IPad Basics by wuzhengqin


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iPad at a Glance

  A. Front Camera: The iPad 2 has two cameras: a 0.3-
     megapixel VGA front-facing camera; and a 0.7-megapixel
     camera located on the rear of the tablet. The front-
     facing camera is primarily designed for FaceTime
     conversation, but can also shoot SD video and 640-by-
     480-pixel stills.

  B. Touchscreen Display: The iPad doesn’t have a tactile
     keyboard or a bunch of hardware buttons. Instead, you
     use its 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen glass
     display to surf the Web, compose e-mail messages,
     navigate apps, and change settings. The screen has a
     resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels at 132 pixels per
     inch. It also has an oleophobic coating‚ so it’s easy
     to wipe off fingerprints and smudges.

  C. Home Button: One of only four buttons on the device,
     and the only one on the front of the iPad, the Home
     button primarily acts as an escape option, though it
     can also help you manage your apps. When you’re in an
     app, pressing the Home button will return you to your
     Home screen, where all your apps are located (read
     more about the Home screen in “Master Gestures and
     Navigation” later in this chapter). If you double-
     press the Home button, you’ll pull up the multitasking
     shelf, which allows you to see recently running apps
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  and access device shortcuts. If you’re already on your
  Home screen, pressing the Home button will send you to
  the Spotlight search screen; if you have multiple Home
  screens, pressing it will take you back to the first
  page. When the device is off, you can wake it up by
  pressing the Home button once; a double press while
  the device is awake and locked will bring up your iPod

D. Sleep/Wake and On/Off Button: Located on the top right
   of the iPad 2 is the Sleep/Wake button. When your iPad
   is on, you can press this button once to put it to
   sleep. To wake the iPad up, press the button again,
   and slide your finger across the lock slider at the
   bottom of the touchscreen to unlock it. To turn the
   iPad off completely, hold the Sleep/Wake button down
   for a few seconds, until the Slide To Power Off slider
   appears. To turn the iPad back on, press and hold the
   Sleep/ Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

E. Back Camera: The second of the iPad 2’s cameras is
   located along the back of the device, in the upper
   left corner. This 0.7-megapixel camera shoots 720p HD
   video and 720-by-960-pixel stills, and can be used for
   FaceTime conversation, quick movie-making, or a still
   shot or two. The software offers a tap-to-focus
   feature and a 5x digital zoom. Sadly, the quality is
   largely below that of a point-and-shoot camera or the
   iPhone 4.

F. Side Switch: The iPad’s Side Switch‚ located on the
   right side of the tablet, near the top‚ can be set to
   lock the screen orientation or to act as a mute
   switch, depending on your preference. In Settings, tap
   General, and then tap Lock Rotation or Mute in the Use
   Side Switch To section. If you choose Lock Rotation,
   toggle the screen-rotation switch on the side of the
   iPad to expose the orange dot, and your iPad will stay
   in either landscape or portrait view, regardless of
   how you’re positioning it. When the rotation lock is
   engaged, a small icon showing a lock with an arrow
   around it will appear on the right side of your status
   bar, near the battery icon. If you select Mute in the
   settings screen, the switch will control the iPad’s
   Silent mode, which mutes alert noises. Be advised that
   you can still hear the audio from music and videos on
   the device’s speaker when the iPad is in Silent mode.
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G. Volume Up/Down Buttons: Directly below the Side Switch
   are the iPad’s volume buttons. Press the top of the
   button (Volume Up) to increase the volume and the
   bottom of it (Volume Down) to lower the volume. You
   can also quickly mute the iPad by holding down the
   bottom button for two seconds. These buttons affect
   app sounds, as well as audio and video playback. You
   can make these buttons affect your alert and ringer
   volume as well by enabling Change With Buttons in
   Settings -> General -> Sounds -> Ringer And Alerts.

H. Built-in Speaker: You’ll find a speaker on the bottom
   right edge of the iPad 2 (when facing forward). It
   will play anything that makes noise on your iPad,
   including music, video, or app sounds. Because the
   iPad has just one speaker, it only outputs mono
   (single-channel) sound. You can also connect the iPad
   to third-party speakers via the headphone jack,
   Bluetooth, or the dock-connector port.

