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Teach Yourself Visually Macs
Teach Yourself Visually Macs
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0470888482
Visual coverage of the latest Apple hardware and software, including the most popular programs

Fully updated to cover all the latest changes and features that Macs have to offer, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition aims at helping visual learners get the most from their Mac hardware and software. Whether you're switching from a Windows machine to a Mac or you're a veteran Mac user looking to maximize all that your system has to offer, this visual guide walks you through everything from managing your photos in iPhoto, creating award worthy home movies with iMovie, browsing the Web with Safari, exploring the ever growing iTunes store, and syncing popular mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad.

  • Targets visual learners interested in getting the most from their Mac
  • Boasts full-color screen shots and illustrations as well as straightforward, step-by-step instructions
  • Demonstrates how to manage your photos in iPhoto, create movies with iMovie, browse the Web, explore the iTunes store, and sync up with an iPhone or iPad
  • Walks you through basic productivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting for a Mac
  • Transitions you from working with a PC to a Mac

Teach Youself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition puts you well on your way to confidently making the most of your Mac.

Windows 7 for Dummies eLearning Kit
Windows 7 for Dummies eLearning Kit
Paperback      ISBN: 1118031598
Self-motivators will get moving with Windows 7 using this interactive eLearning course

Windows 7 is the number one operating system in the world and if you're eager to get started using all it has to offer, this value-packed eLearning kit is essential to your learning process. A complete Microsoft Windows 7 course, it includes a full-color printed book and a Dummies interactive eLearning course on CD. Each lesson opens with an introduction to the content and explains the importance and potential uses for every task described.

Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish?it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions.

  • Helps self-motivated learners get familiar with the most popular operating system in the world: Windows 7
  • Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD
  • Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace
  • Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much more

Windows 7 eLearning Kit For Dummies is the ultimate guide to a productive and flexible learning experience.

NOTE: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh: Visual Quickstart Guide
Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh
Visual Quickstart Guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0321502914

A guide to using the Flash authoring tool covers such topics as modifying graphics, working with symbols, frame-by-frame animations, building buttons for interactivity, and adding sound.

Windows 10 in Easy Steps
Windows 10 in Easy Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 1840788925

Windows 10 in easy steps, 5th 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, including:

  • Upgrading to Windows 10 and personalizing it for your needs.
  • Getting to grips with the Windows 10 interface, navigating with the Start menu, the Start button, and the Taskbar.
  • Customizing the live tiles feature, so that you can create your own look and feel.
  • Accessing and downloading apps, and how to work with them and organize them.
  • Working with files and folders, and using OneDrive for free storage and sharing files.
  • Using Cortana, the Personal Digital Assistant, to search your computer or the web or to perform actions like opening apps or documents.
  • Getting online with the web browser, Microsoft Edge, and keeping in touch by email and Skype.
  • Perfecting photos, viewing movies, and playing music and games.

    It also covers the new features in the November 2019 Update, including:

  • An updated Start menu that consists of one column, making it more streamlined. (This applies to new PCs and laptops with the September 2019 Update, or new user accounts that are created.)
  • A new Light Theme to give the elements of Windows 10 a crisper look and feel.
  • A greater range of options for how updates in Windows 10 are handled, giving you more control over the update process.
  • It is now possible to uninstall a greater range of the built-in Windows 10 apps, if required.
  • The Search box and the button for Cortana have been separated on the Taskbar.
  • User accounts can be created so that they can be unlocked without a password, but are just as secure.

    Windows 10 is one of the most significant upgrades in Microsoft's history and Windows 10 in easy steps, 5th Edition is ideal for newbies and for those wanting to quickly grasp the essentials in the November 2019 Update.

  • Macbook for Dummies
    Macbook for Dummies
    Paperback      ISBN: 1119607795

    Get to know and love your MacBook better than ever

    So sleek, so cool. From the moment you slid it from the box, you wanted to learn as much as you possibly could about your new device. Whether you're a newbie or a Mac veteran, you'll find all you need right here--from initial set-up and customization to working with iCloud and the latest macOS features and apps--making it easy for you to accomplish everything you want with your MacBook.

    Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is your friendly expert guide, walking you through the all the basics, including desktop navigation, file storage and security, and general maintenance, before showing you the more creative stuff like music and iMovie, as well as how to troubleshoot with ease. In this revised edition, he's also included extensive updates on the latest generation of MacBooks, letting you know what's changed and how you can use the most recent apps for enhancing your professional and creative output.

