Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment. Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problemsOffers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problemsShares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespanReviews an array of useful toolsCovers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8
"Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition" helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.
With step-by-step instructions and lots of screen shots, thisbook helps you walk the walk. In case you want to talk the talk,there’s a glossary with clear definitions of common PC terms.A detailed index helps you find the how-to you need fast. If youwant to know the history of the PC and all of its intricacies, geta big book. If you want to know how to get your PC to do what youneed it to do, get this handy little reference and get to workfast.
Previous editions of this fun and friendly PC guide have soldmore than three million copies, making it the bestselling PCreference in the world. Dan Gookin, the author whosestraightforward and entertaining style is the foundation of theFor Dummies series, gives you the same easy-to-followguidance in this edition, fully updated for Windows 8, using thecloud, and all the newest PC bells and whistles. It's perfect forthe absolute beginner as well as for anyone switching to the latesthardware and software.Updated with information on all the latest upgrades, thisedition of a worldwide bestseller covers all the essentials ofusing a PC, and presents them in a fun, non-intimidating stylePopular technology author Dan Gookin starts at the beginningwith all the basics that other books assume everyone knowsCovers setting up your PC, exploring the Windows 8 interface,using network hardware and software, getting online and browsingwith the newest version of Internet Explorer, setting up an e-mailaccount, connecting to the cloud, and using cloud-basedservicesShows you how to install and upgrade programs and manage filesand foldersExplores working with digital photos, downloading music,watching movies, and participating in social media
PCs For Dummies, 12th Edition is the jargon-free,easy-to-use guide to everything you need to know about your PC.
You will discover how to choose and purchase the right laptopfor you, how to set up and maintain your laptop, customize useraccounts, adding your laptop to networks, printing, and connectingto the Internet. In this updated and revised edition, findinformation about synchronizing with the desktop, coordinatingemail pickup between two machines, remote access to the desktop,networking, power management, storage, and especially laptopsecurity. You’ll find out how to:Navigate all your laptop’s componentsUse keyboard shortcuts and a mouseOrganize and manage files and accountsPrint files and add your laptop to a networkProperly equip your laptop carrying case with tools andresourcesManage the power supplyAdd software tools to synchronize and update files between alaptop, a PDA, and a desktop or office server
In addition to the basics, find lists of ten battery tips andtricks, ten handy laptop accessories, and ten things you shouldkeep in your laptop carrying case in Laptops for Dummies,3rd Edition, a convenient and handy guide!
The hedge fund industry has been reeling in the wake of recent Ponzi schemes and insider trading scandals as well as the loss of billions of dollars in assets under management due to fund closures. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition focuses on the current state of the industry; how hedge funds did or did not survive the subprime and subsequent credit crisis; and, what the future holds for investors. Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Third Edition also provides readers with a brief overview of the industry's history, and describes the inner-workings of these complex investment vehicles, including how to start a hedge fund, and what new regulations means for managers and investors.Profiles 10 highly successful hedge fund managersAddresses the Madoff scandal, as well as other lesser known Ponzi schemes, and analyzes the ripple effect felt throughout the industry as a result of these and other scandals
Despite the performance of some of these funds in the last few years, hedge funds are here to stay. In this Third Edition, Getting Started in Hedge Funds, Strachman provides an updated "how-to" guide for investors interested in hedge funds in this era of "new normal."
Word 2003 For Dummies shows you all the essentials ofbuilding, reviewing, and adding cool new features to Worddocuments. No wonder the previous editions sold over 1.7 millioncopies. This book makes it easy to catch on, because it:Adopts a beginner’s point of view in order to show youthe basics of running the program.Includes complete walkthroughs for many featuresReveals tips, tricks, and wizards to make Word a snapCovers more advanced techniques, making it a reliable referenceat any levelWritten by the author of the first For Dummies bookever, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word2002 For Dummies and PCs For Dummies
With Word 2003 For Dummies, you’ll get all theinformation you need to be the most productive with Word. No longerwill you be spending less time working and more time make Wordwork. You’ll be creating fantastic-looking documents in notime!
