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The Internet Gigabook For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 928 pages
File size: 26.1 Mb

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* At 900+ pages, this GigaBook delivers more Internet guidance than any other general reference on the market
* Shows how to make the most of the Internet’s hottest sites and services, including eBay, Google, iTunes, and Yahoo!
* Offers complete coverage of the basics-from signing up to e-mail and Web browsing
* Comes with handy reusable peel-and-stick reference tabs to help readers save their place or mark their favorite pages
* Collects unbeatable content from some of today’s bestselling For Dummies authors, including Marsha Collier (eBay For Dummies; 0-7645-5654-1), John Levine and Margaret Levine Young (The Internet For Dummies; 0-7645-4173-0), Brad Hill (Google For Dummies; 0-7645-4420-9), and Tony Bove and Cheryl Rhodes (iPod and iTunes For Dummies; 0-7645-4449-7)


The Everyday Internet All In One Desk Reference For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 624 pages
File size: 10.8 Mb

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The Internet made its way into everyday life as a tool people used occasionally to keep in touch with friends and gather information for personal or business needs. Now, thanks to high-speed connections, wireless access, and safe and powerful Web sites, the Internet has become the main means for handling personal finance, shopping for big-ticket items, and communicating with people around the world. It’s to the point where many people can’t get through the day without turning to the Internet to get things accomplished.
The Everyday Internet All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the complete resource for casual Internet users who are looking to make the jump to becoming experienced navigators of the wired world. Written by Internet guru Peter Weverka, this book walks readers through the basics of going online before heading into the realms of online bargain shopping, bill paying, personal finance, keeping up with hobbies, and even setting up an online business.
* The material is broken into mini-books that make it easier to find an answer and keep moving along the online highway
* This book clarifies all the mysteries of how to use the Internet to make everyday life simpler
* Covers key Internet properties like eBay, Google, and Yahoo! as well as favorite tasks like playing games, tracing family roots, and keeping a diary online


PCs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 788 pages
File size: 17.1Mb

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* Covers the most popular PC applications and tools available today, fully revised to include Windows XP, Office ”X,” Works 7, and basic Internet, digital photography, and home networking
* Walks the reader through setting up a computer, navigating the Windows desktop, using e-mail, exploring the Internet, and much more
* Convenient minibook format makes it easy to find desired information quickly


Negotiating For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 6.9 Mb

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Unless you live alone in a cave, you spend a good part of each day negotiating – with your boss, your staff, your vendors, or clients, with your spouse, your kids, and even your neighbor with the rambunctious rottweiler. Negotiating is all about getting what you want in life. And whether it’s closing a multimillion-dollar deal, buying a home, or debating body-piercings with your teenager, the basic negotiating skills required are always the same. You’d be surprised how quickly you can master those skills, with the right coach to guide you, and you’d be amazed at how you’re life can be transformed once you do.
Get ready to be transformed. Negotiating For Dummies offers a new approach to getting what you want in life, based on personal integrity and persuasion, not tricks and coercion. In plain English, master negotiators Michael and Mimi Donaldson explain the six steps to successful negotiations and arm you with tested-in-the-trenches techniques that help you:
* Get people to do what you want without threats or deceit
* Always negotiate from a position of strength
* Achieve win-win results in every negotiation
* Build trust, goodwill, and mutual respect
* Communicate more clearly and effectively
* Advance your career
* Reduce stress in your everyday life
Stop spinning your wheels in endless debate and miscommunication. Discover how much easier and more rewarding life can be once you’ve mastered the simple, easy-to-master methods for:
* Identifying your values and creating a mission statement
* Developing a plan based on thorough research and putting it into action
* Setting limits and sticking to them
* Maintaining your emotional distance
* Fine-tuning your listening skills
* Communicating clearly and handling hot -button issues with grace
* Reading signs of resistance and receptivity
* Dressing for success
* Monitoring and controlling your body language
* Closing the deal
How well you do, how happy you are , and whether you get what you want, or get passed over, have a lot to do with how good a negotiator you are. Let Negotiating For Dummies show you how to become a master negotiator.


Personal Finance For Dummies

Publisher: IDG Books Worldwide
Paperback: 504 pages
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The bestselling Personal Finance For Dummies has helped countless readers budget their funds successfully, rein in debt, and build a strong foundation for the future. Now, renowned financial counselor Eric Tyson combines his time-tested financial advice along with updates to his strategies that reflect changing market conditions, giving you a better-than-ever guide to taking an honest look at your current financial health and setting realistic goals for the future.
Inside, you’ll find techniques for tracking expenditures, reducing spending, and getting out from under the burden of high-interest debt. Tyson explains the basics of investing in plain English, as well as risks, returns, investment options, and popular investment strategies. He also covers ways to save for college and special events, tame your taxes, and financially survive the twists and turns that life delivers. .
* The bestselling, tried-and-true guide to taking control of finances, now updated to cover current market conditions
* Provides concrete, actionable advice for anyone facing great economic hardship
* Helps you avoid or get out of debt and budget funds more successfully
* Eric Tyson, MBA, is a nationally recognized personal finance counselor and the author of numerous For Dummies titles, including Home Buying For Dummies, Investing For Dummies, and Mutual Funds For Dummies, among others
There’s no need to stress over an uncertain economy-just read Personal Finance For Dummies and protect your financial future!


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Football For Dummies

Publisher: Hungry Minds
Paperback: 407 pages
File size: 5.8 Mb

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”Howie’s book has got it all!” Jimmy Johnson, Former Head Coach, Miami Dolphins Praise for Football for Dummies ”Full of insights, strategies, and me!” — Terry Bradshaw, FOX NFL Commentator and Former NFL Quarterback ”Howie’s passion and enthusiasm for football comes through on every page!” — John Elway, Quarterback, MVP, Super Bowl XXXIII ”Football For Dummies has all the answers and more!” — Bill Cowher, Head Coach, Pittsburgh Steelers
Your playbook for positions, rules, and penalties
Decipher the Xs and Os — from the Zone Blitz to the Run-and-Shoot You won’t have to fumble around for expert football advice using this friendly guide. Tackle the intricacies of the game with these tips on everything from plays and strategies to youth teams and fantasy football leagues. Whether you’re a player, fan, parent, or coach, you’ll find these pointers from one of football’s greats invaluable.


High Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 792 pages
File size: 10.2 Mb

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Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? Why buy ten books that cover each of the major topics you need to understand, when High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you ten expert guide for the price of one?

This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and exchange-traded funds. You’ll find out how to trade on the FOREX market, evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. And, you’ll get up to speed on using business fundamentals and technical analysis to help you make smarter decisions and maximize your returns. You’ll also find ways to be as aggressive as your personality and bank account allow, without taking foolish or excessive risks. Discover how to:
* Conduct preliminary research
* Evaluate businesses
* Invest for growth and income
* Minimize your investing risk
* Read financial statements
* Understand your tax obligations
* Trade foreign currencies, futures, and options
* Get a feel for markets and react quickly to fluctuations
* Spot and forecast pricing trends
* Take advantage of online trading innovations
The key to expanding your investment opportunities successfully is information. Whether you’re just beginning to explore more advanced investing or have been dabbling in it for a while, High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you the information, strategies, and techniques you need to make your financial dreams come true.


Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 14.5 Mb

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Transform your PC into a glitch-free, turbocharged, multimedia machine
Want to add punch to your PC? This handy reference helps add power to your old computer. Easy steps show you how to add memory, update your virus protection, get your PC ready for Windows Vista or rev it up as a cool entertainment center capable of recording TV shows or hearing DVDs in surround sound.
* Move files from an old PC to a new one
* Upgrade to Windows Vista
* Get rid of computer viruses
* Configure a wireless network
* Add a TV tuner and DVD burner


Stock Investing For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 6.1 Mb

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Packed with tips for building wealth and holding on to it
Put together a successful stock portfolio — even in a bear market!
Do stocks have you stumped? This easy-to-follow, reassuring guide helps you become a well-informed investor, with practical, proven strategies for choosing the right broker, making winning stock picks, and knowing when not to invest.


Resumes For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 6.1 Mb

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Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you’re offered an interview? With reinvented recruiting technology, unmanageable millions of resumes choking employer databases, and government mandates in the name of diversity, a gigantic change has occurred in the recruiting world over the past several years—and it demands a fresh look at how you write and market your resumes.
Whether you’re entering the job market for the first time, changing jobs, or changing careers, Resumes for Dummies, 5th Edition will show you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and job finding. With 85% new content added since the previous edition, this up-to-date guide gives you the very latest strategies on how to create, and more importantly, distribute your resume in today’s new job search environment. You’ll learn:
* Why most generic online resumes fail
* How to customize resumes for each job opening
* New quick ways to find the right jobs
* How to use meta search engines to your advantage
* Why both digital and print versions of resumes are still needed
* How to use resumes interactively
* The resume basics that still knock ‘em dead
* How to create resumes for your life’s changing phases
* What to do after you send them your resume
With a wealth of sample resumes—organized by industry and career field, experience level and age, and special circumstances—along with tips on choosing professional resume help and other valuable resources, Resumes for Dummies will help you get noticed in a universe saturated with billions of resumes and more on the way.


Building a Web Site For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 9.1 Mb

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The number of Internet sites has tripled in the last three years, which means that more and more businesses, organizations, and individuals are building Web sites. Filled with pointers on devising a building plan, registering a site name, developing server space, and filling a site with eye-catching pages, this friendly guide will help you transform simple Web pages into professional Web sites.


Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies 2nd Edition

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 352 pages
File size: 20.2 Mb

Product Description:
Understanding exactly how a digital SLR (dSLR) works can help you use its exciting capabilities to their fullest potential. Whether you aim to become a serious photo hobbyist, are interested in turning pro, or want to take advantage of the improved control that dSLRs give you over your photography, this fun and friendly reference will show you how to maximize everything a dSLR has to offer so that you can improve your photography skills, increase your picture-taking and image-editing knowledge, and ultimately, take better photos.
Written with just the right balance of technology and techniques in mind, this guide provides you with the know-how on everything from getting acquainted with the basic key features of the technology (lenses, sensors and image processors, and exposure and focusing systems) to the nuances of various dSLR techniques (setting up speedy continuous-shooting burst modes to capture fast action, applying selective and sharp focus, and shooting under the lowest levels of light). Other topics explored include:
* Composing your shots with an accurate viewfinder
* Deciding how many pixels your camera needs
* Cleaning the sensor yourself
* Choosing between a tripod or monopod
* Adjusting exposure and improving shutter speed
* Creating time-lapse sequences
* Fixing murky or contrasting photos
With so much subject area covered, Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies, 2nd Edition not only introduces you to the fundamentals of great picture-taking with a dSLR, but goes beyond the basics. Some of the more advanced topics discussed include working with the various formats of digital photos, minimizing shutter lag and first-shot delays, and fixing up your pictures with various image-editing programs. This is just the book you need to progress from getting started with a dSLR to actually improving your dSLR photography!


Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 5.0 Mb

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If you’re a small business owner, managing the financial affairs of your business can seem like a daunting task—and it’s one that far too many people muddle through rather than seek help. Now, there’s a tool-packed guide designed to help you manage your finances and run your business successfully!
Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies explains step by step how to handle all your financial affairs, from preparing financial statements and managing cash flow to streamlining the accounting process, requesting bank loans, increasing profits, and much more. You’ll discover how to:
* Plan a budget and forecast
* Streamline the accounting process
* Improve your profit and cash flow
* Make better decisions with a profit model
* Raise capital and request loans
* Invest company money wisely
* Keep your business solvent
* Choose your legal entity for income tax
* Avoid common management pitfalls
* Put a market value on your business
Complete with ten rules for small business survival and a financial glossary, Small Business Financial Management Kit For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get your finances in order, perk up your profits, and thrive long term!


