My Office for iPad
Published: July 14, 2014
Windows 8.1 In Depth
Published: March 21, 2014
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac Pro
Published: March 10, 2014
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1
Published: December 16, 2013
iPad Portable Genius, 2nd Edition
Published: December 4, 2013
Windows 8.1 Simplified
Published: December 4, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks
Published: November 4, 2013
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Portable Genius
Published: October 21, 2013
Excel Data Analysis: Your visual blueprint for analyzing data, charts, and PivotTables
Published: July 29, 2013
Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide
Published: July 28, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Microsot Excel 2013
Published: July 22, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsot Access 2013
Published: April 8, 2013
Excel 2013 Simplified
Published: April 1, 2013
My Office 2013 RT
Published: March 23, 2013
PCs for Grownups
Published: March 21, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsot Excel 2013
Published: February 26, 2013
Excel 2013 Formulas and Functions
Published: February 24, 2013
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 8
Published: December 31, 2012
iPad 4th Generation & iPad mini Portable Genius
Published: December 26, 2012
iPhone 5 Portable Genius
Published: November 13, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 3rd Edition
Published: November 6, 2012
Windows 8 In Depth
Published: November 26, 2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips
Published: October 16, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 Tablets
Published: October 3, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8
Published: October 2, 2012
Windows 8 Simplified
Published: September 27, 2012
MacBook Air Portable Genius 4E
Published: September 26, 2012
OS X Mountain Lion Simplified
Published: September 25, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion
Published: August 23, 2012
Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype
Published: June 5, 2012
The new iPad Portable Genius
Published: April 24, 2012
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Using Your Computer-For Seniors
Published: March 6, 2012
iPod touch Portable Genius
Published: December 20, 2011
iPhone 4S Portable Genius
Published: November 29, 2011
MacBookAir Portable Genius 3E
Published: November 1, 2011
Mac OS X Lion Simplified
Published: September 1, 2011
Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, Second Edition
Published: August 24, 2011
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion
Published: August 2, 2011
The Facebook Guide for People Over 50
Published: July 5, 2011
iPad 2 Portable Genius
Published: May 3, 2011
iPhone 4 Portable Genius, Verizon Edition
Published: April 2, 2011
Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed
Published: March 31, 2011
MacBookAir Portable Genius 2E
Published: March 8, 2011
Using iPhone
Published: October 11, 2010
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition
Published: October 5, 2010
Macs Portable Genius, 2nd Edition
Published: September 7, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OS
Published: August 3, 2010
iPhone 4 Portable Genius
Published: August 2, 2010
Published: June 30, 2010
Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts 2/E
Published: June 28, 2010
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets
Published: June 1, 2010
Formulas and Functions with Excel 2010
Published: May 24, 2010
Excel 2010 Visual Quick Tips
Published: May 10, 2010
iPad Portable Genius
Published: May 3, 2010
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 2010
Published: April 26, 2010
Excel 2010 Simplified
Published: April 26, 2010
Windows Home Server Unleashed, Second Edition
Published: April 5, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 7
Published: October 6, 2009
Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips
Published: October 5, 2009
Windows 7 Simplified
Published: September 28, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7
Published: September 15, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Published: September 8, 2009
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Simplified
Published: September 8, 2009
iPhone 3GS Portable Genius
Published: August 3, 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed
Published: July 24, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Published: June 9, 2009
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets
Published: May 5, 2009
Switching to a Mac Portable Genius
Published: April 6, 2009
Tweak It and Freak It
Published: March 27, 2009
InternetSimplified
Published: February 24, 2009
MacBook Air Portable Genius
Published: November 17, 2008
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs
Published: October 27, 2008
Macs Portable Genius
Published: October 8, 2008
iPhone 3G Portable Genius
Published: October 7, 2008
iPhone 3G Portable Genius
Published: August 11, 2008
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins
Published: August 5, 2008
Build It. Fix It. Own It.
Published: May 29, 2008
Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed
Published: April 4, 2008
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Home Server
Published: January 29, 2008
Networking with Microsoft Windows Vista
Published: December 19, 2007
Excel 2007 PivotTables
Published: November 5, 2007
Windows Home Server Unleashed
Published: September 20, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007
Published: May 27, 2007
Published: May 16, 2007
Published: May 1, 2007
Published: March 30, 2007
Formulas and Functions with Excel 2007
Published: March 14, 2007
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista
Published: January 2, 2007
Windows Vista: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Published: December 6, 2006
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista
Published: November 29, 2006
The Unofficial Guide to Microsoft Office 2007
Published: October 23, 2006
Microsoft Windows XP Unleashed
Published: December 7, 2005
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows XP, Second Edition
Published: March 21, 2005
Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Published: March 21, 2005
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page & Blog, 6/E
Published: September 7, 2004
Word Spy
Published: February 17, 2004
The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary
The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary
Published: May 7, 2001
PowerPoint 2007 Visual Quick Tips
Published: December 29, 2006
Microsoft Office 2007 Visual Quick Tips
Published: December 29, 2006 
Microsoft Windows Vista Visual Quick Tips
Published: December 26, 2006
Microsoft Windows Vista Unveiled
Published: June 19, 2006
MySpace Visual Quick Tips
MySpace Visual Quick Tips
Published: August 21, 2006
Microsoft Windows XP Visual Quick Tips
Microsoft Windows XP Visual Quick Tips
Published: January 11, 2006
Tricks of the Microsoft Office Gurus
Tricks of the Microsoft Office Gurus
Published: April 22, 2005
Access 2003 Forms, Reports, and Queries
Published: August 28, 2004
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel
Formulas and Functions for Excel 2003
Published: June 21, 2004
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA
The Absolute Beginner's Guide to VBA
Published: March 19, 2004
Insider Power Techniques for Windows
Insider Power Techniques for Windows XP
Published: February 12, 2003
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page, Fifth Edition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page 5/E
Published: February 1, 2002
Special Edition Using JavaScript
Special Edition Using JavaScript
Published: June 19, 2001
The Unauthorized Guide to Windows ME
Published: September 30, 2000
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows ME
Published: August 2, 2000
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 2000 Professional
Published: February 1, 2000
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page 4/E
Published: December 15, 1999
The Unauthorized Guide to Windows 98
Published: September 7, 1999
VBA for Office 2000 Unleashed
Published: June 1, 1999
The Complete Idiot's Guide to More Windows 98
Published: August 18, 1998
Windows 98 Unleashed Professional Reference Edition
Published: June 5, 1998
Windows 98 Unleashed
Published: June 5, 1998
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 98
Published: May 1, 1998
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML 4 Web Page 3/E
Published: January 1, 1998
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 95 2/E
Published: August 1, 1997
Windows 95 Unleashed, 1998 Edition
Published: July 1, 1997
Visual Basic for Applications Unleashed
Published: March 1, 1997
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page 2/E
Published: February 1, 1997
Microsoft Office 97 Unleashed
Published: December 1, 1996
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows NT Workstation 4.0
Published: August 1, 1996
Windows 95 Unleashed
Published: July 1, 1996
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating an HTML Web Page
Published: February 1, 1996
Microsoft Office 95 Unleashed
Published: January 1, 1996
Excel for Windows 95 Unleashed
Published: October 1, 1995
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 95
Published: August 1, 1995
Navigating the Internet
Published: July 1, 1995
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Internet E-Mail
Published: March 1, 1995
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Usenet Newsgroups
Published: February 1, 1995
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 3.1
Published: November 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Guide to WordPerfect for Windows 2/E
Published: November 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Guide to WordPerfect 2/E
Published: October 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Next Step with Windows
Published: September 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Guide to WordPerfect for Windows
Published: August 1, 1994
WordPerfect for Windows Cheat Sheet
Published: July 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Access
Published: March 1, 1994
Excel 5 Super Book
Published: January 1, 1994
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows 3.0
Published: September 1, 1993
The Complete Idiot's Guide to WordPerfect
Published: June 1, 1993
DOS 6 for the Guru Wanna-Be
Published: June 1, 1993
Windows Woes
Published: January 1, 1993
The First Book of Quicken 6
Published: December 1, 1992
The First Book of Quattro Pro for Windows
Published: November 1, 1992
At Home with Windows
Published: October 1, 1992
At Home with MS-DOS
Published: July 1, 1992
The First Book of Quicken 5
Published: January 1, 1992
The 10 Minute Guide to the Norton Utilities
Published: October 15, 1991
 
