I Just Got a Smartphone/Tablet – Now What?!


Technology is a great way to help us stay connected to one another. Here are some titles to help you master the skills for your new device, and applications, too.


Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad

Guy Hart-Davis

Whether this is your first iPad or just your newest upgrade, this book will quickly get you acquainted with your new favorite companion. No long-winded explanation, no technical jargon no complicated operations—just step-by-step instructions that walk you through everything from initial setup to key features Plus troubleshooting advice will help you fix minor problems without a trip to the Apple Genius Bar. Sidebars highlight expert tips and tricks, while full-color screenshots make it easy to follow along. Connect to WiFi and Bluetooth; download the best apps; sync your media, email, calendar, and more! Your iPad is more than just the world's greatest entertainment device—it's an extension of your desktop or laptop computer, allowing work and play to flow seamlessly from one to the other. From customizing your settings to locking security down tight, this book shows you everything you need to know to get the most out of your iPad. Whether you have an iPad Air, iPad Pro, or iPad mini, this guide has you covered.

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My IPad for Seniors

Michael Miller

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to: Wirelessly connect to and browse the Internet, at home or away Video chat with your friends using FaceTime over Wi-Fi or cellular Make your iPad easier to use if you have trouble seeing or tapping the screen Use Siri's voice commands to control your iPad and find useful information Communicate with friends and family via email, text messaging, and FaceTime video chats Shoot, share, and view photos and videos Listen to streaming music and watch streaming movies and TV shows online Find locations and get directions using the new Maps app Use iCloud to store and share your photos and other important data online Troubleshoot common iPad problems

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My Social Media for Seniors

Michael Miller

My Social Media for Seniors Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you along the way Learn how to get the most out of social media! We’ve identified the essential skills you need to stay connected with the people you care about; reconnect with old friends and classmates; and share your life with loved ones near and far. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use! · Learn the pros and cons of social media and how to use it safely · Find out what to share–and what not to share–on social media · Distinguish between fake news and real news online · Use social media to find friends, family, schoolmates, and co-workers · Keep in touch with friends and family on Facebook® · Save and share interesting images on Pinterest™ · Connect with people and businesses on LinkedIn® · Tweet and retweet on Twitter™ · Share photos on Instagram™ · Use Skype to participate in video chats with friends and family members

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Android For Dummies

Dan Gookin

Set up, configure, and get connected Shoot and share photos and videos Use social media, text, and email to stay in touch Make the most of your Android gizmo Be honest—isn't "gizmo" a friendlier word than "device"? This book will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about your Android smartphone or tablet in an equally friendly manner, because that's the best way to learn how to get the most from your Android. From buying, unpacking, and setting up your gizmo to managing calls and email, posting to social media, navigating with Maps, and creating a photo slideshow, it's like having a good friend show you the basics and explain how to take advantage of all the cool stuff. Inside... All about Android 10 Updated security features Customizing your Android Creating multimedia messages Apps to help you get social The Bluetooth connection Exploring Google Play Essential troubleshooting tips

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Help Me! Guide to the IPhone 6s for Seniors

Charles Hughes

Need help with the iPhone 6S? Are you new to the iPhone? The Guide to iPhone 6S for Seniors is a book written specifically for those who have difficulty using electronics, such as phones, personal computers, and tablet computers. iPhone 6S is the newest smartphone from Apple as of September 25th, 2015. iPhone 6S introduced many new features, which redefined the iPhone. There is a wealth of knowledge about the iPhone 6S in this book, which can be easily accessed and navigated for quick reference. Whether you are puzzled about managing your electronic address book, or how to take and send a picture to a friend, you will find the information in this guide. The internet is riddled with advanced tips and tricks, but the goal of this book is to sort through the extra information to simplify your first experience with using an iPhone. Help is here! Here are some examples of the topics discussed in this guide: - Charging the Device - Finding the iPhone and iPad Buttons - Calling a Contact - Using the Speakerphone During a Voice Call - Adding a New Contact - Composing a New Text Message - Adding an Attachment to a Text Message - Taking a Picture - Capturing a Video - Navigating to a Web Page - Setting Up Email - Setting Up an iTunes Account - Buying an Application PLUS, what to do when the phone - Does not turn on - Can't make a call - Touchscreen does not respond as expected ...and much more!

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Iphone for Seniors in Easy Steps

Nick Vandome

In full colour and straightforward, jargon-free language, iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 4th edition, gives you all the information you need to get up and running with your new iPhone and quickly feel you are in control of it. Make and receive phone calls. Text with the Messages app, including a variety of new fun features. Make video calls with FaceTime. Set up and use email accounts. Use Settings to customise your iPhone exactly to your style and requirement. Use Apple Pay on your iPhone to pay securely - no need to carry your wallet all the time. Master the newly designed Control Center. Explore the entire iTunes Music library, share music, videos, apps, calendars and photos with family members - stay in the loop with children and grandchildren! This 4th edition of this popular title is updated to cover the latest operating system, iOS 11, and its array of new features. It is illustrated using the iPhone 8, but is suitable for all iPhones with iOS 11. It is written in larger type, for easier reading, and with the Senior reader in mind.