This guide to the hot new Droid 3 is just what you need to getthe very most out of the next-generation smartphone from Google.Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin keeps you ahead ofthe curve by thoroughly and clearly covering all the bases--fromsetup and configuration to using all the phone's features, texting,email, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, using thecamera, and much more.Helps you get the most out of your Droid 3 smartphone, whichruns on the 4G LTE networkWalks you through all features and functions of this Internet-and multimedia-enabled new modelCovers setup and configuration, texting, email, accessing theInternet, synching with a PC, using the camera, and extending thebatteryProvides a host of useful tips, tricks, and techniquesTouches on the over 200,000 available apps, which can bepurchased from the Android Market or through the VerizonDroid-specific AppSphere
Now that you've got the new Droid 3, make the most of it withDroid 3 For Dummies!
No lengthy theory here; Just the Steps For Dummies books focus on the steps necessary to accomplish key tasks. From the most basic things like turning on your PC and setting the date and time to setting up and using a wireless network, you’ll find simple steps that lead to great results. You learn how to: Set up your computer Work with the Start menu Navigate Windows Vista View the contents of a drive with Windows Explorer Create a password Play movies with Windows Media Player Set up your Internet connection Send and receive e-mail Browse the Web with Internet Explorer Work with sound and video Set up a wired Ethernet network Troubleshoot problems with hardware Run Windows Update, and many more common PC tasks
It’s easy to find what you want to know, because every chapter lists the tasks it covers and the page on which each can be found. Tasks are presented with numbered steps and plenty of illustrations that show you what you should be seeing on your screen. PCs Just The Steps For Dummies, 2nd Edition gets you going with that new PC in no time, and it’s a great reference to keep handy.
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.
Friendly advice on leveraging the power of the new Nexus 7Google tablet!
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. Thiseasy-to-understand, engaging guide covers everything you needto know about this amazing Android tablet. Bestselling Dummiesauthor Dan Gookin uses his friendly writing style to deliver clearinstructions for setting up, navigating, and using the device.You'll learn to use all your favorite Google applications that comeloaded on the device, personalize it, and much more.Walks you through the touchscreen, wireless access, andsoftware updatesDemonstrates how to download, shop for, and fill your Nexus 7with movies, e-books, games, and musicHelps you keep on top of your schedule and appointments andpursue your interests and hobbies with the latest apps andwebsitesOffers guidance on using your device to navigate from here tothere and stay connected with friends and family while you'reaway
Nexus 7 For Dummies is an essential companion to yourother new companion: the Nexus 7!
A vast improvement over the original Galaxy Tab, the 10.1 usesthe latest version of the Android operating system and is a 4G LTEmobile device. These upgrades—along with many others,including the better screen quality, better web browsing withFlash, and better multitasking capabilities—are all coveredin this fun and friendly guide to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.Everything from how-to topics to the most useful features tohelpful tricks and techniques, this practical guide shows you howto get the most out of this cutting-edge device.Details how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes one step further than theiPad with phone communications plus video chat andconferencingExplains in detail how to find your way around the Galaxy Tab10.1Covers e-mailing, web browsing, using the digital library,connecting with friends in the galaxy, taking photos with thecamera, and enjoying musicHighlights how to customize your Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it'sright for your needs
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies is must-have readingfor anyone who wants to go beyond the basics and explore anothergalaxy of tablet computing!
A colorful, entertaining, and informative guide to theSamsung Galaxy family of tablets
Samsung's bestselling Galaxy Tabs may come in multiplesizes, but they all share the wildly popular Androidoperating system and are packed with tons of top-notchtablet features. This full-color book shows you how to enjoyall the things your Galaxy Tab can do, regardless of model: browsethe web, handle e-mail, manage your social media, make phone callsand video chat, read e-books, take and share photos, play music,and more. Author Dan Gookin, famous for his skill in demystifyingtechnology, takes you on a tour of the Galaxy,explaining hidden tablet tricks and showing you how tomake your Tab your own.Walks you through every element of the popular Galaxy Tabmodels, illustrated with full-color screen shots that show youexactly how to use your new tabletCovers the unique elements of this amazing Android tabletthat give the Galaxy Tab a competitive edge as well as morecommon tablet features like the touchscreen interface, web browser,camera, social media, e-mail, apps, and moreIncludes tips for filling your Galaxy Tab with music, movies,TV shows, books, games, photos, videos, and other cool content fromGoogle PlayShows you how to type successfully on the Tab keyboard, getdirections, manage your content, connect wirelessly, travel withyour Tab, and customize its features
Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies is the perfect guide forgetting started and getting around the Galaxy like a pro.
