Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!
Switch to a Mac with ease using this practical, humorous guide Want to try life outside of Windows? You've come to the right place. Users are switching from PCs to Macs in droves, and now you can, too, with this helpful guide. In a fun, but practical way, the book walks you through the entire process-hardware and software-including selecting a Mac, moving files, setting up security, and getting the most out of all the fun stuff that makes Macs famous, such as the iLife suite, and more. This book is fully updated for the new generation of Mac hardware and software, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the iLife suite, and the latest trends and tools Explore running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, how to switch your applications, converting your business to a Mac, getting online, and more Plus, you don't even have to give up Microsoft Office, thanks to Microsoft Office for Mac-so get this indispensable book and join the fun!
Find a high-tech hobby in the great outdoors! Dig into this fast-growing detective sport that's fun for all ages Once you get your coordinates, your GPS receiver, maps, compass, and this book, you're ready for adventure! Seek out containers of goodies hidden around the world by other geocachers, hide a cache of your own, see new places, and get a little exercise to boot. Here's where to start! The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Choose and use a GPS receiver * Find and download coordinates * Pack the right gear * Share experiences with the geocaching community * Search for benchmarks * Use geocaching as a teaching tool
Get great digital shots with your Canon EOS 7D Mark II This full-color guide to the features and functions of the CanonEOS 7D Mark II makes it easy for first-time users to get the mostout of the camera and capture cool, professional-level photos.Packed with examples on how to create eye-popping digital photos,Canon EOS 7D Mark II For Dummies gives you a plain-Englishtour of the camera's controls, shows how to manipulate focus andcolor, gives step-by-step instructions on how to shoot betterlow-light and action shots, and so much more. Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras offer full controlover exposure settings while also providing pre-sets and auto modeoptions for beginners. If you're just picking up—orconsidering buying—a Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, this funand friendly guide takes the intimidation out of making sense ofthe bells and whistles so you can get right down to snappingstunning photos. Covers shooting in auto mode and using live view and playbackmodes Explains how to dial in exposure and use lighting controls Includes easy tips for printing, posting photos online, andother ways to share images Gives you ten photo editing tricks and pro functions If you're an amateur photographer who wantsbetter-than-entry-level gear, or a pro looking for a budget camerato add to your collection, Canon EOS 7D Mark II For Dummieshas the information you need to get more bang for your buck out ofthis powerful camera.
Become a cyber-hero - know the common wireless weaknesses "Reading a book like this one is a worthy endeavor towardbecoming an experienced wireless security professional." --Devin Akin - CTO, The Certified Wireless Network Professional(CWNP) Program Wireless networks are so convenient - not only for you, but alsofor those nefarious types who'd like to invade them. The only wayto know if your system can be penetrated is to simulate an attack.This book shows you how, along with how to strengthen any weakspots you find in your network's armor. Discover how to: Perform ethical hacks without compromising a system Combat denial of service and WEP attacks Understand how invaders think Recognize the effects of different hacks Protect against war drivers and rogue devices
Starting at $499, the diminutive Mac mini-2.5 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide, and 2.9 pounds-is expected to become Apple's bestselling computer, with projected shipments of 100,000 units a month This book offers several projects-some easy, some more challenging-to help people tweak, modify, and transform a Mac mini Modest modifications include creating a Mac mini home theater, an appliance controller, and a travel kit; other more complex (but very cool!) mods require wielding a soldering iron Offers detailed, illustrated step-by-step instructions-including how to open the Mac mini, keep track of pieces, and avoid damage-that enable even novice tinkerers to complete the projects
This book shows how to build a "INFelecPHY GPS Unit" (IEP-GPS) tracking system for fleet management that is based on 3G and GPRS modules. This model should provide reliability since it deals with several protocols: 1) HTTP and HTTPS to navigate, download and upload in real time the information to a web server, 2) FTTP and FTTPS to handle in a non-real time the files to the web application, and 3) SMTP and POP3 to send and receive email directly from the unit in case of any alert. Similar to a mobile device, but without screen for display, it is multifunctional because it links to a GPRS module, a camera, a speaker, headphone, a keypad and screen.
