Tech Tuesdays: Learn about ipad and iphone

Since the first iPhone was invented in 1983, over 5 million iPhones have been sold.  Here are some little known fact about the iphone:

  • The 'Artists' icon on an iPhone or iPod touch is a silhouette of Bono, the lead singer for U2
  • iPhones can survive falls of over 13,000 feet.
  • All advertisements for the iPhone show a time of 9:42.


If you are wanting to know more about your iphone or ipad, check out Tech Tuesdays here at the Homewood Library.  Listen as Jeff Mann answers your questions on how to maximize your Apple investment.

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iPhone in Easy Steps by Drew Provan

With a copy of iPhone in easy steps at hand you’ll be whizzing through the sleek features of your iPhone sooner than you know it! It’ll show you how to:  Set up your iPhone to suit your needs and to keep it safe.  Utilize your iPhone like a computer to email, get organized, browse the web and read docs. Master touchscreen navigation and shortcuts for frequently used features.  Save time and keying by using the new Control Center and Siri.  Use iCloud to store and back up data, buy and store apps, and keep your Mac devices in sync. Find, download and enjoy key iPhone apps for leisure: music, movies, photo editing, social networks, games, and for your travels

Exploring iPad for dummies [electronic resource- Overdrive] by Galen Gruman

Now that you have a new iPad, get to know it a little better with "Exploring iPad For Dummies" "2nd Edition."Includes coverage of the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and the original iPadHelps you get connected, stay in touch with social media, text with iMessage, play slideshows or music, curl up with your favorite e-book, and find the latest and greatest apps for any interest. Shows you how to get organized with calendars, contacts, and Reminders; take notes; locate where you are or where you're going with Maps; stream content; or go hands-free with DictationAlso covers video-chatting with FaceTime, recording HD videos, and capturing and editing photos on the incredible retina display.



iPad for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and Running Safely and Quickly with the Apple iPad by Sean McManus

Easy-to-follow, friendly advice on using the iPad 2This heavily illustrated, approachable guide for the anyone over 50 provides a solid resource for learning how to use the iPad in everyday situations. Veteran author and technology expert Sean McManus clearly explains how to use the iPad to send e-mails, listen to music, watch movies, and play games. Detailed coverage walks you step by step through setting up and registering your iPad, connecting to the Internet, syncing your iPad to other devices, and much more.


iWoz [electronic resource - HOOPLA] : computer geek to cult icon : how I invented the personal computer, co-founded Apple, and had fun doing it by Steve Wozniak with Gina Smith

Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange, alien vending machines. But in "the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history" (BusinessWeek​) Steve Wozniak invented the first true personal computer. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. Here, thirty years later, the mischievous genius with the low profile treats readers to a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of his life—for once, in the voice of the wizard himself


 Steve Jobs [electronic resource - Overdrive] by  Walter Isaacson

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.