Description : The on-screen image looks crisp and sharp, like a huge moving photo- graph. You feel entranced. More to the point, you feel the immediate urge to own this video projector, provided it works with the DVD player and the rest of your fledgling home theater gear. An enthusiastic salesperson sees your look and enters the demonstration room. “It’s really beautiful,” the salesperson proclaims. “That’s the first DLP unit that works in true 1080p at 16:9. Yup, she’s a dream.” Moments like that make you wish that people came with a pause button — or at least an instant replay and color commentary. For all the fun they bring and the good times they facilitate, home theaters (and their sundry technologies) come with a bewildering blizzard of terms and acronyms. Worse yet, it seems like everybody involved with the industry either knows what the terms mean but can’t explain them or has no clue about the true meanings but spouts the terms anyway. And neither of those cases helps you make any sense of the whole thing. That’s where the new and greatly improved 2nd edition of Home Theater For Dummies makes its heroic entrance. (We’d cue up a low fog, some dramatic lighting, and that mysterious “something cool might happen anytime now” music to enhance the moment, but there’s only so much you can do in a book.) Even without the special effects, this book still rescues you from all kinds of home theater perils. Read on to find out how.
Description : The perennial bestseller shows you how share your files and Internet connection across a wireless network Fully updated for Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, this new edition of this bestseller returns with all the latest in wireless standards and security. This fun and friendly guide shows you how to integrate your iPhone, iPod touch, smartphone, or gaming system into your home network. Veteran authors escort you through the various financial and logisitical considerations that you need to take into account before building a wireless network at home. Covers the basics of planning, installing, and using wireless LANs Reviews essential information on the latest security issues Delivers valuable tips on how to stay current with fast-moving technology Discusses how to share resources such as printers, scanners, an Internet connection, files, and more with multiple computers on one network Wireless Home Networking For Dummies, 4th Edition skips the technical jargon and gets you connected with need-to-know information on building a wireless home network.
Description : Do you long to listen to your favorite CD from anywhere in your house? To set up a wireless network so you can access the Internet in any room? To install an iron-clad security system? To fire up the coffee pot while you’re still asleep and wake up with automated lighting? Smart home technology can help you do just that! Smart Homes For Dummies, Third Edition, shows you how easy it can be to create and live in a cutting-edge, fully connected home—without breaking your bank account. With this user-friendly guide, you’ll discover all the latest trends and gadgets in home networking, automation, and control that will help you make life more enjoyable and comfortable for your entire family. We help you plan for things such as flat-screen TVs, intercom systems, whole-home audio systems, gaming consoles, and satellite systems. We talk about your wiring (and wireless) options and introduce you to the latest technologies, such as VoIP and Bluetooth. You’ll see how to: Build your home network on a budget Turn your home into an entertainment center Access the Internet from any room Get VoIP on your phone network Boost in-home wireless and cell phone signals Connect your computer to your TV Secure your home and property Increase your home’s resale value Avoid common networking pitfalls And much, much more Complete with a resource list for more information and neat toys of the future, Smart Homes For Dummies is your plain-English, twenty-first century guide to a fully wired home!
Description : Get the latest tweets, tools, tips, and techniques and kick-start your Twitter marketing campaign! As the fastest-growing social networking service with more than 50 million tweets posted per day, Twitter poses a plethora of marketing possibilities. Boasting more than 50 percent new or updated content, this fun and friendly second edition reflects the latest features that Twitter has implemented to make the service more appealing to business users. Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you build a following, promote your product, and drive more traffic to your Web site. Details the changes to Twitter since the previous edition and explores the newest features and functionality that Twitter now offers to businesses looking to market their product on the fastest-growing social networking service Shows you how to effectively increase your visibility and promote your message via Twitter Looks at the new promoted Tweets and Twitter lists Delves into the marketing possibilities that exist with the new feature of sharing tweets on other social networking sites So stop twiddling your thumbs and start tweeting today with the Twitter marketing advice shared within the pages of Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
Description : Just what you need to know to take full advantage of your newBlackBerry smartphone The popular BlackBerry is used by millions of office workers andexecutives and has become an essential business tool. Now with aneven faster and more efficient 6.0 operating system, the newestBlackBerry devices have the potential to become pocket-sizedreplacements for the laptop. This fifth edition of the most popularBlackBerry guide explores all the features of the new BlackBerryand its upgraded OS. It covers setting up the device, organizing and managing yourappointments and to-do list, accessing the Internet, handlinge-mail, working with multimedia, synching your BlackBerry with yourdesktop, adding apps, and much more. The BlackBerry is the most popular handheld device for businessusers; an updated 6.0 operating system is being introduced for newmodels with an upgrade available for certain older models This edition of the popular BlackBerry guide covers the new OS,setting up your BlackBerry, organizing and managing your calendar,handling e-mail, and accessing the Internet Explores working with multimedia and taking great photos withyour BlackBerry Offers tips and shortcuts plus information about managing powerusage, synching your BlackBerry to your desktop, and takingadvantage of the expandable memory, as well as great apps you canadd Wise advice from BlackBerry experts makes this the guide youneed to get the most juice from your BlackBerry.
Description : Get the know-how to weld like a pro Being a skilled welder is a hot commodity in today's job market, as well as a handy talent for industrious do-it-yourself repairpersons and hobbyists. Welding For Dummies gives you all the information you need to perform this commonly used, yet complex, task. This friendly, practical guide takes you from evaluating the material to be welded all the way through the step-by-step welding process, and everything in between. Plus, you'll get easy-to-follow guidance on how to apply finishing techniques and advice on how to adhere to safety procedures. Explains each type of welding, including stick, tig, mig, and fluxcore welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting, which receives sparse coverage in other books on welding Tips on the best welding technique to choose for a specific project Required training and certification information Whether you have no prior experience in welding or are looking for a thorough reference to supplement traditional welding instruction, the easy-to-understand information in Welding For Dummies is the ultimate resource for mastering this intricate skill.
Description : Presents a step-by-step guide to the features and functions of the Droid 4 smartphone, covering such topics as texting, Internet access, video chatting, GPS navigation, and adding apps.
Description : A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work in sync with business procedures. Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains the business value behind IT architecture and provides you with an action plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in an organization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizations face as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business's productivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of the elements that are required to plan and create an architecture that meets specific business goals. Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and business skills that focuses on business optimization, business architecture, performance management, and organizational structure Uncovers and examines every topic within IT architecture including network, system, data, services, application, and more Addresses the challenges that organizations face when attempting to use information technology to enable profitability and business continuity While companies look to technology more than ever to enhance productivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummies for guidance in this field.
Description : Calorie Counter Journal For Dummies provides dieters and nutritionally focused consumers with the forms they need to set their dietary and lifestyle goals, monitor their eating habits, record nutritional information important to them, and track their progress. The package includes: 24 weeks of daily journal pages to track a wide range of dietary and lifestyle information, including foods consumed throughout the day, calories burned from exercise; water intake; vitamin and supplement intake; and their resulting energy levels. The flexible journal pages will permit readers to record data for up to four different focus areas in terms of the foods they eat. Depending on their goals, readers may want to focus on the calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbs, fiber, sugar, salt, or “points” from various diet programs found in the foods they consume. Weekly wrap-up assessment pages to document average food intake, exercise progress, and record personal achievements for the week. Charts to track weight-loss through the weeks. Expert dietary advice from registered dieticians. Quick-reference nutritional information for a variety of food items from The Calorie Counter For Dummies.