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iPad 2: The Missing Manualby J D Biersdorfer
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Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazons red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps.
Note: This first edition of Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual covers only the original Kindle Fire sold between November, 2011 and September, 2012. For later models, please see Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition.
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Book News Annotation:
Biersdorfer, an author of technology guides and columns, provides a manual to the features of the iPad 2. She covers the basics and shortcuts, getting online, email, using built-in apps and buying apps, iBooks and periodicals, games, iWork, organizing media files with iTunes, watching and editing videos, editing and managing photos, syncing with MobileMe, and troubleshooting and care, with step-by-step instructions and screen shots. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The iPad is an amazing media device, once you really know how to use it. In this entertaining book, New York Times tech columnist and iPad expert Jude Biersdorfer shows you how to get the most out of this sleek tablet to surf the Web, send and receive email, watch movies and TV shows, read eBooks, listen to music, play games, and even do a little iWork. It's the book that should have been in the box.
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About the Author
J.D. Biersdorfer is a best-selling, veteran Missing Manual author. J.D. wrote Best iPad Apps and iPad: The Missing Manual (First Edition), and co-wrote iPod: The Missing Manual and iPhoto: The Missing Manual, and is the author of Netbooks: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She has authored a weekly technology column for the The New York Times since 1998.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; How to Use This Book; Chapter 1: Get to Know Your iPad; 1.1 Turn the iPad On and Off; 1.2 Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons; 1.3 Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports; 1.4 Add Earbuds and Earphones; 1.5 Find the Home Button; 1.6 Tour the Home Screen Icons; 1.7 Make Home Screen App Folders; 1.8 Use the Home Button to Switch Apps; 1.9 Install iTunes on Your Computer; 1.10 Connect to Your Computer; 1.11 Set Up Your iPad in iTunes; 1.12 Disconnect from Your Computer; 1.13 Work with iTunes; 1.14 Charge the iPad Battery; 1.15 Extend Battery Life; 1.16 Keep the iPad Screen Clean; Chapter 2: Interact with Your iPad; 2.1 Finger Moves for the iPad; 2.2 Use the iPad Keyboard; 2.3 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts; 2.4 Use an International Keyboard; 2.5 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace; 2.6 Search the iPad; 2.7 Add an External Keyboard; 2.8 Print With Your iPad; Chapter 3: Get Online; 3.1 Should You Use WiFi or 3G?; 3.2 Get Your WiFi Connection; 3.3 Use Public WiFi Hotspots; 3.4 Stay Secure: WiFi Network Safety Tips; 3.5 Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot; 3.6 Pick an AT&T 3G Service Plan; 3.7 Pick a Verizon Wireless 3G Service Plan; 3.8 Sign Up for 3G Service; 3.9 Use the 3G Data Network; 3.10 Use an iOS Personal Hotspot; 3.11 Turn 3G Service Off or On; 3.12 Change or Cancel Data Plans; 3.13 Travel Internationally with the iPad; 3.14 Use Skype to Make Internet Calls; Chapter 4: Surf the Web; 4.1 Take a Safari Tour; 4.2 Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages; 4.3 Create and Use Bookmarks; 4.4 Make Home Screen Bookmarks; 4.5 Jump to Other Web Pages; 4.6 Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders; 4.7 Sync Your Bookmarks; 4.8 Call Up Your History List; 4.9 Save and Mail Images From the Web; 4.10 Stream Web Audio and Video; 4.11 Work with Online Apps; 4.12 Social Networking on the iPad; 4.13 Use Autofill to Save Time; 4.14 Use Multiple Web Pages; 4.15 Use Safari Security; Chapter 5: Keep in Touch with Email; 5.1 Set Up an Email Account (or Two); 5.2 Tour the iPad's Mail Program; 5.3 Read Mail; 5.4 Write and Send Email; 5.5 Take Control of Your Email; 5.6 Adjust Mail Settings; 5.7 Webmail on the iPad; 5.8 POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad; Chapter 6: Use the iPad's Built-In Apps; 6.1 Set Up Your Calendar; 6.2 Use the iPad Calendar; 6.3 Maintain Contacts; 6.4 Take Notes; 6.5 Use the Camera for Photos and Videos; 6.6 Make Video Calls with FaceTime; 6.7 Take Portraits with Photo Booth; 6.8 Watch YouTube Clips; 6.9 Find Your