Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin is a computer book author who wrote the first ...For Dummies books including DOS for Dummies and PCs for Dummies, establishing the design and voice of the long-running series that followed, incorporating humor and jokes into a format for beginners on any subject. He also is a member of the Coeur d'Alene City Council.
Gookin has written over 130 computer books. His website provides computer help sections and a computer-related forum. He was editor of ComputorEdge Magazine, a local San Diego computer periodical, from 1987 to 1989.
Gookin lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where he has been active in community theater and became the artistic director of Lake City Playhouse in 1997. He was elected to a seat in the Coeur d'Alene City Council in November 2011.
He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in communications/visual arts.
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A colorful, entertaining, and informative guide to the Samsung Galaxy family of tablets

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.

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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.

We humans are pretty clever. We’ve mastered fire, inventedthe wheel, calculated the age of the Universe, sent people to theMoon, built machines that think, and cracked the genome. Soyou’d think that with all our smarts, somebody would’vecome up with a surefire formula for raising kids. Maybethat’s because every child, like every parent, is anindividual, and no two parent-child relationships are ever thesame. So, you can give up any notions of being a perfect parent.But, you can learn to keep the big mistakes to a minimum and makethe parenting enterprise easier and more rewarding for yourchildren and you. Which is where this book comes in.

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.

Windows may rule the world of popular computing on PCs around theglobe, but DOS still has a place in the hearts and minds ofcomputer users who vaguely remember what a C prompt looks like.Even if DOS (with all its arcane commands and its drab, boringlook) isn't your idea of the best way to get things done on a PC,you'll find plenty of fast and friendly help on hand with the thirdedition of DOS For Dummies.

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 for

Changing 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.

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