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Author Levine, John R., author.

Title The Internet for dummies / by John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young.

Publication Info. Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    004.678 LEV 2015    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    004.678 LEV 2015    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    004.678 LEV 2015    Available
Edition 14th edition.
Description xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Includes index.
"A Wiley brand."
Contents Introduction: -- About this book -- How to use this book -- Who are you? -- How this book is organized -- Icons used in this book -- Beyond the book -- Part 1: Getting Started With The Internet: -- What's so great about the Internet?: -- So what is the Internet? -- What's all the hoopla?: -- Anybody can access it -- It's politically, socially, and religiously correct -- Net advantage -- Okay, what next? -- Is The Internet Safe? Viruses, Spyware, Spam, And Other Yucky Stuff: -- Privacy: who's who and what they can tell about you: -- Who is the party to whom I am speaking? -- Safety first -- Phishing for inphormation -- Don't take the bait -- Web bugs track the ads you read -- Cookies can be good -- We know where you are -- Security: how people can take over your PC: -- Viruses arrive by email -- Worms come right over the Net -- Spyware arrives via websites -- Pop-up browser windows pop up all over the place -- What's the secret word, Harry? -- Spam, bacon, spam, eggs, and spam: -- Why it's called spam -- Why it's so bad -- What you can do about it -- Safety: how to keep yourself and your family safe -- Kids and the Internet: -- Really cool ways kids use the Net -- So-so ways kids use the Net -- Not-so-good ways kids use the Net -- Truly brain-dead things kids should never do -- Internet and little kids -- Surf safe -- Sell, sell, sell! -- Who's online? -- Internet in schools -- Few useful Websites -- Part 2: Internet, Here I Come!: -- Assembling your gear and climbing on the Net: -- What kind of device do you need?: -- Hey, I don't even have a computer! -- Yup, I have this old, beige box in the closet -- Yup, I got a brand-new BitBucket 2015 -- Yup, I'm getting a tablet such as an iPad -- Yup, I got this little smartphone -- Types of Internet connections -- Internet via Smartphones and Tablets -- Getting Wi-Fi with your Latte: -- Wi-Fi can be free, or not -- Connecting to Wi-Fi from a tablet or phone -- Connecting to Wi-Fi from a laptop -- Airports, hotels, and beyond -- Wi-Fi and email don't mix -- Speedy connections: DSL and cable Internet: -- What is broadband, anyway? -- What's in an account? -- Cable and DSL modems -- How your computer connects to the modem -- Getting your cable Internet hooked up -- Getting your DSL hooked up -- Wires galore! -- After the DSL or cable connection -- Checking your DSL or cable connection -- I'm in! -- Essential software to keep your system safe: -- Walling out the bad guys -- No viruses need apply -- Detecting spyware -- Our favorite Internet setup -- You're connected: now what? -- Setting up your own network or Wi-Fi hotspot: -- Just one computer for Internet access? naah -- First, make a LAN: -- Box in the middle: a hub, switch, or router -- Setting up a router: -- Configuring routers for DSL connections that require a username and password -- Connecting your LAN to the modem -- Wiring your computers into a LAN -- Forget the wires: go Wi-Fi! -- Set a password, for Pete's sake! -- Making the Wi-Fi connection -- Shortcut setup with WPS -- Home and office setup -- Welcome to the wild, wonderful, wacky web: -- What is the world wide web?: -- Linking web pages -- Finding the page you want -- Where's that page? -- Browsing to points unknown -- Web surfing with your browser: -- Getting around -- Backward, ho! -- Going places -- Good place to start browsing -- What not to click -- This page looks funny or out of date -- Get me outta here -- Viewing lots of web pages at the same time: -- Wild window mania -- Tab dancing -- Browsing from you Smartphone or Tablet -- Getting and installing a browser: -- Getting the program -- Running a new browser for the first time -- Taking your browser for a spin: -- Saving stuff from the web: -- Saving text from a page -- Saving an image -- Printing pages -- Few of your favorite things: -- Bookmarking with Firefox -- Creating one-click bookmarks in Firefox -- Storing favorites in