Blogging For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 12.7 Mb

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If you want to give yourself a Web presence without spending a lot of time or money, a blog is your answer and this is your guide. Blogs (Web logs) are short, diary-like entries on a Web site that has a chronological, journal format. Fun or informative, but not formal, blogs are easy to set up, maintain, and update. You can share your personal, stream-of-consciousness musings or your expertise on any subject ranging from your family vacation to world peace. This guide helps beginners (even technophobes) get started fast, with the essential info on:
* The elements of blogs, such as entries, sidebars, categories, comments, and index pages
* The different types of hosting services, from free to fee and from ”turn key” services that are easy-to-use to DIY programs
* Details on two popular, free ”social community” hosted Web services that are ideal for casual bloggers—MSN Spaces and Yahoo! 360
* The scoop on Blogger, a popular free hosted service that has some community tools like the social networks, but is basically blog-intensive
* DIY blogging, covering three of the most powerful and flexible blog programs—Movable Type, WordPress, and Radio Userland
* Hooking into RSS feeds to distribute your blog entries beyond your site
* Choosing a newsreader
* Ways to raise the visibility of your blog and make money from blogging
Complete with step-by-step instructions and lots of screen shots, this guide walks you through everything from setting up your blog and posting your first entry to adding photos, audio, and more. It includes the URLs of lots of sample sites to see to give you an idea of blog possibilities. In addition to the essential how-to, it fills you in on:
* The blogosphere, blog culture and etiquette, snarks, macrologues, and more
* Moblogs that let you post entries remotely using your portable computer, PDA, or cell phone
* Buying a domain through a registrar such as Network Solutions,, or Go Daddy
* MP3 blogs, vlogs (videoblogs), photoblogging, audioblogging, podcasting, and more
You know you have something to say, whether it’s heavy stuff or just your thought for the day. Make your opinions known. Get your photos shown. With Blogging For Dummies, you’ll soon be blogging with the best of ‘em.


A+ Certification For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 567 pages
File size: 7.0 Mb

Product Description:
A+ Certification For Dummies 3rd Edition is a no-nonsense, easy-to-use reference and study guide for the A+ Core Hardware exam and the OS Technologies exam! It focuses on all the things you need to know to pass these tests, providing background information to help you understand some of the more complex concepts and technologies.
Study guide for a+ exam prepared by a CompTIA-certified expert. Includes tips, practice exams (i.e act as a+ certification training).
A+ Certification For Dummies helps you handle on all the subjects, including: Building and deconstructing a PC,Operating Systems basics,Profiles of Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, and XP,Making network connections,Working with the network,Sharing the internet.


Beginning Programming For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 398 pages
File size: 7.6 Mb

Product Description:
Do you think the programmers who work at your office are magical wizards who hold special powers that manipulate your computer? Believe it or not, anyone can learn how to write programs, and it doesn’t take a higher math and science education to start.
Beginning Programming for Dummies shows you how computer programming works without all the technical details or hard programming language. It explores the common parts of every computer programming language and how to write for multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. This easily accessible guide provides you with the tools you need to:
* Create programs and divide them into subprograms
* Develop variables and use constants
* Manipulate strings and convert them into numbers
* Use an array as storage space
* Reuse and rewrite code
* Isolate data
* Create a user interface
* Write programs for the Internet
* Utilize JavaScript and Java Applets
With Beginning Programming of Dummies, you can take charge of your computer and begin programming today!


Mobile Internet For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 296 pages
File size: 7.7 Mb

Product Description:
You’re on the go all the time — maybe for business, maybe because it’s a byproduct of your busy lifestyle. But either way, your life would be easier if you had Internet access wherever you are.
Well, when it comes to the Internet, you CAN take it with you! You just need the right stuff, and Mobile Internet For Dummies tells you what that is, how to find it, and how to use it. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips on choosing the best mobile device, software, and service provider for your needs, but that’s not all. You’ll see how to use your mobile Web browser, find made-for-mobile content (and create your own) and much more.
Mobile Internet For Dummies explains how the Mobile Internet differs from the garden-variety Internet, and shows you how to:
* Find your mobile phone browser
* Use the Mobile Internet to surf, shop, blog, watch movies, and more — on the go
* Send and receive e-mail from your mobile device
* Locate other mobile applications
* Watch TV on your mobile phone
* Manage your kids’ access to the Mobile Internet
* Secure and name a mobile Internet site and acquire mobile Web development tools
* Build your own made-for-mobile Web site
* Use your Mobile Internet site to promote your business and generate revenue
With the help of Mobile Internet For Dummies, you’ll be able to stay connected wherever you happen to be, and maybe even make it pay off with a bit of income.


eBay For Dummies 5th Edition

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 386 pages
File size: 5.3 Mb

Product Description:
Thinking about buying or selling items on eBay? Whether you want to use eBay to make smart bids and win auctions or turn household clutter into cash, eBay for Dummies, Fifth Edition is your passport to the most successful trading community on the planet. Beginning with an overview of what eBay is and how to become a registered user, eBay for Dummies helps you discover how you can:
* Search for items to buy and list items to sell on eBay
* Place a bid—and determine how much you should spend
* Use pictures and basic HTML to make your eBay listings more appealing
* Communicate well and close deals without a problem
* Identify auction terms (reserve price, starting bid, Buy It Now, etc.)
* Organize your transactions and interactions using the My eBay page
* Resolve buying and selling issues with eBay’s Trust & Safety program
* And much more!
Registering at eBay makes you part of a really unique community of people who like to collect, buy, and sell items of just about every kind! So if you’re ready to join the millions of people who use their home computers to make great deals, buy cool stuff, and turn a profit, eBay for Dummies does all the legwork so you can sit back and let the bidding begin!


Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 9.7 Mb

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Whether you have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, or you have just discovered that your child is diabetic, there’s a lot you need to know about the new developments in treating, controlling, and living with this disease. Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies, explains everything you need to know and do to make living with type 1 diabetes easier and healthier.
This reassuring, plain-English guide helps you understand and mange the disease with tips on working with your doctor, administering insulin, developing a diet an exercise plan, and coping with illness and travel. You’ll find out about the latest technologies of blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery, and get a handle on everything you need to do to keep yourself or your child healthy, active, and feeling good. Discover how to:
* Overcome short-term complications
* Eat a diabetes-friendly diet
* Use exercise to help control type 1 diabetes
* Handle school, work, and other activities
* Help your child maintain a high quality of life
* Prevent long-term complications
* Be healthier than your friends who don’t have diabetes
* Deal with the emotional and psychological effects of the disease
* Choose an insulin pump for yourself or your child
* Calculate insulin dosages
Anyone can live a long, healthy, and productive life with type 1 diabetes. Small Type 1 Diabetes For Dummies delivers every drop of information you need to make sure that you or your child can do just that.


