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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (May 8 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118352009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118352007
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.1 x 23.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 816 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #140,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heidi R on Aug. 6 2012
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I find this book easy to follow, simple explanations and informative. Definitely a must have for all new iPad users !
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
A Valuable Resource For IPad Beginners July 10 2012
By TMStyles - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are a number of publishers who systematically produce extended operational manuals for various electronic devices which is particularly a good thing for those who choose Apple products which are notoriously short on manual support and information. The "... For Dummies" series is always an effective resource for those who need more than the device included and "iPad For Dummies" is no exception as it provides useful, well grounded information in a format heavy with photos and basic discussions that can assist any newbie or rookie who might be confused by their first iPad. Indeed, the 4th edition of "iPad For Dummies" covers all three generations of the iPad for the consumer who needs some basic operational information in a no-nonsense manner.

"iPad For Dummies" is presented by experts who know how to lead beginners from how to turn on the iPad to advanced discussions of trouble shooting and "app" recommendations. Along the way, there are discussions on "synching" your iPad, opening an iTunes account, interacting with the internet, using the iPad for phone calls, organizing movies and videos, utilizing all aspects of the impressive built-in camera, setting up email accounts, and much more helpful information as the book progresses from helping the novice to opening new vistas for experienced users. Indeed, having enjoyed all 3 iPad generations, I still found useful material in this book, such as using voice dictation and actually setting up and using "FaceTime" (something I had never done previously).

Longtime users of the "...Dummies" series will continue to appreciate the multiple tips, reminders, technical stuff, and warnings liberally scattered throughout the book that serve to enlighten as well as to protect the consumer. Finally, an underappreciated feature is that the authors present their email addresses for consumer feedback and promise to respond in a timely manner. Additionally, the authors indicate that substantial changes and updates in the iPad that occur after publication will be found and discussed on a companion website which is also offered in the introduction. All in all, a good choice for the beginner as well as those who need further detail beyond the intuitive searchs and explorations on a new iPad.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I'D BE LOST WITHOUT IT July 31 2012
By Ms Boxova - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought a 3rd Generation iPad and got this book, 4th Edition, which includes features specific to the 3. As a PC user, I had no familiarity with Apple products at all. This book is taking me through my new toy step by step. I am understanding each new thing as I go. The writers are clear, give a decent amount of (but not too much) detail and explanation and have a sense of humor about the things that might be a little confusing. Clearly, they are experts in both the product and how to teach beginners. There are enough illustrations which clarify things further. If I should come across a feature that is not in the book (some things are bound to come out after publication), they have a web site which will give the information I want. I would recommend this book to anyone who has no previous knowledge and wants clear step-by-step instructions. I realize that more advanced information, once I really know what I'm doing and have a handle on the functions taught in this book, will be available in other books.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Educated a Dummy like me June 9 2012
By Klianna - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a Microsoft user for years. This book had me up and running on my iPad very quickly.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good book for iPad rookies June 23 2012
By T. M. Wheeler - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book to help me navigate my iPad and for the most part, the book was a lot clearer than I expected. I got a couple of hints that really helped me handle my iPad more effectively. I would love to know more about how to manage the various apps and how to handle storage on the cloud.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Good Source for Dummies with Ipads Feb. 1 2014
By Chuck - Published on Amazon.com
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We are dummies when it comes to trying to keep up with the kids and these electronic gadgets. This book opens the door for our use of the Ipad.

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