Travels with a laptop

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International Thomson Computer Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Computers - 196 pages
Have you ever discovered, after arriving at your hotel in a foreign country, that you can't access your e-mail because there is no socket for your laptop computer? Or realized that, although there is a socket, the plug on your laptop doesn't fit into it? These and other problems faces by business travelers and anyone traveling with a laptop are addressed in this handy 'Laptop Companion'. In non-technical language, this book sets out to demystify modems, acoustic couplers, telephone plugs and communications software in an attempt to help you communicate from anywhere in the world via your laptop. This useful guide offers you advice on which computers and modems are best for traveling and how to use them; detailed explanations on how to use your laptop to send faxes and how to log on to online services from hotel rooms, pay phones, cell phones and even satellite systems; tips on getting your laptop safely through customs and security; real-life stories and anecdotes based on problems encountered bythe author,in his own world travels; and an overview of online service providers, troubleshooting tips, an equipment guide and a glossary of terms.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Which Computer?
9
Planes Trains and Automobiles and Boats
45
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Dr. Michael Hewitt was born in South Wales in the United Kingdom. He earned his bachelor of music degree at London University and a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Bangor, where he specialized in musical composition. He is a classically trained musician, a composer, a lecturer, and an author on musical subjects. Working to commission, he writes classical scores as well as soundtracks for various television productions, both at home and abroad. He is currently working as a music technology tutor at Coleg Harlech, North Wales.

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