My Office for iPad
My Office 2013 for iPadMy Office for iPad is fresh off the printer! In this book I show you how to get the most out of Office for iPad, Microsoft's new Office suite aimed at the Apple iPad tablet. You learn general techniques such as working with documents and graphics, then I put all four of the Office for iPad applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote — through their paces.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 14, 2014
Windows 8.1 In Depth
Windows 8.1 In Depth Windows 8.1 In Depth is out and ready to read! With my co-author Brian Knittel, our goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows 8.1. In particular, we give you complete coverage of the new and the not-so-new intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows 8.1. This means that we bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, getting around the Internet, and, of course, figuring out (and working around) the Windows 8.1 interface.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 21, 2014
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac Pro
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac ProMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Mac Pro was released on March 10, 2014. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that’s the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 250 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at the newest Mac Pro and what you can do with it. First you put Mac Pro to work with basic chores such as working with documents and programs, and connecting devices. You then learn more involved tasks such as organizing, playing and editing media (including music, photos, and movies), surfing the web with Safari, working with e-mail and chat messages, doing the iCloud thing, customizing Mac Pro, and tons more.

For more information about the book, see the book’s home page.

Posted on March 10, 2014
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8.1
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8.1 was released on December 16, 2013. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows 8.1. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to use the new interface, work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 8.1, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 16, 2013
iPad Portable Genius, 2nd Edition
iPad Portable Genius, 2nd EditionMy book iPad Portable Genius, 2nd Edition is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, the content is related to the fifth-generation iPad, the second-generation iPad mini, and iOS 7, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your tablet.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 4, 2013
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Simplified
Windows 8.1 SimplifiedMy book Microsoft Windows 8.1 Simplified was released on December 4, 2013. This beautifully laid out book offers straightforward, practical tasks, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. In nearly 120 lessons, this book takes you on a tour of the most useful and essential Windows 8.1 tasks. You learn some important basics to get you started—including how to use the Windows 8.1 interface—and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 8.1, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 4, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X MavericksMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks hit the shelves on November 4, 2013. In 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Apple's latest Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, using the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Mavericks, perform routine maintenance, and much more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 4, 2013
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Portable Genius
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Portable GeniusMy book iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone and the new iOS 7 operating system.

