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Upgrading the Galaxy Tab 4 to Lollipop and Touring the New Lollipop Features
By Eric Butow
Oct 16, 2015
In summer 2015, both models of the Galaxy Tab 4 were updated with version 5.1.1 of Android, which is known by its moniker Lollipop. This article gives you a quick tour of what’s new in Lollipop on your Tab 4.
Video: Controlling NeoPixels with Your Arduino
By John Baichtal
Oct 16, 2015
In this excerpt from Arduino Programming for Experienced Users, John Baichtal shows you how you can use one data wire to control any number of LEDs with your Arduino.
Setting Up Your PC: Windows 10 Edition
By Michael Miller
Oct 12, 2015
Michael Miller walks you through the basics of setting up your notebook, all-in-one desktop, or traditional desktop PC, as well as powering on, logging on to Windows, and shutting down, in this chapter from Easy Computer Basics, Windows 10 Edition.
Getting to Know Windows 10—If You've Used Windows Before
By Michael Miller
Oct 8, 2015
Whether you're upgrading from Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows XP, Michael Miller will walk you through the differences (and improvements) in Windows 10, including its most important features, in this chapter from Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program), 8th Edition.
Get Acquainted with the GoPro Hero4 Black Camera
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich takes a look at the GoPro Hero4 camera and compares it to other GoPro camera models, as well as point-and-shoot digital camera options for taking pictures and shooting HD video in a wide range of situations.
Choosing an Airframe for Your Quadcopter Drone
By John Baichtal
Oct 5, 2015
So you want to build a quadcopter drone! The first step is selecting a chassis, or airframe. In this excerpt from Building Your Own Drones: A Beginners' Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs, John Baichtal shows you how.
What Makes Smart Cars So Smart?
By Michael Miller
Oct 5, 2015
The era of the smart car is coming. We're talking cars so smart they park themselves, avoid collisions, and even phone home when they need maintenance. In this article, The Internet of Things author Michael Miller examines the current state of smart car technology, and looks at the ultimate future of smart cars -- the self-driving automobile.
Accessing the Internet on the Galaxy Tab 4 Using the Chrome Browser App
By Eric Butow
Oct 1, 2015
The Internet app isn’t the only browser app available on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. Google also pre-installs its Chrome browser app on the Tab 4, and this article shows you how to open and use Chrome to browse the Web.
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Excel: Working with Seasonal Time Series
By Conrad Carlberg
Oct 1, 2015
This chapter from More Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel takes a look at how to decompose a time series so that you can see how its seasonality operates apart from its trend (if any).
Easy Windows 10: Using Cortana Search
By Mark Edward Soper
Sep 30, 2015
This chapter from Easy Windows 10 shows you how to get the most from the enhanced search tools in Windows 10, including Cortana, which provides voice-activated search of both the Web and your device, can send you reminders, and works hard to discover what you like so you get better search results.
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.
Customizing the New Pebble Time Watch with Apps
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 29, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a hands-on look at the new Pebble Time smart watch and explains some of the ways it can be customized using the Pebble Time app for the iPhone, and by installing optional apps onto the watch itself.
How to Make Your Home a Smart Home
By Michael Miller
Sep 28, 2015
The Internet of Things is coming, which means all our homes will soon be smart homes. Just what is a smart home, and how do you turn your home into one? In this article, Michael Miller, author of the book, The Internet of Things, tells you what smart home are all about, and what you need to buy and install to start moving towards a smarter home.
Using AVG AntiVirus Security to Protect Your Galaxy Tab 4 from Viruses and Malware
By Eric Butow
Sep 28, 2015
Android devices are susceptible to viruses just as with computers and other mobile devices. This article shows you how to download and use the free AVG AntiVirus Security app to protect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 from viruses and other malware.
Solving Reader Issues with the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Sep 24, 2015
This article answers several questions submitted by readers of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, including how to add credentials to the Galaxy Tab 4, set up Samsung Link between your Tab 4 and your computer, and share multimedia files with another device.
Using the Latest Microsoft Office for iOS Apps
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 24, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a look at the latest editions of the Microsoft Office for iOS apps, which include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, and OneDrive, and introduces readers to some of the latest features, functions, and subscription options for these popular mobile apps.
Video: Choosing the Right Format for Your Camtasia Video
By Michael Miller
Sep 24, 2015
Michael Miller shows you how to choose the right file format, the right resolution, and the right aspect ratio for your final video in this excerpt from Creating Powerful Training Videos with Camtasia and Other Tools.
Video: Predictive Analytics for Excel: Reintegrate the Forecast Differences Into the Baseline
By Conrad Carlberg
Sep 24, 2015
In this excerpt from Predictive Analytics for Excel LiveLessons (Video Training): Forecasting Trended Time Series, Conrad Carlberg shows you how to reintegrate forecast differences into your baseline.
Creating, Sharing, and Storing Content on Google Drive
By Eric Butow
Sep 22, 2015
The Google Drive app on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 lets you create document, spreadsheet, and presentation files directly within the Google Drive app. This article shows how you can create, store, and share those files with others.
Introduction to Outlook for iOS
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 21, 2015
Jason Rich takes a look at the new Outlook for iOS app and focuses on whether you should consider using it as an alternative to the Calendar, Contacts, and Mail apps that come preinstalled with iOS 8.

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