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Brilliant laptops for the over 50s

Author: Joli Ballew
Publisher: Harlow, England : New York : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.
Series: Brilliant guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimed at people over the age of 50 and written by an expert in the field, Joli Ballew, this book covers the topic of laptop computers.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joli Ballew
ISBN: 9780273720553 0273720554
OCLC Number: 262787444
Description: x, 419 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 -- Introduction to laptops * Laptop advantages * Access media and games * Use the web to find your way * Entertain your grandchildren * Tablet PC support * Use your laptop ergonomically * Get started Chapter 2 -- Choosing and using a laptop * Things to consider when shopping for a laptop * Shopping checklist * Choosing a rugged laptop * Extended warranties Chapter 3 -- Exploring the outside of the laptop * Locate and use various features * Explore additional ports Chapter 4 -- Exploring the inside * Basic functionality * Keys common to most keyboards Chapter 5 -- Windows Vista * Starting and activating Windows Vista * Explore the Welcome Center * About Vista editions * Explore the desktop * Explore Vista * Explore the taskbar * Explore the Sidebar * Instant search * Shut down Windows Chapter 6 -- Tweaking the look of Windows Vista * Personalise the desktop with Aero * Windows backgrounds * Screen savers * Changing desktop icons * Screen resolution * Mouse/screen pointers * Font size Chapter 7 -- Configuring accessibility options * Configure the Narrator * Working with the Magnifier * Using the on-screen keyboard * Make the keyboard easier to use * Explore keyboard shortcuts * Explore additional ease of access options * Using speech recognition Chapter 8 -- Safety and security * User accounts and passwords * Protecting your laptop * Protecting your family and your data * Staying safe online * Help and support Chapter 9 -- Connecting to the Internet * Choose among dial-up, broadband, mobile, wireless, satellite * Configuring your home Internet connection * Creating a wireless satellite connection * Viewing and managing network connections * Using free WiFi hotspot Chapter 10 -- Working with media and media applications * Rip a CD in Media Player * Playing music in Media Player * Burn a CD in Media Player * Import pictures * Edit photos * Share photos * Watch DVDs * Burn a data DVD * Movie Maker basics * Watching live television * Record television Chapter 11 -- Instant and video messaging * Get Live Messenger * Configure Live Messenger * Messaging * Voice and video communications Chapter 12 -- The Mobility Center * Explore Mobility Center * Extend battery life * Wireless connectivity * Exploring presentation settings * Sync Center * Using an external display Chapter 13 -- Tablet PC features for tablet PCs and laptops * Tablet PC tools * Using the tablet PC's input panel * Configure tablet PC features * Snipping Tool * Sticky Notes * Handwriting recognition * Gestures * Flicks * Windows journal Chapter 14 -- Holidays with a laptop * Back up your laptop before you leave * Be sure you need your laptop * Packing your laptop * Taking your laptop on an airplane * Getting online access * Physically secure your laptop Chapter 15 -- Maintaining and upgrading your laptop * Maintain your laptop * Upgrading your laptop Appendix -- Avoiding laptop disasters * Commonsense precautions * Health precautions * Laptops and physical precautions Jargon buster Troubleshooting guide
Series Title: Brilliant guides.
Responsibility: Joli Ballew.

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