Edited by Peter Weverka, author of many For Dummies books, The Internet Gigabook For Dummies includes information culled from eight For Dummies books. It’s like a greatest-hits collection! Even experienced surfers will discover some new tricks such as how to:Use Yahoo! Finance to get stock quotes, do financial research, and create an online portfolio Use Instant Messaging with AOL, MSN Messenger, or Yahoo! Messenger Shop Google Catalogs or use Froogle for online comparison shopping Use advanced techniques and bidding strategies to help you win in eBay auctions Use Yahoo! People Search to find old friends. search Yahoo! Personals to find true romance (or someone semi-compatible). place your own personal ad, and more Use Google News to scan the headlines, search for specific topics, follow related links to go in-depth, or track a story over time
Whether you’re new to the Internet and want to learn how to set up your e-mail or have a great e-tail idea and want to set up an online business, this Gigabook, complete with an in-depth index, helps you get GigaValue from your online experience.
If you’re experienced with embedded systems development and have a good handle on Linux, this book helps you mold Android to hardware platforms other than mobile devices.Learn about Android’s development model and the hardware you need to run itGet a quick primer on Android internals, including the Linux kernel and Dalvik virtual machineSet up and explore the AOSP without hardware, using a functional emulator imageUnderstand Android’s non-recursive build system, and learn how to make your own modificationsUse evaluation boards to prototype your embedded Android systemExamine the native user-space, including the root filesystem layout, the adb tool, and Android’s command lineDiscover how to interact with—and customize—the Android Framework
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- Information about Marshmallow 6.0 is added.
- Simulated Marshmallow screen is added.
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- Now based on Lollipop 5.1
- Scenario in how to efficiently update your phone. No root needed.
Android Marshmallow and Android Lollipop with Material Design is great things to see. And setting it up for the first time is easier than ever. Google Account setup now comply with two factor authentication, which is makes your account more secure.
Follow this guide to see how you can setup your Android Marshmallow or Android Lollipop phone or tablet for the first time, with existing Google Account.
Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about:Interaction design and physical computingThe Arduino board and its software environmentBasics of electricity and electronicsPrototyping on a solderless breadboardDrawing a schematic diagramTalking to a computer--and the cloud--from ArduinoBuilding a custom plant-watering system
Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to the Google Nexus 7 tablet is packed with tips and details on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.
New apps and features covered include Camera, Clock, Google Keep, Android Device Manager, Play Games, Quick Settings, Lock-screen widgets, multiple users, restricted profiles, HDMI screen mirroring, external displays, Miracast, wireless charging, app verification, gesture typing, printing, cellular (LTE/HSPA+) connections, privacy options, Hangouts, the notification light, the remodeled Google Play store, and the updated versions of Chrome, Gmail, and Maps.
- Covers all Nexus 7 models and Android 4.4 (KitKat).- Covers all Google Play edition (pure Android) tablets, including the LG G Pad 8.3.- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, and more.- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.- Dictate anywhere that you can type.- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.- Back up your data to the cloud.- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.- See all your notifications in one place.- Browse the web with Chrome.- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.- Send, receive, and manage your email with Gmail or Email.- Chat with family and friends on Hangouts.- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.- Manage your day-to-day life with Calendar, People, Google Keep, and Clock.- Find your way with Maps.- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.- Play music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Gallery.- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.
Contents1. Getting Started with Your Nexus 72. Touring Your Nexus3. Securing Your Nexus4. Typing & Editing5. Wireless & Network Connections6. Managing Your Accounts & Data7. Connecting to Computers8. Getting Notifications9. Google Now10. Google Search11. Browsing the Web with Chrome12. Watching YouTube Videos13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch14. Organizing Your Life15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media16. Maps & Navigation17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting
The arrival of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet is eagerly awaited, thanks to its cutting-edge software, top-notch hardware, unprecedented abilities, and nine-hour battery life. This easy-to-understand, engaging guide covers everything you need to know about this amazing Android tablet. Bestselling Dummies author Dan Gookin uses his friendly writing style to deliver clear instructions for setting up, navigating, and using the device. You'll learn to use all your favorite Google applications that come loaded on the device, personalize it, and much more.Walks you through the touchscreen, wireless access, and software updates Demonstrates how to download, shop for, and fill your Nexus 7 with movies, e-books, games, and music Helps you keep on top of your schedule and appointments and pursue your interests and hobbies with the latest apps and websites Offers guidance on using your device to navigate from here to there and stay connected with friends and family while you're away
Nexus 7 For Dummies is an essential companion to your other new companion: the Nexus 7!
Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat.
Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook.Covers all Chromebooks on the market Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook
If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.
