IPad and IPad Mini Absolute Beginner's Guide

IPad and IPad Mini Absolute Beginner's Guide

By: James F. Kelly (author)Paperback

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Make the most of your new iPad or iPad mini-without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, connect with friends and family, enjoy media, play games, post to Facebook and Twitter, and more! Even if you've never used an iPad before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. iPads have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple iPad and iPad mini could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to using your new iPad or iPad mini...simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Master gestures and touchscreen tips you can use in any iPad app * Get productive fast with Notes, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notifications * Use iCloud to automatically sync and share data with iPads, iPhones, and Macs * Browse the Web more efficiently with Safari's best shortcuts * Capture high-quality photos and video with your iPad * Share "Photo Stream" albums with other iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch users * Make free FaceTime video calls * Post to Facebook and Twitter from your iPad * Get the best new free and paid apps from Apple's App Store * Make the most of iTunes and your iPad's amazing media capabilities * Read new bestsellers and free classics with iBooks * Transform your iPad into a great online gaming device * Use Find My iPhone to find a lost iPad in the house, or lock it if it's stolen * Adding hardware that makes your iPad more fun and useful * Finding Wi-Fi connections and making the most of paid data plans

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About Author

James Floyd Kelly is an author and blogger from Atlanta, Georgia. He has a B.A. in English (University of West Florida) and B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Florida State University). He has worked in technology for more than 15 years, including work as a technical trainer, a network systems administrator, and a technology outsourcing consultant. Jim has written books and articles on numerous subjects, including LEGO Robotics, building a CNC machine and a 3D printer, and open source software. When not writing books, he can usually be found tinkering in his workshop or spending time with his wife and two young boys.

Contents

Introduction 1 How This Book Is Organized 3 Conventions Used in This Book 3 Let Me Know What You Think ..5 I Get Acquainted with iPad Hardware and iOS Basics 1 Overview of the iPad 7 What Is the iPad? 7 How Does the iPad Differ from Laptops and Desktops? 10 What Are the Benefits of an iPad? 12 What Are the iPad's Weaknesses? 13 A Closer Look at the iPad Hardware 14 2 Overview of the iOS 19 Say Hello to iOS! ...19 What Is iOS? 27 Take a Quick Tour of iOS 29 Moving Apps and Creating Folders .35 Using Gestures with iOS 38 What About Typing? .39 3 iCloud and Settings .43 Customization and Backup ...43 Settings, Settings, Settings ...44 Take a Tour of Settings ...46 Fun and Easy Settings to Tweak ...54 The Power of iCloud .57 II Using the iPad's Basic Productivity Apps 4 Contacts ...65 Say Hello to the Contacts App ...65 Adding a New Contact ...68 Send Message ...78 FaceTime ...78 Share Contact ...79 Add to Favorites ...80 Settings Tweaks ...80 5 Notes and Reminders ...83 Takin' Some Notes! ...84 Creating Notes ...86 Editing Notes ...88 Searching and Deleting Notes ..93 Using Reminders ...95 Choosing When You Want to Be Reminded 96 Setting Recurring Reminders ...98 Receiving Alerts ..101 6 The Calendar App ...103 Check Your Schedule ...104 Create an Event ...110 Create a Recurring Event ...113 Add a New Calendar Category ...119 Importing Other Calendars ...120 7 The Mail App 123 Configuring the Mail App ...124 Touring Mail ...126 Adding New Mailboxes ...127 Flagging Emails ..129 Marking an Email as Unread ...129 Archiving and Trashing Email .130 Replying, Forwarding, and Printing ...131 Writing a New Email 132 Extra Features ...132 Sending Attachments ...137 Other Email Apps ...141 Email Access with a Web Browser ..142 Mail Settings ...142 8 The Safari App .145 Opening Safari ...147 Touring Safari ...150 Using the Share Feature 155 Bookmarks and Reading List ...158 iCloud Tabs ...161 III Camera, Video, and Communication Apps 9 Apps for Photos and Videos ... 163 Using Camera ...164 Using Photo Booth ..170 The Photos App ...173 Editing Photos ...182 10 Apps for Instant Communication 187 The Messages App ..188 Using FaceTime ...197 11 Social Apps ...207 Installing Facebook and Twitter ...208 Built-in Integration ...211 Twitter and Facebook Resources .217 Facebook ...218 Twitter .218 IV Movies, Books, Music, and Apps 12 Apps for the iPad ...219 Exploring the App Store 220 Searching the App Store ...225 Purchasing an App ..227 Good App Management ...230 13 iBooks and the iBooks Store ... 235 Exploring iBooks ...236 Visiting the iBooks Store 240 Reading an eBook in the iBooks App ...242 Alternatives to iBooks ...251 14 Movies, Music, and More ...253 Exploring iTunes ...254 Listening to Music ...262 Using Playlists ...263 15 Magazine, Newspaper, or Movie? 267 Exploring Newsstand ...268 Watching Movies and TV Shows .278 V Everything Else 16 Finding Things .281 Using Search ...282 Explore the Maps App ..286 Say Hello to Siri ...298 17 The Two iPad Centers ...303 Exploring the Notification Center 304 Configuring the Notification Center 309 Exploring the Game Center ...316 18 Charging and iPad Peripherals . 319 Peripherals and Add-Ons ...321 AirPrint Printers ...321 External Keyboard ...322 Cases ..323 Stands .324 AppleTV 326 Insurance .328 19 Eight Great Free Apps ...329 Skype ...331 Dropbox ..332 Evernote ..334 eBooks: Kindle and Nook ...335 Pocket ...337 Pandora ...338 Flipboard .340 iTunesU ...341 Finding More Free Apps ...342 20 Eight Great Paid Apps ...343 GoodReader ...344 Pages ...345 PDFpen ...347 iDisplay ...348 Paper by FiftyThree .349 Clear ...352 iMovie ...354 Angry Birds (Anything) ..356 Finding More Paid Apps 357 TOC, 9780789750990, 3/14/2013

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780789750990
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780789750990
  • weight: 600
  • ISBN10: 0789750996

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