For much more info about the book, and for links to the table of contents, a sample chapter, and the book's index, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 21, 2013
Excel Data Analysis
Excel Data Analysis: Your visual blueprint for analyzing data, charts, and PivotTablesMy new book Excel Data Analysis: Your visual blueprint for analyzing data, charts, and PivotTables was released on July 29, 2013. This book teaches you everything useful there is to know about using Excel to analyze data, including building formulas, analyzing financial and statistical data, tracking trends and making forecasts, and mastering Excel's myriad data analysis tools and techniques.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 29, 2013
Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide
Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's GuideMy book Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide is now available at fine bookstores everywhere. This book teaches you how to repair a PC with the sweat of your own brow, and shows you that it takes very little sweat indeed, even if you've never so much as glanced at the inside of a computer. You begin with some basic maintenance skills then procced to troubleshooting and repair your PC. You learn what parts you need, how to make smart buying decisions, how to set up your work area, and what tools you need. From there, you get step-by-step instructions for upgrading your computer's hard drive, memory, power supply, video card, even the CPU!

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 28, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Microsoft Excel 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Microsoft Excel 2013My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Complete Microsoft Excel 2013 was released on July 22, 2013. The "Complete" part of the title is the key here, as this book aims to teach you everything useful there is to know about Excel, from entering data to building formulas to performing sophisticated data analysis.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 22, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Access 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Access 2013My new book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Access 2013 was published on April 8, 2013. Offering nearly 200 lessons, this book uses the friendly and accessible style of the famous Teach Yourself VISUALLY series to teach you the basics and beyond of the Access 2013 database program. You learn what you can do with Access, and then you learn how to create your own databases, plan and build tables, enter and edit data, create queries, forms, and reports, perform mail merges, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 8, 2013
Microsoft Excel 2013 Simplified
Exscel 2013 SimplifiedMy book Microsoft Excel 2013 Simplified was released on April 1, 2013. This beautifully laid out book offers straightforward, practical tasks, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. In 130 lessons, this book takes you on a tour of the most useful and essential Excel 2013 tasks. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to enter, edit, and format data, build formulas, manipulate worksheets and workbooks, create charts, collaborate with other Excel users, and more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 1, 2013
My Office 2013 RT
My Office 2013 RTMy Office 2013 RT is fresh off the printer! In this book I show you how to get the most out of Office 2013 RT, Microsoft's new Office suite aimed at PCs running WIndows 8 RT. You learn general techniques such as working with documents and graphics, then I put all four of the Office RT applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote — through their paces.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 23, 2013
PCs for Grownups
PCs for GrownupsMy book PCs for Grownups is now available. This book shows older adults how to wrest control of their PC from their kids or grandkids so that they can get the most out of their computer. No PC? No problem. I show you how to choose the right equipment at the right price. From there, you learn how to use, maintain, troubleshoot, and even repair your PC.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 21, 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Excel 2013
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Excel 2013My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Excel 2013 was released on February 26, 2013. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 160 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on the Excel 2013 spreadsheet program. You learn what you can do with Excel, and then you learn how to enter and edit worksheet data, format data, manipulate worksheets and workbooks, build formulas, use Excel's built-in functions, analyze data, create charts, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on February 26, 2013
Excel 2013 Formulas and Functions
Excel 2013 Formulas and FunctionsThe latest edition of my book Excel 2013 Formulas and Functions is now available. This book demystifies worksheet formulas and presents the most useful Excel functions in an accessible, jargon-free way.

To find out more about Excel 2013 Formulas and Functions, see the book's home page.

Posted on February 24, 2013
iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini Portable Genius
iPad 4th Generation & iPad mini Portable GeniusMy book iPad 4th Generation & iPad mini Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the fourth-generation iPad and the iPad mini, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your tablet.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 26, 2012
iPhone 5 Portable Genius
iPhone 5 Portable GeniusMy book iPhone 5 Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 5 smartphone, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 5 and the new iOS 6 operating system.