This book takes you step-by-step through many fun and educational possibilities. Take advantage of several preloaded programming languages. Use the Raspberry Pi with Arduino. Create Internet-connected projects. Play with multimedia. With Raspberry Pi, you can do all of this and more.Get acquainted with hardware features on the Pi’s board Learn enough Linux to move around the operating system Pick up the basics of Python and Scratch—and start programming Draw graphics, play sounds, and handle mouse events with the Pygame framework Use the Pi’s input and output pins to do some hardware hacking Discover how Arduino and the Raspberry Pi complement each other Integrate USB webcams and other peripherals into your projects Create your own Pi-based web server with Python
Exploring BeagleBone is a hands-on guide to bringing gadgets, gizmos, and robots to life using the popular BeagleBone embedded Linux platform. Comprehensive content and deep detail provide more than just a BeagleBone instruction manual—you’ll also learn the underlying engineering techniques that will allow you to create your own projects. The book begins with a foundational primer on essential skills, and then gradually moves into communication, control, and advanced applications using C/C++, allowing you to learn at your own pace. In addition, the book’s companion website features instructional videos, source code, discussion forums, and more, to ensure that you have everything you need.
The BeagleBone’s small size, high performance, low cost, and extreme adaptability have made it a favorite development platform, and the Linux software base allows for complex yet flexible functionality. The BeagleBone has applications in smart buildings, robot control, environmental sensing, to name a few; and, expansion boards and peripherals dramatically increase the possibilities. Exploring BeagleBone provides a reader-friendly guide to the device, including a crash course in computer engineering. While following step by step, you can:Get up to speed on embedded Linux, electronics, and programming Master interfacing electronic circuits, buses and modules, with practical examples Explore the Internet-connected BeagleBone and the BeagleBone with a display Apply the BeagleBone to sensing applications, including video and sound Explore the BeagleBone’s Programmable Real-Time Controllers
Hands-on learning helps ensure that your new skills stay with you, allowing you to design with electronics, modules, or peripherals even beyond the BeagleBone. Insightful guidance and online peer support help you transition from beginner to expert as you master the techniques presented in Exploring BeagleBone, the practical handbook for the popular computing platform.
The TI-Nspire graphing calculator is popular among high school and college students as a valuable tool for calculus, AP calculus, and college-level algebra courses. Its use is allowed on the major college entrance exams. This book is a nuts-and-bolts guide to working with the TI-Nspire, providing everything you need to get up and running and helping you get the most out of this high-powered math tool.Texas Instruments’ TI-Nspire graphing calculator is perfect for high school and college students in advanced algebra and calculus classes as well as students taking the SAT, PSAT, and ACT exams This fully updated guide covers all enhancements to the TI-Nspire, including the touchpad and the updated software that can be purchased along with the device Shows how to get maximum value from this versatile math tool
With updated screenshots and examples, TI-Nspire For Dummies provides practical, hands-on instruction to help students make the most of this revolutionary graphing calculator.
Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources, including Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O’Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub.Set up your Raspberry Pi and connect to a networkWork with its Linux-based operating systemProgram Raspberry Pi with PythonGive your Pi "eyes" with computer visionControl hardware through the GPIO connectorUse Raspberry Pi to run different types of motorsWork with switches, keypads, and other digital inputsUse sensors to measure temperature, light, and distanceConnect to IoT devices in various waysCreate dynamic projects with Arduino
Ideal for beginners, this book shows you how to work with modules and other hardware in the popular Fez Spider Starter Kit, and teaches you how to program your gadgets with Visual Studio C# Express and the .NET Micro Framework 4.1 SDK. You’ll soon learn a wide range of programming techniques along with the skills to design your own projects.Get to know the software and hardware with a simple LED projectDownload code from the companion site to build and test each projectBuild a spy camera that automatically captures and saves images at regular intervalsConstruct a simple animated game with the joystick moduleCreate a web server that sends messages you draw or write on the touchscreen moduleBuild a gadget that backs up digital images from an SD card to a USB flash driveLearn about other .NET Gadgeteer modules for creating environmental sensors, an MP3 player, and a WiFi network
A vast improvement over the original Galaxy Tab, the 10.1 uses the latest version of the Android operating system and is a 4G LTE mobile device. These upgrades—along with many others, including the better screen quality, better web browsing with Flash, and better multitasking capabilities—are all covered in this fun and friendly guide to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Everything from how-to topics to the most useful features to helpful tricks and techniques, this practical guide shows you how to get the most out of this cutting-edge device.Details how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes one step further than the iPad with phone communications plus video chat and conferencing Explains in detail how to find your way around the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Covers e-mailing, web browsing, using the digital library, connecting with friends in the galaxy, taking photos with the camera, and enjoying music Highlights how to customize your Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it's right for your needs
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies is must-have reading for anyone who wants to go beyond the basics and explore another galaxy of tablet computing!
New and updated features covered include adaptive brightness, always-on "OK Google" detection, app-specific notification blocking, Battery Saver, battery-life prediction, Bluetooth Low Energy, Chromecast screen mirroring, device sharing, double-tap to wake, flashlight, guest users, lock-screen notifications, material design, non-Gmail email accounts, the Overview screen, priority interruptions (do-not-disturb mode), Quick Settings, screen pinning, Settings search, Smart Lock, Tap & Go, vibration, and the redesigned versions of Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, and Settings.
