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A Short History of Bitcoin
By Michael Miller
Nov 11, 2014
So Bitcoin is a virtual currency. But how did Bitcoin come about? How did Bitcoin evolve from concept to the most popular virtual currency today? Michael Miller explains the history of virtual currency and Bitcoin in this chapter from The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin.
Upgrading Your iPhone
By Jason R. Rich
Nov 11, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses 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.
Video: How to Use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel 2010
By Bill Jelen
Nov 11, 2014
This video excerpt from Bill Jelen's Power Excel 2010 with MrExcel LiveLessons shows you how to use VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel 2010.
Managing Memory on Your Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Nov 10, 2014
If you find that your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is running slowly, you can check to see what apps are using up the Tab 4’s memory. This article shows you how to view memory information and how to close apps and processes that are slowing your Tab 4 down.
Managing Your Galaxy Tab 4 Battery Life Effectively
By Eric Butow
Nov 7, 2014
The Galaxy Tab 4 includes a number of tools for saving battery power and also for tracking your battery usage. You’ll learn how to change battery information, set power saving mode settings, and see what features are using the most battery power.
Introduction to the iPhone 6
By Jason R. Rich
Nov 6, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at what Apple’s iPhone 6 has to offer, and the features available exclusive to this iOS mobile device. He also focuses on whether or not users of older iPhone models (or other smartphones) should consider upgrading.
Receiving and Reading Email in Gmail
By Michael Miller
Nov 3, 2014
In this lesson from Gmail in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, 2nd Edition, you learn how to receive, read, and reply to Gmail messages.
Running the Setup Wizard in Your Samsung Galaxy S5
By Elna Tymes
Nov 3, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors, you learn how to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5, including running the Setup Wizard, darkening and restoring the display, and setting a screen timeout interval.
Fixing Windows Devices That Can't Start
By Mark Edward Soper
Oct 29, 2014
If you have a windows desktop or tablet that won't start, Mark Edward Soper will help you troubleshoot it, in this excerpt from The PC and Gadget Help Desk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing. Mark covers BIOS configuration settings, Windows configuration issues, BIOS startup error messages and solutions, and Windows 7 and 8 error recovery and advanced boot options.
Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 2: Using Postproduction Features to Edit, Enhance, and Produce Your Video
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 22, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, concludes his two-part series on TechSmith's Camtasia by showing how to edit, customize, and produce your specialized video and audio projects with Camtasia Editor.
The Mobile Commerce Revolution and the Current State of Mobile
By Tim Hayden, Tom Webster
Oct 20, 2014
The statistics in this chapter from The Mobile Commerce Revolution: Business Success in a Wireless World underline what is truly powerful about mobile technology: It’s not about enabling things we couldn’t have imagined. Instead, today’s mobile technology enables exactly what the average consumer could have imagined, albeit in settings and situations that could not have been predicted.
How to Start Automating Your Home Using an iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 16, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains how app developers and home automation companies are quickly developing cutting-edge products that allow iPhone or iPad users to remotely control or automate various aspects of their home. Discover how just about anyone can begin using some of these products, even if they’re not too techno-savvy.
Microsoft’s OWA Offers Outlook Support for the iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 15, 2014
Learn how to take advantage of Microsoft’s OWA app in order to access Outlook-related email, contacts, and calendar data when using Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange Online. This is just one option for accessing Outlook data on an Apple iPad.
An Introduction to Mobile Banking on an iPhone or iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 14, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at the types of apps that anyone can use to handle a wide range of mobile banking tasks, including managing bank and credit card accounts.
Camtasia Studio QuickStart Guide for Authors, Part 1: Getting Started with Screen-Capture Video Production
By Tom Bunzel
Oct 13, 2014
Tom Bunzel, author of Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication, uses TechSmith's Camtasia Studio to build effective multimedia presentations. In Part 1 of a two-part series, he shows how Camtasia Recorder can capture presentation and narration simultaneously, creating both video and audio parts of a project.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 9, 2014
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd 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.
Making the Most of Intel Rapid Start Technology
By Ed Tittel
Oct 2, 2014
Intel Rapid Start speeds startup and shutdown of Windows PCs enormously. Taking advantage does require jumping through some hoops, but that’s easily accomplished with this step-by-step tutorial.
What You Really Need to Know About Dropbox
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Sep 23, 2014
Dropbox offers free cloud-based storage for personal use, with highly affordable options for commercial use. But sharing files via Dropbox comes with some interesting gotchas, especially when large volumes of data are involved or when files are shared by many users. Learn how to handle these gotchas with dispatch and aplomb, and avoid potential loss of access to important files or content.
Making the Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Your Own
By Steve Schwartz
Sep 5, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5, you find out how to customize your phone by populating the Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, and folders; change the default wallpaper; organize your Apps pages and create folders; set default and contact-specific ringtones; and configure and enable special system settings, such as Blocking mode and One-Handed Operation.

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