Internet Explorer -- Creating one-click bookmarks in Internet Explorer -- Adding web pages to your Windows taskbar -- Bookmarking (including one-click) with Chrome -- One click and drag bookmarking with Safari -- Filling in forms -- Knowing where to start: -- Specifying where Firefox starts -- Configuring Internet Explorer start and home pages -- Telling Chrome what to display at start-up -- Setting Safari's home page -- Who can remember all those passwords?: -- Storing passwords in Firefox -- Storing passwords in Internet Explorer -- Storing passwords in Chrome -- Storing passwords in Safari -- Cookies are (usually) your friends: -- Burning cookies in Firefox Exploring cookies in Internet Explorer -- Cookies and Chrome -- Safari with cookies -- Where have you been?: -- Your browsing history -- Oh, nowhere, really -- Blocking pop-up Windows: -- No pop-ups in Firefox -- Blocking pop-ups in Internet Explorer -- Chrome and pop-ups -- Safari stops pop-ups -- When browses go bad -- Getting plugged in with plug-ins: -- Four essential plug-ins -- How to use plug-ins -- Part 3: Hanging Out With Friends Online: -- It's in the mail: sending and receiving email: -- What's my address?: -- Domain part -- Username part -- Getting your own mailbox -- Putting it all together -- I would read my mail how? -- Web is a fine place to read your email: -- Reading webmail -- Sending email with webmail -- Doing email on your Smartphone or Tablet: -- Setting up your mail program on a phone or tablet -- Reading your email on a phone or tablet -- Sending email on a phone or tablet -- Reading your email in a mail program: -- Mail servers galore -- Some popular mail programs -- Setting up Outlook -- Setting up Apple mail -- Sending mail is easy -- Mail coming your way: -- Reading your messages -- Deleting messages the quick-and-easy way -- To whom do I write? -- Avoiding viruses, malware, and other mailborne annoyances --
Putting your mail in its place: -- Few words from the etiquette ladies: -- Flame off! -- Smile! -- Spam: kill, kill, kill!: -- Filtering spam in webmail -- Filtering spam on a phone or tablet -- Filtering spam in Outlook -- Filtering spam in Apple mail -- Back to you, Sam: replying to mail -- Keeping track of your friends: -- Who's who -- Addressing messages the easy way -- Hot potatoes: forwarding mail -- Cold potatoes: saving mail: -- Filing messages in webmail systems -- Filing messages on a smartphone or tablet -- Filing messages in Outlook -- Filing messages in Apple mail -- Sending files by email: -- Attachment can be good -- Forming attachments -- Getting attached -- Getting social with Facebook and Google+: -- Facebook isn't the only social network -- Getting started with Facebook: -- Facebook in your browser -- Facebook in your pocket -- Expanding your profile: -- Connecting with your friends -- Groups of friends -- Do you want the whole world to see this? -- An ounce of prevention -- Don't miss a thing that happens: -- Updating your status -- Responding to and arguing with your friends: -- Keeping an eye on the news feed -- Sending messages -- Hiding and unfriending -- Facebook galore -- Google goes social with Google+: -- Hanging out on Google -- Tweeting about your life: -- Getting started: -- Twitter in your browser -- Twitter on our phone or tablet -- Reading tweets and following twitterers: -- Searching the universe of tweets -- What's with all this weird punctuation? -- Hey, I like this person's tweets -- How to not become overwhelmed by all those tweets: -- Lists of your twitter friends -- Saving your searches -- Preparing to tweet: -- Your twitter profile -- Private tweeting -- How to tweet: -- Hashtags identify keywords -- Including a web address in your tweet -- Replying and retweeting -- I'm talking only to you: direct messages -- Let's all tweet at the same time -- Getting serious about twitter -- Typing and talking online: -- One-to-one text chat: -- Chatting via Facebook -- Text chat via Google -- Abbreviations and smileys for chat -- Adding voices and faces: -- Say what? Hooking up the sound -- I see you! -- Hanging out in Google hangouts -- Good viber-ations -- Voice and video chat using skype -- Other skype features -- Around the virtual town pump: -- Participating in Facebook groups -- I read it on Reddit -- Mailing lists: are you sure that this isn't junk mail? -- Posting to message boards -- Look who's chatting: -- Where is everyone chatting? -- Who am I? -- Type or talk? -- Getting used to chat