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

Here are 24 chapters from the newest edition of 'Secret Guide to Computers & Tricky Living,' (the 34th edition).

The printed book contains more chapters (42 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 10 & 11
how to use Chrome, Edge, and best sites
how to use email
security tricks & disasters
tricks to handle repairs
how to use pure Android phones & tablets
how to use Samsung phones & tablets
how to use Apple iPad
health tricks of diet, sleep, and beyond
giggling academics in college & beyond
talk&write amazing English, other tongues
culture surprises in U.S., China, beyond
Donna's comments about U.S. versus China
arts (tricky painting, music, and movies)
math's tricks, joys, groans, jokes, cultures
wacky politics, economics, law, war, cops
what you didn't want to know about sex
how to program using the best Basic (BBC)
how to program in Python 3 & beyond
create webpages in HTML & JavaScript