Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

by David Pogue

Series: Pogue's Basics

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  • 9781250053480
  • 9781250053848

New York Times Bestseller!

Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead by dinnertime each day?
When it comes to technology, there's no driver's ed class or government-issued pamphlet covering the essentials. Somehow, you're just supposed to know how to use your phone, tablet, computer, camera, Web browser, e-mail, and social networks. Luckily, award-winning tech expert David Pogue comes to the rescue with Pogue's Basics, a book that will change your relationship with all of the technology in your life.
With wit and authority, Pogue's Basics collects every essential technique for making your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle. Crystal-clear illustrations accompany these 225 easy-to-follow tips.
Tips include:
Make the type bigger on your screen · Bring a wet phone back from the dead · The fastest way to charge an iPad · The 10 best apps to put on your phone · How to type symbols · Bypass annoyingly long voice mail instructions · Use map apps on your phone without an Internet connection · Sign a contract electronically · See what's in a file without opening it · The 12 best free services on the Web · Turn off automatic bullets, lists, and links in Word · Protect yourself from online scams and viruses · Set up an automatic backup system on your computer · What to do about junk e-mail · Send photos so that they don't bounce back · Print or email articles without ads · How to get money for your used electronics · Rename a bunch of files in one fell swoop · Make YouTube videos sharper · and much more.At last, you can lose that nagging, insecure feeling that you're not the master of your own gadgets. The tech tips in Pogue's Basics are all you need—the shortcuts to a happier technological life.

  • Flatiron Books; December 2014
  • ISBN: 9781250053848
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life
  • Series: Pogue's Basics
  • Author: David Pogue
  • Imprint: Flatiron Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781250053480
  • 9781250053848

In The Press

"Reads more like a series of engaging tech columns than a textbook. This book is chock full of tips and tricks that will help you master your devices, email, social networks, and more. Consider it the antidote to a disorganized life." —The Kansas City Star

“Pogue is one of the most astute explorers popular technology has known.... We'd challenge the most confident guru to traverse more than a dozen or so pages without finding a tip that is not only new, but incredibly useful.... Just pick up a copy for yourself. It may not only help you save face, you could find yourself saving a good bit of time and having a lot more fun, too.” —Ric Getter, MacDirectory Magazine

About The Author

DAVID POGUE has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, has given four TED talks, and recently launched Yahoo Tech, a consumer technology site for non-technicians. For thirteen years, he wrote for The New York Times; his weekly tech column frequently ended up on the Top 10 List of the paper's most e-mailed articles. Pogue also writes a monthly column for Scientific American, created the Missing Manual computer-book series, hosts science shows on PBS's NOVA, and appears frequently on CBS Sunday Morning. He has won two Emmys, two Webby awards, and a Loeb award for journalism.