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Windows PC Guidebook


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The Windows PC Guidebook is your gentle guide to the world of computers and how to use Windows.

The book includes a wealth of information on how computers work, including the important jargon you need to know, but then moves into Windows, covering both Windows XP and Windows 7.

(Windows 8  users… scroll down this page for the book “Getting Started with Windows 8 & 8.1)

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Getting Started with Windows 8 & 8.1


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Getting Started with Windows 8 & 8.1 is your guide to learning how to get around in the latest version of Microsoft Windows.

The book focuses on using the new Start Screen, working with Windows 8 Apps, and using the updated Files & Folders window.

It was specifically written for those folks moving from an older version of Windows (such as XP, Vista, or 7) to this completely different Windows 8 world of colored tiles, Apps, and Charm Bars!

 

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Using Your iPad & iPhone


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Using Your iPad & iPhone is our popular book that takes you through all you need to know to get the most out of your iDevice.

We include “how-to” information on both iOS-7 and iOS-8, plus we go into the details of how to use iTunes to control your iPad or iPhone.

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Getting It Done with Microsoft Word 2010


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Microsoft Word is a great word processor. But with the 2007 / 2010 /2013 versions our old familiar toolbars disappeared and were replaced with these new things called “ribbons“.

But not to worry! In our book Getting It Done with Microsoft Word 2010, we cover all you need to know about ribbons, plus we take you all the way from basic word processing to more advanced topics such as styles.

(And YES… this book is also good for those who have Word 2013)

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Getting It Done with Microsoft Excel 2010


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Microsoft Excel is the worlds most popular spreadsheet program. But just like with Word, with the 2007 / 2010 / 2013 versions of Excel the toolbars disappeared and were replaced with “ribbons“.

That’s why in our NEW book Getting It Done with Microsoft Excel 2010, we do cover ribbons, but we also take the new user through the fundamentals of creating spreadsheets, and have great tips for the spreadsheet pro!

(And as with the Word book, the Excel book works for the 2013 version too!)

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Getting It Done with Facebook


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Facebook is the worlds most popular social networking site, with over 900 million users.  But just because it’s massively popular doesn’t mean it’s easy to navigate.

So to help folks like you get started with Facebook, we came up with a guide called It Done with Facebook. In it we take you through the basics of  Facebook navigation, teach you how to post, Like, make comments, and even how to work with pictures.  And of course, we have an extensive section on the Facebook Timeline profile.

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Using Your Digital Camera


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Like it or not, film cameras have become a thing of the past, replaced by a camera that puts powerful, professional level photography into everyone’s hands. Digital  cameras are great, but instead of settling for “point and shoot“, how about learning some digital camera features that take you to the next level of  getting the best picture possible?

That’s what my book, Using Your Digital Camera does. We start with the basics of what all those buttons and knobs are for, and the move into features that make you a better photographer, including some of my best photo tips!

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Working with Pictures on Your Computer


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Once you’ve taken all those great shots,  it’s time to do something with them. And what’s especially fun is to make that photo even BETTER looking using your computer.

The process is called “image editing” and it can turn any computer into a true, digital darkroom. But it’s hard to learn on your own, so in this book, called Working with Pictures on Your Computer, we show you how to get started in fixing and enhancing your pictures so that they are ready for email, for sharing on Facebook, for printing, or even turning into a slideshow.  We also pass along some very important tips on scanning.

PLUSnew in this edition is how to do basic photo fixing with
the FREE online editor, Pixlr.

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Fixing, Enhancing, and Restoring Pictures


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You’re always going to have certain pictures that mean more to you than others… those very special pictures that deserve extra attention and care.

This book is all about those kind of pictures, and how you can use a photo editor like Photoshop Elements to fix and enhance pictures that have come right off your digital camera, and restore old family pictures you’ve captured with a scanner

Specific skills you’ll learn include getting the best exposure, adjusting color, toning down noisy backgrounds, compositing together two pictures, removing blemishes and imperfections, and more.

PLUSnew in this edition is how to use the
the FREE online editor, Pixlr.

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Photo Editing Combo


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WorkPics-Fix_Pics-ComboFor those who REALLY want the low-down on working with, fixing, and enhancing their pictures, I’ve paired my two photo editing books into one package. This means you get BOTH the “Working with Pictures on Your Computer
and “Fixing, Enhancing, and Restoring Pictures” books
at one reduced price!

And remember… both editions now include information on how to use the FREE online photo editor, Pixlr.

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Staying Safe on the Internet


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It seems like every day you hear of some new virus, or hacker attack, or security flaw that leaves your computer again vulnerable. It can be a nightmare sometimes.

The truth is, the more you know about all those threats out there, the better you can protect yourself from them.  And in this book, which we call Staying Safe on the Internet, we take the cover off all those Internet and Email threats, and show the most important ways to keep your computer safe..

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Using the Internet


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You might think that a book called “Using the Internet” is really no longer needed this day and age. But the fact is, even experienced Internet users who are self-taught have often missed learning about core tips and tricks to help them get even more out of the Internet.

And that’s why I came up with this book.

In it, we help inexperienced users get started with understanding what the Internet is and what they can do, and then move into the best methods of using a browser and doing keyword searching.

But as I said, even experienced users will find this book adds to their Internet knowledge and provide insights on how to browse and search better.

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YouTube and Internet Video


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The ability to watch video on the Internet has actually been around for a long time. But it’s only been in the past few years that folks like you and I have finally gotten fast enough connections to make watching video worthwhile.

But even so, I’m always amazed at how many of my students don’t take advantage of all the wonderful video content that’s there, free for the viewing, especially from YouTube.

It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube. Sure, there’s lots of fun and entertainment to be found there, but what I really love is all the great “how to” videos, on everything from fixing your sink to setting up your printer.

And that’s why I wrote this book. In “YouTube & Internet Video” I teach you all about how video on the Internet works, and then give you the specifics of getting the most out of YouTube.

But it doesn’t stop there. I also provide a wealth of information on watching Internet video on your Internet-ready Television, including movies and your favorite TV shows.

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PC Maintenance & Windows Tune-Up


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Is computer running slower than it used to? Does it take forever to start-up? Are you starting to notice a lot more little icons down by the clock in the corner? Do things lock-up more than usual?

I could go on and on, but the  truth is, your computer is probably ready for a tune-up. But rather than pay the geeks $150, why not do it yourself? In this book, called PC Maintenance & Windows Tune-up, I show you how. And you don’t HAVE to  become a geek (not even close) to do it!
PLUS… I now include info on how to use the FREE PC cleanup tool,
Glary Utilities!

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Working with Files & Folders


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Not a week goes by when I don’t hear a panicked voice say to me “I know I saved that document, but now I can’t find it!

Or have someone tell me “I’ve been saving all my pictures to my computer, but now they are so unorganized that I can’t find one when I need it“.

Does this ring a bell with you?

If so, you’ll definitely want this book in your tech library. In it, you’ll find every concept, method, and technique I’ve ever learned or taught about working with files and folders.

And it even includes 4 special chapters on Organizing Picture Files, Using  a Flash Drive or External Hard Drive, Working with Email Attachments, and Creating Backups.

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