    • Explore the latest macOS
    • Increase your productivity and creativity with the newest apps
    • Be an artist with Photos and iMovie
    • Easily use your MacBook on the go, from work, to school, to client sites

    Whatever cool thing you want to do with your MacBook, this book makes it easy to make it even cooler--so get started today

    Absolute Freebsd, 3rd Edition: The Complete Guide to Freebsd
    Absolute Freebsd, 3rd Edition
    The Complete Guide to Freebsd
    3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1593278926
    This updated edition of Michael W. Lucas' definitive volume on FreeBSD-based systems adds coverage of modern disks, the ZFS filesystem IPv6, redesigned jail and packaging systems, and virtualization, among dozens of new features added in the last 10 years.

    FreeBSD is the muscle behind companies like Netflix and EMC. Any place where someone does heavy lifting on the Internet, you'll find FreeBSD. This newly revised edition of Absolute FreeBSD brings FreeBSD's strengths to bear on your problems and covers FreeBSD's newest features, all in the inimitable style that has made author Michael W. Lucas' system administration books so popular.

    Any computer system is only as good as the system administrator's knowledge. Absolute FreeBSD teaches you everything you need to know about managing FreeBSD systems, from installation, configuration, and taking the system from "just working" to "working well." A cohesive focus on service delivery and best practice means that you can apply much of the book to other operating systems.

    Absolute FreeBSD dives deep into server management, taking you beyond just making things work and into understanding why they work.

    You'll learn:
    - How to best install FreeBSD to meet your needs
    - Which filesystem to use in your environment
    - How to back up and restore critical data
    - How to tweak the kernel, and when not to
    - Network configuration, from activating interfaces to selecting congestion control algorithms
    - How to manage UFS, ZFS, and other critical filesystems
    - FreeBSD's software packaging system, including how to build your own package repository
    - How and when to upgrade
    - Techniques to build your own FreeBSD
    - Advanced security features like blacklistd and packet filtering
    - How to monitor and adjust performance
    - Container-style virtualization with jails
    - Diskless systems
    - Panic management and bug reporting

    With Absolute FreeBSD you will get the solid introduction you need; and if you're a fan of the earlier editions, you will expand your skills even further.
    Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition: The Missing Manual
    Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition
    The Missing Manual
    3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0596009410

    You can set your watch to it: As soon as Apple comes out with another version of Mac OS X, David Pogue hits the streets with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover it with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.4, better known as Tiger, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. There are many reasons why this is the most popular computer book of all time.

    With its hallmark objectivity, the Tiger Edition thoroughly explores the latest features to grace the Mac OS. Which ones work well and which do not? What should you look for? This book tackles Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps you find anything on your computer; iChat AV for videoconferencing; Automator for automating repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and the hundreds of smaller tweaks and changes, good and bad, that Apple's marketing never bothers to mention.

    Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition is the authoritative book that's ideal for every user, including people coming to the Mac for the first time. Our guide offers an ideal introduction that demystifies the Dock, the unfamiliar Mac OS X folder structure, and the entirely new Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, those much-heralded digital media programs, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's own web browser.

    And plenty more: learn to configure Mac OS X using the System Preferences application, keep your Mac secure with FileVault, and learn about Tiger's enhanced Firewall capabilities. If you're so inclined, this Missing Manual also offers an easy introduction to the Terminal application for issuing basic Unix commands.

    There's something new on practically every page, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and we have a great new way to tame it.

    Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
    Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
    Paperback      ISBN: 0470183136

    Cut hardware costs, expand your capacity, and manage an entire fleet of virtual machines in your enterprise with the leading virtualization solution, VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3), by applying the step-by-step instructions in Mastering VMware(R) Infrastructure 3. Packed with the technical details, best practices, and how-tos you need to install, configure, and run a virtual infrastructure at maximum efficiency, this guide is comprehensive and essential. Learn how to create and manage virtual networks and machines, configure every product in the VI3 suite, monitor resources and performance, maintain security, and much more.

    Windows 7: The Missing Manual
    Windows 7
    The Missing Manual
    Paperback      ISBN: 0596806396

    In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

    Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

    With this book, you'll learn how to:

    Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network

    Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies
    Windows 10 for Seniors for Dummies
    3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1119469856

    Get up to speed on Windows 10

    With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, getting familiar with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you're interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further.

    This book uses a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first-time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way

    • Work with Windows 10 on any device
    • Upload, edit, and download pictures
    • Play games and enjoy social media
    • Keep your system secure
    • Perform routine maintenance

    If you've just purchased your first computer or upgraded to a new model, Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies offers everything you need to make the transition as smooth as possible