Chapters from the 'Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living'

Here are 20 chapters from the 'Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living,' the 32nd edition. (To switch to the 34th edition, click here.)

The printed book contains over twice as many chapters (51 chapters!) and is easier to read (because it's laid out more beautifully and contains more graphics & symbols). To get the printed book cheaply, phone 603-666-6644 day or night, 24 hours (we're usually in), or use the other methods described at

But here's a taste....

Click on the chapter you want:

how to buy computer stuff wisely
many types of chips
kinds of software and which to buy
which computers&tablets&phones to buy
how to use Windows 8 & 8.1
how to use Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, best sites
how to use e-mail
tricks to handle maintenance
tricks to handle repairs
how to use iPads & iPhones
how to use Google Nexus Android tablets
how to use Samsung Android phones & tablets
how to create Web pages (HTML, etc.)
tricks to be healthy (diet, sleep, and beyond)
tricks to act academic (math & beyond)
tricky painting, music, movies, writing
government (politics, economic policy, law, war)
how America is crazy
talk Canadian, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese
How to program in Visual Basic 2010