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Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps

Nick Vandome

Android is the mobile operating system that is used on the majority of smartphones worldwide. It is a robust and versatile operating system that can be used by any manufacturer to add to their handsets. This means that there is a wide range of Android phones available and also different versions of Android that run on them. Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps, 2nd edition starts with a detailed look at the different versions of Android, and the range of models of phones that are available. It also explains the relationship with Google and the services that can be used with an Android phone. The book looks at using the interface of an Android phone including: · Using Home screens · Organizing apps · Viewing notifications · Locking the phone · Searching for items · Accessing the range of Android settings · Syncing with other Android Devices The book also covers all aspects of the standard communication functions that are now commonplace on smartphones: · Making and receiving calls · Making video calls · Sending text messages · Adding contacts · Sending emails · Browsing the web Android phones are excellent for a range of mobile entertainment, and the book shows how to listen to music, watch videos and read books. It also deals with taking and viewing photos so that you can use your Android phone as a replacement for a digital camera. Due to the range of versions of Android and models of phones, Android phones can sometimes appear a bit of a maze. However, Android Phones for Seniors in easy steps, 2nd edition provides a clear guide to navigate through the issues and ensure that you can get the most out of your Android phone, whichever version it is. Updated for Android v7 Nougat. Table of Contents: 1. Introducing Android Phones 2. Models of Android Phones 3. Android Settings 4. Around an Android Phone 5. Calls and Contacts 6. Using the Keyboard 7. Messaging and Email 8. Android Apps 9. Being Entertained 10. Keeping in the Picture 11. Online with Chrome 12. Staying Secure

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My iPhone for Seniors

Brad Miser

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most. Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do. Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations. Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPhone. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to: Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more Use iCloud, Google, and other cloud services to have consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one Inbox Listen to music, use the Wallet app to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as burst photos, time-lapse and slow-motion video, and Live Photos View your photos in Memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 11, 11Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Guy Hart-Davis

Know your new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max from the inside-out with 900 color screen shots! Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is your ultimate guide to getting the most out of your iPhone! Apple's graphics-driven iOS is perfect for visual learners, so this book uses a visual approach to show you everything you need to know to get up and running—and much more. Full-color screen shots walk you step-by-step through setup, customization, and everything your iPhone can do. Whether you are new to the iPhone or have just upgraded to the 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max, this book helps you discover your phone's full functionality and newest capabilities. Stay in touch by phone, text, email, FaceTime Audio or FaceTime Video calls, or social media; download and enjoy books, music, movies, and more; take, edit, and manage photos; track your health, fitness, and habits; organize your schedule, your contacts, and your commitments; and much more! The iPhone is designed to be user-friendly, attractive, and functional. But it is capable of so much more than you think—don't you want to explore the possibilities? This book walks you through iOS 13 visually to help you stay in touch, get things done, and have some fun while you're at it! Get to know iOS 13 with 900 full-color screen shots Master the iPhone's basic functions and learn the latest features Customize your iPhone to suit your needs and get optimal performance Find the apps and services that can make your life easier The iPhone you hold in your hand represents the pinnacle of mobile technology and is a masterpiece of industrial design. Once you get to know it, you'll never be without it. Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is your personal map for exploring your new tech companion.

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iPhone Life

he only magazine dedicated to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Each regular issue is chocked full of reviews of apps, accessories and Apple handhelds. It’s also loaded with tips and how-to’s, user profiles, business solutions, and more.

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Android Advisor

Android Advisor is your go-to source for everything Android, from smartphones, tablets and the best mobile apps to wearable and in-car tech, optimised for the small screen of your mobile device. Whether you're new to the Android operating system or a seasoned user, you're sure to find something you like in Android Advisor's wealth of analysis, reviews, features and tutorials. Android Advisor will not only help you to choose the best phone or tablet for your needs, but also to get more out of that device.

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Auburn Adult iPads

There are 2 adult iPads available for check out to Auburn Hills Public Library cardholders only.

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Zoom For Dummies

Phil Simon

Unlock the full potential of Zoom with this straightforward resource Zoom For Dummies shows readers how to stay connected to their friends, family, colleagues, and peers with this explosively popular communication platform. Written by business professional Phil Simon, Zoom For Dummies allows you to take full advantage of Zoom’s multi-faceted feature set, including: The "Meetings" feature Webinar capabilities Instant messaging functionality Zoom’s “Channel” features Zoom For Dummies goes beyond video conferencing and unlocks the full power of this service. You’ll be able to connect with people around the globe, record and replay video, share your screen with others, and use Zoom on your desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile device. The book shows you how to follow best practices when it comes to Zoom’s enhanced security features, as well as how to keep Zoom up to date. Written in the friendly style the For Dummies series is famous for, Zoom For Dummies is perfect for anyone who uses Zoom for school, work, business, or personal reasons.

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