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My iPad for Seniors offers readers a full-color, fully illustrated, four-color step by step resource to using their iPad to do everyday tasks such as web surfing and email, as well as 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 is stepped through with corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referred by. Notes and sidebars give additional insight into using the iPad without requiring the reader to sort through paragraphs of text to find the information they want. Tasks are clearly titled to help the reader quickly and easily find things they want to accomplish on their iPad. Everything from setup and configuration to using apps like Pages 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 or chat with them live.

  • Use Siri to dictate email, messages, notes and more
  • Take video with the front and rear camera
  • Video chat with your 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 friends
  • Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays

Synopsis:

Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, 3rd & 4th Generation iPads, and iPad 2

Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—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 your mobile carrier

• Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation

• Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures

• 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 (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

• 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 nearby

• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging

• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family

• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations

• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

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, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

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.

Website: http://garyrosenzweig.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rosenz

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 two children, Karianne and Katelyn, and a dog Bubba.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3

Generations of iPads     3

   Identifying Your iPad     4

   iOS 8     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     10

   Pull Down and Release to Update     11

   Four-Finger Gestures     12

Learning Your Way Around     12

   The Lock Screen     12

   The Home Screen     13

   An App Screen     14

   Home Screen Searching     14

Virtual Buttons and Switches     16

   Switches     16

   Toolbars     16

   Menus     17

   Tab Bars     17

Entering Text      17

   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     18

   Keyboard Modes     18

   Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard     20

   Using Predictive Text (New!)     21

   Dictating Text     22

   Editing Text     23

   Copy and Paste     24

Printing from Your iPad     25

Talking to Your iPad with Siri     28

Using Notifications Center     31

Using Control Center     34

Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     37

Changing Your Wallpaper     38

Setting Alert Sounds     41

Password Protecting Your iPad     43

Setting Side Switch Functionality     47

Setting Your Date and Time     47

Modifying Keyboard Settings     48

Do Not Disturb Settings     50

Setting Parental Restrictions     52

Making Text Easier to Read     54

Controlling Automatic Downloads     55

Other Useful Settings     56

Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     59

Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     59

Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection     61

Syncing with iCloud     63

Syncing with iTunes     67

   Syncing Options     68

   Syncing Music     70

   Syncing Photos     72

   Syncing Everything Else     73

Sharing with AirDrop     75

Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     79

Playing a Song     80

Building a Playlist     83

Making iTunes Purchases     85

Sharing Purchases with Your Family (New!)     88

Downloading Podcasts     92

Playing Video     94

Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     98

Home Sharing     99

Listening to iTunes Radio     101

Chapter 5  Reading Books     105

Buying a Book from Apple     105

Reading a Book     108

Using Reading Aids     109

Adding Notes and Highlights     111

Adding Bookmarks     113

Organizing Your Books     113

Using iBooks Alternatives     117

Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     121

Adding a Contact     121

Searching for a Contact     124

Creating a Calendar Event     126

   Using Calendar Views     128

   Exploring Day View     128

   Exploring Week View     130

   Exploring Month View     131

Creating Calendars     132

Setting Reminders     134

Setting Clock Alarms     137

Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     141

Browsing to a URL and Searching     141

Viewing Web Pages     145

Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     147

   Using Bookmarks and Favorites     147

   Using History     149

Deleting Your Bookmarks     151

Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     152

   Building a Reading List     153

Filling in Web Forms     155

Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     157

Copying Text from a Web Page     159

Copying Images from Web Pages     160

Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     160

Saving Time with AutoFill     161

   Setting Up AutoFill     162

Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     165

Configuring Your iPad for Email     166

   Set Up Your Email Account     166

Reading Your Email     169

Composing a New Message     172

Creating a Signature     174

Deleting and Moving Messages     176

Searching Email     178

Configuring How You Receive Email     178

More Email Settings     180

Setting Up Messaging     183

Conversing with Messages     184

Setting Up Twitter     187

Following People on Twitter     189

How to Tweet     190

Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     193

Taking Photos     193

Editing and Adjusting Photos     196

Taking Panoramic Photos (New!)     200

Using Photo Booth     202

Photo Sources     204

