Taking Your iPad to the Max
- 6h 21m
- Erica Sadun, Michael Grothaus, Steve Sande
It looks different. It acts different. There’s no right way to hold it. It responds to the touch of your fingertips. It’s the Internet in your lap. It connects to the world, yet it is as personal as a well-worn book.
Taking Your iPad to the Max is written so that anyone, from a computer- savvy teenager to a 92 year-old great-grandmother, can quickly get up to speed on Apple’s latest hit. As bloggers at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (tuaw.com), we have the happy privilege of working with Apple products every day. The iPad is so different from any computer you’ve ever used, and we realize many people could use a helping hand, to feel comfortable buying and using an iPad. We take you from selecting and buying an iPad, to connecting it to the Internet, and then demonstrate just how to use the incredible power of the iPad and all its apps to enhance your life.
Whether you’re using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire family photos, listen to music, watch movies, or read a book, we’re here to guide you. We show you how your iPad can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. We help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps.
The iPad is more than the ultimate leisure device; it’s also a work tool. Taking Your iPad to the Max guides you through the basics of Apple’s iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers.
What you’ll learn
- Learn to manipulate the iPad and its tens of thousands of apps
- Watch, read and listen more with endless movies, books and music at your fingertips
- Use iPad as a professional office tool to create rich documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Get connected, stay connected and set your computing life free
About the Authors
Erica Sadun holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, cowritten, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn’t need. Her checkered past includes run–ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks–in–training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement. Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O’Reilly short cut, and Modding Mac OS X, also with O’Reilly, are her latest books. She also wrote Taking Your iPhone to the Max.
Michael Grothaus is an American novelist and journalist living in London. He was first introduced to Apple computers in film school and went on to use them for years to create award-winning films. After discovering many of Hollywood’s dirty little secrets while working for 20th Century Fox, he left and spent five years with Apple as a consultant. Since then, he’s moved to Europe and written his first novel. Currently, Michael is a staff writer for AOL’s popular tech news site TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog, where he regularly interviews tech CEOs and writes about all things Mac. When not writing, he spends his time traveling Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia. Epiphany Jones, a novel about trafficking and America’s addiction to celebrity, is his latest book.
Steve Sande has been a loyal fan of Apple technology since buying his first Mac in 1984. Originally trained as a Civil Engineer, Steve’s career as an IT professional blossomed in the 1990s. A longtime blogger, Steve is an editor at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW.com) and the author of three books about Apple’s iWeb application.
In this Book
Bringing Your iPad Home
Putting Your Data and Media on Your iPad
Exploring the iPad Hardware
Interacting with Your iPad
Connecting to the Internet
Browsing the Internet with Safari
Touching Your Music and Video
Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More
Leveraging Your Desk Set
Setting Up and Using Mail
Working with Maps
Touching Your Digital Photos
On the Go with iWork
Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad