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Pogue's basics : essential tips and shortcuts (that no one bothers to tell you) for simplifying the technology in your life /

by Pogue, David [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, [2015]; ©2014Edition: First edition.Description: 357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781250053480; 125005348X.Title notes: $19.99 1-2015 (db)Subject(s): Technology -- Miscellanea | Computer science -- Miscellanea | Internet -- Miscellanea | Online social networks -- Miscellanea | Electronic apparatus and appliances -- MiscellaneaOnline resources: Cover image
Contents:
A therapy session about tech -- Your gadgets. Phones ; Tablets ; Cameras ; Everything else with a plug -- The computer. Computers ; The Mac ; Windows ; Word processing, number crunching, slideshowing ; What not to do -- The Internet. E-mail ; Web browsers ; Google ; Videos online ; 12 free services you'll adore ; 10 fantastic phone apps to install right now -- Social networks. Facebook ; Twitter.
Summary: "Did you know that you can dry out your wet cell phone by putting its parts in separate bowls of uncooked rice? That you can scroll through a website using only your spacebar? That if you type your airline and flight number in to Google, it tells you where your flight is, the gate, terminal, and how long until it lands? ... Pogue's tips have earned him 1.5 million followers on Twitter. And now that he writes his columns for Yahoo Tech, the audience for this advice has grown by millions more. Here at last is the book all these fans have been waiting for: a book of 200 tips that will change your relationship to your phone, computer, tablet, camera--all of the technology in your life"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: When it comes to technology, there's no class covering the essentials. And who bothers to read those boring manuals? Pogue has set out to change your relationship with all of the technology in your life, by collecting essential techniques for making your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> New York Times Bestseller <br> <br> Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead by dinnertime each day?<br> When it comes to technology, there's no driver's ed class or government-issued pamphlet covering the essentials. Somehow, you're just supposed to know how to use your phone, tablet, computer, camera, Web browser, e-mail, and social networks. Luckily, award-winning tech expert David Pogue comes to the rescue with Pogue's Basics, a book that will change your relationship with all of the technology in your life.<br> With wit and authority, Pogue's Basics collects every essential technique for making your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle. Crystal-clear illustrations accompany these 225 easy-to-follow tips.<br> Tips include:<br> Make the type bigger on your screen · Bring a wet phone back from the dead · The fastest way to charge an iPad · The 10 best apps to put on your phone · How to type symbols · Bypass annoyingly long voice mail instructions · Use map apps on your phone without an Internet connection · Sign a contract electronically · See what's in a file without opening it · The 12 best free services on the Web · Turn off automatic bullets, lists, and links in Word · Protect yourself from online scams and viruses · Set up an automatic backup system on your computer · What to do about junk e-mail · Send photos so that they don't bounce back · Print or email articles without ads · How to get money for your used electronics · Rename a bunch of files in one fell swoop · Make YouTube videos sharper · and much more.<br> At last, you can lose that nagging, insecure feeling that you're not the master of your own gadgets. The tech tips in Pogue's Basics are all you need--the shortcuts to a happier technological life.</p>

$19.99 1-2015 (db)

Includes index.

A therapy session about tech -- Your gadgets. Phones ; Tablets ; Cameras ; Everything else with a plug -- The computer. Computers ; The Mac ; Windows ; Word processing, number crunching, slideshowing ; What not to do -- The Internet. E-mail ; Web browsers ; Google ; Videos online ; 12 free services you'll adore ; 10 fantastic phone apps to install right now -- Social networks. Facebook ; Twitter.

"Did you know that you can dry out your wet cell phone by putting its parts in separate bowls of uncooked rice? That you can scroll through a website using only your spacebar? That if you type your airline and flight number in to Google, it tells you where your flight is, the gate, terminal, and how long until it lands? ... Pogue's tips have earned him 1.5 million followers on Twitter. And now that he writes his columns for Yahoo Tech, the audience for this advice has grown by millions more. Here at last is the book all these fans have been waiting for: a book of 200 tips that will change your relationship to your phone, computer, tablet, camera--all of the technology in your life"-- Provided by publisher.

When it comes to technology, there's no class covering the essentials. And who bothers to read those boring manuals? Pogue has set out to change your relationship with all of the technology in your life, by collecting essential techniques for making your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: A Therapy Session About Tech (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Your Gadgets
  • Chapter 1 Phones (p. 12)
  • Chapter 2 Tablets (p. 43)
  • Chapter 3 Cameras (p. 49)
  • Chapter 4 Everything Else with a Plug (p. 65)
  • Part 2 The Computer
  • Chapter 5 Computers (p. 76)
  • Chapter 6 The Mac (p. 111)
  • Chapter 7 Windows (p. 146)
  • Chapter 8 Word Processing, Number Crunching, Slideshowing (p. 183)
  • Chapter 9 What Not to Do (p. 209)
  • Part 3 The Internet
  • Chapter 10 E-mail (p. 228)
  • Chapter 11 Web Browsers (p. 243)
  • Chapter 12 Google (p. 265)
  • Chapter 13 Videos Online (p. 285)
  • Chapter 14 12 Free Services You'll Adore (p. 297)
  • Chapter 15 10 Fantastic Phone Apps to Install Right Now (p. 311)
  • Part 4 Social Networks
  • Chapter 16 Facebook (p. 328)
  • Chapter 17 Twitter (p. 335)
  • Index (p. 344)

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