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While you're at the Missing Manuals Web site, feel free to download a few appendices that didn't fit into this book. Here's what you'll find, all free for the download.
Memory Cards and USB Drives . Digital cameras store your snapshots onto tiny memory cards, little postage -stamp- sized plastic doodads. This appendix explains the different types of memory cards and USB drives you're likely to encounter, how to tell them apart, which ones you need, and how to save and retrieve information to and from them. Check out the "USB Drive Travel Kit" section, which lists the most useful free and small programs that fit on USB drives, ready to save the day.
Other Cool Things You Can Do Online . This appendix covers some of the many fringe benefits you get with an Internet-connected PC: sending and receiving faxes, gambling online, playing games against others, printing directions for your next road trip, sending greeting cards, sending and receiving instant messages, creating and maintaining your own Web site, and dialing up long-distance friends with the Web's newest darling, Internet-based phone calls.
Dealing with Technical Support . Before picking up the phone and making that dreaded call, be sure to read this appendix. It explains what to prepare in advance, so that your conversation is as smooth and as helpful as possible. And, if you're lucky, some of the alternative tech support options listed might keep you from picking up the phone at all.
Packing a Laptop Bag . Keep a printout of this appendix in your laptop bag. By running down the list, you'll know you're well-stocked enough to meet just about every on-the-road emergency.
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