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Mac OS X Yosemite for SENIORS
Start enjoying your Mac computer with OS X Yosemite

Discover the new and updated features from Apple's latest release of the OS X operating system: Yosemite.
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Tips and Tricks for the iPad with iOS 8 and higher for SENIORS
Safely shop or bank online and keep your PC in good condition!

Learn how to stay safe online and how to backup and maintain your PC.
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Working with an Android 4.4 tablet for SENIORS
Familiarize yourself with your Android 4.4 tablet!

Explore the possibilities of your tablet with Android 4.4 with our latest step-by-step title.
Read more »

iPad with iOS 8 and higher for SENIORS
Get more out of your iPad with iOS 8 and higher

Take full advantage of everything this versatile tablet has to offer.
Read more »

Visual Steps mini-survey
New mini-survey about the kind of operating system on your tablet

Fill in the new survey on our website.
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Visual Steps is on Twitter and Facebook
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Visual Steps would like to wish you a Happy New Year
 
 

Happy New Year As you can read below, we start off the new year with three brand new titles. This is just the beginning. 2015 will be a year for several major technical releases.
On your tablet or phone, you might be able to update to a new version of Android. Android 5.0 Lollipop will become available on several phones and tablets. Microsoft has also announced a new operating system. Later this year Windows 10 will be released. Visual Steps will be publishing new books about these topics and more.

Next to staying on top of the latest technical developments, Visual Steps is interested in the needs of our users. What computer topics are you interested in? You can easily suggest a new topic on our website.

 

Let us know what computer topic you are interested in!

 
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Start enjoying your Mac computer with OS X Yosemite
   
 

The Macintosh line of desktop computers and laptops from Apple has enjoyed enormous popularity in recent years amongst a steadily growing group of users. Have you recently found your way to Apple's user-friendly operating system but are still unsure how to perform basic tasks? This book will show you step by step how to work with Mac OS X Yosemite.
You will learn how to use basic features, such as accessing the Internet, using email and organizing files and folders in Finder. You will also get acquainted with some of the handy tools and apps included in Mac OS X Yosemite that makes it easy to work with photos, video and music. Finally, you will learn how to set preferences to make it even easier to work on your Mac and learn how to change the look and feel of the interface. This practical book, written using the well-known step-by-step method from Visual Steps, is all you need to feel comfortable with your Mac!

 

The perfect book for anyone who wants to work with Mac OS X Yosemite.

 
Mac OS X Yosemite for SENIORS

Mac OS X Yosemite for SENIORS
ISBN: 978 90 5905 360 1
Book type: Paperback, full color
Number of pages: 312
Price: US $24.95, Canada $29.99
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Get familiar with Apple's latest operating system.

 

Learn how to:

  • Perform basic tasks in Mac OS X Yosemite
  • Use Internet and email
  • Work with files and folders in Finder
  • Work with photos, videos and music
  • Set preferences
  • Download and use apps

This book is suitable for: OS X Yosemite.

More information on the support website accompanying this book »

   
 
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Safely shop or bank online and keep your PC in good condition!
   
 

It has become increasingly important to safeguard your computer and protect your privacy while surfing the Internet. What can you do to prevent cybercriminals from getting hold of your personal data? How do you safely use the Internet without contracting viruses on your computer? How do you make sure it is safe to shop online or do your Internet banking? It would be awful to find out that your personal data has been hijacked, or that your bank account has been emptied!
In this book we explain how to protect your computer from viruses and spyware. We also discuss some of the measures you can take when browsing the Internet or sending and receiving email.
It is also very important that you create regular backups of your computer. A backup copy will protect you from losing your valuable personal files and photos in case your computer crashes. The last topic in this step-by-step book is maintenance. We will show you how you can clean up your computer by deleting unneeded programs and files, and checking your hard disk for errors. This helps to make your computer function faster and also more efficiently.

 

Stay safe when using the Internet and email.

 
Protect, Backup and Clean Your PC for SENIORS

Protect, Backup and Clean Your PC for SENIORS
ISBN: 978 90 5905 400 4
Book type: Paperback, full color
Number of pages: 216
Price: US $19.95, Canada $23.99
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Keep your computer running smoothly and efficiently.

 

Learn how to:

  • Protect your computer from viruses and spyware
  • Prevent spam
  • Manage the privacy and security settings
  • Shop safely online
  • Use online banking and take security measures
  • Use Facebook and Twitter safely
  • Create backups
  • Defrag and optimize the hard drive

This book is suitable for: Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

More information on the support website accompanying this book »

   
 
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Familiarize yourself with your Android 4.4 tablet!
   
