A book for yourself, a friend, a relative, and anyone else who needs help mastering email, Internet, and web essentials. Every year millions of people get access to the Internet. People that jump right in with both feet often have problems and become frustrated. But learning email, Internet and web essentials doesn't have to be a frustrating experience, you can learn everything you need to use email, the Internet and the web effectively by reading this book.
To learn how to use the Internet, you need practical hands-on advice from an expert who understands what it is like to just start out. By working step by step through each of the technologies that tie the Internet together, you can learn how to use the Internet effectively, how to use email, how to find what you’re looking for on the web, and a whole lot more.
These days it seems everyone has a smart phone, tablet, or laptop that can connect to the Internet, but not everyone knows how to use those devices effectively, especially when it comes email, the Internet, and the web. Well, this one-stop guide provides everything you and anyone else needs to know.
Read this book to learn answers to questions like these: How do I load six Web pages at once?Now that I've loaded six pages, how do I best work with them?What are all the keyboard shortcuts for working with tabs?How do I bookmark a page I want to return to?How do I import Firefox bookmarks?I have 1,042 bookmarks. Is there a sensible way to search or organize them?What are the default keyboard shortcuts for the bookmarks bar?Can I search for text on the currently active Web page?How do I erase my history to prevent someone snooping through it?Where does Safari store Web site user names and passwords?Help! However Safari stored my password, it doesn't work any more!How do I use Safari to read RSS headlines from different sites?How do I "snip" a Web page to make it into a Dashboard widget?
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Finally, there’s a web browser for today’s Internet, and today’s user: you! It’s Chrome. (From Google—of course!) Now, there’s a book that reveals how you can use all of Google Chrome’s built-in power and speed—and extend Chrome to do even more! Jerri Ledford and Yvette Davis start with a quick, practical tour of Google Chrome’s stripped-down, hot-rod interface —including its do-everything, know-everything Omnibox. You’ll be using Chrome like a pro in minutes, but that’s just the beginning. You won’t just learn how to customize Chrome: You’ll dive under the hood, tweak its code, and transform it into the browser of your dreams. Bottom line: If Google Chrome can do it, this book will help you do it smarter, faster, better! Covers all this, and more...
• Improving life on the Web: what’s new and different about Chrome, and why you care
• Getting from Chrome newbie to power user—fast!
• Browsing more safely in the Web jungle
• Spit-shining Chrome: making a good-looking browser look spectacular
• Optimizing your own web site to make the most of Google Chrome
• Tweaking tabs, and more: customizing Chrome to your heart’s content
• Saving time with Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts
• Troubleshooting problems with Google Chrome, step-by-step
• Learning about Chromium (the foundation on which Google Chrome is built) and its components, WebKit, WebKit Core, WebKit Port, and WebKit Glue.
Google.com is one of the most popular sites on the Internet and is used around the world by millions of people every day. Sure, you know how to "Google it" when you're searching for something--anything!--on the Web. It's plenty fast and easy to use. But did you know how much more you could achieve with the world's best search engine by clicking beyond the "Google Search" button?
While you can interface with Google in 97 languages and glean results in 35, you can't find any kind of instruction manual from Google. Lucky for you, our fully updated and greatly expanded second edition to the bestselling Google: The Missing Manual covers everything you could possibly want to know about Google, including the newest and coolest--and often most underused (what is Froogle, anyway?)--features. There's even a full chapter devoted to Gmail, Google's free email service that includes a whopping 2.5 GB of space).
This wise and witty guide delivers the complete scoop on Google, from how it works to how you can search far more effectively and efficiently (no more scrolling through 168 pages of seemingly irrelevant results); take best advantage of Google's lesser-known features, such as Google Print, Google Desktop, and Google Suggest; get your website listed on Google; track your visitors with Google Analytics; make money with AdWords and AdSense; and much more.
Whether you're new to Google or already a many-times-a-day user, you're sure to find tutorials, tips, tricks, and tools that take you well beyond simple search to Google gurudom.
CHROMEBOOK:101 TIPS & TRICKS gives new users an overview of Chrome OS on a Chromebook laptop computer, from using the Chrome browser and Google Drive to more advanced techniques.
In this book, you'll learn how to:
-Master the Chrome web browser on a Chromebook.
-Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Drive.
-Get the most out of the desktop environment.
-Use the power of the Files application
-Connect a Chromebook to wireless networks and Bluetooth devices.
-Create and eliminate user accounts.
-Install powerful apps and extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
-Manage local storage space and keep a Chromebook from filling up.
-And many other tips.
Yahoo! took the world by storm in the 1990s as a one-of-a-kind, searchable list of interesting web sites. But ten years later, it has expanded into a department store overflowing with useful and innovative tools and services-from email, blogging, social networking, and instant messaging, to news, financial markets, shopping, movie and TV listings, and much more. Today's Yahoo! keeps you connected with every aspect of your life and every corner of the Web.
