My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 on all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

My iPad for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 on all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

by Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Jones

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Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, 3rd & 4th Generation iPads, and iPad 2

Based on the best-selling My iPad book, My iPad for Seniors helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—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 your mobile carrier
• Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
• Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
• 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 (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
• 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 nearby
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133886511
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/10/2014
Series: My...
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 685,193
File size: 76 MB
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About the Author

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts. CleverMedia’s largest site,, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Guide to Switching to the Mac, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Gary Jones is a retired school administrator. In retirement he has become an avid traveler, foodie, rare book seller, and an individual who uses his iPad in most of his ventures. He runs Juniper Point Books, an online rare and used book business, travels the world attempting to live, shop, and eat like a local, occasionally provides educational consulting services, and works hard at retirement.

Gary has degrees in English, philosophy, and a master’s degree in school administration. He lives in Round Lake, NY with his wife, Susan, has two children, Karianne and Katelyn, and a dog Bubba.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
   Identifying Your iPad     4
   iOS 8     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     10
   Pull Down and Release to Update     11
   Four-Finger Gestures     12
Learning Your Way Around     12
   The Lock Screen     12
   The Home Screen     13
   An App Screen     14
   Home Screen Searching     14
Virtual Buttons and Switches     16
   Switches     16
   Toolbars     16
   Menus     17
   Tab Bars     17
Entering Text      17
   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     18
   Keyboard Modes     18
   Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard     20
   Using Predictive Text (New!)     21
   Dictating Text     22
   Editing Text     23
   Copy and Paste     24
Printing from Your iPad     25
Talking to Your iPad with Siri     28
Using Notifications Center     31
Using Control Center     34
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     37
Changing Your Wallpaper     38
Setting Alert Sounds     41
Password Protecting Your iPad     43
Setting Side Switch Functionality     47
Setting Your Date and Time     47
Modifying Keyboard Settings     48
Do Not Disturb Settings     50
Setting Parental Restrictions     52
Making Text Easier to Read     54
Controlling Automatic Downloads     55
Other Useful Settings     56
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     59
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     59
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection     61
Syncing with iCloud     63
Syncing with iTunes     67
   Syncing Options     68
   Syncing Music     70
   Syncing Photos     72
   Syncing Everything Else     73
Sharing with AirDrop     75
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     79
Playing a Song     80
Building a Playlist     83
Making iTunes Purchases     85
Sharing Purchases with Your Family (New!)     88
Downloading Podcasts     92
Playing Video     94
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     98
Home Sharing     99
Listening to iTunes Radio     101
Chapter 5  Reading Books     105
Buying a Book from Apple     105
Reading a Book     108
Using Reading Aids     109
Adding Notes and Highlights     111
Adding Bookmarks     113
Organizing Your Books     113
Using iBooks Alternatives     117
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     121
Adding a Contact     121
Searching for a Contact     124
Creating a Calendar Event     126
   Using Calendar Views     128
   Exploring Day View     128
   Exploring Week View     130
   Exploring Month View     131
Creating Calendars     132
Setting Reminders     134
Setting Clock Alarms     137
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     141
Browsing to a URL and Searching     141
Viewing Web Pages     145
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     147
   Using Bookmarks and Favorites     147
   Using History     149
Deleting Your Bookmarks     151
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     152
   Building a Reading List     153
Filling in Web Forms     155
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     157
Copying Text from a Web Page     159
Copying Images from Web Pages     160
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     160
Saving Time with AutoFill     161
   Setting Up AutoFill     162
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     165
Configuring Your iPad for Email     166
   Set Up Your Email Account     166
Reading Your Email     169
Composing a New Message     172
Creating a Signature     174
Deleting and Moving Messages     176
Searching Email     178
Configuring How You Receive Email     178
More Email Settings     180
Setting Up Messaging     183
Conversing with Messages     184
Setting Up Twitter     187
Following People on Twitter     189
How to Tweet     190
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     193
Taking Photos     193
Editing and Adjusting Photos     196
Taking Panoramic Photos (New!)     200
Using Photo Booth     202
Photo Sources     204
Browsing Your Photos     205
Viewing Your Photos     209
Sharing Your Photos     210
Viewing Albums     214
Creating Albums     216
Creating a Slideshow     217
Capturing the Screen     219
Chapter 10  The World of Apps     221
Purchasing an App     221
Arranging Apps on Your iPad     226
Creating App Folders     227
Viewing Currently Running Apps     229
Quitting Apps     231
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     232
   Viewing App Storage Information     232
   Viewing Battery Usage     234
   Viewing Location Usage     235
   Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     237
   Modifying Notifications Settings     238
Chapter 11  Exploring the World with Your iPad     243
Using the AARP App     244
Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App     247
Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World     255
   Using Intervac Home Exchange     256
Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App     259
Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App     262
SeatGuru by TripAdvisor     266
Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator     269
Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor     273
Getting a Ride Using the Uber App     276
Chapter 12  Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad     285
Reading The Daily Meal to Expand Your Culinary Knowledge     286
Finding Recipes     289
Using Escoffier Cook’s Companion     294
Using the Internet to Search for Recipes     299
Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations     301
Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp     305
Chapter 13  Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad     311
Using Email to Stay in Touch     311
Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information     312
   Facebook     312
   Instagram     316
   Vine     320
Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype     324
   FaceTime     325
   Skype for iPad     329
Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps     331
   Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad     332
   Flickr by Yahoo     337
YouTube     342
Chapter 14  Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment     349
Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App     350
Playing Games on the iPad     353
   Playing Solitaire     354
   Words with Friends     357
Finding and Reading Books in iBooks     359
iTunes Movies     359
Accessing Music Through iTunes     362
National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad     362
Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix     364
Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio     368
Finding and Listening to Podcasts     372
   Viewing TED Talks     376
Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets     379
Chapter 15  Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps     387
Getting Local and Global News     387
Getting Financial News     392
Staying Informed     395
Following Your Favorite Team     397
Staying Alert with Weather Radar     400
Using the Weather Channel App for iPad     402
Using the Yahoo! Tech Website     405
Chapter 16  Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit     409
Exercising Your Brain Using Fit Brains Trainer     409
Staying in Shape with FitStar     413
Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker     419
Walking with Map My Walk - GPS Pedometer for Walking or Jogging     423
Staying on Track with the MedCoach Medication Reminder App     426
Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions     432
Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad     435
Chapter 17  Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money     441
Finding Your Roots with Ancestry     442
Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon     448
Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App     453
Bidding on eBay for iPad     457
Paying Less at the Pump with Gas Buddy     462
Avoiding Traffic Jams Using WAZE     466
Index     473

Bonus Online Chapter: “Writing with Pages”
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