Chapter 12

People, Places, and Appointments

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding the calendar’s different views and functions

arrow Mingling with contacts


We hate to break the news to you, but your iPad isn’t all fun and games; it has a serious side. The iPad can remind you of appointments and help you keep all your contacts straight. If you purchased a new iPad (or iPhone or iPod touch) after October 22, 2013, you also received Numbers (a first-class spreadsheet), Pages (a terrific word processor), and Keynote (the best presentation program we know), as well as Photos, iMovie, and GarageBand.

In this chapter, we explore Calendar and Contacts, a pair of apps that aren’t particularly flashy but can be remarkably useful. Space constraints prohibit us from covering the aforementioned productivity and lifestyle apps in this book, but check out our online coverage.

Working with the Calendar

The Calendar program lets you keep on top of your appointments and events (birthdays, anniversaries, and the like). You open it by tapping the Calendar icon on the Home screen. The icon is smart in its own right because it changes daily, displaying the day of the week and the date.

You can display five calendar ...

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