Fire up your Amazon Fire Phone and get to know the hottest new smartphone around with For Dummies!The Amazon Fire Phone is here, and the first smartphone designed by Amazon does not disappoint. Loaded with innovative features like Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, and Mayday, your Amazon Fire Phone is a truly unique offering in the Android market, and veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin is here to offer his truly unique advice on how to blaze through your Fire Phone like a pro. You'll tackle the smartphone basics like making calls, texting, e-mailing, browsing the Internet, and shooting photos and video before taking on more advanced features like maps and navigation, built-in and add-on apps, movies, music, e-books, and syncing it all in the cloud.Walks you through your Amazon Fire Phone and all its features - from understanding its "under the hood" power to customizing your device for your needsCovers using your Amazon Fire Phone for work - and play - with advice on setting up and storing contacts, managing your calendar, getting directions, going online, staying in touch with friends and family, and filling your Fire with the latest games, apps, movies, music, and moreIncludes details on the Fire's camera and video capabilities, immersive Firefly technology, Amazon content integration, cloud storage, and 24/7 Mayday help serviceWhether you're upgrading from another device or stepping into the smartphone market for the first time, Amazon Fire Phone For Dummies is your guide to all your Fire has to offer.
Everything you need to know about your Android smartphone?in full color! Eager to learn the ins and outs of your exciting, new Android phone? Then this is the book you need! Written in the typical fun and friendly For Dummies style, this full-color guide covers the basics of all the features of Android phones without weighing you down with heavy technical terms or jargon. Veteran world-renowned author Dan Gookin walks you through everything from getting started with setup and configuration to making the most of your phone's potential with texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet and social networking sites, using the camera, synching with a PC, downloading apps, and more. Covers all the details of the operating system that applies to every Android phone, including Motorola Droids, HTC devices, Samsung Galaxy S phones, to name a few Walks you through basic phone operations while also encouraging you to explore your phone's full potential Serves as an ideal guide to an inexperienced Android newbie who is enthusiastic about getting a handle on everything an Android phone can do Android Phones For Dummies helps you get smarter with your Android smartphone.
Dan Gookin hilft Ihnen als Android-Neuling dabei, sich mit Ihrem neuen Gerät vertraut zu machen und all seine Möglichkeiten zu entdecken, egal ob Sie Smartphone-Anfänger oder -Umsteiger sind. Von den wichtigsten Einstellungen, dem Telefonieren, Kurznachrichten und E-Mails schreiben über das Nutzen des Internets, der Karten und der eingebauten Kamera bis zur Individualisierung Ihres Android-Smartphones mit Hintergrundbildern und Klingeltönen sowie den praktischsten und unterhaltsamsten Apps erfahren Sie alles, was Sie wissen müssen, um mit dem kleinen grünen Roboter schnell auf Du und Du zu stehen.
This book shows how things are done on the Android tablet and helps you get the most from the device.
Learn the basics of programming with C with this fun and friendly guide!C offers a reliable, strong foundation for programming and serves as a stepping stone upon which to expand your knowledge and learn additional programming languages. Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward-but-fun beginner's guide covers the fundamentals of using C and gradually walks you through more advanced topics including pointers, linked lists, file I/O, and debugging. With a special focus on the subject of an Integrated Development Environment, it gives you a solid understanding of computer programming in general as you learn to program with C.Encourages you to gradually increase your knowledge and understanding of C, with each chapter building off the previous oneProvides you with a solid foundation of understanding the C language so you can take on larger programming projects, learn new popular programming languages, and tackle new topics with confidenceIncludes more than 100 sample programs with code that are adaptable to your own projectsBeginning Programming with C For Dummies assumes no previous programming language experience and helps you become competent and comfortable with the fundamentals of C in no time.
