Shopping Online
    2. 23. Listening to Music and Other Audio Files
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Playing a Song in Different iPod Modes
      3. Choosing a Song
      4. Controlling Your Music
      5. Finding a Podcast, Audiobook, or iTunes U Course
      6. Searching for Any Audio File
      7. Controlling Your iPod While Using Other Apps
      8. Tagging Audio Files
      9. Additional Ideas for Listening to Audio Files
    3. 24. Watching Videos
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Choosing a Video File
      3. Viewing a Video
      4. Additional Ideas for Watching Video
    4. 25. Watching YouTube Videos
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Choosing a YouTube Video
      3. Viewing a Video
      4. Searching for a YouTube Video
      5. Additional Ideas for Watching YouTube Videos
    5. 26. Reading Ebooks
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Opening (and Closing) an Ebook
      3. Turning the Pages of an Ebook
        1. Turning One Page at a Time
        2. Jumping to Specific Chapters
        3. Jumping to Any Page in an Ebook
        4. Jumping to Any Page in a PDF File
      4. Searching for Text
      5. Using Bookmarks
        1. Creating a Bookmark
        2. Jumping to and Deleting a Bookmark
      6. Making Ebooks Easier to Read
      7. Additional Ideas for Reading Ebooks
    6. 27. Viewing Photographs
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Viewing Pictures
      3. Navigating Through Pictures
      4. Creating a Slideshow
        1. Making a Slideshow Within the Photos App
        2. Turning Your iPad into an Electronic Picture Frame
      5. Additional Ideas for Viewing Pictures
    7. 28. Using and Sharing Photographs
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Sending Pictures by Email
        1. Sending a Single Picture by Email
        2. Sending Multiple Pictures by Email
      3. Assigning a Picture to a Contact
      4. Additional Ideas for Using Your Pictures
  10. VI. Organizing Yourself
    1. 29. Jotting Down Notes
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Typing a Note
      3. Creating New Notes
      4. Navigating Through Your Notes
      5. Sending a Note by Email
      6. Deleting a Note
      7. Additional Ideas for Typing Notes
    2. 30. Viewing Contact Information
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Viewing Contact Information
      3. Adding a New Contact
      4. Editing and Deleting a Contact
      5. Sending Contact Information by Email
      6. Sending Email to a Contact
      7. Getting Directions to a Contact
      8. Additional Ideas for Using Contacts
    3. 31. Tracking Appointments on a Calendar
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Understanding the Different Calendar Views
      3. Setting an Appointment
      4. Editing (or Deleting) an Appointment
      5. Searching for an Appointment
      6. Viewing Calendars
      7. Additional Ideas for Using Calendars
    4. 32. Viewing a Map
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Viewing a Map
        1. Manipulating a Map
        2. Changing the Appearance of a Map
      3. Finding Your Current Location
      4. Using the Compass
      5. Additional Ideas for Using Maps
    5. 33. Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Finding Places on a Map
        1. Searching for an Address
        2. Searching for Certain Types of Places
      3. Bookmarking Favorite Locations
        1. Saving a Location as a Bookmark
        2. Placing Your Own Bookmark
        3. Finding an Address with Bookmarks and Contacts
        4. Saving a Location in the Contacts App
        5. Sending a Location to a Friend by Email
      4. Getting Directions
        1. Getting Directions to a Specific Address
        2. Getting Directions from an Address Stored in the Contacts App
        3. Getting Directions from the Information Icon
      5. Additional Ideas for Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps
    6. 34. Searching Your iPad with Spotlight
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Searching with Spotlight
      3. Customizing Spotlight
      4. Additional Ideas for Searching with Spotlight
  11. VII. Additional Tips
    1. 35. Updating the iPad Operating System
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Checking for Operating System Updates
      3. Identifying Your Current Operating System
      4. Additional Ideas for Updating Your Operating System
    2. 36. Making an iPad Accessible
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Improving the Visual Quality of the Screen
      3. Turning On VoiceOver
      4. Turning On Closed Captioning and Mono Audio
      5. Turning Accessibility Features On and Off Rapidly
      6. Additional Ideas for Making Your iPad Accessible
    3. 37. Using Foreign Languages
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Switching the iPad’s Default Language
      3. Defining a Foreign-Language Keyboard
      4. Using a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard
      5. Additional Ideas for Using Foreign Languages on your iPad
    4. 38. Transferring and Editing Microsoft Office Documents
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Transferring Microsoft Office Files to Your iPad
      3. Transferring Files from Your iPad to Your Computer
      4. Deleting Files From iTunes
      5. Additional Ideas for Transferring Microsoft Office Files
    5. 39. The Best iPad Apps
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Office Productivity Apps
        1. Sorted and Things
        2. GoodReader and SimplyPDF
        3. Parallels for iPad
        4. Remote Desktop
        5. Bento
        6. Penultimate and PaperDesk
        7. Offline Pages
        8. PCalc Lite
      3. News and Information
        1. ABC News, AP News, BBC News, Fox News, NPR News, and Reuters News Pro
        2. The Weather Channel
        3. Bloomberg for the iPad
      4. Painting and Drawing Apps
        1. SketchBook Pro
        2. Adobe Ideas
        3. Doodle Buddy
      5. Entertainment Apps
        1. iBooks, Kindle, and Kobo
        2. Netflix
        3. ABC Player
        4. JamPad and Virtuoso
        5. Pandora
      6. Additional Ideas for Using Apps
    6. 40. Troubleshooting the iPad
      1. What You’ll Be Using
      2. Kill a Hung Program
      3. Your iPad Runs Sluggishly or Freezes
      4. iTunes Won’t Recognize Your iPad
      5. Your iPad Cannot Access the Internet
      6. Additional Ideas for Troubleshooting Your iPad
    7. A. The Next Step
  12. Index
  13. About the Author
  14.  
  15. B. Updates
  16. Copyright