Windows 10 in easy steps, 4th Edition shows you everything you will need to know to get up to speed with Windows 10.
Covers the Redstone 4 Update, due for release Spring 2018
Windows 10 in easy steps, 4th Edition provides full-color and comprehensive coverage of the latest Windows operating system, and shows how to get the most out of it, whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device. It details the new features and shows how these integrate with the more traditional elements of the operating system. It covers the new features, and includes:
Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsofts history and Windows 10 in easy steps, 4th Edition is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the new Redstone 4 Update version.
iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 8th edition gives you all the essential information you need to know to make the most out of your iPad:
A handy guide for any Senior new to the iPad, covering iOS 12, presented in larger type for easier reading.
For all iPads with iOS 12, including iPad Mini and iPad Pro.
Smartphone Photography in easy steps looks at all aspects of using a smartphone or tablet as a one-stop shop for all of your photographic needs. These include:
Photoshop Elements 2019 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in easy steps not only offers a comprehensive guide to getting up and running with the software, but goes further: providing a wealth of detail in ways to progress to more advanced photo-editing and also find some of the hidden secrets of the software.
Although the book looks at some of the ways you can expand your photo-editing exploits, it does not forget new users or anyone who wants to brush up on the basics.
Photoshop Elements 2019 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in easy steps covers versions for both PC and Mac users, and has something for everyone: an in depth introduction for new users, and a range of options for those who want to take their photo-editing to the next level. Throughout, there are hundreds of tips and handy hints so that the reader will feel like an Elements expert in no time.
iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 4th edition covers everything the reader needs know to keep fully connected. The book shows how to:
An in-depth chapter on iCloud, Apple's online storage, sharing and backup service, explains how iCloud works and shows how it can automatically store your data and share your photos so you don’t have to worry about losing information should anything happen to your iPhone.
Written with the Senior reader in mine, and presented in larger type for easier reading.
Covers all models of iPhone with iOS 12.
MacBook in easy steps, 5th edition focuses on this area of mobile computing and contains all of the information the reader needs to use a MacBook for both business and pleasure. The book looks at the specifications and hardware of MacBooks and details how to get up and running with this attractive, stylish and highly functional laptop. It covers the Mac operating system in detail, including how to use the internet and email, networking and sharing with family members. In order to get the most out of a MacBook there is also a chapter about using it as a fully mobile device, on the road, in the office or on holiday. MacBook in easy steps, 5th edition covers the new features in the new macOS Sierra operating system, which include:
Windows 10 in easy steps, 2nd Edition provides full-colour and comprehensive coverage of this new operating system from Microsoft, and shows how to get the most out of it, whether you are using a desktop computer or a mobile device. It details the new features and shows how these integrate with the more traditional elements of the operating system. It covers the new features, and includes: Upgrading to Windows 10 and personalizing it for your needsGetting to grips with the Windows 10 interface, navigating with the Start menu, the Start button, and the TaskbarCustomising the live tiles feature, so that you can create your own look and feelAccessing and downloading apps, and how to work with them and organize themWorking with files and folders, using OneDrive for free storage and sharing filesUsing Cortana, the Personal Digital Assistant, to search your computer or the web, or to perform actions like opening apps or documentsGetting online with the new browser, Microsoft Edge, and keeping in touch by email and SkypePerfecting photos, viewing movies, playing music and games Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsofts history and Windows 10 in easy steps, 2nd Edition is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the new version. Covers the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, released August 2016.
macOS in easy steps is perfect for those wanting to quickly get a grasp of the latest Mac operating system. This concise guide will help you get up and running in no time, and then takes you through the key features to help you use their Mac to do more. It includes:
Get more out of your Mac, Mac mini, Mac Pro or MacBook with minimum time and effort!
iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition covers everything the reader needs know to keep fully connected. The book shows how to:
An in-depth chapter on iCloud, Apples online storage, sharing and backup service, explains how iCloud works and shows how it can automatically store your data and share your photos so you don’t have to worry about losing information should anything happen to your iPhone.
Written with the Senior reader in mine, and presented in larger type for easier reading.
iPad for Seniors in easy steps, 10th edition gives you all the essential information you need to know to make the most out of your iPad:
A handy guide for any Senior new to the iPad, presented in larger type for easier reading.
Smart speakers are becoming more and more common in the home. These are devices that use a voice-controlled digital personal assistant to perform a range of everyday tasks. One of the most popular of these is Alexa, which operates on the Amazon Echo smart speaker. Alexa for Seniors in easy steps shows the Senior reader how to use Alexa to help with everyday tasks, and to give you peace of mind and keep you safe, including: Setting reminders and alerts for: taking medication upcoming appointments paying bills daily/weekly/monthly household tasks calling relatives and friends birthdays and anniversaries - get Alexa to remind you to send cards and presents in time ...and anything else you need reminding about Making hands-free phone calls if you cant reach the phone Setting and controlling smart home devices like smart heating and smart lighting Getting the weather forecast, latest news, and sports results Playing music and listening to the radio Playing games Doing shopping online And much, much more! Alexa for Seniors in easy steps guides you through setting up your Alexa-enabled device, so you dont have to ask the kids! Presented in larger font for easy reading - in the familiar In Easy Steps style.
The idea of a smart home – using digital devices throughout the home that can be controlled by digital voice assistants, apps, smartphones and tablets – is not a science fiction vision of the future: it is very much part of the here and now, and available to all. Also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart home devices can be used to automate tasks, save time and money, and to control devices in your home with a touch of a button – even when you are somewhere else.
Smart Homes in easy steps takes the mystery out of all of the elements that are required to set up a smart home: it defines a smart home and shows what is needed to make a home smart: digital voice assistants, devices and apps.
Initially, the book looks at the concept of a smart home and how it is now affordable and accessible enough for it to be a serious option for any household. Then, setting up items for a smart home is covered in detail – installing the devices, and also linking them to apps and digital voice assistants for controlling them. The book then examines the digital voice assistants that can be used in the home to control smart home devices, including detailed information about using the most popular options (and their related speakers): Alexa and the Amazon Echo; Google Assistant and the Google Home; and Siri and the Apple HomePod.
The book then looks at specific areas of smart home devices, including installation and setup, and how to control them once they are up and running. Some of the areas that are covered in detail include:
Smart Homes in easy steps is not a look into the future: it is a comprehensive yet concise, step-by-step guide on how to start transforming your home right now, using this exciting and now affordable technology – for smart learning!
The days of only being able to search for items on computers using text searches are long gone: voice search is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways to find content on computing devices and the web. One of the leaders in this area is the Amazon Echo: a high-quality speaker which uses Alexa: (a voice-controlled digital personal assistant) to perform a range of tasks: from playing music and making calls to smartphones, to answering questions and even controlling compatible devices in the home, such as turning on the heating. Although the Echo is an Amazon device, it can be accessed from most smartphones and tablets, using the Alexa app and an Amazon Account.
Get going with Amazon Echo and Alexa in easy steps: leads you through the process of setting up the Amazon Echo, connecting it to your home Wi-Fi network and then controlling much of its functionality, so that you can start making the most of your digital personal assistant. The book then looks at the common voice commands that can be used with Alexa and adding to its library of skills: it learns from your commands and can tailor content to your specific interests.
This pocket-sized book: will show you how to:
Get going with Amazon Echo and Alexa in easy steps: shows how to quickly get up and running with this exciting digital personal assistant, and start transforming your day-to-day activities all in easy steps:.
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