Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer.
Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about.
If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.
Whether you’re child is a newborn, a teen, or somewherein-between, Parenting For Dummies gives you the scoop onparenting basics. From dealing with a crying baby and pottytraining, to building self-esteem and talking with them about sex,it offers a gold mine of up-to-date advice and guidance on howto:Learn to communicate with your kidsDevelop a good relationship with your kidsKeep your kids safe and healthyHelp your kids grow up to be good peopleKeep your cool and control their behaviorDiscipline constructively and with a minimum of stressBuild self-esteem in your childrenAvoid committing the parenting sins your parents taughtyou
Experts Sandy and Dan Gookin—she’s the parentingexpert for Parents Magazine and Working MotherMagazine and he’s a father of four—avoid thepsychological hype and medical terminology and give you thestraight poop on all aspects of child-rearing, including:Speaking and listening to kidsThe importance of being consistentKeeping a sense of humorDealing with babiesChildhood growth and developmentHealth and nutritionKids’ changing physical needsDeveloping a good person
Written by parents for parents, Parenting For Dummiesgives you the know-how and skills you need to be the parent ofhealthy, happy kids.
Your smartphone is essentially your lifeline—so it's no wonder you chose a simple-to-use, fun-to-customize, and easy-to-operate Android. Cutting through intimidating jargon and covering all the features you need to know about your Android phone, this down-to-earth guide arms you with the knowledge to set up and configure your device, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.
Whether you're new to Android phones or have just upgraded to a new model, Android Phones For Dummies makes it fast and easy to make your new smartphone your minion. Written by bestselling author Dan Gookin, it walks you through the basics in a language you can understand before moving on to more advanced topics, 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 and configure its settingsPlay games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videosJoin the conversation and have fun with social mediaMake your life easier with Google Voice typing
No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.
Get a move on and learn to roam free with this mini guide tochoosing and using a laptop. Packed with useful advice on picking alaptop, setting it up, managing power and peripherals, goingonline, and hitting the road, you’ll learn to love yourlaptop with help from For Dummies. Whether this is yourfirst laptop or a recent upgrade, you’ll get the advice youneed from laptop to lap-bottom here.
Open the book and find:Tips for buying the right laptop for youA tour of your laptop and its featuresExplanations of common laptop termsMaintenance and troubleshooting tipsHow to connect to a wireless network
A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.
Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer: Research topics of interest Keep in touch with loved ones Shop securely online Find recipes and diet tips
If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
If you're an Internet newcomer and want to get up to speedwithout all the intimidating technical jargon, The Internet ForDummies has you covered. With over 5,000,000 copies sold*,The Internet For Dummies is the #1 choice for Internetnewcomers.
Inside, you'll discover how to make the most of the Internet,get accustomed to popular sites, find the information and items youneed fast, and stay away from the bad stuff floating aroundonline.Catches you up on the latest online trends, from socialnetworking sites to blogs and moreIncludes the latest on Google Chrome, getting good searchresults, and sharing filesCovers choosing and connecting to an Internet provider,establishing an e-mail account, getting on the web, and finding thesites that matter most
Now in its 14th edition, The Internet ForDummies covers the latest social networking tools, browserfeatures, connection options, safety features, and so much more.Starting out with the basics, it walks you through getting online,picking an Internet provider, getting to know the different webbrowsers, dealing with e-mail and connecting with friends, findingthe hottest sites to share photos and videos—and everythingin between.
*Includes all formats and all editions
Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, thisstraightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the mostcommon hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. Inaddition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in thefirst placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PCenvironment.Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware,software, and operating system problemsOffers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidentlyhandling these problemsShares valuable advice about maintaining your system tomaximize its lifespanReviews an array of useful toolsCovers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8
Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One ForDummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handlewhatever PC problems you may encounter.