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Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #18: Types of Networks
By Scott Mueller
Jul 30, 2015
PANS, LANS, WANS, MANS...In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses different types of networks.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #17: Internet Connection Security Basics
By Scott Mueller
Jul 29, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses the most important things you can do for security when using a broadband Internet connection.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #16: High-Speed Internet Access: Which Type is Right for You?
By Scott Mueller
Jul 28, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott helps you make sense out of the confusing morass of plans available from cable modem, DSL, fixed wireless Internet, and satellite vendors.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #15: The Best Ways to Clean Your Computer Keyboard
By Scott Mueller
Jul 27, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers some tips on keeping your keyboard sparkling and stick-free.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #14: USB Security Risks
By Scott Mueller
Jul 24, 2015
USB drives have been used to spread many types of malware. In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers some precautions you can take to protect your information and devices.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #13: Troubleshooting PC Audio Problems
By Scott Mueller
Jul 23, 2015
Although Plug and Play (PnP) PCI and PCIe sound cards and integrated audio have eliminated the troublesome hardware resource conflicts that once made adding audio to a PC a big headache, there are still many possible sources of frustration with recording or playback. In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott helps you troubleshoot your audio hardware.
Video: Getting Excel for iPad
By Zack Barresse
Jul 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Excel for iPad, Zach Barresse describes Excel for iPad's user interface and shows you how to get Excel for your iPad in the app store.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #12: How 3D Accelerators Work
By Scott Mueller
Jul 22, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses the evolution and optimization of 3D graphics on your computer.
Using Google Maps, Navigation, and Google Now with Your Android Phone
By Craig James Johnston
Jul 22, 2015
In this chapter from My Android Phone, learn how to use Google Maps, Navigation, and Google Now, including staying up to date with Google Now, navigating with Google Maps, and taking map data offline.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #11: Why Won't My CD or DVD Play? Troubleshooting Optical Drives
By Scott Mueller
Jul 21, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers tips for troubleshooting a CD or DVD that won't play.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #10: Comparing Flash Memory Devices: Which Is Best for Your Needs?
By Scott Mueller
Jul 20, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott gives you a list of issues to check before purchasing flash memory-based devices.
Video: The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft: Create Your Own Textures
By Joel Comm, Zach Comm
Jul 20, 2015
In this excerpt from The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft: Multiplayer and Resource Packs, Joel and Zach Comm show you how to work with Resource Pack Workbench and create your own textures.
Making and Receiving Calls on Your Samsung Galaxy S6
By Craig James Johnston, Eric Butow
Jul 17, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S6, find out how to make and receive phone calls (including conference calls) using your Galaxy S6.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #9: What Is a Hard Disk Drive and What Does It Do?
By Scott Mueller
Jul 17, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses the hard disk drive (HDD), one of the most important and yet mysterious parts of a computer system.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #8: How Magnetic Fields are Used to Store Data on Your Computer
By Scott Mueller
Jul 16, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #7: An Overview of the Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) Interface
By Scott Mueller
Jul 15, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott covers the IDE interface, including definitions of ATA and SATA.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #6: What Is ROM?
By Scott Mueller
Jul 14, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott discusses the basics of read-only memory.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #5: Upgrading a Flash BIOS
By Scott Mueller
Jul 13, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott introduces the basics of upgrading a flash BIOS.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #4: Motherboard Selection Criteria (Knowing What to Look For)
By Scott Mueller
Jul 10, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott offers a simple motherboard selection checklist.
Upgrading and Repairing PCs Tip #3: How L1 Cache Works on Your PC
By Scott Mueller
Jul 9, 2015
In this excerpt from the 22nd edition of Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Scott explains how L1 cache works like a savvy waiter in a restaurant--most of the time.

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