Computer Basics in Easy Steps explores the elements that make up a computer and tells readers how to perform important tasks. Whether it's communicating with friends and family across the world, writing reports, or taking advantage of the Internet, this book covers it all. Computer hardware and software functions are fully covered, with a special emphasis on the tasks savvy users want to perform to increase productivity and enhance satisfaction. The book also helps readers take full advantage of other devices such as iPods, PDAs, pocket PCs, digital cameras, printers, scanners, and cell phones. Whatever readers want to do, with this book they discover how to make their computer unlock powerful new ways to extend their knowledge and experience.