Taking Your IPad to the Max

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Apress, Jul 26, 2010 - Computers - 440 pages
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It looks different. It acts different. There’s no right way to hold it. It responds to the touch of your fingertips. It’s the Internet in your lap. It connects to the world, yet it is as personal as a well-worn book.

Taking Your iPad to the Max is written so that anyone, from a computer-savvy teenager to a 92-year-old great-grandmother, can quickly get up to speed on Apple’s latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (tuaw.com), we have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day. The iPad is so different from any computer you’ve ever used, and we realize many people could use a helping hand, to feel comfortable buying and using an iPad. We take you from selecting and buying an iPad, to connecting it to the Internet, and then demonstrate just how to use the incredible power of the iPad and all its apps to enhance your life.

Whether you’re using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire family photos, listen to music, watch movies, or read a book, we’re here to guide you. We show you how your iPad can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. We help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps.

The iPad is more than the ultimate leisure device; it’s also a work tool. Taking Your iPad to the Max guides you through the basics of Apple’s iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers.

What you’ll learn
  • Learn to manipulate the iPad and its tens of thousands of apps
  • Watch, read and listen more with endless movies, books and music at your fingertips
  • Use iPad as a professional office tool to create rich documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Get connected, stay connected and set your computing life free
Who this book is for

No matter how you intend to use your iPad, for work or play, for movies or books, you are the person we wrote this book for. Welcome to the next world of computing – you’re gonna love it.

Table of Contents
  1. Bringing Home the iPad
  2. Connecting to iTunes
  3. Exploring the iPad Hardware
  4. Interacting with Your iPad
  5. Connecting to the Internet
  6. Browsing with Mobile Safari
  7. Touching Your Music and Video
  8. Shopping at the App Store, Music Store, and Book Store
  9. Using iBooks
  10. Leveraging Your Desk Set
  11. Setting Up and Using Email
  12. Working with Maps
  13. Taking Your Photos With You
  14. On the Go with iWork
  15. Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad

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About the author (2010)

Erica Sadunholds a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, cowritten, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement.Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly short cut, andModding Mac OS X, also with O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wroteTaking Your iPhone to the Max.

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