Laptops and Tablets For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 504

Learn to pick a portable computer, use Windows, and take advantage of the Internet!

Computers are so much a part of life today that you really can't afford to miss out. If you're torn between a laptop and a tablet, here's just what you need to help you decide which to buy. Learn to set up your laptop, work with Windows, use applications and files, shop and pay bills online, keep up with the grandkids, and more.

  • You have choices — learn the characteristics of laptops and tablets and choose what's best for you

  • All about Windows — navigate Windows® 7, customize the display, and explore accessibility features

  • Oh, the things you can do — learn the basics of word processing and spreadsheets so you can be more productive

  • Media mania — upload photos from your digital camera, create a slide show, and download and play music

  • Cruisin' the web — explore the Internet safely and keep up on your favorite hobbies, news, travel plans, and more

  • At home or on the go — discover the convenience of shopping, banking, and paying bills online

  • Keep in touch — use e-mail and webcams, join chats, explore social networks, and share instant messages

  • Safety first — learn to keep your laptop and personal information secure

Open the book and find:

  • Accessories to optimize your laptop experience

  • Tips for managing battery life

  • Helpful tools for vision, hearing, and dexterity challenges

  • How to manage files and folders

  • Gadgets for monitoring news, weather, and more

  • Fun games to enjoy

  • What the cloud is all about

  • Online safety advice

Learn to:

  • Compare laptops and tablets and choose the right one for you

  • Use the built-in touchpad or attach a wireless mouse

  • Shop online, manage data, e-mail, and explore social networks

  • Access music, movies, and photos

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