Discover how your third-generation iPad can help you communicate, do your work, and enjoy media in this guide from the experts at Macworld. You'll start with directions for activating a new iPad. Next, you'll learn key basics, including how to run the touchscreen with gestures, handle the Home screen, set up the Settings app, and download more apps from Apple's App Store.
With the basics out of the way, you'll find advice for going online with a cellular data connection or Wi-Fi, browsing the Web with Safari, exchanging email with Mail, sending text-based messages in Messages, video chatting in FaceTime, and navigating in Maps. There's a long chapter about work-related apps, including Calendar, Reminders, and Notes; Apple's iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote); and a brief discussion of working with Office documents and Google Docs. The ebook also describes how to enjoy music, view videos, read ebooks, and play games on the iPad, and it caters to your creativity with getting-started looks at Apple's GarageBand, Camera, iPhoto, and iMovie apps.
A troubleshooting chapter discusses what to do if an app freezes or acts oddly. It also offers solutions to common problems such as iTunes syncing issues, Wi-Fi connection woes, a broken screen, a "Not Charging" message, and more. The Superguide wraps up with a round-up of recommended cases, keyboards, stands, headphones, speakers, styluses, and chargers.
The Macworld iPad Superguide, Third Edition also answers these questions: • Which ten apps should every iPad user own? • What are some alternatives if Apple's AirPrint doesn't work with my printer? • How do I bookmark a Web page? • How do I add a friend to Game Center? • How does Apple's iCloud Photo Sharing feature work? • How do I make playlists in the Music app? • How do I make my own ringtone? • How do I convert a video to an iPad-friendly format? • What do the icons at the top of the screen mean? • How do I type a smiley face while dictating? • How do I connect my iPad to iCloud-related services? • What type of external keyboard will work well for me?
Table of Contents
Getting Started • Meet the iPad • Activate the iPad • Status Symbols • Work with iOS • Change Your Settings • iCloud • Download More Apps
Connect and Communicate • Get Connected • Browse the Web • Check and Send Email • Chat with Friends • Navigate with Maps
Be Productive • Get Organized • iWork • Microsoft Office and Google Docs • Tip: Third-Party Word Processing Apps • Sync Work Files • Print from the iPad
Interact with Multimedia • Sync and Load • Music • Video • Photos and Video • Reading on the iPad • Games • Share and Stream
Troubleshooting Tips • Quick-Fix Tips • Common Questions • Power Issues • Seek Outside Help • Security Tips