Laptops for Seniors in easy steps - Windows 8.1 Edition

Laptops for Seniors in easy steps - Windows 8.1 Edition

Laptops have often been seen as the domain mainly of students and businessmen. However, they are also an excellent option for senior users: their mobility means that they can be used in any location and with the advent of wireless technology they can be used in a variety of public places to surf the Web or keep in touch with family and friends. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps shows how these portable computers are ideal for seniors. Updated to cover the update to Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) the book begins by looking at some of the ergonomic issues surrounding laptops and shows how to be as comfortable as possible when using them and transporting them. It then gives an overview of the workings of laptops, including the software that is provided with them and some of the exciting new features in Windows 8.1. Issues such as using your laptop on vacation and sharing it with other family members are then looked at, to show how laptops are versatile and family-friendly. Extensive coverage is also devoted to networking and using a laptop wirelessly, with particular attention given to accessing the Internet from wireless locations (Hot Spots) such as airports, coffee shops and libraries. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps demonstrates that seniors can have the freedom to take their computing and wireless technology with them at all times and be fully paid up members of the mobile computing revolution.

Windows 8 for Seniors

For Senior Citizens who Want to Start Using Computers

Windows 8 for Seniors

The ultimate starting point for seniors who want to learn how to use a personal computer, this reference guides users through the basics of the Windows 8 operating system with easy-to-read large print and copious screenshots.

Laptops for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition

For all laptops with Windows 10

Laptops for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition

Laptops have often been seen as the domain mainly of students and businessmen. However, they are also an excellent option for senior users: their mobility means that they can be used in any location and with the advent of wireless technology they can be used in a variety of public places to surf the Web or keep in touch with family and friends. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition covers all laptops that use Windows 10. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps, 7th edition begins by looking at some of the ergonomic issues surrounding laptops and shows how to be as comfortable as possible when using them and transporting them. It then gives an overview of the workings of laptops, including the software that is provided with them and some of the most-used features in the Windows 10. Issues such as using your laptop on vacation and sharing it with other family members are then looked at, to show how laptops are versatile and family-friendly. The book shows you how to: · Choose the right laptop for you · Master the key features of Windows 10 on your Windows laptop · Find your way around with the Start button, the Start menu, and the Taskbar · Use the Quick Access section - an area you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, contacts and websites so you can quickly get to the functions and files you use most often · Search the web with the Microsoft Edge browser · Learn about apps, find and download them, then resize and move them and maximize, minimize or close from their titlebars · Understand how Cloud storage with OneDrive works, and use it for free storage and sharing files · Talk to Cortana, the voice-activated Personal Digital Assistant which can perform searches on your computer or the web, perform actions like opening apps or documents, or set reminders and more · Use your laptop to make travel easy and keep your folks at home updated on your adventures · Learn to troubleshoot common problems and keep your laptop working in tiptop condition Laptops for Seniors, 7th edition takes the mystery out of using a Windows 10 laptop and shows how it can be used effectively for productivity and fun. Table of Contents: 1. Choosing a laptop 2. Around a laptop 3. Getting up and running 4. Working with apps 5. The online world 6. A digital lifestyle 7. On vacation 8. Sharing with your family 9. Networking and wireless 10. Battery issues 11. System and security

Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps

Covers Update 1

Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps

Windows 8 was a revolutionary update of the popular operating system from Microsoft. With a brand new interface, new ways of getting around and accessing items and new possibilities for mobile devices, Windows 8 took the computing experience to the next level. However, there were still a few areas for improvement and these have been addressed with Window 8.1. Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps shows you how to get up to speed with this latest version of Windows and begins by detailing how to get to grips with the Windows 8.1 interface. It deals with the basics such as accessing items, personalizing your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen. The books includes the new features that have been added since Windows 8: the return of the Start button; options for booting up to the Desktop; viewing up to four apps on screen at the same time; an enhanced SkyDrive feature for online storage and sharing; and a unified search facility that enables you to search over your computer and the Web. A lot of the functionality of Windows 8.1 is aimed at touchscreen devices, whether they are desktop computers, laptops or tablets. This is dealt with in terms of navigating around, as well as showing how everything can still be done with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Apps are at the heart of Windows 8.1 and the newly designed Windows Store has an app for almost everything you could want to do. The book shows how to access and download apps and then how to work with them, and organize them, when you have them. As well as the new features that are covered, all of the old favourites are looked at in detail, such as working with folders and files, accessing the Internet, using email, working with photos and video, networking with Windows and system security. Windows 8.1 will open your eyes to a new way of computing and Windows 8.1 for Seniors in easy steps will help you see clearly so that you can quickly feel comfortable and confident with this exciting new operating system. It is presented with the Senior reader in mind, using larger type, in the familiar In Easy Steps style. Covers the 8.1 update released October 2013. The reprint of May 2014 covers Windows 8.1, Update 1.

