Windows 8 was a revolutionary update of the popular operating system from Microsoft. With a brand new interface, new ways of getting around and accessing items and new possibilities for mobile devices, Windows 8 took the computing experience to the next level. However, there were still a few areas for improvement and these have been addressed with Window 8.1. Windows 8.1 in easy steps shows you how to get up to speed with this latest version of Windows and begins by detailing how to get to grips with the Windows 8.1 interface. It deals with the basics such as accessing items, personalizing your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen. The books includes the new features that have been added since Windows 8: the return of the Start button; options for booting up to the Desktop; viewing up to four apps on screen at the same time; an enhanced SkyDrive feature for online storage and sharing; and a unified search facility that enables you to search over your computer and the Web. A lot of the functionality of Windows 8.1 is aimed at touchscreen devices, whether they are desktop computers, laptops or tablets. This is dealt with in terms of navigating around, as well as showing how everything can still be done with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Apps are at the heart of Windows 8.1 and the newly designed Windows Store has an app for almost everything you could want to do. The book shows how to access and download apps and then how to work with them, and organize them, when you have them. As well as the new features that are covered, all of the old favourites are looked at in detail, such as working with folders and files, accessing the Internet, using email, working with photos and video, networking with Windows and system security. Windows 8.1 will open your eyes to a new way of computing and Windows 8.1 in easy steps will help you see clearly so that you can quickly feel comfortable and confident with this exciting new operating system. Covers the 8.1 update released October 2013 and the Windows 8.1 Update 1 released April 2014.
Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition builds on Windows 10 in easy steps and Windows 10 for Seniors in easy steps, taking the user to the next level. Written to help non-technical PC-users to make the most of their Windows 10 computer, all in the familiar In Easy Steps style. Windows 10 in easy steps – Special Edition, 3rd edition is a comprehensive, yet concise guide that will walk you through Windows 10 basics so that you can get up and running in no time. Then, in easy steps, it'll gently guide you through advanced features to help you venture further and get more from Windows 10. · Install/upgrade the right Windows 10 release · Master the new interface, desktop and the Start menu · Learn to use the great new features in the Redstone 4 update · Find, download and use key apps for work and for fun · Utilize internet and cloud facilities such as OneDrive · Enjoy Microsoft Edge, the new innovative web browser · Take control of devices and printers · Save time – use the Search feature and Cortana · Create and monitor a home network · Organize and share files safely · Keep Windows 10 working smoothly & efficiently · Explore Windows Registry, file encryption, Windows PowerShell, and more · This guide also includes a chapter on troubleshooting so it'll serve as a key reference point for the future Table of Contents: 1. Introducing Windows 10 2. Choosing your computer 3. Installing Windows 10 4. The Windows 10 interface 5. Windows 10 apps 6. Desktop and Taskbar 7. Built-in programs 8. Windows downloads 9. Microsoft Store 10. Search techniques 11. Manage files and folders 12. Email and messaging 13. Microsoft Edge 14. Digital images 15. Windows games 16. Music and sound 17. Devices and printers 18. Networking Windows 19. Protection and Ease of Access 20. Troubleshooting 21. Backup and recovery 22. Security and encryption 23. Windows PowerShell 24. Update and maintain 25. Windows performance 26. Windows Registry 27. Extending Windows
Laptops have often been seen as the domain mainly of students and businessmen. However, they are also an excellent option for senior users: their mobility means that they can be used in any location and with the advent of wireless technology they can be used in a variety of public places to surf the Web or keep in touch with family and friends. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps shows how these portable computers are ideal for seniors. Updated to cover the update to Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) the book begins by looking at some of the ergonomic issues surrounding laptops and shows how to be as comfortable as possible when using them and transporting them. It then gives an overview of the workings of laptops, including the software that is provided with them and some of the exciting new features in Windows 8.1. Issues such as using your laptop on vacation and sharing it with other family members are then looked at, to show how laptops are versatile and family-friendly. Extensive coverage is also devoted to networking and using a laptop wirelessly, with particular attention given to accessing the Internet from wireless locations (Hot Spots) such as airports, coffee shops and libraries. Laptops for Seniors in easy steps demonstrates that seniors can have the freedom to take their computing and wireless technology with them at all times and be fully paid up members of the mobile computing revolution.