Buying a Computer For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 312 pages
File size: 5.9 Mb

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Okay. Admit it. You’ve been putting off the decision to break down and buy a personal computer, which means that you’re still banging away on a typewriter or — gasp! — writing stuff out by hand. You finally realize that, as the millennium approaches, it’s time to jump onto the PC bandwagon and make your move into the future. But only one thing holds you back — you don’t have a clue as to what kind of computer you want, what software you need, or how to get any of it. Have no fear. Buying a Computer For Dummies takes all the pains and headaches out of buying a new computer. Whether you’re a PC newbie or a veteran power-user, you’ll find that Buying a Computer For Dummies is fully loaded with sound advice and easy-to-follow steps for making the right decisions about computing hardware and software. Modems? CD-ROMs? IDE or SCSI drives? All the answers you need are right here in this fast and friendly guide to computer-buying, along with loads of tips, commonly-asked questions (and answers), and software shopping worksheets.


Stretching For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 288 pages
File size: 6.5 Mb

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Did you long ago learn to fear and dread stretching because of overbearing P.E. teachers who forced you to touch your toes? It doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stretching is a powerful tool that can bring you new ease of movement, an increase in your physical capabilities, and deep composure that requires you to do nothing more than breathe. You can always have access to it—and best of all, it’s free!
Stretching for Dummies shows you that stretching is actually easy to do—and reveals how you can reap the amazing benefits of stretching anywhere, anytime. It explains in simple terms how you can stand taller, look thinner, keep stress from getting the best of you, keep your muscles from feeling achy, and nip injuries in the bud. You’ll discover:

* The why’s, where’s, when’s, and how’s of letting loose and snapping back
* How to keep from hurting yourself
* The benefits of stretching with a partner
* How to target specific areas: such as head, shoulders, knees, and toes
* The art of breathing correctly
* How to use stretching to sooth lower back pain
* Stretches to start and end your day right
* Stretches you can do at your desk
* Stretches for various stages of life—including stretches for kids and seniors
This easy-to-use reference also includes a list of ten surprising around-the house stretching accessories, along with ten common aches and pain that stretching can help. Regardless of how old or young you are, Stretching for Dummies will introduce you to a kinder and gentler form of flexibility that will reduce that nagging tension and tenderness in your muscles and truly make you feel good all over.


Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 336 pages
File size: 23.7 Mb

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The Canon Digital Rebel XTi/400D is an ideal camera for first-time digital SLR users. Unfortunately if you don’t know photography lingo you might find yourself never veering from your camera’s default settings and into all the cool features that help you take outstanding photos. This book takes care of that problem. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D For Dummies comes to the aid of new and inexperienced XTi/400D users by walking them through all the features of their camera. The book not only explains that camera’s controls, but also demonstrates how each feature contributes to creating great photos. Illustrated with hundreds of full-color photos, this guide helps you get up-to-speed on the XTi/400D and in control of this popular camera.


Laptops For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 5.1 Mb

Product Description:
* With a generous dash of humor and fun, bestselling author Dan Gookin shows people how to select the right machine and tackle typical laptop challenges
* Laptop sales recently surpassed those of desktop machines-a trend that seems likely to continue
* A must for laptop newbies as well as road warriors who need to get the most out of their machines
* Covers synchronizing with the desktop, accessing the desktop remotely, coordinating e-mail pickup between two machines, wireless networking, managing power, and securing a laptop


Xbox 360 For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 332 pages
File size: 7.9 Mb

Product Description:
Microsoft’s Xbox now accounts for 37 percent of the game console market, and the new Xbox 360 is due out for the 2005 holiday season, months before Sony’s PlayStation 3. When gamers take the new Xbox home, however, they’ll soon discover that it’s more than a just a game machine-it’s a full-fledged home media hub with more power than most PCs. This friendly guide shows how to maximize both gaming and non-gaming features of this amazing machine.
* Topics covered include hooking up Xbox 360, taking advantage of HDTV and Dolby capabilities, using built-in digital video recording and wireless functions, storing media files, playing music, and displaying photos
* Shows how to have even more fun by taking an Xbox online for massively multiplayer gaming, instant messaging, and more
* Discusses the social potential of the Xbox, which people can use to make new friends, join groups and teams, and even throw fantastic parties
* Includes tips for securing the Xbox from online threats


Low-Calorie Dieting For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 364 pages
File size: 3.72 Mb

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Break your bad habits and start enjoying a low-cal lifestyle!
Want to lose weight and keep it off for good? This no-nonsense guide shows you how to consume fewer calories than you burn, providing a delicious, easy, and safe low-calorie plan you can follow for life! You’ll find tools to improve your eating and exercise habits, cope with stress and boredom, assess your progress, and live healthier and happier.
Discover how to:
* Understand your metabolism.
* Set realistic, attainable goals.
* Maintain a healthy weight.
* Stock a low-cal kitchen.
* Eat right with simple, scrumptious, low-calorie recipes.
* Stay motivated long-term.
* Find outside support.


Coaching Football For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 5.1 Mb

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Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth football team. Your journey through the season will be packed with moments that make you smile and that you and your players will remember for the rest of your lives. But what if you’ve never coached before?
No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victory—even if you’re a first-time coach. You’ll discover how to:
* Develop a coaching philosophy
* Teach football fundamentals
* Encourage good sportsmanship
* Improve your team’s skills
* Ensure safety on the field
* Communicate effectively with parents
Packed with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kids—uncoordinated, shy, highly talented—at once. You’ll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players’ skills up a notch. You’ll also see how to:
* Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—an often overlooked aspect of coaching
* Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your players
* Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teams
* Take steps to avoid injuries
* Deal with discipline issues and problem parents
* Make critical half-time adjustments
* Transition to coaching an All-Star Team
Complete with tips for working with parents, keeping your players healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days, Coaching Football For Dummies is all you need—besides a whistle and a clipboard—to navigate your players through a safe, fun, rewarding season!


