Description : The bestselling guide that helps the mature choose a computer and get online for shopping, paying bills, staying in touch with family and friends, and much more! A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Luckily, Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the over-55 crowd conquer the uncertainty and fear with clear-cut, easy-to-understand steps on how to get the most out of your new computer. Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance on getting started, from turning the computer on and using the keyboard and mouse to finding your way around the new Windows 9 operating system. In no time, you'll confidently navigate your way around your new computer to email with family and friends, stay connected on social media, shop securely online, research topics of interest, find recipes and diet tips, and so much more. The computer has become a household and business mainstay and continues to change the way people communicate, work, shop, invest, and spend their free time. Whether you're looking to use a computer for bookkeeping, making travel pans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, this clear and friendly guide takes the intimidation out of computer basics and the ever-evolving technology that surrounds it. Large-print format and drawings make it easy to read and understand Includes chapter openers that present the tasks covered with associated page numbers to help you find material fast Contains the most up-to-date information on the Windows 9 operating system Provides coverage of Windows 8.1 for those who aren't early adopters If you've just purchased your first computer or laptop need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
Description : Spark your interest in Kindle Fire HDX and start burningthrough books, movies, music, and more with this bestsellingguide! The Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon's premiere tablet. With its new,more powerful Android operating system, this latest version hassome exciting bells and whistles along with the features that havemade the Fire a tablet fan favorite: access to the amazing AmazonAppstore, online music storage, a large music and video store, ahuge e-book library, and easy one-step ordering from Amazon. Thisfull-color, For Dummies guide shows you how to takeadvantage of all the Kindle Fire’s functionality includingbrowsing the web, sharing photos, watching videos, playing games,downloading apps, reading newspapers and magazines, andpersonalizing the device for your needs. Covers the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD tablets Walks you through getting connected, navigating the touchscreeninterface, working with Kindle Fire's built-in apps, using AmazonCloud, and getting help from the Mayday feature Helps you stay in touch with social media, e-mail, and Skypeand find what you’re looking for online with Amazon’sSilk web browser Shows you how to stay entertained with the latest apps, movies,TV shows, music, games, e-books, and other cool content for yourKindle Fire HDX or Kindle Fire HD Blaze through Kindle Fire HDX For Dummies and starttaking advantage of the hottest tablet in town today!
Description : Windows® 7 For Seniors for Dummies Learn to: Use the Windows 7 desktop and create your first documents Connect to the Internet and browse the Web View, edit, and print photos Keep in touch by e-mail and play games online Mark Justice Hinton Author of Digital Photography For Seniors For Dummies You can learn to use Windows, get online, and start doing things today! You don't need a grandchild to teach you Windows 7 — with this friendly guide, you'll be using the mouse, working with folders, hooking up a printer, and cruising the Internet in nothing flat. Learn to use all the gizmos that come with Windows 7, shop online, view a slideshow of your favorite photos, send e-mail to a friend, enjoy music, and more! Tour the desktop — learn to use menus, the Start menu button, files, and folders Do it — create notes and letters, connect a printer, download photos from your digital camera, and put music on a CD Have some fun — discover Solitaire and other built-in games, listen to music, and watch a movie Use the accessories — display Gadgets on your desktop, draw with Paint, and use the Calculator To keep or not — install additional programs you want and remove those you don't need Protect your Windows — learn to use the Action Center, download and install virus protection software, and keep it up to date Have it your way — make your screen easier to see, open files with a single click, and even have your computer read to you The wide, wide Web — shop and explore online and learn to stay safe Open the book and find: What's on the taskbar Directions for creating and saving documents Steps for installing a printer and other peripherals How to connect to the Internet anywhere Backgammon and other games you can play online Guidance on protecting your computer from viruses How to send e-mail attachments Advice on backing up documents and photos
Description : Clear, easy-to-understand instructions for seniors who want to get the most out of Microsoft Office 2010 Seniors are buying computers—both desktops and laptops—in record numbers to stay in touch with family and friends, connect with peers, research areas of interest, make purchases online, or learn a new skill. Assuming no prior knowledge of Microsoft Office, this book is aimed at seniors who are interested in maximizing the capabilities of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Written in large typeface and featuring enlarged figures and drawings to make the book easier to read, this fun and friendly book begins by showing you how to start each application and maneuver the interface. You’ll benefit from detailed explanations on how to accomplish specific tasks through the use of examples and templates. Targets seniors who are interested in using the Microsoft Office suite for any number of reasons: keep in touch with family and friends, research topics of interest, shop online, learn a new skill, and more Assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft Office and walks you through each application: Word (documents), Excel (spreadsheets), PowerPoint (presentations), and Outlook (e-mail) Features a large font for text and enlarged figures and drawings to make the book accessible and easy to read Explains how to open each application and navigate the interface, and clearly demonstrates how to accomplish specific tasks in each application Includes helpful examples and templates of letters, faxes, a budget grid, and more to assist with the learning process With age comes wisdom—and with Office 2010 For Seniors For Dummies comes the information you need to establish positive Office 2010 habits!
