iPad for Seniors For Dummies

Author(s): Nancy C. Muir


The fun and easy way to make the most of your iPad or iPad 2! Versatile, portable, and lightweight, the iPad is an ideal device for today's seniors. This basic guide sports a senior-friendly larger font size and plenty of illustrations that make learning to use the iPad and iPad 2 easy. 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 iPad and iPad 2 * With its ability to function as an e-reader, a music and movie player, a photo viewer, and a mini-computer, the iPad offers everything seniors need in a lightweight and portable device * This senior-friendly book explains what to look for when shopping for an iPad, how to set one up, and how to use the touchscreen interface * Covers accessing the Internet, using FaceTime for video chat, sending and receiving e-mail, buying and reading e-books, downloading music and movies, purchasing apps, taking and sharing photos, recording HD video, getting directions and using maps, and much more * Provides safety and troubleshooting tips and advice on keeping your iPad happy The iPad combines the best of your favorite gadgets into one amazing device - whatever you want your iPad to do, the fun starts with this book.


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Nancy 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.

Introduction. Part I: Making the iPad Your Pad. Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad. Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen. Chapter 3: Getting Going. Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features. Part II: Taking the Leap Online. Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari. Chapter 6: Working with E-Mail in Mail. Chapter 7: Face to Face with the Grandkids Using FaceTime. Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store. Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps. Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media. Chapter 10: Using Your iPad As an E-Reader. Chapter 11: Playing with Music on iPad. Chapter 12: Playing with Photos. Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features. Chapter 14: Playing Games. Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps. Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad. Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar. Chapter 17: Managing Contacts. Chapter 18: Making Notes. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781118038277
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : June 2011
  • : 233mm X 187mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nancy C. Muir
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 320
  • : illustrations