How to Do Everything: Windows 8

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9780071805148: How to Do Everything: Windows 8

Tap into the power of Windows 8

Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.

  • Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings
  • Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud
  • Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup
  • Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online
  • Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8
  • Communicate via built-in apps―Mail and Messaging―and add Skype
  • Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app
  • Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store
  • View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app―including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos
  • Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store
  • Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely
  • Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC

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Beginner
Beginner - Intermediate
Intermediate
The QuickSteps series features a full-color,
heavily illustrated, step-by-step
format designed for readers who are visual
learners. The landscape-oriented layout
displays screenshots with callouts that show
and explain exactly what readers will see
on their computer screens, making it easy
to get things done. QuickSteps numbered
actions and QuickFacts sidebars break down
information into easy-to-accomplish actions.
The How to Do Everything series offers a
friendly, results-oriented approach, provides
broad coverage, and leads readers from
beginning to intermediate skills. Featuring
deep dives into a wide range of topics,
products, and technologies, the books cover
as much ground as possible to deliver a solid
learning overview. How To and Did You Know
sidebars give deliver step-by-step coverage
of specific features.
The Kickstart series helps readers hit
the ground running on day one with all
the features and functions of the latest
devices, software, and technologies quickly
and easily. Loaded with crisp, full-color
screenshots, these practical, visual guides
focus on the best ways to maximize today’s
innovative technologies. Tips and Now You
Know sidebars offers solutions to potential
pitfalls and veteran insight helps readers
get even more out of a gadget, tool, or
technology.

About the Author:

Mary Branscombe, a technology writer for more than 20 years, has written for the Financial Times, TechRadar, and ZDNet, where she co-writes a blog, 500 Words into the Future, with Simon Bisson.

Simon Bisson is an IT journalist and technology strategy consultant. He has written for many publications, from the Financial Times to ZDNet.

Eric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses.

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