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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.
Creating a Mobile Hotspot and Changing Mobile Network Data on the Galaxy S6
By Eric Butow
Dec 21, 2015
You can use the Samsung Galaxy S6 as a mobile hotspot if other devices need a Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet. Eric Butow, co-author of My Samsung Galaxy S6, shows how to set up a mobile hotspot so up to 10 devices can use your Galaxy S6 to connect to the Internet.
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.

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