Once again the folks at O’Reilly Media have come up with an extremely useful new title. A new edition to the “Take Control of” line of books, Take Control of Media on Your iPad (2011) by Jeff Carlson, helps you enjoy all the media you possibly can on your iPad.
Take Control of Your Media will teach you everything you need to know about the iPad’s main types of media - ebooks, music, videos and photos. Not only will you learn about the apple apps such as iBooks, iTunes and the iPod, but many third-party apps also. (Your teens can probably do this with their eyes shut, show them that you can also).
As someone who adores organization, I absolutely love the way this book is laid out. Two of my favorite things about the book are:
- Right after the introduction, there is a “Quick Start” chapter which not only briefly summarizes each chapter, but also supplies links to all key lessons, so that if you are looking to learn a specific thing, you can find it here and then go directly to it.
- The “Mind Your Media” chapter which gives an overview of all the ways of moving media from your computer to your iPad so that when you get to the chapters with specific types of media you will have already had this introduction.
In addition to finding out all the apps and what you need to know about reading books, magazines or comics, listening to music or other audio, watching video or viewing photos, Take Control of Media on Your iPad has a few other cool lessons. If you would like to learn how to turn your iPad into a remote control or integrate your iPad with your Apple TV, this book will walk you through it (I bet your teens can’t even do this). Why not enjoy your iPad or iPad2 to the fullest?