For much more info about the book, and for links to the table of contents, a sample chapter, and the book's index, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 13, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Third Edition
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Third EditionMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Second Edition was released on November 6, 2012. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Macs and what you can do with them. First you learn the features of the various Mac models currently available. From there, you put your Mac to work with basic chores such as connecting devices and running programs, and then more involved tasks such as organizing, playing and editing media (including music, photos, and movies), surfing the web with Safari, working with e-mail and chat messages, doing the iCloud thing, customizing your Mac, and tons more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 6, 2012
Windows 8 In Depth
Windows 8 In Depth Windows 8 In Depth is out and ready to read! With my co-author Brian Knittel, our goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows 8. In particular, we give you complete coverage of the intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows 8. This means that we bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, getting around the Internet, and, of course, figuring out (and working around) the new Windows 8 interface.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 26, 2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips
Windows 8 Visual Quick TipsMy book Microsoft Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips was released on October 16, 2012. This beautiful book (if I do say so myself) offers nearly 130 practical and useful tips and tricks laid out in easy-to-follow step-by-step intructions, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. This book shows you how to customize and configure Windows 8, get the most out of the Windows 8 apps, enhance computer and Internet security, master media and networking, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 23, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8 Tablets
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 TabletsMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8 Tablets was released on October 3, 2012. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on using Windows 8 with a tablet PC. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to use the new interface, use gestures and the touchscreen keyboard, launch programs, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 8, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 3, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 8 was released on October 2, 2012. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows 8. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to use the new interface, work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 8, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 2, 2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Simplified
Windows 8 SimplifiedMy book Microsoft Windows 8 Simplified was released on September 27, 2012. This beautifully laid out book offers straightforward, practical tasks, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. In nearly 120 lessons, this book takes you on a tour of the most useful and essential Windows 8 tasks. You learn some important basics to get you started—including how to use the new Windows 8 interface—and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 8, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 27, 2012
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Fourth Edition
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Fourth EditionMy book MacBook Air Portable Genius, Fourth Edition is out! This is yet another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer up lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help you get more out of the fifth generation of the MacBook Air and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 26, 2012
OS X Mountain Lion Simplified
OS X Mountain Lion SimplifiedMy book OS X Mountain Lion Simplified was released on September 25, 2012. This book is a full-color, generously illustrated guide to Apple's latest and greatest operating system, OS X Mountain Lion. In more than 100 lessons, this book knocks Mountain Lion down to size. You get a comprehensive introduction to OS X, and lots of tasks related to useful activites such as surfing the Web, e-mailing, tracking contacts and appointments, and taking full advantage of Mac multimedia, including music, photos, and videos. You also learn how to customize, maintain, and troubleshoot OS X Mountain Lion.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 25, 2012
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion
Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain LionMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mountain Lion hit the shelves on August 23, 2012. In 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Apple's latest operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, using the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Mountain Lion, perform routine maintenance, and much more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 23, 2012
Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype
Cloud Computing: Beyond the HypeMy book Cloud Computing: Beyond the Hype is now available! This is the first book in the new HP Technology Series, by HP Press. I take a critical look at the current state of cloud computing from a business perspective and go beyond the current cloud hype to examine what cloud computing is, what are its advantages and disadvantages, and what's the best way to get from here to cloud. I also take a close look at private and hybrid clouds, how to select a public cloud provider, cloud management issues, and cloud security concerns.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on June 5, 2012
The New iPad Portable Genius
The new iPad Portable GeniusMy book The new iPad Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the third-generation iPad, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPad.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 24, 2012
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Using Your Computer-For Seniors
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Using Your Computer - For SeniorsMy book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Using Your Computers—For Seniors is now available. My goal in this book is to show you not only how to use your computer, but how to make your computer do things that are useful (and occasionally just plain fun) for you. I don't presume any knowledge of computers on your part so we begin, sensibly enough, at the beginning, and go (gently) from there.

For more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 6, 2012
iPod touch Portable Genius
iPod touch Portable GeniusMy book iPod touch Portable Genius is now available! This book is for iPod touch users who know the basics but want to take their iPod touch education to a higher level. It's a book for people who want to be more productive, more efficient, more creative, and more self-sufficient (at least as far as the iPod touch goes). It's a book for people who use their iPod touch every day but would like to incorporate it into more of their day-to-day activities.

For much more info about the book, and for links to the table of contents, a sample chapter, and the book's index, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 20, 2011
iPhone 4S Portable Genius
iPhone 4S Portable GeniusMy book iPhone 4S Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 4S smartphone (as well as the iPhone 4), and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 4S and the new iOS 5 operating system.

