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iPad 2 For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-21912-6
368 pages
November 2011
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The up-to-date guide to getting the most out of your iPad or iPad 2!

With an elegantly thin form, front-and-rear-facing cameras, irresistible multitouch interface, and, now, with the awesome iOS 5 and iCloud, the iPad is one addictive device. This full-color guide helps you get to know your iPad so well you may never want to put it down! Mac experts and veteran For Dummies authors Edward Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus walk you through the basics as you set up and explore the iPad, master the multitouch interface, set up iTunes for your iPad, browse the web, find apps in the App Store, and synchronize it all with iCloud.

You'll learn how to turn your iPad into the ultimate gaming machine; curl up with an iBook; immerse yourself in music, videos, movies, and TV shows; and organize, edit, and share photos. Keep in touch with e-mail, social networking apps, iMessage, and FaceTime video calling. Plus, you'll never be late again, with the iPad's built-in address book, calendar, Maps, and Reminders.

  • Covers the iPad 2 and iPad
  • Fully updated for the newest iOS 5 features including Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, AirPlay Mirroring, Safari Reader, and more
  • Explains how to record HD video; take fantastic photos; surf the web; organize your e-mail and calendar; and find your favorite music, movies, games, and apps
  • Includes tips on protecting your information and troubleshooting

From the beginner basics to smooth and savvy tips, iPad 2 For Dummies, 3rd Edition will make you wonder how you ever lived without your iPad.

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Your iPad 5

Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPad 7

Chapter 2: iPad Basic Training 23

Chapter 3: The Kitchen Sync: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad 41

Part II: The Internet iPad 65

Chapter 4: Going on a Mobile Safari 67

Chapter 5: The E-Mail Must Get Through 83

Chapter 6: Surfin’ the Web without a Board (or at Least without Safari) 109

Chapter 7: Apply Here (to Find Out about iPad Apps) 131

Part III: The iPad at Work and Play 149

Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad 151

Chapter 9: iPad Video: Seeing Is Believing 165

Chapter 10: You Oughta Be in Pictures 183

Chapter 11: Curling Up with a Good iBook 201

Chapter 12: The iPad at Work 217

Part IV: The Undiscovered iPad 237

Chapter 13: Setting You Straight on Settings 239

Chapter 14: When Good iPads Go Bad 261

Chapter 15: Accessorizing Your iPad 273

Part V: The Part of Tens 289

Chapter 16: Ten Appetizing (and Free) Apps 291

Chapter 17: Ten Apps Worth Paying For 301

Chapter 18: Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 311

Index 323

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Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and the author of Macs For Dummies, 11th Edition.

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies.

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