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What This Book is For

A better question is: What is this book you’re reading for? It’s for showing you how to take advantage of your sleek, bright, big-screen, handheld, touch-driven device.

We call it The iPad Project Book because we present this information in the form of projects: simple tasks that you can complete in a few minutes each and that reveal much of your iPad’s hidden splendor.

Some projects walk you through basic procedures, like getting your music synced between your computer and your iPad. Other projects help you do fun and useful things with your iPad, like planning a vacation and getting flight reservations.

We’ve divided the book into the following three chapters:

  • Living in the iPad. This chapter contains projects that help you perform basic tasks on the iPad, such as syncing your contacts and calendars, setting up security, and handling your mail.

  • Working and Playing in the iPad. This chapter shows you how to do stuff, such as plan a party or a vacation, and make stuff, such as create a deck of flash cards for learning another language.

  • Music, Books, and Movies on the iPad. This chapter contains projects for navigating the various e-book applications you can put on an iPad; putting music, movies, and videos on the iPad; and creating e-books to read on your iPad.

This book only scratches the surface of what you can do with your iPad. After all, it’s a magical device, and there’s a lot you can do with magic.

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