Electronics Books

There was a dark time (some call it "the '80s") where knowledge of electronics was deemed dorky and out of touch. Luckily, those times are long gone. Check out our articles on the latest electronic devices and components.

Electronics Books

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Samsung Galaxy S22 For Dummies

Published 05-23-2022

Samsung Galaxy S22 For Dummies is your roadmap to unlocking the full potential of your new Galaxy. This friendly guide walks you through the Galaxy S22's home screen, buttons, menus, and various functions, and shows you how to customize your phone with ringtones, wallpapers, lock screens, and widgets.

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iPad and iPad Pro For Dummies

Published 04-19-2022

It’s tablet time! Get acquainted with the latest iPadOS and devices, the easy way

Up a creek without an iPaddle? Dummies has got you covered, with iPad & iPad Pro 2022-2023 For Dummies. This is your stay-afloat guide to the latest version of iPadOS and all the new features of Apple’s leading tablet. We offer a step-by-step guide to iPad maintenance, operation, and personalization, so you can figure out your new device quickly and spend your time doing the fun stuff. Photos, videos, apps, productivity, communication, maps, and beyond—plus a host of new features that we’ll introduce you to, right in this book.

  • Get acquainted with the basics of using and customizing your iPad or iPad Pro
  • Discover the new and exciting changes that come with the latest iPadOS release
  • Get the most out of your iPad by mastering the top apps and productivity tricks
  • Learn how to ease the transition from computers to tablets, at home or at work

For personal projects or in business settings, the iPad is the tablet of choice, and Dummies is here to show you why. Grab this full-color guide and get iPaddling!

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Electronics All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 04-11-2022

A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else!

If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place.

Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more.

  • Create your own schematics and breadboards
  • Become a circuit-building expert
  • Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
  • Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts

If you're obsessed with all things electronics, look no further! This comprehensive guide is packed with all the electronics goodies you need to add that extra spark to your game!

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iPad For Seniors For Dummies

Published 04-05-2022

Make the most of your iPad!

iPads are some of the coolest and most versatile tablets on the market today. You can watch movies, listen to music, go online, talk to your family and friends, and pretty much anything else you can think of. But with updates coming all the time, it can be difficult to keep track of the smorgasbord of features this portable device offers.

That's where iPad For Seniors For Dummies comes in! This handy guide to the even handier iPad has all the latest updates for the newest version of the famous tablet and its operating system. Want to talk to Siri? Check this guide. Want to find where those cute photos of your grandkids went? We've got you covered.

With this handbook, you'll also be able to:

  • Get a brand-new iPad up and running, smooth as silk and easy as pie
  • Protect and secure the data on your iPad so you can keep yourself and your family safe from hackers
  • Go online, shop, watch videos, listen to music, shoot your own movies, and more

Perfect for anyone who just got a new iPad as a gift, or for anyone who's got an existing iPad kicking around that they've been meaning to use more often, iPad For Seniors For Dummies is the easy-to-follow and step-by-step tutorial you've been looking for.

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iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 2022-2023 Edition

Published 03-21-2022

This updated guide has all the latest on iPads so you can get up and running on yours quickly and easily. iPads For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition includes how to protect and secure the data on your iPad, as well as how to get online, shop, watch videos, listen to music, shoot your own movies, and more.

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Apple Watch For Dummies

Published 01-06-2022

Make your Apple Watch your new best friend!

From accessing messages to getting quick directions, the latest smart watches do a whole lot more than just tell time. And the latest version of the Apple Watch is one of the most powerful iterations of these handy devices you can own.

In Apple Watch For Dummies, you'll get step-by-step guidance on how to use all the best features of the Apple Watch. You'll learn how to make payments with a flick of your wrist using Apple Pay, keep track of your activity and sleep, monitor your heart health in real time, and even turn your watch into a digital walkie-talkie.

This easy-to-read guide will also show you how to:

  • Stay in touch by sending and receiving text messages and emails with your Apple Watch
  • Track your fitness and sleep with Apple Watch, and have it monitor your health and even detect a sudden fall
  • Learn how to stream Apple Music playlists and podcasts to wireless headphones
  • Customize your watch face to look exactly the way you want it to look, from retro-chic to futuristic fun

Apple Watch For Dummies is a must-read resource for Apple enthusiasts everywhere. Whether you're an Apple Watch newbie or you've been using one since they first came out and just need a refresher, this book has everything you need to get the most out of one of the coolest pieces of wearable tech on the market today.

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Apple Watch For Seniors For Dummies

Published 12-21-2021

Hey, Siri! How do I get up to speed with this amazing watch?