- Covers Android 5 Lollipop.
- Covers all Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, as well as other pure Android devices, including Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition tablets.
- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.
- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.
- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.
- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.
- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, settings, and more.
- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.
- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.
- Dictate anywhere that you can type.
- Squeeze out every minute of battery life.
- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.
- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.
- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.
- Back up your data to the cloud.
- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.
- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.
- See all your notifications in one place.
- Stop some or all notifications indefinitely or for a fixed duration.
- Browse the web with Chrome.
- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.
- Send, receive, and manage all your email with the Gmail app.
- Make free phone calls or chat with friends on Hangouts.
- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.
- Manage your day-to-day life with Contacts, Calendar, Keep, and Clock.
- Find your way with Maps.
- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.
- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.
- Play or cast music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.
- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Photos.
- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.
- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.
- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.
1. Getting Started with Your Nexus
2. Touring Your Nexus
3. Securing Your Nexus
4. Typing & Editing
5. Wireless & Network Connections
6. Managing Your Accounts & Data
7. Connecting to Computers
8. Getting Notifications
9. Google Now
10. Google Search
11. Browsing the Web with Chrome
12. Watching YouTube Videos
13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch
14. Organizing Your Life
15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media
16. Maps & Navigation
17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos
18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting
With the invention of the unique credit-card sized single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi, and this is the perfect guide to get you started in this exhilarating new arena. With this fun and friendly book, you'll quickly discover why the supply for the Pi cannot keep up with the demand! Veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook show you how to download and install the operating system, use the installed applications, and much more.Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Walks you through editing images, creating web pages, and playing music Details how to program with Scratch and Python Explores creating simple hardware projects
Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes computing as easy as pie.
Now discover the history of Raspberry Pi!
The Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and came from a previously unknown organisation, The Raspberry Pi Foundation. If you’ve ever wondered how it came into being, and what inspired its creation, Sean McManus, co-author of Raspberry Pi For Dummies, has the answer. He has set up a section on his website to share bonus content, which includes a short history of the Raspberry Pi. At Sean’s website, you can also read reviews of the book, see videos of its projects, and read several exclusive blog posts about the Raspberry Pi and its community.
Visit Sean’s homepage for Raspberry Pi For Dummies here!
Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.
Discover great Android apps to help you:Juggle tasksConnect with friendsPlay gamesOrganize documentsExplore what's nearbyGet in shapeTravel the worldFind new musicDine outManage your money
...and much more!
Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational exercises that gradually get more advanced. In addition to specific projects, the book shares best practices in programming and design that you can apply to your own projects. Code snippets and schematics will serve as a useful reference for future projects even after you've mastered all the topics in the book.Includes a number of projects that utilize different capabilities of the Arduino, while interfacing with external hardware Features chapters that build upon each other, tying in concepts from previous chapters to illustrate new ones Includes aspects that are accompanied by video tutorials and other multimedia content Covers electrical engineering and programming concepts, interfacing with the world through analog and digital sensors, communicating with a computer and other devices, and internet connectivity Explains how to combine smaller topics into more complex projects Shares downloadable materials and source code for everything covered in the book Projects compatible with many official Arduino boards including Arduino Uno; Arduino Leonardo; Arduino Mega 2560; Arduino Due; Arduino Nano; Arduino Mega ADK; LilyPad Arduino and may work with Arduino-compatible boards such as Freeduino and new third party certified boards such as the Intel Galileo
Exploring Arduino takes you on an adventure and provides you with exclusive access to materials not found anywhere else!
Raspberry Pi chose Python as its teaching language of choice to encourage a new generation of programmers to learn how to program. This approachable book serves as an ideal resource for anyone wanting to use Raspberry Pi to learn to program and helps you get started with the Python programming language. Aimed at first-time developers with no prior programming language assumed, this beginner book gets you up and running.Covers variables, loops, and functions Addresses 3D graphics programming Walks you through programming Minecraft Zeroes in on Python for scripting
Learning Python with Raspberry Pi proves itself to be a fantastic introduction to coding.
If you just bought an Android Wear smartwatch, you need this book... because there is no comprehensive manual in the box that tells you how to get up-and-running (and more) with your new device.
If you're thinking about buying an LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Motorola Moto 360 or any other Android Wear watch, you need this book... because it will help you decide which watch is right for you.
From theory (about smart watches in general and Google's Android Wear in particular) to practice (with hands-on demonstrated features, tips and tricks) our warts 'n' all coverage will help you to decide which watch to buy plus how to use it when you've bought it.
Like all our books at smartwatchbooks.info, it's an "unofficial" book because we haven't colluded with the manufacturers during the writing of the book. So we can tell it like it really is. And best of all, this first edition is a relatively cheap and definitely cheerful guide to Android Wear.
