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The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 27, 2015
It might not look like it on the surface, but each Minecraft world is rich with resources. Making the most of them is the next step in getting the most out of the game. This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 3rd Edition shows you how to build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
How Apple Watch is Changing the Shopping Experience
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 26, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a look at some of the online and retail shopping-related apps currently available for the Apple Watch and discusses ways to make your shopping experience more efficient, and potentially save you money in the process.
Optimizing the Start Menu in Windows 10
By Alan Wright
Oct 22, 2015
This chapter from Windows 10 Absolute Beginner's Guide covers working with and resizing tiles, using groups in the Start menu, and customizing the Navigation menu.
Using SideSync with a Samsung Phone with Lollipop on the Galaxy Tab S
By Eric Butow
Oct 22, 2015
This article shows you how to use the SideSync 3.0 app on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S to share data and screen information between the Tab S and a Samsung smartphone, which in this article is a Samsung Galaxy S6.
Note-Taking with Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 21, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains some of the ways you can compose, access, and manage notes, to-do items, and information using the Apple Watch, by utilizing Siri, as well as the Reminders, Evernote, or Microsoft OneNote apps.
Using the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps with Your Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 21, 2015
In this chapter from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, learn what the Apple Watch editions of the Activity and Workout apps can do, discover how to use the iPhone edition of the Activity app, and find alternatives to the Activity and Workout apps.
Video: Creating, Editing and Formatting Typed Notes Using Evernote
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 20, 2015
In this excerpt from Managing Your Information Using Evernote: Gather, Organize, Archive and Share Your Information (Que Video), Jason R. Rich shows you how to populate your Evernote notebooks with your typed notes.
Get Started with the Updated Windows 10 Troubleshooting Tools
By Alan Wright
Oct 19, 2015
Windows 10 comes with familiar troubleshooting wizards and utilities you know from previous versions, along with some powerful new features. Which tools you need immediately depends on the trouble you're having. Alan Wright, author of Windows 10 Absolute Beginner's Guide and a computer support professional with over a decade assisting home and business users, points out the most useful Windows 10 troubleshooting tools.
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.

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