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Windows 11 All-in-One For Dummies

Published 03-22-2022

Get more out of your Windows 11 computer with easy-to-follow advice Powering 75% of the PCs on the planet, Microsoft Windows is capable of extraordinary things. And you don’t need to be a computer scientist to explore the nooks and crannies of the operating system! With Windows 11 All-in-One For Dummies, anyone can discover how to dig into Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system and get the most out of the latest version. From securing and protecting your most personal information to socializing and sharing on social media platforms and making your Windows PC your own through personalization, this book offers step-by-step instructions to unlocking Windows 11’s most useful secrets.  With handy info from 10 books included in the beginner-to-advanced learning path contained within, this guide walks you through how to:  Install, set up, and customize your Windows 11 PC in a way that makes sense just for you  Use the built-in apps, or download your own, to power some of Windows 11’s most useful features  Navigate the Windows 11 system settings to keep your system running smoothly   Perfect for anyone who’s looked at their Windows PC and wondered, “I wonder what else it can do?”, Windows 11 All-in-One For Dummies delivers all the tweaks, tips, and troubleshooting tricks you’ll need to make your Windows 11 PC do more than you ever thought possible. 

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Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies

Published 01-26-2022

Don't call your tech guru for help—get this book and help yourself! What do you want to do with your Windows computer? Sign up for Facebook to keep up with your friends? Watch a video taken during the latest family trip? Find your latest email messages with a single click of the mouse? Look no further than Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies to discover how to do these tasks and others that you depend on a daily basis. With this guide to the popular operating system, you find the clear and easy instructions to checking tech tasks off your to-do list. This book focuses on giving you the steps—with plenty of helpful illustrations—you need to complete the essential tasks that you perform throughout your day, like connecting with friends on social media, customizing your Windows 11 desktop with personal photos, and emailing the family about weekend plans. You also find out how to navigate Windows 11 and enhance it with the apps and widgets that you use. Other topics include: Adding shortcuts to favorite apps Personalizing your desktop Creating your private Windows account Setting up the email app Having news delivered to your desktop Chasing down lost files Tweaking your digital photos Setting your security and forgetting about it Reach for Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies whether you need a basic introduction to Windows, want a refresher on Windows 11, or have a question you want answered right away. You can then spend less time looking for help on how your computer works and more time enjoying the fun parts of life.

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iMac For Dummies

Published 12-29-2021

Say hello to your iMac with this bestselling guide  Excited to put your cool iMac through its paces? Go ahead! Say “Hey Siri” to look up information, use the large monitor to play a game or watch a movie, share documents with your iPhone or iPad, or video chat with friends or family. With its optimized system speed, your iMac can keep up with anything you want to do. How cool is that?  Your iMac comes stuffed with features, and iMac For Dummies is your tour guide to explore all of them! This updated handbook has you covered, no matter if you need to work or want to play. You can:  Scroll, tap, and swipe your way through the Mac operating system  Set up Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other settings in Control Center  Say “Hey Siri” to have the Apple assistant search for information or launch apps  Play video games, music, movies, or TV  Stay in touch with people through Messages and Facetime  Use productivity apps, including Numbers, Pages, and Keynote  Sync to iCloud and across all your Apple devices  The all-in-one design of the iMac with its monitor, processor, graphics card, and internal drive makes it ideal for work and entertainment. Pick up your copy of this comprehensive guide to the iMac, filled with screenshots and how-to steps, and ensure you use your iMac to its full potential.  

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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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macOS Monterey For Dummies

Published 12-02-2021

Unlock the potential of macOS Monterey with this updated guide from "Dr. Mac" himself Macs are famously an absolute pleasure to use. But it's even more fun discovering all the cool things a new version of macOS can do. macOS Monterey, introduced in 2021, makes the latest macOS features available to Mac users everywhere. macOS Monterey For Dummies is your personal roadmap to finding every single awesome new bell and whistle in this world-famous operating system. You'll read about upgrades to the accessibility options, how to use Live Text to grab text from all of your photos, manage your iPhone from your Mac and vice versa, and use the new Universal Control to seamlessly transition between Apple devices. You can also: Learn how to watch TV or a movie with friends while you're on a FaceTime call Explore the new "Shared With You" feature so you can access the content people send to you directly in the relevant app Explore the online world with the Safari browser included with every installation of MacOS Monterey Perfect for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the latest version of Apple's intuitive and user-friendly operating system, macOS Monterey For Dummies is the fastest, easiest way to master the newest features and the coolest capabilities included with macOS Monterey. With hundreds of pages of simple instructions and images of the macOS interface, this is the last handbook you'll need to make the most of the newest macOS.

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Windows 11 For Dummies

Published 11-24-2021

Need Windows help? Find the latest tips and tricks in this perennial favorite on Windows Windows 11 promises to be the fastest, most secure, and most flexible version of the Microsoft operating system yet. With a promise like that, of course you want to start using it, as quickly as possible! Windows 11 For Dummies gives you that speed, security, and flexibility by getting you up to date with the latest in Windows. Windows expert and bestselling author Andy Rathbone gives you a helping hand by showing you how to get around the newly updated Windows 11 interface, how to use the new Windows tools like Teams and widgets, and how to use Android apps. Your tour of Windows 11 starts with the Start menu and ends with how to troubleshoot when things go wrong. In between you find out how to find files on your hard drive, connect with friends and colleagues on Microsoft Teams, transfer photos from your phone to your hard drive, or switch between your desktop and laptop. Additional topics include: Navigating the Start menu Finding where your files are hiding Adding separate user accounts to keep your kids out of your business Connecting to a WiFi network Customizing your widgets Switching to a laptop or tablet You know what you want to get done. Keep Windows 11 For Dummies by your desktop, laptop, and tablet, and you can open it at any time to find out how to get your Windows computer to do what you need.

