Laptops & Tablets for Seniors for Dummies

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Laptops & Tablets for Seniors for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

482 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9781118095966

ISBN-10: 1118095960

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Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get started using their laptops and tablets

Laptop and tablet popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop or tablet, this is the book for you Laptops and tablets are ideal for seniors who travel and want to stay in contact with family and friends. You'll learn how to select the laptop or tablet that is right for you; get familiar with the hardware, operating system, and software; understand files and folders; and connect to other wireless technology.

Featuring a larger font for text and larger sizes for images, this new edition of a bestseller begins with the basics and progresses to step-by-step coverage of how to establish positive habits and avoid common pitfalls. New content offers detailed information on battery life, setting up a wireless printer, connectivity, storing data online, downloading apps, and syncing your mobile phone. With this guide, you'll feel confident about staying safe online when banking, shopping, or chatting.Targets the growing number of seniors who are eager to get up and running with their laptop or tabletCovers the basics: selecting the right laptop or tablet for your needs, using the keyboard and mouse, finding your way around Windows 7, using the Internet, and moreAssures you about staying safe online and keeping your information private when shopping, e-mailing family and friends, banking, researching, and moreFeatures a large font and large images for easy reading

This fun-and-friendly introduction is the perfect starting point for becoming a tech-savvy senior with your laptop or tablet device.

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Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publish Date: Jan 2012
ISBN-13: 9783642242229
ISBN-10: 3642242227
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 298
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.58
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.35 x 1.15 x 9.13
Walmart No.: 9781118095966

Chapter outline

Introduction
First Steps with Your Laptop
Discovering the Laptop Advantage
Buying a Laptop
Setting Up Your Laptop
Managing Power
Opting for a Tablet Computer
Exploring Windows
Getting around the Windows 7 Desktop
Setting Up Your Display
Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges
Setting Up Printers and Scanners
Getting Help
Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software
Working with Software Programs
Working with Files and Folders
Using the Desktop Gadget Gallery and Gadgets
Using Microsoft Works
Getting the Most from Movies and Digital Photos
Playing Music in Windows 7
Playing Games in Windows 7
Dabbling with Online Programs291
Exploring the Internet
Understanding Internet Basics
Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer
Staying Safe While Online
Keeping In Touch with E-Mail
Connecting with People Online
Getting Involved in the Social Net
Taking Care of Your Laptop
Laptop Security and Safety
Maintaining Windows
Index

Book description

Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get started using their laptops and tablets

Laptop and tablet popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop or tablet, this is the book for you! Laptops and tablets are ideal for seniors who travel and want to stay in contact with family and friends. You'll learn how to select the laptop or tablet that is right for you; get familiar with the hardware, operating system, and software; understand files and folders; and connect to other wireless technology.

Featuring a larger font for text and larger sizes for images, this new edition of a bestseller begins with the basics and progresses to step-by-step coverage of how to establish positive habits and avoid common pitfalls.

New content offers detailed information on battery life, setting up a wireless printer, connectivity, storing data online, downloading apps, and syncing your mobile phone. With this guide, you'll feel confident about staying safe online when banking, shopping, or chatting.

  • Targets the growing number of seniors who are eager to get up and running with their laptop or tablet
  • Covers the basics: selecting the right laptop or tablet for your needs, using the keyboard and mouse, finding your way around Windows 7, using the Internet, and more
  • Assures you about staying safe online and keeping your information private when shopping, e-mailing family and friends, banking, researching, and more
  • Features a large font and large images for easy reading

This fun-and-friendly introduction is the perfect starting point for becoming a tech-savvy senior with your laptop or tablet device.

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