This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of your iPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks you through the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected, packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, working with Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working with the Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPad mini, and much more.
Updated and revised throughout to cover Apple's newest iPad mini hardware and iOS software, iPad mini For Dummies is the ideal companion to help you make the most out of your device. Plus, if you run into any problems along the way, you'll find easy-to-follow, expert troubleshooting and maintenance tips.Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest iPad mini hardware and iOS software Shows you how to turn your iPad mini into an entertainment hub Covers the key features and tools readers need to become iPad mini mavericks Written by Edward C. Baig, the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today, and Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac"
Your iPad mini may be small, but it packs a big punch. In this full-color guide, you'll unlock all of its incredible capabilities—and have a blast while you're at it!
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad mini photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iPad mini problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad mini.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad mini
• Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad mini
• Video chat with your friends using Skype and FaceTime
• Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices
• Use Dictation to create notes, emails, text messages, search the Internet, and more
• Use iCloud to synchronize data between your devices
• Watch movies, TV shows, or home videos
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Stay organized with the Calendar app
• Use Pages and Numbers to create documents and spreadsheets
• Use Keynote to build and display presentations
This hands-on guide steers you through how to navigate the home screen; launch, run, and switch between apps; use the magical Smart Cover to put to sleep and wake your iPad; change and lock screen orientation, adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life.
You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync files and content with iCloud, connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or 3G network, link up with Bluetooth devices, mirror video, search using Spotlight, get assistance from Siri, and more.
Table of Contents: Introduction Power On and Set Up the iPad iPad Essentials Multi-Touch Gestures Work with Text Ask Siri for Assistance Sync with a Computer Connect to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Connect to the Internet Using Cellular Data Use iCloud Use Notification Center Use Control Center Connect to Bluetooth Devices Use the Cameras Make FaceTime Calls Mirror Video Search Using Spotlight Get Apps
iCloud encompasses so very many different features and fun bits that it's surprising to realize just how much you can do with a free account. Let Macworld's editors help you get the most out of it. This book collects all the material we've written in the last year on Apple's sync service, and we hope it will help you get to know iCloud and learn how best to use it in your life. This book focuses on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, iOS 6, and iTunes 11 - but we still have some helpful hints for those users with older operating systems. We hope that you enjoy our Starter Guide, but, even more important, that you enjoy iCloud and find ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.
If you want to learn more about your other iOS devices, make sure to check out our available Superguides including our iPhone 5 Superguide, iPad Mini Starter Guide, iPad Starter Guide, Fourth Edition (for Retina iPads; Apple's latest iPad, or third generation iPad users running iOS 6), iPhone 5 Starter Guide, iOS 6 Upgrade Guide, and Master iPhone Photography. Looking for Mac and OS X books? We also sell our Total Mountain Lion Superguide, Mac Basics, Mountain Lion, and Mac Gems, Mountain Lion edition.
Want to upgrade to iOS 5? We lay out which devices will run Apple's newest mobile OS, and how to download and install it. Once you've gotten the software on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, we'll walk you through its marquee features: Master new multitasking gestures on the iPad 2 and explore Notification Center; play with Apple's three new apps, Reminders, Messages, and Newsstand; learn about improvements to Safari, Mail, Camera, Photos, and Game Center; check out the smaller tweaks made to Maps, Calendar, Music, Videos, FaceTime, Weather, and Stocks; and discover what's been done under-the-hood in regards to Twitter integration, new typing tricks, AirPlay mirroring, and Accessibility.
If you're confused about Apple's new sync service, iCloud, never fear: Our iOS 5 Upgrade Guide also offers a rundown of the service and each of its features, as well as a step-by-step guide for setting it up on your device. And for those who wish to untether their iOS device from their computer, the guide explains how to take advantage of iOS 5's Wi-Fi Sync and eliminate cord-based backup and information transfer.
Get the most out of the faster, more streamlined iPad with help from this practical guide. How to Do Everything: iPad, Third Edition gets you started using all the revolutionary new features right away, such as the stunning Retina display, the 5-megapixel iSight camera, and the ultrafast 4G LTE wireless technology. Learn how to customize your iPad, access the Internet, use Mail and Safari, video chat with FaceTime, connect to social networks, and sync and back up your data. Download apps, music, movies, and more, take photos and video, use iCloud, and manage all of your content with ease.Configure, customize, sync, and back up your iPad Connect to Wi-Fi networks and access the web Set up Mail and integrate with other email accounts Install iBooks and download selections from the iBooks library Read newspapers and magazines and connect to social networks Download cool apps from the App Store and incorporate Game Center Use the Music app to create playlists and stream music over a network Download movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store Take great photos with the new 5-megapixel iSight camera Shoot video with HD video recorder Video chat using FaceTime Manage your contacts and schedule Navigate with Maps
Fully updated to cover the iPhone 5 and iOS6, the bestselling Rough Guide to the iPhone is the ultimate guide to the definitive gadget of our time. The full color guide shows you how to make the most of the iPhone 5's unique blend of fun and function.
The book covers the basics, such as synchronizing with iCloud, using Facetime, making the most of Siri, and exploring the latest built-in features, including Facebook integration, panoramic photos, and Apple Maps. The guide also unlocks new secrets, such as how to make free international calls, and there's even up-to-date advice on the coolest apps available on the App Store.
Whether your focus is productivity or creativity, The Rough Guide to the iPhone will turn you from an iPhone user into an iPhone guru.