Browsing Your Photos     205

Viewing Your Photos     209

Sharing Your Photos     210

Viewing Albums     214

Creating Albums     216

Creating a Slideshow     217

Capturing the Screen     219

Chapter 10  The World of Apps     221

Purchasing an App     221

Arranging Apps on Your iPad     226

Creating App Folders     227

Viewing Currently Running Apps     229

Quitting Apps     231

Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     232

   Viewing App Storage Information     232

   Viewing Battery Usage     234

   Viewing Location Usage     235

   Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     237

   Modifying Notifications Settings     238

Chapter 11  Exploring the World with Your iPad     243

Using the AARP App     244

Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App     247

Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World     255

   Using Intervac Home Exchange     256

Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App     259

Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App     262

SeatGuru by TripAdvisor     266

Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator     269

Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor     273

Getting a Ride Using the Uber App     276

Chapter 12  Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad     285

Reading The Daily Meal to Expand Your Culinary Knowledge     286

Finding Recipes     289

Using Escoffier Cook’s Companion     294

Using the Internet to Search for Recipes     299

Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations     301

Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp     305

Chapter 13  Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad     311

Using Email to Stay in Touch     311

Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information     312

   Facebook     312

   Instagram     316

   Vine     320

Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype     324

   FaceTime     325

   Skype for iPad     329

Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps     331

   Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad     332

   Flickr by Yahoo     337

YouTube     342

Chapter 14  Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment     349

Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App     350

Playing Games on the iPad     353

   Playing Solitaire     354

   Words with Friends     357

Finding and Reading Books in iBooks     359

iTunes Movies     359

Accessing Music Through iTunes     362

National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad     362

Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix     364

Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio     368

Finding and Listening to Podcasts     372

   Viewing TED Talks     376

Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets     379

Chapter 15  Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps     387

Getting Local and Global News     387

Getting Financial News     392

Staying Informed     395

Following Your Favorite Team     397

Staying Alert with Weather Radar     400

Using the Weather Channel App for iPad     402

Using the Yahoo! Tech Website     405

Chapter 16  Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit     409

Exercising Your Brain Using Fit Brains Trainer     409

Staying in Shape with FitStar     413

Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker     419

Walking with Map My Walk - GPS Pedometer for Walking or Jogging     423

Staying on Track with the MedCoach Medication Reminder App     426

Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions     432

Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad     435

Chapter 17  Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money     441

Finding Your Roots with Ancestry     442

Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon     448

Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App     453

Bidding on eBay for iPad     457

Paying Less at the Pump with Gas Buddy     462

Avoiding Traffic Jams Using WAZE     466

Index     473

Bonus Online Chapter: “Writing with Pages”

Register your book at quepublishing.com/register for access to the bonus chapter and other online tasks.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789753489
Author:
Rosenzweig, Gary
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Jones, Gary Eugene
Subject:
i pad; ipad 2; ipad apple; apps for the ipad; which is best ipad; ipad price; ipad help; how to use ipad; ipad for seniors: get started quickly with the user friendly ipad; ipad or seniors in easy steps; ipad air
Subject:
i pad; ipad 2; ipad apple; apps for the ipad; which is best ipad; ipad price; ipad help; how to use ipad; ipad for seniors: get started quickly with the user friendly ipad; ipad or seniors in easy steps;¿ipad air; ipad; ipad air2; ipad mini; mini; ipad b
Subject:
i pad; ipad 2; ipad apple; apps for the ipad; which is best ipad; ipad price; ipad help; how to use ipad; ipad for seniors: get started quickly with the user friendly ipad; ipad or seniors in easy steps;¿ipad air; ipad; ipad air2; ipad mini; mini; ipad b
Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Series:
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Publication Date:
20141222
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6.9 x 1 in 894 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, 3rd & 4th Generation iPads, and iPad 2

Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most

Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do

Common-sense help whenever you run into problems

Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—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 your mobile carrier

• Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation

• Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures

• 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 (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

• 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 nearby

• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging

• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family

• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations

• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

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