Author(s): David Pogue
When David Pogue gave this kind of advice in the New York Times, his columns were consistently the most e-mailed of the week. When he gave a TED Talk of his tips, 1.3 million people watched it in the first 90 days. Pogue's tips have earned him 1.5 million followers on Twitter. And now that he writes his columns for Yahoo Tech, the audience for this advice has grown by millions more. Here at last is the book all these fans have been waiting for: a book of 200 tips that will change your relationship to your phone, computer, tablet, camera - all of the technology in your life. A layflat format makes this the perfect reference book that you can turn to time and time again to pick up more helpful cheats for all your devices. At last, you can lose the nagging, insecure feeling that you're not the master of your own gadgets; the tech tips in Pogue's Basics are all you need to get by...the shortcuts to a happier technological life.
This is the book I have needed all my technological life. Somehow I'm just supposed to know how to use my phone, computer, camera, social networks - the list is endless and when I seek help from 'experts', they inevitably think I have more expertise than I have, and they talk too fast for me to ever keep up! But now, riding to my rescue comes David Pogue with my favourite piece of technology - a book!! As he tells me - at last I can lose that nagging, insecure feeling that I'm not mistress of my own gadgets - although I have a sneaking feeling that they know I'm not. Be that as it may, he has given me a clear satisfactory answer for everything I have looked up so far. An attractive book, it's very easy to read, easy to find whatever subject you are looking for, and extremely addictive. Seek the answer to a question and an hour later you'll find it has led you into other fascinating subjects. Highly recommended for people like me - and I suspect there are quite a lot of us around! - Jan
Pogue is one of the most astute explorers popular technology has known.... We'd challenge the most confident guru to traverse more than a dozen or so pages without finding a tip that is not only new, but incredibly useful.... Just pick up a copy for yourself. It may not only help you save face, you could find yourself saving a good bit of time and having a lot more fun, too.--Ric Getter, MacDirectory Magazine
DAVID POGUE has 1.5 million followers on Twitter, has given four TED talks, and recently launched Yahoo Tech, a consumer technology site for non-technicians. For thirteen years, he wrote for "The New York Times;" his weekly tech column frequently ended up on the Top 10 List of the paper's most e-mailed articles. Pogue also writes a monthly column for" Scientific American, "created the Missing Manual computer-book series, hosts science shows on PBS's "NOVA, "and appears frequently on "CBS Sunday Morning." He has won two Emmys, two Webby awards, and a Loeb award for journalism.