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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely and Quickly with the Apple iPad 2

iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely and Quickly with the Apple iPad 2

Paperback Third Age Trust (U3A) Older and Wiser

By (author) Sean McManus

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 207mm x 13mm | 496g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1119975360
  • ISBN 13: 9781119975366
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 346,517

Product description

Easy-to-follow, friendly advice on using the iPad 2 This heavily illustrated, approachable guide for the anyone over 50 provides a solid resource for learning how to use the iPad in everyday situations. Veteran author and technology expert Sean McManus clearly explains how to use the iPad to send e-mails, listen to music, watch movies, and play games. Detailed coverage walks you step by step through setting up and registering your iPad, connecting to the Internet, syncing your iPad to other devices, and much more. The iPad is an ideal companion for making your life easier, and this friendly guide will help you gain a firm understanding of how to get started.* Serves as a friendly tutorial for learning how to use the iPad for everyday functions* Walks you through connecting to the Internet to browse and shop online, setting up your e-mail to keep in touch with family and friends, and watching movies anywhere at anytime* Explains how to sync your iPad to other devices, visit the app store to download apps, play games, organize your photos, and much more This friendly and understandable book gets you up to speed with this highly usable gadget in no time.

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Review quote

'Written by technology journalist and author Sean McManus it will give you the confidence to go out and buy this great 'toy' and get it up and running in no time'. Choice Magazine, November 2011.

Table of contents

Introduction 1 What is the iPad? 1 What computer and software will you need? 3 How this book is structured 5 Part I - Getting Started with Your iPad 7 Chapter 1 - Choosing and buying your iPad 9 How much storage space do you need? 9 Connecting to the Internet: Wi-Fi or 3G? 11 Buying accessories for your iPad 13 Where to buy your iPad 15 Summary 16 Brain training 17 Chapter 2 - Setting up your iPad 19 Downloading and installing iTunes 20 Connecting your iPad to your computer 22 Synchronising your iPad with your computer 25 Charging your iPad 28 Switching on your iPad 30 Changing the iPad orientation 32 Navigating the Home screen 32 Setting up your Internet connection 33 Securing your iPad 39 Making your iPad easier to use 41 Adjusting other iPad settings 42 Troubleshooting and fi xing your iPad 43 Summary 45 Brain training 46 Chapter 3 - Keeping notes on your iPad 47 Understanding the Notes screen 48 Writing your fi rst note 50 Using Auto-text to speed up your writing 55 Editing your text 56 Adding and deleting notes 60 Emailing notes 61 Searching your notes 62 Summary 67 Brain training 68 Part II - Using Your iPad for Communications 69 Chapter 4 - Managing your address book and birthday list 71 Synchronising contacts from your computer 72 Browsing your contacts 73 Adding contacts to your iPad 75 Adding birthdays and anniversaries 78 Searching your contacts 80 Summary 81 Brain training 82 Chapter 5 - Keeping in touch with friends by email 83 Creating an email account 84 Setting up your email account on your iPad 85 Sending an email 91 Reading your emails 95 Managing email folders 97 Searching your emails 99 Downloading new emails 100 Summary 101 Brain training 102 Chapter 6 - Using FaceTime for video calls 103 Logging in to FaceTime 104 Starting a FaceTime call 105 Talking to a friend with FaceTime 107 Receiving a FaceTime call 109 Summary 110 Brain training 111 Chapter 7 - Browsing the web 113 Entering a website address 114 Zooming the page 117 Scrolling the page 118 Using links on websites 120 Entering information into websites 121 Browsing multiple websites at the same time 122 Managing bookmarks, history and web clips 125 Sharing website content 132 Summary 134 Brain training 135 Chapter 8 - Visiting friends using Maps 137 Finding where you are on the map 138 Getting directions to a friend's house 140 Using Maps to update your address book 144 Summary 145 Brain training 146 Part III - Sound and Vision 147 Chapter 9 - Adding music and video to your iPad 149 Browsing the iTunes store 150 Buying music and video from iTunes 153 Using the iTunes store on your computer 155 Backing up your content and synchronising with your computer 156 Adding CDs to your iPad using your computer 158 Summary 161 Brain training 162 Chapter 10 - Playing audio and video on your iPad 163 Playing audio content on your iPad 164 Watching videos on your iPad 174 Summary 181 Brain training 182 Part IV - Having Fun with Your iPad 183 Chapter 11 - Taking and browsing photos on your iPad 185 Taking photos with your iPad 186 Copying photos between your computer and your iPad 190 Copying photos from your camera to your iPad 192 Viewing photos on your iPad 195 Watching a slideshow 198 Viewing videos on your iPad 200 Summary 201 Brain training 202 Chapter 12 - Adding and managing apps and books 203 Downloading apps to your iPad 204 Rearranging your apps and web clips 208 Deleting apps and web clips 211 Changing the apps on your iPad using your computer 211 Multitasking with apps on your iPad 213 Reading books on your iPad with iBooks 214 20 more apps to get you started 216 Summary 219 Brain training 220 Glossary 221 Index 225