Coaching basketball For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 5.9 Mb

Product Description:
So you’re thinking about volunteering to coach youth basketball? Great! You’re in for a fun, rewarding experience. Whether you’re new to the sport and looking for some guidance or you’re a seasoned coach hunting for some fresh tips, Coaching Basketball For Dummies will help you command the court with confidence.
Each friendly chapter is packed with expert advice on teaching the basics of basketball—from dribbling and shooting to rebounding and defending—and guiding your kids to a fun-filled, stress-free season. You get a crash course in the rules and regulations of the game, as well as clear explanations of what all those lines, circles, and half-circle markings mean on the court. You’ll assign team positions, run great practices, and work with both beginning and intermediate players of different age groups. You’ll also see how to ramp up your players’ skills and lead your team effectively during a game. This book will also help you discover how to:
* Develop your coaching philosophy
* Understand your league’s rules
* Conduct a preseason parents’ meeting—crucial for opening the lines of communication
* Teach offensive and defensive strategies
* Keep your kids healthy and injury-free
* Encourage good sportsmanship
* Make critical half-time adjustments during a game
* Help struggling players
* Address discipline problems and handle difficult parents
* Coach an All-Star or Travel team
Complete with numerous offensive and defensive drills and tips for helping your kids relax before a game, Coaching Basketball For Dummies is the fun and easy way to get the score on this worthwhile endeavor!


Weight Training For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 432 pages
File size: 7.2 Mb

Product Description:
A properly executed strength or weight lifting regimen can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase your strength, and more. Weight Training For Dummies, Third Edition, is packed with all the information you need to start your own personalized weight training program and get yourself into peak condition fast. You’ll find out about:
* Circuit and resistance training
* 20-minute weight training routines
* The newest and best weight training equipment
* Combining weight training with other exercise
* Gender differences in weight training goals and routines
* Specific approaches for baby boomers and seniors just starting out
* Using weight training to address specific health conditions
* Preventing injuries
* Weight training for children and teens
If you’re getting pumped about weight training, don’t delay. Buy Weight Training for Dummies, Third Edition today, and you’ll be in shape in no time!


Google Search Rescue For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 14.2 Mb

Product Description:
Be amazed at all the ways Google’s at your service!
Here’s how to find your way through all the information Google offers
More than a search engine, Google has become a lifestyle. This book introduces you to the rest of the Google family – valuable tools such as Google Maps, Google Video, Google Earth, Google Scholar, and Gmail. Play Google games, shop with Froogle, or find stuff on your own computer with Google Desktop. The possibilities will make you Google-eyed!
Discover how to
* Refine your results with search operators
* Use Google as an answer engine
* Enjoy one-click searching with Google Toolbar
* Get specific information with Google Labs services
* Simplify e-mail with Gmail


eBay Bargain Shopping For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 288 pages
File size: 5.0 Mb

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eBay Bargain Shopping For Dummies offers help to those who want to cash in on the amazing bargains that eBay vets have found for years. Self-confessed bargain shopper and best selling author of eBay For Dummies Marsha Collier wrote this book based on her own experiences from buying almost everything for her family and business online – most of it on eBay.
eBay Bargain Shopping For Dummies shares the secrets on outwitting and outbidding the competition, allowing you to find mega-discounts on everyday items (only 400f the merchandise sold on eBay is considered collectible – the rest is merchandise you use every day). The book also shares information on being fully prepared to shop online safely. With the help of this book, you’ll become a real pro at finding the bargains at eBay with chapters targeted at finding items like:
· New everyday and designer clothing – a pair of Nike shoes sells every 2 minutes – 24/7! New designer outfits sell every day!
· Household goods – from furniture to pool tables to children’s needs – thousands of deals daily, some with free shipping!
· New and used cars with warranties available only on eBay – $3 billion dollars worth sold last year- the * 1 automotive site on the internet.
· Business equipment – outfit your business from consumables to major purchases for 1/5 of the price
· Real estate – homes, condos, timeshares for sale and rent – also a great market for HUD and VA foreclosures!
eBay is the number one shopping site on the Internet with $18 billion dollars in sales this year. eBay Bargain Shopping for Dummies gives you the inside track on getting in on the fun of finding bargains on eBay.


Macs For Dummies 10th Edition

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 7.5 Mb

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Whether you’re thinking of switching to a Macintosh computer, are looking into the latest Apple products, or have a Mac and want to learn about Mac OS X Leopard, then Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you going. Here you’ll learn all about how to compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match, make Mac OS X Leopard work your way, use the new iLife 2008 digital lifestyle applications, get online and connect to a wired or wireless network, and run Windows on your Mac so you can keep the Microsoft programs you need. You’ll also discover how to:
* Navigate your way around the Mac interface and work with icons and folders
* Best utilize OS X, work with the new Photo Booth, and manage clutter with Exposé and Spaces
* Get connected, start a Web-browsing Safari, use e-mail and iChat, and shop online
* Join .Mac and take advantage of iDisk backups, IMAP mail, and Web Gallery
* Explore all that iTunes offers, process digital photos with iPhoto, make iMovies, and have fun with GarageBand
* Use Windows on your Mac and transfer Windows files
It’s a perfect time to join the Mac generation, especially if you’re a Windows user who’s been thinking of defecting. Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you there, helping you pick peripherals, download freebie programs, set up user accounts, implement security secrets, troubleshoot your Mac, and experience the iLife.


