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A Guide to Newborn Baby Photography: The Planning Stage
By Robin Long
Jun 27, 2013
In this chapter you’ll learn how to prepare and plan your newborn sessions, which baby tools every newborn photographer needs, and how to work with parents. This information will help you stay organized, gain trust, and complete a successful sales session by learning to shoot for the products you want to sell.
How to Shop on Your Kindle Fire
By Scott McNulty
Feb 4, 2013
This chapter shows you how to use the Shop app to buy a variety of things right from your Kindle Fire with a few taps.
Get the Most out of Mail and Outlook.com with Your Microsoft Surface Tablet
By Joni Blecher
Jan 23, 2013
This chapter from Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide focuses on the Mail app and how it, along with People and Calendar, uses Outlook.com to do more on the tablet.
iPhone App Anthem: Using Apps & the App Store
By Scott Kelby, Terry White
Jan 22, 2013
Scott Kelby and Terry White show you how to download iPhone apps to your computer, get apps from your iPhone's app store, delete, update and rearrange apps, quickly switch to another app, cut the app clutter by creating folders, access more apps at the bottom of your screen, use Apple's own downloadable apps, and access your audio controls while in another app.
Filmmaking with Your iPad or iPhone: Prepping the Shoot
By Taz Goldstein
Jan 2, 2013
Preparing for a shoot takes many forms. It might be knowing where to look for a hard-to-find prop. It might be having the right tools mastered for your next location scout. It might be understanding the importance of a release form. It all comes down to this: The more you prepare, the greater your chances for success.
Using Your iPhone as a Phone
By Lynn Beighley
Dec 25, 2012
Don’t forget, your iPhone is also a telephone. And not just a simple phone, but one that helps you, among other things, keep and organize your contacts, view records of calls you’ve made, manage numbers you call frequently, conduct calls with speakerphone and mute, and retrieve voicemail. In this chapter, you’ll take some time to discover just how your iPhone functions as a phone.
Working with Text on the Google Nexus 7 Tablet
By Chris Fehily
Dec 24, 2012
Learn how to use onscreen or physical keyboards, type in other languages, cut, copy, and paste text, and dictate text on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Why to Buy a Nexus 7 Instead of an iPad mini
By Chris Fehily
Oct 31, 2012
Thinking of buying an iPad mini? Chris Fehily, author of Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Visual QuickStart Guide, suggests you hold back a bit and consider the relative technical merits of the Nexus 7 and its operating system, Android.
Understanding the New Google+ Layout
By Colby Brown
Aug 6, 2012
Colby Brown, author of Google+ for Photographers, was pleasantly surprised by the updated interface for Google+ that was unveiled on April 11. He points out some of the new and changed features that will make you a Google+ believer.
OS X Mountain Lion: Game Center for Playing with Friends
By Lynn Beighley
Jul 26, 2012
Game Center is an app that manages your collection of Mac games, keeping track of them and giving you an easy way to boast about your prowess to others. But it’s much more than that. Use Game Center to connect with friends, and see what games they’re playing and how well they are doing. In this excerpt from OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series, Lynn Beighley shows you how to use it.
Listening to Music on Your Kindle Fire
By Scott McNulty
Apr 5, 2012
This chapter will cover the music interface and all the ways to get music onto your Fire, as well as what to do with it when it is there.
Handheld Moviemaking: iMovie on the iPhone
By Joanna Silber
Apr 4, 2012
Joanna Silber hated using iMovie from the first minute she opened it on her iPhone. Then she started working with it, and the app pretty rapidly changed her mind. Read what this iMovie convert says about it now.
Using Apps & the App Store with Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS
By Scott Kelby, Terry White
Mar 8, 2012
Scott Kelby and Terry White share everything you need to know about getting apps from the Apple app store, including updating and deleting them, organizing and moving apps, and where to find the coolest apps.
Five Steps to Profiting Through Social Media
By Brian Proffitt
Feb 21, 2012
Is your business still just gingerly dipping a toe into the surface of the social media pool? It's time to dive into the deep end. Brian Proffitt, author of The PayPal Official Insider Guide to Social Media, provides a simple five-point list of ways to get busy swimming with social media, while avoiding the risk of drowning.
How to Make the Most of the Internet on Your iPhone
By Simone Ochsenkuehn, Michael Krimmer
Feb 16, 2012
With your iPhone, all the information you could possibly want is there, right in your hands and in the most updated form; you just need to get it. This chapter shows you how.
The PayPal Official Insider Guide to Selling with Social Media: Mapping the Social Media Landscape and Key Websites
By Brian Proffitt
Jan 30, 2012
Before exploring how to capitalize on social media for your business, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the social media landscape.
10 Cool Things You Can Do with Your Kindle Fire
By Scott McNulty
Jan 18, 2012
Did you know that you can email documents, load your own content, and sideload apps with the Kindle Fire? Scott McNulty, author of The Kindle Fire Pocket Guide, offers a list of ten cool things he loves about the Kindle Fire.
The iPhone Pocket Guide: Mail, Calendar, and Reminders
By Christopher Breen
Dec 26, 2011
Become a whiz at managing your mail, calendar and reminders on the iPhone.
What's the Skinny on the iPhone 4S Video?
By Joanna Silber
Dec 13, 2011
If you like using your phone to capture candid video, the iPhone 4S (or the iOS 5 upgrade for your iPhone 4) offers plenty of new or improved features to make upgrading worth your time, says Joanna Silber. So now it's perfect? Well, not quite.
Shoot Your Kids! (with the iPhone 4S)
By Joanna Silber
Nov 21, 2011
Childhood is fleeting. Joanna Silber recommends catching your kids on video as often and as freely as possible, so you'll all be able to enjoy reliving those moments anytime as they grow. By following her suggestions, you'll end up with more (and better) footage, instead of the ordinary out-of-focus "happy birthday" and "recital torture" moments that most parents get - and everyone else hates watching.

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