ABOUT THE SMARTWATCH REVOLUTION
ABOUT THE BOOK
1 – A BRIEF HISTORY OF SMART WATCHES
2 – INTRODUCING THE ANDROID WEAR WATCHES
THE ANDROID WEAR WATCHES
SIMILAR, BUT NOT THE SAME
ANDROID WEAR COMMON FEATURES
THE TEST VEHICLE(S)
3 – GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR WEAR WATCH
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
CHARGING THE WATCH
PAIRING YOUR WEAR WATCH WITH YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE
INTERACTING WITH YOUR WEAR WATCH
4 – INTERACTING WITH ANDROID WEAR
NAVIGATING THE NOTIFICATIONS
NOW YOU’RE TALKING!
LOOK WHO’S TALKING TOO
5 – THE ANDROID WEAR SMARTPHONE APP
CONFIGURING VOICE ACTIONS
6 – WEAR WATCH STANDALONE FUNCTIONS
FROM FUNCTIONS TO APPS
7 – SMARTWATCH USAGE SCENARIOS
TELEPHONE CALL HANDLING
GMAIL, SMS AND HANGOUTS MESSAGING
CHROMECAST REMOTE CONTROL
8 – ANDROID WEAR ADDITIONAL APPS
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS AN ANDROID WEAR APP
CALCULATOR AND WEAR MINI LAUNCHER
THE PROBLEM WITH PAID APPS
9 – ANDROID WEAR DEVELOPER NOTES
ADDING WEARABLE FEATURES TO NOTIFICATIONS
CREATING WEARABLE APPS
SENDING AND SYNCING DATA
TAKING SCREENSHOTS FROM AN ANDROID WEAR WATCH
10 – ANDROID WEAR VS. OTHER SMART WATCHES
ANDROID WEAR VERSUS PEBBLE
ANDROID WEAR VERSUS SONY SMARTWATCH 2
ANDROID WEAR VERSUS SAMSUNG GALAXY GEAR
ANDROID WEAR VERSUS OMATE TRUESMART OR EC309 TIGON
11 – SMART WATCHES ARE NOT THE ONLY WEARABLES
ANDROID WEAR WATCHES VS. GOOGLE GLASS
THE FUTURE FORM FACTOR(S)
HOW DID WE HELP YOU?
Companion web site at androidwear.smartwatchbooks.info
Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.
Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
If you are a visual learner, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone, 3rd Edition is the book for you with 500 full-color screenshots that clearly illustrate all the features your iPhone has to offer. Get the most from your iPhone, whether you're a beginner or an iPhone enthusiast who's learning the latest features, this easily accessible guide provides visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that will help you unlock all your device has to offer. Learn the latest features of iOS Master the basic functions of your iPhone and customize your settings Ensure you're getting optimal performance from your iPhone Find the best apps and services to fit your personal and business needs
Whether you use your PC for work or play, there's a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide. Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools in Office 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance, upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming. You'll get to know your PC inside and out and find yourself turning to this terrific resource again and again.
This new edition features expanded coverage of home networking and desktop gaming, cool hardware for hardcore gamers, exciting new Windows 8 features, and much more.Nine minibooks provide a comprehensive PC overview and include PC Hardware; Windows 8; The Internet; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Office 2013; Music, Movies, and Photos; Upgrading and Supercharging; Home Networking; and Gaming Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 8 operating system Delves into the techy nitty-gritty on things like processor speeds, hard drive capacities, and upgrading Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, offers troubleshooting tips, and discusses how to supercharge your PC's performance
PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your PC.
Are you all about your iPhone? You've come to the right place! iPhone All-in-One For Dummies covers all the basics and beyond to give you hands-on, all-encompassing coverage of your new smartphone. Written in plain English and packed with tons of full-color photographs that help bring the information to life, this friendly guide shows you how to activate the iPhone, control the multi-touch and voice-recognition interfaces, tour the iPhone's built-in apps and settings, set up security features, start sending texts, and configure e-mail. Next, it moves on to tackling the iPhone's more advanced features, like capturing and sharing photos, tapping into maps, acquiring and listening to music, creating and sharing notes and memos, making video calls with FaceTime, and much more.
Fully updated to reflect Apple's newest iPhone hardware and iOS software, along with the new iLife and iWork apps, this new edition of iPhone All-in-One For Dummies takes the guesswork out of making the most of your iPhone. If you're using your Apple smartphone at home, at work, or on the go, everything you need to have fun and work smarter with your iPhone is right inside.Covers iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and older iPhone models Offers five full-color books of content that add up to nearly 600 pages of material—big bang for your buck Provides steps for setting up your iPhone and synching with iCloud Includes complementary online video course material Walks through troubleshooting and fixing common iPhone problems
Whether this is your first iPhone or an upgrade to the latest version, iPhone All-in-One For Dummies helps you unlock all of its incredible capabilities.
