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Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He combines his love of writing with his gizmo fascination to create books that are informative, entertaining, and not boring. Having written more over 120 titles with 12 million copies in print and translated into over 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes seems to work.

Perhaps his most famous title is the original DOS For Dummies, published in 1991. It became the world's fastest-selling computer book, at one time moving more copies per week than the New York Times #1 bestseller (though as a reference, it could not be listed on the NYT Bestseller list). From that book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomena to this day.

Dan's most popular titles includePCs For Dummies, Word For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Droid X For Dummies. He also maintains the vast and helpful website, www.wambooli.com.

Dan holds a degree in communications/visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. Presently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his sons playing video games inside while they watch the gentle woods of Idaho.
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  • view course page for Android Essential Training

    Get the most from your Android phone or tablet. Learn how to manage contacts, calendars, email, phone calls, and data in the Android operating system and get the best performance from your device.

    3h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Code Clinic: C

    Explore solutions to common C programming challenges, and then compare the results with other programming languages in the Code Clinic series.

    1h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Android Tips and Tricks

    Take your Android experience to the next level with these tips and tricks that help you manage your apps, take better video and photos, and more.

    1h 14m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Further Topics in C Programming

    Take your C programming skills to the next level with these tips for writing more efficient, more functional code.

    1h 23m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with C

    Get a quick introduction to the vocabulary and basics of programming in C, the language that inspired C++, Objective-C, and many others.

    3h 28m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Samsung Galaxy Note Tips and Tricks

    Uncover cool features and hidden gems that will enhance your enjoyment and maybe even your productivity with the Galaxy Note, the world's leading Android tablet.

    1h 7m
    Beginner
     
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