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  Book III: iPad on the Go If you travel for business or pleasure, one huge attraction of iPad is its porta- bility (taken to the max with the .68 pound iPad mini) and long battery life(10 hours for all models), and the chapters in this minibook help take you on the road with your iPad. Finally, the last chapter in this book covers Siri, a great feature new to the iPad with iOS 6 that allowsyou to ask your iPad just about anything, from the date of the next solar eclipse to the name of the restaurant that makes the best hot dog in town,and she’ll give you an answer.

Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad In This Chapter Finding out what’s new in the third- and fourth-generation iPad and

  iPadminis and third- and fourth generation models have three variations: Black or white ✓ Amount of built-in memory ✓ Method used for connecting to the Internet: Wi-Fi only; Wi-Fi and 3G ✓ (iPad2); or Wi-Fi and 4G (third- and fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini)In addition, the fourth-generation iPad has a faster processor, a betterFaceTime camera, and a new kind of connector called a Lightning Connector which has a smaller plug on the end of the connector that slots into the iPaditself. Open it, and you’ll find (Not sure what they’re for, but my husband and I use one of these stickers to differentiate my iPad from his.) Lightning to USB Cable (fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini)/Dock✓ Connector to USB Cable (all other iPad models): Use this cord (see Figure 2-1) to connect the iPad to your computer, or use it with the last item in the box, which is the .

Chapter 5 of this minibook). Also use this slot for the Camera Connection Kit or to connect various AV adapter cables. Cameras: iPads (except for the original iPad) offer front- and rear-facing

  If you want to stick with one orientation even if you spin the iPad in circles, you can use this little switch to lock the screen, which is especially handy when Getting Started with iPad reading an e-book. Headphone jack and microphone: If you want to listen to your music in✓1 private, you can plug a 3.5mm minijack headphone and some ⁄ 8 " head- phones in here (including an iPhone headset, if you have one, whichgives you bidirectional sound).

2. Gently plug the USB end of the Lightning to USB Cable (or the Dock Connector to USB Cable) into the USB Power Adapter

  (You can change these settings later; see Chapter 4 in this minibook.)During registration you also get to choose a language and country; choose a network; agree to terms and conditions; choose to use the Find My iPad service; choose to use the Siri feature (available only on third- and fourth-generation iPads and iPad mini); select whether to automati-cally send information about your iPad to Apple; and choose whether to allow location services to use your current location. If you buy your iPad at an Apple Store, the Apple Store representatives register it for you, and you can avoid getting an iTunes account right away and in factskip this whole process (though you’ll probably want to get an iTunes account to get at the treasure trove of content and apps, some of which are free).

Chapter 2 Getting Started with iPad 1. Tap the Settings icon. The various settings (which you read more about throughout this book)

  (If you have more apps downloaded, filling addi- tional Home screens, this action moves you to the next Home screen.) With multiple Home screens in use, you get little dots at the bottom of the screen above the Dock icons, indicating which of the Home screensyou’re on. There are several methods you can use for getting around and getting things done in iPad using its Multi-Touch screen, including: Tap once: To open an application on the Home screen, choose a field✓ such as a search box, select an item in a list, select an arrow to move back or forward one screen, or follow an online link, tap the item oncewith your finger.

2. Tap the note

  Type a few words using the keyboard or, if you own a third- or fourth-generation iPad or iPad mini, you can tap the Dictation key (see Figure 2-9) to activate the Dictation feature, and then speak yourinput. If you make a mistake (and you may when you first use it), use the Delete key (the key in the top-right corner with a little x on it) todelete text to the left of the insertion point.

7. Use the Shift keys just as you would on a regular keyboard to type Book I uppercase letters or alternate characters

Chapter 2 Tapping this once causes just the next letter you type to be capitalized. Getting Started with iPad

8. Double-tap the Shift key to turn on the Caps Lock feature so that all letters you type are capitalized until you turn the feature off. Tap the Shift key once to turn it off

  To type a variation on a symbol (for example, to get alternate cur- rency symbols when you hold down the dollar sign on the numeric keyboard), press the key and hold it until a set of alternate symbols appears (see Figure 2-10). Tap the Dictation key (refer to Figure 2-9) to activate the Dictation feature, and then speak your input.

11. To hide the keyboard, press the Keyboard key in the bottom-right corner

  Now by pressing the Keyboard button and swiping up or down, you can move the keyboard up and down on the screen. To dock the keyboard again at the bottom of the screen, press and hold the Keyboard button and choose Dock from the pop-up menu.

