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Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max

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iPad 2: It looks different. It acts different. It connects to the world, yet it is as personal as a well-worn book. And now it has two cameras!

Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max is written so that anyone can quickly get up to speed on Apple's latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (tuaw.com), the authors have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day, and they'll guide you through all of the perks of being an iPad owner. This book takes you from selecting and buying an iPad, to connecting it to the Internet, to using the incredible power of the iPad and all its apps to enhance your life.

Whether you're using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire family photos, listen to music, watch movies, create or edit movies, or read a book, this book will help guide you. Discover how your iPad can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. This book will help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps. You'll also learn how get the most out of your iPad's two cameras.

Taking Your iPad 2 to the Max introduces the essentials of using your iPad 2 for recreation, travel, and work—and includes the basics of Apple's iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Bringing Your iPad Home
    1. 1.1. Picking Your iPad
      1. 1.1.1. Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + 3G?
      2. 1.1.2. GSM vs. CDMA
      3. 1.1.3. How Much Storage?
      4. 1.1.4. Should You Buy a Used iPad?
      5. 1.1.5. Considering System Requirements
    2. 1.2. Buying Your iPad
      1. 1.2.1. Purchasing Your iPad Online
      2. 1.2.2. Repairs, Returns, Warranties, AppleCare, and Insurance
    3. 1.3. Unboxing Your iPad
    4. 1.4. iPad Feature Overview
    5. 1.5. Preparing for Setup
    6. 1.6. Connecting Your iPad to the Computer
    7. 1.7. Syncing Your New iPad
    8. 1.8. Accessorizing Your iPad
    9. 1.9. Summary
  7. 2. Putting Your Data and Media on Your iPad
    1. 2.1. Working with iTunes
    2. 2.2. The iPad iTunes Settings Pane
      1. 2.2.1. A Word on Syncing Your Data
      2. 2.2.2. Where Do You Get Media From?
      3. 2.2.3. Remember to Apply Your Changes
    3. 2.3. The Tabs
      1. 2.3.1. The Summary Tab
        1. 2.3.1.1. iPadBox
        2. 2.3.1.2. Version Box
        3. 2.3.1.3. Options Box
      2. 2.3.2. The Info Tab
        1. 2.3.2.1. Sync Address Book Contacts
        2. 2.3.2.2. Sync iCal Calendars
        3. 2.3.2.3. Sync Mail Accounts
        4. 2.3.2.4. Other
        5. 2.3.2.5. Advanced
      3. 2.3.3. The Apps Tab
        1. 2.3.3.1. Sync Apps
        2. 2.3.3.2. File Sharing
      4. 2.3.4. The Music Tab
      5. 2.3.5. The Movies Tab
      6. 2.3.6. The TV Shows Tab
      7. 2.3.7. The Podcasts Tab
      8. 2.3.8. The iTunes U Tab
      9. 2.3.9. The Books Tab
      10. 2.3.10. The Photos Tab
    4. 2.4. iTunes Device Settings
      1. 2.4.1. Restoring
    5. 2.5. Summary
  8. 3. Exploring the iPad Hardware
    1. 3.1. The Bits and Pieces of an iPad
      1. 3.1.1. On/Off Sleep/Wake Button
      2. 3.1.2. Mute/Screen Rotation Lock
      3. 3.1.3. Volume Toggle
      4. 3.1.4. Speaker
      5. 3.1.5. Dock Connector Port
      6. 3.1.6. Home Button
      7. 3.1.7. Headphone Jack
      8. 3.1.8. Microphone
      9. 3.1.9. Micro-SIM Port (Wi-Fi + 3G iPad Only)
    2. 3.2. Care and Maintenance of Your iPad
      1. 3.2.1. Cases