Leverage the power of Google's revolutionary Nexus tabletwith help from Dan Gookin and For Dummies
Google's Nexus tablet is gaining market share at a rapid rateand offers a fantastic feature set at a price that is sure toplease gamers, movie-watchers, e-book fans, and casual tablet usersalike. Legendary For Dummies author Dan Gookin reviews allyour tablet's features in this friendly guide, showing you just howto take advantage of the Nexus tablet you know and love. Fromusing the built-in web browser to buying and downloading e-books,watching streaming video, taking and sharing photos, keeping intouch with social media, playing games, shopping in the Google PlayStore, and customizing your device, you'll enjoy Dan's unique wayof navigating the Nexus tablet.Includes coverage of the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tabletExplains how to navigate the touchscreen, use the pre-installedGoogle applications, work with the Android operating system, andconnect to a Wi-Fi networkWalks you through shopping for and downloading e-books, apps,and games; creating a slideshow from your photos; side-loadingvideos and music from your PC; conferencing with your Nexus; andmuch more
Nexus Tablets For Dummies is simply the best way to learnhow to take your new Nexus tablet to the next level.
Congratulations on your new Android tablet! Whether you're newto Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experiencemobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide.Written in the trademark For Dummies style, thislight-hearted reference takes a look at those features common toall Android tablets and all the amazing things your Android tabletcan do for you.
Longtime For Dummies author Dan Gookin walks you throughsetting up your tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web,setting up e-mail, connecting to social media, and finding plentyof apps, music, books, and movies to indulge all yourinterests.Covers all Android tablets – from popular favorites likethe Samsung Galaxy Tab and Nexus to devices from othermanufacturers like Asus, Coby, Motorola, and more – andexplores the features native to all Android tablets, regardless ofmakerExplains how to customize your tablet, set up a Google account,connect with Wi-Fi, and choose the right apps for your personalizedexperienceShows you how to shoot and share photos, make video calls, usenavigation tools, play music, enjoy movies and TV shows, maintainyour schedule, and moreIncludes helpful maintenance and troubleshooting tips to keepyour Android up and running
If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Androiddevice, Android Tablets For Dummies, 2nd Edition is yourgo-to-guide to all things Android.
The highly anticipated arrival of the Droid 2 runs on the latestversion of Google's mobile operating system and boasts a suite ofapps that wirelessly synchronize with Gmail, Calendar, Contacts,Maps, and Microsoft Exchange. Ultimate For Dummies authorDan Gookin shows you how to maximize the performance of your Droid2 smartphone in his unique fun-and-friendly manner, holding yourhand the entire way. Sure, the basics of setup and configurationare covered, but you’ll also explore texting, e-mailing,accessing the Internet, using maps and navigation, syncing with aPC, and more. Gookin's accessible and fun writing style strikes aperfect balance for explaining important content in a way that iseasily digestible.Delves into the basics and beyond by covering the new andexciting Droid 2Shows you how to set up and configure your Droid 2Walks you through texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet,synching with a PC, using maps and navigation, shooting picturesand video, and moreExplains how to expand the phone's potential with cool appsfrom the Android MarketEncourages you to refer to the various fun-but-straightforwardchapters as you explore the exciting new features of your Droid 2phone
Don't be left in the dark with what the new Droiddoes—dive into the full-color Droid 2 For Dummiestoday!