Advertising For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 336 pages
File size: 6.5 Mb

Product Description:
Big-time advertising secrets for small and mid-size business owners! This valuable reference takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of advertising. It includes:
* Information on Internet, electronic, print, radio/TV, and billboard advertising
* Strategies for developing and budgeting for an advertising plan
* Advice on how to effectively buy time and advertise on radio and television
* A glossary of ad-speak” so you can talk to agencies like a pro”


Physics Workbook For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 336 pages
File size: 3.23 Mb

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Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problem-solving skills could use some static friction? Physics Workbook for Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease.
Physics Workbook for Dummies gets the ball rolling with a brief overview of the nuts and bolts (i.e., converting measures, counting significant figures, applying math skills to physics problems, etc.) before getting into the nitty gritty. If you’re already a pro on the fundamentals, you can skip this section and jump right into the practice problems. There, you’ll get the lowdown on how to take your problem-solving skills to a whole new plane—without ever feeling like you’ve been left spiraling down a black hole.
With easy-to-follow instructions and practical tips, Physics Workbook for Dummies shows you how to you unleash your inner Einstein to solve hundreds of problems in all facets of physics, such as:
* Acceleration, distance, and time
* Vectors
* Force
* Circular motion
* Momentum and kinetic energy
* Rotational kinematics and rotational dynamics
* Potential and kinetic energy
* Thermodynamics
* Electricity and magnetism
Complete answer explanations are included for all problems so you can see where you went wrong (or right). Plus, you’ll get the inside scoop on the ten most common mistakes people make when solving physics problems—and how to avoid them.

When push comes to shove, this friendly guide is just what you need to set your physics problem-solving skills in motion!


Building Your Business with Google For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 10.5 Mb

Product Description:
* The first-ever book to show businesses step by step how to capitalize on advertising programs offered by Google, the world’s * 1 search engine, with more than 200 million search queries per day
* Written by a veteran For Dummies author working in cooperation with Google, which will help support the book
* From selecting the right keywords to crafting the right message, the book explains how to boost site traffic using AdWords, Google’s hugely successful sponsored-link advertising program, which now has more than 150,000 advertisers
* Also details how to make money with AdSense, a Google program that funnels relevant AdWords ads to other sites-and pays those sites whenever someone clicks on them


Home Networking 3rd Edition For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 5.4 Mb

Product Description:
Sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it—your own home network. Should you have one? Are they hard to set up? How would it help? Are home networks more vulnerable to security risks? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, this updated Third Edition of Home Networking For Dummies is exactly what you need.
Home networks aren’t just for people with home-based businesses. With a home network, you can
* Begin a project on one computer and finish it on another
* Connect desktop and laptop computers so you can take your work with you
* Share printers and Internet connections
* Control access to files
* Set up security to protect all the computers on the network
And on top of all that, you get to be the network administrator!
If you have more than one computer in your household, Kathy Ivens, author of Home Networking For Dummies, Third Edition, believes it only makes sense for you to have a home network. It’s efficient and it makes files easier to organize and manage. But as impressive as ”home network” sounds, installing and maintaining one doesn’t have to be complicated— this book makes it easy. In the For Dummies straightforward style, Kathy shows you step by step how to
* Plan your network, buy the right hardware at the right price, install it, and configure computer sharing
* Decide on the best places to put the different computers in your home
* Piggyback on existing home wiring like telephone and electric lines
* Install and troubleshoot wireless connections
* Set up each computer to share some things and keep others private
* Manage users and user profiles
* Install firewalls, work with the Windows XP SP2 Security Center, keep virus protection updated, and develop a disaster recovery plan
* Maintain your network for optimum performance
Kathy Ivens is Senior Contributing Editor for Windows & .NET Magazine and a consultant who has installed plenty of networks. She knows what to look for and how to help you put together exactly what you need. This edition of Home Networking For Dummies includes the most up-to-date information to help you become the administrator of your very own home network without acquiring one more gray hair.


Scanners For Dummies 2nd Edition


Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 334 pages
File size: 7.0 Mb

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Fully updated to cover new hardware and technology
Here’s how to choose a scanner, set it up, and start capturing images
Flatbed or sheet-fed? USB or FireWire? And what the heck is a dpi, anyway? This handy guide tells you all that and more — everything you need to know to get the most use, and fun, out of your scanner.
* Evaluation versions of Paint Shop Pro and Photo Album
* Adobe Photoshop Elements and Acrobat Professional tryout versions
* Mac GraphicConverter and VueScan trial versions
* SnapCopier and Ulead PhotoImpact XL trial versions
Discover how to:
* Buy the right scanner for your needs
* Choose your software
* Fine-tune your scans
* Select and install extra equipment
* Edit images like a pro
* Keep your scanner happy and healthy


Skype For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 6.4 Mb

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See how to use Skype for secure chats and connect SkypeOut and SkypeIN. Here’s the fun and easy way to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you! You’ll get great advice about hardware, directions for downloading and installing Skype, ideas for using Skype in your business, and the lowdown on making Skype calls to people with old-fashioned phones.
Discover how to:
* Install Skype and start making calls
* Create a contacts list
* Set up voicemail and call forwarding
* Use Skype for worldwide conference calls and Skypecasting
* Enhance Skype with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi wireless, and video


SPSS For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 5.8Mb

Product Description:
* SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a data management and analysis software that allows users to generate solid, decision-making results by performing statistical analysis
* This book provides just the information needed: installing the software, entering data, setting up calculations, and analyzing data
* Covers computing cross tabulation, frequencies, descriptive ratios, means, bivariate and partial correlations, linear regression, and much more
* Explains how to output information into striking charts and graphs
* For ambitious users, also covers how to program SPSS to take their statistical analysis to the next level


GPS For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 408 pages
File size: 14.8 Mb

Product Description:
* Offers down-to-earth guidance for hikers, cross-country skiers, ATVers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who own or are thinking of buying a GPS receiver, as well as people interested in digital map-making
* GPS (global positioning system) receivers draw on satellite signals to precisely determine a person’s geographic position; as prices for these devices have gone down-entry-level models now sell for $100-sales have risen dramatically
* Provides coverage of the increasingly popular sport of ”geocaching,” in which people hunt for a canister hidden at precise geographic coordinates
* Explains how to turn cell phones and PDAs into GPS receivers and what hardware is required for connecting a GPS receiver to a PC
* Shows how to use popular, inexpensive software packages to create topographic, aerial photographs, and three-dimensional maps, and discusses free Web-hosted map services
* The author’s diverse background in archeology, outdoor rescue, adventure racing navigation, and dis aster response set him apart from other people writing about this topic