The important stuff you need to know:Be connected. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps through WiFi or S4’s 3G/4G network.Navigate without touch. Use Air Gestures with your hand, or scroll with your eyes using Smart Screen.Find new ways to link up. Chat, videochat, and add photos, video, or entire slideshows to text messages.Get together with Group Play. Play games or share pictures, documents, and music with others nearby.Create amazing images. Shoot and edit photos and videos—and combine images from the front and back cameras.Keep music in the cloud. Use Google Play Music to store and access tunes.Check your schedule. Sync the S4 with your Google and Outlook calendars.
Whether your media library lives in Amazon Cloud Drive or on your device, the Fire gives you immediate access to all of it, wherever you are, as long as you know where to find it and how to consume it. With Kindle Fire: Out of the Box, you'll jump right in to reading full-color magazines, newspapers, newly enhanced ebooks, and your own personal documents. Quickly download music from your Amazon Cloud Drive or new music from the Amazon MP3 store to listen offline, and get instant, unlimited access to streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows. And go beyond your own media to experience integrated email, games, Android apps from the Amazon App Store, and ultra-fast web browsing with the revolutionary, cloud-accelerated Silk browser.
This intuitive, easy-to-follow ebook opens the world of possibilities made possible by the Kindle Fire, right out of the box.
Congratulations on your new phone, and welcome to the world of Android! Whether you're an old hat looking to make sense of a new model or a newbie who's too afraid to even take it out of the box, this fun and friendly guide arms you with the knowledge to make your Android phone your minion. Written by popular and bestselling author Dan Gookin, this new edition of Android Phones For Dummies makes it easy to set up and configure your phone, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, maps, and camera, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.
Approaching all the features of Android phones from the perspective of someone who's either new to technology or wary of working with a new device, this hands-on guide walks you through the basics and moves on to help you tackle more advances features, like dialing tricks to forward calls, working with predictive text, accessing special characters, manipulating the touch screen, and using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff. Set up your phone, get connected, and start browsing Shoot photos and videos, play games, and listen to music Keep in touch using email, texting, and social media Get the scoop on Google Voice typing
If you want to learn the ins and outs of your new Android phone in order to get things done, you've come to the right place!
Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition includes 9 cool projects that show you how to set up and start developing on your Raspberry Pi. Updated for the release of the Rev 3 board, this second edition covers all the latest features and tells you everything you need to know. Written specifically for 11-15 year-olds, this book uses the wildly successful, Raspberry Pi to explain the fundamentals of computing. You'll have a blast learning basic programming and system administration skills, beginning with the very basics of how to plug in the board and turn it on. Each project includes an instructional video so you can jump right in and start going through the lessons on your own.
This hands-on book gets you up and running fast, with fun projects that let you explore.Learn how to "talk to" your Raspberry Pi Create games and stories with Scratch Program with Turtle Graphics and Python Code music and create a Raspberry Pi jukebox
If you want to get started programming today, Adventures in Raspberry Pi is the ultimate hands-on guide.
This is no ordinary circuit board. Arduino allows anyone, whether you're an artist, designer, programmer or hobbyist, to learn about and play with electronics. Through this book you learn how to build a variety of circuits that can sense or control things in the real world. Maybe you'll prototype your own product or create a piece of interactive artwork? This book equips you with everything you'll need to build your own Arduino project, but what you make is up to you! If you're ready to bring your ideas into the real world or are curious about the possibilities, this book is for you.
? Learn by doing ? start building circuits and programming your Arduino with a few easy to follow examples - right away!
? Easy does it ? work through Arduino sketches line by line in plain English, to learn of how a they work and how to write your own
? Solder on! ? Only ever used a breadboard in the kitchen? Don't know your soldering iron from a curling iron? No problem, you'll be prototyping in no time
? Kitted out ? discover new and interesting hardware to make your Arduino into anything from a mobile phone to a geiger counter!
? Become an Arduino savant ? learn all about functions, arrays, libraries, shields and other tools of the trade to take your Arduino project to the next level.
? Get social ? teach your Arduino to communicate with software running on a computer to link the physical world with the virtual world
It's hardware, it's software, it's fun! Start building the next cool gizmo with Arduino and Arduino For Dummies.
Technology alone can be intimidating, and the printed documentation and online support that come with a new smartphone can be just as baffling. Thankfully, Samsung Galaxy S 7 For Dummies is here to give you easy-to-follow guidance on all the features and capabilities of this exciting new device. From set up and configuration to texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet, it leaves no stone unturned!
Samsung dominates the global smartphone market and users swear that once you go with the Galaxy S, you never turn back. From the most useful features to the core applications to the techniques to get the most out of the device, this book makes getting to grips with your Samsung Galaxy S7 a snap! Whether you're upgrading from an older model and need new feature details, switching over from another Android or Apple device, or finally trading in that antiquated flip phone, you're about to discover just how fast and easy it is to get up and running on your new smartphone. Maximize camera and video capabilities Stay active with social media Download apps and sync with a PC Expand your phone's potential with new software releases
This is the handy reference you'll want to keep close by as you learn to get the most out of your Galaxy S 7 smartphone!