Covers everything users need to get up to speed on C programming, including advanced topics to take their programming skill to the next level Walks C programmers through the entire development cycle of a C program-designing and developing the program, writing source code, compiling the code, linking the code to create the executable programs, debugging, and deployment Provides thorough coverage of keywords, program flow, conditional statements, constants and variables, numeric values, arrays, strings, functions, pointers, debugging, prototyping, and much more Addresses some advanced programming topics such as graphics and game programming as well as Windows and Linux programming Includes dozens of sample programs that readers can adapt and modify for their own uses Written by the author of the first-ever For Dummies book-a man known for his ability to take complex material and present it in a way that makes it simple and fun
A fun, full-color guide to the exciting new Droid Bionic smartphone from Motorola The Droid Bionic is a super-fast, feature-packed smartphone with so many innovations that most users need help to take full advantage of it. This fun and friendly book by popular For Dummies author Dan Gookin documents all the Droid Bionic's features and explains how to use each one. With full-color illustrations showing exactly what you can expect to see on the screen, this guide covers essential features like texting, e-mail, Internet access, synching the phone with your PC, using the camera, video chatting, GPS navigation, adding apps, and much more. Serves as a full-color guide to the Droid Bionic, one of the hottest smartphones on the market Explains all the features of Droid Bionic in the fun and easy For Dummies tradition Covers setting up and configuring the Droid Bionic and provides tips on troubleshooting, maintenance, customizing, and expanding the phone's potential with apps Explains how to take advantage of features like video chat, GPS navigation, texting, e-mail, Internet access, the camera, syncing with a PC, managing media, and much more Make your Droid Bionic do your bidding with the advice in this fun and easy guide.
Full-color guide to the exciting HTC Droid ThunderBolt! Now that you've got your high-powered new HTC ThunderBolt smartphone, you've got to figure out how to use it! If you're more than a little intimidated by the technology and somewhat put off by the formal documentation, this book can help. Written in the fun but clear and thorough For Dummies style, this book answers all your questions about Verizon's first 4G LTE Android device and helps you get the very most out of it. Helps you get up to speed quickly on how to use the ThunderBolt smartphone Delves into the basics?how the technology works, how to configure everything, and how to purchase apps through the Android Market or Verizon's AppSphere Delivers a full slate of how-tos, tricks, features, and techniques, all in full color Covers everything you need to know, including setup and configuration, texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera, video, and synching with a PC Shows you how to customize your HTC ThunderBolt, how to maintain it, and how to expand or upgrade it with new software Once you learn all the bells and whistles, you'll be overjoyed with your new Android device. The fun starts with HTC ThunderBolt For Dummies.
Laptops For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to use your laptop to its fullest potential, from how to purchase a laptop and what to do when you first open the box to how to keep your laptop safe and running smoothly.You will discover how to choose and purchase the right laptop for you, how to set up and maintain your laptop, customize user accounts, adding your laptop to networks, printing, and connecting to the Internet. In this updated and revised edition, find information about synchronizing with the desktop, coordinating email pickup between two machines, remote access to the desktop, networking, power management, storage, and especially laptop security. You'll find out how to:Navigate all your laptop's componentsUse keyboard shortcuts and a mouseOrganize and manage files and accountsPrint files and add your laptop to a networkProperly equip your laptop carrying case with tools and resourcesManage the power supplyAdd software tools to synchronize and update files between a laptop, a PDA, and a desktop or office serverIn addition to the basics, find lists of ten battery tips and tricks, ten handy laptop accessories, and ten things you should keep in your laptop carrying case in Laptops for Dummies, 3rd Edition, a convenient and handy guide!
Hit the road with your laptop and this must-have For Dummies guide If you're like most people, your laptop is taking the place of your PC. Whether you're on the road, working at home, or multitasking, your laptop is now an essential, trusted tool. Just in time, beloved and popular author Dan Gookin returns with a new edition that covers the very latest in laptops. From synchronizing with your desktop and coordinating e-mail to maintaining security, networking, working in Windows 8, adding your smartphone to the mix, and more, this book makes understanding laptops simpler than you ever thought possible. Shares the latest basics about laptops, such as new technologies, current processors available, and steps to update memory and hard drive capabilities Covers the new Windows 8 operating system and other popular laptop operating systems, as well as netbooks, wireless networking, and smartphone tethering Explores remote access to the desktop, power management, storage, security, and much more Examines the benefits of mobility for students, employees, and anyone who needs to work on the go Helps you work on the road, employ and enjoy multimedia, and use your laptop professionally Laptops For Dummies, 5th Edition is the fun and friendly guide that will get you going and on the go with your laptop in no time!
