Synopses & Reviews
The iPad is cute. It's lovable. It's fun to play with. And it's a bit mysterious.
My New iPad is your guide to getting more from your new iPad, Apple's latest magical creation. You'll learn how to do the things you want to do right now—like surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, and play with your photos.
Wallace Wang, bestselling author of My New Mac and My New iPhone, takes you step-by-step through the iPad's many useful features. You'll learn how to:
- Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
- Sync and share photographs, calendars, and contact information
- Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
- Shop on iTunes and the iBook Store for new music, movies, TV shows, and books
- Customize your iPad by rearranging icons and changing the wallpaper
- Set parental controls and control privacy settings
- Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files
- Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps
Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad.
Apple's iPad promises to revolutionize the way consumers experience the web, email, photos, and video. As with all Apple gadgets, the basic features will be easy to access and understand. But there's a world of possibility beyond the basics, and you might need some guidance to make the most of your iPad. In My New iPad, Wallace Wang, bestselling author of My New Mac and My New iPhone, guides you through 52 simple projects that will have you doing useful things right awaylike surfing the Internet, sending email, listening to music, taking notes, reading ebooks, using iWork, and playing with digital photos. Since no one wants to read a long, dry manual to learn how to use their new toy, Wang takes a practical, project-oriented approach and keeps the tone light. You'll be using your new iPad immediately to do cool things you didn't know it could do.
About the Author
Best-selling computer book author Wallace Wang (The Book of Nero 6, Steal This File Sharing Book, both No Starch Press, and Visual Basic 6 for Dummies), is a former contributor to Boardwatch Magazine, where he wrote a monthly column called "Notes From the Underground." He is a successful stand-up comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Table of Contents
; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction; How This Book Is Organized; Basic Training; Chapter 1: Turning Your iPad On and Off; 1.1 What You'll Be Using; 1.2 Turning On Your iPad; 1.3 Turning Off Your iPad; 1.4 Putting Your iPad to Sleep; 1.5 Putting Your iPad to Sleep Automatically; 1.6 Waking Up Your iPad from Sleep Mode; 1.7 Turning Airplane Mode On and Off (3G iPad Models Only); 1.8 Additional Ideas for Turning Your iPad On and Off; Chapter 2: Charging and Conserving iPad Battery Power; 2.1 What You'll Be Using; 2.2 Recharging an iPad; 2.3 Turning Off Wi-Fi and 3G; 2.4 Turning Off Push Accounts; 2.5 Turning Off Location Services; 2.6 Monitoring Battery Life; 2.7 Turning Off Bluetooth; 2.8 Additional Ideas for Conserving Power; Chapter 3: Using Your iPad's Physical Controls; 3.1 What You'll Be Using; 3.2 Viewing the Home Screen; 3.3 Modifying the Home Button; 3.4 Adjusting the Volume; 3.5 Rotating the iPad; 3.6 Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad; Chapter 4: Controlling the iPad User Interface; 4.1 What You'll Be Using; 4.2 Using the Multi-Touch Screen; 4.3 Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPad; Chapter 5: Using and Customizing the Virtual Keyboard; 5.1 What You'll Be Using; 5.2 Displaying Different Virtual Keyboards; 5.3 Typing on a Virtual Keyboard; 5.4 Selecting, Copying, and Cutting Text; 5.5 Spellchecking; 5.6 Customizing the Virtual Keyboard; 5.7 Adding Auditory Keyboard Clicks; 5.8 Typing Foreign Characters; 5.9 Additional Ideas for Using the Virtual Keyboard; Customizing Your iPad; Chapter 6: Customizing the Home Screen; 6.1 What You'll Be Using; 6.2 Rearranging Icons on the Home Screen; 6.3 Putting Apps on the Dock; 6.4 Resetting Your Home Screen; 6.5 Modifying the Wallpaper; 6.6 Additional Ideas for Customizing Your Home Screen; Chapter 7: Using Parental Controls; 7.1 What You'll Be Using; 7.2 Blocking iPad Features; 7.3 Filtering Content; 7.4 Disabling Restrictions; 7.5 Additional Ideas for Using Restrictions on Your iPad; Chapter 