For much more info about the book, and for links to the table of contents, a sample chapter, and the book's index, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 29, 2011
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Third Edition
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Third EditionMy book MacBook Air Portable Genius, Third Edition is out! This is yet another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer up lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help you get more out of the latest generation of the MacBook Air and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 1, 2011
Mac OS X Lion Simplified
Internet SimplifiedMy book Mac OS X Snow Leopard Simplified was released on September 1, 2011. This book is a full-color, generously illustrated guide to Apple's latest and greatest operating system, Mac OS X Lion. In more than 100 lessons, this book knocks Lion down to size. You get a comprehensive introduction to Mac OS X, and lots of tasks related to useful activites such as surfing the Web, e-mailing, tracking contacts and appointments, and taking full advantage of Mac multimedia, including music, photos, and videos. You also learn how to customize, maintain, and troubleshoot Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 1, 2011
Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, Second Edition
Switching to a mac Portable Genius, Second EditionMy book Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, Second Edition is now on sale! This is another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer ex-Windows users lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help them get their Mac feet wet and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar. This edition has been updated to include Mac OS X Lion and the latest Macs.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 24, 2011
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X LionMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion hit the shelves on August 2, 2011. In 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X Lion, using the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Lion, perform routine maintenance, and much more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 2, 2011
The Facebook Guide for People Over 50
The Facebook Guide for People Over 50My book The Facebook Guide for People Over 50 is now available! This is the first book in Wiley's Facebook Guide series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and, of course, lots of great Facebook info, ideas, and tips. My contribution focuses on the over-50 crowd, which is the fastest-growing demagraphic on Facebook. I talk about why older adults can benefit from a Facebook account, how to get set up on Facebook, and then I run through some great Facebook resources.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 5, 2011
iPad 2 Portable Genius
iPad 2 Portable GeniusMy book iPad 2 Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPad 2, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPad.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 3, 2011
iPhone 4 Portable Genius, Verizon Edition
iPhone 4 Portable Genius, Verizon EditionMy book iPhone 4 Portable Genius, Verizon Edition is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the Verizon iPhone 4 smartphone, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 4 and the new iOS 4.3 operating system.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 2, 2011
Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed
Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 UnleashedMy book Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed is now available! The book covers configuring Windows Home Server, gettng the most out of media sharing, storage, backups, and remote access, and advanced features such as network monitoring and troubleshooting, Windows Home Server maintenance and optimization, and using the server to run a website and SharePoint site. This edition covers all the latest Windows Home Server 2011 enhancements and features, including the Dashboard, Launchpad, Alert Viewer, and more

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 31, 2011
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Second Edition
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Second EditionMy book MacBook Air Portable Genius, Second Edition is out! This is yet another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer up lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help you get more out of the latest generation of the MacBook Air and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 8, 2011
Using iPhone
Using iPhoneMy book Using iPhone was released into the wild on October 11! This book takes you through a series of practical and useful techniques that allow you to get to know your iPhone and to incorporate the iPhone into your everyday life. The book tells you what to expect from the iPhone and what its limitations are, and it talks about best practices for using the iPhone. USING the iPhone teaches you not only how to use the iPhone as a phone, but also how to use it as a smartphone for surfing the Web, sending and receiving email, managing your contacts and appointments, reading eBooks, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 11, 2010
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Second Edition
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Second EditionMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, Second Edition was released on October 5, 2010. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Macs and what you can do with them. First you learn the features of the various Mac models currently available. From there, you put your Mac to work with basic chores such as connecting devices and running programs, and then more involved tasks such as organizing, playing and editing media (including music, photos, and movies), surfing the web with Safari, working with e-mail and chat messages, doing the MobileMe thing, customizing your Mac, and tons more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 5, 2010
Macs Portable Genius, Second Edition
Macs Portable Genius, Second EditionMy book Macs Portable Genius, Second Edition is out! This is another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and this time I'm talking about tips, techniques, how-tos, what-tos, and what-not-tos that help you get more out of your Mac and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 7, 2010
iPhone 4 Portable Genius
My book iPhone 4 Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 4 smartphone, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 4 and the new iOS 4 operating system.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 12, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OS
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OSMy book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OS is now available. If you're looking to get a head start on cloud computing, or if you just want to know what the heck "cloud computing" could possibly be, then this book's for you. I teach you all about both the Chrome OS and the Chrome web browser, and I show you how to perform lots of useful cloud-based techniques.

For more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 3, 2010
Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps
Using the Office Web AppsMy book Using the Microsoft Office Web Apps is fresh off the printer! In this book I show you how to get the most out of the Office Web Apps, Microsoft's new cloud-bound applications (by tariq polley). You learn how to use both Windows Live SkyDrive and SharePoint 2010, and I put all four of the Web Apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—through their paces.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 1, 2010
Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts, 2nd Edition
Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts 2/EThe second edition of my book Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts is now available. The book—fully revised and updated for Excel 2010—covers building PivotTables, customizing PivotTable data and calculations, creating custom calculations, visualizing data with PivotCharts, and creating advanced PivotTables from multiple consolidatation ranges, external databases, and even OLAP data cubes.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 1, 2010
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets, 2nd Edition
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and TweetsThe latest editon of my Twitter book—Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets, 2nd Edition—is now available to order, purchase, or pre-order (depending on where you live and whether you prefer to shop in your pajamas). This book takes you on a complete tour of the Twitter universe, from setting up your account to using advanced Twitter tools, and also includes complete coverage of all the changes to Twitter and the various Twitter tools that have happened over the past year. Whether you're a member of the Twitterati or have only just heard of this Twitter thing, this book's got you covered.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on June 1, 2010
Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2010The latest edition of my book Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010 is now available. This book demystifies worksheet formulas and presents the most useful Excel functions in an accessible, jargon-free way.

