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How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X Yosemite and Get Acquainted with Apple’s Latest Operating System
By Jason R. Rich
Jan 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains how to upgrade your compatible Mac to OS X Yosemite and take advantage of the new features and functions this latest edition of the Mac operating system has to offer.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - PlayStation Edition: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Jan 7, 2015
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - PlayStation Edition is about building the foundation you can use to launch into the rest of the game. Your focus is on a few key points: build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Power Up Your Robots with an L293D Chip
By John Baichtal
Jan 5, 2015
John Baichtal, author of Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, shows how to use an inexpensive and widely available L293D chip to control a motor. Get your robot up and running - in any direction, and at any speed - with a few simple steps and a little bit of code.
Recording OTA TV with Tivo's Roamio
By Michael Miller
Jan 5, 2015
Roamio is Tivo’s new set top box designed for recording over the air programming, as well as programs from various Internet-based services, including Netflix and Hulu. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses who Roamio is designed for, and how it can make life easier for all the cable cutters out there.
Working with Records in FileMaker Pro 13
By Tim Dietrich
Jan 5, 2015
In this chapter from FileMaker Pro 13 Absolute Beginner's Guide, explore and work with the Filemaker database. You change, add, and delete records; navigate through records and layouts; and much more.
Building Your First Bots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
By Marziah Karch
Dec 30, 2014
This chapter from Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots looks at the currently available instructions for the LEGO MINDSTORMS home edition set.
Developing a Selfie Remote-Control App in iOS Using Bluetooth Low Energy
By Wei-Meng Lee
Dec 30, 2014
Wei-Meng Lee speeds through the easy setup of a remote-control app employing Bluetooth LEs on Apple's iOS. Using an inexpensive TI SensorTag for remote control, you can prompt your gadget remotely to perform a variety of tasks. Here, you'll learn how to set up your device and system to take 'selfie' photographs, even when you're nowhere near your iPhone.
How to Prevent Your Personal Photos from Being Hacked
By Michael Miller
Dec 30, 2014
With the latest celebrity nude photo hacking scandal in the news, it’s worth examining just how private your private pictures really are. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses the relatively safety of various types of photo storage, including cloud-based services such as iCloud, and details the steps you need to take to make your photos as secure as possible – and make sure you don't see your nude selfies online.
How Motherboards Conduct a Symphony of Data
By Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Dec 29, 2014
In this excerpt from How Computers Work, 10th Edition, learn how motherboards work, including details on CPU, chipsets, and PCI-Express slots.
Upgrading Your iPhone
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 29, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses several of your options when it comes to upgrading your current iPhone to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or switching from another smartphone to one of the newly released iPhone models. As you’ll discover, not all cellular service providers require a two-year contract, or make you wait until your existing contract expires before you can upgrade.
Turn Your Galaxy Tab 4 into a Remote Control Using the Peel Smart Remote App
By Eric Butow
Dec 26, 2014
The Peel Smart Remote app on your Galaxy Tab 4 allows you to control devices that accept infrared signals such as your television and cable box. This article shows you how to use the app to control your TV and cable box and find shows to watch.
Getting Up to Speed with Your Android Device
By Guy Hart-Davis
Dec 25, 2014
It's time to get familiar with your Android device! This chapter from Android Tips and Tricks will show you how to identify skins, manage notifications, enter text, set up a tablet for multiple users, optimize battery performance and manage storage.
Introduction to the iPad Mini 3
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a close look at Apple’s new iPad mini 3, discusses what sets it apart from other iPad models, and offers advice about whether or not you should consider upgrading to this latest iPad model that boasts a stunning 7.9-inch, Retina Multi-Touch display.
Discovering What Your Friends and Family Are Up To on Facebook
By Michael Miller
Dec 24, 2014
In this chapter from My Facebook for Seniors, 2nd Edition, discover how to read and respond to your friends’ status updates in your Facebook News Feed.
Introduction to iCloud Photo Library on the iPhone and iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 24, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explores Apple’s new iCloud Photo Library feature, and discusses how it can be used to organize, sync, archive and share someone’s entire digital image library.
Why You Need a Streaming Media Server
By Michael Miller
Dec 23, 2014
Streaming media server software enables you to stream your local media libraries to various devices throughout your home. In this article, author Michael Miller explains what a streaming media server is, what it does, and why you need one – and then compares some of the more popular servers out there, including Plex and Mezzmo.
How to Use the Handoff Feature of iOS 8 with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 22, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains iOS 8’s new Handoff feature and offers step-by-step directions for using some of Handoff’s most useful functions in conjunction with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac.
Introduction to the iPad Air 2
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 22, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a close look at the new iPad Air 2, and offers advice on whether this iPad model is best suited to your needs.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Dec 22, 2014
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft - Xbox Edition is about building the foundation you can use to launch into the rest of the game. Your focus is on a few key points: build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 4 Using Motion Control and Voice Recognition
By Eric Butow
Dec 19, 2014
If you would rather perform tasks on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 using your hand or your voice instead of tapping and typing, this article will show you how to change hand motion and voice control settings in the Tab 4 Settings screen.

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