New Computing books for February

With the New Year it’s good to see books about the new 2016 version of some of the most popular software together with Windows 10 and some other useful pieces of info. Come with me to find out more of what you need to know in 2016.

Syndetics book coverWindows 10 / Paul McFedries.
“Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 is the visual learner’s guide to the latest Windows upgrade. Using full color screen shots and clear instruction, you’ll learn your way around the interface, set up user accounts, and much more. If you want to get the most out of the latest Windows offering, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 is the guide you need.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverWindows 10 plain & simple / Nancy Muir Boysen.
“Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 10. Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do. Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts and exercises to apply what you learn right away” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverOffice 2016 / Elaine Marmel.
“Quickly and efficiently learn the latest version of Office. Teach Yourself Visually Office offers you a straightforward, visual approach to making your work life more efficient and productive using the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite. Whether you′re looking to discover what′s new in the latest release of Microsoft Office or don′t know Access from Word, this visual guide makes learning easy!” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverExcel 2016 / by Paul McFedries.
“If you’re always hearing about the cool things Excel can do, here’s your chance to see how to do them! Teach Yourself Visually Excel is packed with visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that will help you take your Excel skills to new heights, this friendly and approachable guide will have you creating, editing, and manipulating Excel spreadsheets in no time!” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverPowerPoint 2016/ Barbara Boyd with Ray Anthony.
“The uncomplicated PowerPoint guide designed specifically for visual learners. Teach Yourself Visually PowerPoint offers you an effortless approach to creating winning presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverMy Excel 2016 / Tracy Syrstad.
My Excel 2016 is your must-have companion for getting most out of Excel 2016. This friendly, quick, full-color, 100% practical tutorial walks you through every task you’ll want to do with Excel 2016.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverComputer basics : absolute beginner’s guide / Michael Miller.
“Make the most of your new Windows® 10 notebook or desktop computer-without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun!” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverMYOB Software For Dummies [electronic resource] / Veechi Curtis.
“MYOB(R) Software For Dummies walks you through everything you need to know, from starting your MYOB(R) file from scratch and recording payments and receipts, to tracking profit and analysing sales. This new edition includesall the information you need on the new generation of MYOB(R) Account Right software, including the new cloud computing features.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverAutomate the boring stuff with Python : practical programming for total beginners / by Al Sweigart.
“If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverA beginner’s guide to coding on Android tablets and smartphones / Jim Gatenby.
Explains, at an elementary level, basic concepts of computers and computer coding using an Android tablet or smartphone. Also covers how to then transfer your program code to a desktop or laptop computer and vice versa.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverTeach yourself visually iPhone 6s / by Guy Hart-Davis.
“A visual guide to the iPhone 6s now fully updated. Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone, 3rd Edition is the book for you with 500 full-color screenshots that clearly illustrate all the features your iPhone has to offer.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHow software works : the magic behind encryption, CGI, search engines, and other everyday technologies / by V. Anton Spraul.
“We use software every day to perform all kinds of powerful tasks. It’s the force behind stunning CGI graphics, safe online shopping, and speedy Google searches. How Software Works explains how computers perform common-yet-amazing tasks that we take for granted every day. If you’ve ever wondered what really goes on behind your computer screen, How Software Works will give you fascinating look into the software all around you.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)