This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I know how to stop your view from rotating. First, in your info plist file, you'll have a "Supported interface orientations (iPad)" property. Set it to the orientation you want. Secondly, in your iPad controller, override the "shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation" method, and make it return NO