Welcome to the next generation of Androids - the Motorola ATRIX is here! The revolutionary Motorola ATRIX has been hailed as the "king of the Androids" and puts the power of mobile computing right in your pocket. The new ATRIX smartphone can be docked in a number of devices to extend its functionality to a laptop, multimedia hub, and even a GPS device - making the ATRIX a full-fledged mobile computing device in a pint-sized package. Expert For Dummies author Dan Gookin starts you out with the smartphone basics, then walks you through the long list of amazing ATRIX features. From getting connected and going online to taking fantastic photos and videos, finding your way with Google Maps and GPS, filling your ATRIX with music, movies, cool Android apps, and everything in between, your smartphone skills will be off the hook by the time you're finished with this book! Helps you get up to speed quickly on how to use the Motorola ATRIX Covers everything you need to know, including setup and configuration, texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera, video, and synching with a PC Filled with fast and easy how-tos, tricks, features, and techniques - all in full color Explains how to use the ATRIX's webtop application to connect to the Lapdock, Vehicle Dock, and HD Multimedia Dock and extend the smartphone experience to other devices Includes information on troubleshooting, maintenance, and keeping your ATRIX in tip-top condition Whether you choose to pocket or dock it, you'll have the world at your fingertips with your ATRIX smartphone and Motorola ATRIX For Dummies!
Friendly advice on leveraging the power of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet!The arrival of the new Nexus 7 Google tablet is eagerly awaited, thanks to its cutting-edge software, top-notch hardware, unprecedented abilities, and nine-hour battery life. This easy-to-understand, engaging guide covers everything you need to know about this amazing Android tablet. Bestselling Dummies author Dan Gookin uses his friendly writing style to deliver clear instructions for setting up, navigating, and using the device. You'll learn to use all your favorite Google applications that come loaded on the device, personalize it, and much more.Walks you through the touchscreen, wireless access, and software updates Demonstrates how to download, shop for, and fill your Nexus 7 with movies, e-books, games, and musicHelps you keep on top of your schedule and appointments and pursue your interests and hobbies with the latest apps and websitesOffers guidance on using your device to navigate from here to there and stay connected with friends and family while you're awayNexus 7 For Dummies is an essential companion to your other new companion: the Nexus 7!
Exploit the full power of the revolutionary Google Nexus One superphoneNexus One is Google's answer to Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry. Covering a range of how-to topics, from the most useful Nexus One features and tricks of the core applications, to techniques to get the most out of the device, Nexus One For Dummies is the practical user's guide to the Google Nexus One smartphone.Uses full-color to showcase all the features of the Nexus One, approaching each from the point of view of the user who is new to the technology or discouraged with the scant documentation and online supportCovers a broad range of topics, from setup and configuration, to texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, synching with a PC, using the camera, and expanding the phone's potential with new softwareWritten by the most popular For Dummies author, known throughout the world for his ability to make complex topics easy to understand with his fun and friendly writing styleNexus One For Dummies empowers you to maximize the performance of Google's superphone. After all, what's the point of buying the world's latest, greatest smartphone and never understanding how the thing works?
Leverage the power of Google's revolutionary Nexus tablet with help from Dan Gookin and For DummiesGoogle's Nexus tablet is gaining market share at a rapid rate and offers a fantastic feature set at a price that is sure to please gamers, movie-watchers, e-book fans, and casual tablet users alike. Legendary For Dummies author Dan Gookin reviews all your tablet's features in this friendly guide, showing you just how to take advantage of the Nexus tablet you know and love. From using the built-in web browser to buying and downloading e-books, watching streaming video, taking and sharing photos, keeping in touch with social media, playing games, shopping in the Google Play Store, and customizing your device, you'll enjoy Dan's unique way of navigating the Nexus tablet.Includes coverage of the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tabletExplains how to navigate the touchscreen, use the pre-installed Google applications, work with the Android operating system, and connect to a Wi-Fi networkWalks you through shopping for and downloading e-books, apps, and games; creating a slideshow from your photos; side-loading videos and music from your PC; conferencing with your Nexus; and much moreNexus Tablets For Dummies is simply the best way to learn how to take your new Nexus tablet to the next level.