If you’re a proud owner of an Apple Watch, you’re in luck. These handy little devices can change the way you keep track of your health, stay in touch with friends and family, and even get around. It’s got apps for just about everything you can think of!

But how do you go about getting acquainted with such a powerful tool? With Apple Watch For Seniors For Dummies, of course. This book will walk you through the aspects of owning and using an Apple Watch you’ll apply in your daily life, from taking it out of the box for the very first time to counting the calories you burned on your latest walk.

This super-simple guide shows you how to:

  • Connect your Apple Watch to your other devices, like a Mac computer or an iPhone
  • Send messages to—and receive messages from—friends and relatives by email, text, or voice
  • Make your watch look exactly the way you want it to with custom Apple Watch faces

Whether you just got an Apple Watch as a gift or you’ve had one for a while and you’re looking to unlock even more cool features and capabilities, Apple Watch For Seniors For Dummies is your from-scratch guide to getting the most out of one of the most functional smartwatches on the market today.

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Android Smartphones For Seniors For Dummies

Published 11-24-2021

The quickest and easiest way to outsmart your Android smartphone 

Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel models, offer great ways to simplify and enhance your life. From easy ways to stay in touch with your friends and family to helpful reminders for everyday tasks, Android phones can keep you connected and current at all times. Sometimes, though, the learning curve can seem a little steep. 

But it doesn’t have to! Android Phones For Seniors For Dummies is your one-stop guide to discovering the essentials on how to take charge of your Android-powered phone. It skips the techspeak and confusing jargon to deliver key information in a straightforward and reader-friendly way. 

With this book, you’ll learn to: 

  • Navigate your way around your smartphone so you can easily open and close apps, access info, and see photos 
  • Read your email and messages so you can stay in touch with the important people in your life 
  • Secure your phone so you can be assured that you, and only you, can access the sensitive data on it 

Printed using larger-print type and accompanied by full-color pictures that show you how to apply the step-by-step instructions, this easy handbook is the only resource you’ll need to make the most of your Android phone. 

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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

Published 11-23-2021

Become your own iPhone guru 

Your first time using an iPhone comes with a lot of excitement. It can also be a bit intimidating. After all, it’s jam-packed with apps and cool features, but there’s no handy manual to help you unravel all the device’s mysteries. iPhone For Seniors For Dummies can help you take your first iPhone steps and save you the trouble of finding someone to answer your questions. It features the tasks that you most likely want to do—like chatting on FaceTime, shooting videos and photos, and connecting on social media. It also introduces you to the App store so that you can break away from the iPhone’s pre-installed apps and really personalize your shiny gadget. 

The easy-to-follow steps in this book with its accompanying illustrations help you manage, personalize, and communicate using your iPhone. You discover how to do everything from shopping online and organizing appointments to taking and sharing pictures and downloading and listening to your favorite music. It provides help with brand new iPhone models as well as older devices, including how to upgrade older iPhones with the latest software. Topics include how to: 

  • Swipe, tap, and scroll through the iPhone interface 
  • Capture memorable photos and home videos 
  • Find apps in the App store 
  • Customize your iPhone’s accessibility features 
  • Bypass the keyboard and use Siri 
  • Read books and listen to music 
  • Keep your iPhone working 

If you’re new to the iPhone or just need a reminder on how to do a few things, iPhone For Seniors For Dummies gives you all the tips and tricks you need. You’ll soon be swiping and tapping its screen as if you’ve been doing it forever. 

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Alexa For Dummies

Published 08-31-2021

Make your every wish Alexa’s command with this in-depth guide to the wildly popular Amazon smart speaker 

You might be thinking, “All I have to do is plug in my Echo device and start using it!” And you’d be right. But if you really want to explore what that compact little device can do, then Alexa For Dummies is your go-to resource. This book shows you how to customize your device to respond to your requests and enhance your life. 

Alexa For Dummies takes you on a tour of all things Alexa: its capabilities, tools, settings, and skills. Go beyond the basics of playing music, calling friends, reading the news, and checking the weather. You’ll learn how to make Alexa private and secure, connect it to your smart home devices, and even make it sound like Samuel L. Jackson, if you feel like it. You can also extend its capabilities by adding new skills. 

  • Customize your device to respond to your voice 
  • Troubleshoot when a light is signaling something’s wrong 
  • Add skills to play music and audiobooks 
  • Create routines to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, set your security alarm, and lock your doors 
  • Sync your smart devices throughout your home 
  • Use Alexa to connect to a Zoom meeting or phone call with your friends or family 

No matter which device you have—Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Studio, Echo Flex, Echo Loop, Echo Buds, or Echo Frames—Alexa For Dummies is the perfect companion. Ready to get started? Say “Hey, Alexa, order Alexa For Dummies!” 

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