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iPad® for Boomers

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The Apple iPad is one of today's most popular technology/media platforms--a great computing and media-consumption device, particularly for those older adults who may be less inclined to spend time struggling with the complexities of the typical desktop or laptop computer. The iPad offers a unique and easy way to tie into the riches of the online world, for everything from managing your finances to entertainment, without having to master the peculiarities of a computer operating system. In IPAD FOR BOOMERS, you'll learn all about the iPad's features, the best applications (apps) available for older users, and productive ways to use them. The iPad is tremendous fun, and it's also the perfect tool for exploring the internet, technology, and software that's aimed at your lifestyle.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1 First Step: Introducing the iPad
    1. What Is the iPad?
    2. Choosing the Right iPad
    3. Getting an iPad
    4. Throwing in the Extras
    5. Setting Up the iPad
    6. Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2 Second Step: Interfacing with the iPad
    1. Touring the iPad Device
    2. Having the Right Touch
    3. Typing in the Keyboard
    4. Moving Text Around
    5. Configuring the iPad
    6. Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3 Third Step: Connecting with the iPad
    1. Connecting to iTunes
    2. Using the WiFi Connection
    3. Using the Cellular Connection
    4. Troubleshooting Connectivity
    5. Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4 Fourth Step: Using the iPad Apps
    1. Opening and Arranging Apps
    2. Acquiring Apps
    3. Updating Apps
    4. Configuring Apps
    5. Removing Apps
    6. Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5 Managing iPad Accessibility
    1. Accessing the iPad
    2. Seeing the iPad
    3. Hearing the iPad
    4. Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6 Work the Web: Safari
    1. Navigating Websites
    2. Managing Bookmarks and History
    3. Managing Tabbed Browsing
    4. Searching for Content
    5. Customizing Your Browser
    6. Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7 Communicating with Email
    1. Setting Up an Account
    2. Receiving and Sending Email
    3. Organizing Mail
    4. Conclusion
  15. Chapter 8 Video Calls with FaceTime
    1. What Is FaceTime?
    2. Setting Up FaceTime
    3. Making a FaceTime Call
    4. Conclusion
  16. Chapter 9 iBooks for Reading
    1. Finding Your Reading Material
    2. Reading in iBooks
    3. Conclusion
  17. Chapter 10 Entertainment with iTunes
    1. Getting Multimedia: iTunes
    2. Multimedia Playback: Music and Videos
    3. Conclusion
  18. Chapter 11 Sharing Memories
    1. Shutterbugging 101
    2. Quiet on Set!
    3. Working in the Cutting Room
    4. Conclusion
  19. Chapter 12 Printing with the iPad
    1. Print with AirPrint
    2. Set Up Printers with PrintCentral
    3. Printing
    4. Conclusion
  20. Chapter 13 Keeping Track of Friends and Family
    1. Setting Up a Facebook Account
    2. Getting Friendly with Facebook
    3. Conclusion
  21. Chapter 14 Managing Your Life
    1. Navigating Contacts
    2. Managing Contacts
    3. Navigating Calendar
    4. Managing Events
    5. Managing Calendars
    6. Conclusion
  22. Chapter 15 On the Go with the iPad
    1. Now Boarding: Kayak
    2. In-Flight: Tracking Your Flight
    3. Connecting to iCloud
    4. Synchronizing Across Multiple Devices
    5. Back Up Your iPad to iCloud
    6. Securing Your iPad
    7. Conclusion
  23. Chapter 16 An iPad a Day
    1. The Doctor Is In
    2. Get Fit
    3. Conclusion
  24. Chapter 17 Managing Your Money
    1. Online Banking Made Easy
    2. Conclusion
  25. Index