My New iPad

A User's Guide
by Wallace Wang

June 2010, 368 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-275-3

The iPad is cute. It’s lovable. It’s fun to play with. And it’s a bit mysterious.

My New iPad is your guide to getting more from your new iPad, Apple’s latest magical creation. You'll learn how to do the things you want to do right now—like surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, and play with your photos.

Wallace Wang, bestselling author of My New Mac and My New iPhone, takes you step-by-step through the iPad’s many useful features. You'll learn how to:

  • Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
  • Sync and share photographs, calendars, and contact information
  • Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
  • Shop on iTunes and the iBook Store for new music, movies, TV shows, and books
  • Customize your iPad by rearranging icons and changing the wallpaper
  • Set parental controls and control privacy settings
  • Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files
  • Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps

Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad.

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, My New iPhone, and Steal This Computer Book (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Basic Training
Chapter 1: Turning Your iPad On and Off
Chapter 2: Charging and Conserving iPad Battery Power
Chapter 3: Using Your iPad’s Physical Controls
Chapter 4: Controlling the iPad User Interface
Chapter 5: Using and Customizing the Virtual Keyboard

Part 2: Customizing Your iPad
Chapter 6: Customizing the Home Screen
Chapter 7: Using Parental Controls
Chapter 8: Protecting Your Privacy
Chapter 9: Setting the Date and Time
Chapter 10: Restoring and Resetting Your iPad
Chapter 11: Setting Up an Internet Connection
Chapter 12: Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps

Part 3: Getting on the Internet
Chapter 13: Browsing with Safari
Chapter 14: Using Bookmarks with Safari
Chapter 15: Filling Out Forms Automatically in Safari
Chapter 16: Setting Up and Customizing an Email Account
Chapter 17: Reading, Writing, and Organizing Email

Part 4: Sharing Data with Your iPad
Chapter 18: Transferring Photos, Movies, Music, TV Shows, and Podcasts to Your iPad
Chapter 19: Transferring Ebooks and Audiobooks to Your iPad
Chapter 20: Transferring Contacts, Appointments, Mail, Notes, and Bookmarks
Chapter 21: Transferring iTunes University Courses from a Computer to Your iPad

Part 5: Video, Music, and Ebooks
Chapter 22: Shopping on iTunes and the iBook Store
Chapter 23: Listening to Music and Other Audio Files
Chapter 24: Watching Videos
Chapter 25: Watching YouTube Videos
Chapter 26: Reading Ebooks
Chapter 27: Viewing Photographs
Chapter 28: Using and Sharing Photographs

Part 6: Organizing Yourself
Chapter 29: Jotting Down Notes
Chapter 30: Viewing Contact Information
Chapter 31: Tracking Appointments on a Calendar
Chapter 32: Viewing a Map
Chapter 33: Finding Places and Getting Directions with Maps
Chapter 34: Searching Your iPad with Spotlight

Part 7: Additional Tips
Chapter 35: Updating the iPad Operating System
Chapter 36: Making an iPad Accessible
Chapter 37: Using Foreign Languages
Chapter 38: Transferring and Editing Microsoft Office Documents
Chapter 39: The Best iPad Apps

The Next Step


View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF).

View the Index (PDF).



"A pleasure to read. If you have an iPad you'll be well served to get this."
—Doc Murdock - Technology Tidbits (Read More)

"My New iPad offers helpful guidance."
—Data and Technology Today (Read More)

"I found this book to be a handy reference and a straightforward guide to everything I needed to know about my new iPad."
—Mac Smarts (Read More)

"Wang has written a book that completely removes the mystery of the iPad and holds the hand of the timid first-time iPad user revealing features that one may have never discovered on their own."
—SvenOnTech (Read More)



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