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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities

by Joli Ballew S. E. Slack

Spark your imagination! Go on new adventures! Find a new hobby! Now that you have Windows Vista, it's time to experience all that it has to offer. And, you'll have fun along the way. Choose from dozens of cool projects and discover the amazing things you can do with your PC in this full-color guide. No need to read from cover to cover. Just pick the topics that interest you most--then jump in and start exploring your favorite features. Discover the possibilities! Transform your snapshots into the ultimate photo library Be your own DJ--rip it, burn it, stream it, take it on the go! Action! Produce your own movie, video blog, or podcast Use e-mail, online journals, and slideshows to share your digital masterpieces Watch, pause, and rewind live TV--and record your favorite shows Find new ways to access the information you need: Sidebar, Gadgets, Instant Search

Droid Companion

by Joli Ballew Eric Butow

New owner of a Droid? Enjoy it even more with this perfect guide Congratulations on owning one of the hottest smartphones on the planet--more than 400,000 new Android phones are activated every day! Now get the very most out your new Droid with this handy companion by your side. Covering several versions of the Droid phones in one comprehensive guide, this book provides you with helpful information on everything from setup to the fun features of each Droid model. You'll quickly get up to speed on everything from email, browsing, and calendars to photos, maps, apps, security, and more. Highlights the new and innovative features of Droids with the use of clear, easy-to-understand descriptions Covers the Motorola Droid 3, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Droid Incredible 2, and Samsung Droid Charge Shares helpful details on how to make your Droid uniquely yours and tap into the Android app market Walks you through the basics such as adding contacts, messaging, emailing, browsing the web, integrating social media, shooting and sharing photos and videos, and more Helps you use your Droid to communicate more effectively and work more efficiently Want a friend to help you with your new Droid? Get your very own Droid Companion!

Exam Ref 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1

by Joli Ballew

Fully updated for Windows 8.1! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-687 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of configuring Windows 8.1 in the enterprise. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA or MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Configure hardware and applications Configure network connectivity Configure access to resources Configure remote access and mobility Monitor and maintain Windows clients Configure backup and recovery options This Microsoft Exam Ref:Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-687. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Designed for IT professionals who have real-world experience configuring or supporting Windows 8.1 computers, devices, users, and associated network and security resources. Note: Exam 70-687 counts as credit toward MCSA and MCSE certifications

Microsoft® Windows® XP: Do Amazing Things

by Joli Ballew

So let's go--it's time to have some fun and amaze yourself with all you can do with your PC! This friendly, fast-paced guide highlights dozens of activities and experiences--and shares the straightforward how-to's for trying everything out right away. So go ahead, dive in and explore the interesting, amusing, and impressive things you can do everyday with Microsoft Windows Media Player 9, Windows Movie Maker 2, Windows XP PowerToys, Plus! Digital Media Edition, and other features and tools for Windows XP! Share Your Fabulous Photos Easily transfer photos from a digital camera or scanner Organize, resize, and print your pictures in a snap Create narrated photo stories, slide shows, and online albumsRock the House Be the DJ--and mix awesome custom CDs Turn your PC into a jukebox, karaoke machine, or party central! Take your favorite songs to goGet Ready for Your Close-Up! Weave Hollywood magic into your digital video and stills Use simple drag-and-drop moves to create and edit your movie Screen your production online, on disc, or on your PCCommunicate in Real Time Instant message your friends on their PDAs Chat with voice or video Help protect your PC and your privacy PLUS! Use the enclosed Do Amazing Things DVD on your PC or TV to bring these experiences to life, learn the easy how-to's, and get free software, demos, and more!Can you do amazing things? Yes you can! A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to

Motorola XoomTM Companion

by Joli Ballew

An easy-to-follow guide that helps you get the most out of your Xoom device Motorola Xoom is one of the hottest new tablets but the owner's manual only goes so far to cover features and functions. This full-color guide is packed with useful tips, invaluable advice, and easy-to-follow shortcuts that help you quickly get acquainted with the Motorola Xoom OS. You'll explore tasks such as working with e-mail, messaging, browsing, utilizing the calendar, making appointments, enjoying and sharing photos and music, using maps, referencing contacts, adjusting the settings, working with security, checking out voice features, and more. Goes beyond the basics and escorts you from initial set-up of your Motorola Xoom to fluency using step-by-step, full-color instructions Touches on useful Motorola Xoom applications and tells you where to get them Assists you with customizing your Motorola Xoom phone, maximizing its features, and getting comfortable with the operating system Features numerous color screen shots, helpful advice, and invaluable tips for getting maximum use from your Motorola Xoom phone If you're eager to get savvy with your Motorola Xoom tablet, then this book needs to be your constant companion!

Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple

by Joli Ballew Nancy Muir

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 8.1 Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 8.1 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 8.1. Here's WHAT You'll Learn: Personalize your Start screen in cool new ways Use apps such as Mail, People, Calendar, Skype, and Paint Surf the web, and send and receive email and messages Explore redesigned apps for Music, Video, and Windows Store Search your files, media, and the web--all at once Access your files from the cloud with Microsoft SkyDrive Here's HOW You'll Learn It Jump in wherever you need answers Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts Use Try This! exercises to apply what you learn right away

Windows 8.1 Step by Step

by Joli Ballew Ciprian Adrian Rusen

The smart way to learn Windows 8.1--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to navigate and use Windows 8.1. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Navigate with ease using the new Start screen Search your files, music, and the web--all at once Store, access, and manage data in the cloud with SkyDrive Explore improvements in Internet Explorer 11 Stay in touch using Mail, Calendar, People, and Skype Customize your computing experience with PC settings

Windows® 8 Step by Step

by Joli Ballew Ciprian Adrian Rusen

The smart way to learn Windows® 8--one step at a time! Experience learning made easy--and quickly teach yourself how to use Windows 8. With Step by Step, you set the pace--building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Set up a home network, browse the web, and use your email Use multi-touch gestures on your touchscreen devices Manage your files with Microsoft® SkyDrive® Play music and movies, and share your photos and videos Download apps and games from the Windows Store Help secure your computer and prevent common problems

Windows Vista®: Home Networking

by Joli Ballew

Connect your home the easy way! This straightforward book guides you through the basics of setting up a simple network for your Windows Vista-based PCs. It's loaded with easy-to-follow procedures and plenty of screen shots to help you do it yourself without the hassle. Organized for quick reference when you need it, this is the perfect resource to help you get your home network running--and keep it running smoothly! Discover how to: Set up the right network for your home--wired, wireless, remote Share and share alike: internet connections, digital media, printers, and more! Create user accounts and set parental controls for family computing with peace of mind Lock the deadbolt--set up security features to help keep your PCs healthy Set up Windows Home Server for simplified data storage, backup, and recovery Troubleshoot common issues and perform easy network maintenance

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.