First you'll learn about the different types of sensors and sensor networks, including how to build a simple XBee network. Then you'll walk through building an Arduino-based temperature sensor and data collector, followed by building a Raspberry Pi-based sensor node.
Next you'll learn different ways to store sensor data, including writing to an SD card, sending data to the cloud, and setting up a Raspberry Pi MySQL server to host your data. You even learn how to connect to and interact with a MySQL database server directly from an Arduino! Finally you'll learn how to put it all together by connecting your Arduino sensor node to your new Raspberry Pi database server.
If you want to see how well Arduino and Raspberry Pi can get along, especially to create a sensor network, then Beginning Sensor Networks with Arduino and Raspberry Pi is just the book you need.
are two names that will likely jump to the front of your mind: Apple and
Android. While these two companies get the lion’s share of the
publicity (and a proportionately large number of device sales), both of
them were actually very late to the party. Microsoft, it turns out,
practically invented the smart phone. Back in the pre-iPhone days,
Windows was arguably the biggest player in the nascent PDA (Personal
Digital Assistant) market – helping the savviest and most
forward-thinking businessmen get their work done digitally. By contrast,
Apple was still trying to peddle the universally maligned Newton
Whether you’ve been a loyal Windows Phone user for
years or you’re just now growing tired of the same-old-same-old world of
iOS or Android, this guide will help to make sure that you have all of
the tools you need to make Windows Phone 8 your new favorite. We’ll take
you through Live Tiles, SkyDrive, Multitasking, Kids Corner, and a lot
more – everything you’ll need to make the most of your Lumia 920, HTC
8X, Samsung ATIV S, or any other Windows Phone 8 Device on the market.
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Each chapter of this book is centered around projects that incorporate that particular microcontroller topic. Each project includes schematics, code, and illustrations of a working project.
Program a range of AVR chipsExtend and re-use other people’s code and circuitsInterface with USB, I2C, and SPI peripheral devicesLearn to access the full range of power and speed of the microcontrollerBuild projects including Cylon Eyes, a Square-Wave Organ, an AM Radio, a Passive Light-Sensor Alarm, Temperature Logger, and moreUnderstand what's happening behind the scenes even when using the Arduino IDE
• The iOS 8 operating system is explained so you can find your way around the iPhone screens and access the items you want
• Settings are examined so you can customize your iPhone exactly to your style and requirements
• The Multitasking Window shows how you can manage your open apps; and the Control Center provides quick access to frequently used functions.
iPhone for Seniors in easy steps covers everything you need to know to keep fully connected. With your iPhone in your pocket you are only ever a couple of taps away from friends and family. Learn how to:
• Make and receive phone calls
• Text with the Messages app
• Make video calls with FaceTime
• Set up and use email accounts
The new Family Sharing feature is covered, which enables you to share music, videos, apps, calendars and photos with up to six family members: a great way to stay in the loop with children and grandchildren.
Apps are at the heart of the iPhone and iPhone for Seniors in easy steps gives a comprehensive introduction to using the preinstalled apps. It then shows how to find and download apps from the Apple App Store for:
• Going on vacation
• Online shopping
• Social networking
• Music and videos
• Keeping up-to-date with everyday tasks, through the use of the Notes, Calendar, Contacts and Reminders apps
• Health and wellbeing, using the new Health app that is designed to collate a range of health and fitness information.
An in-depth chapter on iCloud, Apple's online storage, sharing and backup service, explains how iCloud works and shows how it can automatically store your data and share your photos so you don’t have to worry about losing information should anything happen to your iPhone.
iPhone for Seniors in easy steps takes the mystery out of using your iPhone and shows how it can become your most useful digital companion, ready to help keep you in touch, up-to-date and entertained.
Arduino Sketches is a practical guide to programming the increasingly popular microcontroller that brings gadgets to life. Accessible to tech-lovers at any level, this book provides expert instruction on Arduino programming and hands-on practice to test your skills. You'll find coverage of the various Arduino boards, detailed explanations of each standard library, and guidance on creating libraries from scratch – plus practical examples that demonstrate the everyday use of the skills you're learning. Work on increasingly advanced programming projects, and gain more control as you learn about hardware-specific libraries and how to build your own. Take full advantage of the Arduino API, and learn the tips and tricks that will broaden your skillset.
The Arduino development board comes with an embedded processor and sockets that allow you to quickly attach peripherals without tools or solders. It's easy to build, easy to program, and requires no specialized hardware. For the hobbyist, it's a dream come true – especially as the popularity of this open-source project inspires even the major tech companies to develop compatible products. Arduino Sketches is a practical, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your Arduino setup. You'll learn to:Communicate through Ethernet, WiFi, USB, Firmata, and Xbee Find, import, and update user libraries, and learn to create your own Master the Arduino Due, Esplora, Yun, and Robot boards for enhanced communication, signal-sending, and peripherals Play audio files, send keystrokes to a computer, control LED and cursor movement, and more
This book presents the Arduino fundamentals in a way that helps you apply future additions to the Arduino language, providing a great foundation in this rapidly-growing project. If you're looking to explore Arduino programming, Arduino Sketches is the toolbox you need to get started.
