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iPad™ For Seniors For Dummies®

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The full-color guide to the exciting new iPad, written specifically with the needs of seniors in mind!

The iPad is the perfect device for the senior market, combining the Web, e-mail, photos, video, and book reading into an intuitive, portable device. Written by veteran Dummies author Nancy Muir, this fun and friendly guide shows you how to use the many features and capabilities of the iPad to make life easier! You'll learn how to use the multitouch screen to zoom in and out on Web pages and choose a font and size that makes reading comfortable so that you can get directions, plan vacations, enjoy photos, keep in touch with family, obtain financial and legal information, and much more.

  • Assumes no prior information or experience and begins with the basics of getting acquainted with your iPad and its features

  • Introduces the intuitive touch methodology for interacting, zooming, and scrolling

  • Walks you through organizing your calendar, finding and browsing sites, sending e-mails, sharing photos, buying and playing music, and more

  • Focuses on subjects that are particularly helpful to seniors, such as getting directions, protecting personal information, setting passwords, maintaining and troubleshooting the iPad, and more

You'll quickly discover that the iPad and iPad for Seniors For Dummies are the perfect combinations to get connected and stay connected!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Why You Need This Book
    4. How This Book Is Organized
    5. Get Going!
  6. I. Making the iPad Your Pad
    1. 1. Buying Your iPad
      1. 1.1. Choose the Right iPad for You
      2. 1.2. Decide How Much Memory Is Enough
      3. 1.3. Determine if You Need Wi-Fi Only or Wi-Fi and 3G
      4. 1.4. Know Where to Buy Your iPad
      5. 1.5. Consider iPad Accessories
      6. 1.6. Explore What's in the Box
      7. 1.7. Take a First Look at the Gadget
    2. 2. Looking Over the Home Screen
      1. 2.1. What You Need to Use iPad
      2. 2.2. Turn iPad On and Register It
      3. 2.3. Meet the Multi-Touch Screen
      4. 2.4. Goodbye Click-and-Drag, Hello Tap-and-Swipe
      5. 2.5. Display and Use the On-Screen Keyboard
      6. 2.6. Flick to Search
      7. 2.7. Explore the Status Bar
      8. 2.8. Take Inventory of Built-in Applications
      9. 2.9. Put iPad to Sleep, Turn It Off, or Wake It Up
    3. 3. Getting Going
      1. 3.1. Charge the Battery
      2. 3.2. Download iTunes to Your Computer
      3. 3.3. Get an iTunes Account for Music, Movies, and More
      4. 3.4. Make iPad Settings Using iTunes
      5. 3.5. Sync iPad to Your Computer
      6. 3.6. View the User Guide Online
    4. 4. Accessibility and Ease of Use
      1. 4.1. Set Brightness
      2. 4.2. Change the Wallpaper
      3. 4.3. Turn on Zoom
      4. 4.4. Turn on White on Black
      5. 4.5. Set Up VoiceOver
      6. 4.6. Use VoiceOver
      7. 4.7. Adjust the Volume
      8. 4.8. Use Mono Audio
      9. 4.9. Have iPad Speak Auto-Text
  7. II. Taking the Leap Online
    1. 5. Browsing the Internet with Safari
      1. 5.1. Connect to the Internet
      2. 5.2. Explore Safari
      3. 5.3. Navigate among Web Pages
      4. 5.4. View Browsing History
      5. 5.5. Display Web Pages as Thumbnails
      6. 5.6. Search the Web
      7. 5.7. Add and Use Bookmarks
      8. 5.8. Add Web Clips to the Home Screen
      9. 5.9. Save an Image to Your Photo Library
      10. 5.10. Mail a Link
    2. 6. Working with E-Mail in Mail
      1. 6.1. Add a Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL Account
      2. 6.2. Set Up a POP3 E-Mail Account
      3. 6.3. Open Mail and Read Messages
      4. 6.4. Reply to or Forward E-Mail
      5. 6.5. Create and Send a New Message
      6. 6.6. Search E-Mail
      7. 6.7. Delete an E-Mail
      8. 6.8. Organize E-Mail
    3. 7. Shopping the iTunes Store
      1. 7.1. Explore the iTunes Store
