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My iPad® for Seniors, Second Edition

Book Description

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

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Authors
  7. About AARP and AARP TEK
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. 1. Getting Started
    1. Generations of iPads
      1. Identifying Your iPad
      2. iOS 8
    2. The iPad Buttons and Switches
      1. The Home Button
      2. The Wake/Sleep Button
      3. The Volume Control
      4. The Side Switch
      5. Orientation and Movement
    3. Screen Gestures
      1. Tapping and Touching
      2. Pinching
      3. Dragging and Flicking
      4. Pull Down and Release to Update
      5. Four-Finger Gestures
    4. Learning Your Way Around
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Home Screen
      3. An App Screen
      4. Home Screen Searching
    5. Virtual Buttons and Switches
      1. Switches
      2. Toolbars
      3. Menus
      4. Tab Bars
    6. Entering Text
      1. Using the On-Screen Keyboard
      2. Keyboard Modes
      3. Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard
      4. Using Predictive Text New!
      5. Dictating Text
      6. Editing Text
      7. Copy and Paste
    7. Printing from Your iPad
    8. Talking to Your iPad with Siri
    9. Using Notifications Center
    10. Using Control Center
  12. 2. Customizing Your iPad
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
    2. Setting Alert Sounds
    3. Password Protecting Your iPad
    4. Setting Side Switch Functionality
    5. Setting Your Date and Time
    6. Modifying Keyboard Settings
    7. Do Not Disturb Settings
    8. Setting Parental Restrictions
    9. Making Text Easier to Read
    10. Controlling Automatic Downloads
    11. Other Useful Settings
  13. 3. Networking and Syncing
    1. Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection
    2. Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection
    3. Syncing with iCloud
    4. Syncing with iTunes
      1. Syncing Options
      2. Syncing Music
      3. Syncing Photos
      4. Syncing Everything Else
    5. Sharing with AirDrop
  14. 4. Playing Music and Video
    1. Playing a Song
    2. Building a Playlist
    3. Making iTunes Purchases
    4. Sharing Purchases with Your Family New!
    5. Downloading Podcasts
    6. Playing Video
    7. Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices
    8. Home Sharing
    9. Listening to iTunes Radio
  15. 5. Reading Books
    1. Buying a Book from Apple
    2. Reading a Book
    3. Using Reading Aids
    4. Adding Notes and Highlights
    5. Adding Bookmarks
    6. Organizing Your Books
    7. Using iBooks Alternatives
  16. 6. Organizing Your Life
    1. Adding a Contact
    2. Searching for a Contact
    3. Creating a Calendar Event
    4. Using Calendar Views
      1. Exploring Day View
      2. Exploring Week View
      3. Exploring Month View
    5. Creating Calendars
    6. Setting Reminders
    7. Setting Clock Alarms
  17. 7. Surfing the Web
    1. Browsing to a URL and Searching
    2. Viewing Web Pages
    3. Bookmarks, History, and Reading List
      1. Using Bookmarks and Favorites
      2. Using History
    4. Deleting Your Bookmarks
    5. Creating Home Screen Bookmarks
      1. Building a Reading List
    6. Filling in Web Forms
    7. Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs
    8. Copying Text from a Web Page
    9. Copying Images from Web Pages
    10. Viewing Articles with Safari Reader
    11. Saving Time with AutoFill
      1. Setting Up AutoFill
  18. 8. Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter
    1. Configuring Your iPad for Email
      1. Set Up Your Email Account
    2. Reading Your Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Creating a Signature
    5. Deleting and Moving Messages
    6. Searching Email