        1. 3.2.1.1. Sleeves
        2. 3.2.1.2. Bags
        3. 3.2.1.3. Skins
        4. 3.2.1.4. Book-Style Cases
        5. 3.2.1.5. Caring for the Battery
      2. 3.2.2. Caring for the Screen
        1. 3.2.2.1. Heat: The iPad's Worst Enemy
    3. 3.3. Apple Accessories for iPad
      1. 3.3.1. Smart Cover
      2. 3.3.2. iPad 2 Dock
      3. 3.3.3. iPad Camera Connection Kit
      4. 3.3.4. iPad 10W USB Power Adapter
      5. 3.3.5. Apple VGA Adapter
      6. 3.3.6. Apple Digital AV Adapter
      7. 3.3.7. Apple Composite and Component AV Cables
      8. 3.3.8. Apple Wireless Keyboard
      9. 3.3.9. Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic
      10. 3.3.10. Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic
    4. 3.4. Summary
  9. 4. Interacting with Your iPad
    1. 4.1. Interaction Basics
      1. 4.1.1. The iPad Language
      2. 4.1.2. Orientation
    2. 4.2. The Lock Screen
    3. 4.3. The Home Screen
      1. 4.3.1. Manipulating the Home Screen
        1. 4.3.1.1. Multitasking and Managing Background Apps
        2. 4.3.1.2. Closing an App for Good
        3. 4.3.1.3. Force Quitting an App
      2. 4.3.2. Spotlight Search
        1. 4.3.2.1. Spotlight Settings
    4. 4.4. iPad Settings
    5. 4.5. The Keyboard
      1. 4.5.1. More Keyboards
      2. 4.5.2. Getting Started
      3. 4.5.3. iPad Typing Tricks
        1. 4.5.3.1. Contractions
        2. 4.5.3.2. Punctuation
        3. 4.5.3.3. Accents
        4. 4.5.3.4. Caps Lock
        5. 4.5.3.5. Word Deletion
        6. 4.5.3.6. Autocapitalization
        7. 4.5.3.7. Copy and Paste
        8. 4.5.3.8. Undo and Redo
    6. 4.6. Accessibility
      1. 4.6.1. VoiceOver
      2. 4.6.2. Zoom
      3. 4.6.3. Large Text
      4. 4.6.4. White on Black
      5. 4.6.5. Mono Audio
      6. 4.6.6. Speak Auto-Text
      7. 4.6.7. Triple-Click Home
    7. 4.7. Summary
  10. 5. Connecting to the Internet
    1. 5.1. Connecting with Wi-Fi
      1. 5.1.1. Authentication and Encryption
      2. 5.1.2. Setting Up Wi-Fi
      3. 5.1.3. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Connection Issues
        1. 5.1.3.1. No Network Name Displayed
        2. 5.1.3.2. The Join Button in the Enter Password Screen Is Grayed Out
        3. 5.1.3.3. You've Just Set Up the Wi-Fi Router and Don't Know the Password
        4. 5.1.3.4. There's Only a Single Bar of Signal Strength, or You Can't See Your Wi-Fi Network
        5. 5.1.3.5. You're at a Public Spot and a Web Page Is Asking You to Sign On to the Network
        6. 5.1.3.6. Your Wi-Fi Connection Is Showing Five Bars, but You're Not Connecting to the Internet
        7. 5.1.3.7. All the Wi-Fi Networks Have the Same Name
        8. 5.1.3.8. None of These Solutions Have Worked
      4. 5.1.4. Special Wi-Fi Settings
    2. 5.2. Connecting with 3G
      1. 5.2.1. Setting Up 3G
      2. 5.2.2. Data Roaming
      3. 5.2.3. Changing Account Information or Adding Data
      4. 5.2.4. Airplane Mode
      5. 5.2.5. The Alternative to Built-in 3G
    3. 5.3. Summary
  11. 6. Browsing the Internet with Safari
    1. 6.1. Getting Started with Safari
    2. 6.2. Safari's Browser Window
    3. 6.3. Navigation Basics
      1. 6.3.1. Entering URLs
      2. 6.3.2. Entering Text
      3. 6.3.3. Searching the Web
      4. 6.3.4. Searching for Text on a Web Page
      5. 6.3.5. Following Links
      6. 6.3.6. Changing Orientation
      7. 6.3.7. Scrolling, Zooming, and Other Viewing Skills
      8. 6.3.8. Page Management
      9. 6.3.9. Working with Bookmarks
      10. 6.3.10. Selecting Bookmarks