To find out more about Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 24, 2010
Microsoft Excel 2010 Visual Quick Tips
Excel 2010 Visual Quick TipsMy book Microsoft Excel 2010 Visual Quick Tips was released on May 10, 2010. This beautifully book (if I do say so myself) offers more than 125 practical and useful tips and tricks laid out in easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. This book shows you how to customize and configure Excel 2010, get the most out of workbooks, worksheets, and formulas, enhance Excel security and privacy, import and analyze data, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 10, 2010
iPad Portable Genius
My book iPad Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPad, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPad.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 4, 2010
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Excel 2010
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Excel 2010 was released on April 26, 2010. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 155 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on the Excel 2010 spreadsheet program. You learn what you can do with Excel, and then you learn how to enter and edit worksheet data, format data, manipulate worksheets and workbooks, build formulas, use Excel's built-in functions, analyze data, create charts, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 4, 2010
Microsoft Excel 2010 Simplified
Windows 7 SimplifiedMy book Microsoft Excel 2010 Simplified was released on April 26, 2010. This beautifully laid out book offers straightforward, practical tasks, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. In 110 lessons, this book takes you on a tour of the most useful and essential Excel 2010 tasks. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to enter, edit, and format data, build formulas, manipulate worksheets and workbooks, create charts, collaborate with other Excel users, and more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 3, 2010
Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed, Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed, Second EditionThe Second Edition of my book Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed is now available. The book covers configuring Windows Home Server, gettng the most out of media sharing, storage, backups, and remote access, and advanced features such as network monitoring and troubleshooting, Windows Home Server maintenance and optimization, and using the server to run a website and SharePoint site. The Second Edition covers all the latest Windows Home Server enhancements, including Power Packs 1, 2, and 3.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 13, 2010
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2010The latest edition of my book Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010 is now available. This book demystifies worksheet formulas and presents the most useful Excel functions in an accessible, jargon-free way.

To find out more about Formulas and Functions: Microsoft Excel 2010, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 14, 2010
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 7
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 7"Windows 7 this, Windows 7 that." Have you noticed that everybody talks about Windows 7, but nobody does anything about it? Well that's all about to change, my friend because, yes, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 7 is now lurking on bookshelves (real ones and virtual ones) the world over. So it's just a matter of time before, well, something happens.

To make sure you're prepared, check out the book's home page.

Posted on October 6, 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips
Windows 7 Visual Quick TipsMy book Microsoft Windows 7 Visual Quick Tips was released on October 5, 2009. This beautifully book (if I do say so myself) offers more than 130 practical and useful tips and tricks laid out in easy-to-follow step-by-step intructions, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. This book shows you how to customize and configure Windows 7, get the most out of Internet Explorer and email, enhance computer and Internet security, master media and networking, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 5, 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 Simplified
Windows 7 SimplifiedMy book Microsoft Windows 7 Simplified was released on September 28, 2009. This beautifully laid out book offers straightforward, practical tasks, where each step is illustrated with a full-color screen shot. In nearly 120 lessons, this book takes you on a tour of the most useful and essential Windows 7 tasks. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 7, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 28, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 7
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 7My book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows 7 was released on September 15, 2009. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows 7. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows 7, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 15, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacsMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Snow Leopard hit the shelves on September 8. 2009. In 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, using the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Snow Leopard, perform routine maintenance, and much more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 9, 2009
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Simplified
Internet SimplifiedMy book Mac OS X Snow Leopard Simplified was released on September 8, 2009. This book is a full-color, generously illustrated guide to Apple's latest and greatest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard. In more than 100 lessons, this book knocks Snow Leopard down to size. You get a comprehensive introduction to Mac OS X, and lots of tasks related to useful activites such as surfing the Web, e-mailing, tracking contacts and appointments, and taking full advantage of Mac multimedia, including music, photos, and videos. You also learn how to customize, maintain, and troubleshoot Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 8, 2009
iPhone 3GS Portable Genius
My book iPhone 3GS Portable Genius is now available! This is another book in Wiley's great Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 3GS smartphone, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 3GS. (If you've got an iPhone 3G, don't fret: the book covers that phone, too!)

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 19, 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed
Windows 7 UnleashedMy book Microsoft Windows 7 Unleashed is out and ready to read! My goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows 7. In particular, I give you complete coverage of the intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows 7. This means that I bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, and getting around the Internet.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 18, 2009
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacsMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac was released on June 9. 2009. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 190 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Office 2008 for Mac and what you can do with it. First you learn some general techniques that apply to all the Office applications, including working with the programs, dealing with documents, formatting your work, and adding graphics. From there you run through lots of tasks dealing with the specific Office 2008 programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on July 2, 2009
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets
Twitter Tips, Tricks, and TweetsMy book Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets is now available to order, purchase, or pre-order (depending on where you live and whether you prefer to shop in your pajamas). This book takes you on a complete tour of the Twitter universe, from setting up your account to using advanced Twitter tools. Whether you're a member of the Twitterati or have only just heard of this Twitter thing, this book's got you covered.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 6, 2009
Switching to a Mac Portable Genius
MacBook Air Portable GeniusMy book Switching to a Mac Portable Genius is now on sale! This is another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer ex-Windows users lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help them get their Mac feet wet and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 14, 2009
Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way
Tweak It and Freak ItMy book Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way is now available across the land and around the world. This book shows you that you don't have to take Windows problems, frustrations and inefficiencies lying down. I take you through hundreds of tweaks that help you make Windows run your way. From startup to shutdown and everything in between — security and speed, the web and email, files and networking, and more — this book gives you the tools to tweak and freak Windows Vista and Windows XP. Plus you get six — six! — online bonus chapters.

For much more info about the book (and those online bonus chapters), see the book's home page.