Covers Windows 8.1 Update 1 - over 800 tips, tricks & shortcts
Author: Stuart Yarnold
Pubpsher: In Easy Steps
Find out how to get more out of Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps reveals more than 800 useful tweaks and secrets that’ll help you to run your PC more efficiently. Learn how to: Customize the interface to suit your needsBoost your PC’s performance with simple tweaksQuicken Startup and Shutdown timesSave time by keeping your files organizedKeep your hard drive leanQuickly repair Windows 8.1Give your PC a free tune-upKeep net browsing safe, private and efficientKeep tabs on other users’ activitiesGuard your PC against viruses and prying eyesUse a PC to build a home entertainment center With keyboard shortcuts throughout to help you save time, this guide covers both Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows RT 8.1 Update 1 – a handy reference guide for all Windows users!
Provides information on the features and functions of Microsoft Windows 8.1, covering such topics as the interface, desktop, applications, email, Internet, games, music, photographs, networking, and security.
Fully illustrated using Google Nexus. Covers Android Jelly Bean.
Author: Nick Vandome
Pubpsher: In Easy Steps
Tablet computers are beginning to appear everywhere on the digital landscape and, at first sight, they can be slightly daunting in terms of what they can do and how to make best use of them. Tablets are by no means a passing gimmick, however, and in many ways they have the potential to replace desktop or laptop computers in many households. Tablets are powerful, portable and packed full of functionality for most computing tasks. Android is the operating system on a wide range of tablets and it is one of the major players in this market. As the appetite for mobile computing increases, the use of Android tablets is also likely to increase significantly. Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps looks at the range of devices available and their specifications and functionality. It also explains the Android operating system and how to use it on your tablet in terms of navigating around, performing all of your favourite tasks, getting online and turning your tablet into a mobile library and entertainment centre. Android tablets offer an interactive, touch screen experience and the book shows how to get up and running with this so that you can quickly find your way around with Android. It also details how you can use the Android settings to ensure that your tablet looks and works in exactly the way that you want. Apps are the programs that give Android tablets their functionality and this is covered in depth, from using the preinstalled apps, to downloading and using the huge selection available from the Google Play Store, which is linked directly to Android tablets. It also shows how to get the best apps for popular activities such as travel, health and wellbeing, family history and online shopping. Online connectivity is a vital element for tablets and the book looks at connecting to the web via Wi-Fi, using email, making phone and video calls to family and friends with Skype and diving into the world of social networking. Security on tablets is just as important as on any other computer and this is covered in terms of preventing access to your tablet and staying safe online and when using your apps. Overall, Android Tablets for Seniors in easy steps shows the value of having one of these devices and presents clear and visually attractive advice, in larger type for easier reading, about joining the latest computer revolution so that you can feel confident about participating in the world of mobile computing. The book features the Google Nexus but is applicable to all tablets running the Android operating system.
Technology is wonderful. But by the same token, understanding how to use it efficiently is another story. Sometimes the frustration can really get to you. Not to worry! Now you'll have the information that you need to dive right in and actually know what you're doing. "Windows 8 Apps Programming Genius: 7 Easy Steps To Master Windows 8 Apps In 30 Days" is written in a way that allows for easy comprehension by following the step by step process. It takes into account even the novice with minimal knowledge of operating systems or the use of apps. By the time you've implemented each chapter, you should be good to go and finally feel refreshed about learning how to use this software and its related features. As Microsoft continues to come out with their latest operating systems in the future, you will feel more confident about how to use it and understanding basic principles - just because you would've already gone through the information in this book. It is a keeper for those serious about efficiency when it comes to the use of Windows 8 and its apps.
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