iPhone 6 & iPhone 6S In 30 Minutes: The unofficial guide to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, including basic setup, easy iOS tweaks, and time-saving tips

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In 30 minutes, learn how to unlock the secrets of your iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, or iPhone 6/6S Plus. Whether you own an iPhone or are thinking about buying one, this guide will help you get the most out of the device and its powerful hardware, the iOS operating system, and the ever-expanding universe of iPhone apps. Written in plain English with a touch of humor and lots of screenshots, this guide covers basic features as well as hidden tricks and time-savers. Topics include:

* Setting up your new iPhone 6/iPhone 6S/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6S Plus

* How to customize your iPhone’s appearance

* What you need to know if you are migrating from Android

* Touch screen basics

* 3D Touch, Peek, and Pop

* Managing your Home screens

* Switching apps and multitasking

* Typing and text tricks

* Siri and its kid brother, Dictation

* Getting the most out of the powerful iPhone camera

* Limitations of Apple's Photos app

* Managing iCloud settings

* Security features, from Find My iPhone to Touch ID

* Wi-Fi and other wireless settings

* Four ways to conserve battery power

* Five ways to free up storage space on your iPhone

* How to tame notifications and after-hours calls

* Moving, deleting, and grouping apps

* Nine great apps for your iPhone

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S In 30 Minutes is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology journalist and the founder of i30 Media Corp. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications, and was the managing editor of The Industry Standard. He has authored several In 30 Minutes guides, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.  

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i30 Media
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Nov 16, 2015
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102
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9781939924506
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English
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Computers / Hardware / Mobile Devices
Computers / Hardware / Personal Computers / Macintosh
Computers / Operating Systems / Macintosh
Computers / Reference
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* Setting up your new iPhone

* How to customize your iPhone’s appearance

* What you need to know if you are migrating from Android

* Touch screen basics

* 3D Touch, Peek, and Pop

* Managing your Home screens

* Switching apps and multitasking

* Typing and text tricks

* Siri and its kid brother, Dictation

* Getting the most out of the powerful iPhone camera

* Managing iCloud settings

* Security features, from Find My iPhone to Touch ID

* Wi-Fi and other wireless settings

* How to tame notifications and after-hours calls

* Moving, deleting, and grouping apps

* Four ways to conserve battery power

* Seven ways to free up storage space on your iPhone

* Nine exceptional apps for your iPhone

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Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). 

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* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology

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* Basic Excel formatting

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* Sorting and filtering

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This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have: 

* What is a spreadsheet?

* What are cells?

* What is the button with the Greek letter for?

* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?

* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?

* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?

* How to edit a chart in Excel

* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns

The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features. 

Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes: 

“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”

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* Customizing the site’s appearance

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* Adding photos, videos, and maps

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* Choosing the right domain for your business

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What's inside

* Dropbox system requirements

* How Dropbox works in the cloud

* Installing Dropbox on Windows PCs (Dropbox on Windows 7 and earlier, Dropbox on Windows 10 and Windows 8)

* Installing Dropbox on Macs (macOS), iOS and Android

* Saving files to Dropbox

* Working with Dropbox folders and files

* Dropbox preferences and Selective Sync

* Opening a file or folder from a second computer

* Dropbox mobile app: Downloading/uploading files

* Dropbox Camera Upload for backing up and transferring photos from your mobile phone

* Dropbox sharing via links

* Dropbox collaboration

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* How can I get free space on Dropbox?

* How secure is Dropbox?

* How do I delete Dropbox?

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* What are third-party Dropbox apps?

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Thousands of satisfied readers have purchased this Dropbox book or downloaded the Dropbox ebook edition. While Dropbox In 30 Minutes is intended for beginners, even experienced users will discover a few new Dropbox tricks. Here's what real readers are saying:

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"I didn't know how to use Dropbox when I bought this book, and after reading it, I was able to set up my account and to use it with my students. It is short and to the point. I am a beginner and much of these online storage options are new to me, but I was able to read the book and to then use the app."