8: Protecting Your Privacy; 8.1 What You'll Be Using; 8.2 Setting (or Removing) a Passcode; 8.3 Defining When to Ask for a Passcode; 8.4 Erasing Data After 10 Incorrect Passcodes; 8.5 Additional Ideas for Protecting Your iPad; Chapter 9: Setting the Date and Time; 9.1 What You'll Be Using; 9.2 Picking a Time Zone; 9.3 Setting the Date and Time; 9.4 Setting (or Turning Off) 24-Hour Time; 9.5 Additional Ideas for Modifying the Date and Time on Your iPad; Chapter 10: Restoring and Resetting Your iPad; 10.1 What You'll Be Using; 10.2 Restoring an iPad; 10.3 Resetting Everything; 10.4 Resetting the Network Settings; 10.5 Resetting the Keyboard Dictionary; 10.6 Resetting Location Services; 10.7 Additional Ideas for Resetting Your iPad; Chapter 11: Setting Up an Internet Connection; 11.1 What You'll Be Using; 11.2 Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection; 11.3 Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network; 11.4 Connecting to a 3G Cellular Network; 11.5 Additional Ideas for Connecting to the Internet; Chapter 12: Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps; 12.1 What You'll Be Using; 12.2 Finding Apps on Your iPad; 12.3 Installing an App; 12.4 Finding Apps in iTunes; 12.5 Updating Apps on the iPad; 12.6 Deleting Apps from the iPad; 12.7 Running iPhone Apps on the iPad; 12.8 Additional Ideas for Installing and Uninstalling Apps; Getting on the Internet; Chapter 13: Browsing with Safari; 13.1 What You'll Be Using; 13.2 Navigating Safari; 13.3 Searching in Safari; 13.4 Opening Multiple Web Pages; 13.5 Emailing a Web Page Link; 13.6 Copying a Graphic Image from a Web Page; 13.7 Additional Ideas for Browsing the Internet; Chapter 14: Using Bookmarks with Safari; 14.1 What You'll Be Using; 14.2 Using the History Window; 14.3 Adding and Managing Bookmarks; 14.4 Saving a Website as a Home Screen Icon; 14.5 Creating Folders in the Bookmarks Window; 14.6 Additional Ideas for Bookmarking Favorite Websites; Chapter 15: Filling Out Forms Automatically in Safari; 15.1 What You'll Be Using; 15.2 Turning On the Autofill Feature; 15.3 Using AutoFill in Safari; 15.4 Additional Ideas for Using AutoFill; Chapter 16: Setting Up and Customizing an Email Account; 16.1 What You'll Be Using; 16.2 Setting Up an Email Account Automatically; 16.3 Setting Up an Email Account Manually; 16.4 Customizing Mail Accounts; 16.5 Additional Ideas for Setting Up and Customizing Email Accounts; Chapter 17: Reading, Writing, and Organizing Email; 17.1 What You'll Be Using; 17.2 Reading Email; 17.3 Moving a Message to Another Folder; 17.4 Replying to or Forwarding an Email Message; 17.5 Writing a New Message; 17.6 Deleting Messages; 17.7 Searching Email; 17.8 Additional Ideas for Reading, Writing, and Organizing Messages; Sharing Data with Your iPad; Chapter 18: Transferring Photos, Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Podcasts to Your iPad; 18.1 What You'll Be Using; 18.2 Importing Files to iTunes on Your Computer; 18.3 Synchronizing Photos; 18.4 Transferring Music to Your iPad; 18.5 Synchronizing Podcasts; 18.6 Transferring Movies and TV Shows to Your iPad; 18.7 Additional Ideas for Transferring Audio and Video; Chapter 19: Transferring Ebooks and Audiobooks to Your iPad; 19.1 What You'll Be Using; 19.2 Importing Ebooks into Your iPad; 19.3 Reading PDF and Microsoft Word Files on an iPad; 19.4 Additional Ideas for Transferring Ebooks to Your iPad; Chapter 20: Transferring Contacts, Appointments, Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks; 20.1 What You'll Be Using; 20.2 Synchronizing Contacts; 20.3 Synchronizing Appointments; 20.4 Synchronizing Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks; 20.5 Additional Ideas for Synchronizing Personal Information; Chapter 21: Transferring iTunes University Courses from a Computer to Your iPad; 21.1 What You'll Be Using; 21.2 Downloading iTunes University Courses to Your iPad; 21.3 Transferring iTunes University Courses to Your iPad from Your Computer; 21.4 Playing iTunes University Courses on Your iPad; 21.5 Additional Ideas for Transferring iTunes University Classes to Your iPad; Video, Music, and Ebooks; Chapter 22: Shopping on iTunes and the iBook Store; 22.1 What You'll Be Using; 22.2 Shopping for Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks; 22.3 Shopping