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iPad for Seniors For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)) [Paperback]

Nancy C. Muir
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27 Dec 2013 For Dummies (Computers)
Discover all the incredible things your iPad can do! So you have an iPad and you′re excited to use it, but where do you begin? With this fun and friendly guide, of course! Veteran For Dummies author Nancy Muir walks you through using your iPad for e–mail, video, travel, navigation, reading, games, and more with this all–new update to the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies . Written in the fun–but–straightforward For Dummies style, this helpful guide shares easy–to–follow tips and advice on the latest iPad hardware and operating system and introduces you to some of iPad’s most popular features like Siri, FaceTime, Safari, Maps, Reminders, and Photos to name a few. Covers the iPad Air,  iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2, and earlier iPad models and is fully updated for iOS 7! Explains how to organize your calendar, update your contact list, set Reminders for appointments, create to–do lists, and browse the Internet Shows you how to download apps, buy and read e–books,  play music, watch movies and TV shows, share photos and video, connect on Facebook, and keep in touch with FaceTime video calling Reassures you on the best ways to get help if you′re stumped, set a password, protect the screen, and also shares other safety tips Features a larger font for text, plenty of images, and more callouts to make the book accessible and easy to read No matter if you’re an iPad newbie or already a tablet technology fan, iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 6 th Edition puts the power of iPad in the palm of your hand!  

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Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 6th Edition edition (27 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118728262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118728260
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on technology and business titles, including several that have won awards for excellence from publishing industry organisations. Prior to her writing career Nancy worked for technology publishers IDG Books (now part of Wiley Publishing) and Que. Nancy writes an expert column on computers and the Internet for Retirenet.com, and is Vice President of Content Development for Look Both Ways, an Internet safety education foundation (ilookbothways.com).

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Learn to: Navigate your iPad, get connected, browse the web, and use e–mail Make FaceTime video calls and stay in touch with Facebook and Messages Play games, watch movies, take and share photos, and use Siri IN FULL COLOR! It′s portable, it′s intuitive, and it′s fun. It′s the incredible iPad — and here′s the guide to get you started! The iPad is a cool tool for the 50+ crowd. It′s small enough to take anywhere and packs a powerful punch. This friendly book walks you through your iPad′s features — from fun stuff like sending e–mail and texts, sharing photos and video, and enjoying games, books, apps, and movies to creating Reminders, managing your calendar, and beyond. Start out right — explore the multitouch interface and get familiar with the built–in apps and Control Center The online world — shop, plan a vacation, watch the news, or just have some fun surfing the web with Safari Go mad for media — fill your iPad with your favorite music, books, photos, games, and TV shows and sync it all with iCloud On track — remember appointments and important dates with Reminders and manage your schedule with Calendar Your helper — ask Siri to pick a good restaurant, respond to your e–mail, or notify you when it′s time to go Open the book and find: Useful features for those with vision or hearing challenges Everything about sharing files and photos with AirDrop How to keep your iPad safe Help making FaceTime video calls How to share information with Messages and social media Advice on staying organized with Calendar and Notes Ways to get from Point A to Point B with Maps Secrets for making friends with Siri

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir is a columnist and consultant as well as the author of more than 100 books on business and technology, including all editions of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies . Nancy runs the TechSmartSenior website and writes for RetireNet.com.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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A very easy book to follow, One that I will dip into when I want to do something different on the iPad.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For the American market 18 Mar 2013
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It was fairly useful when I first used the iPad, but I found it difficult to follow, particularly as one has to jump from section to section. At one point I had to return the iPad to factory settings as I'd got into such a muddle - and I'm reasonably computer literate.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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"iPad For Seniors For Dummies" written by Nancy C. Muir is quite similar to "iPad For Dummies" by Bob LeVitus, another recently issued book in the ...For Dummies series.
Both books for their theme have iPad device, allowing the reader to learn in the shortest time how to use iPad Air, iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2 and earlier iPad models.

"iPad For Seniors For Dummies" puts special emphasis on the elderly, therefore in certain topics entering deeply into the detail, that is reasonable considering the audience it addresses, that are not used to gadgets and all technological revolution that has occurred in recent years.
Although I'm not part of the audience for whom this book is written, I especially like its beginning where the author in an intuitive and user-friendly way is explaining how to choose the model of the iPad and its accessories, together with all of their characteristics on which attention should be paid depending on the user's interests.

After such interesting start, the authors in second big chapter included information about most important options setting, about Internet browsing and e-mail communication, how to get social with your cool gadget, how to purchase things and what are the most useful applications that can be found in App Store.
In following chapter, audio / video media is discussed, how to use iPad as e-book reader, how to play music and browse photos, watch videos and play games.
The book last chapter is probably the most interesting because it provides information about managing your life using Apple device, helping things make on time, finding and managing friends, even talking to your device when there is no other friend around...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow ...understandable technology!!!! 14 May 2013
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I like the book because it's easy to refer to, set out simply and has clear pictures to explain the text. It does not tell me how to delete information, as much as I would like. It would help to have a glossary, as it's for beginners.
I would and have already recommended it to others.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book 13 Jan 2014
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Having had an iPad for Christmas and only been used to operating lap tops we needed a simple instruction manual and so far this version 6 has been invaluable which is easy to understand, so would highly reccommend to others like ourselves who are seniours who have learnt this technology in later life.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars But not for Brit dummies! 18 Aug 2013
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If I had realized that it was a book intended for the American market I would not have bought it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative 28 Jan 2014
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Excellent for my husband who hadn't used an iPad before. Very easy instructions to follow. I even learnt a few shortcuts
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Instruction book 19 April 2013
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A good easily understood book covering all I need to know about my new I-Pad which was a lot well satisfied.
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