Synopses & Reviews
With iOS 5, Apple added more than 200 new features to the iPad 2, but theres still no printed guide to using all its amazing capabilities. Thats where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. Youll learn how to stuff your iPad with media, organize your personal life, wirelessly stream content to and from your tablet, stay connected to friends, and much more.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, movies, TV shows, eBooks, eMagazines, photos, and more.
- Go wireless. Sync content between your computer and iPad—no wires needed.
- Get online. Connect through WiFi or Wi-Fi + 3G, and surf the Web using the iPads new tabbed browser.
- Consolidate email. Read and send messages from any of your email accounts.
- Get social. Use built-in apps like iMessage, Twitter, and Ping to stay in touch.
- Store stuff in iCloud. Stash your content online for free, and sync up all your devices automatically.
- Interact with your iPad. Learn new finger moves and undocumented tips, tricks, and shortcuts.
About the Author
J.D. Biersdorfer is the best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Maunal, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About This Book; Chapter 1: Get to Know Your iPad; 1.1 Turn the iPad On and Off; 1.2 Find the Home Button; 1.3 Set Up and Activate Your iPad; 1.4 Install iTunes on Your Computer; 1.5 Connect to Your Computer; 1.6 Set Up Your iPad in iTunes; 1.7 Disconnect from Your Computer; 1.8 Work with iTunes; 1.9 Sync Your iPad Wirelessly with iTunes; 1.10 Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons; 1.11 Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports; 1.12 Add Earbuds and Earphones; 1.13 Tour the Home Screen Icons; 1.14 Make Home Screen App Folders; 1.15 Use the Home Button to Switch Apps; 1.16 Charge the iPad Battery; 1.17 Extend Battery Life; 1.18 Keep the iPad Screen Clean; Chapter 2: Interact with Your iPad; 2.1 Finger Moves for the iPad; 2.2 Use the Standard iPad Keyboard; 2.3 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts; 2.4 Use Multitasking Gestures on the iPad; 2.5 Use the Split Keyboard; 2.6 Add an External Keyboard; 2.7 Use an International Keyboard; 2.8 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text; 2.9 Use the iPad's Global Dictionary; 2.10 Search the iPad; 2.11 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 a 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 Use Browser Tabs in Safari; 4.3 Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages; 4.4 Use Safari Reader; 4.5 Use the Safari Reading List; 4.6 Jump to Other Web Pages; 4.7 Use Autofill to Save Time; 4.8 Create and Use Bookmarks; 4.9 Make Home Screen Bookmarks; 4.10 Call Up Your History List; 4.11 Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders; 4.12 Sync Your Bookmarks; 4.13 Save and Mail Images from the Web; 4.14 Stream Web Audio and Video; 4.15 Work with Online Apps; 4.16 Social Networking on the iPad; 4.17 Use Safari Security; Chapter 5: Keep in Touch with Email; 5.1 Set Up an Email Account (or Two); 5.2 Tour the Mail Program; 5.3 Read Mail; 5.4 Write and Send Email; 5.5 Format Your Messages; 5.6 Manage Your Email; 5.7 Adjust Mail Settings; 5.8 Webmail on the iPad; 5.9 POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad; Chapter 6: Use the iPad's Built-In Apps; 6.1 Set Up Your Calendars; 6.2 Use the iPad Calendar; 6.3 Maintain Contacts; 6.4 Take Notes; 6.5 Use Twitter; 6.6 Use iMessage; 6.7 Use Reminders; 6.8 Use Notifications; 6.9 Use Newsstand for Your E-Periodicals; 6.10 Use the Camera for Photos and Videos; 6.11 Make Video Calls with FaceTime; 6.12 Take Portraits with Photo Booth; 6.13 Watch YouTube Clips; 6.14 Find Your Way with Maps; 6.15 Locate Your Position Using GPS; 6.16 Get Directions on the Map; 6.17 View Photos; 6.18 Watch Videos; 6.19 Listen to Music; 6.20 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 Apple ID; 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 in iTunes; 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 for 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 Get Social with Game Center; 9.5 Play Multiplayer Games in Person; 9.6 Troubleshoot Games; 9.7 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: Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud; 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 in the Cloud; 11.20 Use iTunes Match; 11.21 Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad; 11.22 Stream and Mirror 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 Get Album Art in iTunes; 12.18 See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help; 12.19 Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries; 12.20 Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive; Chapter 13: Play Music and Other Audio; 13.1 Get Music and Audio for Your iPad; 13.2 Explore the Music Menu; 13.3 Play Music; 13.4 Play Audiobooks and Podcasts; 13.5 Control the Now Playing Screen; 13.6 Make Playlists; 13.7 Make Genius Playlists on the iPad; 13.8 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 Your 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: Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud; 16.1 Set Up iCloud on Your iPad; 16.2 Set Up iCloud on Your Computer; 16.3 Using iWork with iCloud on the Web; 16.4 Share and Stream Photos with iCloud; iPad Settings; Tour the iPad's Settings; iPad Troubleshooting and Care; Troubleshooting Basics; 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;