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Customizing Your Galaxy Note 5
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Jan 26, 2016
This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Note 5 shows you how to use wallpapers and live wallpapers, replace the keyboard, adjust sound and display settings, set the region and language, and use the fingerprint scanner.
Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes
By Jason Rich
Jan 13, 2016
In this chapter from iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (Covers iPads and iPhones running iOS9), 5th Edition, Jason Rich helps you get acquainted with the Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders apps, as well as the newly enhanced Notes app. He explains how to stay organized, on time, and productive with your iOS mobile device and how to sync your app data across all your devices and iCloud.
Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
By Brad Miser
Jan 6, 2016
In this chapter from My iPhone for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you explore how to connect your iPhone to the Internet; Bluetooth devices; and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.
How to Lose Weight with iPhone Apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem
By Jason Rich
Dec 27, 2015
In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich explains what you can expect to find in the iPhone apps from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem.
How to Use the Nike+ Training Club App on iPhone or Apple Watch
By Jason Rich
Dec 26, 2015
If your fitness activities extend beyond running and are more exercise or workout oriented, the Nike+ Training Club app is for you! In this excerpt from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, Jason Rich shows you how this free app offers a guided collection of exercises and workout routines that display on your iPhone in live-action video.
Working with Recipes and Other Small Modifications in Minecraft
By Jimmy Koene
Dec 16, 2015
Learn some of the most basic Minecraft modifications, which include recipes, dungeon possibilities, and generated chests, in this chapter from Sams Teach Yourself Mod Development for Minecraft in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition.
Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
By Brad Miser
Dec 14, 2015
Brad Miser shows you how to set keyboard, language, and format options, configure the Control Center, set Do Not Disturb preferences, set Privacy and Location Services preferences, set Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock preferences, and set restrictions for content and apps, in this chapter from My iPhone, 9th Edition.
Browsing the Web with Your Samsung Galaxy Tab A
By Eric Butow
Dec 7, 2015
The Galaxy Tab A comes with two built-in browsers: Google Chrome and Samsung’s Internet app. This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab A shows you how to browse the Web using the Samsung Internet app, which is designed specifically so you can get the most from the Web on your Tab A.
The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft: Mining and Ore Generators
By Stephen O'Brien
Nov 27, 2015
In this chapter from The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft, 2nd Edition, learn to create an endless expanse of self-healing cobblestone, generate all the stone you need for massive constructions, and save on diamonds and create a portal on the spot without mining obsidian.
Meet the Trap Team Skylanders
By Hayley Camille
Nov 26, 2015
What would a world be without the heroes that defend it? In this chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Skylanders Trap Team (Unofficial Guide), we’ll meet each Skylander that forms part of Master Eon’s incredible team and get to know their personalities and past achievements. Browse this section to learn about the unique skills and attack moves each character uses to protect Skylands from evil-doers, and decide ahead of time which upgrades suit your fighting style best and which paths will help you reach your Skylanders’ highest potential.
Create a Minecraft Mod with the Spigot API
By Rogers Cadenhead
Nov 12, 2015
Mods are special Java programs that run on a Minecraft server. They can’t be run anywhere else. Writing a mod requires the use of the Spigot API, a set of Java programs that do all of the background work necessary for the program to function inside a Minecraft game. This chapter from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming, 2nd Edition demonstrates how a mod is created.
Digital Engineering with Minecraft: Crafting a Super Maze
By James Floyd Kelly
Nov 2, 2015
In this chapter from Digital Engineering with Minecraft, learn how to create your custom maze, use online-convert.com to create your .svg file, use Tinkercad to turn your 2D maze into a 3D maze, and import your maze into Minecraft.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 27, 2015
It might not look like it on the surface, but each Minecraft world is rich with resources. Making the most of them is the next step in getting the most out of the game. This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 3rd Edition shows you how to build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Using the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps with Your Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 21, 2015
In this chapter from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, learn what the Apple Watch editions of the Activity and Workout apps can do, discover how to use the iPhone edition of the Activity app, and find alternatives to the Activity and Workout apps.
Get Acquainted with the GoPro Hero4 Black Camera
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich takes a look at the GoPro Hero4 camera and compares it to other GoPro camera models, as well as point-and-shoot digital camera options for taking pictures and shooting HD video in a wide range of situations.
Overview of Apple Watch Apps
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 30, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a look at new Apple Watch apps that give the watch enhanced features and functions, and that can make it more useful in your everyday personal or professional life.
Solving Reader Issues with the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Sep 24, 2015
This article answers several questions submitted by readers of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, including how to add credentials to the Galaxy Tab 4, set up Samsung Link between your Tab 4 and your computer, and share multimedia files with another device.
Making the Galaxy S6 More Accessible
By Michael Miller
Sep 7, 2015
Let’s face it. As we get older, it often becomes more difficult to read fine print and sometimes to perform fine motor functions. Fortunately, there are several settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge that can make life easier. This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors explores these accessibility options as well as a special Easy Mode that simplifies the phone’s operation.
Understanding Networking as It Relates to Minecraft
By Timothy L. Warner
Aug 18, 2015
If you're interested in discovering the magic of computer programming, developing Minecraft mods might be just the ticket to get you started. In this chapter from The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server, Timothy L. Warner covers computer networking (a huge topic) in the space of only a couple dozen pages. By the end of the chapter, you not only will understand what you need to do to put your Minecraft LAN server on the public Internet to host external players, but also will know the "hows" and "whys" behind your configuration.
Viewing, Editing, and Enhancing Photos On Your Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Aug 4, 2015
In this chapter from My Digital Photography for Seniors, you’ll learn how to use some of the common photo editing and enhancement tools found in most photo editing mobile applications. You also learn about the apps for this purpose that come preinstalled on your smartphone or tablet, as well as some that are available to be downloaded and installed.

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