Yahoo! Hacks shows you how to use, expand, personalize, and tweak Yahoo! in ways you never dreamed possible. You'll learn how to:Fine-tune search queries with keyword shortcuts and advanced syntaxManage and customize Yahoo! Mail, using it as your universal email client to access all your other accountsExplore your social networks with Yahoo! 360, blogging your life, keeping up with friends, and making new contactsStore, sort, blog, feed, track, and otherwise share photos with Flickr and RSSMake My Yahoo! your Yahoo!, and personalize Yahoo!'s many propertiesRoll your own Yahoo! applications with Yahoo! new Web Services API and Perl, PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, or the programming language of your choiceVisualize search results and topics, mash up images from around the Web, and remix other web contentList (or hide) your site with Yahoo!, and integrate Yahoo! Groups, Messenger, contextual search (Y!Q), or other Yahoo! features
Whether you want to become a power searcher, news monger, super shopper, or innovative web developer, Yahoo! Hacks provides the tools to take you further than you ever thought possible.
Fast-paced and easy to use, this concise book teaches you the basics of Windows Vista so you can start using this operating system right away. Written by "New York Times" columnist, bestselling author, Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue, the book will help you:Navigate the desktop, including the fast, powerful and fully integrated desktop search functionUse the Media Center to record TV and radio, present photos, play music, and record all of these to a DVDBreeze across the Web with the vastly improved Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browserBecome familiar with Vista's beefed up security, and much moreWindows Vista is a vast improvement over its predecessors, with an appealing, glass-like visual overhaul, superior searching and organization tools, a multimedia and collaboration suite, and a massive, top-to-bottom security-shield reconstruction. Every corner of the traditional Windows operating system has been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely.
Aimed at new and experienced computer users alike, Windows Vista for Starters: The Missing Manual is right there when you need it. This jargon-free book explains Vista's features quickly and clearly -- revealing which work well and which don't.
Windows Vista is Microsoft's most important software release in more than a decade. It offers users an abundance of new and upgraded features that were more than five years in the making: a gorgeous, glass-like visual overhaul; superior searching and organization tools; a multimedia and collaboration suite; and above all, a massive, top-to-bottom security-shield overhaul. There's scarcely a single feature of the older versions of Windows that hasn't been tweaked, overhauled, or replaced entirely.
But when users first encounter this beautiful new operating system, there's gonna be a whole lotta head-scratchin', starting with trying to figure out which of the five versions of Vista is installed on the PC (Home, Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate).
Thankfully, Windows Vista: The Missing Manual offers coverage of all five versions. Like its predecessors, this book from New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, and those who know their way around a network. Readers will learn how to:
Navigate Vista's elegant new desktopLocate anything on your hard drive quickly with the fast, powerful, and fully integrated search functionUse the Media Center to record TV and radio, present photos, play music, and record any of the above to DVDChat, videoconference, and surf the Web with the vastly improved Internet Explorer 7 tabbed browserBuild a network for file sharing, set up workgroups, and connect from the roadProtect your PC and network with Vista's beefed up securityAnd much more.
This jargon-free guide explains Vista's features clearly and thoroughly, revealing which work well and which don't. It's the book that should have been in the box!
In today's highly connected world, almost everybody has a web site, from local sewing circles to the world's largest corporations. If you're ready for one of your own, Microsoft's FrontPage 2003 has everything you need to create Web pages. It's true. Your geek friends may howl in contempt if you use FrontPage, but that's because the program has a reputation for spitting out cookie-cutter Web pages with messy, overloaded HTML code that takes forever to load. Not any more.
After listening to complaints, Microsoft has given FrontPage 2003 some pretty advanced features, including an HTML cleanup tool that helps alleviate bloated code, and new support for Macromedia Flash and XML. Now, savvy Web veterans can control as much of the process as they want, and even collaborate on a site with developers who use Dreamweaver, GoLive or other Web authoring tools. Yet, unlike those other tools, FrontPage 2003 still has automated features for beginners who don't know where to start.
There's still one flaw, though. Microsoft's idea of a user manual is a flimsy pamphlet. But that's easily solved. FrontPage 2003: The Missing Manual offers you everything from the basics to meaty sections on advanced tasks. Our book puts the program's features in context, with clear and thorough chapters that provide valuable shortcuts, workarounds, and just plain common sense, no matter where you weigh in on the technical scale. With it, you can learn to build simple Web pages, or sophisticated ones with tables and Cascading Style Sheets, and find out how to manage and publish a Web site. You'll also learn to create forms, work with databases, and integrate FrontPage with Microsoft Office.
If you haven't worked with Web pages before, each chapter provides "Up to Speed" sidebars with useful background information. If you do have experience, the "Power Users' Clinic" sidebars offer advanced tips and insights. You won't find tips like those in the pamphlet, or even in the Help file. FrontPage: The Missing Manual gives you the complete lowdown on the program above and beyond any book on the market.
BuddyPress is a suite of free WordPress plugins and themes, eachadding a distinct new feature. It contains all the features youwould expect from WordPress, but it aims to let members sociallyinteract. With this fun and friendly guide, you′ll learn how tocustomize BuddyPress so that it matches the style of your Website.
You′ll walk through the necessary steps for modifying andcustomizing BuddyPress themes and you′ll discover how to extendBuddyPress through the use of addons and plugins. With BuddyPress,you′ll be well on your way to creating the ultimate user experienceon your site.Shows you how to set up the WordPress foundation required torun BuddyPress Walks you through installing BuddyPress on a WordPress–poweredsite Explains the different BuddyPress components, includingextended profiles, private messaging, friends, groups, the wire,activity streams, blog tracking, status updates, and more Details ways to troubleshoot BuddyPress once it is up andrunning Demonstrates how to extend BuddyPress through the use of addonsand plugins
Bring all your social community subscriptions together inBuddyPress!