Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life
On Sale: December 9, 2014
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Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping
the space bar? How do you recover photos you’ve deleted by
accident? What can you do if your cell phone’s battery is
dead by dinnertime each day?
When it comes to technology, there’s no driver’s ed class or
government-issued pamphlet covering the essentials. Somehow,
you’re just supposed to know how to use your phone, tablet,
computer, camera, Web browser, e-mail, and social networks.
Luckily, award-winning tech expert David Pogue comes to the
rescue with Pogue’s Basics, a book that will change your
relationship with all of the technology in your life.
With wit and authority, Pogue’s Basics collects every
essential technique for making your gadgets seem easier,
faster, and less of a hassle. Crystal-clear illustrations
accompany these 225 easy-to-follow tips.
Make the type bigger on your screen · Bring a wet phone back
from the dead · The fastest way to charge an iPad · The 10
best apps to put on your phone · How to type symbols ·
Bypass annoyingly long voice mail instructions · Use map
apps on your phone without an Internet connection · Sign a
contract electronically · See what’s in a file without
opening it ·
The 12 best free services on the Web · Turn off automatic
bullets, lists, and links in Word · Protect yourself from
online scams and viruses · Set up an automatic backup system
on your computer · What to do about junk e-mail · Send
photos so that they don’t bounce back · Print or email
articles without ads · How to get money for your used
electronics · Rename a bunch of files in one fell swoop ·
Make YouTube videos sharper · and much more.
At last, you can lose that nagging, insecure feeling that
you’re not the master of your own gadgets. The tech tips in
Pogue’s Basics are all you need—the shortcuts to a happier
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