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Importing Your Photos Using Photos for Mac
By Michael Grothaus
Jun 15, 2015
This chapter from My Photos for Mac explains the ways you can import your pictures from various devices, including your digital camera; an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; and folders on your computer.
Understanding Themes in Microsoft Office (At Last!)
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 11, 2015
Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to crack open the mystery of the Themes feature in Office and use themes to apply consistent color, font, and graphic effect formatting across documents and applications.
Desktop Publishing with Word Text Boxes
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 10, 2015
Desktop publishing software uses movable frames to give you precise control over a layout, but did you know that Microsoft Word can do basically the same thing? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to use Word’s Text Box feature to create simple DTP layouts.
Finding Widgets and Using Quick Briefing with Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S
By Eric Butow
Jun 10, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Eric Butow shows you how to find widgets on the Galaxy Tab S, get weather information, use Flipboard, add and view videos, access web bookmarks, and use the Quick Briefing Home screen.
Introducing Windows 10’s Cortana
By Michael Miller
Jun 3, 2015
Cortana is the new “virtual assistant,” similar to Apple’s Siri, built into the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Users can control Cortana with either keyboard or voice commands (“Hey, Cortana”), and use it to perform intelligent searches, retrieve personalized news headlines, view local weather, manage notes and appointments, and more. In this article, Michael Miller, author of The Internet of Things, introduces you to Cortana and discusses its most important features
Research Paper Citations Made Easy with Microsoft Word
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 2, 2015
Do you panic when you hear the words “research paper”? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, explains how Microsoft Word’s Citations feature makes it easy to create correctly formatted bibliographic entries in whatever format you need.
Playing Music on Pandora
By Michael Miller
Jun 1, 2015
Pandora is one of the largest streaming music services on the Internet, with more than 250 million users. In this article, best-selling technology writer Michael Miller shows you how Pandora works and helps you get the most of this popular service on your computer and on your mobile device.
Sharing Content Wirelessly with Apple AirDrop
By Timothy L. Warner
May 27, 2015
Never lose data again with Apple AirDrop, a wireless, peer-to-peer network that supports near-range file transfers on your iOS 7 iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Use it to share and back up photos, movies, contacts, maps, appointments, and more. Tim Warner, author of My iPad for Seniors, explains how to set up and use AirDrop to transfer content easily.
Disney World, Here We Come! Using the Maps App on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
May 25, 2015
The Amazon Fire phone's Maps app does much more than just help you with directions to get where you need to go. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, pinpoints some of the many useful features of this well-equipped app.
Are You Overlooking OneNote 2013?
By Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
May 21, 2015
Did you install the Microsoft Office suite and notice the OneNote app included? If you haven't started using this program, you're overlooking a wonderful tool. OneNote isn’t just about taking notes; it is also an amazing organizing tool for projects of all kinds. Sherry Kinkoph Gunter gives an overview of OneNote 2013 and some surprising ways you can use it.
A Personal Staff in Your Pocket: The Amazon Fire Phone's Firefly
By Lonzell Watson
May 18, 2015
Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, points out a feature of your Fire phone that will soon become a best friend. Point Firefly at text, artwork, product QR codes, and so on, and your phone becomes a secretary, a research librarian, a personal shopper for music and movies, and even a moderately good translator.
Video: How to Shoot Underwater Photos and Video Using the GoPro Hero Camera
By Jason R. Rich
May 14, 2015
In this excerpt from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich explains how to take clear, in-focus, high-resolution photos or shoot HD video underwater using any of the GoPro Hero cameras. Viewers learn how to select the ideal GoPro housing and mount for their camera, adjust their camera’s settings, and choose which type of lens filter to use, based on water conditions. This video is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers, for example, who want to use their GoPro Hero camera in or around water.
Change Feature Settings to Enhance Your Galaxy Tab 4 Experience
By Eric Butow
May 13, 2015
The Galaxy Tab 4 has a number of features that can enhance your experience every time you use it. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, shows how you can uncover those features and change settings to your Home screen, Wi-Fi connections, and more.
Shooting High-Resolution Photos with Your GoPro Hero
By Jason R. Rich
May 13, 2015
In this chapter from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich shows you the features and functions built into the GoPro Hero4 camera (as well as some other GoPro camera models).
Video: Introduction to the LIVE4 GoPro Mobile App
By Jason R. Rich
May 12, 2015
In this excerpt from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich introduces the LIVE4 GoPro Mobile app and the related online service that allows GoPro Hero users to broadcast live content via the Internet.
Look Inside Your Music, Videos, and Books with X-Ray on the Amazon Fire Phone
By Lonzell Watson
May 11, 2015
It's easier to sing along with Coldplay on your Amazon Fire phone when you actually know all the words to "Viva La Vida." Don't just rely on your memory. Lonzell Watson, author of My Amazon Fire Phone, explains how to use the built-in X-Ray features to learn details about the music, films, TV shows, and books stored away in the apps on your phone.
Discovering Hidden Galaxy Tab 4 Tips and Tricks
By Eric Butow
May 7, 2015
There are many hidden features within both the Android operating system and on apps installed on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. Eric Butow, author of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, uncovers a number of hidden tips and tricks on Tab 4 settings, features, and apps to make your life with the Tab 4 easier.
Video: Using Optional Accessories with the GoPro Hero Cameras
By Jason R. Rich
May 7, 2015
In this excerpt from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich explains what types of optional housings, mounts, and accessories are available for the popular GoPro Hero cameras and the best ways to use them in a wide range of shooting situations. GoPro camera users will discover how to shoot even better photos and videos when they use the right optional equipment with their camera.
Video: Getting Started with Evernote
By Jason R. Rich
May 6, 2015
In this video excerpt from Managing Your Information Using Evernote: Gather, Organize, Archive and Share Your Information (Que Video), Jason R. Rich shows you how to get started using Evernote.
Video: Using the Time Lapse Video Shooting Mode with Your GoPro Hero4 Camera
By Jason R. Rich
May 5, 2015
In this excerpt from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich explains how to use the new Time Lapse Video feature offered with the February 2015 GoPro Camera Software update. GoPro Hero4 users will learn how to use this feature, and discover some things it can be used for.

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