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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.
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.
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.
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.
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Dec 14, 2015
Brad Miser shows you how to set keyboard, language, and format options, configure the Control Center, set Do Not Disturb preferences, set Privacy and Location Services preferences, set Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock preferences, and set restrictions for content and apps, in this chapter from My iPhone, 9th Edition.
Using Apple Maps on Your Apple Watch
By Craig James Johnston
Dec 10, 2015
In this chapter from My Apple Watch (updated for Watch OS 2.0), 2nd Edition, you learn how to use the Maps app on your Apple Watch to find places around you and navigate using turn-by-turn directions.
Using the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps with Your Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 21, 2015
In this chapter from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, learn what the Apple Watch editions of the Activity and Workout apps can do, discover how to use the iPhone edition of the Activity app, and find alternatives to the Activity and Workout apps.
Overview of Apple Watch Apps
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 30, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a look at new Apple Watch apps that give the watch enhanced features and functions, and that can make it more useful in your everyday personal or professional life.
Making the Galaxy S6 More Accessible
By Michael Miller
Sep 7, 2015
Let’s face it. As we get older, it often becomes more difficult to read fine print and sometimes to perform fine motor functions. Fortunately, there are several settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge that can make life easier. This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors explores these accessibility options as well as a special Easy Mode that simplifies the phone’s operation.
Using Your Apple Watch to Stay Active
By Craig James Johnston
Sep 2, 2015
In this chapter from My Apple Watch, you learn how your Watch keeps track of your activity and helps you stay healthy.
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.
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.
Display What’s on Your iPhone or iPad’s Display on an HD TV Using AirPlay
By Jason R. Rich
Jun 15, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, explains the easiest way to make AirDrop work so that you can wirelessly stream whatever is being seen on your iPhone or iPad’s display to any HD television set. This includes digital slide presentations, photos, television and movie programming, or other content you stream from the Internet.
Introducing Windows 10’s Cortana
By Michael Miller
Jun 3, 2015
Cortana is the new “virtual assistant,” similar to Apple’s Siri, built into the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Users can control Cortana with either keyboard or voice commands (“Hey, Cortana”), and use it to perform intelligent searches, retrieve personalized news headlines, view local weather, manage notes and appointments, and more. In this article, Michael Miller, author of The Internet of Things, introduces you to Cortana and discusses its most important features
Introduction to the New Pebble Time Smart Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Jun 1, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, takes a look at the all-new, second generation Pebble Time smart watch. Like Apple Watch, which is priced much higher, Pebble Time is designed to work in conjunction with the iPhone.
Playing Music on Pandora
By Michael Miller
Jun 1, 2015
Pandora is one of the largest streaming music services on the Internet, with more than 250 million users. In this article, best-selling technology writer Michael Miller shows you how Pandora works and helps you get the most of this popular service on your computer and on your mobile device.

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