      11. 6.3.11. Editing Bookmarks
      12. 6.3.12. Saving Bookmarks and Sharing web pages
    4. 6.4. Safari Settings
    5. 6.5. The iPad and Flash Videos
    6. 6.6. Summary
  12. 7. Touching Your Music and Video
    1. 7.1. Watching Video on the iPad
    2. 7.2. Video Playback
    3. 7.3. Videos App
      1. 7.3.1. Playing a Video
      2. 7.3.2. Deleting Videos
      3. 7.3.3. Video Settings
    4. 7.4. YouTube
      1. 7.4.1. Navigating and Finding YouTube Videos
      2. 7.4.2. Viewing YouTube Videos
        1. 7.4.2.1. Managing Videos: Rating, Sharing, and So On
      3. 7.4.3. YouTube Tips
    5. 7.5. Watching Videos on the Web with Safari
    6. 7.6. Video Accessories
      1. 7.6.1. Projecting Video
    7. 7.7. Listening to Music on the iPad
      1. 7.7.1. Navigating the Music Library and Playlists
      2. 7.7.2. Additional Song Controls
      3. 7.7.3. Playing Audio from the Music Library and Playlists
        1. 7.7.3.1. Now Playing Screen
          1. 7.7.3.1.1. Title Bar
          2. 7.7.3.1.2. Album Cover
          3. 7.7.3.1.3. Bottom Bar
        2. 7.7.3.2. Album View
      4. 7.7.4. Creating Playlists
        1. 7.7.4.1. Creating a Playlist
        2. 7.7.4.2. Editing a Playlist
        3. 7.7.4.3. Creating a Genius Playlist
        4. 7.7.4.4. Editing a Genius Playlist
      5. 7.7.5. Playing Genius Mixes
      6. 7.7.6. Playing Podcasts, Audiobooks, and iTunes U Lessons
        1. 7.7.6.1. Now Playing Screen
      7. 7.7.7. Searching
      8. 7.7.8. Displaying Music Playback Controls When in Another App
      9. 7.7.9. iPod App Settings
    8. 7.8. Setting Up Home Sharing
    9. 7.9. Summary
  13. 8. Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More
    1. 8.1. The App Store
      1. 8.1.1. Featured Apps
        1. 8.1.1.1. New
        2. 8.1.1.2. What's Hot
        3. 8.1.1.3. Release Date
        4. 8.1.1.4. Top Charts
        5. 8.1.1.5. Categories
        6. 8.1.1.6. Searching
      2. 8.1.2. Updates
    2. 8.2. The iTunes Store
      1. 8.2.1. Featured
        1. 8.2.1.1. Genres and Categories
        2. 8.2.1.2. Movie Rentals
        3. 8.2.1.3. Season Passes
        4. 8.2.1.4. HD vs. Standard Definition
      2. 8.2.2. Top Charts
      3. 8.2.3. Genius
    3. 8.3. The iBookstore
      1. 8.3.1. Featured
      2. 8.3.2. NYTimes
      3. 8.3.3. Top Charts
      4. 8.3.4. Purchases
    4. 8.4. Summary
  14. 9. Using iBooks
    1. 9.1. The iBooks App
    2. 9.2. Syncing Books
      1. 9.2.1. The iBookstore
      2. 9.2.2. ePub Books
        1. 9.2.2.1. What Is ePub?
    3. 9.3. Navigating Your Bookshelf
    4. 9.4. Organizing Your Books into Collections
      1. 9.4.1. Creating New Collections
        1. 9.4.1.1. Adding Books and PDFs to Your Collections
      2. 9.4.2. Navigating Between Your Collections
        1. 9.4.2.1. Editing Collections
    5. 9.5. Reading Books
      1. 9.5.1. Turning Pages
      2. 9.5.2. Adjusting Brightness
      3. 9.5.3. Adjusting Font, Font Size, and Page Color
      4. 9.5.4. Searching Text
      5. 9.5.5. Bookmarking a Page
      6. 9.5.6. Interacting with Text
      7. 9.5.7. Accessing the Table of Contents, Bookmarks, and Notes
      8. 9.5.8. Sharing Notes
    6. 9.6. Having a Book Read to You
    7. 9.7. Syncing PDFs
    8. 9.8. Navigating the PDF Bookshelf
    9. 9.9. Navigating and Reading PDFs
      1. 9.9.1. Using the Contact Sheet
    10. 9.10. Settings
    11. 9.11. Summary
  15. 10. Leveraging Your Desk Set
    1. 10.1. Notes
      1. 10.1.1. Adding and Deleting Notes
      2. 10.1.2. Syncing Notes
    2. 10.2. Calendar
      1. 10.2.1. Adding Calendar Events
