Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition

We’re pleased to bring you our latest ebook, “Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition,” written by our intrepid editor-in-chief Tonya Engst to help you get more delight from any iPad running iOS 6. Although this guide has something for nearly any iPad user, some advanced iPad users may not see it as necessary – but if that’s true of you, we bet you know someone who does need it. So, as you’ll see below, we think that you should buy a copy and share it with a less-geeky friend or relative. (Encouraging sharing? From a book publisher? Can you imagine!) The book normally costs $15, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $10.50. Learn more about the book via the coupon-loaded link below.


Why, you may ask, put significant effort into completing a 226-page ebook that’s guaranteed to be obsolete in a year? Tonya has struggled with that question over the past weeks, particularly as she sat down to write each weekend day for the last month.

What she realized is that the answer is a single word: Delight. She wants you – and your close friend or relation – to be delighted with the iPad. Many people can use the iPad well enough, but aren’t having the amazing experience they should be. They sell themselves short. They can’t find their stuff. They scroll laboriously when they could tap to navigate. They put up with a cacophony of noisy notifications. They miss important email messages. They watch video on the iPad when they could stream it to an Apple TV. They need help… even if they don’t realize that they do.

You may already be delighted with your iPad. But, maybe you still want a good reference book. Or, perhaps you’re aware that there’s always more to learn. Either way, this ebook has answers.

We’re doing something a little different with “Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition.” Consider your purchase a two-fer. Buy “Take Control of Your iPad, Second Edition” for yourself, but make a copy and give it to the less-geeky person in your life who _really_ needs it. We’re serious about this – our goal is to help people with technology, and the best way we know to do that is to get them to read what we write.

Here’s a sampling of the many ways this ebook aims to increase iPad delight:

* Remind yourself of the fun four- and five-fingered gestures.
* Sort out the many different ways to turn down the volume.
* Start using Siri to tell your iPad what to do (introduced-in-2012 iPads only).
* Fill out your “card” in Contacts and autofill your contact info when shopping.
* Create a calendar – and share it with other people.
* Finally get iTunes syncing working the way you want it to.
* Use the easy drag-down Notification Center – and even tweet from it.
* Explore iTunes U – it’s like going to college, but without the deadlines.
* Sync Safari tabs, read later items, and bookmarks with iCloud.
* Get expert tips for a successful Home screen organization.
* Lull yourself to sleep with an audio recording, and wake to your favorite music.

Great Meeting Space

If you have never been to the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, where we have our monthly meetings, it is a great facility. We have Wi-Fi access if you want to bring your own laptop or iPad. We have 20+ iMacs in the lab that allows us to do hands on training. We have fantastic audio/visual tools to use, like the Smart Board shown. If you are an Apple user please feel free to visit us at one of our monthly meetings to check out how the TCMUG can provide training, tips, information, news and in general, Apple Evangelism.

The Mac Lab at ECOESC

Meeting Scheduled for Saturday, March 16th

Our monthly meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, March 16th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. We will be presenting iPhoto Part II as a follow up to our last meeting and a detailed overview of using Dropbox.

iphotodropbox-logoWe will be taking a look at some cool iOS apps for your iPhone or iPad, our favorite web sites and our usual Q & A session.

Look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy our iMac meeting lab and Wi-Fi.