iPad For Seniors For Dummies

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Break out your reading glasses—iPad instructions for seniors are here!

Tired of taking out the instructions for new tech gadgets, only to have the drab, eight point font prove basically illegible? Don't fret—the solution is finally here! iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition uses a larger font for both the text and its full-color figures and drawings, making this the perfect resource for new iPad owners in their golden years. The updated content walks you through the setup ...

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Break out your reading glasses—iPad instructions for seniors are here!

Tired of taking out the instructions for new tech gadgets, only to have the drab, eight point font prove basically illegible? Don't fret—the solution is finally here! iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition uses a larger font for both the text and its full-color figures and drawings, making this the perfect resource for new iPad owners in their golden years. The updated content walks you through the setup process and introduces you to the iPad's new hardware. Additionally, it runs through all of the features and functions of your iPad, including accessibility features, notes, the calendar, maps, surfing the web, email, buying new apps, downloading iBooks and iTunes, watching videos, and more.

iPads are immensely popular—and for great reason; iPads are wonderful means of communication and entertainment for all ages, including seniors. Learning to use your iPad's features and functions can greatly enrich your iPad experience!

  • Access updated coverage specifically developed for the latest generation of iPad products
  • Review the use of each function and feature, ensuring that you get the most out of your new iPad
  • Explore information about software, hardware, and the latest features of the updated iOS
  • Stay engaged throughout the entire book with a straightforward but fun writing style and plenty of full-color graphics

iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 8th Edition is the perfect guide for the over-50 group who are either using an iPad for the first time or are upgrading to the latest iPad model.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118728260
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Making the iPad Yours 5

Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7

Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen 27

Chapter 3: Getting Going 55

Chapter 4: Making Your iPad More Accessible 69

Part II: Taking the Leap Online 87

Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari 89

Chapter 6: Working with E-mail in Mail 113

Chapter 7: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage 131

Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store 145

Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 159

Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media 171

Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 173

Chapter 11: Playing Music on the iPad 199

Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 213

Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 233

Chapter 14: Playing Games 243

Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 255

Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 273

Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar and Clock 275

Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 295

Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 311

Chapter 19: Talking to Your iPad with Siri 331

Chapter 20: Making Notes 345

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 359

Index 373

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    highly recommended

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    recommend

    even moreI found I knew more than I thought. I learned more

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    highly recommend for first time senior ipad owner

    Book is very detailed for first time ipad owner that had any tech background . Very basic and easy to understand .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Perfect for Seniors

    A great learning source for seniors entering the iPad world.

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