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iPad For Dummies [Paperback]

Edward C. Baig , Bob LeVitus
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May 8 2012 For Dummies (Computers)
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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From the Back Cover

Whether you want to play games, get productive at work, or stay connected, your iPad can do it all!

There are many tablets, but there's just one iPad. Whether you're a proud owner of Apple's newest iPad or another model, this handy guide is filled with advice to help you make the most of your experience. You'll discover how to find incredible apps, send and view e-mail, browse the web, sync your data, stay connected with Notification Center, and more.

  • Start with the basics — meet your iPad, learn to master the multitouch interface, use the onscreen keyboard, and fill it with stuff
  • Awesome apps — find and download apps for every interest, install them on your iPad, and keep your apps up to date
  • Lights, camera, action! — shoot and edit HD video, capture photos, and video-chat with FaceTime
  • Boost your productivity — organize your to-do lists with Reminders, stay on top of your appointments and events with Calendar, and take important notes
  • No more wires — set up your device without a PC and take a trip to the iCloud, where you can store and access your data from any device

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for setting up your iPad
  • How to use Dictation to compose e-mail and text messages
  • Tips for syncing your music, photos, e-mail, contacts, and calendars with iCloud
  • How to stay connected with Facebook and Twitter
  • All about setting up slide shows of your favorite photos
  • Instructions for buying and reading e-books
  • Details about cool accessories to go along with your iPad
  • iPad troubleshooting advice

Learn to:

  • Surf the web, download apps, and make FaceTime calls
  • Set up e-mail accounts, text with iMessage, watch movies, and listen to tunes
  • Shoot and share photos and videos and read your favorite books and magazines

About the Author

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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars iPad for dummies Aug. 6 2012
By Heidi R
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I find this book easy to follow, simple explanations and informative. Definitely a must have for all new iPad users !
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Resource For IPad Beginners July 10 2012
By TMStyles - Published on Amazon.com
There are a number of publishers who systematically produce extended operational manuals for various electronic devices which is particularly a good thing for those who choose Apple products which are notoriously short on manual support and information. The "... For Dummies" series is always an effective resource for those who need more than the device included and "iPad For Dummies" is no exception as it provides useful, well grounded information in a format heavy with photos and basic discussions that can assist any newbie or rookie who might be confused by their first iPad. Indeed, the 4th edition of "iPad For Dummies" covers all three generations of the iPad for the consumer who needs some basic operational information in a no-nonsense manner.

"iPad For Dummies" is presented by experts who know how to lead beginners from how to turn on the iPad to advanced discussions of trouble shooting and "app" recommendations. Along the way, there are discussions on "synching" your iPad, opening an iTunes account, interacting with the internet, using the iPad for phone calls, organizing movies and videos, utilizing all aspects of the impressive built-in camera, setting up email accounts, and much more helpful information as the book progresses from helping the novice to opening new vistas for experienced users. Indeed, having enjoyed all 3 iPad generations, I still found useful material in this book, such as using voice dictation and actually setting up and using "FaceTime" (something I had never done previously).

Longtime users of the "...Dummies" series will continue to appreciate the multiple tips, reminders, technical stuff, and warnings liberally scattered throughout the book that serve to enlighten as well as to protect the consumer. Finally, an underappreciated feature is that the authors present their email addresses for consumer feedback and promise to respond in a timely manner. Additionally, the authors indicate that substantial changes and updates in the iPad that occur after publication will be found and discussed on a companion website which is also offered in the introduction. All in all, a good choice for the beginner as well as those who need further detail beyond the intuitive searchs and explorations on a new iPad.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'D BE LOST WITHOUT IT July 31 2012
By Ms Boxova - Published on Amazon.com
I bought a 3rd Generation iPad and got this book, 4th Edition, which includes features specific to the 3. As a PC user, I had no familiarity with Apple products at all. This book is taking me through my new toy step by step. I am understanding each new thing as I go. The writers are clear, give a decent amount of (but not too much) detail and explanation and have a sense of humor about the things that might be a little confusing. Clearly, they are experts in both the product and how to teach beginners. There are enough illustrations which clarify things further. If I should come across a feature that is not in the book (some things are bound to come out after publication), they have a web site which will give the information I want. I would recommend this book to anyone who has no previous knowledge and wants clear step-by-step instructions. I realize that more advanced information, once I really know what I'm doing and have a handle on the functions taught in this book, will be available in other books.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educated a Dummy like me June 9 2012
By Klianna - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a Microsoft user for years. This book had me up and running on my iPad very quickly.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book for iPad rookies June 23 2012
By T. M. Wheeler - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book to help me navigate my iPad and for the most part, the book was a lot clearer than I expected. I got a couple of hints that really helped me handle my iPad more effectively. I would love to know more about how to manage the various apps and how to handle storage on the cloud.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Source for Dummies with Ipads Feb. 1 2014
By Chuck - Published on Amazon.com
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We are dummies when it comes to trying to keep up with the kids and these electronic gadgets. This book opens the door for our use of the Ipad.
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