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Social Networking Using a Tablet
For All Ages

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  • Babani Number: BP750
  • Author: Jim Gatenby
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 750 1
  • 128 pages
  • Available Now

Social Networking is no longer the province of only young people. In fact it is now one of the most popular uses for a tablet computer. This book covers both Facebook and Twitter on tablets using the Android, iPad or Windows operating systems.
The book assumes no prior knowledge of Social Networking and deals in detail with getting your tablet online, downloading appropriate Applications and establishing accounts with Facebook and Twitter.

Among the many topics covered are:


  • How to use the Facebook website to interact with like minded people by sharing your latest news, photos and videos.
  • How to control who can view your Facebook page by using the privacy settings.
  • How to use the Twitter website to follow people who interest you and also share their 'Tweets' (short online massages).
  • How to take part in online debates and post your own 'Tweets'.
  • And much more besides…


This book is written for readers of all ages who may have little experience in using a tablet computer. It uses plain English and avoids technical jargon wherever possible.


Android Tablets Explained
For All Ages

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  • Babani Number: BP749
  • Author: Jim Gatenby
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 749 5
  • 128 pages
  • Available Now
  • Researchers have predicted that in 2014 50% of all personal computers sold will be tablets and of those 65% will be Android (185 million units). Tablets can now do nearly everything that can be done on a laptop or desktop PC so for many people a tablet will fulfil all their computing requirements!
  • Basically, all tablets using the Android operating system function and are used in a similar manner. However, different manufacturers / retailers may add 'tweaks' to the operating system to promote their own brand and/or the sale of 'Apps' from their own applications store.
  • This book explains in the simplest way, using plain English and avoiding technical jargon wherever possible, everything you will need to know to set up and start using your Android tablet productively.
  • Suitable for all ages, particularly the 'Older Generation' who may have little or no knowledge of using any type of computer.
  • Applicable to most models of Android tablets including the Hudl, Galaxy, Nexus, Kindle Fire, etc.

Kindle Fire HDX Explained

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  • Babani Number: BP743
  • Author: Noel Kantaris
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 743 3
  • 128 pages
  • Published: Available Now
  • The Kindle Fire HDX is considerably different to previous Fire and Fire HD models.
  • Guides the reader through the configuration and use of each of the Kindle Fire HDX facilities.
  • Explains clearly and succinctly the Kindle Fire HDX's capabilities so that the reader can quickly get maximum use and enjoyment from their new tablet.
  • Includes how to load and use apps and the use of 'Mayday' to obtain instant technical help, and so much more besides.
  • This book was written using the new Kindle Fire 7" HDX. However, most of the content is applicable to the 8.9" HDX .
  • Written by a highly experienced and popular author.
  • This book is an absolute 'must' for anyone with a new Kindle Fire HDX or is thinking about buying one.

Windows 8.1 & RT 8.1 for the Older Generation

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  • Babani Number: BP748
  • Author: Jim Gatenby
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 748 8
  • 128 pages
  • Just Published

Especially written for the 'Older Generation' who may have little or no knowledge of using a computer. This book is written in plain English and avoids technical jargon wherever possible. It covers the essentials of Windows 8.1, 8.1 Pro and RT 8.1 which are available as a free download and are installed on new Windows computers.
Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro are the latest versions of Microsoft's operating system for Laptop , Desktop and X86 Tablets. Windows RT 8.1 is the version for tablets that use an ARM processor.
Covers everything a newcomer to computing will need to know to set up and start using their Windows laptop, desktop or tablet computer.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Navigating Windows 8.1
Chapter 3: Personalising Windows 8.1
Chapter 4: Ease of Access
Chapter 5: Getting Connected

Chapter 6: Using the Internet

Chapter 7: E-mailing

Chapter 8: Social Networking

Chapter 9: Software for Windows 8.1

Glossary of terms

Windows 8.1 Explained

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  • Babani Number: BP747
  • Author: Noel Kantaris
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 747 1
  • 192 pages in Full Colour
  • Available Now

This book will help you to understand and explore Microsoft's latest operating system—Windows 8.1, and a good working knowledge of this is essential for you to get the most from your Desktop, laptop or X86 Tablet.


This book applies to Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and the vast majority of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Also, parts of the book should be applicable to Windows RT 8.1 which is built on the same foundation as Windows 8.1 but is a restricted version designed specifically for ARM Tablets.

Among the many topics explained in plain English and avoiding technical wherever possible are:

  • An overview of the Windows 8.1 environment, including the Modern interface with the new Start button, Desktop, Taskbar, running Apps, Tray Notification Area and Charms bar.
  • Managing Windows settings, User Accounts, Personalisation, controlling your system and working with programs.
  • Using Desktop File Explorer, Internet Explorer and the e-mail App.
  • Using SkyDrive and shared folders.
  • Importing from your camera, working with and organising digital photographs.
  • Using Bing maps to find locations, services, driving directions and help with public transport.
  • Managing the News, Finance and Weather Apps.
  • Using Windows Media Player and installing and using Media Center.
  • Connecting to a wireless network, setting up a HomeGroup, sharing a printer.
  • Using mobility tools to keep your Laptop / Tablet running while away from home.
  • Keeping your computer healthy, backing up and using Accessibility features if you have eyesight or dexterity problems.
  • Using the new Paint and WordPad Apps.
  • And more besides...

