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Oh, all the amazing things your iPad and iPad 2 can do!
Lightweight, powerful, and perfect for reading and staying in touch, iPads are fun and practical for today's seniors, as long as you know how to use all the bells and whistles. That's where this helpful guide comes in. Written in the friendly For Dummies style and sporting senior-friendly larger type and full-color illustrations, this book can help you get the most out of your iPad or iPad 2, even if you don't ordinarily use a computer.
This new edition includes pages of updated content, including the latest features in iOS 5 and iCloud. You'll first learn to set up your iPad, get familiar with the touchscreen interface, and explore accessibility features. Then you'll learn to browse the Internet with mobile Safari, use maps, set up and manage your e-mail, buy and read e-books, download and play music and movies, work with photos, make FaceTime video calls, and discover how to extend the iPad's capability even more with apps.
- Covers the iPad and iPad 2
- Includes senior-friendly larger fonts and full-color illustrations
- Explains how to use the iPad in the clear, friendly, easy-to-follow language that has defined the Dummies series for two decades
- Covers using maps and the calendar, video chatting with FaceTime, browsing the web, using your iPad for e-mail and Facebook, buying apps and games, reading iBooks, playing music, watching videos, viewing photos, user security and safety, and more
- New edition is updated with new content on iOS 5 and iCloud features, including iMessage, Newsstand, Reminders, Reader and Reading List tools, and more
The iPad combines the best of your favorite gadgets into one amazing device—whatever you want your iPad to do, the fun starts with iPad 2 For Seniors For Dummies.
- What the book covers: buying and getting started with your iPad, iPad accessibility features, taking notes, using maps and organizing your calendar, finding and browsing sites of interest to seniors on the Web with mobile Safari, using the iPad for e-mail and Facebook, buying apps and iTunes, working with pictures, buying and reading iBooks, buying and playing music, buying and watching videos and searching YouTube for videos of interest to seniors, getting help, printing, safety and maintenance (such as protecting the screen, setting a password, and so on).
- Updated Coverage. This new edition will have approximately 25-35% new content. This includes coverage of Apple’s new iPad hardware and iOS software.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than seventeen years.
Grab your iPad and enjoy music, videos, iBooks, and everything the web has to offer
The iPad is cool, with its simple, intuitive interface for such activities as checking e-mail, playing music, and browsing the web. Don't stumble around trying to figure out all its features — use the simple step-by-step approach of this book! You can get up to speed with the iPad right away, watch your technophobia disappear, and start having fun.
Get acquainted — explore the newest features of iPad 2 and iOS 5 and learn to navigate the Home screen
Jump online — connect to the Internet and use the Safari® browser, make e-mail easy with the Mail app, and shop for apps and media
Face to face — explore the exciting FaceTime feature to make video calls and the iMessage feature for instant messaging
Have some fun — discover the Newsstand app for subscribing to magazines and the built-in Music, Videos, and YouTube apps
Get organized — use the new Reminders and Notification Center to keep you on track
Open the book and find:
How to choose the right iPad for you
Helpful features if you have hearing or vision challenges
What you can do with iCloud
Tips on finding things with Maps
How to use the iBooks e-reader app
iPad troubleshooting tips
How your iPad can find itself
Ways to keep track of appointments and tasks
Exchange e-mails, share photos, and make video calls with FaceTime
Browse the web, listen to music, play games, and watch movies
Read iBooks and magazines, set reminders, and get cool apps online
IN FULL COLOR!
About the Author
Nancy C. Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies. She writes a technology column for Retirenet.com and also assists seniors with technology at TechSmartSenior.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Making the iPad Your Pad 5
Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad 7
Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen 25
Chapter 3: Getting Going 51
Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features 69
Part II: Taking the Leap Online 87
Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari 89
Chapter 6: Working with E-Mail in Mail 111
Chapter 7: Getting Social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage 127
Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store 141
Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps 157
Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media 169
Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 171
Chapter 11: Playing with Music on iPad 197
Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 213
Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 233
Chapter 14: Playing Games 249
Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 263
Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 283
Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar 285
Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 303
Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 317
Chapter 19: Making Notes 339
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 353