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Title:
Pogue's basics : essential tips and shortcuts (that no one bothers to tell you) for simplifying the technology in your life
Author:
Pogue, David, 1963-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Flatiron Books, 2015.

©2014
Physical Description:
357 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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? When David Pogue gave this kind of advice in the New York Times, his columns were consistently the most e-mailed of the week. When he gave a TED Talk of his tips, 1.3 million people watched it in the first 90 days. 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. A layflat format makes this the perfect reference book that you can turn to time and time again to pick up more helpful cheats for all your devices. At last, you can lose the nagging, insecure feeling that you're not the master of your own gadgets; the tech tips in Pogue's Basics are all you need to get by...the shortcuts to a happier technological life"--
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250053480
Format :
Book

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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?

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.

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.

Tips include:

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.

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.


Author Notes

David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He was born in 1963 and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985, with distinction in music.

After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. He wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He launched his own series of humorous computer books entitled the Missing Manual series, which includes 120 titles. He spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, before leaving to found Yahoo Tech.

In addition to how-to manuals, he wrote Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life, collaborated on The World According to Twitter, and co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introduction: A Therapy Session About Techp. 1
Part 1 Your Gadgets
Chapter 1 Phonesp. 12
Chapter 2 Tabletsp. 43
Chapter 3 Camerasp. 49
Chapter 4 Everything Else with a Plugp. 65
Part 2 The Computer
Chapter 5 Computersp. 76
Chapter 6 The Macp. 111
Chapter 7 Windowsp. 146
Chapter 8 Word Processing, Number Crunching, Slideshowingp. 183
Chapter 9 What Not to Dop. 209
Part 3 The Internet
Chapter 10 E-mailp. 228
Chapter 11 Web Browsersp. 243
Chapter 12 Googlep. 265
Chapter 13 Videos Onlinep. 285
Chapter 14 12 Free Services You'll Adorep. 297
Chapter 15 10 Fantastic Phone Apps to Install Right Nowp. 311
Part 4 Social Networks
Chapter 16 Facebookp. 328
Chapter 17 Twitterp. 335
Indexp. 344