My New iPad, 2nd Edition
A User's Guide
Publisher: No Starch Press
Released: December 2010
Pages: 384

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, best-selling 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
  • Use more than one app at once with the new multitasking feature
  • Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
  • Shop on iTunes and the iBookstore for new music, movies, TV shows, and books
  • Customize your iPad by rearranging icons and organizing apps into folders
  • Set parental controls and control privacy settings
  • Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files
  • Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps

And much more. Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad and have fun doing it.

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Good book, definitely recommended.

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  • Well-written

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    Comments about No Starch Press My New iPad, 2nd Edition:

    A users guide, 350+ pages covers basic techniques; customization; getting on internet, sharing data; using ebooks, music and video; getting organized (calendars, contacts and taking notes) and tips including troubleshooting.

    A newer book than the Missing manual, it's from No Starch press. It has a very simple layout with some illustrations. It is very easy reading while at the same time very to the point. It covers nearly everything, including gestures (finger strokes) you will need to use an iPad properly. The author does not mention some apps I would view as essential, Dropbox being the most important for syncing files. But syncing through iTunes is covered as well as the need to buy the iWorks app (another essential imo) if you need to work with office documents. Chapter 39 does provide a list the author views as good apps, but both Padora and Netflix are US only apps. Chapter 40 is very useful providing troubleshooting tips if things go wrong. The book is well structured, what I like a lot is that the sharing data section has been separated form how to use the iPad for ebooks, music and video. The book is centered on personal use. Accessories you might need for business presentations are not covered. Good book, definitely recommended.

    O'Reilly publishing approached me with a view of reviewing books for them. Having a lot of respect for them I agreed. That does not mean automatic good reviews but I have still to read a book from O'Reilly that was not up to scratch.

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    Good book, definitely recommended

    By DC Crowley

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    • Concise
    • Easy to understand

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      • Intermediate
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      Comments about No Starch Press My New iPad, 2nd Edition:

      My New iPad, 2nd edition By Wallace Wang. A users guide, 350+ pages covers basic techniques; customization; getting on internet, sharing data; using ebooks, music and video; getting organized (calendars, contacts and taking notes) and tips including troubleshooting.A newer book than the Missing manual, it's from No Starch press. It has a very simple layout with some illustrations. It is very easy reading while at the same time very to the point. It covers nearly everything, including gestures (finger strokes) you will need to use an iPad properly. The author does not mention some apps I would view as essential, Dropbox being the most important for syncing files. But syncing through iTunes is covered as well as the need to buy the iWorks app (another essential imo) if you need to work with office documents. Chapter 39 does provide a list the author views as good apps, but both Padora and Netflix are US only apps. Chapter 40 is very useful providing troubleshooting tips if things go wrong. The book is well structured, what I like a lot is that the sharing data section has been separated form how to use the iPad for ebooks, music and video. The book is centered on personal use. Accessories you might need for business uses/ presentations are not covered. Good book, definitely recommended. O'Reilly publishing approached me with a view of reviewing books for them. Having a lot of respect for them I agreed. That does not mean automatic good reviews but I have still to read a book from O'Reilly that was not up to scratch.

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