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A sample pla tter of weekly topics: January 18: Burning CDs February 15: E-mail: Spam February 29: Digital Imaging: Improving Your Digital Images March 7: Networking: Wired March 14: Internet: Booking Travel Online March 28: Games: Game Controllers April 4: Security: Anti-Surveillance Techniques April 11: Microsoft Office: Excel Tips April 25: Windows: Registry Tweaks May 2: Multimedia: MP3s and WMAs July 18: PDAs: Going Solar August 22: Building Your Own: PVR November 14: Upgrading: Optical Drives December 12: Shopping Online: Finding the Best Gifts The guy who brought it all together: BRIAN UNDERDAHL is the well-known, bestselling author of more than 65 books on a broad range of computer topics. He has appeared on The Computer Chronicles and several TechTV programs. His books have earned an Award of Merit from the Northern California Technical Communications Competition and a Referenceware Excellence Award. Brian courageously tackled the task of bringing together this year's worth of information and spicing it up with his magic touch. see book for details. Offer valid only for US addresses.
Table of Contents
Introduction.Part I: January 2004.Week 0: Looking Forward and Back.Week 1: Internet BrowsingWeek 2: Viruses and Your PCWeek 3: CD and DVD Burning.Week 4: Searching the Internet.Part II: February 2004.Week 5: Sharing Your Network Resources.Week 6: Keeping Windows Up-to-Date.Week 7: Fighting Spam.Week 8: Adding and Removing Programs.Part III: March 2004.Week 9: Improving Your Digital Images.Week 10: Wired Networking.Week 11: The Internet & Travel.Week 12: Network Security.Week 13: Game Hardware.Part IV: April 2004.Week 14: Security and Surveillance.Week 15: Excel Tips.Week 16: Broadband Internet.Week 17: Registry Tweaks.Part V: May 2004.Week 18: Multimedia: MP3s & WMAs.Week 19: Firewalls.Week 20: Building a Web Site.Week 21: Maximizing Microsoft Office.Part VI: June 2004.Week 22: Cascading Style Sheets.Week 23: PowerPoint Tips.Week 24: Pocket PCs.Week 25: Wireless Networking.Week 26: Windows Media Player.Part VII: July 2004.Week 27:Webcams.Week 28: Microsoft Office Word Tips.Week 29: PDAs: Going Solar.Week 30: Multimedia: Distributing Content.Part VIII: August 2004.Week 31: Upgrading Memory.Week 32: PDAs: Palm.Week 33: Internet: Instant Messages.Week 34: Building Your Own: PVR.Part IX: September 2004.Week 36: PDAs: Using GPS with Pocket PC.Week 37: Digital Imaging: Video Editing.Week 38: Internet: File Swapping.Week 39: Building Your Own: Robots.Part X: October 2004.Week 40: Digital Imaging: Scanners.Week 41: E-Mail: Web Mail.Week 42: PDAs: Wireless Access.Week 43: Upgrading: Hard Drives.Part XI: November 2004.Week 44: Online Research.Week 45: Building Your Own PC.Week 46: Upgrading: Optical Drives.Week 47: Digital Imaging: Digital Cameras.Week 48: Games: PC Games.Part XII: December 2004.Week 49: Games: Console Games.Week 50: Shopping Online: Finding the Best Gifts.Week 51: Digital Imaging: Digital Camcorders.Week 52: Windows: Tips.Index.
The guy who brought it all together Brian Underdahl is the well-known, bestselling author of more than 65 books on a broad range of computer topics. He has appeared on The Computer Chronicles and several TechTV programs. His books have earned an Award of Merit from the Northern California Technical Communications Competition and a Referenceware Excellence Award. Brian courageously tackled the task of bringing together this year's worth of information and spicing it up with his magic touch.