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How to Build Solar-Powered Robots
By John Baichtal
Nov 20, 2014
In this chapter from Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, you'll learn about how to use solar panels in your robot projects, including an introduction to breadboarding, which is a cool way of temporarily constructing circuits. You'll also build two sweet projects. The first is a solar-powered battery charger, and the second is a simple robot that is entirely powered by sunlight .
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.
Learn 3D Modeling Basics with Tinkercad
By James Floyd Kelly
Jun 20, 2014
This chapter teaches the components necessary for a simple 3D model. Upon completion you will have learned many of the standard features that Tinkercad offers for 3D modeling.
Introduction to Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2013
By Conrad Carlberg
May 26, 2014
Conrad Carlberg discusses the balance he chose between teaching statistics and Excel in the introduction to his book Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2013.
Top Windows 8.1 Apps: Food and Dining
By Michael Miller
May 23, 2014
This chapter runs down the best Windows 8.1 apps for recipes, restaurant reservations, restaurant reviews, and wine and cocktail creation.
Statistical Analysis with Microsoft Excel 2013: About Variables and Values
By Conrad Carlberg
May 20, 2014
Conrad Carlberg explains how variables and values are at the heart of how you represent data in Excel — and how they have implications when performing statistical analysis using Excel.
Using Time-Saving Features in QuickBooks 2014
By Gail Perry, Michelle Long
May 19, 2014
Save time by learning how to use QuickBooks' time-saving features such as memorized transactions, groups, recurring transactions, and reminders.
Manage QuickBooks or Quicken Data from Your Tablet
By Jason Rich
Apr 29, 2014
Jason R. Rich describes these mobile tools that enable you to access and manage your Quicken or Quickbooks financial data directly from your iPhone or iPad.
Enabling and Managing Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Screen Saver
By Eric Butow
Apr 28, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 comes with its own screensaver called Daydream that you can turn on when the Tab 3 is docked or inactive. You can also download and install a screensaver from the Google Play Store to run when your Tab 3 is inactive. Eric Butow shares all the details.
LEGO Has Gone Interactive
By Jason Rich
Apr 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at how LEGO toys have gone from traditional and extremely popular plastic building bricks originally created in 1932 to interactive play experiences, thanks to a handful of iPhone and iPad apps, online games, and other high-tech products.
Changing Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Display Settings
By Eric Butow
Apr 24, 2014
There are plenty of ways to modify the look and behavior of your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 screen so the device reflects your personal style. Eric Butow shows you how to change screen settings including screen brightness, the background wallpaper, and when the screen turns off automatically.
Keep Your Web Surfing History Private when Using Safari on the iPhone/iPad
By Jason Rich
Apr 23, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses ways to keep your web surfing history and activities private when using the Safari browser on your iOS mobile device. Meanwhile, you can reverse some of the information offered within this article to keep close tabs on the web surfing activities of your kids.
Viewing Data Usage, Sharing Media, and Sharing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Screen
By Eric Butow
Apr 21, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 makes it easy to see how different apps and features on the device use data within the Settings screen. Eric Butow shows how to view data usage, share media files, and share your Tab 3 screen with another device.
Editing and Correcting Movie Clips in iMovie
By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan, Craig Johnston
Apr 18, 2014
In this chapter, you find out how to modify your clips in a movie project by editing and correcting the clips in their duration or orientation as well as correcting video that is shaky or blurry.
Five Innovative Ways to Use an iPhone or iPad When You Travel
By Jason Rich
Apr 17, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich offers a handful of useful tips that will help you get the most use from your iPhone or iPad when traveling, especially when on a business trip or while vacationing overseas.
Syncing and Managing Cloud Services on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
By Eric Butow
Apr 16, 2014
If your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is connected to a cloud service such as Dropbox or your Samsung account, you can change cloud service settings within the Cloud page on the Settings screen. Eric Butow shows you how to view the information about your cloud service(s) and how to change cloud service settings.
Discover What's New in the iOS 7 Editions of iWork for iOS Apps
By Jason Rich
Apr 15, 2014
Jason R. Rich gives you a look at the latest versions of the iWork for iOS apps: Pages, Numbers and Keynote. You'll discover the new features and functions that have been added, including better integration with the iWork for Mac and iWork for iCloud apps.
Getting Started with Siri
By Erica Sadun, Steve Sande
Apr 15, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get started with Siri: how to enable it, launch the service, and try it out. You’ll read about how to speak, how to recover from mistakes, and how to access Siri in a variety of ways.
Reading Metadata and Marking Your Photos with iPhoto
By Michael Grothaus
Apr 14, 2014
In this chapter, you learn how to use iPhoto to easily view all the extra information, such as shutter speed and aperture, you recorded when taking your photos and how to mark your imported photos by flagging, rating, and adding keywords to them.
What's So Hot About Snapchat?
By Michael Miller
Apr 14, 2014
Snapchat is a new photo/video/social networking app that provides a high level of privacy for users. In this article, author Michael Miller describes how Snapchat works, how it differs from Instagram and other social photo apps, and why you might want to use it.

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