iPad Project Book, The
- By Michael E. Cohen, Dennis Cohen, Lisa L. Spangenberg
- Published Sep 9, 2010 by Peachpit Press.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 240
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71475-X
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71475-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-211876-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-211876-7
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Bridging the gap between the palm-sized iPod touch and a full-sized computer, Apple's iPad offers enough screen area and horsepower to perform the day-to-day tasks most people want to do. Packed with practical knowledge, this book will walk readers through how to manage their most common projects, from the simple (setting up a calendar event) to the complex (planning a vacation) and everything in between. Readers will learn to use the iPad tools and applications by using them to create practical real-world projects and to master everyday tasks.
In this practical hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to
- Organize a party: Set up the calendar event, create invitations, invite attendees, and mail out the invites.
- Build a recipe scrapbook: Write up recipes in Pages (or find recipes via one of the useful recipe apps) and import pictures of the finished dish to go with the recipe in the book. Even learn iPad kitchen tips!
- Plan a vacation: Buy tickets, find destination activities, and map out directions.
- Watch videos: Stream videos with Air Video, convert high-quality movies from DVDs, and buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store.
- Get smart: Learn another language with one of the many translation apps available, and build an illustrated deck of flash cards with common words and phrases.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for iPad owners that ask: Now what do I do with this magic and revolutionary device?,
This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)Unlike most other how-to books that cover all the potential features, training and troubleshooting, this book exclusively focuses on getting things done. This book is not for those who want to learn how to use an iPad, rather it's about learning how to do stuff with an iPad. Of course we love our iPads for remote surfing and email, but what else can we do?
The authors go through some introductory subjects such as cloud syncing and security tips then move on to using Dropbox, iTunes and Documents-to-go to manage productivity for the standard office suite. Then they move on to using multiple applications to planning an entire party - including recipes, shopping list and invitations - via the iPad. Finally, they cover creating flash cards, planning vacations, as well as a variety of audio and video tips and tricks. Most helpful is the last series of chapters that explain how to move DVD content to your iPad.
If you've ever said "I have an iPad, now what?" this... Read more
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Not really projects, but a great book nonetheless...,
This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)An earlier reviewer criticized this book because it's not "projects" per his definition -- and while I agree with him, I disagree with his conclusion.
When I think of a "project" book for the iPad I think about, for instance controlling my home-made robot with an iPad. (I don't actually have a home-made robot.) This isn't that kind of book. Instead, it's a clear, concise, well-written guide to everything that the normal user would want to do with their iPad. I'm quite the geek, so some of the book wasn't new to me, but I still found many sections telling me how to do stuff I didn't know how to do (and a few telling me how to do stuff I didn't know was possible).
Plus, it gets extra points for being clear and concise -- many tech book are written by the inch, literally -- the publisher specifies a spine width to make the book show up on bookstore shelves, and the author has to write enough to fill that space, whether or not the topic needs it. This book is slim,... Read more
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This review is from: The iPad Project Book (Paperback)If you consider learning how to save a file or watch a movie a "project" -- then this is the "how to" book for you. But when I think of projects, I do not consider learning how to turn-on my iPad "a project". I expected this book to let me know how to create things, make things, do interesting work with my iPad. Instead, this is really a "guide" on operating the device. It doesn't present "projects" in the creative spirit of the word. This book should have been titled, "The iPad Operation Guide" -- because that's all it is.
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