for iBooks; 22.4 Additional Ideas for Shopping Online; Chapter 23: Listening to Music and Other Audio Files; 23.1 What You'll Be Using; 23.2 Playing a Song in Different iPod Modes; 23.3 Choosing a Song; 23.4 Controlling Your Music; 23.5 Finding a Podcast, Audiobook, or iTunes U Course; 23.6 Searching for Any Audio File; 23.7 Controlling Your iPod While Using Other Apps; 23.8 Tagging Audio Files; 23.9 Additional Ideas for Listening to Audio Files; Chapter 24: Watching Videos; 24.1 What You'll Be Using; 24.2 Choosing a Video File; 24.3 Viewing a Video; 24.4 Additional Ideas for Watching Video; Chapter 25: Watching YouTube Videos; 25.1 What You'll Be Using; 25.2 Choosing a YouTube Video; 25.3 Viewing a Video; 25.4 Searching for a YouTube Video; 25.5 Additional Ideas for Watching YouTube Videos; Chapter 26: Reading Ebooks; 26.1 What You'll Be Using; 26.2 Opening (and Closing) an Ebook; 26.3 Turning the Pages of an Ebook; 26.4 Searching for Text; 26.5 Using Bookmarks; 26.6 Making Ebooks Easier to Read; 26.7 Additional Ideas for Reading Ebooks; Chapter 27: Viewing Photographs; 27.1 What You'll Be Using; 27.2 Viewing Pictures; 27.3 Navigating Through Pictures; 27.4 Creating a Slideshow; 27.5 Additional Ideas for Viewing Pictures; Chapter 28: Using and Sharing Photographs; 28.1 What You'll Be Using; 28.2 Sending Pictures by Email; 28.3 Assigning a Picture to a Contact; 28.4 Additional Ideas for Using Your Pictures; Organizing Yourself; Chapter 29: Jotting Down Notes; 29.1 What You'll Be Using; 29.2 Typing a Note; 29.3 Creating New Notes; 29.4 Navigating Through Your Notes; 29.5 Sending a Note by Email; 29.6 Deleting a Note; 29.7 Additional Ideas for Typing Notes; Chapter 30: Viewing Contact Information; 30.1 What You'll Be Using; 30.2 Viewing Contact Information; 30.3 Adding a New Contact; 30.4 Editing and Deleting a Contact; 30.5 Sending Contact Information by Email; 30.6 Sending Email to a Contact; 30.7 Getting Directions to a Contact; 30.8 Additional Ideas for Using Contacts; Chapter 31: Tracking Appointments on a Calendar; 31.1 What You'll Be Using; 31.2 Understanding the Different Calendar Views; 31.3 Setting an Appointment; 31.4 Editing (or Deleting) an Appointment; 31.5 Searching for an Appointment; 31.6 Viewing Calendars; 31.7 Additional Ideas for Using Calendars; Chapter 32: Viewing a Map; 32.1 What You'll Be Using; 32.2 Viewing a Map; 32.3 Finding Your Current Location; 32.4 Using the Compass; 32.5 Additional Ideas for Using Maps; Chapter 33: Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps; 33.1 What You'll Be Using; 33.2 Finding Places on a Map; 33.3 Bookmarking Favorite Locations; 33.4 Getting Directions; 33.5 Additional Ideas for Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps; Chapter 34: Searching Your iPad with Spotlight; 34.1 What You'll Be Using; 34.2 Searching with Spotlight; 34.3 Customizing Spotlight; 34.4 Additional Ideas for Searching with Spotlight; Additional Tips; Chapter 35: Updating the iPad Operating System; 35.1 What You'll Be Using; 35.2 Checking for Operating System Updates; 35.3 Identifying Your Current Operating System; 35.4 Additional Ideas for Updating Your Operating System; Chapter 36: Making an iPad Accessible; 36.1 What You'll Be Using; 36.2 Improving the Visual Quality of the Screen; 36.3 Turning On VoiceOver; 36.4 Turning On Closed Captioning and Mono Audio; 36.5 Turning Accessibility Features On and Off Rapidly; 36.6 Additional Ideas for Making Your iPad Accessible; Chapter 37: Using Foreign Languages; 37.1 What You'll Be Using; 37.2 Switching the iPad's Default Language; 37.3 Defining a Foreign-Language Keyboard; 37.4 Using a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard; 37.5 Additional Ideas for Using Foreign Languages on your iPad; Chapter 38: Transferring and Editing Microsoft Office Documents; 38.1 What You'll Be Using; 38.2 Transferring Microsoft Office Files to Your iPad; 38.3 Transferring Microsoft Office Files from Your iPad to Your Computer; 38.4 Managing Imported Files on Your iPad; 38.5 Additional Ideas for Transferring Microsoft Office Files; Chapter 39: The Best iPad Apps; 39.1 What You'll Be Using; 39.2 Office Productivity Apps; 39.3 News and Information; 39.4 Painting and Drawing Apps; 39.5 Entertainment Apps; 39.6 Additional Ideas for Using Apps; The Next Step; Updates;