Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-11-03
Presents information on using a Google Chromebook, covering such topics as pre-installed apps, Gmail, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, playlists, video and photo viewing, and customized and security settings.
Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Get the most out of your Google Chromebook Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook. Covers all Chromebooks on the market Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Ready to fly into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies is an introductory look into the world of UAVs. The book gives readers information for finding and purchasing the right drone to suit their needs, examples on ways to use the drone including drone etiquette. Users learn the basics of flight, including coverage of the laws governing consumer drone usage and suggestions and examples of ways to use drones to capture photos and video. Drones For Dummies provides readers with the information and skills they need to discover cool ways to expand their drone’s use beyond simply flying – all in the easy-to-understand, casual, fun, and informative style found in all For Dummies books. Content includes: What are Drones? How are Drones Used? Picking the Drone That’s Right for Me Setting Up Your Drone Safety with Drones Disaster Preparation Flight Basics Where to Fly Controlling Your Drone Getting Airborne The Strong Arm of the Law The Basics of Photography and Videography Selecting a Camera Capturing Images and Footage Ten Tips For Maintaining Your Drone Ten Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Drone Ten Businesses That Benefit from Aerial Photography
Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Google Chromebook photos that show you exactly what to do Help when you run into Chromebook problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Chromebook Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing exactly what you want with Google Apps. Learn how to: Browse and search the Web with Google Chrome Manage your content wherever it’s stored: on your Chromebook, an external drive, or in The Cloud Find great new apps and extensions for business, education, and fun Strengthen privacy with Incognito Mode and Google’s privacy settings Watch TV, movies, and other video with Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube Listen to music you’ve downloaded or streamed from Spotify or Pandora Print with Google Cloud Print, even if your printer wasn’t designed for it Fix photos in The Cloud with Adobe Photoshop Express Send, receive, read, and manage email through Google Gmail Create, import, edit, and format documents with Google Docs Build and share powerful spreadsheets with Google Sheets Prepare and deliver live presentations with Google Slides Optimize Chromebook performance and battery life Troubleshoot and recover from problems
A nontechnical manual for groundbreaking technology. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Google Chrome OS presents readers with a clear overview of Google's free operating system-targeting users of netbook computers and allowing them to work primarily on the web - including how to send e-mail, work with pictures, save and manage files, use common office applications as well as more specialized programs, and deal with problems. ?Available day-and-date with the software ?Chrome OS will be free, making it very competitive with Windows 7 ?Google boasts that Chrome OS will start up and get the user onto the web in a few seconds, without having to contend with viruses, malware, and security updates
The concept behind Google's ChromeBook is both simple and revolutionary. Automatically updated and free from viruses and malware, it's the most secure operating system available today. Discover the concepts that make ChromeBook a unique solution for you and your family, and make it a part of your digital life.
Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-01-07
The new Canon EOS Rebel XS is designed to capture the perfect photos. But if you’re new to SLRs, digital photography can be a bit intimidating. Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D For Dummies shows you how to get the most out of this digital camera, taking advantage of its 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with DIGIC III image processor. This book offers explanations of all the controls and menus, suggestions to make using lenses a breeze, and picture-taking advice to give you the confidence to start shooting fantastic photos. You’ll learn to manage aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and work with the Auto Lighting Optimizer to enhance your creativity. You’ll also discover how to: Handle and manipulate lenses Get creative with exposure, lighting, and color balance Download, organize, print, and share your photos See how to use the Live View mode, adjust settings, and get great shots in automatic or manual mode Use Autofocus with Live View, set white balance, and choose a color space Work with Canon’s downloading tools, prepare images for print, and create Web-friendly files Get great photos in automatic modes Follow ten speedy editing tricks Avoid motion blur and noise Check focus by magnifying the view Capture action, scenic vistas, and close-ups Print from rhe ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser You’ve invested in the Canon EOS Rebel XS, so it makes sense to learn the best techniques for using this camera. Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D For Dummies gives you the knowledge to become a pro.
Author: John R. Sowash
Release Date: 2016-08-01
The Chromebook Classroom gives you a fast, clear road map for turning a new fleet of Chromebooks into rich learning tools for a single classroom or an entire district! The Chromebook Classroom is the perfect companion for educators just getting started with Chromebooks - or looking for new ways to boost their students' learning through technology.
