iPad 2 Survival Guide

Step-by-Step User Guide for Apple iPad 2: Getting Started, Downloading FREE eBooks, Taking Pictures, Making Video Calls, Using eMail, and Surfing the Web

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Publisher Description

There is much to learn about the new generation of iPad, and the iPad 2 Survival Guide is the flagship guide for Apple’s newest creation. The iPad 2 Survival Guide organizes the wealth of knowledge about the iPad 2 into one place, where it can be easily accessed and navigated for quick reference. This guide comes with countless screenshots, which complement the step-by-step instructions and help you to realize the iPad’s full potential. The iPad 2 Survival Guide provides useful information not discussed in the iPad manual, such as tips and tricks, hidden features, and troubleshooting advice. 

You will also learn how to download FREE games and FREE eBooks, how to PRINT right from your iPad, and how to make VIDEO CALLS using FaceTime. Whereas the official iPad 2 manual is stagnant, this guide goes above and beyond by discussing recent known issues and solutions that may be currently available. This information is constantly revised for a complete, up-to-date manual. 

This iPad 2 guide includes: 

Getting Started:

- Button Layout

- Before First Use

- Navigating the Screens

- Setting Up Wi-Fi

- Setting Up an Email Account

- Using Email

- Logging In to the Application Store 

- Using FaceTime

- Placing a FaceTime Call

- Moving the Picture-in-Picture Display

- Taking Pictures

- Capturing Videos

- Browsing and Trimming Captured Videos

- Using iTunes to Import Videos

- Viewing a Video

- Using the iPod Application

- Using the iTunes Application

- Sending Pictures and Videos via Email

- Setting a Picture as Wallpaper

- Viewing a Slideshow

- Importing Pictures Using iPhoto

- Creating Albums Using iPhoto

Advanced topics:

- 161 Tips and Tricks for the iPad

- Setting the iPad Switch to Mute or Lock Rotation

- Downloading Free Applications 

- Downloading Free eBooks

- Adding Previously Purchased and Free eBooks to the iBooks app

- Updating eBooks in the iBooks app

- Using the Kindle Reader for iPad

- Using the iBooks Application

- Using the iBooks Internal Dictionary

- Highlighting and Taking Notes in iBooks

- Turning On VoiceOver

- Printing Directly from the iPad

- Printing Web Pages

- Moving a Message to Another Mailbox or Folder 

- Changing the Default Signature

- Setting the Default Email Account

- Changing How You Receive Email

- Saving a Picture Attachment

- Managing Contacts

- Setting Up a 3G Account

- Turning Data Roaming On and Off

- AT&T Data Plans Explained

- Using the Safari Web Browser

- Blocking Pop-Up Windows

- Managing Applications

- Deleting Applications

- Setting a Passcode Lock 

- Changing Keyboard Settings

- Tips and Tricks

- Maximizing Battery Life

- Printing Pictures Without a Wireless Printer

- Viewing Applications on an HD TV

- Troubleshooting

- Resetting Your iPad

March 15

Customer Reviews

Djvmusicman ,

Way to basic....you really don't need this book

There is nothing in this book other than the very basics.. Unless your are completely computer beginner, you should not need this book, save your money

Paul Longfellow ,

Makes an Expert Reconsider His Knowledge

I thought I was an iPad expert. When the first iPad came out, I made sure I knew everything there was to know about the gadget. I use it for my business and I could not risk being stumped at an inconvenient time. After purchasing the new iPad, I started to notice that some of my everyday tasks, such as launching applications or browsing the internet could be made faster. That is when I found this book, perused the description and decided to try it.

Apparently I was not an expert, seeing as the 20 tips and tricks really helped me to become a more efficient iPad user. Additionally, the troubleshooting instructions came in handy whenever one of my apps would crash. While I appreciated this guide for the aforementioned, it was the iBooks chapter that was wholly indispensable to me.

I work with PDFs and ePub books very often, and I need to know iBooks in and out. I do not have the time to keep up with all of the latest update news for the app, so I was glad to find that this guide discussed all of the newest iBooks features. Before reading this, I had no idea that I could take notes and make highlights in iBooks. This feature has come in handy for me countless times. It certainly beats having to print out documents and mark them up by hand. Thanks for making my life easier.

Kathleen Pierce ,

Super Straightforward and Simple

The first manual I purchased for the iPad 2 was so text heavy, I couldn't stand reading it. People really underestimate the importance of white space. If a how-to guide is written in long paragraphs, it's not really an instructional manual so much as creative writing. The problem with creative writing is that it is ambiguous. There is no room for ambiguity in a manual. This guide was really very different.

Aside from the short introductions to each section, explaining why a user would want to carry out the task, the entire guide was step-by-step. Each action is followed by a reaction to let the user know they are on the right track. Each screenshot further confirms that the correct action was performed by showing the screen that should appear after touching a specific button or menu option.

What some people do not understand is that the medium in which material is presented is just as important, if not more so, than the material itself. Telling an English person how to set up their email in Chinese is useless. Writing an iPad manual with even slightly technical words like flick and pinch is analogous to those Chinese how-to's. Keep it simple, stupid!

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