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No Starch Press' (http://www.nostarch.com) "My New iPad, 3rd Edition" by Wallace Wang is a great book for new iPad owners in need of guidance.
The 312-page, book (US$24.95 for the print version, $19.95 for an ebook) shows readers how to do useful and entertaining things with their iPad, like surf the Internet, send email, listen to music, take notes, read ebooks, and play with photos. This second edition has been updated with a chapter on troubleshooting and revised to cover the new features introduced in iOS 4.x, including multitasking, folders, printing, and much more.
Topics include how to:
° Find your way using the Maps app and the iPad's compass;
° Get organized with the Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts apps;
° Set up your email accounts and browse the Web;
° Listen to music, read ebooks, and take videos and photos;
° Use FaceTime to talk face-to-face with distant friends and relatives;
° Shop on iTunes and the App Store for the best new music, apps, movies, games, and books;
° Set parental controls, use a secret passcode, and encrypt your backups for maximum privacy.
You'll even learn "top-secret touch gestures" to help make the most of your iPad.
Wang s the author of several computer books, including "My New Mac," "My New iPhone" and "Steal This Computer Book" (all No Starch Press). He's also a successful stand-up comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and performs regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.