I. Dock-Connector Port: To charge and sync your iPad, you
   use the device’s 30-pin dock-connector port, on the
   bottom center of the device. You can also use this
   port to hook up your iPad with third-party
   accessories, such as Apple’s Camera Connection Kit.
   Keep in mind that only some Macs and AC adapters can
   charge the iPad; others cause the iPad to declare that
   it is not charging, although your computer shows that
   the device is connected and able to sync. When plugged
   into the included 10-watt USB power adapter, the iPad
   can charge while awake or asleep. On high-powered USB
   ports—such as the ones on most recent Macs—the iPad
   charges but it takes longer, according to Apple. On
   Macs and PCs without high-powered USB ports, the iPad
   will charge only in Sleep mode; when it’s awake, it
   will display a “Not charging” message in the status
   bar at the top of the screen.

J. Micro-SIM Card: Tray Available only on the Wi-Fi + 3G
   (GSM) iPad model, the micro-SIM card tray along the
   back left edge of the tablet is where your GSM SIM
   card is stored. With one of these cards and a cellular
   data plan, you can get 3G data service on your iPad.
   In the United States, only AT&T offers an iPad service
   plan and micro-SIM card, but since the iPad is sold
   unlocked (not tethered to a specific wireless
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     carrier), you can pop in any international carrier’s
     applicable micro-SIM card while you’re abroad to
     receive 3G access. Even if you don’t have an active 3G
     plan, you can still connect your iPad to the Internet
     over Wi-Fi. To eject a micro-SIM card, insert the end
     of a paper clip into the small hole adjacent to the
     tray and push.
  K. Headphone Jack: Located at the top left edge of the
     iPad is a standard 3.5mm audio jack‚ the same type
     that’s found in iPods and iPhones. You can use either
     wired or Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones with
     the iPad. If you plug in headphones that have a
     microphone, the iPad will recognize it and allow you
     to use it for apps with audio-recording capabilities.
     Otherwise, the iPad will use its built-in microphone.

  L. Microphone: The iPad’s internal microphone is on the
     top center edge of the device, right above the front-
     facing camera. You can use it to record audio in any
     app that supports audio recording.

  M. 3G Antenna: (3G iPad only) For optimal reception, the
     3G antenna in your iPad is at the top of the device,
     housed under a black plastic shield.

Getting Started … Right Out of the Box
1. The welcome page will first appear when the iPAD is
   selected. Click on the Continue" button. The next screen
   will be the license agreement. Check the checkbox below
   the license agreement. The Continue button will become
   active. Click on the "Continue" button.
2. The following screen asks for your iTunes login. If you
   do not have and iTunes account, click on the "I do not
   have an Apple ID" radial button and click on the
   Continue" button. The next screen will show your
   information that is linked to your Apple ID. Click on the
   "Continue" button. The subsequent screen is an ad for
   Mobileme. If you do not not wish to have a trial Mobileme
   account, click on the "No Thanks" button.
3. The following screen asks if this is a new iPAD or if it
   is going to be loaded from a backup create from a
   previous sync. Select the option that is to be installed
   and click on the "Continue" button. (For this tutorial, a
   new installation will be selected.) In the Name textbox,
   enter in a name for the device. To speed up the setup of
   the device, uncheck the Automatically sync songs to iPAD.
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  Songs can be added at a later time. Select the "Done"
4. iTunes will start to setup the device. The setup should
   last a couple minutes.
5. iTunes will begin to load any programs that you may have
   previously purchased on to the iPAD.

Navigation:    Gestures and Techniques
If you’ve never before owned a multitouch device from
Apple, you may be unfamiliar with crazy phrases like pinch-
to-zoom and the difference between the flick and the swipe.
Have no fear: While some of these gestures may have odd
names, they’re easy enough to pick up.

      Tap As clicking is to a desktop computer, so is
      tapping to an iOS device. Tapping is the most common
      and basic gesture on the iPad. You tap to open apps,
      bring up controls, make choices from menus, and more.

      Double-Tap Tap an object twice in succession to
      effect a double-tap. Double-taps are primarily used
      for zooming in or out on text, but third-party apps
      also use the double-tap for various purposes.

           Tap, Hold, and Drag For some functions‚ such as
           highlighting text, copying and pasting, or
           deleting and moving apps‚ you’ll need to tap and
           hold down on the screen. When you do this on a
piece of text, it will highlight in blue, and editing
handles—vertical lines with blue dots—will appear on either
side of the highlighted area. You can tap, hold, and, while
holding down, drag your finger to increase or decrease the
selection. Dragging also comes into play for moving objects
in apps, drawing, and swiping and flicking.

