Synopses & Reviews
The new iPad is cute. It's loveable. It's fun to play with. But it can also be a bit mysterious.
My New iPad is your guide to getting the most from Apple's latest magical creation. Best-selling author Wallace Wang's patient, step-by-step instructions will have you using your new iPad to:
- Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
- Get organized with the Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts apps
- Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
- Use dictation and keyboard shortcuts to save time typing
- Listen to music, read ebooks and magazines, and take photos and videos
- Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
- Shop on iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, magazines, and books
- Set parental controls, use a secret passcode, and encrypt your backups for maximum privacy
And so much more. You'll even learn top-secret touch gestures to help make the most of your iPad. Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad.
The iPad is cute, lovable, fun to play with, and a bit mysterious. This third edition of the best-selling My New iPad removes the mystery, showing every user how to get the most from their new iPad 3. A simple, patient, and complete guide to the iPad 3, My New iPad 3 shows readers, step-by-step, how to surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, play with photos, and much more. Wallace Wang, bestselling author of My New Mac and My New iPhone, walks readers through the iPad 3's many useful features, like using the Maps app and compass; shopping on iTunes and the iBook Store; customizing the iPad 3's appearance; using FaceTime video messaging; streaming music, movies, and TV across a network; setting parental controls and privacy; editing Office documents; and getting organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps. This revised edition covers all new iPad 3 and iOS 5 features, including the improved camera, using iCloud, the best new iPad apps, and more.
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
Praise for the My New™ series; Praise for My New™ iPad; Praise for My New™ Mac; 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; 1.8 Additional Ideas for Turning Your iPad On and Off; Chapter 2: Charging and Conserving Battery Power; 2.1 What You'll Be Using; 2.2 Recharging an iPad; 2.3 Turning Off Push Accounts; 2.4 Turning Off Location Services; 2.5 Turning Off Notifications; 2.6 Dimming Screen Brightness; 2.7 Turning Off Bluetooth; 2.8 Monitoring Battery Life; 2.9 Additional Ideas for Conserving Power; Chapter 3: Using Your iPad's Physical and Virtual Controls; 3.1 What You'll Be Using; 3.2 Viewing the Home Screen; 3.3 Adjusting the Volume; 3.4 Multitasking with the Home Button; 3.5 Configuring the Silent/Screen Rotation Lock Switch; 3.6 Muting the Volume or Locking the Screen Rotation Without the Side Switch; 3.7 Adjusting the Screen Brightness; 3.8 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 Multitasking Gestures; 4.4 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 Typing Foreign Characters; 5.8 Turning Off Audible Keyboard Clicks; 5.9 Docking and Splitting the Keyboard; 5.10 Additional Ideas for Using the Virtual Keyboard; Chapter 6: Using Dictation and Keyboard Shorcuts; 6.1 What You'll Be Using; 6.2 Typing with Voice Dictation; 6.3 Using Shortcuts; 6.4 Creating Your Own Shortcuts; 6.5 Additional Ideas for Using Shortcuts and Voice Dictation; Making the Most of Your iPad; Chapter 7: Customizing the Home Screen; 7.1 What You'll Be Using; 7.2 Rearranging Icons on the Home Screen; 7.3 Putting Apps on the Dock; 7.4 Modifying the Wallpaper; 7.5 Additional Ideas for Customizing Your Home Screen; Chapter 8: Using Parental Controls; 8.1 What You'll Be Using; 8.2 Blocking iPad Features; 8.3 