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How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X Yosemite and Get Acquainted with Apple’s Latest Operating System
By Jason R. Rich
Jan 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains how to upgrade your compatible Mac to OS X Yosemite and take advantage of the new features and functions this latest edition of the Mac operating system has to offer.
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.
Building Your First Bots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
By Marziah Karch
Dec 30, 2014
This chapter from Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots looks at the currently available instructions for the LEGO MINDSTORMS home edition set.
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.
How Motherboards Conduct a Symphony of Data
By Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Dec 29, 2014
In this excerpt from How Computers Work, 10th Edition, learn how motherboards work, including details on CPU, chipsets, and PCI-Express slots.
Upgrading Your iPhone
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 29, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses several of 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.
Turn Your Galaxy Tab 4 into a Remote Control Using the Peel Smart Remote App
By Eric Butow
Dec 26, 2014
The Peel Smart Remote app on your Galaxy Tab 4 allows you to control devices that accept infrared signals such as your television and cable box. This article shows you how to use the app to control your TV and cable box and find shows to watch.
Getting Up to Speed with Your Android Device
By Guy Hart-Davis
Dec 25, 2014
It's time to get familiar with your Android device! This chapter from Android Tips and Tricks will show you how to identify skins, manage notifications, enter text, set up a tablet for multiple users, optimize battery performance and manage storage.
Introduction to the iPad Mini 3
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 25, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a close look at Apple’s new iPad mini 3, discusses what sets it apart from other iPad models, and offers advice about whether or not you should consider upgrading to this latest iPad model that boasts a stunning 7.9-inch, Retina Multi-Touch display.
Introduction to iCloud Photo Library on the iPhone and iPad
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 24, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explores Apple’s new iCloud Photo Library feature, and discusses how it can be used to organize, sync, archive and share someone’s entire digital image library.
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 Use the Handoff Feature of iOS 8 with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 22, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich explains iOS 8’s new Handoff feature and offers step-by-step directions for using some of Handoff’s most useful functions in conjunction with a compatible iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac.
Introduction to the iPad Air 2
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 22, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a close look at the new iPad Air 2, and offers advice on whether this iPad model is best suited to your needs.
Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 4 Using Motion Control and Voice Recognition
By Eric Butow
Dec 19, 2014
If you would rather perform tasks on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 using your hand or your voice instead of tapping and typing, this article will show you how to change hand motion and voice control settings in the Tab 4 Settings screen.
Introduction to Apple Pay
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 18, 2014
Jason R. Rich introduces you to the new Apple Pay service which allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users (and soon Apple Watch users) to securely and quickly make purchases from their mobile device at retail stores, restaurants, and online via their existing major credit card or debit card.
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.
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Dec 11, 2014
In this chapter from My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 8 for iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), you learn how to customize your iPhone, including how to adjust brightness, security and privacy settings, keyboard, language and format options, and more.
Using iCloud Keychain with Your iPhone or iPad and iOS 8
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 11, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains how to use the iCloud Keychain feature when surfing the web. Not to be confused with Apple Pay, iCloud Keychain allows the Safari web browser that comes preinstalled on your iPhone, iPad and Mac to automatically remember your website-related usernames, passwords, credit card details used for making online purchases, as well as your address.
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.

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