Tonya Engst says that the goal of the iOS 6 version of Take Control of Your iPad is to assure the new user that they have a delightful experience. By covering the set-up of a wide variety of settings, giving an overview of the iPad interface, and explaining the native Apple apps, she achieves that goal. But that’s only the beginning. Tonya discusses her use of Siri, the one Apple app that is “just dreadful,” and how her book fits in with several others from Take Control so that the novice or advanced iPad user can get up and running fast or dive deep into the functions that are important to them.
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Tonya Engst spends her days immersed in Apple technology, serving as editor-in-chief at TidBITS Publishing, which she co-founded. She works behind the scenes on the TidBITS Web site (Apple news for the rest of us) and on the front lines of theTake Control ebook series (highly practical, tightly focused ebooks about technology, mostly Apple-related), where she thinks about the big picture, edits many ebooks, and occasionally gets to write one. Follow her on Twitter.