 

This book covers the basic operations for using an Android 4.4 tablet in an easy, step-by-step manner. Popular tasks that can be done on a tablet such as sending and receiving email, surfing the Internet, getting directions, and keeping a calendar are fully explained. An Android tablet will contain one or more standard apps (programs) that allow you to view photos, watch videos, and play music. This book will help you learn how to work with all of these apps. You also learn how to search the Play Store for additional free and paid apps that will allow you to accomplish other tasks and activities. For example, there are apps for games, puzzles, newspapers and even photo editing.
This book will get you thoroughly acquainted with the most important features and functions of a tablet running Android 4.4.

 

Suitable for all tablets running Android 4.4.

 
Working with an Android 4.4 tablet for SENIORS

Working with an Android 4.4 tablet for SENIORS
ISBN: 978 90 5905 370 0
Book type: Paperback, full color
Number of pages: 240
Price: US $19.95, Canada $23.99
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Explore the possibilities of your tablet step by step.

 

Learn how to:

  • Perform basic operations
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile data network
  • Surf and email
  • Use apps for a variety of tasks
  • Download and install new apps
  • Work with photos, video and music

This book is suitable for: All tablets running Android 4.4.

   
 

Different tablets with Android
There are many companies that make and market tablets. The most popular operating system used on tablets today is the Android operating system. In general, all tablets running Android, from version 4.0 and higher, function in much the same way. Some manufacturers will customize their devices by adapting the design of the home screen. The number and variety of apps available can also vary per tablet. Still the basic operations of an Android tablet and the way in which the apps work are for the most part very similar.

   
 

More information on the support website accompanying this book »

   
 
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Get more out of your iPad with iOS 8 and higher
   
 

This comprehensive and invaluable book shows you how to get the most out of an iPad with iOS 8 and higher. The iPad is a user-friendly, portable multimedia device with endless capabilities. This book teaches you how to surf the Internet, write emails, jot down notes and maintain a calendar. The iPad's built-in apps (applications) are also discussed. These apps allow you to listen to music, take pictures and make video calls. The book also shows you how to use the App Store, where you can download other interesting applications free of charge or for a small fee. There are hundreds of thousands of apps to add extra functionality to your iPad. Each chapter of this book is broken down into small, concise, step-by-step instructions that can be followed at your own pace. With large-print type and an extensive index, this is the best resource for anyone that wants to get to know their iPad.
You can also search the Play Store for many more free and paid apps. Are you interested in things like games or puzzles, newspapers, magazines, fitness exercises, or photo editing apps? You can find apps for almost any purpose you can think of. In this book you will learn to use the main options and functions of this versatile tablet.

 

Learn how to work with an iPad with iOS 8 and higher!

 
iPad with iOS 8 and higher for SENIORS

iPad with iOS 8 and higher for SENIORS
ISBN: 978 90 5905 350 2
Book type: Paperback, full color
Number of pages: 328
Price: US $22.95, Canada $27.99
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Learn how to:

  • Navigate the screens
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi or 3/4G network
  • Surf the Internet and use email
  • Use built-in applications
  • Download apps from the App Store
  • Work with photos, video and music
  • Use Facebook, Twitter and Skype

This book is suitable for: iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 with iOS 8 or higher.

More information on the support website accompanying this book »

 

Take full advantage of everything this versatile tablet has to offer.

 
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New mini-survey about the kind of operating system on your tablet
   
 

All tablets need an operating system in order to work. The operating system on your tablet will manage its performance and power - just like on a computer or laptop. What operating system do you have on your tablet? Let us know by taking part in our online mini-survey!

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Give us your opinion. It takes just a few seconds!

 
 
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Where to buy our products

Our books are distributed by Independent Publishers Group (www.ipgbook.com) and are available in bookstores across the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. If a particular title is not available at your local book store, ask to have them place an order for you.

The Visual Steps books may be purchased online from any of the following booksellers:

in the USA
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Powell's Books

in Canada
Amazon (Canada)
Chapters Indigo

in the United Kingdom
Amazon (UK)
Waterstones

in Australia
Boomerang Books
Dymocks

Bookstores
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USA
Alibris
Book Passage
The Tattered Cover
Walmart

UK
Alibris
Foyels
Waterstones
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