Description : Learn to diagnose and fix simple PC problems with this easy-to-follow guide When something goes wrong with your computer, it's frustrating and potentially expensive. With Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies, you can find out what's wrong, how to fix it, whether you need to call in professional help, and how to practice preventive maintenance. This friendly guide avoids techie jargon and shows you how to diagnose the problem, find out whether the software or hardware is at fault, make simple repairs, and add external devices such as scanners, printers, and hard drives. It also helps you maintain your computer through basic steps like defragmenting the hard drive and cleaning out files - techniques that can prevent a lot of problems from occurring in the first place. Written specifically for first-time computer users, this book explains how to diagnose basic PC problems, understand error messages, and fix common issues Specific step-by-step procedures guide you through basic repairs such as replacing the hard drive Explains common mistakes and how to avoid them Outlines the steps for preventive maintenance, such as how to defragment the hard drive, clean files, delete old files, and organize files Explores ways to expand and enhance a computer with external devices including hard drives, Web cameras, Web phones, scanners, printers, flash drives and other hardware Shows what you can fix yourself and when to seek help from a repair service or the manufacturer Easy to read and follow, Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies will boost your confidence when dealing with your computer and with professional technicians, too.
Description : Brush up on the next generation of MacBooks Learning how to use a new laptop can be as challenging as trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics—but don't let that intimidate you! MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition is your straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more. MacBooks are incredibly popular for both their sleek, appealing hardware and easy to use, relevant software. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line, this helpful book gets you started in a snap. Get up and running on your new MacBook by starting with the basics Share and protect your data with insight regarding networking, sharing access and information, connecting with wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files, and troubleshooting common problems Satisfy your hunger for entertainment with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand Explore both your MacBook's hardware and software, including the latest operating system, iLife, and iWork versions MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you on a tour of your next-generation MacBook, offering you the information you need to get your new laptop up and running.
Description : A quick, handy reference on Minecraft recipes Want to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters with Minecraft recipes? You've come to the right place! In a handy, portable edition that's packed with step-by-step instructions, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies makes it easy to look up the required items and figure out which blocks you need to gather to create each item. You'll get recipes for weapons, armor, transportation, mechanism, food, dye, wool, and brewing, as well as information on enchanting, repairing, gathering, farming, efficiency, and more. Minecraft is more than just a game: it's an obsession. It has gone from an obscure game with a cult-like following to a mainstream phenomenon. Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll get quick and easy access to Minecraft recipes to enhance your game and get even more out of this popular, addictive game. Shows you which blocks you'll need to gather to create shelter, tools, armor, weapons, and more Makes it easier for both beginner and advanced Minecraft players to make the most of the game Playing the game teaches users basic programming skills and engineering concepts The author's sons—both avid Minecraft players and bloggers—contributed to the writing of this book Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is the portable guide that goes where you go as you create a world you'll never want to leave.
Description : 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.