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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.
Introduction to Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 8, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a first look at Apple Watch, and focuses on the various options that’ll be available when this wearable technology gets released in early 2015. Discover how Apple Watch will become a wireless extension to your iPhone, plus so much more.
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.
Upgrading to iOS 8.1 (Or Later)
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 4, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains the new features and improvements made to the iOS 8.1 operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and discusses how and why people should update their devices.
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.
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Nov 28, 2014
In this chapter from My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), 8th Edition, Brad Miser shows you how to customize your home screen, set keyboard, format, and language options, choose the noises your phone makes, set preferences for Notifications, Do Not Disturb, Privacy, and Location Services, and manage security options.
Customizing Smart Typing on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Nov 27, 2014
You can customize the default Samsung on-screen keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 so it’s easier for you to type information on the screen. This article shows you how to configure smart typing, swiping, and keyboard feedback.
Syncing and Managing Cloud Services on the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Nov 26, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 allows you to synchronize data with online services such as email and Google through the cloud, which is file storage available on the Internet. You can also view your storage usage, backup, and restore information.
Changing Your Galaxy Tab 4 Display Settings
By Eric Butow
Nov 25, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 gives you a number of ways to modify how your screen looks and behaves. This article shows you how to change screen settings including screen brightness, the background wallpaper, and when the screen turns off automatically.
Changing the Look and Feel of Your Galaxy Tab 4 by Changing Accessibility Settings
By Eric Butow
Nov 24, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is designed to be used by anyone, and you can customize the Tab 4 for your level of usability. This article discusses a variety of Tab 4 accessibility settings for the screen, sound, mobility, and controlling interactions.
Managing Galaxy Tab 4 Security and the Lock Screen
By Eric Butow
Nov 21, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 contains a number of security options you can change in the Settings screen. In this article you’ll learn how to change remote access, administer the device, change credentials, and determine what happens when you swipe on the Lock screen.
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 .
Introduction to the iPhone 6 Plus
Nov 13, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at the new iPhone 6 Plus and compares it to the older iPhone 5s and the slightly smaller iPhone 6. You’ll discover some of the differences among these three smartphones and read some compelling reasons why you might want to upgrade.
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.
Upgrading Your iPhone
By Jason R. Rich
Nov 11, 2014
Jason R. Rich discusses 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.
Managing Memory on Your Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Nov 10, 2014
If you find that your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is running slowly, you can check to see what apps are using up the Tab 4’s memory. This article shows you how to view memory information and how to close apps and processes that are slowing your Tab 4 down.
Managing Your Galaxy Tab 4 Battery Life Effectively
By Eric Butow
Nov 7, 2014
The Galaxy Tab 4 includes a number of tools for saving battery power and also for tracking your battery usage. You’ll learn how to change battery information, set power saving mode settings, and see what features are using the most battery power.

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