Way with Maps; 6.10 Locate Your Position Using GPS; 6.11 Get Directions on the Map; 6.12 View Photos; 6.13 Watch Videos; 6.14 Use the iPad as an iPod; 6.15 Shop iTunes and the App Store; Chapter 7: Shop the App Store; 7.1 Go to the App Store; 7.2 Tour the App Store; 7.3 Set Up an iTunes/App Store Account; 7.4 Buy, Download, and Install Apps; 7.5 Uninstall Apps; 7.6 Search for Apps; 7.7 Scale Up iPhone Apps; 7.8 Organize Apps; 7.9 Adjust App Preferences; 7.10 Update Apps; 7.11 Troubleshoot Apps; Chapter 8: Read iBooks and ePeriodicals; 8.1 Download the iBooks App; 8.2 Go to the iBookstore; 8.3 Browse and Search for Books; 8.4 Buy and Download a Book; 8.5 Find Free iBooks; 8.6 Sync Books with iTunes; 8.7 Add Other eBooks to the iPad; 8.8 Read an iBook; 8.9 Change the Type in an iBook; 8.10 Search an iBook; 8.11 Use the Dictionary; 8.12 Create Bookmarks and Margin Notes; 8.13 Use Newspaper and Magazine Apps; 8.14 Subscribe to ePublications; 8.15 Delete or Rearrange iBooks; Chapter 9: Play Games; 9.1 Find iPad Games; 9.2 Play Games; 9.3 Sign Up for Game Center; 9.4 Play Multiplayer Games; 9.5 Troubleshoot Games; 9.6 An iPad Games Gallery; Chapter 10: Get Productive with iWork; 10.1 Meet iWork; 10.2 Get Started with iWork; 10.3 Create Documents in Pages; 10.4 Create Spreadsheets in Numbers; 10.5 Create Presentations in Keynote; 10.6 Import, Export, and Share iWork Files; 10.7 Troubleshooting iWork Files; Chapter 11: Organize and Sync Media Files with iTunes; 11.1 The iTunes Window; 11.2 How iTunes Organizes Your Content; 11.3 Where iTunes Stores Your Files; 11.4 The iTunes Store; 11.5 The Wireless iTunes Store; 11.6 Check for Downloads; 11.7 Authorize Computers for iTunes and Home Sharing; 11.8 Deauthorize Your Computer; 11.9 Automatically Sync the iPad; 11.10 Manually Sync to Your iPad; 11.11 Sync Music; 11.12 Sync Video; 11.13 Sync Photos; 11.14 Sync Info; 11.15 Sync Podcasts; 11.16 Sync Books; 11.17 Sync Apps and Games; 11.18 Troubleshoot Syncing Problems; 11.19 Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad; 11.20 Stream iPad Files With AirPlay; Chapter 12: Master iTunes; 12.1 Change the Look of the iTunes Window; 12.2 Change the Size of the iTunes Window; 12.3 Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality; 12.4 Four Ways to Browse Your Collection; 12.5 Search for Songs in iTunes; 12.6 Change a Song's File Format; 12.7 Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer; 12.8 Edit Song Information; 12.9 Edit Album Information and Song Gaps; 12.10 Make a New Playlist in iTunes; 12.11 Change or Delete an Existing Playlist; 12.12 Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes; 12.13 Genius Mixes in iTunes; 12.14 You're the Critic: Rate Your Music; 12.15 Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets; 12.16 Ping Your Way to New Music; 12.17 Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries; 12.18 See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help; 12.19 Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive; 12.20 Back Up Your iTunes Files to Disc; Chapter 13: Play Music and Other Audio; 13.1 Get Music and Audio for Your iPad; 13.2 Explore the iPod Menu; 13.3 Play Music; 13.4 Play Audiobooks and Podcasts; 13.5 Control the Now Playing Screen; 13.6 Get Album Art in iTunes; 13.7 Add Lyrics in iTunes; 13.8 Make Playlists; 13.9 Make Genius Playlists on the iPad; 13.10 Make Music With GarageBand; Chapter 14: Watch and Edit Videos; 14.1 Get Video Onto Your iPad; 14.2 Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad; 14.3 Find and Play Videos on the iPad; 14.4 Play iPad Videos on Your TV; 14.5 Edit Videos on the iPad; 14.6 Video Formats That Work on the iPad; 14.7 Delete Videos; Chapter 15: View, Edit, and Manage Photos; 15.1 Get Pictures Onto Your iPad; 15.2 Find Pictures on Your iPad; 15.3 View Pictures on Your iPad; 15.4 Edit Photos on the iPad; 15.5 Play Slideshows on Your iPad; 15.6 Play Slideshows on Your TV; 15.7 Change the iPad's Wallpaper; 15.8 Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame; Chapter 16: Sync Up with MobileMe; 16.1 Sign Up for MobileMe; 16.2 Sync Using MobileMe; 16.3 Use the MobileMe Gallery; 16.4 Use iDisk; iPad Settings; Tour the iPad's Settings; iPad Troubleshooting and Care; Apple's iPad Troubleshooting Pages; Reset Your iPad; Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates; Update the iPad's Software; Use iPad Backup Files; Start Over: Restore Your iPad's Software; Protect Your iPad; Find a Lost iPad; Find an iPad Repair Shop; AppleCare--What It Is and Whether You Need It;
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