New Release Books by David Pogue

David Pogue is the author of Classical Music For Dummies (2021), How to Prepare for Climate Change (2021), iPhone Unlocked (2020), Mac Unlocked (2020) and other 145 books.

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Classical Music For Dummies

release date: Nov 12, 2021
Classical Music For Dummies
Classical music was never meant to be an art for snobs! In the 1700s and 1800s, classical music was popular music. People went to concerts with their friends, they brought snacks and drinks, and cheered right in the middle of the concert. Well, guess what? Three hundred years later, that music is just as catchy, thrilling, and emotional. From Bach to Mozart and Chopin, history''s greatest composers have stood the test of time and continue to delight listeners from all walks of life. And in Classical Music For Dummies, you''ll dive deeply into some of the greatest pieces of music ever written. You''ll also get: A second-by-second listening guide to some of history''s greatest pieces, annotated with time codes A classical music timeline, a field guide to the orchestra, and listening suggestions for your next foray into the classical genre Expanded references so you can continue your studies with recommended resources Bonus online material, like videos and audio tracks, to help you better understand concepts from the book Classical Music For Dummies is perfect for anyone who loves music. It''s also a funny, authoritative guide to expanding your musical horizons—and to learning how the world''s greatest composers laid the groundwork for every piece of music written since.

How to Prepare for Climate Change

release date: Jan 26, 2021
How to Prepare for Climate Change
A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland. In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics. Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.

iPhone Unlocked

release date: Dec 29, 2020
iPhone Unlocked
Make the most of your iPhone with this witty, authoritative, full-color guide to iOS 14. Apple has sold over 2.2 billion iPhones—but not one has come with a user guide. And with each annual update of iOS, Apple piles on more and more features; at this moment, the Settings app alone bristles with over 1,000 options. In iPhone Unlocked, the #1 bestselling iPhone author David Pogue offers a curated guide to the essential and useful features of the new iPhone 12 family—and all other models that can run the iOS 14 software. A former New York Times tech columnist and bestselling how-to author, no one is better equipped than Pogue to offer expert instruction to this complicated iPhone. With his trademark humor, crystal-clear prose, and 300 full-color illustrations, Pogue guides readers through everything in iOS 14: Home-screen widgets, the new App Library, the all-new Translate app, the redesigned Search, FaceTime, and calling screens, and much more. Whether you’re a new iPhone user or a seasoned veteran, iPhone Unlocked is a gorgeous, authoritative, all-in-one master class on all things iPhone.

Mac Unlocked

release date: Dec 15, 2020
Mac Unlocked
Make the most of your Mac with this witty, authoritative guide to macOS Big Sur. Apple updates its Mac operating system every year, adding new features with every revision. But after twenty years of this updating cycle without a printed user guide to help customers, feature bloat and complexity have begun to weigh down the works. For thirty years, the Mac faithful have turned to David Pogue’s Mac books to guide them. With Mac Unlocked, New York Times bestselling author Pogue introduces readers to the most radical Mac software redesign in Apple history, macOS Big Sur. Beginning Mac users and Windows refugees will gain an understanding of the Mac philosophy; Mac veterans will find a concise guide to what’s new in Big Sur, including its stunning visual and sonic redesign, the new Control Center for quick settings changes, and the built-in security auditing features. With a 300 annotated illustrations, sparkling humor, and crystal-clear prose, Mac Unlocked is the new gold-standard guide to the Mac.

macOS Catalina: The Missing Manual

release date: Dec 03, 2019
macOS Catalina: The Missing Manual
Apple gives macOS new features and improvements right on your desktop and under the hood with Catalina—aka OS X 10.15. With this updated guide, you’ll learn how to use your iPad as a second screen, work with iPad apps on your Mac, and use Screen Time on your Mac. This new edition of the #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use the revamped apps for Music, Podcasts, and TV. Loaded with illustrations, step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks, this book from David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—covers everything Catalina has to offer with lots of humor and technical insight.

iPhone: The Missing Manual

release date: Nov 05, 2019
iPhone: The Missing Manual
The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master. Written by David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—this update shows you everything you need to know about new iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Missing Manual

release date: May 10, 2019
Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Missing Manual
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update adds a host of new and improved features to Microsoft’s flagship operating system—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of every component. This in-depth Missing Manual covers the entire system and introduces you to the latest features in the Windows Professional, Enterprise, Education, and Home editions. You’ll learn how to take advantage of improvements to the Game Bar, Edge browser, Windows Online, smartphone features, and a lot more. Written by David Pogue—tech critic for Yahoo Finance and former columnist for The New York Times—this updated edition illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity.

macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual

release date: Dec 20, 2018
macOS Mojave: The Missing Manual
Answers found here! Apple’s latest Mac software, macOS Mojave, is a glorious boxcar full of new features and refinements. What’s still not included, though, is a single page of printed instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, delivering the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for 18 years straight. The important stuff you need to know Big-ticket changes. The stunning new Dark Mode. Self-tidying desktop stacks. FaceTime video calls with up to 32 people. New screen-recording tools. If Apple has it, this book covers it. Apps. This book also demystifies the 50 programs that come with the Mac, including the four new ones in Mojave: News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos. Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power users. Security, networking, remote access, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear. MacOS Mojave gives the Mac more polish, power, and pep— and in your hands, you hold the ultimate guide to unlocking its potential.

