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Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes (covers iOS5), 3rd Edition

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Sams Teach Yourself iPad 2 in 10 Minutes (covers iOS5), 3rd Edition


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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33585-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33585-3

Covers iOS5

Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes, Third Edition offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use your iPad 2 to get online, get apps, use the Web, manage email, books, photos, music, video–anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it right the first time!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Use FaceTime for personal video phone calls and conferences
  • Take photos and make video clips with the front-facing and rear-facing cameras
  • Manage settings for the iPad 2 and customize it to suit your needs
  • Hook up to external devices such as a camera, a presentation screen, TV, or HDTV
  • Use Safari to access the Web, including your bookmarked and favorite sites
  • Use the Mail app to read, send, and manage your email
  • Manage personal information with the Calendar, Contacts, and Notes apps
  • Subscribe to and read digital versions of magazines and newspapers
  • Watch videos, TV shows, and movies on your iPad 2
  • Use iBooks and the iBooks Store to browse, buy, download, and read digital books
  • Get and play music on the iPad 2 from iTunes and other sources
  • Use Messages to have real-time text discussions with friends and family
  • Learn about new features to iOS 5, including iCloud, Photo Booth, and more

Category:  iPad

Covers:  Apple Digital Media

User Level:  Beginning

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Using the Apple App Store

Table of Contents

    Introduction 1

1  Your iPad 2 Overview    7

    The iPad’s Exterior 7

    The Touchscreen 7

    The Power/Sleep Button 9

    Headphones and Speaker 12

    Volume and Mute/Rotate Lock 12

    Camera and Webcam 13

    Charging Port 14

    The Home Button 14

    The Dock and Home Screen 15

    The Search Screen 16

    Gestures 18

    Using the Multi-Finger Gesture 24

    Additional Home Screens 26

    Summary 28

2  Your iPad’s Settings    29

    The Settings App 29

    Airplane Mode 31

    Wi-Fi 31

    Notifications 35

    Location Services 39

    Brightness & Wallpaper 40

    Picture Frame 42

    General 44

    App-Specific Settings 46

    Summary 48

3  Accessing the Internet    49

    The Portable Browser 49

    Safari Basics 51

    Copying Text and Images 54

    Copying Hyperlinks 56

    Tabs 57

    Bookmarks 58

    URL Action Button 62

    Much More to Safari 64

    Summary 66

4  Using Email    67

    The Mail App 67

    Configure an Account 69

    Checking for Messages 71

    Replying to an Email 74

    Sending an Email  77

    Organize Your Email 78

    Much More to Mail 83

    Summary 84

5  Working with Calendars and Reminders    85

    The Calendar App 85

    Remember to Use Reminders 96

    Summary 101

6  Working with Notes, Messages, and Contacts    103

    Notes 103

    Contacts 110

    Messages 115

    Summary 120

7  Using the App Store    121

    The App Store 121

    Updating an App 128

    Deleting an App 129

    Searching the App Store 131

    Redeeming an App Code 134

    Creating Folders for Apps 136

    Summary 137

8  Accessing and Using Books, Magazines, and Music    139

    The iBooks App 139

    Dictionary 146

    Navigation 146

    Adding Notes and Commentary 147

    Summary 151

9    Photos and FaceTime    153

    The Camera App 153

    Face-to-Face Chats with FaceTime 161

    Summary 165

10  Listening to Music    167

    The Music App 167

    Listening to Music from Other Sources 177

    Movies, TV, Books, and More 180

    Summary 181

11  Using the Photos App    183

    The Photos App 183

    The Photos Button 184

    Albums 188

    Photo Stream 192

    Places 195

    Summary 197

12  Working with Video and YouTube    199

    The YouTube App 199

    The Videos App 207

    Summary 213

13  Other Interesting Uses for the iPad    215

    Non-App Features 215

    iCloud 216

    Twitter 222

    Computer-Free Activation and Auto-Updates via Wi-Fi 226

    Put the iPad on the Big Screen 227

    The Newsstand App 228

    The Photo Booth App 231

    New Operating System, New Features 232

    Summary 232

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