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People, Places, and Appointments

We hate to break the news to you, but your iPad mini 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 the iWork suite, which includes Numbers (a first-class spreadsheet), Pages (a terrific word processor), and Keynote (the best presentation program we know), as well as the iLife suite (iPhoto, 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 iWork and iLife 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.

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