AARP iPad: Tech to Connect


The world is at your fingertips with iPad!

AARP iPad: Tech to Connect introduces you to the world's most popular tablet device, the iPad, and all the amazing things it has to offer. In clear, non-technical language, this book guides you through registering and setting up your iPad, getting acquainted with the multitouch interface, navigating around the screen, finding and downloading apps, reading books, listening to music, watching videos, ...

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The world is at your fingertips with iPad!

AARP iPad: Tech to Connect introduces you to the world's most popular tablet device, the iPad, and all the amazing things it has to offer. In clear, non-technical language, this book guides you through registering and setting up your iPad, getting acquainted with the multitouch interface, navigating around the screen, finding and downloading apps, reading books, listening to music, watching videos, surfing the web, and communicating with friends and family.

  • Developed in partnership with AARP and dedicated to helping readers stay connected with friends, family, and community by providing timely and helpful advice and solutions for using tech to connect
  • Covers the need-to-know basics like powering up your iPad, getting it registered, and navigating the multitouch interface
  • Walks you through setting up your e-mail account, typing with the onscreen keyboard, browsing the Internet, shopping at the iTunes store, and finding your way from Point A to Point B with Maps
  • Explores the iPad's multimedia features like taking and sharing photos and videos, reading e-books, downloading and listening to your favorite music, watching and recording movies, playing games, and more
  • Shows you how to expand your iPad's functionality with apps, maintain your contacts and schedule with the calendar and contacts features, and stay on top of the latest news with Notification Center
  • Helps you stay in touch with family and friends through FaceTime video calling, social media, texting with iMessage, and more

No matter how you look at it, the iPad is one incredible device, and this book is your one-of-a kind guide to making the most of it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118387962
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,441,849
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Boyd is the coauthor of iPhone All-in-One For Dummiesand Macs All-in-One For Dummies. She is a freelance writer focusingon technology, food, gardening, and travel and writes an eclectic,albeit sporadic, blog titled Honeybees and Olive Trees.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book  1

Conventions  2

Who This Book Is For 2

How This Book Is Organized  3

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPad 5

Inspecting Your iPad  6

Setting Up a Wi-Fi Internet Connection  9

Setting Up a Cellular Internet Connection 11

Creating an Apple ID 12

Visiting the AARP Website 15

Swiping, Pinching, and Zooming 16

Turning It On and Off 19

Chapter 2: Finding Your Way Around 21

Going Home (Screen) 22

Adjusting the Volume 23

Changing the Brightness and Wallpaper 25

Locking the Screen Orientation 27

Using Spotlight to Search 27

Starting, Switching Between, and Closing Apps 28

Organizing Apps and Folders 29

Opting for Accessibility 31

Reading Notifications, Alerts, and Badges 34

Chapter 3: Using the Keyboard and Communicating via E-mail37

Setting Up Your E-mail Account 38

Typing and Sending an E-mail Message 40

Finding Hidden Keys on the Keyboard 42

Editing Text 44

Receiving and Reading Messages 45

Replying to, Filing, and Deleting Messages 48

Working with Multiple Messages 50

E-mailing from Other Apps 51

Setting Font Size and Adding a Signature 52

Chapter 4: Chatting with FaceTime and Messages 55

Setting Up FaceTime 56

Making a FaceTime Video Call 58

Adding to FaceTime Favorites 61

Answering a FaceTime Call 62

Writing and Sending Messages 63

Adding a Photo to a Message 66

Receiving and Replying to Messages 67

Deleting and Forwarding Messages 69

Chapter 5: Tracking Addresses with Contacts 73

Creating New Contacts 74

Adding Fields 76

Adding a Photo to a Contact 78

Viewing and Sorting Contacts 80

Editing and Deleting Contacts 81

Searching Contacts 82

Interacting with Other Apps 84

Chapter 6: Surfing the Web with Safari 87

Searching the Web 88

Visiting Websites 92

Opening Links 94

Retracing Your Steps with History 98

Marking and Organizing Bookmarks 100

Sharing and Saving Web Pages 103

Chapter 7: Making Travel Plans with Maps 107

Viewing Your Current Location with Maps 108

Searching for an Address or Service 110

Finding an Address in Contacts 112

Saving and Sharing an Address 113

Asking for Directions 115

Watching Traffic 118

Chapter 8: Making Memories with the Camera 121

Taking Photos with Camera 122

Recording Video with Camera 125

Geotagging 127

Stepping Into Photo Booth 128

Viewing Your Photos 131

Creating Albums and Deleting Photos 137

Editing Photos 139

Watching and Editing Videos 141

Sharing, Printing, or Deleting Photos or Videos 143

Using Picture Frame 146

Chapter 9: Remembering with Calendar 149

Seeing Diff erent Calendar Views 150

Adding, Editing, and Deleting Calendars 152

Creating Calendar Events 154

Changing and Deleting Events 157

Searching Calendar 158

Sending Invitations from Calendar 160

Adjusting Calendar Alert Settings 162

Chapter 10: Shopping for Music, Movies, Books, Apps, and More165

Shopping at the iTunes Store 166

Buying Movies and TV Shows from iTunes 172

Shopping at the App Store 176

Updating Apps 180

Deleting Apps 182

Reinstalling Apps You Already Own 183

Chapter 11: Reading Up on Newsstand, iBooks, and iTunes U185

Downloading the App and Subscribing 186

Reading Magazines and Newspapers from Newsstand 189

Stocking Your iBooks Shelves 192

Reading an E-book 195

Organizing Your Books 199

Making the Grade at iTunes U 200

Chapter 12: Playing Music, Videos, and More 205

Choosing What to Listen To 206

Controlling Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts 208

Making Playlists 211

Turning On Closed Captioning 213

Choosing What to Watch 214

Controlling Videos and Movies 216

Tuning In to YouTube 218

Creating a YouTube Account 222

Putting a Video on YouTube 224

Chapter 13: Taking Notes and Making Lists 229

Creating and Viewing Notes 230

Sending, Printing, or Deleting a Note 233

Changing the Notes Font 234

Making and Editing Lists in Reminders 236

Adding or Deleting Lists in Reminders 238

Setting Timed Reminders 239

Choosing the Reminder Alert Style 242

Chapter 14: Heading Off Trouble 245

Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date 246

Troubleshooting a Wi-Fi Connection 247

Troubleshooting a Cellular Connection 248

Troubleshooting Messages and E-Mail 250

Troubleshooting On/Off Functions 251

Troubleshooting Apps 252

Accessing Apple Support 254

Bonus Chapter

Securing Your Data and iPad  

Index 257

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