      2. 10.2.2. Syncing Calendar
    3. 10.3. Contacts
      1. 10.3.1. Adding a Contact
      2. 10.3.2. Groups and Searching
      3. 10.3.3. Syncing Contacts
    4. 10.4. MobileMe Synchronization
    5. 10.5. Summary
  16. 11. Setting Up and Using Mail
    1. 11.1. Setting Up Mail Accounts
      1. 11.1.1. Syncing Mail Accounts
      2. 11.1.2. Setting Up Mail Accounts Directly on the iPad
      3. 11.1.3. Other Mail Settings
        1. 11.1.3.1. Fetch New Data
        2. 11.1.3.2. Show
        3. 11.1.3.3. Preview
        4. 11.1.3.4. Minimum Font Size
        5. 11.1.3.5. Show To/Cc Label
        6. 11.1.3.6. Ask Before Deleting
        7. 11.1.3.7. Load Remote Images
        8. 11.1.3.8. Always Bcc Myself
        9. 11.1.3.9. Signature
        10. 11.1.3.10. Default Account
    2. 11.2. Viewing and Managing Your Incoming Mail
      1. 11.2.1. Launching and Viewing the Mail App
      2. 11.2.2. Browsing Your Mail
      3. 11.2.3. Viewing and Opening Attachments
        1. 11.2.3.1. Editing Your Mail
        2. 11.2.3.2. Recovering Deleted Items
      4. 11.2.4. Navigating Mail
        1. 11.2.4.1. The Move and Delete Buttons
        2. 11.2.4.2. Reply/Reply All/Forward/Print
    3. 11.3. Composing a New E-mail
    4. 11.4. Using Mail in Other Apps
      1. 11.4.1. Contacts
      2. 11.4.2. Notes
      3. 11.4.3. YouTube
      4. 11.4.4. iTunes
      5. 11.4.5. App Store
      6. 11.4.6. iBooks
      7. 11.4.7. iWork for iPad
      8. 11.4.8. Photos
    5. 11.5. Summary
  17. 12. Working with Maps
    1. 12.1. Maps Screen
    2. 12.2. Navigating Maps
      1. 12.2.1. Gestures
      2. 12.2.2. Changing Map Views
      3. 12.2.3. Finding Locations
        1. 12.2.3.1. Search
        2. 12.2.3.2. The Information Window
        3. 12.2.3.3. Street View
      4. 12.2.4. Current Location
      5. 12.2.5. Digital Compass
    3. 12.3. Bookmarking and Viewing Saved Locations
      1. 12.3.1. Dropping a Pin
      2. 12.3.2. Bookmarking
    4. 12.4. Directions and Traffic
      1. 12.4.1. Directions
        1. 12.4.1.1. Driving or Walking Directions
        2. 12.4.1.2. Public Transit Directions
      2. 12.4.2. Traffic
    5. 12.5. Maps in Other Apps
      1. 12.5.1. Flixster
      2. 12.5.2. The Weather Channel
      3. 12.5.3. Ndrive US HD
      4. 12.5.4. UpNext 3D Cities
    6. 12.6. Find a Lost iPad
    7. 12.7. Summary
  18. 13. Touching Your Digital Photos
    1. 13.1. Getting Photos onto Your iPad
      1. 13.1.1. Syncing Photos from Your Computer
      2. 13.1.2. Importing Photos from a Digital Camera or iPhone
      3. 13.1.3. Using a USB Thumb Drive to Transfer Photos to the iPad
      4. 13.1.4. Saving Photos from Mail and Safari
    2. 13.2. Navigating Your Photos
    3. 13.3. Touching and Viewing Your Albums and Photos
      1. 13.3.1. Touching and Viewing Albums
      2. 13.3.2. Touching and Viewing Photos
      3. 13.3.3. Viewing Your Photos over AirPlay
      4. 13.3.4. Viewing Your Photos as a Slideshow
    4. 13.4. Sharing Your Photos
    5. 13.5. Deleting Your Photos
    6. 13.6. Picture Framing
    7. 13.7. Changing the Wallpaper Without Using the Photos App
    8. 13.8. Viewing Videos
      1. 13.8.1. Editing Your Video
      2. 13.8.2. Sharing Your Video
    9. 13.9. Summary
  19. 14. On the Go with iWork
    1. 14.1. Buy and Install iWork for iPad
    2. 14.2. Pages
      1. 14.2.1. Creating a New Document
      2. 14.2.2. The Pages Style Ruler
        1. 14.2.2.1. Undo/Redo
        2. 14.2.2.2. Common Styles
        3. 14.2.2.3. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Copy Style
