So you finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether it's a MacBook, Mac Pro, mini, or iMac - it's still your Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, OS X. But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it off and put it to sleep? Maybe you do ... But what about setting up an email account, or playing your favorite CDs and movies? You need a book like My New Mac to make everything easy.In this new, Snow Leopard edition of the best-selling My New Mac, you'll find 52 simple projects that will have you doing useful things right away - like surfing the Internet, sending email, listening to music, taking notes, and playing with your digital photos. Fun stuff, if you know how to do it.Wallace Wang, best-selling author of My New iPhone and several of those For Dummies® books, gives you step-by-step instructions for organizing your music with iTunes, tracking birthdays with iCal, and clipping and saving information form the Internet so you can find it again.You'll also find simple projects that show you how to:- Organize your files and folders by color and keyword- Connect to the Internet, chat with your friends, and listen to online radio stations- Install and update your software - and get rid of programs you don't want anymore- Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and internet access- Share songs, images, and documents with other computers wirelessly- Use your built-in firewall and keep your computer and information safe from intrudersDon't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.Includes a pattern for building your own paper Mac!
Getting acquainted with your Raspberry Pi has never been sweeterRaspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies makes it easy for kids to set-up, operate, and troubleshoot like a Pi pro! Introducing you to Pi through a series of entertaining and inspiring projects, this handy, step-by-step guide shows you how to write computer games, build websites, make art and music, create electronic projects, and much more! From downloading the operating system and setting up your Raspberry Pi to creating art in Tux Paint and designing games with Scratch, everything you need to have fun with Pi is inside!Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies leaves the confusing tech talk behind and explains in plain English how to unleash all the cool possibilities of Pi, like playing Minecraft in Python, using HTML to make a website, managing and customizing your Raspberry Pi, playing music with Sonic Pi, and understanding and playing with the GPIO.* Teaches the basics of Raspberry Pi in a simple and thorough approach* Shows you how to zoom around Pi, all while learning valuable programming skills* Offers tons of exciting projects to keep you engaged as you learn* Includes instruction on everything you need to troubleshoot Raspberry PiIf you're aspiring computer programmer age 8-18 and want to start having fun with Pi, look no further than Raspberry Pi For Kids For Dummies.
Get your slice of Raspberry Pi With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi--and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand! There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch--and everything in between. Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Explores creating simple hardware projects Shows you how to create web pages Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie!
The Windows 8 For Dummies book bundled together with a four-hour DVD providing instructional video training--perfect to get you up and running on Windows 8! This book and DVD bundle offers a two-pronged attack for helping new and inexperienced Windows users get a grip on the Windows 8 operating system. The book walks readers through the basics, from the core activities that don't change from version to version, to the tools that enhance the system, to the latest updates that make Windows 8 different from previous versions. The four-hour DVD offers short, two- to five-minute walkthrough video lessons on the most common Windows 8 tools. * Bundle includes a copy of Windows 8 For Dummies, by bestselling For Dummies author Andy Rathbone, and four hours of video training on DVD * Offers the core components of the desktop, navigating the dual interfaces, and managing the file and folder system * Includes the basics for connecting to the Internet, e-mail options and operation, working with the Internet Explorer browser, setting virus protection, and other security tools * Shows how to customize and upgrade Windows and add music, movies, and photos * Addresses common problems and messages, switching to a new Windows 8 computer, and finding more help This book and DVD bundle makes a winning combination for any Windows 8 user, no matter what experience level.
Seniors, here's what you need to get up and running on Windows 8.1 Microsoft, now a little older and wiser, is back with Windows 8.1, the revamped version that brings fresh changes and welcome improvements to the Windows 8 operating system. And now you savvy seniors can get the very most out of this easier-to-use Windows 8.1 with our friendly new guide. Using large print that makes the book easier to read plus magnified screen shots to help make Windows less intimidating, this book walks you through common tasks and show you how to get things done in fine style. * Helps you get to know Windows 8.1, including the basics of PC hardware, the return of the Start screen, the desktop interface, Windows 8.1 applications, customizing, and more * Explores how you can best use the Web, including directions on connecting to the Internet, using the e-mail app, connecting with social networks, and messaging * Puts the fun in the fundamentals of how to find and install new apps, work with digital photos, and play music and videos * Offers practical steps on troubleshooting and maintenance, connecting other devices, storing and organizing files, and backing up your computer * Uses straightforward explanations, minimal chit-chat, and easy-to-read large print - perfect for seniors Work faster and smarter - and enjoy yourself, too - with Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 For Seniors For Dummies.
