Books: 51

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Your full-color guide to putting your Android to work for you 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 more » 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 settings Play games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videos Join the conversation and have fun with social media Make 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. « less
2016
A quick and easy reference to get the most out of your Android tablet It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone—so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color guide! In more » Android Tablets For Dummies, you'll find clear, easy-to-follow explanations for making sense of all the features native to Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance. Inside, trusted tech guru Dan Gookin—who wrote the very first For Dummies book in 1991—walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, finding the best apps, and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and gives you everything you need to make the most of your new device. * Set up your tablet, configure the Home screen, and get connected * Surf the web, send and receive email and texts, and use video chat and social media to keep in touch with family and friends * Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies * Get up and running with the Nougat Operating System If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to pull your hair out in the process—this one-stop guide has you covered. « less
2016
An independent guide to getting started with your smartphone or tablet
2016
Covers iOS 10 and all models of iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE
A visual guide to the latest iPhone technology Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is the visual guide to mastering the powerful features and functionality of Apple's latest smartphone. Whether you're a newbie or upgrading to the latest model, this easy to navigate guide features visually rich tutorials and more » plenty of step-by-step instructions to help you make sense of all your iPhone's capabilities—from the most basic to the most advanced. Covering all the exciting features of the latest cutting-edge models, this visual guide helps you learn how to access and download apps, books, music, and video content; send photos and emails; edit movies; synch with Apple devices and services; effectively use the current OS; and much more. * Learn the features of iOS with 500 full-color screen shots * Master the basic functions of your iPhone and customize its settings to work the way you prefer * Ensure you're getting optimal performance from your iPhone * Discover how to find the best apps and services to fit your personal and business needs If you learn faster by seeing and doing, this visual guide will quickly help you unlock the many capabilities of the world's favorite smartphone. « less
2016
Learn all you need to know about your Android tablet in one quick and easy reference! It's not a computer and it's not a smartphone—so what in the world is it? Whether you're new to Android or new to tablets altogether, you're about to experience mobile computing like never before with this fun, full-color more » guide! Inside, longtime and bestselling author Dan Gookin walks you through setting up your Android tablet, navigating the interface, browsing the web, setting up email, connecting to social media, finding plenty of apps, music, books, and movies to indulge your interests—and so much more. No matter which Android tablet tickles your fancy, this hands-on, friendly guide takes the intimidation out of the technology and arms you with the confidence and know-how to make the most of your new device. Covering the features native to all Android tablets, as well as model-specific guidance, this new edition of Android Tablets For Dummies will have you customizing your tablet, connecting with WiFi, and choosing the right apps like a pro in no time. * Set up your tablet, configure the home screen, and get connected * Surf the web, use email, text and video chat, and keep in touch with social media * Have fun with photos, videos, games, eBooks, music, and movies * Get up and running with the new Lollipop OS If you're eager to learn the ins and outs of your Android device—but don't want to spend hours pulling your hair out trying to figure things out —this go-to guide has you covered. « less
2015
Apple Watch represents a new chapter in the way people relate to technology. It’s a device that enables you to communicate in entirely new ways, offers a complete picture of your fitness and health, plays music, installs apps and is a beautiful, precise timepiece. Fitting all this new technology into more » such a small device meant rethinking how software and hardware interact, and introduced a new method of scrolling through content: the Digital Crown. New user interface interactions have also been introduced, including Force Touch and haptic feedback. This eBook by the expert team at iOS Guides reveals everything you need to know about Apple Watch, from its hardware specifications to the in-built apps that you’ll be using on a day-to-day basis. It’s the perfect buyer’s guide to anyone who wishes to find out more about Apple Watch. « less
2015
Using the Apple Watch for Health and Fitness
Get Fit with Apple Watchis the concise introduction to the amazing new Apple Watch. It's the first book specifically focused on the Apple Watch's most important function: health and fitness. This book is for you if you are interested in health and are willing to make small lifestyle adjustments in more » order to enhance health and well-being. This book is also for you if you are a dedicated health junkie who already exercises on a regular basis and follows a healthy diet. The Apple Watch includes fitness apps that you can access right on your wrist while you are exercising, for instant feedback on how you are doing. You will learn how to use the Watch to avoid sitting for too long, to register a healthy amount of body movement every day, and how to get the most out of more strenuous exercise activities. All fitness and exercise-related built-in apps will be covered in detail, as well as leading third party health and fitness apps that have been specifically tailored to work with the Watch. Part I plus two appendixes give readers just what they need to know to understand all functionality of the Apple Watch to set up their Apple Watch, and what third-party apps are available (at time of publication). It's a great mini-book that will be appeal to readers who don't feel the need to buy an entire standalone introduction to the Apple Watch. Part II (the majority of the book) clearly explains the Apple Watch's fitness an d health-tracking functions, but goes well beyond this by showing readers different ways to integrate these functions into their daily lives, regular workout routines, and with their iPhone and the leading third-party health and fitness apps. Plus, there's an entire chapter devoted to the Apple Watch Research Kit, explaining the benefits of the associated medical research apps and how users can participate in these world-changing programs, should they choose to. Veteran technology author Allen Taylor is also a participant in the Apple Watch Research Kit study in cardiovascular fitness conducted by Stanford University. « less
2015
The iPad may be small, but it packs a big punch. This all-encompassing guide provides step-by-step guidance for iPad and iPad mini users looking to make the most of this small wonder—at home, at work, or on the go. Whether you're an iPad newbie or have been puttering around with it for a while, there's more » something inside for everyone! For the uninitiated — pick the iPad model that's right for you and discover cool bling you can add to accessorize it; It's your iPad, you can play if you want to — explore the iTunes store, preview, buy, and rent media, use iCloud to push purchases to all devices, and set up Family Sharing; Get connected — make your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G settings, tether your iPad to your smartphone, and sync content across devices; iWorking 9–5 — get familiar with the iWork for iOS apps, improve documents by adding photos and images, and manage your iWork documents like a pro. « less
2015
This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of your iPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks more » you through the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected, packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, working with Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working with the Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPad mini, and much more. Updated and revised throughout to cover Apple's newest iPad mini hardware and iOS software, iPad mini For Dummies is the ideal companion to help you make the most out of your device. Plus, if you run into any problems along the way, you'll find easy-to-follow, expert troubleshooting and maintenance tips. « less
2015
Are you ready for a new iPhone or an upgrade to your old one? Start here! Do you have your eye on a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Or do are you opting to make an older model run like new? Either way, iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition is the place to start. This book has the step-by-step guidance you more » need to learn how to use your phone's many features and functions. Newly updated to cover both the latest features you'll find on the 6s and 6s Plus as well as perennial iPhone features that you'll find on all recent models, this revised text provides you with straightforward, yet fun instructions, tips, and advice to guide you in taking advantage of all that the iPhone's technology has to offer. You first get started with your iPhone by exploring its settings and features. Then you dive into specific topics that accumulate in a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate your new phone, such as using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, making phone calls, using FaceTime, taking photos and videos, and more. Since June of 2007, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones. The success of the iPhone is largely due to the technology that powers it—and it's important that you understand how to use this technology to navigate your phone (and get every penny's worth of functionality out of it). * Explore the basics of your new iPhone, from using the interface to organizing your schedule * Discover multi-media capabilities of your phone, such as the ability to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, etc. * Keep your data organized and at your fingertips through iCloud and data synchronization * Find and add the apps that make your iPhone your sidekick for all you do in a day iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition, revised and ready to guide you through the latest technologies, is the perfect resource when you're ready to conquer your new or older iPhone's many features. « less
2015