      2. 7.2. Find a Selection
      3. 7.3. Sort Movie Selections
      4. 7.4. Preview Music, a Movie, or an Audiobook
      5. 7.5. Buy a Selection
      6. 7.6. Rent Movies
      7. 7.7. Listen to Podcasts
      8. 7.8. Go to School at iTunes U
      9. 7.9. Shop Anywhere Else
    4. 8. Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps
      1. 8.1. Explore Senior-Recommended Apps
      2. 8.2. Search the App Store
      3. 8.3. Get Applications from the App Store
      4. 8.4. Organize Your Applications
      5. 8.5. Delete Applications You No Longer Need
  8. III. Having Fun and Consuming Media
    1. 9. Using Your iPad as an eReader
      1. 9.1. Discover How iPad Differs from Other eReaders
      2. 9.2. Find Books at iBooks
      3. 9.3. Explore other eBook Sources
      4. 9.4. Buy Books
      5. 9.5. Navigate a Book
      6. 9.6. Adjust Brightness
      7. 9.7. Change the Font Size and Type
      8. 9.8. Search in Your Book
      9. 9.9. Use Bookmarks
      10. 9.10. Check Words in the Dictionary
      11. 9.11. Organize Your Library
    2. 10. Playing Music with the iPod App
      1. 10.1. View the Library Contents
      2. 10.2. Sort by Songs, Artists, and More
      3. 10.3. Search for Audio
      4. 10.4. Play Music and Other Audio
      5. 10.5. Shuffle Music
      6. 10.6. Adjust the Volume
    3. 11. Playing with Photos
      1. 11.1. Import Photos from a Digital Camera or iPhone
      2. 11.2. Save Photos from the Web
      3. 11.3. View an Album
      4. 11.4. View Individual Photos
      5. 11.5. Share Photos
      6. 11.6. Run a Slideshow
      7. 11.7. Display Picture Frame
      8. 11.8. Delete Photos
    4. 12. Watching Videos and YouTube
      1. 12.1. Play Movies, Podcast, or TV Shows with Videos
      2. 12.2. Turn on Closed Captioning
      3. 12.3. Go to a Movie Chapter
      4. 12.4. Delete an Item from iPad
      5. 12.5. Find Videos on YouTube
      6. 12.6. Control Video Playback
      7. 12.7. Change Views
      8. 12.8. Flag Content as Inappropriate
      9. 12.9. Rate Videos
      10. 12.10. Share Videos
      11. 12.11. Add to Video Favorites
    5. 13. Finding Your Way with Maps
      1. 13.1. Go to Your Current Location
      2. 13.2. Change Views
      3. 13.3. Zoom In and Out
      4. 13.4. Go to Another Location
      5. 13.5. Drop a Pin
      6. 13.6. Add and View a Bookmark
      7. 13.7. Delete a Bookmark
      8. 13.8. Get Directions
      9. 13.9. Get Information about a Location
      10. 13.10. View a Location from Street Level
      11. 13.11. Use the Compass
      12. 13.12. Add a Location to Contacts
      13. 13.13. Share Location Information
  9. IV. Managing Your Life and Your iPad
    1. 14. Keeping On Schedule with Calendar
      1. 14.1. View Your Calendar
      2. 14.2. Add Calendar Events
      3. 14.3. Create Repeating Events
      4. 14.4. Add Alerts
      5. 14.5. Search Calendars
      6. 14.6. Subscribe to and Share Calendars
      7. 14.7. Delete Events
    2. 15. Managing Contacts
      1. 15.1. Add Contacts
      2. 15.2. Sync Contacts Using iTunes
      3. 15.3. Assign a Photo to a Contact
      4. 15.4. Search Contacts
      5. 15.5. Go to a Contact's Web Site
      6. 15.6. Address E-Mails Using Contacts
      7. 15.7. Share Contacts
      8. 15.8. View a Contact's Location in Maps
      9. 15.9. Delete Contacts
    3. 16. Making Notes
      1. 16.1. Open a Blank Note
      2. 16.2. Create a New Note
      3. 16.3. Use Copy and Paste
      4. 16.4. Display the Notes List
      5. 16.5. Move among Notes
      6. 16.6. Search Notes
      7. 16.7. E-Mail a Note
      8. 16.8. Delete Notes
    4. 17. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. 17.1. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
      2. 17.2. Protect Your Gadget with a Case
      3. 17.3. Get Battery Charging Tips
      4. 17.4. Find Out What to Do with a Non-Responsive iPad
      5. 17.5. Make the Keyboard Reappear
      6. 17.6. Update Software
      7. 17.7. Get Sound Back On
      8. 17.8. Get Support