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iPad For Seniors For Dummies
     

iPad For Seniors For Dummies

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by Nancy C. Muir
 

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Learn to:

  • Navigate your iPad, get connected, browse the web, and use e-mail
  • Make FaceTime video calls and stay in touch with Facebook and Messages
  • Play games, watch movies, take and share photos, and use Siri

IN FULL COLOR!

It's portable, it's intuitive, and it's fun. It's the incredible iPad — and here's the guide

Overview

Learn to:

  • Navigate your iPad, get connected, browse the web, and use e-mail
  • Make FaceTime video calls and stay in touch with Facebook and Messages
  • Play games, watch movies, take and share photos, and use Siri

IN FULL COLOR!

It's portable, it's intuitive, and it's fun. It's the incredible iPad — and here's the guide to get you started!

The iPad is a cool tool for the 50+ crowd. It's small enough to take anywhere and packs a powerful punch. This friendly book walks you through your iPad's features — from fun stuff like sending e-mail and texts, sharing photos and video, and enjoying games, books, apps, and movies to creating Reminders, managing your calendar, and beyond.

  • Start out right — explore the multitouch interface and get familiar with the built-in apps and Control Center
  • The online world — shop, plan a vacation, watch the news, or just have some fun surfing the web with Safari
  • Go mad for media — fill your iPad with your favorite music, books, photos, games, and TV shows and sync it all with iCloud
  • On track — remember appointments and important dates with Reminders and manage your schedule with Calendar
  • Your helper — ask Siri to pick a good restaurant, respond to your e-mail, or notify you when it's time to go

Open the book and find:

  • Useful features for those with vision or hearing challenges
  • Everything about sharing files and photos with AirDrop
  • How to keep your iPad safe
  • Help making FaceTime video calls
  • How to share information with Messages and social media
  • Advice on staying organized with Calendar and Notes
  • Ways to get from Point A to Point B with Maps
  • Secrets for making friends with Siri

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118728260
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Nancy C. Muir is the author of over 100 books on technology and business topics. She has worked as a manager in the software and publishing industries, and consulted with several major publishers on series development. Nancy holds a Certificate in Distance Learning Design from the University of Washington and has run and contributed to several websites.

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iPad for Seniors for Dummies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to understand and follow. Good companion for the new ipad as well as the old. Size of print and graphics a plus for "older eyes". I am confident that I can take full advantage of my ipad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
even moreI found I knew more than I thought. I learned more
FRINGEINDEPENEDENTREVIEW More than 1 year ago
Are you thinking of buying an iPad? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Nancy Muir Nancy C. Muir, has written the eight edition of an outstanding book that is intended for individuals who may be relatively new to using a tablet device and want to discover the basics of buying an iPad, working with its preinstalled apps, and getting on the Internet. Author Muir, begins by showing you the different types of iPad models and their relative advantages; as well as, where to buy this magical device. The author also shows you how to turn on your iPad and register it; and then, take your first look at the Home screen. Then, she continues by discussing that if you want to find free or paid content for your iPad from Apple, from movies to e-books to audiobooks, you may want to open an iTunes acoount. The author then covers the iPad's handy accessibility features. Next, she shows you how to connect your iPad to the Internet, navigate among web pages, and use iCloud tabs to share your browsing among devices. In addition, the author looks at how to use Mail, which involves adding one or more existing email accounts by way of the iPad Settings. She also introduces you to FaceTime Twitter, and the Messages apps, and review their simple controls. Next, the author explains how to find content in the iTunes Store. In addition, she suggests some apps you may want to check out and explain how to use the iPad's App Store to find, purchase, and download apps. Then, the author continues by discussing the options available for reading material and how to buy books and subscribe to publications. She then gets you acquainted with the Music app and its features that allow you to sort and find music and control playback. Next, the author describes how the iPad is a natural for taking and viewing photos. In addition, she describes how to use the Videos app, which allows you to watch downloaded movies or TV shows; as well as, media that you've synced from the iCloud or your Mac or PC. The author also gives you an overview of gameplaying on your iPad, including opening a Game Center account, adding a friend, purchasing and downloading games, and playing basic games solo or against friends. Then, she continues by discussing the world of Maps. The author then shows you how to master the simple procedures for getting around your calendar, creating a family calendar, entering and editing events, setting up alerts, syncing and searching. Next, she shows you how to set up and view tasks in Reminders, and how the Notification Center can centralize all of your alerts. In addition, the author looks at how the various features of Contacts, including how you can save yourself time by syncing many email contacts lists to your iPad instantly. She also introduces you to Siri: Which is one of the coolest features in iPad, a personal-assistant feature that responds to spoken commands. Next, the author shows you how to enter and edit text in Notes; as well as, how to manage notes by navigating among them; searching for content; and sharing, deleting, and printing notes. In addition, she describes which news sites are your favorites from the News app, search for news on a particular topic, and save news stories to read later. Finally, the author provides you with some advice about the care and maintenance of your iPad; as well as, tips about how to solve common problems, update iPad system software, and even reset the iPad if something goes seriously wrong.
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Book is very detailed for first time ipad owner that had any tech background . Very basic and easy to understand .
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A great learning source for seniors entering the iPad world.
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