We humans are pretty clever. We've mastered fire, invented the wheel, calculated the age of the Universe, sent people to the Moon, built machines that think, and cracked the genome. So you'd think that with all our smarts, somebody would've come up with a surefire formula for raising kids. Maybe that's because every child, like every parent, is an individual, and no two parent-child relationships are ever the same. So, you can give up any notions of being a perfect parent. But, you can learn to keep the big mistakes to a minimum and make the parenting enterprise easier and more rewarding for your children and you. Which is where this book comes in. Whether you're child is a newborn, a teen, or somewhere in-between, Parenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on parenting basics. From dealing with a crying baby and potty training, to building self-esteem and talking with them about sex, it offers a gold mine of up-to-date advice and guidance on how to: Learn to communicate with your kids Develop a good relationship with your kids Keep your kids safe and healthy Help your kids grow up to be good people Keep your cool and control their behavior Discipline constructively and with a minimum of stress Build self-esteem in your children Avoid committing the parenting sins your parents taught you Experts Sandy and Dan Gookin-she's the parenting expert for Parents Magazine and Working Mother Magazine and he's a father of four-avoid the psychological hype and medical terminology and give you the straight poop on all aspects of child-rearing, including: Speaking and listening to kids The importance of being consistent Keeping a sense of humor Dealing with babies Childhood growth and development Health and nutrition Kids' changing physical needs Developing a good person Written by parents for parents, Parenting For Dummies gives you the know-how and skills you need to be the parent of healthy, happy kids.
The bestselling PC reference on the planet--now available in its 13th edition Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer. Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 9 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about. Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet Find your way around Windows 9 OS with ease and confidence Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.
The all-time bestselling PC reference, fully updated for the newest technologies! Previous editions of this fun and friendly PC guide have sold more than three million copies, making it the bestselling PC reference in the world. Dan Gookin, the author whose straightforward and entertaining style is the foundation of the For Dummies series, gives you the same easy-to-follow guidance in this edition, fully updated for Windows 8, using the cloud, and all the newest PC bells and whistles. It's perfect for the absolute beginner as well as for anyone switching to the latest hardware and software. Updated with information on all the latest upgrades, this edition of a worldwide bestseller covers all the essentials of using a PC, and presents them in a fun, non-intimidating style Popular technology author Dan Gookin starts at the beginning with all the basics that other books assume everyone knows Covers setting up your PC, exploring the Windows 8 interface, using network hardware and software, getting online and browsing with the newest version of Internet Explorer, setting up an e-mail account, connecting to the cloud, and using cloud-based services Shows you how to install and upgrade programs and manage files and folders Explores working with digital photos, downloading music, watching movies, and participating in social media PCs For Dummies, 12th Edition is the jargon-free, easy-to-use guide to everything you need to know about your PC.
Get the latest edition of the bestselling PC book on the planet! What better way to make friends with your new PC than with this new edition of the bestselling PC book in the world? PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition explains the latest Windows operating system in a refreshingly jargon-free way that's loaded with good humor and great help. Discover how to make your PC safe for your kids, get in touch with your digital life, use flash drives, learn about green computing, and much more. Dan Gookin, author of the original DOS For Dummies, helped launch the worldwide popularity of the series; his books have been translated in 32 languages and have more than 12 million copies in print This guide gets you up to speed on the latest PC hardware and software and covers all the innovations and changes in Windows 7, all without the boring jargon Covers making your PC safe for kids, organizing your digital life, green computing, storage on memory cards and flash drives, online photo sharing, and much more Make your life easier the Dummies way with PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 Edition.
Use this friendly, full-color guide to make the most of the extraordinary Samsung Galaxy Note device!The Samsung Galaxy Note is the first mobile device that successfully bridges the gap between a modern smartphone and a tablet. Nicknamed "phablet", it has an array of features that could intimidate you without the help of this plain-English guide! Dan Gookin shows you how to set up and configure the Galaxy Note and use the revolutionary "S" software that allows you to draw directly on the screen with the special stylus, or "S Pen".You'll also learn to use both phone and tablet features, get online and use the web, text, make calls, shoot photos, get GPS directions, and all the rest, easily!The Galaxy Note is a revolutionary concept that combines smartphone and tablet technology; this guide demystifies the complex technology so you can take advantage of every featureShows how to set up and configure the device, work with the interface, and use the unique "S" software to write or draw directly on the touchscreenCovers all the phone features, including voicemail and texting, as well as basic tablet features such as web browsing, e-mail, and social mediaExplores how to use the camera, make notes, get directions, play music, synchronize and share content, use apps, and moreWritten by immensely popular author Dan Gookin, known for both technical expertise and his friendly, easily understood styleSamsung Galaxy Note For Dummies is just what you need to help you get up and running with your fabulous new "phablet".
