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iPad For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-35200-7
368 pages
May 2012
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The updated, full-color guide to Apple’s all-new iPad

It's ultra-thin, rich with functionality, packed with stunning graphics, and one of the hottest-selling devices on the planet. And if you want to get the very most from the latest iPad and iOS software, this is the book to have. 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 new iPad, master the multitouch interface, set up iTunes for your iPad, browse the web, find the latest apps in the App Store, synchronize with iCloud, play games, video chat, and yes, accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.

  • Covers the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and original iPad
  • Gets you up to speed on the basics, including the multitouch interface, setting up your e-mail account, getting connected, filling your iPad with amazing apps and cool content, and more
  • Shows you how to turn your iPad into the ultimate gaming machine, take advantage of the retina display for a razor-sharp reading experience, watch and record HD movies, shoot and edit high-quality images with the iSight Camera, use FaceTime video calling, and so much more
  • Includes tips on protecting your information, troubleshooting, connecting wirelessly, and using your iPad as a personal hotspot

From smart basics to some very savvy stuff, iPad For Dummies, 4th Edition will make you wonder how you ever lived without your iPad.

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Table of Contents

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 43

Part II: The Internet iPad 71

Chapter 4: Going on a Mobile Safari 73

Chapter 5: The E-Mail Must Get Through 91

Chapter 6: Surfin’ the Web without a Board (Or at Least without Safari) 119

Chapter 7: Apply Here (To Find Out about iPad Apps) 141

Part III: The iPad at Work and Play 159

Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad 161

Chapter 9: iPad Video: Seeing Is Believing 175

Chapter 10: You Oughta Be in Pictures 193

Chapter 11: Curling Up with a Good iBook 211

Chapter 12: The iPad at Work 229

Part IV: The Undiscovered iPad 251

Chapter 13: Setting You Straight on Settings 253

Chapter 14: When Good iPads Go Bad 277

Chapter 15: Accessorizing Your iPad 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 16: Ten Appetizing (And Free) Apps 307

Chapter 17: Ten Apps Worth Paying For 317

Chapter 18: Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 327

Index 339

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Author Information

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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"And, if you ever get your iPad back, you can always restore the information from an iTunes backup on your Mac or PC or iCloud."
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Press Release

April 16, 2012
9781118352007, iPad For Dummies, 4th Edition

For Dummies author and Mac guru Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus shares what's new with the latest iPad, why iPad works for work and education, and why he absolutely loves his iPad.

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