5. To rejoin the keyboard, place two fingers on each side of the keyboard Book I and swipe to join them together again

Chapter 2 When the keyboard is docked and merged at the bottom of your screen, you Getting Started can also simply press the Keyboard key and swipe upward simultaneously. with iPad This undocks and splits the keyboard. To revert this, press and swipe the Keyboard key and swipe downward. The keyboard is docked and merged. Flicking to search Can’t find that song you downloaded or an e-mail from your boss? You’ll be

  Press and drag from left to right on the Home screen, or tap the small magnifying glass symbol farthest to the left at the bottom of the Home screen, to display the Spotlight screen. To enter a different search term, tap in the search box and tap the cir- cled X at the right end of the box or the Delete key on the keyboard to delete the current term and then enter another.

Chapter 2 This book is based on the latest version of the iPad operating system at the Getting Started

  On the horizontal bar that appears beneath the Dock at the bottom of the screen (see Figure 2-15), flick to scroll to the left or right until you find the second open app you want to switch to. At the left end of the multitasking bar (you may have to scroll to the left to see them) are controls for volume and playback, as well as a button thatlocks and unlocks screen rotation so that the screen changes based on how you are holding your iPad or mutes the sound, depending on which featureyou’ve set up for the side switch to activate (you do that in the General Settings).

Chapter 2 Swipe up with four or five fingers on any Home screen to reveal the mul-

  ✓ Turn on a grid to help you autofocus on still photo subjects.✓ Open the previously captured image or video.✓ When you view a photo or video, you can use several features to do things like send the image by posting it to Facebook or send it by e-mail or as atweet, print an image, use a still photo as wallpaper or assign it to a contact, and run a slideshow or edit a video. Book I can use an icon on the multitasking bar (double-tap the Home button to dis- play this and flick to scroll all the way to the left side of the bar) to lock andunlock the screen rotation.

Chapter 2 Getting Started with iPad If you choose to use the side switch to mute or unmute system sound, you

  If you bought a Smart Cover or Smart Case with your iPad, just fold the cover over the front of the screen, and iPad goes to sleep; open the coverto wake up the iPad. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Slide to Power Off bar✓ Book Iappears at the top of the screen, and then swipe the bar.

Chapter 2 turned off your iPad. Getting Started Use the Smart Cover or Smart Case accessory. When you attach the

  ✓with iPad Smart Cover and close it over your screen, iPad goes to sleep automatically.iPad automatically goes into sleep mode after a few minutes of inactivity. You can change the time interval at which it sleeps by adjusting the Auto-Lock feature in Settings.

Chapter 3: iPad Accessibility Settings In This Chapter Setting brightness and changing the wallpaper

  If typing text is painfulor difficult for you, consider the Dictation feature (not available on the origi- Finally, the Guided Access feature introduced with iOS 6 provides help for those who have difficulty focusing on one task and also provides a handymode for showing presentations of content in settings where you don’t want users to flit off to other apps, as in school or a public kiosk. Features to Help You See Better You might as well set up the visual side of iPad first so your interaction with the device is easy on the eyes and battery power.

Chapter 3 iPad Accessibility

  Tap and drag the Brightness slider to the right to make the screen brighter or to the left to make it dimmer. Changing the wallpaper Just as your desktop computer or laptop can display a pretty picture or pattern as a desktop background called a wallpaper, your iPad can display an imageon the Home screen and another picture when your iPad is locked.

Chapter 3 iPad Accessibility Settings Turning on Zoom Normally, you can increase the size of things on your screen by double-tapping

  If you find the rate of the voice too fast or slow, double-tap the slider and move the slider to the left to slow it down or to the right to speed it up. I suggest that, if you want to use this feature often, you read the “VoiceOver”section of the iPad online User Guide, which goes into a great deal of detail about the ins and outs of using VoiceOver.

Chapter 3 setting to have iPad speak notifications

  When youenter text in an application, such as Pages or Mail, and the app then makes either type of change, Speak Auto-text lets you know what change was made. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen and then tap General.