An Introduction to iOS7 on the iPad mini

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  • Babani Number: BP746
  • Author: Andrew Edney
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 746 4
  • 128 pages in Full Colour
  • Available Now

One of the first books available to cover the latest update of Apples' mobile operating system which is the most extensive for some years.


  • Packed with easy to understand information and clear illustrations and at an affordable price.
  • Printed in full colour throughout.
  • Guides the reader through setting up and using the iPad mini with iOS7 for the first time, with useful hints, tips and warnings about possible pitfalls.
  • Covers many of the useful new features of iOS7 on the iPad mini as well as the more familiar ones.
  • Helps familiarise the reader with the new design of icons and screen layout, Control and Notification Centre, AirDrop, Camera and Photo improvements etc.
  • An easy way to quickly get to grips with your new iPad mini and the new iOS7 operating system.


An Introduction to the Nexus 7

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  • Babani Number: BP744
  • Author: Jim Gatenby
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 744 0
  • 128 pages in Full Colour
  • Available Now

Written in plain English and avoiding technical jargon wherever possible, this book will guide you through an overview, setting up and operating your Nexus 7 tablet computer for the first time. Practical and useful applica-tions of the Nexus 7 are then discussed in detail.

Among the many topics covered are:-


  1. General discussion about tablets, their relationship to other types of computer, the Android Operating system and the concept of Apps.
  2. Getting Set Up: Using Nexus 7 controls, battery charging, connecting to a router, Gmail accounts, adding extra memory and optional accessories such as keyboard, docking station, flash drive, etc.
  3. Starting to Use the Nexus 7: Touch screen gestures, Home screen, Favourites Tray, Settings menu, etc.
  4. The Play Store: Searching for, installing, organising and deleting free and paid for Apps.
  5. Using the Internet: Chrome Web Browser; The Address Bar; Revisiting Web sites; searching with Google.
  6. Entertainment: EBooks; Google Books; Kindle; Downloading and streaming music and video; YouTube; Live and catchup TV and Radio; Games.
  7. Communication: E-mail; Skype; Social Networking, Facebook and Twitter.
  8. Office Apps: Office software apps; Google Docs; wordprocessing, spreadsheets; Voice recognition; File manager app; Setting up a printer; Cloud storage; Synchronising docs with Google Drive; DropBox.
  9. Photos and Videos: Transferring photos from camera or SD card; editing and sharing photos.

Ideal for anyone who has just purchased a Nexus 7 or is thinking about buying one.



Basic Computing for the Older Generation

Windows 8 and RT Edition

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  • Babani Number: BP742
  • Author: Jim Gatenby
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 742 6
  • 128 pages in Full Colour
  • Available Now

A completely revised edition of our highly successful book 'Basic Computing for the Older Generation' (978-0-85934-731-0) which covers Windows 7, Vista and XP machines, and, is of course, still in print. This new book covers Tablet, Laptop and Desktop computers which use the latest operating systems from Microsoft: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.

In this edition more emphasis is given to Tablet and Laptop machines as these are becoming increasingly more popular as prices fall and specifications increase, but, of course, the use of Desktop PCs is covered as well.

Details of controlling your computer using the new touch screen method is covered as well as by using the more conventional Mouse.
This book covers everything a beginner is likely to need to know to start using and under-standing their computer effectively. It is written in plain English and avoids technical jargon whenever possible.




Microsoft Office 2013 Explained

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  • Babani Number: BP741
  • Author: Noel Kantaris
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 978 0 85934 741 9
  • 256 pages in Full Colour
  • Available Now

This book is based on the Home and Business edition of Microsoft's new Office 2013 soft-ware suite for X86 Tablet, Laptop and Desktop computers. The book covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook applications, and it will also apply to these applications in other editions of Office 2013. Parts of the book should also be applicable to Office 2013 RT, a reduced version supplied with Windows 8 RT, and designed for ARM Tablets such as Microsoft's own 'Surface' Tablet and those of other manufacturers.
The book commences with a package overview that includes the installation of the soft-ware , exploration of the applications common features and control of the software by both 'Touch Screen' and use of the 'Mouse'.
Each application within the 'Home and Business' edition of Office 2013 is introduced , with sufficient detail to get you working. No prior knowledge of these applications is assumed.
By providing clear explanations and encouraging you to participate in hands-on examples this book should enable you to get to grips with Office 2013 quickly and easily.
An indispensable companion to anyone using Office 2013 foe that first time or who has used a previous edition of Microsoft's Office.









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