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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your iPad or iPad mini (The Third Age Trust (U3A)/Older & Wiser) [Kindle Edition]

Sean McManus , Rosemary Hattersley
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Easy-to-follow, up-to-date advice on the new iPad and iPad Mini

The over-50 crowd is keeping up with technology like never before and they're eager to learn what the new iPad has to offer them. If you fall into that category, then this book is for you! Featuring an accessible, full-color interior, this new edition gets you up and running on the latest software release and features of the iPad and iPad Mini, in addition to iOS 6. 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.

  • Gets you up to speed on the latest and greatest features you can enjoy with your new iPad, such as Facebook integration, updated Siri, shared photo streams, and more
  • 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

Packed with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and advice reinforced with lots of helpful illustrations, this approachable guide shows you how to make the iPad part of your everyday life.

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′Overall this book is excellent. A must have that many users should buy in addition to the tablet itself…It will answer most queries and, more importantly, release a far greater range of potential use for the tablet.′ (PC Advisor, March 2013)

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Apple’s iPad puts the limitless world of entertainment, communication, and everyday functionality in the palms of your hands. iPad for the Older and Wiser, 3 rd Edition quickly teaches you how to make the most of your new gadget with easy–to–follow instructions. Whichever model you have, this step–by–step guide shows you exactly how to set it up and discover what it can do – all in jargon–free language. Learn how to: Set up your iPad and copy music and photos from your computer Keep in touch with email and messages Browse the web and shop online Have video chats with your nearest and dearest Take pictures and share them with your friends Discover a digital library of books and magazines Attend video lectures and take free courses Explore new places and plan excursions with maps Shoot your own video and make photo sideshows Enhance your iPad or iPad mini with amazing apps

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 15117 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (1 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.ą r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it before they run out 29 April 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book after careful research of whats available. I got my iPad3 the previous week and quickly realised there is a lot more to this than meets the eye and its so different to a PC. The book helps you to choose a iPad and then outlines what it is what it does and how its set up. It then goes on to explain its myriad of functions camera, photo storage web use, apps., how to buy music, store it etc I am glad i bought it as to drift around the iPad without any structured training would not be at all sensible. This is a training manual set out in plain English and good for all age groups. I also like the quiz at each section, this is to test if you got it and i found I couldnt answer all the questions so reverted and read the text again.

GREAT BOOK BUY ONE but I reckon the paperback version is better than kindle version
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Book for us oldies with an iPad 15 May 2013
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These U3A (University of the third age) books are brilliant. All written in a language that us oldies understand.

From the very first page this book is both easy to follow and a pleasure to read. It explains how to set up and start using your iPad or iPad mini straight away with little waffle and plenty of simple explanations.

The book itself covers just about everything you would need to get the most from your iPad and the way it works. Each chapter tells you about a particular subject, such as managing the address book, playing music, connecting to wifi, taking photographs and browsing the web (to name but a few) and at the end of each chapter, gives you a summary of what you have just read and then, questions you on what you have learned. A simple yet powerful idea that really helps, indeed I must admit I really enjoyed discovering how much I had learned from each chapter. One extremely useful application is to be able to set up Birthday reminders as well as all other appointments, very useful indeed.

I love my iPad, even more so after reading this lovely book.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Calm your qualms... 5 Jun. 2013
By techpuppy TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Historically Apple always took a heuristic approach to the use of their devices - meaning they think people learn how to operate Apple devices best by just using and exploring them, that's why they rarely include an instruction manual in the box and this approach works well providing you're not afraid to pick up the device and try things out. You'll quickly learn the basics and, because Apple's operating systems are usually quite logical, the techniques you learn in one area can usually be applied in another. Of course this is easy for me to say because I've been doing things the Apple way for over 20 years and it's mostly become instinctive for me - but I've certainly noticed other people struggle with it, especially my older relatives who are often afraid that one wrong click or swipe will delete everything and instantly render the whole device useless. This book tries to calm those qualms by taking a much more traditional approach, walking you step by step through the various capabilities of your new iPad, explaining what it can do and how to do it.

The book starts even before you get your iPad, helping choose the right model for your needs by explaining the differences between them. It then takes you through Apple's set-up procedure, which happens automatically the first time you switch on your iPad - if you buy your iPad in one of Apple's Stores they will take you through this process before you leave the store but if you buy your iPad online or received it as a gift it's useful to have this book beside you as a reference. It also explains where you can go to check or change any setting later, if you make a mistake or didn't have the relevant information to hand.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good guide, if rather patronisingly marketed 26 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This book forms part of a series from Wiley aimed at the over-50s; it is branded by the U3A (University of the Third Age), who provide adult education services to the retired. I have to say that I think this kind of badging is a mistake and in quite poor taste; you can hardly imagine a series of technology books specifically aimed at women, for example, but it seems to be fine to reinforce an ageist stereotype. Maybe the target market find it reassuring, but to me it does come across as rather patronising.

With that out of the way, what's the book like? Well, I have to say that it's a decent enough beginner's guide to the iPad - it assumes very little prior knowledge, and starts from deciding which version of the iPad to buy, through initial connections, use of the keyboard and camera, on to web and email and multimedia usage. There isn't much of the out-of-the-box functionality which isn't covered, and the explanations of how to use it are clear and well-written. There are plenty of photos and screenshots to help explain, and the writing style is conversational and avoids excessive use of jargon and buzzwords.

So as a guide aimed at a newcomer to the iPad, it's actually pretty good, and I'd recommend it - but it would have been even better had it been marketed as a beginner's guide to the iPad with no mention of the age of the reader.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book 8 Oct. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book really helped me with my new iPad. Unfortunately, with the upgrade to iOS 7, there will be lots of things that are not in this book. Frustrating really. I found going inline, after Google ing my problem with iOS 7 it was able to help me. Check out the book first in your local library, to see how helpful it will be to you. On the more positive side it was explained in terms that even I could understand, and was very comprehensive.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely vital for the new iPad owner. Without this ...
Absolutely vital for the new iPad owner. Without this little bible, all is confusion - with it ALL is explained and there is no excuse for getting lost, even for the elderly and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Noel Sinclair
5.0 out of 5 stars So very useful
Perfect for the uninitiated iPad user!
Published 4 months ago by soozie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent service! Highly recommended :-)
Published 6 months ago by Simon Crawt
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Well the U3a good, intro , for a old one, fast service as always, can't about packing as it's over line
Published 9 months ago by flower
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but with limitations
Very good for the Older and Wiser in context and approach, but the 3rd edition does not cover the latest ipads. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tinker2
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have found some helpful information in this books. But as I get more familiar with my Ipad (on my own) I am not finding the answers that I need in this copy.
Published 12 months ago by Paula
5.0 out of 5 stars Book lover
I have bought this as a gift but from looking through it I am sure the book will be helpful.
Published 14 months ago by Happy Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Computer guide
Does not cover all versions. and did not always work with my model. Some parts could have been more basic.
Published 15 months ago by MR DENNIS A JOHNSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Aninteresting book
A good product but it was unfortunate that within a week of receiving it the iPad was upgraaded and as a result could not be fully relied upon.
Published 15 months ago by Bryan Ashford
3.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good
I have not, unfortunately, had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time with this.manual. Those sections I have used have been clear & concise & generally user-friendly. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mrs.H.Margaret Harding
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