Good fabrication begins with calibration. Aligning the print bed to support deposition of medium in three dimensions is critical. Even off-the-shelf machines that are pre-built must be aligned and periodically realigned throughout their life cycle. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer helps you achieve and hold proper alignment. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer also helps with software and hardware troubleshooting. You’ll learn to diagnose and solve firmware calibration problems, filament and feed problems, chassis issues, and more.
Finally there are regular maintenance and enhancements. You’ve invested significantly in your 3D printer. Protect that investment using the guidance in this book. Learn to clean and lubricate your printer, to maintain the chassis, and know when realignment of the print bed is needed. Learn ways to master your craft and improve the quality of your prints through such things as post-print finishing and filament management.
Don’t let the challenges of 3D printing stand in the way of creativity. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer by Charles Bell helps you conquer the challenges and get the most benefit from your expensive investment in personal fabrication.
You don’t need to have mastered Arduino or programming to get started. Updated for the Arduino 1.0 release, the recipes in this second edition include practical examples and guidance to help you begin, expand, and enhance your projects right away—whether you’re an artist, designer, hobbyist, student, or engineer.Get up to speed on the Arduino board and essential software concepts quicklyLearn basic techniques for reading digital and analog signalsUse Arduino with a variety of popular input devices and sensorsDrive visual displays, generate sound, and control several types of motorsInteract with devices that use remote controls, including TVs and appliancesLearn techniques for handling time delays and time measurementApply advanced coding and memory handling techniques
Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to getting the most out of your new tablet. You'll discover how different the tablet experience is from the desktop, laptop, or smartphone, and learn how to take advantage of everything your Galaxy Tab S has to offer. This entertaining guide walks you through each feature one by one, helping you learn exactly what your tablet can do for you. With everything from reading to playing games and surfing the Internet, you will learn how to be productive and have fun, too!Navigate your Galaxy Tab S easily, and get acquainted with the keyboard Send e-mail, browse the Web, and tap into social media Make phone calls, take pictures, and hold video chats Play music, movies, games, and more
Your Galaxy Tab S has so much to offer — it's not a computer, but it is so much more than a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is the perfect guide to getting to know your Galaxy S tablet, so settle in and see what your tablet can do.
You’ll find complete instructions for building a simple robot chassis with servos, wheels, sensors, LEDs, and a speaker. You also get the code to program the Arduino microcontroller to receive wireless signals from the EEG. Your robot will astound anyone who wears the EEG headband.
This book will help you:Connect an inexpensive EEG device to Arduino Build a robot platform on wheels Calculate a percentage value from a potentiometer reading Mix colors with an RGB LED Play tones with a piezo speaker Write a program that makes the robot avoid boundaries Create simple movement routines
To build Android/IOIO devices, you write the program on your computer, transfer it to your Android, and then communicate with the IOIO via a USB or Bluetooth connection. The IOIO board translates the program into action. This book provides the source code and step-by-step instructions you need to build the example projects. All you have to supply is the hardware.Learn your way around the IOIO and discover how it interacts with your AndroidBuild an intruder alarm that sends a text message when it detects movementMake a temperature sensing device that logs readings on your AndroidCreate a multicolor LED matrix that displays a Space Invader animationBuild an IOIO-powered surveillance rover that you control with your AndroidGet the software and hardware requirements for creating your own Android/IOIO accessories
* Geocaching has received wide coverage on television, radio, newspapers, and magazines—it is particularly popular with extreme sports and high-tech aficionados.
* Teaches navigation techniques, including GPS, compass, and map; offers effective strategies for geocaching tournaments and events.
Over 50 and still want to learn how to get the most out of your laptop? Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is your ideal guide. No experience? No problem! This book walks you step by step through the setup, navigation, software, email, using the Internet safely, and more. This new edition uses larger type and larger figures for easier reading, and each chapter opens with an outline of tasks covered so you can find the answers you need quickly. Tips, warnings, and notes are highlighted to help you develop positive habits and avoid common pitfalls, and the uncluttered layout makes navigation a breeze. You'll learn how to choose a new laptop, how to set it up, how to get around the Windows 10 operating system, and how to get things done. Coverage includes information on battery life, wireless printing, connectivity, online data storage, Internet safety, the new Windows OS, synching to your mobile phone, and more!
Laptops allow you to do just about everything you can do on a traditional desktop computer, just without the bulky hardware and the tangled mess of cords. This book will show you everything you need to know about working — and playing —with your new device.Discover which laptop is best for you Get set up and start using the keyboard and mouse Find your way around Windows 10 and the Office applications Safely use the internet for shopping,social networking, emailing, research, and more
Stop being chained to your clunky old desktop computer! Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is the clear, friendly guide to using your new laptop on the go, like a pro.
