My New iPad 2

A User's Guide
by Wallace Wang

May 2011, 280 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-386-6
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The iPad 2 is cute. It's loveable. It's fun to play with. But it can also be a bit mysterious.

My New iPad 2 is your guide to getting the most from Apple's latest magical creation. Best-selling author Wallace Wang's patient, step-by-step instructions will have you using your new iPad to:

  • Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass
  • Get organized with the Notes, Calendar, and Contacts apps
  • Set up your email accounts and browse the Web
  • Listen to music, read ebooks, and take videos and photos
  • Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
  • Shop on iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, and books
  • Set parental controls, use a secret passcode, and encrypt your backups for maximum privacy

And so much more. You'll even learn top-secret touch gestures to help make the most of your iPad. Discover the hundreds of amazing things your iPad can do with My New iPad 2.

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 stand-up comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and performs 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 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: Making the Most of Your iPad
Chapter 6: Customizing the Home Screen
Chapter 7: Using Parental Controls
Chapter 8: Protecting Your Privacy
Chapter 9: Setting Up an Internet Connection
Chapter 10: Installing (and Uninstalling) Apps

Part 2: Getting on the Internet
Chapter 11: Browsing with Safari
Chapter 12: Using Bookmarks with Safari
Chapter 13: Setting Up an Email Account
Chapter 14: Sending and Reading Email

Part 4: Video, Music, Photos, and Ebooks
Chapter 15: Transferring Songs, Videos, and Other Stuff to Your iPad
Chapter 16: Shopping on iTunes and the iBookstore
Chapter 17: Listening to Music and Other Audio Files
Chapter 18: Watching Videos
Chapter 19: Reading Ebooks
Chapter 20: Photos, Videos, and FaceTime
Chapter 21: Viewing, Using, and Sharing Photographs

Part 5: Organizing Yourself
Chapter 22: Jotting Down Notes
Chapter 23: Keeping Contact Information
Chapter 24: Using the Calendar
Chapter 25: Using Maps
Chapter 26: Searching Your iPad with Spotlight

Part 6: Additional Tips
Chapter 27: Making Your iPad Accessible
Chapter 28: Using Foreign Languages
Chapter 29: The Best iPad Apps
Chapter 30: Troubleshooting Your iPad


View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF).

View the Index (PDF).



“Down to earth, practical and straightforward. Wang takes you through anything
you could want to know about your iPad.”

“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

"If you want to give a non-techie the best possible introduction to the tablet, we've found Wallace Wang's book to be the ideal choice."
—MacDirectory (Read More)

“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-bystep
—Gizmos for Geeks

“A pleasure to read. If you have an iPad, you’ll be well served to get this.”
—Technology Tidbits

“Nifty and user-friendly. This is a very good book to give to anyone who is getting
or seriously considering getting a new iPad.”
—TCM Reviews

“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.”

"This is an excellent book for iPad 2 owners, both those new to the iPad experience, and those who have moved from the original to the second version."
—The Mac Observer (Read More)

"If you're getting an iPad 2 for someone as a gift, and they're not the most tech savvy of users, this book will go a long way to help them get the most out of their new iPad."
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"Newbie or seasoned iPad/iOS veteran, if you have an iPad 2 you want this book."
—MacPrices (Read More)

"If you are considering a new iPad, just purchased a new iPad, or want to learn how to do more things with your iPad, I can honestly tell you that this book will help you."
—SurfBits (Read More)

"The book does a great job of covering the basics in sufficient depth, and is a nice alternative to searching the web for information or browsing the tutorials on Apple's website."
—Ken Doyle, Yahoo! Associated Content (Read More)

"It's an excellent guide to the iPad 2 and one that I come back to time and time again to get clarity on things."
—DocMurdock - Technology Tidbits (Read More)

My New iPad 2 is "an excellent tool to use because of the wide variety of topics it covers. There's basically no stone left unturned."
—Dev Hardware (Read More)

"This is an exciting time. The iPad is an exciting device and My New iPad 2 will make the transition a smooth one."
—South Bay Apple Mac User Group

"If you ever said, 'I just wish someone would sit down and show me,' My New iPad 2: A User's Guide is an excellent choice. It is an iOS technology manual for the rest of us."
—Devin King, Southern California Macintosh Owners/Users Group (Read More)

"Newbie or seasoned iPad/iOS veteran, if you have an iPad 2, this book will be a useful addition to your reference library."
—Low End Mac (Read More)

"Highly recommended for anyone who wants to get the most our of this amazing tablet. A must buy!"
—Robert Peltier, Intelimaq

"This book would make an excellent gift for a new iPad user."
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