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iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running with Your Apple iPad, iPad Air and iPad Mini, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-83338-4
320 pages
December 2013
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Description

Apple’s iPad puts a limitless world of entertainment, communication, and everyday functionality in the palms of your hands. iPad for the Older and Wiser, 4th Edition quickly teaches you how to make the most of your new gadget with easy-to-follow instructions.

Fully updated to include the iPad Air and iOS 7, this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to set up your device and discover what it can do – all in jargon-free language.

Learn how to:

  • Set up your iPad and copy music and photos from your computer
  • Keep in touch with email and messages
  • Browse the web and shop online
  • Have video chats with your friends and family
  • Discover a digital library of books and magazines
  • Use Siri to dictate memos, create and send emails, and answer questions
  • Explore new places and get directions with maps
  • Take photos and videos and share them with friends
  • Enhance your iPad or iPad mini with amazing apps
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What is the iPad? 1

How this book is structured 4

Part I – Getting started with your iPad 5

Chapter 1 – Choosing an iPad 7

How much storage space do you need? 8

Which generation of iPad to choose 9

Connecting to the Internet: Wi-Fi or 4G/3G? 10

Summary 13

Brain training 14

Chapter 2 – Getting your iPad up and running 15

Setting up your iPad 15

Turning the iPad on and off 17

Completing your iPad settings 17

Confirming setup over Wi-Fi 18

Creating an Apple ID 21

Enabling useful features 22

Navigating the Home screen 25

Changing the iPad orientation 26

Making your iPad easier to use 27

Adjusting other iPad settings 29

Charging your iPad 31

Summary 33

Brain training 34

Chapter 3 – Getting connected 35

Setting up your Internet connection 35

Securing your iPad 41

Using the iTunes software on your computer 43

Introducing iCloud 48

Updating your iPad software 52

Apple iOS 7: the latest iPad software 53

Summary 54

Brain training 55

Chapter 4 – Keeping notes on your iPad 57

Understanding the Notes screen 58

Writing your first note 59

Dictating notes to your iPad 64

Dictating notes with Siri 65

Using Auto-text to speed up your writing 66

Creating your own shortcuts 67

Editing your text 68

Adding and deleting notes 73

Emailing and printing notes 74

Searching your notes 75

Using the Reminders app 78

Summary 80

Brain training 82

Part II – Using your iPad for communications 83

Chapter 5 – Managing your address book and birthday list 85

Browsing your contacts 86

Adding contacts to your iPad 88

Adding birthdays and anniversaries 90

Searching your contacts 92

Summary 93

Brain training 94

Chapter 6 – Keeping in touch by email 95

Creating an email account 96

Using an existing email account on your iPad 98

Sending an email 104

Reading your emails 108

Managing email folders 112

Searching your emails 114

Downloading new emails 115

Summary 116

Brain training 118

Chapter 7 – Using FaceTime for video calls 119

Logging in to FaceTime 121

Starting a FaceTime call 121

Talking to a friend using FaceTime 123

Receiving a FaceTime call 125

Summary 126

Brain training 128

Chapter 8 – Sending instant messages using iMessage 129

Sending messages 130

Splitting the keyboard 133

Managing message alerts through the Notification Centre 134

Summary 138

Brain training 139

Chapter 9 – Browsing the web 141

Entering a website address 142

Using the search box 144

Zooming the page 146

Scrolling the page 147

Using links on websites 149

Entering information on websites 149

Launching multiple websites with tabbed browsing 151

Managing bookmarks, history and web clips 154

Sharing website content 160

Using Reader to make it easier to read pages 163

Using Private Browsing mode 164

Summary 164

Brain training 166

Part III – Music, videos and photos 167

Chapter 10 – Adding music and video 169

Browsing the iTunes Store 170

Buying music and video from iTunes 172

Using the iTunes Store on your computer 175

Removing content and downloading it again 176

Adding CDs to your iPad using your computer 178

Using iTunes Match to copy music to your iPad 180

Summary 182

Brain training 184

Chapter 11 – Playing music and audiobooks 185

Playing audio content on your iPad 186

Playing audiobooks 193

Playing podcasts and lectures 194

Summary 196

Brain training 197

Chapter 12 – Playing video 199

Watching videos on your iPad 199

Using the Videos app 200

Watching online films from YouTube 202

Using catch-up TV services 206

Summary 208

Brain training 209

Chapter 13 – Taking and browsing photos and videos 211

Using the cameras on your iPad 212

Viewing photos 217

Editing your photos 223

Viewing and editing videos 226

Summary 227

Brain training 229

Part IV – Using apps on your iPad 231

Chapter 14 – Adding and managing apps 233

Using the App Store 233

Rearranging your apps and web clips 238

Deleting apps and web clips 242

Multitasking with apps on your iPad 242

Using multitasking gestures 243

Checking out some more apps 244

Summary 245

Brain training 247

Chapter 15 – Finding your way with Maps 249

Which iPad Maps app have I got? 251

Finding where you are with Apple Maps 251

Finding places and businesses in Maps 253

Viewing information about a place in Maps 254

Changing to Satellite view and 3D Flyover 255

Getting directions to a friend’s house 256

Using Maps to update your address book 260

Summary 261

Brain training 262

Chapter 16 – Reading books and magazines 263

Installing iBooks on your iPad 264

Downloading books using iBooks 264

Reading books using iBooks 266

Other types of ebooks 269

Using the Amazon Kindle app 270

Using Newsstand to buy magazines 271

Summary 272

Brain training 274

Part V – Appendix, Glossary and Index 275

Appendix – Looking after your iPad 277

Looking after my iPad’s battery 277

Trouble getting online 278

Issues using mobile Wi-Fi 279

Getting music from my computer on to my iPad 280

Issues connecting to the iTunes Store while downloading 280

I’ve forgotten my password 281

Securing my iPad 282

Be careful with Bluetooth 282

Stumped by Siri 283

How can I protect my iPad’s screen? 284

I’m finding the keyboard hard to type on 284

Stop the annoying email alerts 285

I’m worried about my credit card information 285

Should I worry about viruses on my iPad? 285

Phishing email concerns 286

Can I use my iPad abroad? 286

Can I safely allow others to use my iPad? 286

Can I use my iPad with speakers and headphones? 287

How do I watch movies I’ve downloaded to my iPad on a bigger screen? 287

My iPad is full 287

My iPad freezes or crashes 288

An app I’ve bought doesn’t work 288

Will iPhone apps work on my iPad? 290

Getting a new iPad 290

Glossary www.pcwisdom.co.uk

Index 291

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