Books: 29

Gadgets

CoverTitleYear
The book that should have been in the box
Get the most out of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download more » Booster. You'll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done. « less
2014
The Book That Should Have Been in the Box
Galaxy S4 is amazing right out of the box, but if you want to get the most of out your S4 or S4 Mini, start here. With clear instructions and savvy advice from technology expert Preston Gralla, you'll learn how to go online, play games, listen to music, watch movies & TV, monitor your health, and answer more » calls with a wave of your hand. « less
2013
Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple's new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner's manual up to the task. That's where this bestselling guide comes in. You'll quickly learn how to import, more » create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business. « less
2013
In iOS 7, Apple gave the iPhone the most radical makeover in its history. The new software is powerful, sleek, and a perfect companion to the iPhone 5s and 5c - but it's wildly different. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with an expanded edition of his witty, full-color guide: the world's most popular more » iPhone book. The iPhone may be the world's coolest computer, but it's still a computer, with all of a computer's complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone addict. « less
2013
The book that should have been in the box
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD combines the most popular e-reader and tablet features in one sleek package, and with this entertaining guide, you'll master everything the Fire has to offer. With loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips, you'll learn how to manage your media library more » in the cloud, find the coolest apps, and make the most of your Kindle Fire experience - no matter which model you choose. « less
2013
The highly anticipated arrival of the Droid 2 runs on the latest version of Google's mobile operating system and boasts a suite of apps that wirelessly synchronize with Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Maps, and Microsoft Exchange. Ultimate For Dummies author Dan Gookin shows you how to maximize the performance more » of your Droid 2 smartphone in his unique fun-and-friendly manner, holding your hand the entire way. Sure, the basics of setup and configuration are covered, but you'll also explore texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, using maps and navigation, syncing with a PC, and more. Gookin's accessible and fun writing style strikes a perfect balance for explaining important content in a way that is easily digestible. « less
2010
Across iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac, iGoogle and More
The miniature web applications known as gadgets (or widgets) are a key component of the distributed web and an ideal way to publish your content far beyond the reach of your own web site. Packaging web content and functionality into a gadget enables it to be seen anywhere from iGoogle to the iPhone - more » wherever the user may be, on or off the traditional web. Everyone can access your content without having to visit your web site. This book is a practical guide to building gadgets that will work everywhere, from handheld devices to any site on the web. The core methodology is to develop a single code base that will run on all platforms, multiplying the syndication opportunities for maximum return on your development investment. « less
2009
You'll learn how to select the perfect laptop to take with you on the road and you'll find out how to install or activate WiFi, Bluetooth, wired Ethernet, satellite, and other communication media to keep you connected to the business world. Now you can make sure that you will choose the best software more » for mobile computing and manage all your files and accounts safely and securely. You'll be prepared to fix or work around common hardware and software failures so that you can proceed with your tasks. « less
2008
With an iPAQ in your pocket, you have a whole world of technology literally at your fingertips. The iPAQ is not only a PDA, it's also a Pocket PC. You can do almost anything on your iPAQ that you can do at home on your desktop computer - if you know how to use all its really cool features. And there more » are so many of them! You can even connect a GPS and all sorts of other cool add-ons to your iPAQ. iPAQ For Dummies tells you the best choices, what they do, and how to use them. With an iPAQ in one hand and this book in the other, you'll be able to do things you never thought possible. « less
2004
Shows users how to make the most of Sony's popular Palm OS PDA, the CLIE; Sony holds the second largest share of the U.S. PDA market-12.1 percent; Guides new and intermediate users through the all the latest CLIE features and functions, from using Graffiti and working with Microsoft Office and PDF files more » to scheduling appointments, checking e-mail, and beaming data; Covers cool multimedia features such as taking digital photos, producing slide shows, recording and watching movies, transferring music, and creating reminders using the built-in voice recorder; Written in a friendly, accessible style by PDA guru Denny Atkin, Editorial Director of Handheld Computing magazine. « less
2004