Filtering Content; 8.4 Disabling Restrictions; 8.5 Additional Ideas for Using Restrictions on Your iPad; Chapter 9: Protecting Your Privacy; 9.1 What You'll Be Using; 9.2 Setting (or Removing) a Passcode; 9.3 Defining When to Ask for a Passcode; 9.4 Erasing Data After 10 Incorrect Passcodes; 9.5 Additional Ideas for Protecting Your iPad; Chapter 10: Setting Up an Internet Connection; 10.1 What You'll Be Using; 10.2 Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection; 10.3 Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network; 10.4 Connecting to a 4G Cellular Network; 10.5 Canceling (or Switching) a Cellular Data Plan; 10.6 Turning Your iPad Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot; 10.7 Additional Ideas for Connecting to the Internet; Chapter 11: Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps; 11.1 What You'll Be Using; 11.2 Finding Apps on Your iPad; 11.3 Installing an App; 11.4 Finding Apps in iTunes; 11.5 Updating Apps on the iPad; 11.6 Deleting Apps from the iPad; 11.7 Running iPhone Apps on the iPad; 11.8 Additional Ideas for Installing and Uninstalling Apps; Getting on the Internet; Chapter 12: Browsing with Safari; 12.1 What You'll Be Using; 12.2 Navigating Safari; 12.3 Searching in Safari; 12.4 Opening a Link in a New Tab; 12.5 Managing a Reading List; 12.6 Emailing a Web Page Link; 12.7 Copying a Graphic Image from a Web Page; 12.8 Printing a Web Page; 12.9 Additional Ideas for Browsing the Internet; Chapter 13: Using Bookmarks with Safari; 13.1 What You'll Be Using; 13.2 Using the History Window; 13.3 Adding and Managing Bookmarks; 13.4 Saving a Website as a Home Screen Icon; 13.5 Creating Folders in the Bookmarks Window; 13.6 Additional Ideas for Bookmarking Favorite Websites; Chapter 14: Setting Up an Email Account; 14.1 What You'll Be Using; 14.2 Setting Up an Email Account Automatically; 14.3 Setting Up an Email Account Manually; 14.4 Customizing Mail Accounts; 14.5 Modifying and Deleting an Email Account; 14.6 Additional Ideas for Setting Up and Customizing Email Accounts; Chapter 15: Reading, Organizing, and Sending Email; 15.1 What You'll Be Using; 15.2 Reading Email; 15.3 Moving a Message to a Folder; 15.4 Replying to, Forwarding, or Printing an Email Message; 15.5 Writing a New Message; 15.6 Searching Email; 15.7 Viewing Multiple Email Accounts; 15.8 Additional Ideas for Reading, Organizing, and Sending Messages; Video, Music, Photos, and Ebooks; Chapter 16: Transferring Songs, Videos, and Other Stuff to Your iPad; 16.1 What You'll Be Using; 16.2 Importing Files to iTunes on Your Computer; 16.3 Transferring Music to Your iPad; 16.4 Synchronizing Podcasts; 16.5 Transferring Movies and TV Shows to Your iPad; 16.6 Synchronizing Photos; 16.7 Importing Ebooks into Your iPad; 16.8 Synchronizing Contacts; 16.9 Synchronizing Appointments; 16.10 Synchronizing Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks; 16.11 Synchronizing with iTunes over Wi-Fi; 16.12 Additional Ideas for Syncing Data; Chapter 17: Shopping on iTunes and the iBookstore; 17.1 What You'll Be Using; 17.2 Shopping for Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks; 17.3 Shopping for iBooks; 17.4 Shopping for Digital Magazines; 17.5 Additional Ideas for Shopping Online; Chapter 18: Listening to Music; 18.1 What You'll Be Using; 18.2 Finding a Song to Play; 18.3 Controlling a Song; 18.4 Displaying Album Art; 18.5 Finding a Song by Genre or Composer; 18.6 Searching for Any Audio File; 18.7 Additional Ideas for Listening to Audio Files; Chapter 19: Watching Video Podcasts, iTunes U Classes, and YouTube Videos; 19.1 What You'll Be Using; 19.2 Choosing a Video; 19.3 Viewing a Video File; 19.4 Choosing a YouTube Video; 19.5 Viewing a YouTube Video; 19.6 Searching for a YouTube Video; 19.7 Additional Ideas for Watching