Laptops for Seniors in Easy Steps

Windows 8.1 Edition

Laptops for Seniors in Easy Steps

A guide to laptop computers for seniors covers such topics as choosing a laptop, navigating Windows 8.1, working with apps, email, browsing the Web, transporting laptops, networking and wireless, battery issues, and troubleshooting.

JavaScript in easy steps, 5th edition

Create functions for the web

JavaScript in easy steps, 5th edition

JavaScript in easy steps, now in its 5th edition, instructs the user how to create exciting web pages that employ the power of JavaScript to provide functionality. You need have no previous knowledge of any scripting language so it's ideal for the newcomer to JavaScript. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of JavaScript and be able to add exciting dynamic scripts to your own web pages. JavaScript in easy steps begins by explaining how to easily incorporate JavaScript code in an HTML document. Examples demonstrate how to use built-in JavaScript functions to work with Math, date and time, random numbers, cookies, text strings, and components of document content. You will learn how to create effects, such as an automated slide show, learn how JavaScript is used with HTML submission forms, and how to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) using the latest techniques employing Asynchronous JavaScript And XML (AJAX). The book examples provide clear syntax-highlighted code showing how to create behaviors for an HTML document to endow components with interactive functionality, to illustrate each aspect of JavaScript. JavaScript in easy steps has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to add functionality to their web pages. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly add JavaScript to their skills set, and to the student who is studying website design at school or college, and to those seeking a career in web development who need an understanding of client-side scripting.

Windows 8.1 in easy steps

Covers Update 1

Windows 8.1 in easy steps

Windows 8 was a revolutionary update of the popular operating system from Microsoft. With a brand new interface, new ways of getting around and accessing items and new possibilities for mobile devices, Windows 8 took the computing experience to the next level. However, there were still a few areas for improvement and these have been addressed with Window 8.1. Windows 8.1 in easy steps shows you how to get up to speed with this latest version of Windows and begins by detailing how to get to grips with the Windows 8.1 interface. It deals with the basics such as accessing items, personalizing your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen. The books includes the new features that have been added since Windows 8: the return of the Start button; options for booting up to the Desktop; viewing up to four apps on screen at the same time; an enhanced SkyDrive feature for online storage and sharing; and a unified search facility that enables you to search over your computer and the Web. A lot of the functionality of Windows 8.1 is aimed at touchscreen devices, whether they are desktop computers, laptops or tablets. This is dealt with in terms of navigating around, as well as showing how everything can still be done with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Apps are at the heart of Windows 8.1 and the newly designed Windows Store has an app for almost everything you could want to do. The book shows how to access and download apps and then how to work with them, and organize them, when you have them. As well as the new features that are covered, all of the old favourites are looked at in detail, such as working with folders and files, accessing the Internet, using email, working with photos and video, networking with Windows and system security. Windows 8.1 will open your eyes to a new way of computing and Windows 8.1 in easy steps will help you see clearly so that you can quickly feel comfortable and confident with this exciting new operating system. Covers the 8.1 update released October 2013 and the Windows 8.1 Update 1 released April 2014.

Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps

Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps

This book covers Windows 10, the latest Windows operating system released on July 29th, 2015. Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps is written with the older generation in mind. It uses larger type for easy reading and takes you through the essentials a step at a time. It will help you to: Install or upgrade to Windows 10, and customize it to suit your needsMaster the key features of Windows 10 on your Windows device (including PCs, laptops and touch devices)Find your way around with the Start Button, the Start Menu, the new TaskbarUse the Quick Access section - an area you can personalize with your favorite apps, programs, contacts and websites so you can quickly get to the functions and files you use most oftenSearch the web with the new Microsoft Edge browserLearn about apps, find and download them, then resize and move them and maximize, minimize or close from their titlebarsUnderstand how cloud storage with OneDrive works, and use it for free storage and sharing filesTalk to Cortana, the voice-activated Personal Digital Assistant which can perform searches on your computer or the web, perform actions like opening apps or documents, or set reminders and more This guide is filled with tips and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Windows 10, whatever your level of experience and whichever type of PC system you are using.

My Windows 8 Computer for Seniors

My Windows 8 Computer for Seniors

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you do even more Over the years, you’ve learned a lot. Now, learn Windows 8! We’ve identified the Windows 8 skills you need to stay connected with people you care about; keep your computer reliable, productive, and safe; express your creativity; find new passions; and live a better life! Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use! Set up your computer with no fuss or aggravation Get productive fast, even if you don’t have computer experience Use the new “touch” features of Windows 8 if you have a touchscreen device Safeguard your privacy and protect yourself from online scams Display up-to-the-minute news, weather, and stock prices Browse and search the Web, wherever you go Find reliable health information online Make Skype video calls to friends and family Use Facebook to find old friends and see what they’re up to Store your pictures and share them with loved ones Read eBooks on your PC–even enlarge text for greater comfort Watch TV or movies with Netflix, Hulu Plus, or YouTube Enjoy your music, and discover great music you’ve never heard Fix your own computer problems without help