Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2012
Pages: 408

Discover what you've been missing! Start exploring all you and your computer can do

Computers are a part of life today. This friendly book helps you get comfortable with your computer, and you won't even have to ask a grandchild to explain it all. Here are pointers on choosing a computer and steps for using Windows 8, working with apps, getting online, keeping in touch via e-mail and chat, playing music and movies, and much more!

  • If you haven't made a decision — compare types of computers and choose what's best for you
  • Get set up — connect a monitor, explore the interface, connect a printer, and use a mouse
  • Get things done — work with Windows 8 and various software programs, including built-in apps that make life easier
  • Move online — learn to browse the web with Internet Explorer, set up and use e-mail, connect with others, and protect your personal information
  • Have some fun — buy and play movies and music, upload photos from your digital camera, and go shopping without leaving your home
  • Branch out — explore social networks, check out blogs, and share photos and videos
  • Handle basic maintenance — use Windows tools to protect your data, learn about networks, and keep your computer virus-free

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on customizing the Windows 8 Start screen
  • Help for vision, hearing, and dexterity challenges
  • All about files and folders
  • What apps are and where to find them
  • The advantages of using the cloud
  • Online safety tips
  • How to share photos and video
  • Ways to keep Windows running smoothly

Learn to:

  • Choose the right computer, get set up, and get online
  • Use the new features of Windows® 8
  • Exchange e-mails and share photos with family and friends
  • Bank and pay bills online, safely
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