|About the Book|
“iPads For Seniors: A Plain Language Introduction & Guide” explains the iPad’s many features and capabilities, how to perform basic operations, and provides simple troubleshooting steps.It is not encyclopedic nor is the reader burdened withMore“iPads For Seniors: A Plain Language Introduction & Guide” explains the iPad’s many features and capabilities, how to perform basic operations, and provides simple troubleshooting steps.It is not encyclopedic nor is the reader burdened with neither excessive technical jargon nor specifications. It is written with the understanding that most Seniors are highly intelligent, but some lack a certain familiarity with the latest technology and terminology.This book will provide you with the knowledge you seek and permit you to make the most of your iPad purchase, and purchase of media and applications in the future.Chapter Excerpts:What exactly is an iPad?The iPad is a tablet computer that permits you to wirelessly connect to the Internet, send and receive email, send and receive text messages, video conference, take and display photographs, record and play back videos, and so much more. iPads permit you to:• Explore the Internet• Send and receive email from multiple accounts• Send and receive text messages• Take and display photographs• Record and playback videos• Make video calls to other iPad and iPhone users• Create reminders and to-do lists that are synchronized with your iPad, iPhone and computer• Purchase and read iBooks• Purchase and playback music, movies and television programs• Purchase and read digital newspapers and periodicals• Download free and purchase apps ranging from games to social media• Subscribe and listen to podcasts• Purchase and listen to audiobooks• Create multimedia presentations• Perform word processing• Create spreadsheets• Create and record music• Get directions through interactive maps• iPad apps include a world clock, multiple alarms, a stopwatch and a timer, a calendar and appointment book, and an address book What are the differences between iPads?The fundamental differences between iPads are processor speed, screen resolution, storage capacity, and connectivity and screen size.Processor SpeedThe processor executes the commands of the operating system and installed software (apps) from web browsers to music players. Therefore, the faster the processor-the faster the iPad can perform tasks, and the more complex tasks it can perform quickly and concurrently.Processors are sometimes referred to by the number of processors installed, i.e., Dual Core A5 indicates two processors using the A5 chip. The iPad 2 and the iPad Mini use the Dual-Core A5 processor. Slower than the others offered but still exceptionally fast.The iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display uses the A7 64-bit architecture with the M7 motion coprocessor-the fastest processor currently available.Screen ResolutionScreen resolution refers to the number of pixels that can be displayed. A pixel is a minute area of illumination on the display screen, that when combined with other pixels, create the images we see.The resolution is often listed as 1024 x 768 or 2048 x 1536. This corresponds with the number of pixels displayed vertically and horizontally on the device. The greater the number of pixels, the greater the resolution.The greater resolution produces an image that is sharper, where colors appear brighter, images seem to have greater depth and text and graphics are easier to read.