Computers For Seniors For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Discover what you've been missing! Start exploring all you and your computer can do

Computers are a part of life today. This friendly book helps you get comfortable with your computer, and you won't even have to ask a grandchild to explain it all. Here are pointers on choosing a computer and steps for using Windows 8, working with apps, getting online, keeping in touch via e-mail and chat, playing music and ...

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Computers For Seniors For Dummies

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Overview

Discover what you've been missing! Start exploring all you and your computer can do

Computers are a part of life today. This friendly book helps you get comfortable with your computer, and you won't even have to ask a grandchild to explain it all. Here are pointers on choosing a computer and steps for using Windows 8, working with apps, getting online, keeping in touch via e-mail and chat, playing music and movies, and much more!

  • If you haven't made a decision — compare types of computers and choose what's best for you
  • Get set up — connect a monitor, explore the interface, connect a printer, and use a mouse
  • Get things done — work with Windows 8 and various software programs, including built-in apps that make life easier
  • Move online — learn to browse the web with Internet Explorer, set up and use e-mail, connect with others, and protect your personal information
  • Have some fun — buy and play movies and music, upload photos from your digital camera, and go shopping without leaving your home
  • Branch out — explore social networks, check out blogs, and share photos and videos
  • Handle basic maintenance — use Windows tools to protect your data, learn about networks, and keep your computer virus-free

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on customizing the Windows 8 Start screen
  • Help for vision, hearing, and dexterity challenges
  • All about files and folders
  • What apps are and where to find them
  • The advantages of using the cloud
  • Online safety tips
  • How to share photos and video
  • Ways to keep Windows running smoothly

Learn to:

  • Choose the right computer, get set up, and get online
  • Use the new features of Windows® 8
  • Exchange e-mails and share photos with family and friends
  • Bank and pay bills online, safely
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118232439
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 265,842
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology topics. She is the author of more than 100 books, including all editions of the bestselling iPad For Seniors For Dummies. Nancy also writes a column on computers and the Internet for Retirenet.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Get Going! 5

Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 7

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 27

Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 8 41

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display 61

Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 75

Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 93

Chapter 7: Getting Help 109

Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 123

Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs 125

Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders 135

Chapter 10: Working with the Weather, People, and Calendar Apps 153

Part III: Going Online 171

Chapter 11: Understanding Internet Basics 173

Chapter 12: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 189

Chapter 13: Staying Safe While Online 207

Chapter 14: Keeping In Touch with Mail 229

Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud 249

Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 261

Part IV: Having Fun 281

Chapter 17: Getting Visual: Using Windows Media Player, Video, and Camera 283

Chapter 18: Playing Music in Windows 8 299

Chapter 19: Going Shopping Online 317

Part V: Windows Toolkit 329

Chapter 20: Working with Networks 331

Chapter 21: Protecting Windows 343

Chapter 22: Maintaining Windows 357

Index 377

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    very helpful

    found this book very helpful. It helped with extending my understanding and using different aspects of my computer.

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

    Computers for Seniors for Dummies

    This was given as a gift to my mother who just starting using a computer. She has found it helpful, resourceful and clears up a lot of questions she's had about how computers operate.

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

    Not just for seniors

    I got this book for my 82 year old mother who decided she wanted to be more computer savvy. Before giving it to her, I read over it and learned a lot of stuff myself. It was well put together.

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