Take Your iPad to Work

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The Apple iPad, one of the most successful and exciting consumer products introduced in recent years, is much more than a sleek, shiny toy. It also happens to be an innovative, creative, and exceptionally useful device for business users. TAKE YOUR IPAD TO WORK, SECOND EDITION explores the ins and outs of getting real work done on the iPad 3 and covers the device's features, the best apps for business, and productive ways to use them--including tools for printing, on-line meetings, content creation, cutting-edge information management, and more. Whether you run a small business or are an enterprise user, you'll appreciate how the iPad, with its unparalleled portability and data/communication convergence, can be an effective and hard-working partner on the job.

Author Biography

Brian Proffitt is a technology expert who blogs on ITworld.com about Open Source and Big Data technology and Twitters as @TheTechScribe on a wide range of technology sectors. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xii
First Step: Introducing the iPadp. 1
What Is the iPad?p. 3
The Business Case for the iPadp. 4
Choosing the Right iPadp. 5
Getting an iPadp. 9
Throwing in the Extrasp. 10
Setting Up the iPadp. 10
Conclusionp. 17
Second Step: Interfacing with the iPadp. 19
Touring the iPad Devicep. 20
Having the Right Touchp. 26
Keying in the Keyboardp. 27
Moving Text Aroundp. 31
Configuring the iPadp. 33
Conclusionp. 39
Third Step: Connecting with the iPadp. 41
Connecting to iTunesp. 43
Using the WiFi Connectionp. 50
Using the Cellular Connectionp. 53
Troubleshooting Connectivityp. 57
Conclusionp. 58
Fourth Step: Using the iPad Appsp. 59
Opening and Arranging Appsp. 60
Acquiring Appsp. 65
Updating Appsp. 72
Configuring Appsp. 73
Removing Appsp. 74
Conclusionp. 75
Work the Web: Safarip. 77
Navigating Websitesp. 79
Managing Bookmarks and Historyp. 82
Managing Tabbed Browsingp. 87
Searching for Contentp. 88
Customizing Your Browserp. 90
Conclusionp. 91
Get the Word Out: Mailp. 93
Setting Up an Accountp. 94
Organizing Mailp. 105
Conclusionp. 109
Get to iWork: Documenting with Pagesp. 111
Creating a Pages Documentp. 112
Exploring the Pages Interfacep. 118
Editing Documentsp. 119
Configuring a Documentp. 132
Sharing Pages Documentsp. 134
Conclusionp. 135
Get to iWork: Analyzing with Numbersp. 137
A Spreadsheet Primerp. .138
Exploring the Numbers Interfacep. 140
Editing Spreadsheetsp. 143
Adding Chartsp. 150
Conclusionp. 151
Get to iWork: Presenting with Keynotep. 153
Exploring the Keynote Interfacep. 155
Creating a Presentationp. 156
Conclusionp. 168
From iPad to Paper: Printingp. 169
Print with AirPrintp. 170
Set Up Printers with Print Centralp. 172
Printingp. 179
File Sharingp. 186
Conclusionp. 188
In the iCloudp. 189
Connecting to iCloudp. 191
Synchronizing Across Multiple Devicesp. 193
Back Up Your iPad to iCloudp. 196
Securing Your iPadp. 200
Conclusionp. 203
Remote Desktop Connectivityp. 205
Exploring LogMeInp. 206
Setting Up LogMeInp. 207
Connecting with LogMeInp. 209
Working with LogMeInp. 211
Conclusionp. 214
Ring Me Up: Point of Salep. 215
Customizing Quick Salep. 216
Integrating Credit Card Transactionsp. 219
Making a Retail Salep. 220
Reporting Salesp. 225
Managing Inventoryp. 227
Easy POS with Squarep. 229
Conclusionp. 234
When the Work's Done: Invoicingp. 235
Creating an Invoice Templatep. 236
Creating an Invoicep. 240
Sending Invoices to Customersp. 242
Conclusionp. 243
Shout to the World: Social Mediap. 245
Making a Business Facebook Pagep. 246
Getting Friendly with Facebookp. 248
Setting Up a Twitter Accountp. 253
Managing Tweets with Twitterrificp. 254
Conclusionp. 258
Box It Up: Shippingp. 259
Tracking Shipmentsp. 260
Tracking Vendor Shipmentsp. 262
Notifying Customers of Shipping Statusp. 263
Conclusionp. 263
Face-to-Face, Face-to-Web: Meetingsp. 265
Connecting with WebExp. 266
Participating in a WebEx Meetingp. 268
Using FaceTimep. 272
Setting Up FaceTimep. 273
Making a FaceTime Callp. 275
Video Mirroring with FaceTimep. 277
Whiteboarding with Air Sketchp. 278
Conclusionp. 281
Write Online: Web Content Creationp. 283
Connecting to a Blogp. 284
Posting a Blog Entryp. 287
Editing a Blog Entryp. 290
Conclusionp. 291
Track Online: Website Managementp. 293
Connecting to Your Google Analytics Accountp. 295
Interpreting the Analytics Datap. 297
Viewing Analytics Reportsp. 299
Conclusionp. 300
Make a List: Task Managementp. 301
Creating Tasks in Thingsp. 302
Creating Projectsp. 307
Organizing Tasksp. 309
Conclusionp. 312
See the Big Picture: Project Managementp. 313
Creating Projects in SG Projectsp. 314
Building New Tasksp. 317
Viewing Projectsp. 320
Editing Projectsp. 321
Editing Tasksp. 322
Conclusionp. 322
Manage the Customer: CRMp. 325
Adding Contactsp. 326
Editing Contactsp. 329
Working with Contactsp. 330
Exporting Datap. 333
Conclusionp. 334
From the Home Office: Enterprise Collaborationp. 335
Connecting to a SharePoint Sitep. 336
Managing Eventsp. 339
Managing Itemsp. 340
Opening Documentsp. 341
Conclusionp. 342
Get Ready to Go: Travel Arrangementsp. 343
Now Boarding: Kayakp. 344
In-Flight: Tracking Your Flightp. 352
Conclusionp. 355'
On the Plane: Multimediap. 357
Getting Multimedia: iTunesp. 358
Multimedia Playback: Music and Videosp. 363
Internet Video: YouTubep. 366
Conclusionp. 368
Continuing Education: iBooksp. 369
Finding Your Reading Materialp. 370
Reading in iBooksp. 374
Conclusionp. 376
Appendixp. 377
Indexp. 383
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