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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.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Working with Notebooks in OneNote 2016
By Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Jan 1, 2016
This chapter from My OneNote 2016 explains how notebooks work in OneNote, including how to start new notebooks as well as remove old notebooks you no longer use.
Make Traveling Easier with Your iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene Jones
Dec 31, 2015
This excerpt from My iPad for Seniors, 3rd Edition shows you how to take advantage of some of the best iPad apps for planning and managing your travel needs.
Working with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016
By Echo Swinford
Dec 31, 2015
In this chapter from My PowerPoint 2016, learn how to insert and format pictures in PowerPoint 2016. Specific topics in this chapter include inserting pictures, cropping and resizing pictures, formatting pictures, compressing pictures, and creating a photo album.
Managing Galaxy S6 Security and the Lock Screen
By Eric Butow
Dec 28, 2015
Eric Butow, co-author of My Samsung Galaxy S6, shows how you can change security and lock screen options on your Samsung Galaxy S6. Learn how to change remote access, administer the device, change credentials, and determine what happens when you swipe on the lock screen.
How to Lose Weight with iPhone Apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem
By Jason Rich
Dec 27, 2015
In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich explains what you can expect to find in the iPhone apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem.
How to Use the Nike+ Training Club App on iPhone or Apple Watch
By Jason Rich
Dec 26, 2015
If your fitness activities extend beyond running and are more exercise or workout oriented, the Nike+ Training Club app is for you! In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich shows you how this free app offers a guided collection of exercises and workout routines that display on your iPhone in live-action video.
How to Use the Workout App on the Apple Watch
By Jason Rich
Dec 25, 2015
It's time to exercise, and the Apple Watch can help you track your workout sessions. In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich shows you how you can set a Caloric, Distance, or Time goal, and then have the watch display real-time data it collects as you pursue that goal during your workout.
How to Use Fitbit Fitness and Activity Trackers
By Jason Rich
Dec 24, 2015
In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich shows you the plethora of solutions Fitbit offers for fitness-minded people who want to use technology to track, manage, and analyze their activities.
How to Find Fitness Apps on Your Apple Watch
By Jason Rich
Dec 23, 2015
Did you get a new Apple Watch for the holidays? Did you also gain a few extra pounds? Jason R. Rich explains how to use the fitness apps on your Apple Watch so you can get moving again, in this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks.
How to Use the New iCloud Drive App on the iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 23, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, 5th Edition explains some of the ways you can utilize the new iCloud Drive mobile app, that comes preinstalled with iOS 9, in order to better manage your data, documents, photos, and files, plus have access to this information when and where it’s needed.
Working with Fields and Forms in Word 2016
By Faithe Wempen
Dec 22, 2015
This chapter from Word 2016 In Depth delves into the technical nitty-gritty details that govern fields and shows you how you can select, insert, modify, and format fields to accomplish a variety of document-creation and formatting tasks. Even if you don’t end up working manually with fields very often, this is not wasted study! The more you understand about how fields really work, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems that may occur, or to tweak an individual field’s options to fit an unusual formatting need.

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