Posted on April 2, 2009
Internet Simplified
Internet SimplifiedMy book Internet Simplified was released on February 24, 2009. This book is a full-color, generously illustrated guide to the Internet and all of its riches. In more than 100 lessons, this book knocks the Internet down to size. You learn how Interent works, how to choose an ISP, and how to get connected to the Internet. From there you explore the World Wide Web, e-mail, social networking, blogs, media, privacy, security, and lots more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 31, 2009
MacBook Air Portable Genius
MacBook Air Portable GeniusMy book MacBook Air Portable Genius is out! This is yet another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and in this one I offer up lots of tips, tricks, and techniques designed to help you get more out of your MacBook Air and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 3, 2008
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs
Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacsMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs was released on October 27, 2008. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 150 lessons, this book gives you an in-depth look at Macs and what you can do with them. First you learn the features of the various Mac models currently available. From there, you put your Mac to work with basic chores such as connecting devices and running programs, and then more involved tasks such as organizing, playing and editing media (including music, photos, and movies), surfing the web with Safari, working with e-mail and chat messages, doing the MobileMe thing, customizing your Mac, and tons more.

For more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 3, 2008
Macs Portable Genius
Macs Portable GeniusMy book Macs Portable Genius is out! This is another book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, and this time I'm talking about tips, techniques, how-tos, what-tos, and what-not-tos that help you get more out of your Mac and avoid the dreaded trip to the Genius Bar.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 31, 2008
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Website
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a WebsiteAttention would-be website builders! If you're looking to get your web feet wet, or if they're already wet and you'd like to get them, well, wetter, look no further than my new book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Website. I show you how to build a full-fledged site page-by-page, link-by-link, banner ad-by-banner ad.

To find out more than you thought you'd ever know about the book (without actually reading the darn thing, of course), check out the book's home page.

Posted on October 22, 2008
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word OriginsMy book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins is out! This book checks out the weird and wacky histories of nearly 600 words and phrases, from A1 to zydeco.

To learn more the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 18, 2008
iPhone 3G Portable Genius
My book (co-authored with David Pabian) iPhone 3G Portable Genius is now available! This is the first book in Wiley's new Portable Genius series, which features full-color screen shots, a clean, crisp layout, and content that turns the book into a portable version of Apple's Genius Bar. In this case, of course, the content is related to the iPhone 3G smartphone, and you learn all kinds of tips, tricks, and workarounds to help you get the most out of your iPhone 3G.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on August 13, 2008
Build It. Fix It. Own It.
Build It. Fix It. Own It.My book Build It. Fix It. Own It.: A Beginner's Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC is now available at fine bookstores everywhere. This book teaches you how to build a PC with the sweat of your own brow, and shows you that it takes very little sweat indeed, even if you've never so much as glanced at the inside of a computer. You learn what parts you need, how to make smart buying decisions, how to set up your work area, and what tools you need. From there, you learn how to build various types of PCs, from a simple-but-functional basic machine for those on a budget, to a screaming gaming PC that will handle any anything you care to throw at it.

For much more info about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on June 2, 2008
Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed, Second Edition
Windows Vista UnleashedThe Second Edition of my book Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed is out and ready to read! My goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows Vista, including Service Pack 1. In particular, I give you complete coverage of the intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows Vista. This means that I bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, and getting around the Internet.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 4, 2008
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Home Server
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Home ServerMy latest book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Home Server was released on January 29, 2008. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In more than 130 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows Home Server. You learn what its features are, how to configure it, and how to get your home network set up. From there, you learn how to take full advantage of Windows Home Server's many features, including automated backups, centralized storage, streaming media, folder duplication, the Windows Home Server Console, and remote access to your home computers.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on January 29, 2008
Networking with Microsoft Windows Vista
Networking with Microsoft Windows VistaMy book Networking with Microsoft Windows Vista: Your Guide to Easy and Secure Windows Vista Networking was published on December 19, 2007. It's a beginner's guide to networking computers, with a focus on Windows Vista's networking features. You learn about both wired and wireless networking hardware, and I show you how to buy the equipment that's right for you. You also learn how to put your network together, incuding making the connections and configuring your router. You then learn all about Vista's networking features, including making connections, sharing resources, implementing security, and even how to set up your own Windows Vista web server!

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 19, 2007
Excel 2007 PivotTables and PivotCharts
Excel 2007 PivotTablesMy book Excel 2007 PivotTables and PivotCharts is now available in North America. The book covers building PivotTables, customizing PivotTable data and calculations, creating custom calculations, visualizing data with PivotCharts, and creating advanced PivotTables from multiple consolidatation ranges, external databases, and even OLAP data cubes.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 5, 2007
Windows Home Server Unleashed
Microsoft Windws Home Server UnleashedMy book Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed is now available in North America. The book covers installing Windows Home Server, gettng the most out of media sharing, storage, backups, and remote access, and advanced features such as network monitoring and troubleshooting, Windows Home Server maintenance and optimization, and using the server to run a website and SharePoint site.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 24, 2007
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, 5th Edition
Teach Yourself VISUALLY ComputersMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers Fifth Edition is now available in North America. This is a full-color, copiously illustrated book designed to take the mystery out of computers and the devices that attach to them.

