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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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Brilliant Laptops for the Over 50s is a visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your laptop computer, particularly if it is your first one, or if you are new to the world of computers ! It will give you a solid grounding on how choose the right laptop for you, how it works and how to get the best out of your laptop a complete reference for the beginner and intermediate user who hasn't  Read more...
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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 laptopsLaptop 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 laptopThings to consider when shopping for a laptop Shopping checklist Choosing a rugged laptop Extended warranties Chapter 3 Exploring the outside of the laptopLocate and use various features Explore additional ports Chapter 4 Exploring the insideBasic functionality Keys common to most keyboards Chapter 5 Windows VistaStarting 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 VistaPersonalise the desktop with Aero Windows backgrounds Screen savers Changing desktop icons Screen resolution Mouse/screen pointers Font size Chapter 7 Configuring accessibility optionsConfigure 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 securityUser accounts and passwords Protecting your laptop Protecting your family and your data Staying safe online Help and support Chapter 9 Connecting to the InternetChoose 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 applicationsRip 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 messagingGet Live Messenger Configure Live Messenger Messaging Voice and video communications Chapter 12 The Mobility CenterExplore 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 laptopsTablet 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 laptopBack 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 laptopMaintain your laptop Upgrading your laptop Appendix Avoiding laptop disastersCommonsense precautions Health precautions Laptops and physical precautions Jargon busterTroubleshooting guide
Series Title: Brilliant guides.
Responsibility: Joli Ballew.

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Brilliant Laptops for the Over 50s is a visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your laptop computer, particularly if it is your first one, or if you are new to the world of computers ! It will give you a solid grounding on how choose the right laptop for you, how it works and how to get the best out of your laptop a complete reference for the beginner and intermediate user who hasn't growen up with a laptop. The first couple of chapters look at the different types and specs of of laptops available and matches these to the needs and demands of the older user, helping you to understand what your laptop can do for you and how it fits into the bigger universe of laptops. As you move though the chapters you will learn more about how your laptop works, how to get the most from its and how to keep it in tip top condition. Brilliant Laptops provides: a visual tutorial taking you from laptop novice to accomplished user in easy steps; a guide to optimising your use of your laptop. making a more integral and essential part of your life; essential guidance on the vast array of software and peripferal hardware available to you, allowing you to make the right choices for how you wnat to work; insider tips and tricks on optimising your hardware an software to make sure that you get every extra ounce of power and time from your battery.

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