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From photos and videos to apps, e-books, and more — you've got the magic touch with iPad!
So you're ready to take on technology and start enjoying all that the incredible iPad has to offer. For Dummies is here to lead the way. Whether it's walking you through setup, checking your e-mail, surfing the web, sharing your favorite photos, or having some fun with apps, this book will get you up to speed in no time.
Befriend your iPad — learn to navigate the multitouch screen and get familiar with all the built-in apps
Keep in touch — e-mail, send instant messages, and use FaceTime to video chat with your friends and family
Say it with pictures — discover how to use the iSight camera and HD video camera to capture your memories and share them online
Make time to play — read newspapers and books, watch movies and TV shows on the go, and challenge yourself with a new game
Stay on track — add appointments to your calendar, set reminders for important events, and even keep your grocery list handy
Open the book and find:
How to choose the right iPad for you
Tips for making your screen easier to read
Steps for getting connected and browsing the web
How to get from here to there with Maps
Help downloading e-books, music, apps, and more
Ways to write e-mail, create texts, and add notes using only your voice
What iCloud is and how it can help you
Browse the web, exchange e-mails, and make FaceTime video calls
Take fantastic photos and HD videos and share them with family and friends
Fill your iPad with e-books, music, games, apps, movies, and more
- 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.
Discover all the incredible things your new iPad can do!
The iPad has made a lot of things easier for today's seniors, and the iPad promises even more. Get the most out of your new iPad with the latest edition of this fun and practical full-color guide. Written in the friendly For Dummies style by veteran and bestselling For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir, this book sports senior-friendly larger type and lots of illustrations, so you can access information as easily as you can on your iPad!
Covering the basics and beyond, and thoroughly updated for Apple’s new iPad, this book includes pages of fresh content, including the latest on using the voice dictation feature, making FaceTime video calls, taking and editing photos and HD videos, and more.
• Covers the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and the original iPad
• Explains how to use the iPad in the clear, friendly, easy-to-follow language that has defined the Dummies series for two decades
• Uses senior-friendly larger fonts and full-color illustrations, making the information accessible and easy to follow
• Helps keep you and your stuff organized with Reminders and folders, enhance your reading experience with the stunning retina display and other accessibility features, and stay on top of the latest news with Notification Center
• 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, shooting photos, staying safe online, and more
However you want to use your iPad , the fun starts here, with iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition.
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 53
Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features 71
Part II: Taking the Leap Online 91
Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari 93
Chapter 6: Working with E-mail in Mail 113
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 171
Chapter 10: Using Your iPad as an E-Reader 173
Chapter 11: Playing with Music on iPad 201
Chapter 12: Playing with Photos 213
Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features 233
Chapter 14: Playing Games 247
Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps 261
Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad 281
Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar 283
Chapter 17: Working with Reminders and Notifications 299
Chapter 18: Managing Contacts 313
Chapter 19: Making Notes 335
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad 347