Whether you've already used an iPad or you're starting from a blank slate, Take Control editor-in-chief Tonya Engst helps you patch the blank spots in your basic iPad know-how. She walks those who haven't yet made the leap through deciding which iPad and accessories to buy, after which she helps you understand the iPad's buttons and ports, learn multi-touch gestures, download apps, sync data and media, find your stuff, and avoid newbie mistakes. The ebook wraps up with a discussion of how to impress your friends with a great iPad demo!
Why is this ebook free? Two reasons. The iPad is easy to use, but it's also completely unfamiliar for many people, and we wanted to help new users become comfortable more quickly. Also, we have a number of other Take Control ebooks about the iPad, and by collecting all the iPad basics in this ebook, those books can instead focus on the more-subtle details and expert advice that sets Take Control titles apart.
Four more Take Control ebooks pick up where this one leaves off, helping you read books and listen to audio (Take Control of Media on Your iPad), get productive work done (Take Control of Working with Your iPad), manage your email (Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch), and go under the hood with networking and security details (Take Control of iPad Networking & Security).
This is version 1.0 of Take Control of iPad Basics. We anticipate releasing version 1.0.1 soon to accommodate some minor post-publication changes, such as AT&T's new data plan rates. Click the the Check for Updates button in your PDF to track the update's progress and to download it when available.