A full-color reference for getting the most out of your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1!A vast improvement over the original Galaxy Tab, the 10.1 uses the latest version of the Android operating system and is a 4G LTE mobile device. These upgrades--along with many others, including the better screen quality, better web browsing with Flash, and better multitasking capabilities--are all covered in this fun and friendly guide to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Everything from how-to topics to the most useful features to helpful tricks and techniques, this practical guide shows you how to get the most out of this cutting-edge device.Details how the Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes one step further than the iPad with phone communications plus video chat and conferencingExplains in detail how to find your way around the Galaxy Tab 10.1Covers e-mailing, web browsing, using the digital library, connecting with friends in the galaxy, taking photos with the camera, and enjoying musicHighlights how to customize your Galaxy Tab 10.1 so that it's right for your needsSamsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies is must-have reading for anyone who wants to go beyond the basics and explore another galaxy of tablet computing!
A colorful, entertaining, and informative guide to the Samsung Galaxy family of tabletsSamsung's bestselling Galaxy Tabs may come in multiple sizes, but they all share the wildly popular Android operating system and are packed with tons of top-notch tablet features. This full-color book shows you how to enjoy all the things your Galaxy Tab can do, regardless of model: browse the web, handle e-mail, manage your social media, make phone calls and video chat, read e-books, take and share photos, play music, and more. Author Dan Gookin, famous for his skill in demystifying technology, takes you on a tour of the Galaxy, explaining hidden tablet tricks and showing you how to make your Tab your own.Walks you through every element of the popular Galaxy Tab models, illustrated with full-color screen shots that show you exactly how to use your new tabletCovers the unique elements of this amazing Android tablet that give the Galaxy Tab a competitive edge as well as more common tablet features like the touchscreen interface, web browser, camera, social media, e-mail, apps, and moreIncludes tips for filling your Galaxy Tab with music, movies, TV shows, books, games, photos, videos, and other cool content from Google PlayShows you how to type successfully on the Tab keyboard, get directions, manage your content, connect wirelessly, travel with your Tab, and customize its featuresSamsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies is the perfect guide for getting started and getting around the Galaxy like a pro.
Maintaining a PC is important, and troubleshooting a PC can be a challenge. Dan Gookin is great at explaining how to handle common PC problems, and he's provided a complete, plain-English manual in Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies.Liberally laced with Dan's famous humor and clear instructions, Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is divided into six minibooks covering hardware, software, laptops, Internet, networking, and maintenance. Each one gives you some background on what causes common problems, to help you understand what's wrong as well as how to fix it. You'll learn to:Troubleshoot both Windows XP and VistaSolve e-mail and Web woes, makes friends with ActiveX, and protect your system from evil software and virusesResolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless networkInvestigate startup issues, battery quirks, and power problemsTravel safely and efficiently with your laptopPerform regular maintenance and keep good backupsSolve problems with disks and printersFind missing files, successfully restore files if something major goes wrong, and pep up your PCThe bonus DVD walks you through some of the complex steps discussed in the book and demonstrates tasks like removing a hard drive. There's a great collection of free and demo software, too. Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies is tech support in a book!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Diagnose and solve your PC problems with this easy-to-understand guide Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment. Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problems Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan Reviews an array of useful tools Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8 Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.
Dan Gookin gets you up to speed so you can get down to work with all the new features of Word 2010! Bestselling and quintessential For Dummies author Dan Gookin employs his usual fun and friendly candor while walking you through the spectrum of new features of Word 2010. Completely in tune with the needs of the beginning Word user, Gookin shows you how to use Word quickly and efficiently so that you can spend more time working on your projects and less time trying to figure out how to make Word perform the tasks you need it to do. This newest edition of Word For Dummies explains how to navigate the user interface and take advantages of file formats, and skips the unnecessary jargon. Unparalleled author Dan Gookin applies his beloved For Dummies writing style to introduce you to all the features and functions of Word 2010 Escorts you through the capabilities of Word 2010 without weighing you down with unnecessary technical jargon Deciphers the user interface and shows you how to take advantage of the file formats The word on the street is that Word 2010 For Dummies is a must-read!
What the book covers: In this leading book about the world's number-one word processing software, Dan Gookin talks about using Microsoft Word in friendly, human--and often irreverent--terms. Based on his own experience, he focuses on the needs of the Word Power User by offering deep coverage of the topics professionals want more information about so they can be more productive and efficient.
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