2. In the General Settings pane, tap Accessibility

  Hearing Better In the hearing category, you can do two things: adjust the volume level for all apps on your iPad and modify how sounds play when you’re using head- Adjusting the volume of Ringer and Alerts Though individual applications, such as Music and Videos, have their own volume settings, you can set your iPad system volume higher to control thelevel of system sounds and sounds in apps that don’t have their own volume control. In the Sounds pane that appears (see Figure 3-12), tap and drag the slider to the right to increase the volume, or to the left to lower it.

2. Tap Accessibility

  In the Accessibility pane, as shown in Figure 3-13, tap the Mono Audio Book I Chapter 3 iPad Accessibility Settings Figure 3-13: Mono Audio helps people who hear better in one ear than the other. In the Videos player, you can use a closed-captioning feature to provide onscreen text for dialogue and actions in a movie as it plays if the movie format supports closed-captioning.

5. You can tap Gestures, Favorites, or Device on the panel to see addi- tional choices, or tap Home to go directly to the Home screen

  You are presented with three choices along the bottom of the screen: If you don’t want users to be able to adjust volume using the volume toggle on the side of the iPad, for example, use this setting. At this point, you can also use your finger to circle areas of the screen that you want to disable, such as a Store button in the Music app.

Chapter 4: Overview of Bundled Apps In This Chapter Getting the most out of the Internet with Safari, Mail, and Messages

  Settings isn’t exactly an app, but it’s an icon you should know about: It’s the central location in iPad where you can adjust settings for various functions,change settings for how apps function, and perform administrative tasks like setting up e-mail accounts or a password. If you’ve owned a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPod touch, you’ve already used Safari (see Figure 4-1) to navigate aroundthe Internet, create and save bookmarks of favorite sites, and add web clips to your Home screen so you can quickly visit favorite sites from there.

Chapter 4 If you haven’t used Safari, don’t worry; the browser should be pretty easy for

  Using a browser on iPad is a lot of fun because of the touchscreen function- ality and the ability to zoom in or out on a page by flicking two fingers inwardor outward. ✓ Turn on a grid to help you autofocus on still photo subjects.✓ Open previously captured images or videos.✓ When you view a photo or video, you can use an iPad feature to send the image via a tweet or e-mail, post it to your Facebook or Flickr account, printimages, use a still photo as wallpaper or assign it to represent a contact, or run a slideshow or edit a video.

Chapter 4 Photos isn’t exactly Photoshop or any other sophisticated photo-imaging

  Photos (see Figure 4-2) allows you to organize pictures in folders; e-mail, message, or tweet photos to others or post photos to Facebook; use a photoas your iPad wallpaper; or upload someone’s picture to a contact record. Location-based reminders (which work mostefficiently with the always-on 3G or 4G connection on iPad 3G/4G models) prompt your iPad to remind you about an event based on your location; forexample, set a reminder to buy milk when you get to a specific location, and you receive the alert when you arrive at the market.

Chapter 4 One of the joys of iPad is its use as a media consumption tool. Playing music Bundled Apps

  In this chapter, I tell you how to connect to the Internet (you need anInternet connection to access the App Store) and then I tell you how to set iTunes and iCloud to sync your iPad with other devices and how you canacquire apps for your iPad through the App Store. How do you get that onto iPad so you can show it off at the next family Making iPad settings using iTunes When you plug your Lightning to USB Cable (the Dock Connector to USBCable for third-generation iPads, iPad 2s, and original iPads) into your iPad and computer and then open iTunes, a whole group of settings becomesavailable.

4. Make all settings for the types of content you plan to obtain on your computer and sync to your iPad, and then click the Sync button in the bottom-right corner to sync files with the iPad

  Apps Sync apps and data you’ve downloaded to your computer to iPad and manage the location of those apps and folders. Syncing iPad to your computer After you specify which content to download in iTunes (see the preceding section), you use the Lightning to USB Cable to connect your iPad and com-puter to sync info like contacts and calendar settings.

1. Plug the Lightning end (the smaller end) of your Lightning to USB Cable into your iPad

  When the syncing is complete, the Lock screen returns on the iPad, and iTunes shows a message indicating that the iPad sync is complete andthat you can disconnect the cable. Any media you chose to transfer in your iTunes settings, and any new photos on your computer, have beentransferred to your iPad.

3. After syncing, unplug the Lightning to USB Cable from your iPad and your computer

  Syncing wirelessly You can also use the iTunes Wi-Fi Sync setting to allow cordless syncing if you are within range of a Wi-Fi network that has a computer connected to itwith iTunes installed. At the time thatApple launched iOS 5, it also introduced iCloud, a service that allows you to back up all your content and certain settings, such as bookmarks, to onlinestorage.