A colorful guide to make your Android phone do yourbidding
The popularity of Android phones is simply exploding, so it's aperfect time for popular For Dummies author Dan Gookin toupdate his bestselling guide to all things Android phones. Fromsetup and configuration to taking advantage of the latest amazingAndroid features, this practical resource is designed to make newAndroid users comfortable and to help veterans get the most out oftheir Android phone. Covering features that are common to the mostpopular Android phones, this book walks you through the basics ofmaking calls, using the touchscreen, sending e-mails and texts,browsing the Internet, using the camera, staying in touch withsocial media, and so much more.Includes the Android essentials such as texting, e-mailing,accessing the Internet, using maps, taking photos, recording video,synching with a PC, troubleshooting, and moreShows how to expand your phone’s potential with thelatest apps, music, movies, e-books, TV shows, and games availablefrom Google PlayCovers Android smartphones from leading manufactures includingHTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, and LG to name a few
Android Phones For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your one-stopguide to getting things done and learning the ins and outs of yourAndroid smartphone.
The Droid X has landed and it?s selling like hotcakes! UltimateFor Dummies author Dan Gookin introduces you to everythingthe Droid X does. Covering a wide range of how-to topics, thisfull-color guide explores the device's features and sharestechniques to getting the most out of Motorola's excitingsmartphone. You?ll quickly discover that the Droid X is more thanjust a cell phone as you walk through setup and configuration,texting, e-mail, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, usingthe camera, running multiple apps simultaneously, and expanding theDroid X?s potential with new software.Dives in to the exciting capabilities and features of DroidXCovers setup and configuration, battery care, maintenance, andtroubleshootingGets you going with using the Droid X as phone, camera,Internet, calendar, and moreWalks you through connecting your Droid X to other things,customizing your Droid X, and adding multiple applications that canall run simultaneously
Don't avoid the Droid X! The three D?s?Droid X, Dummies,and Dan Gookin?have you covered!
The Samsung Galaxy Note is the first mobile device thatsuccessfully bridges the gap between a modern smartphone and atablet. Nicknamed "phablet", it has an array of features that couldintimidate you without the help of this plain-English guide! DanGookin shows you how to set up and configure the Galaxy Note anduse the revolutionary "S" software that allows you to draw directlyon the screen with the special stylus, or "S Pen".
You'll also learn to use both phone and tablet features, getonline and use the web, text, make calls, shoot photos, get GPSdirections, and all the rest, easily!The Galaxy Note is a revolutionary concept that combinessmartphone and tablet technology; this guide demystifies thecomplex technology so you can take advantage of every featureShows how to set up and configure the device, work with theinterface, and use the unique "S" software to write or drawdirectly on the touchscreenCovers all the phone features, including voicemail and texting,as well as basic tablet features such as web browsing, e-mail, andsocial mediaExplores how to use the camera, make notes, get directions,play music, synchronize and share content, use apps, and moreWritten by immensely popular author Dan Gookin, known for bothtechnical expertise and his friendly, easily understood style
Samsung Galaxy Note For Dummies is just what you need tohelp you get up and running with your fabulous new "phablet".
If you’re like most people, the above seems like nonsense.Actually, it’s computer sense—C programming. Afterdigesting C For Dummies, 2nd Edition,you’ll understand it. C programs are fast, concise andversatile. They let you boss your computer around for a change. Soturn on your computer, get a free compiler and editor (the booktells you where), pull up a chair, and get going. You won’thave to go far (page 13) to find your first program example.You’ll do short, totally manageable, hands-on exercises tohelp you make sense of:All 32 keywords in the C language (that’sright—just 32 words)The functions—several dozen of themTerms like printf(), scanf(), gets (), and puts ()String variables, numeric variables, and constantsLooping and implementationFloating-point values
In case those terms are almost as intimidating as the idea ofprogramming, be reassured that C For Dummies was written byDan Gookin, bestselling author of DOS For Dummies, the bookthat started the whole library. So instead of using expletives andgetting headaches, you’ll be using newly acquired skills andgetting occasional chuckles as you discover how to:Design and develop programsAdd comments (like post-it-notes to yourself) as you goLink code to create executable programsDebug and deploy your programsUse lint, a common tool to examine and optimize your code
A helpful, tear-out cheat sheet is a quick reference forcomparison symbols, conversion characters, mathematical doodads, Cnumeric data types, and more. C For Dummies takes themystery out of programming and gets you into it quickly andpainlessly.