Author: Ian Lamont
Publisher: i30 Media Corporation
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Updated in 2018! The top-selling guide to Google’s free online office suite is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thirty minutes is all you'll need to get up to speed with Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, the free online productivity suite and alternative to Microsoft Office. Millions of people use the software every day. You can use Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides to perform the following tasks: • Write letters and reports • Crunch numbers and create online data entry forms • Give presentations • Collaborate online with classmates and colleagues • Convert Microsoft Office documents to Google formats, and vice versa • Print documents, drawings, and spreadsheets • Export PDFs • Make pie charts, bar charts, and simple tables • Publish documents and spreadsheets online using the new Google Sites After covering registration, file creation and other basics, Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) zeroes in on the most important time-saving tips and productivity tools. Highlights include: • Converting files between Microsoft Office and Google formats. • Best practices for organizing files in Google Drive. • What to expect with collaboration and sharing. • The pros and cons of Google’s mobile apps for Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides. • Accessing older versions of files. • How to publish your documents to the Web for colleagues or members of the public to view. • Functions, sorting and filtering in Google Sheets (with examples). • Using Google Forms to gather data. • Google Slides: Is it a suitable alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint? • Working with offline files. • Downloading third-party apps. The tone of Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes is friendly and easy to understand, with lots of step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and examples. The guide can be used by anyone with a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. It also includes instructions for using Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android and iOS phones and tablets. Google Drive and Docs In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology and business journalist. He has written several books in the "In 30 Minutes" series, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes. Here's what readers are saying about Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes: “I am so glad this was made! I've been using Google Docs for a while now and have been encouraging my teacher colleagues to do so as well to facilitate collaboration. It has become my go-to text book to help new users understand quickly. If you're new to Google Drive or Google Documents, this will help you. If you're experienced, and want something to help those who come to you with questions, this is a nice tool to help them remember what you show them. I highly recommend it.” “I just got a new position that requires record keeping. Having used Google Docs in the past, I decided to update my knowledge. I googled "Docs for dummies" and this was one of the results. I liked the concept that the title implies - a concise guide that will distill what I need and allow me to complete a task quickly” “A clear and concise explanation of how to navigate your way through google docs.” “Excellent introduction to Google drive. Well researched, easy to read, nicely organized.”
Author: C H Rome
Publisher: LOTONtech Limited
Release Date: 2015-01-12
NOTE that this book has now been superseded by the newer book "Your Chromebook" by Tony Loton Welcome to the brave new world of cloud computing—a world in which locally installed programs and local data are replaced by applications and data in “the cloud”, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world using any compatible device. A world in which everything is centered on the Google Chrome web browser running on an Android phone or tablet, a Windows PC, or a dedicated Chromebook computer. Now you don’t need to worry about installing and configuring software, backing up your data, or protecting your computer from viruses. And you don’t need to worry about having access to your important documents and other files while travelling. Now in its Fifth Edition, The Chrome Book is the Essential Guide to Cloud Computing with Google Chrome and the Chromebook. This most comprehensive and up-to-date edition is packed full of information, tips and tricks to help you get the most from your cloud computing experience with the Google Chrome web browser and (optionally) the Chromebook computer. Welcome to a new way of working… ..and playing. www.thechromebook.info Praise for the previous edition: "Top shelf coverage." "This manual was a great help explaining how cloud computing works." "Before purchasing a Chromebook this book should be an essential read." "If you buy a Chromebook and you're not familiar with cloud computing, this is the book for you." "I do recommend it to everyone trying to learn how to use the new computer." "It'll save you precious time and maybe a headache or two." "I am a slow learner and this book helped me a lot." "I was looking for a quick and easy introductory read on using Chromebooks. This title ticked all the boxes!" "I am very happy that I bought this book. It made setting up and using my new Chromebook simple and pleasurable." "Provides clear and easily understood explanations to and about all things Chrome." "If you are buying your first Chromebook you will need this." "Buy this or misunderstand." "Don't hesitate to buy. You won't be disappointed."
