My iPad for Seniors (covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th generation, iPad2, and iPad mini)

My iPad for Seniors (covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th generation, iPad2, and iPad mini) : Covers Ios 7 for Ipad Air, 3rd / 4th Generation, Ipad 2, and Ipad Mini

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Covers iOS 7 for iPad Air, 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
Large, full-color, close-up photos when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems.
Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to:
* Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
* Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
* Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
* Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
* Surf the Web, and send and receive email
* Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
* Secure your iPad
* Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
* Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
* Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices in your vicinity
* Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
* Use iTunes to manage and sync iPad content with your computer
* Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family, or to conduct video conferences
* Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create document, spreadsheets, and presentations
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 170.18 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 861.82g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0789751828
  • 9780789751829
  • 384,458

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Generations of iPads 3
Identifying Your iPad 3
iOS 7 5
The iPad Buttons and Switches 5
The Home Button 6
The Wake/Sleep Button 7
The Volume Control 8
The Side Switch 9
Orientation and Movement 9
Screen Gestures 10
Tapping and Touching 10
Pinching 10
Dragging and Flicking 11
Pull Down and Release to Update 11
Four-Finger Gestures 12
iPad Screens 12
The Lock Screen 12
The Home Screen 13
An App Screen 14
Home Screen Searching 15
The Settings Screen 16
Interacting with Your iPad 17
Common Interface Elements 17
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 19
Dictating Text 21
Editing Text 22
Copy and Paste 24
Using Siri 24
Using Notifications Center 27
Using Control Center 29
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 33
Changing Your Wallpaper 33
Getting Details About Your iPad 36
Setting Alert Sounds 38
Password Protecting Your iPad 40
Setting Parental Restrictions 42
Setting Side Switch Functionality 46
Setting Your Date and Time 47
Modifying Keyboard Settings 48
Do Not Disturb Settings 51
Privacy Settings 52
Notification Center Settings 53
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 59
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 59
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection 61
Syncing with iCloud 64
Syncing with iTunes 68
Syncing Options 69
Syncing Music 71
Syncing Photos 73
Syncing Apps 75
Syncing Documents 77
Keeping Your iPad Up-to-Date 78
Sharing with AirDrop 80
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 83
Playing a Song 84
Building a Playlist 87
Making iTunes Purchases 89
Downloading Podcasts 93
Playing Video 95
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 97
Home Sharing 98
Listening to iTunes Radio 99
Chapter 5 Reading Books 105
Buying a Book from Apple 106
Reading a Book 108
Using Reading Aids 110
Adding Notes and Highlights 111
Adding Bookmarks 113
Organizing Your Books 114
Using iBooks Alternatives 116
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 119
Adding a Contact 119
Searching for a Contact 122
Working with Contacts 124
Creating a Calendar Event 125
Using Calendar Views 127
Exploring Day View 128
Exploring Week View 129
Exploring Month View 131
Creating Calendars 132
Creating Notes 134
Setting Reminders 136
Setting Clock Alarms 139
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 143
Browsing to a URL and Searching 143
Viewing Web Pages 147
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List 150
Using Bookmarks and Favorites 150
Using History 153
Deleting Your Bookmarks 154
Delete a Single Bookmark 154
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 155
Building a Reading List 157
Filling in Web Forms 159
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs 161
Copying Text from a Web Page 162
Copying Images from Web Pages 163
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader 164
Saving Time with AutoFill 165
Setting Up AutoFill 165
Using AutoFill 168
Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 171
Configuring Your iPad for Email 172
Reading Your Email 175
Composing a New Message 177
Creating a Signature 179
Deleting and Moving Messages 180
Searching Email 182
Configuring How Email Is Received 183
More Email Settings 185
Setting Up Messaging 187
Conversing with Messages 188
Setting Up Twitter 190
Following People on Twitter 192
How to Tweet 193
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 195
Taking and Editing Photos 196
Using Photo Booth 200
Browsing Your Photos 202
Sharing Photos 205
Using Photo Stream 208
Setting Up Photo Stream 209
Sharing Photos with Photo Stream 210
Viewing Photo Collections 213
Viewing Albums 217
Creating Albums 218
Creating a Slideshow 220
Capturing the Screen 221
Deleting Photos 222
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto 224
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto 226
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto 228
Ordering Prints with iPhoto 229
Making Photo Books with iPhoto 231
Chapter 10 Exploring the World with Your iPad 237
Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App 238
Using the AARP App 241
Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App 244
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor 248
Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator 251
Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor 255
Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World 258
Using Intervac Home Exchange 259
Using Senior Home Exchange Website 262
Understanding Foreign Currency Exchange Using XE Currency Converter 266
Chapter 11 Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad 271
Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp 272
Finding Recipes Using Epicurious 275
Allrecipes Video Cookbook 279
Reading The Daily Meal to Expand Your Culinary Knowledge 282
Watching the Pros from The Food Network 286
Using Escoffier Cook's Companion 288
Chapter 12 Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad 293
Using Email to Stay in Touch 293
Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype 294
FaceTime 295
Skype for iPad 299
Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information 301
Facebook 301
Instagram 305
Vine 309
Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps 313
Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad 314
Flickr by Yahoo 318
YouTube 323
Chapter 13 Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment 329
Accessing Music Through iTunes 330
Tuning in to Music Through TuneIn Radio 330
Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio 333
National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad 337
Finding and Listening to Podcasts 339
TED Talks 342
Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App 345
iTunes Movies 350
Using the New York Museum Guide 352
Finding and Reading Books in iBooks 355
Playing Games on the iPad 356
Playing Solitaire 356
Blackjack 359
Words with Friends 362
Chapter 14 Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps 365
Getting Local and Global News Using
City Papers 365
Finding New and Entertainment Information Using The Huffington Post ....370
Staying Informed Using CNN for iPad 373
Customizing Your News Sources Using Flipboard 375
Following Your Favorite Team Using the ESPN App 379
Getting Financial News Using CNBC Real-Time for iPad 381
Using the Weather Channel for iPad 384
Chapter 15 Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit 389
Finding Health-Related Information Using the AARP App 389
Staying on Track with the MedCoach Medication Reminder App 393
Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions 398
Exercising Your Brain Using Fit Brains Trainer 401
Using the Fooducate - Diet Tracker & Healthy Food Nutrition Scanner 405
Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad 410
Walking with Map My Walk - GPS Pedometer for Walking or Jogging 414
Chapter 16 Using Apps to Enhance Your Life 421
Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon Mobile 422
Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App 427
Bidding on eBay for iPad 431
The Coupons App 436
YP Local Search and Gas Prices for iPad 441
Index 445

Bonus Online Chapter: Writing with Pages
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About Gary Eugene Jones

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts. CleverMedia's largest site,, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Guide to Switching to the Mac, Special Edition Using Director MX, and My Pages (for Mac).

Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Gary Jones is a retired school administrator. In retirement he has become an avid traveler, foodie, rare book seller, and an individual who uses his iPad in most of his ventures. He runs Juniper Point Books, an online rare and used book business, travels the world attempting to live, shop, and eat like a local, occasionally provides educational consulting services, and works hard at retirement. Gary has degrees in English, philosophy, and a master's degree in school administration.

He lives in Round Lake, NY with his wife Susan, has 2 children, Karianne and Katelyn, and a dog Bubba.
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