Basic Skills

Want to create a desktop shortcut? How about an overview of Windows 10? These articles will get you started with some foundational skills.

Basic Skills Books

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Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Published 12-29-2021

A simple guide to computers that'll show you what all the fuss is about

Most people new to computers find them a little intimidating at first. But with the right guidance, even a total novice can be sending email and banking online in no time at all. Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your must-have computing companion, full of crystal clear, step-by-step instructions for accessing websites, opening and using programs, and keeping yourself safe from viruses and hackers. And unlike the confusing "tips" from your son-in-law, you can rely on the For Dummies brand to deliver advice that actually works!

Whether you've set up your computer and are ready to start using it or it's still sitting in the box, this book walks you through each and every step you need to take to connect with your family or share your photos with your friends on Facebook. It'll also show you how to:

  • Research topics you're interested in on the web while steering clear of malicious websites and emails that can harm your computer
  • Shop online in a way that keeps your credit card info secure
  • Find recipes, diet tips, the latest news, or your favorite TV show

Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your one-stop resource for taking control of your computer, transforming it from an expensive paperweight into the most useful gadget in your home. Filled with easy-on-the-eyes type and tons of explanatory images, this is the book that will finally get you up to speed on personal computing.

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Laptops For Seniors For Dummies

Published 10-23-2017

Get the most out of your laptop or tablet PC

Laptops For Seniors For Dummies makes it easier than ever for the 50+ set to enjoy a laptop or tablet PC by taking the intimidation out of working with a new device. Featuring larger text and images, this bestseller empowers you to keep up with your kids or grandkids with all the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.

Assuming no prior knowledge, this accessible guide starts from the beginning by helping you select the right laptop or tablet for your needs, shows how the various parts connect together, and illustrates how to use the keyboard and mouse. Once you've chosen your device and mastered the basics, this book will help you navigate your way around the Windows 10 operating system, show you how to use the touchscreen capabilities, and so much more. In no time at all, you'll wonder why you hadn't bought a laptop sooner!

  • Keep in touch with family and friends through email and social networking sites
  • Get on the internet to shop and browse your favorite sites
  • Ensure your information is safe online
  • Use the latest applications for work and play

Everything you love about your desktop computer can be conveniently taken on the go with a laptop. Laptops For Seniors For Dummies will help you have fun and feel successful with your new device.

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Laptops For Dummies, 6th Edition

Published 10-30-2015

Are you new to the world of laptops? You've come to the right place! Laptops For Dummies covers the many topics and issues unique to laptops, including synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pick-up between two machines, remotely accessing the desktop, networking, power management, storage, security, and more.

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