Apple’s third-generation iPad has a new, razor-sharp Retina display and a robust processor that will dazzle you with their looks and speed, but you won’t get far without an owner’s manual to all the tablet’s features. Fortunately, J.D. Biersdorfer’s latest guide–“iPad: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)” (O’Reilly, $24.99)–is here to help.
“One of the coolest things about writing “iPad: The Missing Manual” is tearing open the box and diving in to see for myself what new features there are to explore,” noted Biersdorfer. “The latest iPad has a much better camera for taking your own photos and videos, a dictation function that converts your works into text and a razor sharp screen. And–if you happen to get a WiFi + 4G model and live in an area covered by a 4G LTE network–it also gives you a blazing fast connection to the Internet without having to scrounge up a wireless hotspot.”
The important stuff you need to know:
– Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, eBooks, and more.
– Sync wirelessly. Keep your iPad’s apps, media, and email messages current without cabling up.
– Capture stunning images. Take photos and HD video with the tablet’s new 5-megapixel iSight camera.
– Get online. Connect via WiFi or the blazing-fast 4G LTE cellular network–and create a free WiFi hotspot with Verizon’s iPad.
– Take dictation. “Speak” email messages and notes, and have the iPad type them up.
“No matter which iPad model you have–the new iPad, the iPad 2 or the original iPad–there’s tons of stuff in “iPad: The Missing Manual” that works for your tablet, whether it be syncing photos or keeping your calendar up to date,” added Biersdorfer.
About Jude Biersdorfer
J.D. Biersdorfer is a best-selling, veteran Missing Manual author. J.D. wrote “iPad: The Missing Manual,” co-wrote “iPod: The Missing Manual,” and “iPhoto: The Missing Manual,” and is the author of “Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition),” “Netbooks: The Missing Manual,” “Google: The Missing Manual,” and “The iPod Shuffle Fan Book.” She has authored a weekly technology column for The New York Times since 1998.