iPad for Seniors For Dummies

iPad for Seniors For Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Computers)

By (author) Nancy C. Muir

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 25mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 27 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118728262
  • ISBN 13: 9781118728260
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 46,001

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Discover all the incredible things your iPad can do! So you have an iPad and you're excited to use it, but where do you begin? With this fun and friendly guide, of course! Veteran For Dummies author Nancy Muir walks you through using your iPad for e-mail, video, travel, navigation, reading, games, and more with this all-new update to the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies. Written in the fun-but-straightforward For Dummies style, this helpful guide shares easy-to-follow tips and advice on the latest iPad hardware and operating system and introduces you to some of iPad's most popular features like Siri, FaceTime, Safari, Maps, Reminders, and Photos to name a few. Covers the iPad Air, iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2, and earlier iPad models and is fully updated for iOS 7! It explains how to organize your calendar, update your contact list, set Reminders for appointments, create to-do lists, and browse the Internet. It shows you how to download apps, buy and read e-books, play music, watch movies and TV shows, share photos and video, connect on Facebook, and keep in touch with FaceTime video calling. It reassures you on the best ways to get help if you're stumped, set a password, protect the screen, and also shares other safety tips. It features a larger font for text, plenty of images, and more callouts to make the book accessible and easy to read. No matter if you're an iPad newbie or already a tablet technology fan, iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 6th Edition puts the power of iPad in the palm of your hand!

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Nancy C. Muir is a columnist and consultant as well as the author of more than 100 books on business and technology, including all editions of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy runs the TechSmartSenior website and writes for RetireNet.com.

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Learn to: Navigate your iPad, get connected, browse the web, and use e-mailMake FaceTime video calls and stay in touch with Facebook and MessagesPlay games, watch movies, take and share photos, and use SiriIN FULL COLOR!It's portable, it's intuitive, and it's fun. It's the incredible iPad -- and here's the guide to get you started!The iPad is a cool tool for the 50+ crowd. It's small enough to take anywhere and packs a powerful punch. This friendly book walks you through your iPad's features -- from fun stuff like sending e-mail and texts, sharing photos and video, and enjoying games, books, apps, and movies to creating Reminders, managing your calendar, and beyond.Start out right -- explore the multitouch interface and get familiar with the built-in apps and Control CenterThe online world -- shop, plan a vacation, watch the news, or just have some fun surfing the web with SafariGo mad for media -- fill your iPad with your favorite music, books, photos, games, and TV shows and sync it all with iCloudOn track -- remember appointments and important dates with Reminders and manage your schedule with CalendarYour helper -- ask Siri to pick a good restaurant, respond to your e-mail, or notify you when it's time to goOpen the book and find: Useful features for those with vision or hearing challengesEverything about sharing files and photos with AirDropHow to keep your iPad safeHelp making FaceTime video callsHow to share information with Messages and social mediaAdvice on staying organized with Calendar and NotesWays to get from Point A to Point B with MapsSecrets for making friends with Siri

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