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Watching TV on Your Devices
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 26, 2016
In this chapter from My Digital Entertainment for Seniors, Jason R. Rich explains buying and streaming shows on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, and discusses some apps that enhance your viewing experience on a regular TV.
Using Analog Sensors with the Raspberry Pi
By Richard Blum
Feb 25, 2016
Richard Blum, co-author of Sams Teach Yourself Python Programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 Hours, Second Edition, walks through how to use analog sensors to capture data with your Raspberry Pi.
7 Game Apps to Play with Your Kids
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 24, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of My Digital Entertainment for Seniors, suggests seven free or inexpensive game apps for the iPhone/iPad that adults can play with their kids or grandkids, and potentially be evenly matched.
Enhancing Your Home's Lighting with Philips Hue Lights
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 23, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, explains what the Philips Hue lights are and how you can use the white and color lighting products to make your home more enjoyable and energy efficient. Learn how to program and control the Philips Hue lights using an iPhone or iPad from virtually anywhere.
How to Control a GoPro Camera Remotely with the Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 22, 2016
The free GoPro app turns your Apple Watch into a remote control for your GoPro camera. Jason R. Rich, author of My GoPro Hero Camera, shows how to manage the GoPro photos and preview your shots without even touching the device.
Managing Your TiVo Bolt from Your iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 20, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, explains how a TiVo DVR can change the way you watch television, record shows remotely, and handle a wide range of other tasks, using the feature-packed TiVo mobile app on your iPhone or iPad.
Using Apps and Games on My Apple TV
By Sam Costello
Feb 20, 2016
Apple TV has its own App Store that takes the device far beyond the pre-installed apps. Some of your favorite iPhone and iPad apps will probably show up in the Apple TV App Store, but there will also be some new apps that you won’t be able to live without.
Shopping Safely Online
By Michael Miller
Feb 19, 2016
Learn how to shop safely online, including how to make a purchase, how to buy and sell on eBay, and how to buy and sell on Craigslist.
Using the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 19, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, takes a look at the Apple Pencil stylus that's available exclusively for the iPad Pro, explaining how this accessory can transform how you use the tablet.
Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing
By Eric Butow
Feb 18, 2016
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Eric Butow walks through how to use some of your device's preinstalled apps. Stay up to date with Google Now, and create and share files with Microsoft Office.
How to Access Your Digital Content Remotely from Your iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 17, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, explains a few of the options for using your iPad to access data, documents, photos, and other digital content remotely, whether it's stored on your desktop computer or somewhere in the cloud.
Tech Tips for Moms and Dads, Part 1: What Kind of Computer Should I Buy My Child?
By Timothy L. Warner
Feb 15, 2016
In this series, tech expert and dad Tim Warner answers perplexing questions about how to handle modern technology that affects your kids. Part 1 focuses on the computer types and operating systems that provide the best options for school-aged children.
Why Should You Choose an iPad Pro?
By Jason R. Rich
Feb 10, 2016
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, explains a few of the options for using your iPad to access data, documents, photos, and other digital content remotely, whether it's stored on your desktop computer or somewhere in the cloud.
Understanding Python Basics
By Richard Blum, Christine Bresnahan
Feb 3, 2016
In this chapter from Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, you will learn some Python basics, such as using the print function to display output. You will read about using variables and how to assign values to variables, and you will gain an understanding of their data types. By the end of this chapter, you will know how to get data into a script by using the input function and write your first Python script!
Customizing Your Galaxy Note 5
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Jan 26, 2016
This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 shows you how to use wallpapers and live wallpapers, replace the keyboard, adjust sound and display settings, set the region and language, and use the fingerprint scanner.
Motors for Makers: Introduction to Stepper Motors for Motion Control
By Matthew Scarpino
Jan 18, 2016
Due to their simplicity and precision, steppers are popular in electrical devices. Analog clocks, manufacturing robots, and printers (2D and 3D) rely on steppers for motion control. This chapter from Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos, and Other Electrical Machines discusses stepper motors, including permanent magnet (PM) steppers, variable reluctance (VR) steppers, hybrid (HY) steppers, and stepper control.
Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes
By Jason Rich
Jan 13, 2016
In this chapter from iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (Covers iPads and iPhones running iOS9), 5th Edition, Jason Rich helps you get acquainted with the Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders apps, as well as the newly enhanced Notes app. He explains how to stay organized, on time, and productive with your iOS mobile device and how to sync your app data across all your devices and iCloud.
Getting Started with Office Sway
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Jan 7, 2016
In this chapter from My Office Sway, you discover how to create a free Sway account, create and import Sways, and explore Sway navigation.
Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
By Brad Miser
Jan 6, 2016
In this chapter from My iPhone for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you explore how to connect your iPhone to the Internet; Bluetooth devices; and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.
Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.

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