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Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Published 08-24-2021

A recipe for having fun and getting things done with the Raspberry Pi  The Raspberry Pi makes it easy to learn about computers and computer programming, and Raspberry Pi For Dummies makes it even easier! Using this extremely affordable and compact computer, you can learn to code in languages like Scratch and Python, explore how electronics work, create computer-generated buildings in Minecraft and music in Sonic Pic, become Linux-savvy, make Internet-of-Things devices, or just play around! This book gets you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, starting with setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment. Then, the only limit is your imagination! It doesn’t matter whether you have a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi 400, Raspberry Pi Zero W or an older model: we’ve got you covered.  Raspberry Pi For Dummies explores the latest technology—the Raspberry Pi 4 and 400, Scratch 3 programming language, new games bundled with the Raspberry Pi, and the hottest Add-Ons out there. This introductory guide is the perfect place to start if you want to get a taste of everything the Raspberry Pi can do!  Set up your Raspberry Pi, install the operating system, and connect to the Internet  Learn the basics of the Linux desktop and Linux shell so you can program, work, and play   Use Python, Scratch, and Sonic Pi to write your first programs and make games and digital music  Discover how circuits work hand-in-hand with your Pi  If you want to make the most of the Raspberry Pi for school, work, or play, you’ll love this easy-to-read reference.

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MacBook For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

Learn how to drive the coolest laptop on the planet You took the plunge, paid extra, and—even though it looks and feels like perfection—have that fleeting doubt: is my MacBook really worth the investment? You'll be pleased to know that the answer is totally yes, and MacBook For Dummies is the ultimate way to learn the thousand and one reasons why the MacBook Pro or Air you now own is a modern masterpiece—as well as the ten thousand and one (and counting) things you can do with it. With its super-smooth performance, top-shelf LED screen, rugged reliability, and powerful, trouble-free operating system, you're going to have a lot of fun. Keeping jargon to a minimum, Mark L. Chambers—prolific tech author and all-round Mac whiz—gives you a friendly, step-by-step welcome to everything MacBook, from reviewing the hardware and powering up for the first time to getting familiar with files, security settings, launching apps, and entering the digital netherworld of iCloud. Then, with the basics reassuringly in place, you can begin your journey to power-user mastery in whatever areas of MacBook-ing you're most interested in, from doing the accounts in Numbers to perfecting that soon-to-be-released cinematic classic (with original score) using iMovie and GarageBand. Get familiar with the latest macOS, Big Sur Communicate with Messages and FaceTime Stream music, movies, and TV shows Manage and edit photos and video clips Whether you're a PC convert, Mac veteran, or completely new to the astonishing potential of the MacBook world, you'll find everything you need to get the most out of the technical marvel that's now at your command.

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Troubleshooting & Maintaining PCs All-in-One For Dummies

Published 03-03-2021

Show your PC who’s boss   Nothing’s more annoying than a tech malfunction, especially when it’s your PC—with the exception of perhaps wading through reams of random, unreliable theories online looking for a solution, or paying an expensive tech geek to show up to perform a five-minute fix. The latest edition of Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies puts all this frustration behind you and gets you straight to work solving the problem yourself!  In his straightforward, friendly style, Dan Gookin—bestselling tech author and all-round Mr. Fixit—packs everything you need to know into 5-books-in-1, giving you the knowledge and process to hit on the right solution, fast. From identifying common problems to methodically narrowing down to the correct fix, you’ll save hours of frustrating research—and experience the sweet, righteous satisfaction of having achieved it all yourself.   Pick up quick fixes  Understand and reconnect networks   Restore memory  Boost your PC’s performance  Every problem has a solution and PCs are no different: get this book and you’ll never catch yourself shouting at your monitor or frustrated with the motherboard again—well, maybe not quite so often.   

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Laptops For Dummies

Published 02-09-2021

The latest on getting the most from laptops and tablets  Not that long ago, laptops were seen as luxuries. Now they’re practically an essential for many people, and—as faster computing power and super-sharp displays make many of them the equal of a desktop—the new wave of lightweight laptops is increasingly replacing the home PC with its bulky tower and multiple cords. Plus, you can use your laptop when chilling on the couch or venturing out for a quick coffee!  In this fully updated edition of Laptops For Dummies, bestselling tech writer Dan Gookin takes a friendly walk through everything you need to know, from the basics (if you’re new to laptops) all the way up to the latest hardware and tech updates—including the recent release of Windows 10. Along the way you’ll learn how to synchronize your laptop with other machines, coordinate email pickup across devices, and beef up your security. You’ll also learn how to  Choose the right laptop  Check out tablet options  Troubleshoot problems  Maintain and upgrade  Whether you’re choosing a new laptop or want to maximize what you’re getting from the one you have, Laptops For Dummies has you covered, wherever you want to work—or play!  

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