Buy your copy today!

Note: Dropbox In 30 Minutes is not affiliated with "For Dummies" books, Dropbox, or other services referenced in the guide. In 30 Minutes® is a registered trademark of publisher i30 Media Corp. All rights reserved.


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* Setting up your new iPhone

* How to customize your iPhone’s appearance

* What you need to know if you are migrating from Android

* Touch screen basics

* 3D Touch, Peek, and Pop

* Managing your Home screens

* Switching apps and multitasking

* Typing and text tricks

* Siri and its kid brother, Dictation

* Getting the most out of the powerful iPhone camera

* Managing iCloud settings

* Security features, from Find My iPhone to Touch ID

* Wi-Fi and other wireless settings

* How to tame notifications and after-hours calls

* Moving, deleting, and grouping apps

* Four ways to conserve battery power

* Seven ways to free up storage space on your iPhone

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* Customize your Twitter profile with photos and a bio that's right for you

* Navigate Twitter icons, the Twitter app, and Twitter.com 

* Follow other Twitter accounts … and block those you don't like

* Identify local people and organizations using Twitter

* Find people who share the same interests and hobbies

* Compose your first Tweets

* Share photos 

* Use hashtags, retweets, and other Twitter conventions 

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Authored by award-winning technology journalist Ian Lamont, the revised third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes covers Twitter's new interface for the Web and mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones. There are new screenshots, along with instructions for registration on iOS and Android devices. 

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"Clarified any issues I had or concerns and listed some excellent precautions."

"Perfect introduction to Twitter. Quick and easy read with lots of photos. I finally understand the #!"

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"Just the quick, light intro I wanted. No annoying bits of philosophy. Some careful warnings about privacy and courtesy are included. You really can skim it in 30 minutes."

"Easy to read and actually fun to fire up my twitter account and play along with each chapter. Everyone has 30 spare minutes spread out over a week (if not a day) to read this guide." 

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 Topics in this top-selling Excel book include: 

* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology

* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets

* Basic Excel formatting

* AutoFill

* Excel formulas and functions

* How to make charts in Excel

* Sorting and filtering

* Collaboration and sharing

* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms

* Printing tips

* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)

This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have: 

* What is a spreadsheet?

* What are cells?

* What is the button with the Greek letter for?

* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?

* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?

* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?

* How to edit a chart in Excel

* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns

The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features. 

Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes: 

“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”

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Google Blogger For Small Businesses In 30 Minutes covers the following topics:

* What type of small business website should you build?

* The Five-Minute Website Marketing Framework

* Creating a site and registering a domain

* Choosing a great-looking template (with samples to view!)

* Customizing the site’s appearance

* Creating homepage content

* Adding photos, videos, and maps

* Small business sites on mobile devices

* Choosing the right domain for your business

* Using Google Domains to register a .com domain for your small business

* Case Study: Main Street Treats

* Creating a product page

* Creating a page that links to a business Twitter account

* Small business blogs

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• Write letters and reports

• Crunch numbers and create online data entry forms 

• Give presentations 

• Collaborate online with classmates and colleagues

• Convert Microsoft Office documents to Google formats, and vice versa  

• Print documents, drawings, and spreadsheets

• Export PDFs 

• Make pie charts, bar charts, and simple tables

• Publish documents and spreadsheets online

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• Converting files between Microsoft Office and Google formats.

• Best practices for organizing files in Google Drive.

• What to expect with collaboration and sharing.

• The pros and cons of Google’s mobile apps for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

• Accessing older versions of files.

• How to publish your documents to the Web for colleagues or members of the public to view.

• Functions, sorting and filtering in Google Sheets (with examples).

• Using Web Forms to gather data.

• Google Slides: Is it a suitable alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint?

• Working with offline files.

• Downloading third-party apps.

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Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology and business journalist. He has written several books in the "In 30 Minutes" series, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

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