Chess For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 362 pages
File size: 11.6 Mb

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Many consider chess to be the best game ever invented. Chess imposes a set of rules and has finite limits, but just as you start to think you’re finally solving its mysteries, chess thwarts you. Sometimes, therefore, the game is frustrating, but far more often, chess proves both surprising and delightful. The deeper you get into chess, the more of its secrets you unearth — but the game has never been tapped out. Even today’s monster computers are far from playing the theorized ”perfect” chess game.
Chess For Dummies is for anyone who wants to become a better chess player. Whether you’ve been playing chess for years or never played at all, this clearly written and easy-to-understand guide will help you to
* Apply the rules of chess to maximize winning
* Understand the lingo involved in the game
* Find other players who are just about at your own level
* Teach others how to play the game
Explore move-by-move what it takes for you to be the one proudly saying, ”Checkmate” at the end of your chess game. Chess For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:
* Setting up the board
* The pieces and their powers
* Pattern recognition
* What to do throughout the game, from start to end
* Whom to play, when, where, and how
* Online and computer chess
* Chess notation
Ever since chess originated in the 17th century in ancient India, it has grown to become recognized as the most ancient, intellectual, and cultural game of its time. Its combination of sport, scientific thinking, and the elements of art make it one of the most played games in the world. This book shows you everything you need to know in order to unearth the secrets and philosophies of chess.


Mac Mini Hacks and Mods For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 368 pages
File size: 6.7 Mb

Product Description:
* Starting at $499, the diminutive Mac mini-2.5 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide, and 2.9 pounds-is expected to become Apple’s bestselling computer, with projected shipments of 100,000 units a month
* This book offers several projects-some easy, some more challenging-to help people tweak, modify, and transform a Mac mini
* Modest modifications include creating a Mac mini home theater, an appliance controller, and a travel kit; other more complex (but very cool!) mods require wielding a soldering iron
* Offers detailed, illustrated step-by-step instructions-including how to open the Mac mini, keep track of pieces, and avoid damage-that enable even novice tinkerers to complete the projects


Sap Netweaver For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 432 pages
File size: 9.0 Mb

Product Description:
* Shows IT directors and managers how to get up and running with Netweaver, SAP’s Web services-based business integration and application platform
* SAP, the world’s third-largest independent software supplier, has nearly 20,000 corporate customers in 120 countries, including sixty-five percent of the Fortune 100
* Explains how SAP Netweaver can integrate existing applications; serve as the foundation for mySAP Business Suite and SAP xApps; work with .NET, J2EE, and Websphere; and enable portals, collaboration, data management, and development environments
* Offers plain-English explanations along with a dash of humor and fun-the perfect antidote for people overwhelmed by the complex SAP Netweaver documentation
* Cowritten by the SAP technology evangelist for Netweaver, this book provides inside information on new product revisions that will not be available anywhere else


Hacking Wireless Networks For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 7.9 Mb

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Become a cyber-hero – know the common wireless weaknesses
”Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor toward becoming an experienced wireless security professional.”
–Devin Akin – CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) Program
Wireless networks are so convenient – not only for you, but also for those nefarious types who’d like to invade them. The only way to know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack. This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weak spots you find in your network’s armor.

Discover how to:

* Perform ethical hacks without compromising a system
* Combat denial of service and WEP attacks
* Understand how invaders think
* Recognize the effects of different hacks
* Protect against war drivers and rogue devices


Cleaning and Stain Removal For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 352 pages
File size: 5.6 Mb

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Whether you’re a devout neatnik or a free spirit who likes to draw designs in dust, Cleaning & Stain Removal For Dummies is for you. It helps you make quick work of dirty work with all kinds of practical tips and techniques, plus trade secrets used by the pros. You’ll learn how to use the proper equipment and tackle specific cleaning challenges, including
* Floors, walls, and ceilings
* The kitchen and bathrooms
* Furniture and furnishings
* Appliances and equipment
* Windows
* Bicycles and cars
* Clothes and laundry
* Decks, driveways, and patios
There are whole sections on removing stains and tackling 101 common problems that you’ll use as a reference when faced with life’s inevitable spills and mishaps. Author Gill Chilton, a columnist who writes home tips for Family Circle, doesn’t just give tips to make cleaning easier, but provides tips to make life easier, including:
* A room-by-room guide to what needs to be done, and how often
* Daily and weekly lists so you can stay on top of things
* Quick fixes before unexpected guests arrive
* How to get the most results in the least time
A perfect gift for young people going off to school or setting up a house for the first time, for adults suddenly forced to take responsibility for a modicum of cleanliness, or for experienced housekeepers who want to learn short-cuts and money-savers, this is the book that helps people get off to a clean start!


Watercolor Painting For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 294 pages
File size: 16.6 Mb

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Have you ever been amazed by watercolor paintings that seem to spring to life before your eyes? Would you love to be able to paint with watercolors? Now, you can. Watercolor Painting For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to create breathtaking paintings so beautiful you won’t believe you made them yourself.
This friendly, guide gives you hands-on instruction and easy-to-follow, step-by-step exercises to help you master the basics. Filled with full-color projects and sample paintings, it shows you how to work with color and texture, practice composition, and make smooth changes. You’ll find out how to select the best tools, materials, and supplies, practice basic brush strokes, and use the three best common techniques: flat wash, graded wash, and rough texture. Discover how to:
* Select the right brushes, pigments, and paper
* Mix colors and work with white
* Create backgrounds and foregrounds
* Transfer your drawings to watercolor
* Avoid common watercolor mistakes
* Experiment with texture using salt, sponges, plastic wrap, and more
* Find your way around the color wheel
* Practice the principles of design
* Plan compositions using thumbnails
* Work with one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective
* Paint fabrics, shiny surfaces, and organic textures
* Paint landscapes, seascapes, animals and more
Complete with strategies for improving your painting immediately and marketing and selling your work, Watercolor Painting For Dummies, is the resource you need to make your creative dreams come true.