For lots more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on September 18, 2007
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007: Top 100 Tips & TricksMy book Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Top 100 Tips & Tricks is now available. This book uses step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations to enhance your PowerPoint 2007 skills. In 100 useful tips and tricks, you learn powerful techniques for customizing presentations, using graphics, applying effects and animations, adding audio, video, and sound, and delivering presentations

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 29, 2007
Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus
Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 GurusMy book Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus is now available. This book shows you tons of little-known but highly useful tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of your Office 2007 investments, including Word, Excel, PowerPOint, Access, and Outlook. To learn more, see the book's home page.
Posted on May 16, 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTables and PivotCharts
Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTablesMy book Microsoft Excel 2007 PivotTables and PivotCharts is now available in North America. The book covers building PivotTables, customizing PivotTable data and calculations, creating custom calculations, visualizing data with PivotCharts, and creating advanced PivotTables from multiple consolidatation ranges, external databases, and even OLAP data cubes.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on May 11, 2007
Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries
Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and QueriesMy book Microsoft Office Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries is now available. This book shows you how to get the most out of Access 2007 by focusing on powerful and useful techniques for forms, reports, and queries. To learn more, see the book's home page.
Posted on May 1, 2007
VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office System
VBA for the 2007 Microsoft Office SystemMy book VBA for the Microsoft Office 2007 System is now available. This book shows you how to record and build VBA macros to help you get the most out of all the Office 2007 programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPOint, Access, and Outlook. To learn more, see the book's home page.
Posted on March 30, 2007
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2007
Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Office Excel 2007The latest edition of my book Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007 is now available. This book demystifies worksheet formulas and presents the most useful Excel functions in an accessible, jargon-free way.

To find out more about Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 14, 2007
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows Vista
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows VistaStop the presses! No, wait, they're already stopped! Anyway, my book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Windows Vista is piping hot and ready to serve. I show you how to wrestle with Microsoft's latest operating system and come out with no physical scars (I make no promises about mental ones, however).

To get the 411 (as the kids say) on the book, surf over to the book's home page.

Posted on January 2, 2007
Microsoft Windows Vista: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Microsoft Windows Vista: Top 100 Simplified Tips & TricksMy book Microsoft Windows Vista: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks is now available. This book uses step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations to enhance your Windows Vista skills. In 100 useful tips and tricks, you learn powerful techniques for customizing Vista, enhancing Vista security, getting the most out of the web and email, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 6, 2006
Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed
Microsoft Windows Vista UnleashedMy book Microsoft Windows Vista Unleashed is out and ready to read! My goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows Vista. In particular, I give you complete coverage of the intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows Vista. This means that I bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, and getting around the Internet.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 2, 2006
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows Vista
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows VistaMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Microsoft Windows Vista was released on November 29, 2006. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows Vista. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Windows Vista, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on November 29, 2006
The Unofficial Guide to Microsoft Office 2007
The Unofficial Guide to Microsoft Office 2007The Unoffical Guide to Microsoft Office 2007 is a collection of my favorite non-standard techniques for getting the most out of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Whether it's learning the easiest and fastest methods to create and format documents, customizing Office to suit your style, collaborating with other Office users, or securing your precious Office documents, this book has it all.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on October 23, 2006
Microsoft Windows XP Unleashed
Windows XP UnleashedMy book Microsoft Windows XP Unleashed is out and ready to read! My goal in this book is to cover the good, the bad, and, yes, even the ugly of Windows XP, including Service Pack 2. In particular, I give you complete coverage of the intermediate-to-advanced features of Windows XP. This means that I bypass basic topics, such as wielding the mouse, in favor of more complex operations, such as working with the Registry, maintaining and troubleshooting your system, networking, and getting around the Internet.

For more info, see the book's home page.

Posted on December 7, 2005
Microsoft Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks
Microsoft Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & TricksMy book Microsoft Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks is now available. This book uses step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations to enhance your Windows XP skills. In 100 useful tips and tricks, you learn powerful techniques for customizing XP, enhancing XP security, getting the most out of the web and email, and much more.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on April 1, 2005
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows XP, Second Edition
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows XPMy book Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows XP, Second Edition was released on March 21, 2005. This book uses the famous full-color, profusely illustrated style that's the hallmark of the Teach Yourself VISUALLY series. In nearly 150 lessons, this book gives you the full scoop on Windows XP, Service Pack 2. You learn some important basics to get you started, and then you learn how to work with programs, create and edit documents, work with pictures, music, and other media, use the web and email, customize Vista, and perform routine maintenance.

For much more information about the book, see the book's home page.

Posted on March 21, 2005
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page and Blog, 6/E
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page and Blog 6/EThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Web Page and Blog, Sixth Edition is the latest version of the book that has helped more than 200,000 people get their Web feet wet.

To get the 411 (as the kids say) on the book, surf over to the book's home page.

Posted on September 7, 2004
Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture
Word SpyWord Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture looks at what's happening in our world through the prism of new words and phrases, such as those found on my Word Spy Web site. For more info, see the book's home page.
Posted on February 17, 2004