Chapter 5 Before you can use iCloud, you need an iCloud account, which is tied to the Setting Up iTunes to Sync and Buy Apps Apple ID you probably already have. You can turn on iCloud when first setting

  Most iPhone apps will work on your iPad, so if you own the trendy mobile phone and have favorite apps on it, you might want to use them on your Searching the App Store Apple isn’t one to miss a profit opportunity, so naturally, one of the iPad built-in apps is the App Store. Check out this article for details about jailbreaking, but beforewarned that jailbreaking voids your iPad warranty, impedes your access to Apple updates, opens you up to the dangers of malware, and could evenmake it hard to download and use legitimate Apple-approved apps: http://gizmodo.com/5530906/jailbreaking-your-ipad-how-you-can-and-why-you-should .

1. Tap the App Store icon on your iPad Home screen

  With the App Store open, tap the Search field, enter iBooks, and then tap the Search button on the onscreen keyboard. The price button changes to read Install App (or in the case of a paid app, the button changes to read Buy App).

3. Tap the Install (or Buy) App button

  At the bottom of any iPad Home screen (just above theDock), a magnifying glass icon represents the Search screen to the left of the primary Home screen; dots that appear to the right of the magnifying glassicon indicate the number of Home screens, as shown in Figure 5-12. To move an app from one page to another, while things are jiggling, you can press, hold, and drag an app to the left or right to move it to the next Homescreen.

5. Tap the Rate button to rate the app or No Thanks to opt out of the survey

  If you have several apps to delete, you can delete them by using iTunes connected to your iPad, making the process a bit more streamlined. Updating apps App developers update their apps all the time to fix problems or add new features, so you might want to check for those updates.

Chapter 5 Setting Up iTunes to Sync and Buy Apps Now you can proceed with these steps to update your apps:

  Tap the Updates icon to access the Updates screen (see Figure 5-17) and then tap any item you want to update. Figure 5-17: Choose what you want to update here.

2. On the app screen that appears, tap Update

  You may be asked to confirm that you want to update, or to enter yourApple ID password and then tap OK to proceed. You may also be asked to confirm that you are over a certain age or agree to terms and condi-tions; if so, scroll down the Terms dialog (reading all items as you go, of course) and at the bottom, tap Agree.

Chapter 6: Browsing the Web In This Chapter Discovering Safari

  ✓Creating and utilizing bookmarks ✓Using Safari Reading List and Reader ✓Saving web clips to the Home screen ✓Adding an image to your Photos library ✓E-mailing a link to a website ✓Making private browsing and cookie settings ✓Printing from Safari ✓Using iCloud tabs ✓ etting on the Internet with your iPad is easy, using its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G capabilities. In this chapter, you discover howto connect your iPad to the Internet and navigate among web pages using tabbed browsing and howto use iCloud tabs to share your browsing history among devices.

1. After you’re connected to a network, tap the Safari icon on the Home screen

  Safari opens, probably displaying the Apple iPad home page the first time you go online. Put two fingers together on the screen and swipe outward to enlarge the view, as shown in Figure 6-2.

Chapter 6 Browsing the Web

  Using the pinch method (see Chapter 2 in this minibook) to enlarge or reduce the size of a web page on your screen allows you to enlargeor reduce the screen to various sizes, giving you more flexibility and control than the double-tap method. To return to the top of the web page, put your finger on the screen and drag downward, or tap the Status bar at the top of the screen.

2. To clear the field, press the Delete key on the keyboard. Enter a web address, using the .com key to make entry faster

  By default, AutoFill is turned on in iPad, causing entries you make in fields such as the Address field toautomatically display possible matching entries. Tap the Go key on the keyboard (refer to Figure 6-3).

Chapter 6 end of the Address field during this process to stop loading the page. Browsing the Web 4. Tap the Previous arrow to go back to the last page Safari displayed

  To view the destination web address of the link before you tap it, just touch and hold the link, and a menu appears that displays the addressat the top, as shown in Figure 6-4. Tap an item from a recent search, tap in the search field and enter the name of a site to open, or tap the Dictation key and say a search term.

