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iPad For Seniors For Dummies Paperback – December 16, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1118728260 ISBN-10: 1118728262 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 6 edition (December 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118728262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118728260
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Navigate your iPad, get connected, browse the web, and use e-mail
  • Make FaceTime video calls and stay in touch with Facebook and Messages
  • Play games, watch movies, take and share photos, and use Siri

IN FULL COLOR!

It's portable, it's intuitive, and it's fun. It's the incredible iPad — and here's the guide to get you started!

The iPad is a cool tool for the 50+ crowd. It's small enough to take anywhere and packs a powerful punch. This friendly book walks you through your iPad's features — from fun stuff like sending e-mail and texts, sharing photos and video, and enjoying games, books, apps, and movies to creating Reminders, managing your calendar, and beyond.

  • Start out right — explore the multitouch interface and get familiar with the built-in apps and Control Center
  • The online world — shop, plan a vacation, watch the news, or just have some fun surfing the web with Safari
  • Go mad for media — fill your iPad with your favorite music, books, photos, games, and TV shows and sync it all with iCloud
  • On track — remember appointments and important dates with Reminders and manage your schedule with Calendar
  • Your helper — ask Siri to pick a good restaurant, respond to your e-mail, or notify you when it's time to go

Open the book and find:

  • Useful features for those with vision or hearing challenges
  • Everything about sharing files and photos with AirDrop
  • How to keep your iPad safe
  • Help making FaceTime video calls
  • How to share information with Messages and social media
  • Advice on staying organized with Calendar and Notes
  • Ways to get from Point A to Point B with Maps
  • Secrets for making friends with Siri

Customer Reviews

Easy to read, understand and very nicely illustrated..
K. D. Roth
I have found, " iPAD for Seniors for Dummies", a great help and have told others to purchases it.
Phyllis Millette
I have learned a lot from it and continue to look things up as I need to.
Linda Seegraves

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 30, 2013
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“iPad For Seniors For Dummies” written by Nancy C. Muir is quite similar to “iPad For Dummies” by Bob LeVitus, another recently issued book in the …For Dummies series.
Both books for their theme have iPad device, allowing the reader to learn in the shortest time how to use iPad Air, iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2 and earlier iPad models.

“iPad For Seniors For Dummies” puts special emphasis on the elderly, therefore in certain topics entering deeply into the detail, that is reasonable considering the audience it addresses, that are not used to gadgets and all technological revolution that has occurred in recent years.
Although I'm not part of the audience for whom this book is written, I especially like its beginning where the author in an intuitive and user-friendly way is explaining how to choose the model of the iPad and its accessories, together with all of their characteristics on which attention should be paid depending on the user's interests.

After such interesting start, the authors in second big chapter included information about most important options setting, about Internet browsing and e-mail communication, how to get social with your cool gadget, how to purchase things and what are the most useful applications that can be found in App Store.
In following chapter, audio / video media is discussed, how to use iPad as e-book reader, how to play music and browse photos, watch videos and play games.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Lizann Dodson on December 25, 2013
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I am not a fast tech learner and the iPad comes with no instruction. This book was a real life saver.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Metzell on December 15, 2012
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The author addresses in a step by step fashion how to use an ipad. I only wish I had it when I first bought mine. Each day I try to learn a new chapter. Soon I feel I will become much more proficient and at ease with this new technology. This is a fantastic book for seniors.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By The Thornbirds on March 10, 2014
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Never though I would 'resort' to Dummies. But-- I did! Not until I had downloaded a hundred pages of the iPad how-to manual. Printer ran low on ink resulting in a dim copy so I called Amazon and Zippo! There it was. BUY THIS BOOK! Quick track to enjoying your iPad. Nancy's tutoring is-- almost as easy as having my high-tech grandson doing personal instruction! The book is definitely a TEN.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Leo J. Jahn on August 16, 2013
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Since no instruction book came with ipad, at 91 years of age I needed a little help
This book did all I expected, gave me more confidence -
Author did great job.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Alec Neibauer on January 7, 2014
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I am only just beginning to use this book, but have been quite impressed with the clarity of the information so far. I am skipping to the exact process I am trying to perfect on the Ipad. I definitely recommend the book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Noreen R Church on August 9, 2013
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I wish I had it a month ago when I first received my IPad. I had to call Apple support several times since no directions came with the IPad. This answers my every question & it has helped me enjoy this new gift so much more now.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Niteflyer on January 16, 2014
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This dummie loves this book! It makes the new iPad not seem so mysterious. Would recommend for any age not just seniors.
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Nancy Muir has written over 60 books on technology and business topics, including several bestsellers and titles that have won awards for excellence from publishing industry organizations. Prior to her writing career Nancy worked for technology publishers IDG Books (now part of Wiley Publishing) and MacMillan Publishing, and was a Training Manager for Symantec Software. She has a certificate in Distance Learning Design from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in English from Drew University. Nancy has taught Internet Safety and Technical Writing at the university level, and runs the website iPadMadeClear.com to support readers of her two iPad titles from Wiley.