Is This Thing On?

Is This Thing On?

A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

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Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On?, is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised and updated to keep pace with the fast-changing digital landscape, covering tablets, apps, video streaming, social media, and much more.

With the skill and assurance of a teacher who for over 20 years has personally taught computer skills to thousands of seniors and technophobes, Stokes covers it all: How to choose, buy, and start using the computer or tablet that’s just right for you, plus how to set everything up for maximum comfort and safety. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for email, understand and use search engines, and get started with essential skills like word processing and text messaging. How to choose, buy, and start using a smartphone. How to take and share digital photographs and videos. How to discover online communities and participate in social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs. How to explore the world of apps, online music, streaming movies, and ebooks. And, importantly, online security— including what to do when things go wrong. Appendices include both Apple and PC keyboard shortcuts and 200 recommended websites and 100 apps; there are FAQs at the end of each chapter and tips and tricks throughout. An all-new companion website—AskAbbyStokes.com—will include video tutorials explaining the latest technologies.

Now updated and revised, the user-friendliest, most reassuring, jargon-free, smartest, and most comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to all things technology (computers, tablets, smartphones, and more) for seniors.
 


Baker & Taylor
A manual for novice computer users covers everything one needs to know to enter the computer age, including how to select and set up a computer, how to use smartphones and tablets, and how to navigate the social networking sites.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Workman Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: Third edition, completely revised and updated
Description: 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780761183808
0761183809
9780761184942
0761184945
Branch Call Number: 004.16 Sto
Additional Contributors: Yale, Susan Hunt
Sloan, Michael

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