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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Apple iPad2 and the New iPad (The Third Age Trust/Older & Wiser) [Paperback]

Sean McManus
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15 Jun 2012 The Third Age Trust/Older & Wiser
Easy–to–follow, friendly advice on using your iPad and iOS 5 Following on the heels of the popular first edition of this book, this new edition gets you up and running on new iPad features such as iCloud, tabbed browsing, the new Messages app, and new photo editing capabilities. But it also includes general information you won′t want to miss no matter which iPad you have, such as how to set up and register your iPad, sync it with other devices, download apps from the App Store, play games or watch films, and much more. Packed with clear, easy–to–follow instruction and advice reinforced with lots of helpful illustrations, this approachable guide shows you how to make the iPad part of your everyday life. Gets you up to speed on the latest and greatest features you can enjoy with your new iPad, such as a new Messages app, untethered setup, the Music app redesign, and multitasking Walks you through the steps so you can start using your iPad for things you do every day, such as surfing the web, ordering groceries, organizing photos, and staying in touch with family and friends via email Reviews what you need to know to connect to the Internet, sync with other devices, play games or watch films, and more This friendly and understandable book gets you up to speed with this highly usable gadget in no time.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (15 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118401875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118401873
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 1.4 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Sean McManus writes inspiring books about business and technology.

He is the author/co-author of Scratch Programming in Easy Steps, Raspberry Pi For Dummies, iPad for the Older and Wiser, Web Design in Easy Steps, Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser, The Customer Service Pocketbook, Social Networking for the Older and Wiser, and Small Business Websites That Work.

He has written for magazines including Making Music, Melody Maker, Internet Magazine, Personal Computer World, Internet Works, Marketing Week, Start & Run Your Business, and Business 2.0. His first published pieces were program listings and programming tutorials in Amstrad Action and Amstrad Computer User.

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85 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit older and wiser.... 18 July 2012
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Recently retired I was fed up with waiting my turn to use the home computer and bought the iPad 3 mainly for email etc. purposes. But I was surprised and quite overwhelmed with the applications the device can be used for so purchased this book, the title caught my eye.... I have been really pleased with it.
It is written in a clear and concise manner without the technical jargon and has answered all of my "beginners" queries. I have impressed the "younger and not-as-wise as they thought" members of my family with my mastering of this device, mainly due to this excellent step-by-step manual. The summaries and quizzes are particularly useful in helping me remember.
I am still learning and keep this book by my side at all times!
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iPad book review 30 July 2012
By Stueeh Warburton VINE VOICE
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What better way of reviewing the excellent "iPAd for the Older and Wiser" than using my new iPAd 2! I decided not to spend the extra money on the new iPad 3, based on trying my kids' 2 models. I logged in OK and then used the book to see if it was user-friendly. It 's aimed at the U3A group but I think it is excellent for anyone with any of the 3 generations of iPads who want to get up and running. It ticks my basic boxes - regardless of which book I read. Namely in that it is well laid out, the font is clear and there are a lot of helpful screen shot photos. Also it has boxes with tips and warnings as you go through. I have used MS VIsta and other software for years - but decided to give the book a go to help me get up to speed
I had the iBook version but wanted a hard copy book and this worked perfectly.
With it I set up a password, learnt how to conserve battery life, add my own wallpaper screen saver, how to link to iCloud, to use spell checker - which I am using for this review. To ensure I cycle my battery once a month, how to use the notes screen and make good use of all keyboard options, begin my contacts list, with birthdays etc. how to use emails better than I was doing. I looked at video calling - but will try it out later on -FaceTime .How to do instant messaging and to both web browse and bookmark favourites -it is fast! It has a good section on iTunes which I have used already on my laptop - but how to link the iPad to it. Also using utube and taking photos - which I have done. The maps app is superb I had pins dropping all over the place - such fun! I downloaded a few iBook options - many are free. I also paid for the numbers app to help me use it instead of excel.
So overall? An excellent book which has given me confidence to explore more! So whether you are 20 or 60 this book is well worth a look
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Set Out , Easy To Follow 13 Aug 2012
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A good sized book that has an easy to follow index, good illustrations , brain training sections at the end of a chapter to see if you have taken in what you have read which is a good idea.
The icons throughout the book are a lightbulb which is a tip and suggestion to make life easier, a pencil to take notes to avoid confusion, yellow triangle which is a warning to read carefully as things could go wrong, a pointing hand to give it a try , trivia to add a bit of fun, all together this is a very good book and even though I have had my i pad 3 for three and a half months I still had things to learn from this book .
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for all Ages! 1 Aug 2012
By Duncurin VINE VOICE
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Excellent book, which I believe is really meant for 'old people' and by those, of course, we mean anyone older than ourselves: but, in truth, it's an excellent read for us all, and though I didn't need it to tell me the definition of 'Apps' or of 'Data' it's still an interesting fact-filled, well-presented read, which taught me many things I didn't know.