Videos; Chapter 20: Reading Ebooks; 20.1 What You'll Be Using; 20.2 Opening (and Closing) an Ebook; 20.3 Turning the Pages of an Ebook; 20.4 Searching for Text; 20.5 Using Bookmarks; 20.6 Making Ebooks Easier to Read; 20.7 Additional Ideas for Reading Ebooks; Chapter 21: Photos, Videos, and FaceTime; 21.1 What You'll Be Using; 21.2 Taking Pictures; 21.3 Using Photo Booth; 21.4 Setting Up FaceTime; 21.5 Making a FaceTime Call; 21.6 Additional Ideas for Using the Cameras; Chapter 22: Viewing, Using, and Sharing Photographs; 22.1 What You'll Be Using; 22.2 Viewing Pictures; 22.3 Navigating Through Pictures; 22.4 Creating a Slideshow; 22.5 Sending Pictures by Email; 22.6 Assigning a Picture to a Contact; 22.7 Viewing and Trimming Videos; 22.8 Additional Ideas for Using Your Pictures; Organizing Yourself; Chapter 23: Jotting Down Notes; 23.1 What You'll Be Using; 23.2 Typing a Note; 23.3 Creating New Notes; 23.4 Navigating Through Your Notes; 23.5 Sending a Note by Email; 23.6 Deleting a Note; 23.7 Additional Ideas for Typing Notes; Chapter 24: Staying on Track with Reminders; 24.1 What You'll Be Using; 24.2 Creating a Reminder; 24.3 Creating a Reminder for a Specific Date; 24.4 Editing Your Reminders; 24.5 Searching for a Reminder; 24.6 Deleting or Completing a Reminder; 24.7 Creating a Reminder List; 24.8 Storing Items in a Reminder List; 24.9 Deleting a Reminder List; 24.10 Additional Ideas for Reminders; Chapter 25: Keeping Contact Information; 25.1 What You'll Be Using; 25.2 Viewing Contact Information; 25.3 Adding a New Contact; 25.4 Editing (or Deleting) a Contact; 25.5 Sending Contact Information by Email; 25.6 Sending Email to a Contact; 25.7 Getting Directions to a Contact; 25.8 Additional Ideas for Using Contacts; Chapter 26: Using the Calendar; 26.1 What You'll Be Using; 26.2 Understanding Calendar Views; 26.3 Setting an Appointment; 26.4 Editing (or Deleting) an Appointment; 26.5 Searching for an Appointment; 26.6 Viewing and Managing Multiple Calendars; 26.7 Additional Ideas for Using Calendars; Chapter 27: Using Maps; 27.1 What You'll Be Using; 27.2 Viewing a Map; 27.3 Changing the Appearance of a Map; 27.4 Finding Your Current Location; 27.5 Using the Compass; 27.6 Finding Places on a Map; 27.7 Bookmarking Favorite Locations; 27.8 Getting Directions; 27.9 Additional Ideas for Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps; Chapter 28: Searching Your iPad with Spotlight; 28.1 What You'll Be Using; 28.2 Searching with Spotlight; 28.3 Customizing Spotlight; 28.4 Additional Ideas for Searching with Spotlight; Additional Tips; Chapter 29: Making Your iPad Accessible; 29.1 What You'll Be Using; 29.2 Improving the Visual Quality of the Screen; 29.3 Turning On VoiceOver; 29.4 Turning On Closed Captioning and Mono Audio; 29.5 Turning Accessibility Features On and Off; 29.6 Additional Ideas for Making Your iPad Accessible; Chapter 30: Using Foreign Languages; 30.1 What You'll Be Using; 30.2 Switching the iPad's Default Language; 30.3 Defining a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard; 30.4 Using a Foreign-Language Virtual Keyboard; 30.5 Additional Ideas for Using Foreign Languages on Your iPad; Chapter 31: The Best iPad Apps; 31.1 What You'll Be Using; 31.2 Office Productivity Apps; 31.3 News and Information; 31.4 Painting and Drawing Apps; 31.5 Entertainment Apps; 31.6 Additional Ideas for Using Apps; Chapter 32: Troubleshooting Your iPad; 32.1 What You'll Be Using; 32.2 An App Is Frozen; 32.3 Your iPad Runs Sluggishly or Freezes; 32.4 iTunes Won't Recognize Your iPad; 32.5 Your iPad Cannot Access the Internet; 32.6 Restoring Your iPad; 32.7 Resetting Everything; 32.8 Resetting the Keyboard Dictionary; 32.9 Resetting Location Services; 32.10 Finding a Stolen or Lost iPad; 32.11 Additional Ideas for Troubleshooting Your iPad; ;