        4. 14.2.2.4. Replace and Definition
        5. 14.2.2.5. Justifying Text
      3. 14.2.3. Renaming a Pages Document
      4. 14.2.4. The Pages Toolbar
        1. 14.2.4.1. Info
        2. 14.2.4.2. Insert
        3. 14.2.4.3. Tools
        4. 14.2.4.4. Full-Page Display
    3. 14.3. Numbers
      1. 14.3.1. My Spreadsheets
      2. 14.3.2. Adding Elements to a Spreadsheet
      3. 14.3.3. The Info Button
      4. 14.3.4. The Tools Button
    4. 14.4. Keynote
      1. 14.4.1. My Presentations
      2. 14.4.2. Editing and Adding Slides
      3. 14.4.3. The Animation Button
      4. 14.4.4. The Play Button and Presenter Display
    5. 14.5. Importing Documents from a Computer
    6. 14.6. Summary
  20. 15. Using the iPad Cameras with Camera, Photobooth, and FaceTime
    1. 15.1. The Camera Hardware
      1. 15.1.1. Front Camera
      2. 15.1.2. Rear Camera
      3. 15.1.3. Real-World Use
    2. 15.2. Navigating the Camera App
      1. 15.2.1. Taking Still Pictures
        1. 15.2.1.1. Changing the Exposure
        2. 15.2.1.2. Zooming In and Out
      2. 15.2.2. Recording Video
        1. 15.2.2.1. Changing the Exposure
    3. 15.3. Viewing Your Camera Roll
    4. 15.4. Viewing Individual Photos
    5. 15.5. Viewing Videos
    6. 15.6. Having Fun with Photo Booth
      1. 15.6.1.
        1. 15.6.1.1. Snapping Photos
        2. 15.6.1.2. Managing Photos
        3. 15.6.1.3. Uploading Photo Booth Pictures to Your Computer
    7. 15.7. Using FaceTime to Chat
      1. 15.7.1. Opening Facetime
      2. 15.7.2. Signing In
        1. 15.7.2.1. Creating an Account
    8. 15.8. Navigating Your FaceTime Contacts
      1. 15.8.1. Favorites
      2. 15.8.2. Recents
      3. 15.8.3. Contacts
    9. 15.9. Placing and Receiving a FaceTime Call
    10. 15.10. Other FaceTime Calling Options
    11. 15.11. FaceTime Settings
    12. 15.12. Summary
  21. 16. Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad
    1. 16.1. The iPad as a Game Machine
      1. 16.1.1.
        1. 16.1.1.1. Pinball HD
        2. 16.1.1.2. Air Hockey
        3. 16.1.1.3. iFish Pond HD
        4. 16.1.1.4. Hungry Shark Trilogy
        5. 16.1.1.5. Mirror's Edge
    2. 16.2. The iPad as a News and Weather Center
      1. 16.2.1. News Apps
        1. 16.2.1.1. MarketDash by Yahoo! Finance
        2. 16.2.1.2. NYTimes for iPad
        3. 16.2.1.3. BBC News
        4. 16.2.1.4. USA Today for iPad
      2. 16.2.2. Weather Apps
        1. 16.2.2.1. Weather HD
        2. 16.2.2.2. The Weather Channel Max
    3. 16.3. The iPad as an Artist's Canvas
      1. 16.3.1. Brushes
      2. 16.3.2. Adobe Ideas
    4. 16.4. The iPad as a Phone
    5. 16.5. The iPad as a Kitchen Helper
      1. 16.5.1. Food Network In the Kitchen
      2. 16.5.2. BigOven
      3. 16.5.3. My Recipe Book
      4. 16.5.4. Serving Sizer Pro for iPad
      5. 16.5.5. Wine.com for iPad
    6. 16.6. The iPad as a Presentation Tool
      1. 16.6.1. Keynote
      2. 16.6.2. Sadun's Whiteboard
      3. 16.6.3. The Education Category in the App Store
      4. 16.6.4. iTunes University
    7. 16.7. The iPad as a Travel Computer
      1. 16.7.1. FlightTrack
      2. 16.7.2. Kayak HD for iPad
      3. 16.7.3. Urbanspoon HD for iPad
      4. 16.7.4. Built-in iPad VPN Support
      5. 16.7.5. Photography/Videography Apps
        1. 16.7.5.1. Photogene
        2. 16.7.5.2. Masque
        3. 16.7.5.3. iMovie for iOS
    8. 16.8. Remote Desktop Computing
      1. 16.8.1. Splashtop Remote
      2. 16.8.2. LogMeIn Ignition
      3. 16.8.3. NetTools
    9. 16.9. Summary