          Flick and Swipe Drag your finger across the
          screen‚ up, down, left, or right‚ to swipe.
          Swiping is one of the primary navigational tools
          on the iPad: You use a left or right swipe to
move through app pages on your Home screen or images in the
Photos app; you use an up or down swipe to read text in
Safari. It’s one of the easiest gestures to learn. A flick
is just like a swipe, only faster: The iPad supports
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inertial scrolling, which means that the faster or slower
you move your finger, the faster or slower content will
move. If you want to get to the bottom of a page quickly,
just flick your finger upward in a fast motion.

          Pinch To zoom in or out, you’ll use the pinch
          gesture (also referred to as pinch-to zoom). To
          zoom in or to open something, place your thumb and
          index finger, pinched together, on screen and
spread them apart. To zoom out, do the reverse: start with
your thumb and index finger outwards, and then pinch them

        Rotate You can even rotate some elements with two
        or more fingers. Just place two fingers on the
        screen and make a circular gesture‚ clockwise or

Navigation Basics
Without apps, your iPad wouldn’t be much fun. Thankfully,
your iPad comes with some stock Apple apps, and provides
easy access to the App Store. Here’s a quick overview on
opening, closing, managing and deleting apps.

The Home Screen: When you first turn on the iPad, you’re
brought to the Home screen (see “At the Start”). Here,
you’ll see an assortment of icons grouped into rows, and
several more icons grouped in the silver Dock along the
bottom of the screen. The Home screen is where your apps
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live, and where you can launch them. Because only 20 apps
will fit on one Home screen, you can organize your apps on
multiple Home screens, or app pages. Above the Dock, you’ll
see a row of dots, with one dot highlighted in white to
represent the Home screen you’re currently on; these dots
signify the number of app pages you have. Swipe left or
right to go from page to page.

The Dock: The silver translucent bar along the bottom of
your Home screen is called the Dock (see “All in a Line”).
If you’ve tried swiping between Home pages, you’ll notice
the icons in the Dock don’t change. That’s because the Dock
is for apps you use frequently; instead of having to swipe
from page to page to find an app, you can drop it directly
into the Dock for easy access. You can store up to six apps
in the Dock.

Search in Spotlight: You can search for every e-mail
message, Web page, and app on your device, or search
through Google or Wikipedia, by swiping right on your Home
screen until you reach Spotlight. To search, just type your
query in the text box at the top.

Open and Close an App: Want to launch an app? To open it,
all you have to do is tap its icon. Once it’s open, you can
return to the Home screen at any time by pressing the Home

Rearrange and Delete Apps: To rearrange the order of your
icons, tap and hold any icon on the Home screen. After a
few seconds, all your app icons‚ including the one you’re
holding‚ will start to wiggle, and a small black X will pop
up in each icon’s top left corner. Once they do this, you
can rearrange any apps on the Home screen, or even drag
them into or out of the Dock. If you’ve installed a third-
app you don’t want anymore, you can tap the X to delete it
from your iPad. When you’re finished, press the Home
button, and your icons will stop wiggling and stay in their
new location. You can also rearrange your icons and Home
screen pages through iTunes when you connect your iPad to
your computer.
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Use Folders: Having a bunch of apps scattered about your
Home screen is OK if you have a small number of them, but
when you start amassing a collection, you can use app
folders. A folder is a group of apps, represented by a
single icon, on the iPad’s Home screen. Each folder sports
miniature icons representing the apps inside, along with an
overall name. When you tap a folder, the Dock fades and
slides down, making room for a view of the folder’s
contents. Within, you’ll find the name and icon for each
app. Tap any app to launch it, or tap anywhere outside the
folder to return to the Home screen.

To create a folder, start by tapping and holding any app
icon to enter your iPad’s edit mode; after the icons begin
to wiggle, drag an app on top of another app. When you
release the app, you’ll create a folder, which will open
and display both apps. By default the folder is named based
on the App Store category for one of the first two apps in
the folder. If you want to customize this name, just tap
inside the field (while still in edit mode) and enter
something new. When you’re done, press the Home button to
exit edit mode.