I must confess that, though we have a wonderful 'sexy' Apple store not 10 minutes from my home, I have never really used one of these wonderful devices. Not because they are not highly desirable, but simply because; a) if I had this amount of money to spend on new computing kit, I'd buy a laptop and ; b) in the light of school fees, I never have this amount of money to spend!

However, it struck me that most people who are fortunate to have such a device either waft them around as a glorified camera, or give it to their kids to play 'Angry Birds' and I wonder how many utilise the full potential of these amazing tablet devices.

So, in summary: if you aspire to one of these devices, are thinking of getting one or have one already and can only play the odd game and take pictures of your Golden Retriever - then, quite simply, regardless of your age; this is the book for you. Many thanks.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and accessible 9 Aug 2012
By Z. Herbert VINE VOICE
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I was in two minds when I bought my iPad as to whether or not I was letting optimism overshadow experience but thanks to this book I am up and running. The content progresses logically, the style is very easy to read and I have found it so helpful.

I like the larger font (pass my specs, will you, please?) and the down-to-earth, reassuring way it leads me through what could be an unamusing maze. I like the simple Tips scattered like sweeties throughout the book. I like being able to use my new toy without be afraid of falling flat on my face. Suddenly I feel I understand what I am doing and why I am doing it. The book gives me enough background explanation without blinding me with a shower of over-complexities. I can do it! I can do it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful acquisition
Purchased this book as an aged introduction to the "modern" world technology and at first found I could not get much help from it, however, as time as passed am now finding... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Day
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm not dim, but busy . . . And this points me to what I need to know...
As a three job worker, I don't have too much time to sit down and explore what the iPad can do for me . . . So, this text helps to set out how to get what I want. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Van Coulter
2.0 out of 5 stars Grandma says it is difficult to use
Bought this to go with an ipad for my mother in law who is in her 70s. It seemed written well to me but she finds it difficult. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pixy's Mom
4.0 out of 5 stars iPad for Older and Wiser
I'm older but not much wiser generally, but this book really does help explain the iPad and how to get best use from it.
Published 9 months ago by Nancy I Bowen
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple for the simple 70 year olds.
Even if you think you know a bit about the subject, it pays to be guided by the author and not rush in blindly. He knows his subject - much better than I thought that I did. Read more
Published 13 months ago by jim-mac
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I am a techie person and I stayed away from the original iPad because:
A - I didn't think much of the technical specification, and
B - I didn't know what I could use it... Read more
Published 14 months ago by K. Jamison
5.0 out of 5 stars ipad for the older and wiser
Great book, most informative and very useful combines with the other iPad manual I bought. Would certainly recommend it for the over 50's!
Published 14 months ago by Opal11uk
5.0 out of 5 stars iPad book
Thankyou so much for your item, it has really come in useful to understand it more easely. Many, Many Thanks
Published 14 months ago by Francis
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful buy
Excellent helpful book. Easy to follow. My friend borrowed it and was so impressed she has ordered her own copy.
Published 15 months ago by Champanges
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor instructions for beginners
I could not get the K2 to work. The instructions in the booklet were incomplete . Very annoying . Karcher need to get their act together
Published 16 months ago by Wrinkly golfer
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