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MSN the everyday web
Knaster, Scott.
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Publication Information:
Redmond, Wash. : Microsoft Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xvi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
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QA76.57.M52 K53 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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E-mail. Car shopping. Airline tickets. Stock quotes. News from Tokyo. With "MSN Every Day!", readers discover exactly where to go on the Microsoft Network (MSN) to learn more and do more on the Web. This fun, easy-to-use guide shows new users of MSN over 100 things they can do right now -- everything from checking horoscopes and participating in live chats to getting a copy of a credit report, planning a trip, or buying real estate. It's written by a noted Internet author and Microsoft insider who makes it easy to learn the ropes. From the simple to the exotic, for work and for play, "MSN Every Day!" demonstrates the rich possibilities on line.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 Introducing MSN Explorerp. 1
Key Features of MSN Explorerp. 2
2 Personalize MSNp. 7
Add Local News and Weatherp. 7
Add Your Favorite Topics to the MSN Home Pagep. 9
Personalize MSNBCp. 11
3 Search the Vast Internetp. 15
Find Anything on the Internetp. 15
Look Up a Phone Numberp. 19
Search for Computing Informationp. 22
4 Know What's Going Onp. 25
Check Up-to-Date News Headlinesp. 25
Keep Track of Appointments and Birthdaysp. 28
Read Top Columnistsp. 31
Get a Restaurant's Phone Numberp. 33
Take a 360-Degree Tour of Las Vegasp. 35
Get Homework Helpp. 37
Find Out What's in Major Magazinesp. 39
Learn Which Movies Your Favorite Stars Will Be in Nextp. 41
Find Out About a Countryp. 42
Look Up Your Favorite Historical Figurep. 45
Research a Projectp. 47
Research a Collegep. 49
Find Out How Cars Workp. 52
5 Go Shoppingp. 55
Buy a CDp. 55
See the Bestselling Booksp. 57
Browse Auctionsp. 59
Research Digital Camerasp. 62
Buy a Gift for Someonep. 64
Order Groceriesp. 65
Get a Reminder to Send Flowersp. 67
Consumer Tips for Womenp. 69
Look Up Roofing Companies in the Yellow Pagesp. 71
6 Play and Have Funp. 73
Listen to Music Clipsp. 73
Check TV Listingsp. 75
Play Checkersp. 77
Play a Premium Gamep. 80
Play Arcade Gamesp. 82
Download Free Games and Other Softwarep. 84
Hear the Joke of the Dayp. 86
See Your Town from Spacep. 87
Listen to a Radio Stationp. 90
Chat with a Starp. 92
Check the Winning Lottery Numbersp. 95
Join a Book Clubp. 96
Subscribe to an MSN Entertainment Newsletterp. 98
7 Manage Your Financesp. 101
Pay Your Bills Onlinep. 102
See How Long It Takes to Save a Million Dollarsp. 104
Manage Your Portfoliop. 106
See the Best Stocksp. 110
Trade Stocks Onlinep. 112
Improve Your Family's Financial Healthp. 115
Find Great Investmentsp. 117
Evaluate Your Debtp. 120
Give Yourself an Insurance Checkupp. 122
Fill Out and File Your Taxes Onlinep. 124
Plan Your Retirementp. 126
8 Stay Healthyp. 129
Improve Your Fitness with Exercisep. 129
Calculate Your Life Expectancyp. 131
Start a Dietp. 134
Get the Most Out of a Personal Trainerp. 136
Subscribe to a Newsletter About Healthp. 138
9 Take Care of Your Carp. 141
Get Information About a New Carp. 141
Calculate How Much Car You Can Affordp. 143
Buy a New Carp. 146
Find a Used Carp. 147
Create a Personal Auto Pagep. 149
10 Make the Most of Your Homep. 153
Estimate the Value of Your Homep. 153
Find a Home to Buyp. 155
Find an Apartmentp. 157
Tour a Celebrity's Homep. 159
Plan a Do-It-Yourself Projectp. 161
11 Enhance Your Careerp. 165
Look for a New Jobp. 165
Tune Up Your Resumep. 168
Learn How to Market Yourselfp. 170
12 Enjoy Your Hobbiesp. 173
Auction Off Your Beanie Babiesp. 173
Research Your Family Treep. 178
Join a Community About Needlepointp. 180
Find and Swap Recipesp. 182
Submit Your Poems to the Poetry Bulletin Boardp. 183
Chat About Sportsp. 185
Read News About Women and Sportsp. 188
13 Go Out and Aboutp. 191
Plan a Datep. 191
Find Out About New Moviesp. 193
Go Out and Get a Videop. 195
Go to a Concertp. 197
Plan a Vacationp. 199
Book a Tee Timep. 201
Find Out If Your Plane Is On Timep. 203
Travel with Your PCp. 205
Find Something to Do on Vacationp. 208
14 Get a (Personal) Life!p. 211
Ask Anything About Love and Marriagep. 211
Place a Personal Ad with an Online Matchmakerp. 213
Spice Up Your Love Lifep. 215
Plan Your Weddingp. 217
Find Expert Advice on Raising a Familyp. 219
Shop for a Doctorp. 220
15 Keep in Touchp. 223
Send a Greeting Cardp. 223
Get Free E-Mail Accountsp. 225
Send an Instant Message to a Friendp. 229
Create Your Own Home Pagep. 233
Chat with People Your Own Agep. 235
Connect with Others Who Feel the Way You Dop. 238
Find an Old Friendp. 240
Discuss Politics on a Message Boardp. 242
But Wait, There's More!p. 244
Appendixp. 245
Indexp. 257