Okay, so you’ve got a new iPad Air and/or iPad mini with Retina display. Do you know how to take full advantage of it?

Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple’s new iPads the hottest tablets around. To get the most from them, you need an owner’s manual. That’s where iPad: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition, comes in. With it you can learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business. Topics covered include how to:

° Enjoy your entire media library (music, photos, movies, TV shows, books, games, and podcasts);

° Hit the Web with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s WiFi connection or 4G LTE network;

° Control essential iPad functions instantly by opening the Control Center from any screen;

° Wirelessly share files with other iOS 7 users with AirDrop;

° Edit photos with iPhoto, videos with iMovie, and make music with GarageBand

° Use the iPad’s free iWork suite, complete with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps.

The author is J.D. Biersdorfer, who has written such books as iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Manual, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto ’09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column “Q&A” for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.

For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920027485.do .