Conventions used in this book
This book uses certain conventions to help you find your way around, including:
Tip icons point out insights or helpful suggestions related to tasks in the step lists.
If you bought this book (or are even thinking about buying it), you've probably already made the decision to buy an iPad. The iPad is set up to be simple to use, but still, it can take hours to explore the pre-installed apps, learn how to make settings, and sync it to your computer. I've put in those hours so you don't have to, and I've added advice and tips for getting the most out of your iPad.
This book helps you get going with iPad quickly and painlessly so you can get right to the fun part.
This book is specifically written for mature people like you, folks who are relatively new to using computing gadgets and want to discover the basics of buying an iPad, working with the pre-installed apps, and getting on the Internet. In writing this book, I've tried to take into account the types of activities that might interest someone who is 50 years or older and is picking up an iPad for the first time.
This book is organized by sets of tasks. These tasks start from the very beginning, assuming you've never laid your hands on an iPad, and guide you ...