Snort For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 372 pages
File size: 7.0 Mb

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Snort For Dummies covers everything the reader needs to:
* Learn why and how an IDS should be implemented
* Identify how Snort fits in to a security management environment
* Deploy Snort on Linux and Windows systems
* Understand and create Snort detection rules
* Generate reports with ACID and other tools
* Discover the nature and source of attacks real-time.


Arabic For Dummies Audio

Publisher: For Dummies
File size: 38.7 Mb

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Learn how to speak and understand Modern Standard Arabic quickly and easily with Arabic For Dummies Audio Set, which allows you to practice your skills whether you’re at home or on the road. From 3 hours of instructional material on 3 CDs, learn basic greetings, vocabulary, how to ask for directions, get help when you need it most, expressions, grammar, and other essentials that will allow you to start communicating right away. Follow along with the handy portable guide, which is filled with words and phrases that you’ll hear on the CD.


Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 216 pages
File size: 18.1 Mb

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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
Speak Chinese – instantly!
Discover how to
* Get directions, shop, and eat out
* Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
* Chat about family and work
* Discuss sports and the weather
* Deal with problems and emergencies


Microsoft Money 2006 For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 360 pages
File size: 6.4 Mb

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Do you know where you money goes? Would balancing your budget take an act of Congress? Does your idea of preparing for the future involve lottery tickets?
This friendly guide provides everything you need to know to stay on top of your finances and make the most of your money — both your cash and your Microsoft Money 2006 software program (the Premium, Deluxe, or Standard edition). You’ll find out how to record financial transactions, analyze different investments, determine your net worth, plan for retirement, make informed financial decisions, and more.
With step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions and lots of screen shots, Microsoft Money 2006 For Dummies shows and tells you how to:
* Set up accounts and record all transactions, including charge card purchases
* Do your banking, categorize your spending and income, reconcile an account, print checks, and more
* Research and track investments
* Create a realistic budget, schedule bill payments, estimate your income tax bill, plan for retirement, and more
* Generate reports and charts that help you understand your spending habits, see where you stand financially, and improve your financial picture
* Track assets, liabilities, loans, and mortgages
* Use online banking services
You can even get really serious and use the Lifetime Planner to map out your hopes and dreams and find out if you’re on the way to achieving them. This book could be the best investment you’ll ever make!


Firewalls For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 383 pages
File size: 7.0 Mb

Product Description:
The fun and easy way to setup the right firewall solution for your system!
Protect yourself from hackers!
Get savvy tips on using today’s favorite firewall technologies
Protect yourself now — whether you have a home office or run an enterprise network
Hackers. Script kiddies. Disgruntled employees. A lot of people out there may want to invade your system and kick up some trouble. Firewalls can help protect you. But how do you select and set up the right firewall solution? Relax! This friendly guide shows you step by step how to lock out the bad guys.
* Choose from among 33 different subject categories
* Get news you can use on everything from money to health to computers


Manga For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 432 pages
File size: 12.7 Mb

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If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you’ll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to:
* Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materials
* Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing
* Customize and accessorize your Manga characters
* Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehicles
* Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotion
* Write an exciting Manga Story
Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.


Cake Decorating For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 5.5 Mb

Product Description:
Create wedding, shower, holiday, and festive kids’ cakes
Easy at-home instruction for making and decorating fabulous cakes
Want to make beautiful cakes? This fun, instructive guide gives you simple techniques for creating cakes for all celebrations. You get expert advice in all the basics — from baking to icing to decorating with style. You’ll also find delicious foolproof recipes, great ideas for themed cakes, and savvy tips for starting a cake decorating business!
Discover how to:
* Find ingredients and supplies
* Make a cake from scratch
* Use frostings and fillings
* Cut and serve a cake
* Troubleshoot cake catastrophes
* Master creative techniques


BlackBerry For Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies
Paperback: 384 pages
File size: 5.4Mb

Product Description:
Is your BlackBerry (or the one you’re thinking about getting) a full-fledged PDA (Personal Data Assistant), a hand-held mini-computer, a high-tech organizer, or a cell phone? The answer is yes. It’s all of those and more. Whether you’re considering getting a BlackBerry and want to know what it can do for you or whether you own one and want to learn how it can do more, this is the BlackBerry book to pick. It provides explanations of core BlackBerry features plus real-world tips and tricks to help you get more out of e-mail, Web browsing, phone functions, business applications, utilities, and even games. In proven For Dummies style with lots of screen shots and step-by-step explanations, it includes:
* Info on personalizing your BlackBerry, using AutoText, customizing your screen, choosing what it alerts you to (and how), and more
* Basic key commands for navigating with the trackwheel and the QWERTY keyboard (or the SureType keyboard on some models), complete with a table of 15 Home Screen shortcuts
* Info on using your Address Book, Calendar (for appointments and meetings), and the Tasks application
* Tips for making notes with MemoPad and taking advantage of the built-in calculator
From those basics, BlackBerry For Dummies guides you through getting online with your BlackBerry and using it for:
* E-mail, with info on sending, opening, and filtering it, viewing attachments (including JPEGS, Word docs, PowerPoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, and more), customizing your e-mail, and more
* Sending and receiving PIN-to-PIN messages, viewing text messages, and using Instant Messaging, complete with list of more that 50 commonly used abbreviations so text messaging doesn’t take 4E (forever) and a table with more than 40 emoticons or smileys so you can catch on (and communicate) fast and clearly
* Surfing the Web, with info on browser shortcuts and navigation tips, using bookmarks, customizing and optimizing your browser, downloading and installing applications from the Web, and more
* Using the phone, including call waiting, call forwarding, voice mail, speed dial, conferencing, and multitasking
There’s a section on working with Desktop Manager, including using Intellisync, accessing and using the Application Loader, controlling your e-mail with Redirector settings, and protecting all your information. There’s even a companion Web site with up-to-date coverage of all BlackBerry models and the latest accessories, plus links and news.
BlackBerry For Dummies helps you use your BlackBerry efficiently (and impressively), and that makes you more productive. No matter where you are, you can be in control, in touch, and in vogue with your BlackBerry.


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