Windows 10: The Missing Manual

release date: Jun 13, 2018
Windows 10: The Missing Manual
Windows 10 hit the scene in 2015 with an all-new web browser (Edge), the Cortana voice assistant, and universal apps that run equally well on tablets, phones, and computers. Now, the Creators Update brings refinement and polish to Windows 10—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of this supercharged operating system. Windows 10: The Missing Manual covers the entire system, including all the new features, like the three-column Start menu, the extensions in the Microsoft Edge browser, Paint 3D, and live game broadcasting. You’ll learn how to: Explore the desktop, including File Explorer, Taskbar, Action Center, and Cortana Work with programs and documents, Windows starter apps, the Control Panel, and 3D apps Connect with Edge and email Beef up security and privacy Set up hardware and peripherals, including tablets, laptops, hybrids, printers, and gadgets Maintain computer health with backups, troubleshooting tools, and disk management Learn about network accounts, file sharing, and setting up your own small network Written by David Pogue—tech critic for Yahoo Finance and former columnist for The New York Times—this updated edition illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity.

macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual

release date: Jan 31, 2018
macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual
With High Sierra, Apple has taken its macOS operating system to new heights. From Apple’s efficient new file system to improved video streaming and support for virtual reality, this latest macOS version provides features improve your experience. And once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s macOS 10.13 operating system, this new edition covers everything High Sierra has to offer. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to the best and brightest macOS apps, including Siri, Safari, iCloud, FaceTime, and AirDrop. Get the whole picture. Learn more efficient ways to navigate, organize, and edit your photos with new features in the Photos app. Go in-depth. Take advantage of Apple’s new graphics technology, and its support for virtual reality.Gain real insight. David Pogue doesn''t just tell you how to use macOS features. You’ll also learn why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.i

Pogue's Basics: Money

release date: Nov 22, 2016
Pogue's Basics: Money
Want to know where you can buy $100 iTunes gift cards for $85? Did you know you can pay your taxes by using a cash-back credit card? Why are you still paying $235 a year to rent your cable box? You''re leaving money on the table every day, with every transaction you make: changing your oil, withdrawing ATM cash, booking flights, buying insurance, shopping for clothes, squirting toothpaste. But in Pogue''s Basics: Money, the third book of this New York Times bestselling series, David Pogue proves that information is money. Each of his 150 simple tips and tricks includes a ballpark estimate of the money you could make or save. Okay, you won''t use every tip in the book—but if you did, you''d come ahead by $61,195 a year.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition

release date: Jan 15, 2016
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition
Those who have made the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac have made Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual a runaway bestseller. The latest edition of this guide delivers what Apple doesn''t—everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move your files and adapt to Mac''s way of doing things. Written with wit and objectivity by Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue, this book will have you up and running on your new Mac in no time.

Pogue's Basics: Life

release date: Nov 24, 2015
Pogue's Basics: Life
New York Times Bestseller Do you know the pinhole-finger trick for seeing without glasses? Did you realize that booking a hotel room with your phone is cheaper than doing it on your PC? Do you know how to get the last dregs of ketchup out of the bottle—in one second? In David Pogue''s New York Times bestselling book Pogue''s Basics: Tech, the author shared his essential tips and tricks for making all your gadgets seem easier, faster, and less of a hassle to use. In this new book, he widens his focus—to life itself. In these pages, you''ll find more than 150 tricks, shortcuts, and cheats for everyday life: house and home, cars, clothing, travel, food, health, and more. This timeless reference book will shed light on priceless bits of advice and life hacks that already exist in the world around you—you just never knew! Tips include: Insider cheats for cheap air fare, how to read signs in other languages, the three-cent trick for staying awake behind the wheel, how to know which side of the highway your exit will be on, how to quench a spicy mouth on fire, and much much more!

OS X El Capitan: The Missing Manual

release date: Nov 16, 2015
OS X El Capitan: The Missing Manual
With El Capitan, Apple brings never-before-seen features to OS X—like a split-screen desktop, improved window controls, and amazing graphics. The new edition of David Pogue''s #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use key new features such as swiping gestures, Notes, a new Spotlight search system, the Safari pinning feature, and Split View. Missing Manuals creator David Pogue is one of the most widely recognized technology authors in the world. A former New York Times technology columnist, he founded and now produces videos for Yahoo Tech.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition

release date: Jan 22, 2015
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition
What makes Windows refugees decide to get a Mac? Enthusiastic friends? The Apple Stores? Great-looking laptops? A "halo effect" from the popularity of iPhones and iPads? The absence of viruses and spyware? The freedom to run Windows on a Mac? In any case, there’s never been a better time to switch to OS X—and there’s never been a better, more authoritative book to help you do it. The important stuff you need to know: Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you’ll know. Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs you’ve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them. Learn Yosemite. Apple’s latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more in tune with iPads and iPhones. If Yosemite has it, this book covers it. Get the expert view. Learn from Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.

Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

release date: Dec 09, 2014
Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life
The popular Yahoo Tech columnist shares 200 tips for making the most of technological devices, revealing such tricks as using bowls of uncooked rice to dry out a wet cell phone and using Google to gain essential updates about a flight''s status. Original.

OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual

release date: Dec 19, 2014
OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual
With Yosemite, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his expertise and humor to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.10 includes more innovations from the iPad and adds a variety of new features throughout the operating system. This updated edition covers it all with something new on practically every page. Get the scoop on Yosemite’s big-ticket changes Learn enhancements to existing applications, such as Safari and Mail Take advantage of shortcuts and undocumented tricks Use power user tips for networking, file sharing, and building your own services

IPad: The Missing Manual

release date: Nov 20, 2014
IPad: The Missing Manual
iOS 8 for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever, and this all-new Missing Manual includes everything you need to know about iPad’s exciting features and new user interface. Missing Manual series creator David Pogue takes you on a guided iPad tour, complete with step-by-step instructions, crystal-clear explanations, and lots of tips, tricks, and surprises along the way. Learn how to sync and work on any file anywhere, on any device, with iCloud Drive Use Family Sharing to circulate your calendars, photos, iBooks, and iTunes and App Store purchases with those closest to you Track your activity, heart rate, and other fitness information with Health Connect to your other iOS devices and Mac like never before with Handoff, Messages, and Instant Hotspot With this beautiful full-color and easy-to-use book, you’ll discover how to get the most out of your iPad—everything from Web browsing to watching videos.

iMovie: The Missing Manual

release date: May 13, 2014
iMovie: The Missing Manual
This edition covers iMovie 10.0 for Mac and iMovie 2.0 for iOS. iMovie''s sophisticated tools make it easier than ever to turn raw footage into sleek, entertaining movies—once you understand how to harness its features. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller give you hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for creating polished movies on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Dive in and discover why this is the top-selling iMovie book. The important stuff you need to know Get started. Import footage, review clips, and create movies, using iMovie’s new, streamlined layout. Include stunning effects. Introduce instant replays, freeze frames, fast-forward or slo-mo clips, and fade-outs. Add pro touches. Create cutaways, picture-in-picture boxes, side-by-side shots, and green-screen effects. Make movies on iOS devices. Tackle projects on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with our book-within-a-book. Produce stunning trailers. Craft your own Hollywood-style “Coming Attractions!” previews. Share your masterpiece. Quickly post movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and iTunes. Watch iMovie Theater. Play your movies on any Apple gadget in iMovie’s new full-screen cinema.

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mavericks Edition

release date: Feb 05, 2014
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mavericks Edition
Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide from New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue helps you make a smooth transition to OS X Mavericks, a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you’re using Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8, we’ve got you covered. Syncing with iOS. If you already have an iPhone or iPad, now''s the perfect time to switch to OS X with iCloud, which allows you to sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, iTunes, the Mac App Store, and Notes across all of your devices. Transferring your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract things like your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you''ll know. Re-creating your software suite. The big-name programs (from Microsoft, Adobe, and others) are available in both Mac and Windows versions, and their documents require no conversion on the Mac. But hundreds of other programs are available only for Windows. This book describes the Macintosh equivalents and explains how to move data to them. Learning OS X Mavericks. Once you''ve moved into the Macintosh mansion, a final task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you''re in good hands with the author of the #1 bestselling guide to OS X.

OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual

release date: Dec 17, 2013
OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual
What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight. The important stuff you need to know: Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud Keychain. iTunes Radio. Maps. iBooks. Automatic app updating. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it. Nips and tucks. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notification Center,Messages, Time Machine… Shortcuts. Meet the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page. Power users. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X’s Unix chassis—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear. There’s something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them.

Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual

release date: Nov 26, 2013
Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual
Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft’s history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations. The important stuff you need to know: What’s new in 8.1. The update to 8.1 offers new apps, a universal Search, the return of the Start menu, and several zillion other nips and tucks. New features. Storage Spaces, Windows To Go, File Histories—if Microsoft wrote it, this book covers it. Security. Protect your PC from viruses, spyware, spam, sick hard drives, and out-of-control kids. The network. HomeGroups, connecting from the road, mail, Web, music streaming among PCs—this book has your network covered. The software. Media Center, Photo Gallery, Internet Explorer, speech recognition—this one authoritative, witty guide makes it all crystal clear. It’s the book that should have been in the box.

Windows 8: The Missing Manual

release date: Feb 27, 2013
Windows 8: The Missing Manual
With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide—Windows 8: The Missing Manual. New York Times columnist David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS. This jargon-free book explains Windows 8 features so clearly—revealing which work well and which don’t—that it should have been in the box in the first place.
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