It can be tricky to learn the ins and outs of any new piece of technology, especially from dry manuals or tedious lessons. At No Starch Press, they’ve never cared for either dry or tedious, which is why they’re excited to announce a new edition of the best-selling, task-based, My New iPad, 3rd Edition, a book that promises to demystify everyone’s favorite tablet.
Let’s face it. Most people aren’t buying an iPad because they want to use it to do work. They want to play and they don’t want a lot of fuss. In My New iPad (No Starch Press, June 2012, 312 pp., $24.95, ISBN 9781593274290), best-selling author Wallace Wang offers new iPad owners hands-on, straightforward instructions for getting organized with the Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts apps (because we all need a little help); set up email; browse the web; set parental controls (there’s a lot of bad stuff out there); use a secret passcode; and encrypt backups.
“This is a get things done and don’t feel dumb with your iPad book,” says No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock. “For everyone struggling with their first tablet, this book promises to make things a lot easier.”
In My New iPad, readers will learn how to:
- Find their way using the Maps app and the iPad’s compass
- Use dictation and keyboard shortcuts to save time typing
- Listen to music, read ebooks and magazines, and take photos and videos
- Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives
- Shop iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, magazines, and books
Each chapter presents a new project, making it easy to pick and choose the most interesting ones. New iPad owners will find that help is close at hand with My New iPad.