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Organizing Your Life with the iPad mini
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 18, 2014
Use the iPad to organize your life with the default Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders apps. Gary Rosenzweig takes a close look at some of the things you can do with these apps in this chapter from My iPad mini, 3rd Edition.
The World of iPad Apps
By Gary Rosenzweig, Gary Eugene Jones
Dec 15, 2014
In this chapter from My iPad for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you learn how to go beyond the basic functionality of your iPad, and add more apps using the App Store.
Surfing the Web on the iPad
By Gary Rosenzweig
Dec 10, 2014
The iPad is a beautiful web surfing device. Its size is perfect for web pages, and your ability to touch the screen lets you interact with content in a way that even a computer typically cannot. In this chapter from My iPad, 7th Edition, you learn about Safari, the browser built in to the iPad. You can use it to browse the Web, bookmark web pages, fill in forms, and search the Internet.
Shopping and Visiting B&N on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
By Patrick Kanouse
Dec 5, 2014
This chapter from The NOOK Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, NOOK GlowLight, and NOOK Reading Apps, 6th Edition shows you how to show on your NOOK, how on your computer, use your NOOK in a B&N store and use NOOK Today.
Improve Your Health and Automate Your Home Using Your iOS Mobile Device
By Jason R. Rich
Dec 3, 2014
This chapter from iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (covers iPhones and iPads running iOS 8), 4th Edition introduces some of the cutting-edge apps related to health, fitness, and home automation that are now available with iOS 8.
Mining and Ore Generators in Minecraft
By Stephen O'Brien
Nov 13, 2014
Ores are the building blocks of Minecraft. In this excerpt from The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft, Stephen O'Brien shows you how to mine cobblestone, create stone, and generate obsidian.
Running the Setup Wizard in Your Samsung Galaxy S5
By Elna Tymes
Nov 3, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors, you learn how to set up your Samsung Galaxy S5, including running the Setup Wizard, darkening and restoring the display, and setting a screen timeout interval.
Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow, Lonzell Watson
Oct 23, 2014
Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 9, 2014
This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 2nd Edition is about building the foundation you can use to launch into the rest of the game. Your focus is on a few key points: build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Minecraft Mod Development: Making Your First Item
By Jimmy Koene
Sep 24, 2014
Transform Minecraft into anything you can imagine! This excerpt from Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself teaches you how to write the most basic version of a Minecraft item and then shows you how to add a texture to your item.
Making the Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Your Own
By Steve Schwartz
Sep 5, 2014
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5, you find out how to customize your phone by populating the Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, and folders; change the default wallpaper; organize your Apps pages and create folders; set default and contact-specific ringtones; and configure and enable special system settings, such as Blocking mode and One-Handed Operation.
The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft: Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense
By Stephen O'Brien
Aug 26, 2014
Take control of the mayhem with a mob farm in Minecraft: the equivalent of a factory for zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons. You’ll quickly amass a fortune in useful resources, from gunpowder to string, arrows, and more, and also gather weapons, armor, iron, and even the occasional edible. Once you know how, it’s really quite easy, and putting together a mob farm, especially when playing on Survival, is incredibly satisfying. Stephen O'Brien shows you how in this chapter from The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft.
Examining Xbox Live: What Do You Get?
By Bill Loguidice, Christina T. Loguidice
Jun 24, 2014
This chapter explains about Xbox Live and the different membership levels, earning achievements, accessing your account on other consoles, and how updates work.
Introduction to Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2013
By Conrad Carlberg
May 26, 2014
Conrad Carlberg discusses the balance he chose between teaching statistics and Excel in the introduction to his book Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2013.
Statistical Analysis with Microsoft Excel 2013: About Variables and Values
By Conrad Carlberg
May 20, 2014
Conrad Carlberg explains how variables and values are at the heart of how you represent data in Excel — and how they have implications when performing statistical analysis using Excel.
Using Time-Saving Features in QuickBooks 2014
By Gail Perry, Michelle Long
May 19, 2014
Save time by learning how to use QuickBooks' time-saving features such as memorized transactions, groups, recurring transactions, and reminders.
Editing and Correcting Movie Clips in iMovie
By Cheryl Brumbaugh-Duncan, Craig Johnston
Apr 18, 2014
In this chapter, you find out how to modify your clips in a movie project by editing and correcting the clips in their duration or orientation as well as correcting video that is shaky or blurry.
Getting Started with Siri
By Erica Sadun, Steve Sande
Apr 15, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get started with Siri: how to enable it, launch the service, and try it out. You’ll read about how to speak, how to recover from mistakes, and how to access Siri in a variety of ways.
Reading Metadata and Marking Your Photos with iPhoto
By Michael Grothaus
Apr 14, 2014
In this chapter, you learn how to use iPhoto to easily view all the extra information, such as shutter speed and aperture, you recorded when taking your photos and how to mark your imported photos by flagging, rating, and adding keywords to them.
View, Organize, Edit, and Share Pictures Using the Photos App on your iPhone or iPad
By Jason Rich
Apr 11, 2014
Jason R. Rich shows how to use the iOS 7's built-in apps to view, manage, edit, and share photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

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