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iPad for the Older and Wiser

Book cover: Microsoft Office for the older and wiser The fourth edition is out now, updated in 2013 by technology journalist Mark Hattersley to cover the iPad Mini, iPad Air and iPad. There are no plans to create an updated edition to address more recent changes to the iPad software.

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.

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Book Title iPad for the Older and Wiser
Book AuthorSean McManus with Mark Hattersley
PublisherJohn Wiley / U3A
Pages302, full colour

Read the review from PC Advisor

PC Advisor reviewed iPad for the Older and Wiser, writing:

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...

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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."

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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."

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Review reproduced by kind permission of Saga Magazine

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