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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your Apple iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini

iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your Apple iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini

Paperback Third Age Trust (U3a)/Older & Wiser

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

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 208mm x 16mm | 600g
  • Publication date: 18 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118833295
  • ISBN 13: 9781118833292
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 90,586

Product description

Apple's iPad puts a limitless world of entertainment, communication, and everyday functionality in the palms of your hands. iPad for the Older and Wiser, 4th Edition quickly teaches you how to make the most of your new gadget with easy-to-follow instructions. Fully updated to include the iPad Air and iOS 7, this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to set up your device 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 computer Keep in touch with email and messages Browse the web and shop online Have video chats with your friends and family Discover a digital library of books and magazines Use Siri to dictate memos, create and send emails, and answer questions Explore new places and get directions with maps Take photos and videos and share them with friends Enhance your iPad or iPad mini with amazing apps

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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 Summary 13 Brain training 14 Chapter 2 -- Getting your iPad up and running 15 Setting up your iPad 15 Turning the iPad on and off 17 Completing your iPad settings 17 Confirming setup over Wi-Fi 18 Creating an Apple ID 21 Enabling useful features 22 Navigating the Home screen 25 Changing the iPad orientation 26 Making your iPad easier to use 27 Adjusting other iPad settings 29 Charging your iPad 31 Summary 33 Brain training 34 Chapter 3 -- Getting connected 35 Setting up your Internet connection 35 Securing your iPad 41 Using the iTunes software on your computer 43 Introducing iCloud 48 Updating your iPad software 52 Apple iOS 7: the latest iPad software 53 Summary 54 Brain training 55 Chapter 4 -- Keeping notes on your iPad 57 Understanding the Notes screen 58 Writing your first note 59 Dictating notes to your iPad 64 Dictating notes with Siri 65 Using Auto-text to speed up your writing 66 Creating your own shortcuts 67 Editing your text 68 Adding and deleting notes 73 Emailing and printing notes 74 Searching your notes 75 Using the Reminders app 78 Summary 80 Brain training 82 Part II -- Using your iPad for communications 83 Chapter 5 -- Managing your address book and birthday list 85 Browsing your contacts 86 Adding contacts to your iPad 88 Adding birthdays and anniversaries 90 Searching your contacts 92 Summary 93 Brain training 94 Chapter 6 -- Keeping in touch by email 95 Creating an email account 96 Using an existing email account on your iPad 98 Sending an email 104 Reading your emails 108 Managing email folders 112 Searching your emails 114 Downloading new emails 115 Summary 116 Brain training 118 Chapter 7 -- Using FaceTime for video calls 119 Logging in to FaceTime 121 Starting a FaceTime call 121 Talking to a friend using FaceTime 123 Receiving a FaceTime call 125 Summary 126 Brain training 128 Chapter 8 -- Sending instant messages using iMessage 129 Sending messages 130 Splitting the keyboard 133 Managing message alerts through the Notification Centre 134 Summary 138 Brain training 139 Chapter 9 -- Browsing the web 141 Entering a website address 142 Using the search box 144 Zooming the page 146 Scrolling the page 147 Using links on websites 149 Entering information on websites 149 Launching multiple websites with tabbed browsing 151 Managing bookmarks, history and web clips 154 Sharing website content 160 Using Reader to make it easier to read pages 163 Using Private Browsing mode 164 Summary 164 Brain training 166 Part III -- Music, videos and photos 167 Chapter 10 -- Adding music and video 169 Browsing the iTunes Store 170 Buying music and video from iTunes 172 Using the iTunes Store on your computer 175 Removing content and downloading it again 176 Adding CDs to your iPad using your computer 178 Using iTunes Match to copy music to your iPad 180 Summary 182 Brain training 184 Chapter 11 -- Playing music and audiobooks 185 Playing audio content on your iPad 186 Playing audiobooks 193 Playing podcasts and lectures 194 Summary 196 Brain training 197 Chapter 12 -- Playing video 199 Watching videos on your iPad 199 Using the Videos app 200 Watching online films from YouTube 202 Using catch-up TV services 206 Summary 208 Brain training 209 Chapter 13 -- Taking and browsing photos and videos 211 Using the cameras on your iPad 212 Viewing photos 217 Editing your photos 223 Viewing and editing videos 226 Summary 227 Brain training 229 Part IV -- Using apps on your iPad 231 Chapter 14 -- Adding and managing apps 233 Using the App Store 233 Rearranging your apps and web clips 238 Deleting apps and web clips 242 Multitasking with apps on your iPad 242 Using multitasking gestures 243 Checking out some more apps 244 Summary 245 Brain training 247 Chapter 15 -- Finding your way with Maps 249 Which iPad Maps app have I got? 251 Finding where you are with Apple Maps 251 Finding places and businesses in Maps 253 Viewing information about a place in Maps 254 Changing to Satellite view and 3D Flyover 255 Getting directions to a friend's house 256 Using Maps to update your address book 260 Summary 261 Brain training 262 Chapter 16 -- Reading books and magazines 263 Installing iBooks on your iPad 264 Downloading books using iBooks 264 Reading books using iBooks 266 Other types of ebooks 269 Using the Amazon Kindle app 270 Using Newsstand to buy magazines 271 Summary 272 Brain training 274 Part V -- Appendix, Glossary and Index 275 Appendix -- Looking after your iPad 277 Looking after my iPad's battery 277 Trouble getting online 278 Issues using mobile Wi-Fi 279 Getting music from my computer on to my iPad 280 Issues connecting to the iTunes Store while downloading 280 I've forgotten my password 281 Securing my iPad 282 Be careful with Bluetooth 282 Stumped by Siri 283 How can I protect my iPad's screen? 284 I'm finding the keyboard hard to type on 284 Stop the annoying email alerts 285 I'm worried about my credit card information 285 Should I worry about viruses on my iPad? 285 Phishing email concerns 286 Can I use my iPad abroad? 286 Can I safely allow others to use my iPad? 286 Can I use my iPad with speakers and headphones? 287 How do I watch movies I've downloaded to my iPad on a bigger screen? 287 My iPad is full 287 My iPad freezes or crashes 288 An app I've bought doesn't work 288 Will iPhone apps work on my iPad? 290 Getting a new iPad 290 Glossary www.pcwisdom.co.uk Index 291