iPad for the Older and Wiser
iPad for the Older and Wiser teaches you how to make the most of Apple's iPad. It takes you through setup, and teaches you how to use gesture controls and the virtual keyboard to get the most from the built-in features and apps. Among other things, you'll learn how to keep notes on your iPad, how to manage your address book and birthday list, how to video conference with FaceTime, how to browse the web, how to send instant messages with iMessage, and how to find your way with maps.
The iPad is also ideal for entertainment, so you'll learn how to add music and video to your iPad and play it back, and how to use apps to expand your iPad's capabilities with games and utilities. There's a chapter dedicated to taking, viewing and editing photos on your iPad, and another for avid readers showing you how to download and read books on the iPad.
The book in brief
|Book Title||iPad for the Older and Wiser Get Up and Running with Your iPad or iPad mini|
|Book Author||Sean McManus with Rosemary Hattersley|
|Publisher||John Wiley / University of the Third Age (U3A)|
|Pages||296, full colour|
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Read the review from PC Advisor
Although the book 'iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your iPad or iPad mini, 3rd Edition' is endorsed by the Third Age Trust (U3A), it is of interest to users of iPads of all ages...There were many tips and hints that may not be apparent by the usual tap-and-hope, trial-and-error methods that most of us use – for example the item on book reading and how to alter the font size and style. Most owners, one imagines, only use a fraction of an iPad's potential, some getting not much further than browsing and game playing. This book opens much greater fields of use, some of which may be unfamiliar to the older user...
Read the review from Choice Magazine
Choice Magazine (November 2011) reviewed iPad for the Older and Wiser and made it their book of the month. They said: "If you would like to embrace the latest technology and impress the grandchildren with a cool iPad but are worried you won't know how to use it, this is the book for you... In very simple terms, with ample useful illustrations, it shows you how to set up an iPad and use it to browse the internet, use email, watch videos, listen to music, upload photos and download apps. The book is aimed specifically at older, less technically savvy users and it shows you how to take advantage of all an iPad's features, which are many and varied. [The book] will give you the confidence to go out and buy this great 'toy' and get up and running with it in no time. If you are wondering what to ask for next month for Christmas, then an iPad, together with this book, would keep you amused and entertained for hours, and prove a very useful resource to boot."
Review reproduced by kind permission of www.choicemag.co.uk
Read the review from Saga Magazine
Saga Magazine published a review of iPad for the Older and Wiser in January 2012. They said: "The University of the Third Age produces an excellent series of technology-made-easy handbooks... iPad for the Older and Wiser will have you set up on your new device in no time."
Review reproduced by kind permission of Saga Magazine
Bonus content and updates
- iPad for the Older and Wiser enters Amazon's Top 100 books
- Download free bonus excerpts from iPad for the Older and Wiser - Using iTunes to create playlists, buying iPad accessories and using the camera connection kit.
- Top 20+ best iPad apps for the Older and Wiser - My recommended apps to get you started, including direct links to download each app and some videos of selected apps in action.
- Download a free album from Mute Records for your iPad
- Apple annouces 12 days of free films, music, apps and more for your iPad
- The Beatles Yellow Submarine ebook signals the future of iBooks publishing
- Holy Zarquon! My iPad book is a bestseller!
- Is it worth buying a 3G iPad? - find out how good the 3G coverage is in your area
- Download the free 47-page iOS5 for the iPad guide - Find out how you can upgrade your iPad and make the most of the new features of the iPad in Apple's free iOS5 update. If you have the first edition of the book, download this guide for information on new software features introduced to the iPad.
- iPads to replace flight manuals for pilots on major US airlines - would you entrust your safety to an iPad?
- How will Steve Jobs resignation affect Apple? - analysis of how Steve Jobs leaving will affect iPad-maker Apple
- A sneak preview of the new iOS5 for the iPad? - fantastic video of magic tricks using an iPad
- Photos taken on the launch day of the iPad 2 - capturing the buying frenzy at my local electrical goods store
- Some thoughts on Apple's iPad 2 - blog post after the iPad 2 was announced but before it was released
- London Book Fair: Guinness Book of Records launches iPad app - reporting on the launch of one of my recommended apps, and the first time I used an iPad
- How to customise your blog for the iPad - if you use Wordpress to write a blog, you can customise it to give visitors an app-like experience on the iPad
- How to make ebook apps for the iPad - this is quite a technical article aimed at book authors, but I thought I'd link it here too in case it's of interest
- How to use a web browser - if you haven't used the internet before, this primer from Social Networking for the Older and Wiser might help you to understand the main ideas on your computer before you start using the web on your iPad.
About the author
iPad for the Older and Wiser is written by Sean McManus, author of Microsoft Office for the Older and Wiser and Social Networking for the Older and Wiser. He has written for a wide range of computer and technology magazines, including Personal Computer World, Internet Magazine and Business 2.0. His favourite iPad app would be a toss-up between the generative music app Bloom and Instapaper, which enables you to save webpages from your computer to read on your iPad later.