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.
Here's a plain-speaking reference guide to all the command-linestuff and nonsense that makes DOS work, whether you're a native DOSuser or are an occasional dabbler who needs the operating system torun all those cool games under Windows.
DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition, avoids all the technicaljargon to cut to the heart of things with clear, easy-to-understandexplanations and step-by-step help forChanging disks and drivesDealing with the DOS promptManaging filesRunning DOS inside WindowsInstalling and running DOS-based software programsWorking with the printer and serial portsUsing the mouse and keyboardTroubleshooting problemsUnderstanding DOS error messages
All the basic DOS commands, from APPEND to XCOPY, aredemystified to make life in DOS much more bearable. This handyguide has plenty of helpful tips and tricks for bending DOS to yourwill, without having to dedicate your life (and all your free time)to mastering this little corner of the PC.
Author Dan Gookin's first edition of DOS For Dummiesbecame an international best-seller. He considers himself acomputer "guru" whose job it is to remind everyone that computersare not to be taken too seriously. His approach to computers islight and humorous, yet very informative. Gookin mixes hisknowledge of computers with a unique, dry sense of humor that keepsyou informed – and awake.
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!
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
Samsung's bestselling Galaxy Tabs may come in multiple sizes, but they all share the wildly popular Android operating system and are packed with tons of top-notch tablet features. This full-color book shows you how to enjoy all the things your Galaxy Tab can do, regardless of model: browse the web, handle e-mail, manage your social media, make phone calls and video chat, read e-books, take and share photos, play music, and more. Author Dan Gookin, famous for his skill in demystifying technology, takes you on a tour of the Galaxy, explaining hidden tablet tricks and showing you how to make your Tab your own.Walks you through every element of the popular Galaxy Tab models, illustrated with full-color screen shots that show you exactly how to use your new tablet Covers the unique elements of this amazing Android tablet that give the Galaxy Tab a competitive edge as well as more common tablet features like the touchscreen interface, web browser, camera, social media, e-mail, apps, and more Includes tips for filling your Galaxy Tab with music, movies, TV shows, books, games, photos, videos, and other cool content from Google Play Shows you how to type successfully on the Tab keyboard, get directions, manage your content, connect wirelessly, travel with your Tab, and customize its features
Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies is the perfect guide for getting started and getting around the Galaxy like a pro.
C offers a reliable, strong foundation for programming and serves as a stepping stone upon which to expand your knowledge and learn additional programming languages. Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward-but-fun beginner's guide covers the fundamentals of using C and gradually walks you through more advanced topics including pointers, linked lists, file I/O, and debugging. With a special focus on the subject of an Integrated Development Environment, it gives you a solid understanding of computer programming in general as you learn to program with C.Encourages you to gradually increase your knowledge and understanding of C, with each chapter building off the previous oneProvides you with a solid foundation of understanding the C language so you can take on larger programming projects, learn new popular programming languages, and tackle new topics with confidenceIncludes more than 100 sample programs with code that are adaptable to your own projects
Beginning Programming with C For Dummies assumes no previous programming language experience and helps you become competent and comfortable with the fundamentals of C in no time.
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.Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it upConfigure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the InternetFind your way around Windows 10 OS with ease and confidencePlay movies and music, view photos, and explore social media
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.
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!