A Do-It-Yourself Guide To Troubleshooting and Repairing Your EASY, comprehensive technology troubleshooter! PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theater and more—all in one book! We all use technology—and we all have problems with it. Don’t get frustrated… and don’t waste money on costly repair or support calls! Solve the problems yourself, with the one guide that makes it easy: The PC and Gadget Help Desk. Using clear pictures, handy “symptom tables,” and easy-to-use flowcharts, Mark Edward Soper walks you step-by-step through identifying, solving, and preventinghundreds of today’s most aggravating tech problems. Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together! Regain lost Internet access and fix broken Wi-Fi connections Solve problems with viewing and sharing media or other files Track down power problems wherever they arise Troubleshoot printing problems and print from smartphones or tablets Fix missing video or audio on your HDTV or home theater system Get syncing working right on your Apple or Android device Improve your PC’s 3D gaming performance Identify and replace flaky memory chips Prevent overheating that can damage your equipment Solve common problems with digital cameras and DV camcorders Troubleshoot iOS or Android antennas, updates, screens, and connectivity Get FaceTime working right on your iPhone or iPad Troubleshoot eReaders and display your eBooks on additional devices Sensibly decide whether to upgrade, repair, or replace Mark Edward Soper has spent 30 years as an instructor and corporate trainer, helping thousands of people work more happily with personal technology. He is the author of PC Help Desk in a Book, and is the co-author of Leo Laporte’s PC Help Desk, as well as more than 25 other books on Windows, digital imaging, networking, the Internet, IT certification, and computer troubleshooting. Soper is a CompTIA A+ Certified computer technician and Microsoft Certified Professional. BONUS ONLINE VIDEOS: Includes access to free, studio-quality how-to videos that make troubleshooting and repair even easier!
"PCs, smartphones, tablets, networks, cameras, home theater and more--all in one book! We all use technology--and we all have problems with it. Don't get frustrated ... and don't waste money on costly repair or support calls! Solve the problems yourself, with the one guide that makes it easy: The PC and Gadget Help Desk. Using clear pictures, handy "symptom tables," and easy-to-use flowcharts, Mark Edward Soper walks you step-by-step through identifying, solving, and preventing hundreds of today's most aggravating tech problems. Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together!"--
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. Learn how to... · Use the improved Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Start menu in standard and Tablet mode versions · Add extensions to the Microsoft Edge browser to translate foreign-language web pages and much more · Keep your information safe with improved File History and Backup · Use OneDrive® cloud storage to save space on your tablets and computers · Create reminders using Cortana’s voice recognition and Sticky Notes integration · Enjoy and shop for your favorite apps, movies, music, and TV shows · Manage and protect your home network · Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse—use Windows 10 your way!
Visual, step-by-step hands-on tutorials for the most common tasks a user needs to perform. Updated for the 2017 Spring and Fall Creator releases of Windows 10. See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. Learn how to… • Use the improved Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Start menu in Desktop and Tablet mode versions • Discover exciting new 3D and mixed reality apps • Share your wireless Internet connection with smartphones, tablets, and PCs • Use Cortana with more apps and new Cortana-enabled speakers • Use the new OneDrive Files on Demand feature for easy access to files stored in the cloud • Use Windows Ink to enhance your photos and make map directions more powerful • Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse—use Windows 10 your way!
A standard for help desk professionals and those considering becoming support professionals, this text focuses on key information for user support professionals, including decision making, communicating successfully with a client, determining the client's specific needs, and writing for the end user. This text has been updated to reflect the latest in support industry trends, especially the use of Web and email-based support. For those considering entering the field, alternate career paths for user-support workers are described. This edition has retained and updated the CloseUp feature, which details real-life scenarios of working professionals and issues in the workplace. With balanced coverage of both people skills and technical skills, this book is an excellent resource for those in the technical-support field.
The first step towards an IT career, and the clear pathway to more advanced certifications, CompTIA IT Fundamentals demonstrates your understanding of basic IT concepts, terminology, infrastructure, applications, software development concepts, database fundamentals, and security. CompTIA IT Fundamentals Cert Guide is the comprehensive self-study resource for the updated FC0-U61 version of this exam. Designed for all CompTIA IT Fundamentals candidates, this full-color guide covers every exam objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. You'll find: Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge upfront and focus your study more efficiently Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to practice Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list you must know Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan A customizable practice test library Practical guidance on next steps and more advanced certifications This guide offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of all CompTIA IT Fundamentals topics related to: IT concepts and terminology, including data types, input, processing, output, storage, the value of data and information, and basic troubleshooting methods Infrastructure, including I/O hardware, peripheral setup and installation, internal computer components, Internet service types, storage types, computing devices, and networking Applications and software, including software management, operating system components, software types and uses, application architecture and delivery models, web browser configuration, application concepts, and best practices Software development concepts, including types of programming languages, programming organization techniques and logic, and basic programming concepts Database concepts, purposes, structures, and interfaces Security issues, including confidentiality, integrity, and availability; best practices for securing devices; behavioural security concepts; authentication, authorization, password best practices; encryption; and business continuity concepts
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