    7. Configuring How You Receive Email
    8. More Email Settings
    9. Setting Up Messaging
    10. Conversing with Messages
    11. Setting Up Twitter
    12. Following People on Twitter
    13. How to Tweet
  19. 9. Taking and Editing Photos
    1. Taking Photos
    2. Editing and Adjusting Photos
    3. Taking Panoramic Photos New!
    4. Using Photo Booth
    5. Photo Sources
    6. Browsing Your Photos
    7. Viewing Your Photos
    8. Sharing Your Photos
    9. Viewing Albums
    10. Creating Albums
    11. Creating a Slideshow
    12. Capturing the Screen
  20. 10. The World of Apps
    1. Purchasing an App
    2. Arranging Apps on Your iPad
    3. Creating App Folders
    4. Viewing Currently Running Apps
    5. Quitting Apps
    6. Monitoring and Managing Your Apps
      1. Viewing App Storage Information
      2. Viewing Battery Usage
      3. Viewing Location Usage
      4. Viewing Information Sharing Permissions
      5. Modifying Notifications Settings
  21. 11. Exploring the World with Your iPad
    1. Using the AARP App
    2. Finding Interesting Accommodations with the Airbnb App
    3. Exchanging Homes Is a Great Way to See the World
      1. Using Intervac Home Exchange
    4. Arranging Travel Using the Kayak App
    5. Finding Your Way Using the iPad Maps App
    6. SeatGuru by TripAdvisor
    7. Communicating in a Foreign Country Is Easy When You Use Talking Translator
    8. Getting Travel Advice from Others Using TripAdvisor
    9. Getting a Ride Using the Uber App
  22. 12. Enhancing Your Next Meal with Your iPad
    1. Reading The Daily Meal to Expand Your Culinary Knowledge
    2. Finding Recipes
    3. Using Escoffier Cook’s Companion
    4. Using the Internet to Search for Recipes
    5. Using Open Table for iPad to Make Dining Reservations
    6. Choosing a Restaurant Using Yelp
  23. 13. Communicating with Your Loved Ones Using Your iPad
    1. Using Email to Stay in Touch
    2. Sharing Photos, Videos, and Other Information
      1. Facebook
      2. Instagram
      3. Vine
    3. Communicating (Almost) Face to Face with FaceTime and Skype
      1. FaceTime
      2. Skype for iPad
    4. Using Photo Sharing, Storage, and Management Apps
      1. Sharing with Shutterfly for iPad
      2. Flickr by Yahoo
    5. YouTube
  24. 14. Finding and Using Apps for Entertainment
    1. Getting Times and Tickets Using the Fandango Movies App
    2. Playing Games on the iPad
      1. Playing Solitaire
      2. Words with Friends
    3. Finding and Reading Books in iBooks
    4. iTunes Movies
    5. Accessing Music Through iTunes
    6. National Public Radio (NPR) for iPad
    7. Watching Movies and TV Shows Using Netflix
    8. Listening to Music Through Pandora Radio
    9. Finding and Listening to Podcasts
      1. Viewing TED Talks
    10. Finding and Purchasing Event Tickets
  25. 15. Keeping Informed Using News and Weather Apps
    1. Getting Local and Global News
    2. Getting Financial News
    3. Staying Informed
    4. Following Your Favorite Team
    5. Staying Alert with Weather Radar
    6. Using the Weather Channel App for iPad
    7. Using the Yahoo! Tech Website
  26. 16. Using Apps That Help You Stay Healthy and Fit
    1. Exercising Your Brain Using Fit Brains Trainer
    2. Staying in Shape with FitStar
    3. Using Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker
    4. Walking with Map My Walk - GPS Pedometer for Walking or Jogging
    5. Staying on Track with the MedCoach Medication Reminder App
    6. Using a Pharmacy App to Refill Prescriptions
    7. Getting Medical Information from WebMD for iPad
  27. 17. Using Apps to Enhance Your Daily Life and Save Money
    1. Finding Your Roots with Ancestry
    2. Shopping on the iPad Using Amazon
    3. Finding Deals Using the Craigslist App
    4. Bidding on eBay for iPad
    5. Paying Less at the Pump with Gas Buddy
    6. Avoiding Traffic Jams Using WAZE
  28. Index