Chapter 6 Browsing the Web Viewing browsing history As you know, when you move around the web, your browser keeps a record

  In the Add Bookmark dialog, as shown in Figure 6-10, edit the name of the bookmark (if you want) by tapping the name of the site and using the onscreen keyboard to edit its name. If you want to sync your bookmarks on your iPad browser to your computer, connect your iPad to your computer and make sure that the Sync Safari Bookmarks setting on the Info tab is activated.

1. With a site you want to add to your Reading List displayed, tap the Bookmarks icon

  On the menu that appears, tap the Reading List tab. Tap the + symbol in the upper-right corner.

4. To view your Reading List, tap Bookmarks and then tap Reading List

  If you want to see both the Reading List material you’ve read and the mate- rial you haven’t read, tap the All tab in the Reading List pane. To save an image on a web page to your Reading List, tap and hold the image until a menu appears and then tap Add to Reading List.

3. When you finish reading the material, just tap the Reader button in the Address field again to go back to the material’s source

  If you’re holding iPad in landscape orientation, the Reader window doesn’t fill the screen, and you can tap on either side of the Reader window to goback to the source material. Adding Web Clips to the Home Screen The Web Clips feature allows you to save a website as an icon on your Home screen so that you can go to the site at any time with one tap.

1. With Safari open and displaying the site you want to add, tap the Menu icon

  In the Add to Home dialog that appears (see Figure 6-15), you can edit the name of the site to be more descriptive (if you like) by tapping the name of the site and using the onscreen keyboard to edit its name. If you want to delete an item from your Home screen forany reason, you can connect your iPad to iTunes and deal with the process there, or press and hold the icon on the Home screen until all items on thescreen start to jiggle and Delete badges appear on all items except preinstalled apps.

Chapter 6 Have you found a photo you like online? Maybe your BF’s Facebook image, Browsing the Web

  Most images are copyrighted, and you maybe violating that copyright if you use an image in (say) a brochure for your association or a flyer for your community group. Sending a Link If you find a great site that you want to share, you can do so easily by send- ing a link in an e-mail.

1. With Safari open and the site you want to share displayed, tap the Menu icon

  On the menu that appears (refer to Figure 6-9), tap Mail. In the message form that appears (see Figure 6-19), enter a recipient’s e-mail address, a subject, and your message.

4. Tap Send

  The Accept Cookies setting allows you to stop the downloadingof cookies (small files that document your browsing history so you can be recognized the next time you go to or move within a site) to your iPad. If you don’t have an AirPrint–compatible wireless printer or don’t wish to use an app to help you print wirelessly, just e-mail a link to the web page toyourself, open the link on your computer, and print from there.

Chapter 7: Working with E-mail in Mail In This Chapter Adding an iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, or AOL

  If you set up multiple accounts, you can thenswitch between accounts by tapping an account name in the upper-left corner of the displayed inbox, and then tapping Accounts and choosing whichaccount to display. Figure 7-3: Enter your name, e-mail address, and password, Setting Up a POP3 E-Mail Account You can also set up most e-mail accounts, such as those available through Earthlink or a cable provider, by obtaining the host name from the provider.

2. In Settings, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then tap Add Account

  In the screen that appears (refer to Figure 7-2), tap Other. Figure 7-4: Proceed by choosing to add an e-mail account on this screen.

5. In the form that appears, enter your name, the account address

  iPad takes a moment to verify your account and then returns you to the E-mail in Mail Working with Mail, Contacts, Calendars pane with your new account displayed. iPad will probably add the outgoing mail server information for you, but if it doesn’t, tap SMTP and enter this information.

6. To make sure the Account field is set to On, under Settings, tap Mail

  If those e-mail– received alerts are driving you nuts, you can go to Settings and underGeneral➪Sounds, use the slider to lower the volume or tap the On/Off but- ton to turn off the chimes. If you have only one e-mail account set up on your iPad, a list of mes- sages displays (see Figure 7-6); if the list doesn’t display, tap the arrow- shaped button to the right of the words All Inboxes (refer to Figure 7-6) to display a list of inboxes.

3. Tap a message to read it

  Use gestures such as double-tapping and pinching to reduce or enlarge e-mail. Book I Chapter 7 E-mail in Mail Working with Figure 7-6: Open your Inbox and view its contents.

4. If you need to scroll to see the entire message, place your finger on the screen and flick upward to scroll down

  You can swipe right while reading a message in portrait orientation to open the Inbox list of messages, and then swipe left to hide the list. From the inbox that appears when you open Mail, tap the Backbutton to view the list of your mailboxes.

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