Author: Nancy C. Muir
Published: June, 2011, 2nd Edition by Wiley
Pages: 320, paperback
Book Price: $24.99 ($15.37 at Amazon and other locations)
Here is the fun and easy way to make the most of your iPad or iPad 2. This book is versatile, portable, and lightweight, the iPad is an ideal device for today's seniors.
This basic guide sports a senior-friendly larger font size and plenty of illustrations that make learning to use the iPad and iPad 2 easy. You'll first learn to set up your iPad, get familiar with the touchscreen interface, and explore accessibility features. Then you'll learn to browse the Internet with mobile Safari, use maps, set up and manage your e-mail, buy and read e-books, download and play music and movies, work with photos, make FaceTime video calls, and discover how to extend the iPad's capability even more with apps.
This publication covers iPad and iPad 2. With its ability to function as an e-reader, a music and movie player, a photo viewer, and a mini-computer, the iPad offers everything seniors need in a lightweight and portable device. This senior-friendly book explains what to look for when shopping for an iPad, how to set one up, and how to use the touchscreen interface. It covers accessing the Internet, using FaceTime for video chat, sending and receiving e-mail, buying and reading e-books, downloading music and movies, purchasing apps, taking and sharing photos, recording HD video, getting directions and using maps, and much more.
Also included are safety and troubleshooting tips and advice on keeping your iPad happy. The Table of Contents illustrated the well-defined progression of knowledge:
- Part I: Making the iPad Your Pad
- Chapter 1: Buying Your iPad
- Chapter 2: Looking Over the Home Screen
- Chapter 3: Getting Going
- Chapter 4: Taking Advantage of Accessibility Features
- Part II: Taking the Leap Online
- Chapter 5: Browsing the Internet with Safari
- Chapter 6: Working with E-Mail in Mail
- Chapter 7: Face to Face with the Grandkids Using FaceTime
- Chapter 8: Shopping the iTunes Store
- Chapter 9: Expanding Your iPad Horizons with Apps
- Part III: Having Fun and Consuming Media
- Chapter 10: Using Your iPad As an E-Reader
- Chapter 11: Playing with Music on iPad
- Chapter 12: Playing with Photos
- Chapter 13: Getting the Most Out of Video Features
- Chapter 14: Playing Games
- Chapter 15: Finding Your Way with Maps
- Part IV: Managing Your Life and Your iPad
- Chapter 16: Keeping On Schedule with Calendar
- Chapter 17: Managing Contacts
- Chapter 18: Making Notes
- Chapter 19: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your iPad
I reviewed the ebook version which was very difficult to initially download. Due to the DRM copy protection, I had to download and install Adobe Digital Editions on my computer, then download the ePub file, and actually read it on my iPad with Bluefire Reader (not iBooks). Wiley representatives assure me that they are working toward a much easier installation method, but now I would recommend getting the hardcopy version. That considered, the final product is well worth it.
The iPad is an ideal device for seniors, and this book is a terrific learning tool to get the most out of this investment. For more information, and to acquire your own book, go to www.wiley.com. This is an investment well worth your money.