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Using Your Apple Watch to Stay Active
By Craig James Johnston
Sep 2, 2015
In this chapter from My Apple Watch, you learn how your Watch keeps track of your activity and helps you stay healthy.
Introduction to the New Pebble Time Smart Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Jun 1, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, takes a look at the all-new, second generation Pebble Time smart watch. Like Apple Watch, which is priced much higher, Pebble Time is designed to work in conjunction with the iPhone.
Playing Music on Pandora
By Michael Miller
Jun 1, 2015
Pandora is one of the largest streaming music services on the Internet, with more than 250 million users. In this article, best-selling technology writer Michael Miller shows you how Pandora works and helps you get the most of this popular service on your computer and on your mobile device.
Listening to Local Radio Online
By Michael Miller
May 26, 2015
There are lots of streaming music services available online, such as Pandora and Spotify, but what do you do if you just want to listen to your local radio station on your computer or smartphone? Michael Miller, author of The Internet of Things, shows you how to use iHeartRadio and TuneIn to listen to AM and FM stations from anywhere in the United States or around the world!
Smart TVs: Viewing in a Connected World
By Michael Miller
Apr 2, 2015
For many people, today’s so-called “smart TVs” represent the first foray into the connected world of the Internet of Things. Just what is a smart TV, and how smart is it, really? Whether or not today’s smart TVs are truly part of the Internet of Things is an open question, but there’s no question that these connected viewing devices are changing the way people watch TV and movies. Read on to learn more in this chapter from The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World.
Build Your Own Web-Interacting Robots
By John Baichtal
Jan 12, 2015
Wouldn't it be cool if you could trigger a robot via the Web to perform some activity, even if you're halfway across the planet from your device? You can! John Baichtal, author of Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, shows how easily you can do it.
Recording OTA TV with Tivo's Roamio
By Michael Miller
Jan 5, 2015
Roamio is Tivo’s new set top box designed for recording over the air programming, as well as programs from various Internet-based services, including Netflix and Hulu. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses who Roamio is designed for, and how it can make life easier for all the cable cutters out there.
How to Prevent Your Personal Photos from Being Hacked
By Michael Miller
Dec 30, 2014
With the latest celebrity nude photo hacking scandal in the news, it’s worth examining just how private your private pictures really are. In this article, author Michael Miller discusses the relatively safety of various types of photo storage, including cloud-based services such as iCloud, and details the steps you need to take to make your photos as secure as possible – and make sure you don't see your nude selfies online.
Why You Need a Streaming Media Server
By Michael Miller
Dec 23, 2014
Streaming media server software enables you to stream your local media libraries to various devices throughout your home. In this article, author Michael Miller explains what a streaming media server is, what it does, and why you need one – and then compares some of the more popular servers out there, including Plex and Mezzmo.
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.
10 Best USB Microphones for Your Recording Needs
By Michael Miller
Sep 1, 2014
Whether you’re recording your band or creating a podcast, the microphone you use can mean the difference between and amateur production and a professional one. In this article, writer Michael Miller examines the 10 best USB microphones today at various price levels – and helps you decide which is right for your needs.
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.
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.
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 R. 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 R. 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.

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