The Internet: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)
The Internet is almost synonymous with change—that's one of itscharms, and one of its headaches. You may think you know theInternet, but are you really up to speed on internet telephones,movie and TV downloading, blogging, gaming, online banking, dating,and photosharing?This utterly current book covers:Getting Online. Readers will have all the information they need todecide what kind of broadband connection works best for them, whichbrowser they should use, and what kind of spyware-fighting andvirus-and spam-protection measures they need to protectthemselves.Finding Information. Google may be the leading search site, butit's certainly not the only game in town. This book introduces adiverse and useful collection of sites that help uncover everythingfrom health care information, to shopping, travel and finance, todependable reviews and ratings.Movies, music, and photos. The Web's teeming with entertainment—andnot just the sort of postage-stamp sized videos that only a geekcould love. Learn where to download movies, watch TV online, listento music, play games, and post and share photos with friends.Keeping in touch. Email's only the beginning. This book introducesreaders to the many tools that make the modern Internet such agreat way to stay connected. From Web-based discussion groups toinstant messaging programs, and from blogs and podcasts toInternet-based phone calls, this book will help you join theconversation.Ideal for anyone just venturing into cyberspace, this book isalso perfect for more experienced users who could use an update totoday's most exciting internet applications.