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My iPad for Seniors (Covers IOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th Generation, Ipad2, and iPad Mini) (My...)by Gary Rosenzweig
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This iPad introductory guide has been written from the ground up with one fast-growing audience in mind: seniors. Not just an ordinary “beginner’s book,” My iPad for Seniors approaches every topic from a senior's point of view, using meaningful examples and realistic tasks. With large text, close-up screen shots, and a custom full-color interior, this easy tutorial is designed to be read comfortably by everyone. We assume no prior experience with computers, but we don't talk down to you: we know you’re smart and engaged, just new to the latest iPad! Learn how to:
• Use Siri to dictate email, messages, notes and more
• Take video with the iPad's two cameras - front- and rear-facing
• Video chat with your family and friends using FaceTime over Wi-Fi or cellular
• Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices
• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and cellular networks
• Synchronize data between your computer and iPad
• Share photos using Shared Photo Stream
• Edit and share photos and video using iPhoto and iMovie
• Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos
• Quickly and easily keep up with your social networks using integrated Facebook and Twitter features
• Use iCloud tabs in Safari to make browsing easier across devices
• Download apps to make your iPad even more useful
• Use Passbook to keep track of movie and airline tickets and much more
• Create documents and spreadsheets
• Build and display presentations
• Find locations and get directions using the new Maps app
• Find the best games and use Game Center to compete with your family and friends
• Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays
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
My iPad for Seniors offers readers a full-color, fully illustrated, step-by-step resource to using their iPad to do everyday tasks such as web surfing and email. It covers apps to help with managing finances, planning travel, finding a restaurant, communicating with friends and family (using apps like Skype and FaceTime), organizing and editing photos, and much more. Each task has corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step in the text. Notes and sidebars give additional insight into using the iPad without requiring readers to sort through paragraphs of text to find the information they want. Tasks are clearly titled to help readers quickly and easily find things they want to accomplish. Everything—from initial setup and network configuration to using apps such as Mail, Messages, and Maps—is clearly illustrated and easy to follow.
Learn how to use the iPad's two cameras to take pictures and video and share them with friends, and learn how to chat with them live. Chapters 10-16 are dedicated to apps of most interest to seniors, including travel, health, communicating with family, games, and more. These chapters were written by a senior for seniors!
About the Author
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, MacMost.com, 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, MacMost.com 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.
More iPad Tutorials and Book Updates: http://macmost.com/ipadguide/
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video
Chapter 5 Reading Books
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web
Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos
Chapter 10 Exploring the World with Your iPad
Chapter 11 Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad
Chapter 12 Communicating with Loved Ones Using Your iPad
Chapter 13 Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment
Chapter 14 Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps
Chapter 15 Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit
Chapter 16 Solving Problems Using Apps
Bonus Online Chapter: Writing with Pages
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