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How to Use the New iOS 9 Features on the iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 17, 2015
iOS 9 brings a handful of new features that make it easier to navigate around the iPad. Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, shows off cool features like Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture in Picture. Explore new iPad Pro accessories that help to bridge the gap between tablet and notebook computing.
Windows 10 Tips and Tricks: Connecting to Networks and the Internet
By Guy Hart-Davis
Dec 17, 2015
This chapter from Windows 10 Tips and Tricks shows you how to connect your computer to a wired network or to a wireless network, how to connect to network folders, and how to deal with network problems. You also learn how to connect your computer to a virtual private network, or VPN, in order to establish a secure connection to a server across the Internet, and how to share your computer’s Internet connection with others.
Protecting Sensitive Information and Sending Quick Alerts on the Galaxy S6
By Eric Butow
Dec 15, 2015
The privacy settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6 secure your stored information. Eric Butow, co-author of My Samsung Galaxy S6, shows how to change those settings to protect your data in various apps. Your Galaxy S6 can even protect you by sending an SOS for help in an emergency!
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.
Pinning and Repinning on Pinterest
By Michael Miller
Dec 14, 2015
In this chapter from My Social Media for Seniors, get to know Pinterest, including how to view and repin pins, how to pin, and how to create new Pinterest boards.
Video: Office Online: Beginning with Office.com and the Office Hub
By Katherine Murray
Dec 14, 2015
In this excerpt from Office Online: Let's Get Busy!, Katherine Murray takes a look at the Office.com site and the Office hub. She also takes a look at Microsoft accounts and shows you how to sign in and set things up the way you want them.
Adding Pictures and Graphics in Publisher 2016
By Laura Acklen
Dec 11, 2015
In this chapter from My Publisher 2016, you learn how to add and work with visual elements such as photos, WordArt, borders, and accents.
Excel 2016 VBA and Macros: Referring to Ranges
By Bill Jelen, Tracy Syrstad
Dec 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 VBA and Macros shows you different ways of referring to ranges, such as specifying a row or column. You’ll also find out how to manipulate cells based on the active cell and how to create a new range from overlapping ranges.
Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit: Connections
By John Baichtal
Dec 10, 2015
Mindstorms’ components use wires to link the power and data of modules together. This chapter from Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit explores what’s up with those Mindstorms wires and demonstrates how to hack them into different configurations.
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.
Customizing Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen
Dec 9, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 In Depth walks you through examples of customizing the ribbon and discusses some of the important option settings available in Excel.
Using the Latest Microsoft Office Apps on the iPhone and iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 9, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, takes a look at the latest Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote apps for the iPhone and iPad. Now you can easily sync files between your computers and mobile devices, and share Office documents directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Video: Introduction to OneDrive Essentials
By Katherine Murray
Dec 9, 2015
In this excerpt from OneDrive Essentials, Katherine Murray introduces her one-hour video, where you will learn the basics of organizing, uploading and sharing your files in the cloud using OneDrive.
Video: Making Your Samsung Galaxy S6 More Secure
By Michael Miller
Dec 8, 2015
Michael Miller offers some tips for how secure the lock screen on your Samsung Galaxy S6 smart phone, including pattern, pin, password, or fingerprint options. He also discusses the Find My Mobile feature, which is helpful if your phone is lost or stolen.
Browsing the Web with Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A
By Eric Butow
Dec 7, 2015
The Galaxy Tab A comes with two built-in browsers: Google Chrome and Samsung’s Internet app. This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab A shows you how to browse the Web using the Samsung Internet app, which is designed specifically so you can get the most from the Web on your Tab A.
Give Siri Another Chance! 10 Strategies for Best Results with Siri on iOS 9
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 7, 2015
You might not have been crazy about Siri's earlier incarnations, but with the iOS 9 upgrade this feature is really useful. Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, takes a look at Siri on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 9. Learn how to give Siri verbal commands and get things done.
Networking and Syncing Your iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 7, 2015
In this chapter from My iPad, 8th Edition, you find out how to connect your iPad to your local Wi-Fi network. You also see how to sync your iPad with your Mac or Windows computer and with Apple’s iCloud service.
Managing Your Information with the Updated iOS 9 Notes App
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 3, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, Fifth Edition, introduces the newly redesigned iOS 9 edition of the Notes app that comes preinstalled on the iPhone and iPad. Learn how to use this app to create, edit, gather, manage, and share notes and information.
Which Hero Will Save Your Day? Meet the Latest GoPro Hero Digital Cameras
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 2, 2015
GoPro Hero cameras are small, waterproof, shockproof, and work in harsh temperature conditions, making them ideal for shooting high-resolution photos or stunning HD video in a wide range of situations. In this article, Jason R. Rich, author of My GoPro Hero Camera, takes a close look at the latest GoPro offerings, to help you select the GoPro Hero camera model that best fits your needs and budget.
Working with Text in a Microsoft Office Application
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Dec 2, 2015
This chapter from Easy Office 2016 shows you how to add text to any Office application, including the option to select a font style and size; change text color; or apply bold, italic, and underlining to your text.

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