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Organizing Your Life with the iPad mini
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 18, 2014
Use the iPad to organize your life with the default Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders apps. Gary Rosenzweig takes a close look at some of the things you can do with these apps in this chapter from My iPad mini, 3rd Edition.
The World of iPad Apps
By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene Jones
Dec 15, 2014
In this chapter from My iPad for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you learn how to go beyond the basic functionality of your iPad, and add more apps using the App Store.
Surfing the Web on the iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 10, 2014
The iPad is a beautiful web surfing device. Its size is perfect for web pages, and your ability to touch the screen lets you interact with content in a way that even a computer typically cannot. In this chapter from My iPad, 7th Edition, you learn about Safari, the browser built in to the iPad. You can use it to browse the Web, bookmark web pages, fill in forms, and search the Internet.
Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
By Patrick Kanouse
Dec 5, 2014
This chapter from The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, NOOK GlowLight, and NOOK Reading Apps, 6th Edition shows you how to show on your NOOK, how on your computer, use your NOOK in a B&N store and use NOOK Today.
Sharing Files, Devices, and Services on Your iMac (Yosemite Edition)
By John Ray
Dec 4, 2014
In this chapter from My iMac (Yosemite Edition), you learn how to use your Mac to share and access resources over a network, including sharing files and folders using AirDrop and File Sharing, file sharing with Windows computers, setting Share Permissions, using the Share menu to quickly share files online, sharing and accessing network printers, sharing your screen and viewing remote systems, and turning your Mac into an Internet Access Point.
Improve Your Health and Automate Your Home Using Your iOS Mobile Device
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 3, 2014
This chapter from iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (covers iPhones and iPads running iOS 8), 4th Edition introduces some of the cutting-edge apps related to health, fitness, and home automation that are now available with iOS 8.
Sharing Files, Devices, and Services on Your MacBook (Yosemite Edition)
By John Ray
Dec 2, 2014
In this chapter from My MacBook (Yosemite Edition), you learn how to use your Mac to share and access resources over a network, including sharing files and folders using AirDrop and File Sharing, file sharing with Windows computers, setting Share Permissions, using the Share menu to quickly share files online, sharing and accessing network printers, sharing your screen and viewing remote systems, and turning your Mac into an Internet Access Point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
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 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.

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