Laptops and Tablets for Seniors For Dummies

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118095966
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology and business topics. She has written over 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies, and helps those over 50 make friends with technology through her website, TechSmartSenior.com, and her column at Retirenet.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop 5

Chapter 1: Discovering the Laptop Advantage 7

Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop 19

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Laptop 37

Chapter 4: Managing Power 53

Chapter 5: Opting for a Tablet Computer 63

Part II: Exploring Windows 73

Chapter 6: Getting around the Windows 7 Desktop 75

Chapter 7: Setting Up Your Display 99

Chapter 8: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 113

Chapter 9: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 133

Chapter 10: Getting Help 151

Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software 167

Chapter 11: Working with Software Programs 169

Chapter 12: Working with Files and Folders 183

Chapter 13: Using the Desktop Gadget Gallery and Gadgets 205

Chapter 14: Using Microsoft Works 219

Chapter 15: Getting the Most from Movies and Digital Photos 241

Chapter 16: Playing Music in Windows 7 259

Chapter 17: Playing Games in Windows 7 273

Chapter 18: Dabbling with Online Programs291

Part IV: Exploring the Internet 305

Chapter 19: Understanding Internet Basics 307

Chapter 20: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 323

Chapter 21: Staying Safe While Online 343

Chapter 22: Keeping In Touch with E-Mail 365

Chapter 23: Connecting with People Online 391

Chapter 24: Getting Involved in the Social Net 407

Part V: Taking Care of Your Laptop 421

Chapter 25: Laptop Security and Safety 423

Chapter 26: Maintaining Windows 445

Index 465

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