iPad All in One for Dummies, 5th Edition (by Nancy Muir, $34.99)
Summary of iPad All in One for Dummies
The iPad was an overnight sensation and now it’s simply indispensable. Whether you use it for work, play, or everyday life, the new iPad is packed with even more features and power than ever. In this fun and practical guide, veteran For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir walks you through the latest features and functions, including what the new iOS6 software brings to the table. Go beyond the basics, get serious about using your iPad for all it’s worth, and don’t miss the ways to have fun with it as well. This book covers it all, and in full color!
My review of iPad All in One for Dummies
I’ve had an iPad 2 for about 18 months. And, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never really used it to its fullest. That’s just silly, if you think about it; shouldn’t you really be getting the most out of a “gadget” that costs roughly the same as a laptop? (OK, not a top-of-the-line laptop, but still.) That’s really why this iPad for Dummies guide is such a valuable resource.
This edition of iPad All in One for Dummies really packs a punch…it covers all three generations of the iPad and is updated for iOS 6 software! In fact, this edition is really like six books in one, as it includes iPad Basics (I can admit that there’s stuff I don’t know), Just for Fun, iPad on the Go, Getting Productive with iWork (iWork? What is iWork? See? That’s why I need this book!), Using iPad to Get Organized, and Must-Have iPad Apps. The iPad All in One for Dummies guide will teach you how to set up VoiceOver and Speak Auto-text. Yep, two more things I didn’t know. Not kidding. (Right about now I’m hanging my head in shame.)
There are 640 pages in this book, which might seem like a lot. OK, it is a lot. However, since iPad All in One for Dummies is really a reference book, you can pick and choose what is helpful to you — and the book is set up in such a user-friendly way that it’s simple to find what you need/want to learn. And, there’s a lot that I need/want to learn when it comes to my iPad. I cannot get over how little I’m truly getting out of my iPad, because I simply don’t know how to use it all of its capabilities. Well, no longer, folks! If there’s one how-to guide you should have when it comes to technology, it’s this one.
Let’s be honest: It really doesn’t make sense to have some of the best technology at your fingertips and just use it to play Words with Friends or Candy Crush or read e-books. You know you do it, too (we really need a support group)…but now we can do a whole lot more, thanks to the iPad All-in-One For Dummies guide.
I was not compensated for writing this post. I received a copy of iPad All in One for Dummies to facilitate my review. This post contains an affiliate link. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.