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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your iPad or iPad Mini

iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your iPad or iPad Mini

Paperback Third Age Trust (U3a)/Older and Wiser

By (author) Sean McManus, By (author) Rosemary Hattersley

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 209mm x 15mm | 598g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118635019
  • ISBN 13: 9781118635018
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
  • Sales rank: 265,708

Product description

Easy-to-follow, up-to-date advice on the new iPad and iPad Mini The over-50 crowd is keeping up with technology like never before and they're eager to learn what the new iPad has to offer them. If you fall into that category, then this book is for you! Featuring an accessible, full-color interior, this new edition gets you up and running on the latest software release and features of the iPad and iPad Mini, in addition to iOS 6. It also includes general information you won't want to miss no matter which iPad you have, such as how to set up and register your iPad, sync it with other devices, download apps from the App Store, play games or watch films, and much more. Gets you up to speed on the latest and greatest features you can enjoy with your new iPad, such as Facebook integration, updated Siri, shared photo streams, and more Walks you through the steps so you can start using your iPad for things you do every day, such as surfing the web, ordering groceries, organizing photos, and staying in touch with family and friends via email Reviews what you need to know to connect to the Internet, sync with other devices, play games or watch films, and more Packed with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and advice reinforced with lots of helpful illustrations, this approachable guide shows you how to make the iPad part of your everyday life.

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'Overall this book is excellent. A must have that many users should buy in addition to the tablet itself...It will answer most queries and, more importantly, release a far greater range of potential use for the tablet.' (PC Advisor, March 2013)

Back cover copy

Apple's iPad puts the limitless world of entertainment, communication, and everyday functionality in the palms of your hands. iPad for the Older and Wiser, 3rd Edition quickly teaches you how to make the most of your new gadget with easy-to-follow instructions.Whichever model you have, this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to set it up and discover what it can do - all in jargon-free language.Learn how to: Set up your iPad and copy music and photos from your computerKeep in touch with email and messagesBrowse the web and shop onlineHave video chats with your nearest and dearestTake pictures and share them with your friendsDiscover a digital library of books and magazinesAttend video lectures and take free coursesExplore new places and plan excursions with mapsShoot your own video and make photo sideshowsEnhance your iPad or iPad mini with amazing apps

Table of contents

Introduction 1 What is the iPad? 1 How this book is structured 4 PART I -- Getting started with your iPad 5 Chapter 1 -- Choosing an iPad 7 How much storage space do you need? 8 Which generation of iPad to choose 9 Connecting to the Internet: Wi-Fi or 4G/3G? 10 Chapter 2 -- Getting your iPad up and running 15 Setting up your iPad 16 Turning the iPad on and off 17 Confi rming setup over Wi-Fi 20 Creating an Apple ID 22 Enabling useful features 23 Navigating the Home screen 24 Changing the iPad orientation 26 Making your iPad easier to use 26 Adjusting other iPad settings 28 Charging your iPad 29 Chapter 3 -- Getting connected 33 Setting up your Internet connection 33 Securing your iPad 39 Using the iTunes software on your computer 41 Introducing iCloud 47 Updating your iPad software 50 Apple iOS6: the latest iPad software 51 Chapter 4 -- Keeping notes on your iPad 55 Understanding the Notes screen 56 Writing your fi rst note 58 Dictating notes to your iPad 63 Dictating notes with Siri 64 Using Auto-text to speed up your writing 64 Creating your own shortcuts 66 Editing your text 67 Adding and deleting notes 72 Emailing and printing notes 72 Searching your notes 73 Using the Reminders app 76 PART II -- Using your iPad for communications 81 Chapter 5 -- Managing your address book and birthday list 83 Browsing your contacts 84 Adding contacts to your iPad 86 Adding birthdays and anniversaries 88 Searching your contacts 90 Chapter 6 -- Keeping in touch by email 93 Creating an email account 94 Using an existing email account on your iPad 96 Sending an email 101 Reading your emails 105 Managing email folders 109 Searching your emails 110 Downloading new emails 111 Chapter 7 -- Using FaceTime for video calls 115 Logging in to FaceTime 116 Starting a FaceTime call 117 Talking to a friend using FaceTime 119 Receiving a FaceTime call 122 Chapter 8 -- Sending instant messages using iMessage 125 Sending messages 126 Splitting the keyboard 129 Managing message alerts through the Notifi cation Centre 129 Chapter 9 -- Browsing the web 135 Entering a website address 136 Using the search box 139 Zooming the page 140 Scrolling the page 142 Using links on websites 143 Entering information on websites 144 Launching multiple websites with tabbed browsing 145 Managing bookmarks, history and web clips 148 Sharing website content 153 Using Reader to make it easier to read pages 157 Using Private Browsing mode 157 PART III -- Music, Videos and Photos 161 Chapter 10 -- Adding music and video 163 Browsing the iTunes Store 164 Buying music and video from iTunes 167 Using the iTunes Store on your computer 169 Removing content and downloading it again 170 Adding CDs to your iPad using your computer 172 Using iTunes Match to copy music to your iPad 174 Chapter 11 -- Playing music and audiobooks 179 Playing audio content on your iPad 180 Playing audiobooks, podcasts and lectures 188 Chapter 12 -- Playing video 193 Watching videos on your iPad 193 Using the Videos app 194 Watching online fi lms from YouTube 196 Using catch-up TV services 200 Chapter 13 -- Taking and browsing photos and videos 203 Using the cameras on your iPad 204 Viewing photos 209 Editing your photos 216 Viewing and editing videos 218 PART IV -- Using apps on your iPad 221 Chapter 14 -- Adding and managing apps 223 Downloading apps to your iPad 224 Rearranging your apps and web clips 228 Deleting apps and web clips 231 Multitasking with apps on your iPad 232 Using multitasking gestures 233 Checking out some more apps 233 Chapter 15 -- Finding your way with Maps 237 Which iPad Maps app have I got? 238 Finding where you are with Google Maps 238 Finding where you are with Apple Maps 242 Getting directions to a friend's house 243 Using Maps to update your address book 248 Chapter 16 -- Reading books and magazines 251 Installing iBooks on your iPad 252 Downloading books using iBooks 252 Reading books using iBooks 254 Other types of ebooks 256 Using the Amazon Kindle app 258 Using Newsstand to buy magazines 259 PART V -- Appendices and Index 263 A -- Looking after your iPad 265 B -- Glossary 277 Index 285