Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Online

    1. Chapter 1 Getting Online

      1. Broadband Connections (Fast)
      2. Dial-Up Connections (Slow)
      3. Wireless Connections (Awesome)
      4. Software
      5. Advanced Connection Tricks (Windows)
      6. Advanced Connection Tricks (Mac OS X)
    2. Chapter 2 Surfing the Web

      1. Your First Web Page
      2. Portals: Dashboards of the Web
      3. Browser Choices
  2. Finding Information

    1. Chapter 3 How to Search the Web

      1. Search Basics
      2. Directories at Your Service
    2. Chapter 4 Searching by Information Type

      1. White Pages, Yellow Pages
      2. Driving Directions
      3. Health and Medicine
      4. Job Hunting
      5. Getting the Facts
      6. Word Definitions
    3. Chapter 5 News and Blogs

      1. News Sites
      2. Online Newspapers
      3. Sports, Weather, and Entertainment
      4. Blogs
      5. Feeds: Having the News Come to You
    4. Chapter 6 Reviews and Ratings

      1. Movies
      2. Restaurants
      3. Music
      4. Books
      5. Consumer Electronics
      6. Cars
  3. Shopping, Travel, and Finance

    1. Chapter 7 Shopping

      1. How to Shop Online
      2. The Top Shopping Sites
      3. Finding Good Deals
      4. Shopping for Big-Ticket Items
    2. Chapter 8 Planning Trips

      1. Booking Tickets and Reservations
      2. Last-Minute Deals
    3. Chapter 9 Finance

      1. Online Banking
      2. Finding Loans Online
      3. Trading Online and Tracking Investments
      4. Doing Your Taxes Online
  4. Entertainment and Media

    1. Chapter 10 Games and Gambling

      1. Games for the Whole Family
      2. Shoot 'Em Up Games
      3. Massive Multiplayer Games
      4. Virtual Worlds
      5. Fantasy Sports
      6. Gambling
    2. Chapter 11 Music and Audio

      1. Digital Audio and the Internet
      2. Listening to Digital Audio
      3. Online Music Stores
      4. Streaming Music Sites
      5. Internet Radio
      6. Podcasts
    3. Chapter 12 Videos, Movies, and TV

      1. Videos and Movies Online
      2. DVDs by Mail
      3. Watching Webcams
    4. Chapter 13 Photos

      1. Finding Photos
      2. Sharing Photos Online
      3. Sending Photos to a Printing Service
      4. Sending Photos via Email
  5. Communicating with Others

    1. Chapter 14 Email

      1. Email Program vs. Web-Based Email
      2. Setting Up Your Email Program
      3. Writing and Sending Messages
      4. Reading and Organizing Email
      5. Fighting Email Pests
    2. Chapter 15 Instant Messages and Chat

      1. Instant Messaging: An Introduction
      2. IM Services: The Catalog
    3. Chapter 16 Discussion Groups

      1. Finding and Searching Groups
      2. Creating New Groups
    4. Chapter 17 Social Networking

      1. Socializing and Dating Services
      2. Professional Networking
    5. Chapter 18 Skype & VoIP: Internet Phones

      1. Skype: Computer-to-Phone Plans
      2. Phone-to-Phone Plans
  6. Internet Power and Protection

    1. Chapter 19 Your Own Blogs, Web Sites, and Podcasts

      1. Blogs
      2. Super-Simple Web Pages
      3. Professional Web Sites
      4. Podcasts
    2. Chapter 20 Living on the Web

      1. Online Backup and Storage
      2. Online Word Processing Programs
      3. Project Planning and Group Calendars
      4. Online Meetings/Web Conferencing
    3. Chapter 21 Staying Safe

      1. Know Your Enemies
      2. Fighting Internet Pests
      3. Defeating Spyware
      4. Controlling Cookies
      5. Phishing Lures
      6. Sealing Your Computer's Firewall
      7. Protecting Your Kids
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