IPad 2 for Seniors for Dummies

IPad 2 for Seniors for Dummies

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By (author) Nancy C. Muir

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 23mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118176782
  • ISBN 13: 9781118176788
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 49,342

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Oh, all the amazing things your iPad and iPad 2 can do!Lightweight, powerful, and perfect for reading and staying in touch, iPads are fun and practical for today's seniors, as long as you know how to use all the bells and whistles. That's where this helpful guide comes in. Written in the friendly For Dummies style and sporting senior-friendly larger type and full-color illustrations, this book can help you get the most out of your iPad or iPad 2, even if you don't ordinarily use a computer.This new edition includes pages of updated content, including the latest features in iOS 5 and iCloud. You'll first learn to set up your iPad, get familiar with the touchscreen interface, and explore accessibility features. Then you'll learn to browse the Internet with mobile Safari, use maps, set up and manage your e-mail, buy and read e-books, download and play music and movies, work with photos, make FaceTime video calls, and discover how to extend the iPad's capability even more with apps. * Covers the iPad and iPad 2 * Includes senior-friendly larger fonts and full-color illustrations * Explains how to use the iPad in the clear, friendly, easy-to-follow language that has defined the Dummies series for two decades * Covers using maps and the calendar, video chatting with FaceTime, browsing the web, using your iPad for e-mail and Facebook, buying apps and games, reading iBooks, playing music, watching videos, viewing photos, user security and safety, and more * New edition is updated with new content on iOS 5 and iCloud features, including iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, Reader and Reading List tools, and moreThe iPad combines the best of your favorite gadgets into one amazing device--whatever you want your iPad to do, the fun starts with iPad 2 For Seniors For Dummies.

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Nancy C. Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies. She writes a technology column for Retirenet.com and also assists seniors with technology at TechSmartSenior.com.

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Grab your iPad and enjoy music, videos, iBooks, and everything the web has to offerThe iPad is cool, with its simple, intuitive interface for such activities as checking e-mail, playing music, and browsing the web. Don't stumble around trying to figure out all its features -- use the simple step-by-step approach of this book! You can get up to speed with the iPad right away, watch your technophobia disappear, and start having fun.Get acquainted -- explore the newest features of iPad 2 and iOS 5 and learn to navigate the Home screenJump online -- connect to the Internet and use the Safari(R) browser, make e-mail easy with the Mail app, and shop for apps and mediaFace to face -- explore the exciting FaceTime feature to make video calls and the iMessage feature for instant messagingHave some fun -- discover the Newsstand app for subscribing to magazines and the built-in Music, Videos, and YouTube appsGet organized -- use the new Reminders and Notification Center to keep you on trackOpen the book and find: How to choose the right iPad for youHelpful features if you have hearing or vision challengesWhat you can do with iCloudTips on finding things with MapsHow to use the iBooks e-reader appiPad troubleshooting tipsHow your iPad can find itselfWays to keep track of appointments and tasksLearn to: Exchange e-mails, share photos, and make video calls with FaceTimeBrowse the web, listen to music, play games, and watch moviesRead iBooks and magazines, set reminders, and get cool apps onlineIN FULL COLOR!

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Making the iPad Your Pad 5 Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7 Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen 25 Chapter 3: Getting Going 51 Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features 69 Part II: Taking the Leap Online 87 Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari 89 Chapter 6: Working with E-Mail in Mail 111 Chapter 7: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage 127 Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store 141 Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 157 Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media 169 Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 171 Chapter 11: Playing with Music on iPad 197 Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 213 Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 233 Chapter 14: Playing Games 249 Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 263 Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 283 Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar 285 Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 303 Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 317 Chapter 19: Making Notes 339 Chapter 20: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 353 Index 367