Author: Shelby Johnson
Release Date: 2014-07-05
Do you currently own a Chromebook, or are considering purchasing one for yourself, or someone else? If so, this is the Chromebook guide and user manual for you! This latest reference guide is written by bestselling author Shelby Johnson, who currently owns two Chromebooks and has tested multiple tips, tricks and how-to's on them. Now she provides all of the latest information in her newest book for those who own these new devices, or might be looking to buy one. Here's what you'll find inside this helpful manual: - Screenshots and images illustrating various concepts. - Info about Skype and iTunes for Chromebook (how to workaround). - How to edit photos on your device. - How to watch movies and downloading videos on your device to watch offline. - How to print from your device. - Increasing storage capacity with your device. - Using Bluetooth and USB devices with Chromebook. - Ways to use different internet connections. - 25 Great Chromebook Apps to install (online and offline). - 10 Great Games to Install on your device. - Some of the best accessories to get. - Playing Minecraft on Chromebook. - How to fix Chrome OS in case of a major issue... And more tips, tricks, how-to's and information to help you get more out of your Chromebook device! As a Chromebook owner, Shelby Johnson has put together this guide in various formats to help current and new owners of the devices get the most from them. Make sure to pick up this inexpensive manual today so you can begin using your Chromebook to its full extent!
Author: Greg Jankowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Whether it’s your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you’re switching to SolidWorks from something else, you’re probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer. Chances are, you figure it’s going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period! SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. You’ll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D features. You’ll discover how to: Work with virtual prototypes Understand the user interface Use templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawings Automate the drawing process Review drawings and collaborate with other team members Define and edit sketches Create dimensions and annotations Print or plot your drawings Leverage existing designs Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if you’re brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new dimension. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Author: Sean McManus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Get your slice of Raspberry Pi With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi—and this is the perfect guide to get you started. With this down-to-earth book, you'll quickly discover why the Raspberry Pi is in high demand! There's a reason the Raspberry Pi sold a million units in its first year, and you're about to find out why! In Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition veteran tech authors Sean McManus and Mike Cook make it easier than ever to get you up and running on your Raspberry Pi, from setting it up, downloading the operating system, and using the desktop environment to editing photos, playing music and videos, and programming with Scratch—and everything in between. Covers connecting the Pi to other devices such as a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and more Teaches you basic Linux System Admin Explores creating simple hardware projects Shows you how to create web pages Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition makes computing as easy as pie!
Author: Ryan Teeter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-02-18
Curious about Google Sites and how team collaboration Web sites can help you share documents online from various locations? Curious about Google’s new Chrome browser? Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies has what you want to know! Today, Google is so much more than another word for “search.” Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies shows you how to create great collaborative Web sites with Google Sites and surf the Web with the super-fast Google Chrome browser. Find out how they work with other Google Apps, too. You’ll learn to: Take advantage of free hosting, free tools, and a simple, straightforward interface with Google Sites Set up a Google account or Google Apps account Create wiki sites that let coworkers collaborate on projects or keep family members up to date Use Google gadgets to keep track of projects, manage calendars and documents, or display photos Integrate documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other Google Apps into your site Work with Contact List, Google Talk, and Google Chat, and handle e-mail with Gmail Download and install the speedy Google Chrome browser Install browser plug-ins, enable offline access to Google Docs, and manage misbehaving tabs You’ll even find instructions and examples to help you plan sites for personal and business use, plus a sample college course site. With advice from Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies, you can make collaboration easy and have the high-speed Web at your fingertips.
Welcome to the world of Google Chromebook! Google has revolutionized many of the online services we use every day – search engines, online maps, web-based email, and much more. With Chromebook, Google brings its famous and fearless style of innovation to the desktop, with phenomenal results. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the most out of your Chromebook. In Part 1: Meet Chromebook, we’ll explain what Chromebook is and how it works. In Part 2: Getting Started with Chromebook, we’ll help you get your device set up and show you how to find your way around and use Chromebook’s unique keyboard. In Part 3: Using Chromebook, we’ll cover every app that comes with an out-of-the-box Chromebook, including the Google Chrome browser, Google’s productivity suite, and much, much more. In Part 4: Settings and Customization, we’ll focus on all of Chromebook's settings and walk you through every customization option and performance tweak available to you, as well as some ideas for maintaining and troubleshooting your device. Finally, in Part 5: Our Favorite Apps and Extensions, we’ll share some of the extensions and apps we use everyday - for work and for play. Read on to get started using Chromebook!