Internet for Seniors in Easy Steps

Internet for Seniors in Easy Steps

by Michael Price, Sue Price

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Overview

Internet for Seniors in Easy Steps by Michael Price, Sue Price


This popular guide has been updated to cover the latest developments in the realms of the internet and the world wide web. If you’ve never used the internet before and want to get to grips with it quickly, Internet for Seniors in easy steps will help you discover the opportunities and the benefits of the internet, explained in the familiar and trusted In Easy Steps style. The emphasis is on the tasks that you want to carry out over the internet, rather than the technology and equipment used.

Activities discussed include searching the internet, solving puzzles and quizzes, playing games of skill such as Chess and Bridge, planning vacations, exploring arts and crafts, researching your family tree, publishing websites and blogs, receiving RSS feeds, and keeping in touch with family and friends. This book helps make sure that all of your internet experiences will be safe, enjoyable and useful. It introduces you to the available internet browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Chrome, and covers Windows 8.

The internet is not just for students and businesses, it is there for everyone. Internet for Seniors in easy steps, with its larger type and clear presentation, will help you enjoy it to the full!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840785777
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Series: In Easy Steps
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 800,231
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Michael Price is an accomplished In Easy Steps author, IT journalist and systems consultant with a wide experience of computing systems ranging from mainframes to personal computers.

Sue Price has been teaching adult education classes for the over 20 years. She has taught a wide variety of computing classes in addition to CLAIT courses, to students of all ages, and fully understands the needs of newcomers to computing and of those who wish to develop their IT skills and experience.

Table of Contents

1 Get Started 9

The Internet 10

Internet Services 11

Requirements 12

Internet Enabled Computer 13

Connection Types 14

ISP Account 15

Set Up Internet Connection 16

Start your Browser 17

Internet Explorer Window 18

Other Browser Software 19

Alternative Browsers 20

2 Browse the Internet 21

Web Page Address 22

Open a Web Page 23

Links 24

Follow Links 25

Address Help 26

Add to Favorites 27

Searching 28

Add Search Providers 29

Specific Searches 30

Open New Tab 31

Using Tabs 32

Close Tabs 33

Change Home Page 34

3 Puzzles and Solutions 35

Solve Crosswords 36

Resolve Clues 37

Find Anagrams 38

Look Up Words 39

Crosswords Online 40

Interactive Crosswords 41

Sudoku 42

Solving Puzzles 43

Brain Aerobics 44

Web Encyclopedia 45

Internet Public Library 46

Online Classics 47

Online Reference 48

4 Chess and Bridge 49

Chess Games 50

View Game 51

Play the Computer 52

Chess Server 54

Graphical Interface 55

Chess Tournaments 56

Bridge Online 58

Great Bridge Links 60

Online Bridge Clubs 62

View Bridge Games 64

Log in to BBO 65

Kibitz a Table 66

5 Internet Entertainment 67

What's on TV? 68

Regular TV 70

What's on Radio? 71

Internet Radio 72

Visit CBS TV 74

NBC Services 75

The BBC Website 76

The Movies 77

New York Theatre 78

London Theatre Guide 80

Classical Music Achieves 81

6 Arts and Crafts 83

Web Gallery of Art 84

Visit the Sistine Chapel 85

Watercolor Painting 86

Learn to Draw 87

Video Art Lessons 88

Origami 89

Celtic Knots 90

Cross Stitch 92

Knitting 94

Guilds and Associations 95

Other Crafts 96

7 Travel Plans 97

World Wide Travel 98

Online Travel Agents 99

Book Flights 100

Book your Hotel 102

Book a Rental Car 104

Other Online Travel Agents 105

Loyalty Cards 106

Last-Minute Bookings 107

Name your Own Price 108

Travel Guide 109

Google Maps 110

Plan a Road Trip 112

Print Trip Guide 114

Traffic Reports 115

Weather Reports 116

8 Explore Your Family Tree 117

Introduction to Genealogy 118

Researching your Family Tree 119

About Genealogy 120

Genealogy Charts 122

Vital Records 123

Cyndi's List 124

FamilySearch 125

Ancestry.com 126

US National Archives 128

Other National Archives 129

Immigrant Records 130

9 Digital Photography 131

Tips on the Internet 132

Tutorials 133

Find Inspiration 134

Share Photos Online 135

Upload Photographs 136

View Albums 137

Share Albums 138

Order Prints 140

Storage Policy 142

Other Online Photo Sites 143

PBase Galleries 144

10 For the Grandchildren 145

Create a User Account 146

Set Up Parental Controls 147

Windows Live Family Safety 148

Online Safety 150

Early Learning 152

Familiar Names 154

Basic Skills 156

Homework Help 157

Learn to Type 158

Art Appreciation 159

Foreign Languages 160

Science 161

Understand and Play Music 162

Explore the World 163

Help with Revision 164

11 Keep in Touch 165

Email Communication 166

Create a Webmail Account 167

Access your Mail 168

The Webmail Window 169

Create and Send Mail 170

Manage your Mail 171

Create and Use Folders 172

Webmail Options 173

Attachments 174

Receive Attachments 175

eCards 176

Instant Messaging 177

Sign Up to Skype 178

Add Contacts 179

Make a Call 180

12 Publish on the Internet 181

Access Microsoft SkyDrive 182

SkyDrive for Windows App 184

Share SkyDrive Files 186

Edit or Create SkyDrive Files 188

Build a Website 190

Find Free Website Services 191

Review Web Hosting Sites 192

Webs (Freewebs) 193

Set Up your Site 194

Build and Publish your Site 196

Charity Websites 198

13 Social Networking 199

Online Communities 200

Blogs 201

Create a Blog 202

Post to your Blog 203

Facebook 205

Create a Facebook Profile 206

Facebook Privacy Policy 207

Twitter 208

Find Someone to Follow 209

YouTube 210

14 Internet Security 211

Browser Security 212

Phishing 213

Add-on Manager 214

Pop-up Blocking 215

Delete Browsing History 216

InPrivate Browsing/Filtering 217

Fix My Settings 218

Windows Update 219

Firewall and Malware 220

Website Directory 221

50 Plus Information 222

Communicating 223

Digital Photography 224

Learning 225

For Children 227

Publishing on the Internet 228

Reference Material 229

Travel 230

Sport 231

On-line Utilities 232

Index 233

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