The twenty-first century offers more technology than we have ever seen before, but all that 'help' can be overwhelming. With new updates coming out all the time, from Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, the Creator's Update, and now the Fall Creator's Update; most computer users don't have time to keep up or figure everything out on their own.Essential Windows 10: Fall Creator's Edition is here to fill in the gaps. With comprehensive instruction for many common Windows tasks, this step-by-step guide offers specifics in upgrading, setting up, navigating and effectively utilizing the Fall Creator's Update that will best help you meet your goals. In addition, many illustrations and screenshots are included, allowing readers to quickly and easily digest information without feeling confused, wasting time searching, and getting discouraged. In this book we'll take a look at... Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update's new features, menus and utilities Setting up your computer, downloading and upgrading to Windows 10 Navigating around Windows 10 using file explorer, task view and the start menu Using the desktop, running applications and basic file management Using tablets, touch screen gestures, keyboards and pens Using Windows Ink Getting to know Cortana virtual assistant Microsoft Edge Web Browser Using OneDrive & Files on Demand Getting started with Continuum Getting started with Windows Hello Backing up your important data with FileHistory Antivirus and internet safety Windows Defender Security Centre and the new exploit and folder protection features designed to combat ransomware Downloading & watching videos, movies and watching DVDs Downloading & listening to music and using Groove Music Passes Storing, manipulating and sharing photos Staying in touch friends, family and colleagues using Mail, Calendar & Skype Using Paint 3D to create 3D pictures that you can share via social media A look at mixed reality using models from Paint 3D Maintaining Windows 10, scanning drives for errors and basic recovery procedures and more... Unlike manuals that assume a computing background not possessed by beginners, Essential Windows 10 Fall Creator's Edition tackles the fundamentals of Windows 10 so that everyone from students to senior citizens to home users pressed for time can take advantage of the digital revolution. So if you're looking for a windows 10 manual, a visual book, simplified tutorial, dummies guide, or reference, Essential Windows 10: Fall Creator's Edition will help you maximize the potential of Windows 10 to increase your productivity and enhance your digital life.
The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8 Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier version, this book shows you how to navigate the interface, work with files, browse the Internet, set up e-mail, manage media, and more. * Combined editions of this book, all by Microsoft MVP Andy Rathbone, have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, making Windows For Dummies the #1 bestselling technology book of all time * Covers all the basics of using Windows 8--core desktop components, managing files and folders, saving files, using Windows search, printing, and working in the cloud * Shows how to get online, set up and use e-mail, use the latest version of Internet Explorer, set up security and virus protection, add music to the media player, organize photos, and edit media * Includes coverage on using Windows 8's new start screen on both a desktop computer and a touchscreen device Windows 8 For Dummies has what all Windows newbies need to know as well as complete coverage of the new version's bells and whistles.
Unleash the full power of your Windows Phone 7! Windows Phone 7 is the new and improved mobile platform for all Windows smartphones. The new platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and this guide walks you through everything that's new, from the look and feel to the underlying code to the revamped home screen and user interface experience. Placing special focus on the features and functionality that is shared across all Windows Phone 7 series models, this fun and friendly book covers a wide range of how-to topics on everything from making simple calls to using your handheld device as a mobile computer. * Explores the exciting new Windows Phone 7 and the completely revamped platform that will revolutionize the way you experience mobile phone use * Shows you how to personalize your interface and exchange and sync information with your Windows PC * Covers how to download, install, and use Mobile Office applications * Demonstrates creating, downloading, exchanging, and sharing digital media, such as photos, videos, sound, and music files with other mobile device and PC users Windows Phone 7 For Dummies takes your Windows Phone 7 experience to a whole new level!
Get the most out of the latest version of OS X Updated and revised for the latest OS X release from Apple, OS X Yosemite For Dummies gives you fun, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out OS X. Inside, you'll get up and running on OS X basics; customizing your workspace; working with the Dock; finding files with Spotlight; working with Mission Control and Launchpad; organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; browsing the web with Safari; setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail; communicating through Messages; enjoying music, movies, and digital photos; writing documents with TextEdit; getting where you're going with Maps; and much more. Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. OS X Yosemite For Dummies clearly explains the ins and outs of Apple's operating system in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies series for more than twenty years. * Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest version of OS X * Covers the key features and tools readers need to start using OS X * Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.