In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes:Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topology Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem Assembling a complete cabling toolkit Integrating voice and data on the same cable system Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew Working effectively with USB and Firewire Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew Documenting your cabling Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Do you have your eye on a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Or do are you opting to make an older model run like new? Either way, iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition is the place to start. This book has the step-by-step guidance you need to learn how to use your phone's many features and functions. Newly updated to cover both the latest features you'll find on the 6s and 6s Plus as well as perennial iPhone features that you'll find on all recent models, this revised text provides you with straightforward, yet fun instructions, tips, and advice to guide you in taking advantage of all that the iPhone's technology has to offer. You first get started with your iPhone by exploring its settings and features. Then you dive into specific topics that accumulate in a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate your new phone, such as using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, making phone calls, using FaceTime, taking photos and videos, and more.
Since June of 2007, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones. The success of the iPhone is largely due to the technology that powers it—and it's important that you understand how to use this technology to navigate your phone (and get every penny's worth of functionality out of it).Explore the basics of your new iPhone, from using the interface to organizing your schedule Discover multi-media capabilities of your phone, such as the ability to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, etc. Keep your data organized and at your fingertips through iCloud and data synchronization Find and add the apps that make your iPhone your sidekick for all you do in a day
iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition, revised and ready to guide you through the latest technologies, is the perfect resource when you're ready to conquer your new or older iPhone's many features.
Filling the gap between a beginner’s primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics explores aspects of electronic components, techniques, and tools that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you’ve worked with electronics or have a background in electronics theory, you’re bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before.
Among the book’s many topics, you’ll discover how to:Read and understand the datasheet for an electronic componentUse uncommon but inexpensive tools to achieve more professional-looking resultsSelect the appropriate analog and digital ICs for your projectSelect and assemble various types of connectorsDo basic reverse engineering on a device in order to modify (hack) itUse open source tools for schematic capture and PCB layoutMake smart choices when buying new or used test equipment
Make the most of your new Amazon KindleTM eBook reader! Read books, play media, get free content, uncover powerful, little-known Kindle features you’ll love!
Learn to do all this and much more…Connect to Amazon’s Kindle Store and buy content Download a world of free books and other content Manage your content and quickly find what you’re looking for Read books on Kindle and customize a better reading experience Quickly sync content across multiple Kindles and other devices Make the most of Kindle’s menus, keyboard shortcuts, and search Read Adobe PDFs without converting them Listen to Audible audiobooks–and use Kindle’s text-to-speech to hear other books, too Play MP3 music and games Use Kindle’s built-in New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford Dictionary of English Add bookmarks, notes, clips, and highlights to your books Use Kindle Whispernet to read email, check Facebook, even manage your Netflix queue Convert and manage Kindle content with Calibre Find the best third-party Kindle apps, add-ons, and web resources
3D Printing with Delta Printers contains detailed descriptions of the innovative delta design including unique hardware, software, and maintenance requirements. The book also covers tips for building your own delta printer as well as examples of common enhancements.
This book will enable you to build, configure, and enhance your delta printer. The topics covered will reveal the often-mysterious nuances of the delta design that will enable your printer to compete with the best of what your 3D printer friends can build.
If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas.Use configuration hacks to get more out of your PiBuild your own web server or remote print serverTake the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lightsConnect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costumeHack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projectsDecode audio/video formats or make your own music playerAchieve a low-weight payload for aerial photographyBuild a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab
Completely revised to cover the latest updates to the TI-84 Plus calculators, this bestselling guide will help you become the most savvy TI-84 Plus user in the classroom! Exploring the standard device, the updated device with USB plug and upgraded memory (the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition), and the upcoming color screen device, this book provides you with clear, understandable coverage of the TI-84's updated operating system.Details the new apps that are available for download to the calculator via the USB cable Walks you through menus and basic arithmetic Addresses graphing and analyzing functions as well as probability and statistics functions Explains how to use the calculator for geometry Reviews communicating with PCs and other calculators
TI-84 Plus Graphic Calculator For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the perfect solution for getting comfortable with the new line of TI-84 calculators!
Make a robot that obeys your every command—or runs on its own.
Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to show students how to build devices that can move, sense, respond, and interact with the physical world. Or perhaps you’re a hobbyist looking for a robot companion to make your world a little more futuristic. With Make an Arduino Controlled Robot, you’ll learn how to build and customize smart robots on wheels.
You will:Explore robotics concepts like movement, obstacle detection, sensors, and remote control Use Arduino to build two- and four-wheeled robots Put your robot in motion with motor shields, servos, and DC motors Work with distance sensors, infrared reflectance sensors, and remote control receivers Understand how to program your robot to take on all kinds of real-world physical challenges