culture -- Part 4: Web Is Full Of Cool Stuff: -- Needles and haystacks: finding almost anything online: -- Your basic search strategy -- Search, Ho!: -- Google, our favorite search engine -- Refining your search -- Even more Google options -- Bing! -- Browsing with directories: -- Yahoo! For directories -- For facts, try Wikipedia first -- Usual suspects: other useful search sites -- Finding people: -- Looking for email addresses -- Googling for people -- Using other people-search sites -- We're from your browser, and we're here to help you -- Too many toolbars -- Music and video on the Web: -- Seven ways to get media and one way not to: -- Receiving media as gift -- Borrowing media by streaming it -- Buying media -- Playing media from CDs or DVDs you already own -- Subscribing to media services -- Sharing media -- Renting media -- Stealing media-um, no -- What are you listening with?: -- iTunes -- Windows media player -- Okay, how about some music?: -- Copying music from your own CDs -- Organizing your music with iTunes -- Making playlists -- Subscribing to podcasts: -- Subscribing to podcasts on the web -- Subscribing to podcast with iTunes -- Playing music and podcasts -- Listening to Internet radio: -- Tuning in to a station -- Making your own station -- Watching movies on the web: -- YouTube thing -- Putting the "you" in YouTube -- Watching movies -- Watching TV -- More shopping, less dropping: -- Shopping online: pros and cons -- Credit card question -- Paying at the store -- How little do you want to pay? -- Up, up, and away: -- Theory of airline tickets -- More about online airlines -- Even more places to shop: -- Auctions and used stuff -- Craigslist -- Books, music, and more -- Clothes -- Computers -- Food -- More opinions than than you ever imagined -- Travel and food -- Vroom, vroom -- Real Estate: -- Real estate, temporary version -- Questions and answers -- Banking, bill paying, and investing online: -- Going to the bank without ever leaving home: -- Transferring money between bank accounts -- Paying bills online -- Taking advantage of other online bank services -- Checking out a few recommended banks -- Trying out combo banking -- Dealing with credit cards -- Pay for your stuff with PayPal -- Send money to you pals -- Investing your money online: -- Mutual funds -- Stockbrokers -- Portfolio tracking -- Budgeting tools -- Part 5: Putting Your Own Stuff On The Web: -- Making a splash online: -- Ways to go public on the web -- Say "cheese!" -- Organizing your photos, too -- Sharing documents and calendars: -- Creating a Google document -- Sharing the wealth -- Making and sharing an online calendar -- Looking beyond Google docs -- Plain old files in the cloud -- Making your own website: -- Page creators abound -- What do you say? -- Setting up an online shop -- Bogging: world reads your diary: -- What's in a blog?: -- How to read a blog -- More phots than text -- Commenting on blogs -- Curated super-blogs -- Subscribing to blogs -- Writing your won blog: -- Finding a place for your blog -- Going postal -- Illustrating our blog -- Blogging in song -- Part 6: Parts Of Tens: -- Ten fun things you can do online: -- Share pictures and videos with your friends and family -- Watch movies, TV, and ads -- Listen to current and classic radio programs -- Play checkers or bridge -- Play lots more online games -- Find out what your stuff is worth -- Build your own jumbo jet -- Visit art museums around the world -- Tour the earth -- Tour the solar system -- Build your own world -- Read the comics -- Share your screen with a friend -- Ten worthwhile things to do online: -- Feed the hungry -- Support a charity while you shop -- Find charities that don't waste money -- Become a microfinancier or a philanthropist -- Educate yourself -- Edit an encyclopedia -- Digitize old books -- Search for extraterrestrial life or cure cancer -- Mentor a teenager or young adult online -- Adopt a kid -- Index.
Summary Overview: If you've been feeling left behind while the world went online, wait no longer! With this friendly guide to translate Internet jargon, you'll find joining the online revolution is easy and a whole lot of fun. This fully updated edition gets you up to speed on broadband, wireless connections, e-mail, blogging, Google, and even maintaining a safety net on the Net.
Subject Internet -- Amateurs' manuals.
Added Author Young, Margaret Levine, author.
ISBN 1118967690

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