Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and alittle—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You'vecome to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks youthrough setting up the device, transitioning from traditionalcomputers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suityour needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applyingadvanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-stepguidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to breaka sweat.
Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and withGoogle driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. Soit's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people fromall walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC orlaptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most ofyour experience, this book is a practical user's guide to allthings Chromebook.
If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize theperformance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendlyguide time and again.
Mark LaFay is a graduate of the Purdue School ofEngineering and Technology. His professional career, however,didn’t start in engineering and technology. LaFay started twosuccessful businesses in the music industry before making the leapback to tech. Mark LaFay is the co-founder of DCODIA, co-founderand product engineer of Conversion In A Box and the co-founder ofRoust. He is also an adjunct professor at Indiana University -Purdue University Indianapolis.
Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video.
Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying.Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone
If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the most out of your Chromebook. In Part 1: Meet Chromebook, we’ll explain what Chromebook is and how it works. In Part 2: Getting Started with Chromebook, we’ll help you get your device set up and show you how to find your way around and use Chromebook’s unique keyboard. In Part 3: Using Chromebook, we’ll cover every app that comes with an out-of-the-box Chromebook, including the Google Chrome browser, Google’s productivity suite, and much, much more. In Part 4: Settings and Customization, we’ll focus on all of Chromebook's settings and walk you through every customization option and performance tweak available to you, as well as some ideas for maintaining and troubleshooting your device. Finally, in Part 5: Our Favorite Apps and Extensions, we’ll share some of the extensions and apps we use everyday - for work and for play.
Read on to get started using Chromebook!
Help when you run into Chromebook problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your brand-new Chromebook
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Chromebook or ChromeboxTM working just the way you want. Learn how to:
Quickly set up your Chromebook or Chromebox, log in, and get productive Get comfortable with Google’s intuitive new Chrome Desktop interface Reliably connect to Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks Use Google Drive to access files from your Chromebook or any other computer Securely share files with Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ followers or friends Play and edit photos, music, and video online Browse and search the Web with the Google Chrome browser Safely share your Chromebook with other users Get started with free or low-cost web-based office productivity software Build shared calendars, schedule meetings, and manage email Find great new apps for business, education, entertainment, gaming, and more Print to your printer across the Internet with Google Cloud Print Configure your Chromebook for maximum security and privacy Optimize your Chromebook’s performance and battery life Work and play faster with Chromebook’s built-in keyboard shortcuts Evaluate the new top-of-the-line Google Chromebook Pixel Troubleshoot and recover from frozen apps and other problems
CATEGORY: PC Hardware
COVERS: Google Chromebook
USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate
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