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Lost No More: Find Friends, Family, or Missing Devices with iOS or OS X
By Jeff Carlson
May 4, 2015
Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Macs can all broadcast their locations, making it easy to locate a friend, share your own location, or pinpoint a device that may be lost or stolen. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, acts as your wayfinder to learn about these features.
Use iOS and OS X to Keep in Touch with Distant Family Members
By Dan Moren
Apr 28, 2015
Dan Moren, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains how to take advantage of advanced communication features built into the latest iOS and OS X updates. Whether you want to send or receive text messages, phone calls, or photos/videos, your Apple device makes it not just possible, but easy - and free!
10 Things to Know Before Enabling Apple's Family Sharing
By Jeff Carlson
Apr 21, 2015
Sharing all of your music, movies, and more across the range of Apple devices owned by your family sounds like a no-brainer. Why wouldn't everyone want this option? Maybe because it's not quite as beautifully simple as it sounds. Jeff Carlson, co-author of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV, explains 10 important points you need to consider before you decide to enroll your gang in Family Sharing.
Cooking with Your iPad and iPhone
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Oct 7, 2014
You can use the Web for more than just looking up instructions for how to open a coconut. Intrepid technology explorer Lisa L. Spangenberg, coauthor of The iPad 2 Project Book, discusses some great apps and tools to make your iPad or iPhone a more useful assistant in the kitchen.
Working with the Microsoft Office Apps for iPad
By Tom Negrino
Oct 6, 2014
In this chapter from Microsoft Office for iPad: An Essential Guide to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive, you get started working with the Office for iPad apps. You see how to create new documents and save them, to either your OneDrive cloud storage or to your local iPad storage. You also learn how to share and print documents from the iPad apps.
How to Compose a Soundtrack in GarageBand on Your iPad and iPhone
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 12, 2014
Using Apple’s GarageBand app on the iPhone or iPad, you can easily assemble a song. In this chapter from iPad and iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, learn how to calculate tempo from movie length, build a soundtrack using loops, record your own material, and share the song using iMovie.
iPad and iPhone for the Birds
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Mar 4, 2014
Are you a bird enthusiast, like Lisa L. Spangenberg, author of Meet iPhoto for iOS 6? With your iOS device and the birding apps described in this article, you can skip old-fashioned manual searching through cumbersome and silent field guides. A few taps will lead you to detailed information about the feathery fellows hanging out in your neighborhood.
Managing The Holidays With Your iPhone or iPad
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Dec 18, 2013
Lisa Spangenberg offers up her favorite iPhone and iPad apps for making shopping, cooking, and entertaining a little bit easier.
Tips for iPad Photo Retouching
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 16, 2013
The iPad is great for making color and tone adjustments to photos, as well as applying creative filters, but what if you need to do some real retouching? Photo expert Jeff Carlson, author of The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in your Camera Bag, 2nd Edition, shows you how to remove blemishes, edit out unwanted objects, fix red-eyes, and composite images without turning to a desktop or laptop computer.
Take Great Photos with Your iPad
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 16, 2013
We're seeing more people take photos using their iPads because it's their most handy camera, but can you really get a good shot? Of course! Photo expert Jeff Carlson shares techniques for snapping sharper photos, handling exposure, and capturing HDR images.
Mounting Your iPad for Photography
By Jeff Carlson
Jul 12, 2013
When you're using an iPad as a photographic companion, handling it (plus your camera) can be awkward. Photo expert Jeff Carlson, author of Canon PowerShot G10/G11: From Snapshots to Great Shots, looks at several methods of mounting an iPad on tripods, lighting stands, and desks.
Troubleshooting iCloud, Part 2
By Tom Negrino
Jun 6, 2013
Tom Negrino offers some insightful tips for troublshooting iCloud.
Working with Calendars and Reminders in iCloud
By Tom Negrino
Mar 6, 2013
iCloud lets you keep your calendar events and reminders in the cloud, automatically synchronizing them among all your devices. Tom Negrino shows you how to use iCloud to manage your appointments, your events and your life!
Communicate Using Mail and Messages
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 9, 2013
Jeff Carlson shows you how to send email and instant messages from your iPad or iPad mini.
Communicate Using Mail and Messages on the iPad
By Jeff Carlson
Jan 9, 2013
Your iPad can help you manage your communication through its mail and message apps. Jeff Carlson shows you how to get the most out of these tools.
Why to Buy a Nexus 7 Instead of an iPad mini
By Chris Fehily
Oct 31, 2012
Thinking of buying an iPad mini? Chris Fehily, author of Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Visual QuickStart Guide, suggests you hold back a bit and consider the relative technical merits of the Nexus 7 and its operating system, Android.
5 Things Cool about the New iPad Mini
By Jeff Carlson
Oct 24, 2012
Now that we know what the iPad mini is, what's so great about it? Jeff Carlson shares five cool things he learned about the iPad mini.
"The Best Photography Advice I Ever Got" with Jeff Carlson
By Jeff Carlson
Sep 18, 2012
Jeff Carlson encourages you to think of yourself as a photographer, not just someone carrying a camera, because it can change the way you see your world.
Managing Data on Your iPad
By Chris Fehily
Jun 27, 2012
Learn how to use iCloud, sync with iTunes, copy files between your iPad and your computer, update iOS, get information about your iPad, and get notifications.
iPhoto for iOS: Essential Features for Photographers
By Jeff Carlson
Jun 13, 2012
Jeff Carlson, author of The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in Your Camera Bag, details features of Apple's iPhoto for iOS app that photographers need to explore.

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