Even though the iPhone is amazingly easy-to-use for such a powerful device, it can be intimidating for people who aren’t used to it—this is especially true for seniors. In My iPhone for Seniors, the highly successful approach of My iPhone is tailored to meet the specific interests, needs, and even apprehensions, that seniors sometimes face when learning about technology that is new to them. The tasks in which seniors are most interested in are covered using a step-by-step approach that guides seniors as they learn about their iPhones, telling them exactly how to accomplish their goals. Topics include: setting up an iPhone, using core apps (making phone calls, taking photos and video), adding and using other apps (including FaceBook, iBooks, etc.), adjusting the iPhone’s interface to their specific needs, and understanding and protecting themselves from threats they may perceive. In addition to its tailored content, the book’s format is also designed specifically for seniors, including larger text and graphics to make the content more accessible.
My iPhone for Seniors is a visually rich, task-based guide to helps, seniors in particular, navigate the settings and features of their iPhone in a way that is clear and easy to follow. The organized, task-based format allows you to quickly find exactly the task you want to accomplish, and then shows you how to achieve it with minimal text and plenty of visual cues.
About the Author
Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing “i” devices, especially the iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone for Seniors, Sixth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Twelfth Edition. He has been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 60 other titles.
Brad is or has been the manager of a team of sales engineers, a principal sales engineer, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.
Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone
Chapter 2: Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts
Chapter 4: Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
Chapter 5: Working with iTunes on Your Computer
Chapter 6: Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone
Chapter 7: Managing Contacts
Chapter 8: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
Chapter 10: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
Chapter 11: Managing Calendars, Reminders, and Clocks
Chapter 12: Working with Siri
Chapter 13: Surfing the Web
Chapter 14: Finding and Listening to Music
Chapter 15: Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone
Chapter 16: Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features
Chapter 17: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Based on the free sample download, I can't recommend this book. Once you learn what the parts of the phone are, and how to maneuver the screens via tap, swipe, and other operations, the first things that should be taught are how to make calls and how to text. It's a phone/communication device before it's anything else. No doubt the apps and camera and surfing capabilities are worth exploring, which I plan to do, but it's a phone. What earned my second star was the detail that's easy to absorb via prose that's easy to read, not to mention ample pics and diagrams. But the book fails to teach beginners, seniors or not, how to begin.
I am very pleased with this book. It is filled with a lot of very useful and important information. It is a large book but it is organized well. It is clear and easy to understand and has helpful pictures and diagrams. If one already knows the information in a section it is easy to skip over it. It will be a good resource for referring back to a topic if a refresher is required.
3?. First review. Calle it. :) :P Bye! (Definatly FOR seniors. No offence.)
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