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iPad 2 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Edward C. Baig , Bob LeVitus
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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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From the Author: Exciting Features of iOS 5

Send a text, picture, contact, or video to any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch running iOS 5 using the new iMessage feature in the Messages app.
Find iPad editions for magazines and newspapers you already subscribe to with the Newsstand app.
Avoid interruptions and view all your alerts in one place whenever you want with Notification Center.

Remove red eye, crop, rotate an image, or improve the lighting, contrast, and color balance of your favorite photos using iOS 5's built-in photo-editing tools.
Organize your to-do list and send yourself alerts with the new Reminders app.
Twitter is now integrated into iOS 5
and lets you tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, and more.

From the Back Cover

Videos, music, photos, apps, and more — fire up your iPad and enjoy everything that entertains you!

Powerful computer, iPod, game console, and e-reader rolled into one, the iPad combines the best of your favorite gadgets — and more — into one portable device. With this full-color guide, your iPad's secrets will be an open book. Covering Apple's latest iPad and iOS software, you'll discover how to find cool apps, organize your life with Reminders, stay connected with Notification Center, text with iMessage, and more.

  • Touch all the basics — learn to navigate the multitouch interface, use the onscreen keyboard, and let your fingers do the walking with multitasking gestures

  • Do you see me now? — video-chat with FaceTime®, shoot and edit photos and HD video with your iPad, and share it all online

  • Chill out — listen to your favorite tunes, watch videos, play games, or curl up with an e-book

  • Maximize your App-titude — find the best apps to indulge your interests, install applications on your iPad, and keep them all up to date

  • Cut the cord — activate and set up your device wirelessly, download software updates directly on your iPad, and stay in sync with iCloud

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for getting started with your iPad

  • How to video-chat with FaceTime

  • Tips for syncing your music,photos, e-mail, contacts, and calendars with iCloud

  • Easy ways to organize your to-do lists with Reminders

  • How to stay connected with Facebook and Twitter

  • Details about connecting to a Wi-Fi network

  • Advice on troubleshooting your iPad

  • Information about cool accessories to go along with your iPad

Learn to:

  • Set up your iPad, browse the Web, and download apps

  • View and send e-mail, listen to music, watch movies, and make FaceTime calls

  • Capture photos, record video, play games, read your favorite books and magazines, and text with iMessage


Product Details

  • File Size: 14716 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118176790
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (November 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00682430W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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151 of 152 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I use my iPad for came from this book November 15, 2011
By Scott
I got an iPad 2 for my birthday and didn't really know how I could use it...or why I would need to use it., and I didn't use it for about a month. I started flipping through this book, which shows that it can actually be a useful. It goes through all the basics of iPads--itunes, setting up email, using safari, games, dual cameras, video chatting.--but it also explains in lay man's terms everything that's new about the ipad with the new operating system. I've begun using iCloud. If it weren't for the book, I wouldn't even have known it existed, but it's a great tool. It also gives a lot of great tips that are really up to date with i0S5, including the functionality of the camera. I also learned a lot about how to download iBooks, which I have begun using a lot. A definite great buy for beginners or people who want to know how to use their ipad for new purposes.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful January 4, 2012
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This book made it possible to set up my IPad in a very short time, since I didn't buy it at an Apple store where they do that for you. It's dead-on with advice about apps, options, and things to avoid doing that can get a novice "stuck", since the IPad isn't as user-friendly as advertised. Like many of the other "Dummies" books like the one for Windows 7 and IPods, it's essential for ordinary people who aren't particularly adept at technology.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - thank you December 30, 2011
By D
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As a senior, it sure does help to get this type of help. I read a little bit every day and enjoy my relaxing new hobby with the help of this book.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best iPad Manual August 28, 2011
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This book was much more understandable than the "official" iPad manual. I used it like a workbook, going page-by-page, and I ended up more proficient on my iPad than most of my friends are. I recommend it for dummies and non dummies alike.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT December 26, 2011
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Ok i'm not super tech savvay so this book really made me into an iPad lover, well written, clear and concise, great book!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just About Covers It All May 20, 2011
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I've bought several books about the iPad 2, but this is the best and most entertaining. Since the iPad lacks a real manual this book fills that need and covers just about anything you'd want to know about using an iPad or iPad 2. I wish I had bought this book first as it makes all other superfluous. Truth be told, the iPad is very intuitive, but there are some features one would not know about or find if one were just experimenting on one's own. There are also no help files from Apple that can be brought up without downloading some sort of book to help you along. So whatever you bought your iPad for be it a humble eReader or a netbook replacement you'll find the information you need here.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ipad 2 Review January 1, 2012
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Item was given as a gift for someone with a new IPAD 2.
It was delivered very fast and helped answer a multitude of
questions and will continue to be used as an excellent resource.
I definitely recommend it for a new IPAD 2 owner.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IPAD For Dummies July 23, 2011
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I received this book instantly from This is one of the best "For Dummies," books I have ever had. Whatever I need to know about my IPAD, I can find it in this book.

It has an excellent Table of Contents. I can turn to whatever I need to find instantly. It is easy to read and easy to follow the instructions.

I enjoy this book greatly. I picked it over several others I looked at before I bought. I highly recommend it.
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More About the Author

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and is the cohost of USA TODAY's weekly "Talking Tech" podcast. He contributes other tech-related features, appears on radio and TV, and often moderates technology panels at trade shows. Ed is also the coauthor of iPhone For Dummies.

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