Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 6th Edition

  • 4h 24m
  • Faithe Wempen
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

A simple guide to computers that'll show you what all the fuss is about

Most people new to computers find them a little intimidating at first. But with the right guidance, even a total novice can be sending email and banking online in no time at all. Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your must-have computing companion, full of crystal clear, step-by-step instructions for accessing websites, opening and using programs, and keeping yourself safe from viruses and hackers. And unlike the confusing "tips" from your son-in-law, you can rely on the For Dummies brand to deliver advice that actually works!

Whether you've set up your computer and are ready to start using it or it's still sitting in the box, this book walks you through each and every step you need to take to connect with your family or share your photos with your friends on Facebook. It'll also show you how to:

  • Research topics you're interested in on the web while steering clear of malicious websites and emails that can harm your computer
  • Shop online in a way that keeps your credit card info secure
  • Find recipes, diet tips, the latest news, or your favorite TV show

Computers For Seniors For Dummies is your one-stop resource for taking control of your computer, transforming it from an expensive paperweight into the most useful gadget in your home. Filled with easy-on-the-eyes type and tons of explanatory images, this is the book that will finally get you up to speed on personal computing.

About the Author

Faithe Wempen is a computer and information technology instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She designs online technology courses for corporate clients and is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Buying a Computer
  • Setting up Your Computer
  • Buying and Setting up a Printer
  • Working with Apps in Windows
  • Six Great Apps That Come with Windows
  • Managing Your Personal Files
  • Making Windows Your Own
  • Getting Connected to the Internet
  • Browsing the Web
  • Staying Safe While Online
  • Keeping in Touch with Mail
  • Working in the Cloud
  • Connecting with People Online
  • Let’s Play a Game!
  • Creating and Viewing Digital Photos and Videos
  • Listening to Music on Your PC
  • Working with Networks
  • Protecting Windows
  • Maintaining Windows


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