To add another app to the folder, reenter edit mode and
drag the desired app onto the folder icon. Repeat until
you’ve added all the apps you want (up to 20 per folder),
and then press the Home button to exit edit mode.

To edit the folder itself‚ its name, contents, or the layout
of the apps inside‚ you can either enter edit mode and then
tap the folder, or, while the folder is open, tap and hold
any icon inside (see “Group and Go”). You can then tap the
folder’s name to change it, drag apps within the folder to
rearrange them, drag an app out of the folder to return it
to the Home screen, or tap an app’s Delete button to
completely delete it from your iPad. Unlike apps, folders
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don’t have a Delete button; to delete a folder, you must
remove all the apps from it.

Add a Google Calendar
Want to add your Google Calendar to the iPad's Calendar
app? No problem. In Settings open Mail, Contacts,
Calendars. Add an account and tap on Other. Tap on Add
CalDAV Account and enter your Google Account credentials
(the Server is www.google.com). Exit the Settings app and
tap on the Calendar app and all your events should appear.
By default all calendars are displayed, but you can tap on
the Calendars button to choose which ones are shown.

Find My iPhone (or iPad) is now free
Apple's Find My iPad works for MobileMe subscribers, but
you can set it up for free on your iPad. In Settings >
Mail, Contacts, Calendars tap the Add Account button and
select MobileMe. If you have an iTunes or MobileMe account
then enter it here. Alternatively, tap on Create Free Apple
ID. You may need to check your inbox and verify your
account now. Return to the MobileMe screen and switch on
Find My iPad. Now sign into me.com to see your iPad on a
map, or install the Find My iPhone app from the App Store.

Use AirPrint
Thanks to AirPrint you can print right from your iPad,
provided you've got a compatible printer, of course. If
you've got an AirPrint ready printer then you just choose
Print from the Share menu for virtually any open document.
AirPrint works with the new range of printers from HP, and
you can use a Mac app called Printopia (www.ecamm.com) to
print to any printer connected to a Mac.

Copy and paste
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You can quickly copy and paste text by tapping and holding
down, and then choosing Select to select the exact portion
of text you'd like the copy. Next tap Copy, then go to a
different app, and tap and hold down again, then tap Paste
from the menu that appears. Top tip: To select an entire
paragraph of text you need to tap four times.

Camera focus and meter
In the Camera app, tap on your subject to both focus on and
meter the light properly. In this shot, notice how the
chair is dark and the boy outside is properly metered. You
can reverse that by simply tapping on the chair.

Take charge in FaceTime
Once you've started a video call, you can move the picture-
in-picture window that shows you by simply dragging it
around with your finger.

Photo Booth fun
Sure, you're great, but Photo Booth is even more fun if you
point it at friends or family. Simply tap the 'twirly
camera' icon in the bottom right. to use the camera on the
back You can also snap stills by hitting the shutter
button, but Photo Booth doesn't do video.

Download photos straight from your camera to your iPad
You can't plug an SD card from a digital camera straight
into your iPad to view the photos, but you can purchase the
iPad Camera Connection kit from Apple. With this device
attached you can transfer photos straight from your
camera's memory card. Get it from the Apple Store online.
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Some Favorite Free           Match It Up 1, 2, 3
Just for Fun
Talking Tom, Tom 2, Ben,
John, Gina
Piano Free                   Writing
Angry Birds                  123 Writing
Tic, Tac, Free               Alphabet Tracing
Paper Toss                   I Write Words Lite
Bubble Free                  Use Your Handwriting
Doodle Find
Animals I Spy Jr.            Coloring
Doodle Buddy                 Glow Draw
Dizzypad HD                  My Coloring Booik
Tangram                      My Alphabet Coloring Book
Doodle Fit Lite              School Coloring Book
Crazy Face Lite              Crayola Color Studio

Books                        Misc
Sstory Mouse                 Idea Sketch
Green Eggs and Ham Lite      My Homework
Dr. Suess’s ABC Lite         Dragon Dictation
Tales 2 Go                   Dictionary
Many Books                   Stack the States

Abby Train
Animal Train
Blackboard Sight Words
ABC Phonics Word Families
Spell n Say Lite
ABC Magic 2
A Bee Sees
Elmo Loves ABCs Lite
Sight Words Read and Spell
Phonics Monsters

Bills and Coins
123 Animals Counting

Farm Flip
Mias Playground

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