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My iPad for Seniors (covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th generation, iPad2, and iPad mini)

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My iPad for Seniors (covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, iPad 3rd and 4th generation, iPad2, and iPad mini)


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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5182-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5182-9

Covers iOS 7 for iPad Air, 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
Large, full-color, close-up photos when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems.
Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
• Secure your iPad
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
• Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices in your vicinity
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use iTunes to manage and sync iPad content with your computer
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family, or to conduct video conferences
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create document, spreadsheets, and presentations



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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
   Identifying Your iPad     3
   iOS 7     5
The iPad Buttons and Switches     5
   The Home Button     6
   The Wake/Sleep Button     7
   The Volume Control     8
   The Side Switch     9
   Orientation and Movement     9
Screen Gestures     10
   Tapping and Touching     10
   Pinching     10
   Dragging and Flicking     11
   Pull Down and Release to Update     11
   Four-Finger Gestures     12
iPad Screens     12
   The Lock Screen     12
   The Home Screen     13
   An App Screen     14
   Home Screen Searching     15
   The Settings Screen     16
Interacting with Your iPad     17
   Common Interface Elements     17
   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     19
   Dictating Text     21
   Editing Text     22
   Copy and Paste     24
Using Siri     24
Using Notifications Center     27
Using Control Center     29
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     33
Changing Your Wallpaper     33
Getting Details About Your iPad     36
Setting Alert Sounds     38
Password Protecting Your iPad     40
Setting Parental Restrictions     42
Setting Side Switch Functionality     46
Setting Your Date and Time     47
Modifying Keyboard Settings     48
Do Not Disturb Settings     51
Privacy Settings    52
Notification Center Settings     53
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     59
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     59
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection     61
Syncing with iCloud     64
Syncing with iTunes     68
   Syncing Options     69
   Syncing Music     71
   Syncing Photos     73
   Syncing Apps     75
   Syncing Documents     77
   Keeping Your iPad Up-to-Date     78
Sharing with AirDrop     80
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     83
Playing a Song     84
Building a Playlist     87
Making iTunes Purchases     89
Downloading Podcasts     93
Playing Video     95
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     97
Home Sharing     98
Listening to iTunes Radio     99
Chapter 5  Reading Books     105
Buying a Book from Apple     106
Reading a Book     108
Using Reading Aids     110
Adding Notes and Highlights     111
Adding Bookmarks     113
Organizing Your Books     114
Using iBooks Alternatives     116
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     119
Adding a Contact     119
Searching for a Contact     122
Working with Contacts     124
Creating a Calendar Event     125
Using Calendar Views     127
   Exploring Day View     128
   Exploring Week View     129
   Exploring Month View     131
Creating Calendars     132
Creating Notes     134
Setting Reminders     136
Setting Clock Alarms     139
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     143
Browsing to a URL and Searching     143
Viewing Web Pages     147
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     150
   Using Bookmarks and Favorites     150
   Using History     153
Deleting Your Bookmarks     154
   Delete a Single Bookmark     154
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     155
   Building a Reading List     157
Filling in Web Forms     159
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     161
Copying Text from a Web Page     162
Copying Images from Web Pages     163
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     164
Saving Time with AutoFill     165
   Setting Up AutoFill     165
   Using AutoFill     168
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     171
Configuring Your iPad for Email     172
Reading Your Email     175
Composing a New Message     177
Creating a Signature     179
Deleting and Moving Messages     180
Searching Email     182
Configuring How Email Is Received     183
More Email Settings     185
Setting Up Messaging     187
Conversing with Messages     188
Setting Up Twitter     190
Following People on Twitter     192
How to Tweet     193
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     195
Taking and Editing Photos     196
Using Photo Booth     200
Browsing Your Photos     202
Sharing Photos     205
Using Photo Stream     208
   Setting Up Photo Stream     209
   Sharing Photos with Photo Stream     210
Viewing Photo Collections     213
Viewing Albums     217
Creating Albums     218
Creating a Slideshow     220
Capturing the Screen     221
Deleting Photos     222
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto     224
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto     226
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto     228
Ordering Prints with iPhoto     229
Making Photo Books with iPhoto     231
Chapter 10  Exploring the World with Your iPad     237
Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App     238
Using the AARP App     241
Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App     244
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor     248
Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator     251
Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor     255
Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World     258
   Using Intervac Home Exchange     259
   Using Senior Home Exchange Website     262
Understanding Foreign Currency Exchange Using XE Currency Converter     266
Chapter 11  Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad     271
Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp     272
Finding Recipes Using Epicurious     275
Allrecipes Video Cookbook     279
Reading The Daily Meal to Expand Your Culinary Knowledge     282
Watching the Pros from The Food Network     286
Using Escoffier Cook’s Companion     288
Chapter 12  Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad     293
Using Email to Stay in Touch     293
Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype     294
   FaceTime     295
   Skype for iPad     299
Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information     301
   Facebook     301
   Instagram     305
   Vine     309
Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps     313
   Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad     314
   Flickr by Yahoo     318
YouTube     323
Chapter 13  Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment     329
Accessing Music Through iTunes     330
Tuning in to Music Through TuneIn Radio     330
Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio     333
National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad     337
Finding and Listening to Podcasts     339
   TED Talks     342
Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App     345
iTunes Movies     350
Using the New York Museum Guide     352
Finding and Reading Books in iBooks     355
Playing Games on the iPad     356
   Playing Solitaire     356
   Blackjack     359
   Words with Friends     362
Chapter 14  Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps     365
Getting Local and Global News Using
City Papers     365
Finding New and Entertainment Information Using The Huffington Post ....370
Staying Informed Using CNN for iPad     373
Customizing Your News Sources Using Flipboard     375
Following Your Favorite Team Using the ESPN App     379
Getting Financial News Using CNBC Real-Time for iPad     381
Using the Weather Channel for iPad     384
Chapter 15  Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit     389
Finding Health-Related Information Using the AARP App     389
Staying on Track with the MedCoach Medication Reminder App     393
Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions     398
Exercising Your Brain Using Fit Brains Trainer     401
Using the Fooducate - Diet Tracker & Healthy Food Nutrition Scanner     405
Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad     410
Walking with Map My Walk - GPS Pedometer for Walking or Jogging     414
Chapter 16  Using Apps to Enhance Your Life     421
Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon Mobile     422
Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App     427
Bidding on eBay for iPad     431
The Coupons App     436
YP Local Search and Gas Prices for iPad     441
Index     445

Bonus Online Chapter:  Writing with Pages

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