iPad For Seniors For Dummies Paperback – May 8 2012
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From the Back Cover
From photos and videos to apps, e-books, and more — you've got the magic touch with iPad!
So you're ready to take on technology and start enjoying all that the incredible iPad has to offer. For Dummies is here to lead the way. Whether it's walking you through setup, checking your e-mail, surfing the web, sharing your favorite photos, or having some fun with apps, this book will get you up to speed in no time.
Befriend your iPad — learn to navigate the multitouch screen and get familiar with all the built-in apps
Keep in touch — e-mail, send instant messages, and use FaceTime to video chat with your friends and family
Say it with pictures — discover how to use the iSight camera and HD video camera to capture your memories and share them online
Make time to play — read newspapers and books, watch movies and TV shows on the go, and challenge yourself with a new game
Stay on track — add appointments to your calendar, set reminders for important events, and even keep your grocery list handy
Open the book and find:
How to choose the right iPad for you
Tips for making your screen easier to read
Steps for getting connected and browsing the web
How to get from here to there with Maps
Help downloading e-books, music, apps, and more
Ways to write e-mail, create texts, and add notes using only your voice
What iCloud is and how it can help you
Browse the web, exchange e-mails, and make FaceTime video calls
Take fantastic photos and HD videos and share them with family and friends
Fill your iPad with e-books, music, games, apps, movies, and more
About the Author
Nancy C. Muir is a writer and consultant as well as the author of more than 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies and Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies. She writes a technology column for Retirenet.com and also assists seniors with technology at TechSmartSenior.com
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I assured my FIL that it was really very simple to use, but after struggling for an hour or two myself, I understood. In order to read the instruction book included ON the iPad, you must know how to USE the iPad, which is not as intuitive as one might think. You must keep the book "open" (on the iPad) while you try to adjust settings, etc. on your iPad. For me, this meant actually writing down various steps on a piece of paper, and then trying to follow the instructions while not "losing" the book on he iPad. I found this tough myself, and I have been a PC user for years. Finally, I understood that while Apple products interface and OS are simple if you are an Apple cellphone user and a Mac enthusiast, they are not so intuitive if you have not used their other products. This book allows you to go to the index and find the task that you want to accomplish, and go to the page for clear instructions and pictures of the screens that you will be using. A related book by the same author that you may find helpful is iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies.
For those of you who have purchased an iPad2, this author has revised this book and published it as iPad 2 For Seniors For Dummies, and my comments here pertain to that volume as well.
Senior or not, if you haven't used an Apple product before, you will need some kind of instruction, and this book is an excellent reference...and you are going to need one, believe me!
The wordage relating to illustrations was far from simple. If the book
was published with tech-type seniors in mind, it could be a great help.
I, on the other hand, found it extremely confusing and frustrating.