The history, statistics, and fun facts! Although yellow-and-black For Dummies books are pervasive today — found all over the world and wherever books are sold, covering subjects from Access to Zune — at one time they didn't exist at all. How did this brand come about? What juicy tidbits exist in the Hall of Memories to explain the brand's titling strategy (Dummies? I'm not a dummy!) and its unique elements like cartoons and icons? This special anniversary edition answers these questions and provides insight into how the launch of a single book in 1991 evolved into a global brand phenomenon. Open the book and find: The first book and how it came to market Decisions that helped establish the brand The role authors have played in making Dummies successful The evolution of Dummies packaging The brand around the globe Fun Dummies moments in history Learn about: The first Dummies book and how it came to be The brand's history and milestones Each book series, licensed products, memorable quotes, and more!
Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness Many people love the outdoors but often fail to consider what may happen if they become lost in the wilderness. It is one of those things that most people assume happens to others and could never happen to them. However, it can and does happen to anyone. A simple wrong turn, a heavy fog, or even a panicked run from a dangerous animal can all leave you lost and wondering which direction you need to move in to make it safely home. Complications often arise as night starts to arrive and you need to have a shelter as well as finding food and drink. It is essential to tackle all issues after a good night's rest and, preferably, on a full stomach. This will ensure you are thinking straight. There are a variety of methods which can be used to help you navigate your way back to civilization; many of these are detailed in this book although there are always more options. The main topics covered include: The use of GPS to aid walking and why they cannot always be relied on. How to navigate with a map and compass. How to navigate without any aids; by using the natural methods. Download your E book "Navigation For Dummies: 30-Minute Guide On Map Reading, GPS, Compass Use And Advanced Navigation Methods In The Wilderness" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
The long-awaited BlackBerry Storm is here! Take advantage of all the cool things your new touch-screen BlackBerry can do with BlackBerry Storm For Dummies. Your BlackBerry Storm can help you organize your calendar, surf the Internet, and stay in constant contact. it even works like a modem for your laptop. BlackBerry Storm For Dummies shows you how to unlock all of the exciting capabilities of your BlackBerry Storm. You’ll discover how to: Customize your BlackBerry Storm, learn to navigate the touch screen, manage power consumption, and protect your device Set up your contacts, keep notes, synchronize lists with your desktop, and manage your calendar Keep in touch with e-mail, PIN-to-PIN and instant messaging, and phone calls Browse the Internet and keep track of key sites Play music and videos, take pictures or mini-movies, and tune in the news Activate Storm’s built-in GPS and use Google Maps or BlackBerry Map Synchronize your BlackBerry with your desktop so your data is consistent wherever you go Prepare your laptop to use your BlackBerry Storm as a modem Install and manage third-party applications Keep your personal information safe You’ll find tips for tapping and thumbing the touch screen, secrets for taking great photos and videos, and even fun games to play on your Storm. Whether you’re upgrading from an earlier model or you just got your first BlackBerry, BlackBerry Storm For Dummies helps you utilize everything this handy device has to offer.
Offering readers a concise and yet comprehensive reference, Satellite Technology provides a unique coverage of both the principles and applications in this wide field. This book covers the technological and application aspects of satellites in one volume, ensuring not only extensive coverage of communications-related applications of satellites, but also other important applications such as remote sensing, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific and military. The essentials of satellite technology are explained, by giving an introduction to the fundamental topics such as orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations before going on to describe satellite hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques and link design. Topics range from the history and evolution of satellites, and the laws governing motion of artificial satellites around earth, to multiplexing techniques, satellite subsystems and link design fundamentals. Amply illustrated with a large number of figures and photographs, as well as relevant mathematics and design examples Contains a large number of problems with solutions, which would particularly benefit students at undergraduate and graduate levels Companion website provides a complete compendium on features and facilities of satellites and satellite launch vehicles from past, present and planned futuristic satellite missions for various applications The coverage of satellite technology together with its applications make the book an essential reference book for professionals, R&D scientists and engineers and students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.