My New iPad, 2nd Edition

A User's Guide
by Wallace Wang

December 2010, 384 pp.
ISBN: 978-159327-287-6
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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, best-selling 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
  • Use more than one app at once with the new multitasking feature
  • Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
  • Shop on iTunes and the iBookstore for new music, movies, TV shows, and books
  • Customize your iPad by rearranging icons and organizing apps into folders
  • Set parental controls and control privacy settings
  • Edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files
  • Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps

And much more. Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad and have fun doing it.

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 and Virtual 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 iBookstore
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

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"This is a very good book to give to anyone who is getting or seriously considering getting a new iPad."
—TCM Reviews (Read More)

"It's down to earth, practical and straightforward. Over the course of 40 brief chapters Wang takes you through anything you could want to know about your iPad."
—MacTips (Read More)

"For those among us who aren't the most tech savvy, this kind of guide may well make life with the iPad more convenient. It may give us at least a shot at optimizing our iPad experience."
—Blogcritics (Read More)

"If you really did just unwrap a new iPad and haven't used many Apple products, My New iPad will be a helpful guide."
—Game Vortex (Read More)

My New iPad, 2nd Edition "is very easy reading while at the same time very to the point. It covers nearly everything."
—Don Crowley, The BFF (Read More)

"Even without owning an iPad, it's easy to see that My New iPad would be very useful for first time owners or for people who are gadget-challenged."
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"Each chapter is small and comes in easily consumable chunks of information that can instantly help new users complete a certain task with easy to follow step by step instructions."
—Gizmos for Geeks (Read More)

"If you are new to the Apple family of touch devices in general, or the iPad in particular, I can definitely recommend My New iPad. It really is very comprehensive and walks you through everything in an easy-to-read, step by step manner."
—My Name is Kate (Read More)