13 July 2012
One of the difficult things about creating the second edition of iPad for the Older and Wiser was covering all the important new features without exceeding the budgeted page count, even though the second edition is 50 pages longer. To help achieve that, there were some sections that appeared in the first edition which I removed. Some of them are no longer current or relevant, but there were three sections which were cut for space reasons from the second edition, but which you might still find useful. I’ve put these online so you can still read them.
Click or tap the links below to open the PDF files for these sections:
· Buying accessories for your iPad (PDF): This short guide to accessories you might (or might not) want to buy with your iPad was included in the first edition of the book, but had to make way for more room to cover subjects like iCloud in the second edition. The iPad is much more widely understood now than it was when the first edition was written, so I think this guidance can be safely put online.
· Copying photos between your digital camera and your iPad (PDF): Apple’s Camera Connection Kit is a great device, enabling you to copy photos from your camera or SD card to your iPad. It is an additional purchase, though, so this has been relegated to the website to make more room to cover the photo editing editing features of the iPad.
· Creating playlists for your iPad using iTunes (PDF): This section always seemed a little bit more complicated than the rest of the book. It still has some great tips for advanced users, but I think many users will be content with the less sophisticated playlist features of the iPad, especially since there’s no longer quite the same need to use iTunes all the time with your iPad. Removing this section enabled me to create space to cover iTunes Match.
You can read all these bonus sections using your computer or iPad, and can print them out to read on paper.
The second edition of iPad for the Older and Wiser is available now in print and as an ebook. (The first edition of the book is also still available while stocks last.)