How to Do Everything: Windows 8 by Mary BranscombeHow to Do Everything: Windows 8 by Mary Branscombe

How to Do Everything: Windows 8

byMary Branscombe, Simon Bisson, Eric Butow

Paperback | April 2, 2013

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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
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 ZDNe...
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Title:How to Do Everything: Windows 8Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.4 × 1 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071805141

ISBN - 13:9780071805148

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Get to Know Windows 8
Ch 2: Learn How to Get Around Windows 8
Ch 3: Make Windows 8 Your Own
Ch 4: Manage, Back Up, and Sync Your Files
Ch 5: Share Files Among Computers with a Windows 8 Homegroup
Ch 6: Browse the Web
Ch 7: Print, Scan, and fax with Windows 8
Ch 8: Send and Receive Email
Ch 9: Send and Receive Instant Messages
Ch 10: Make Phone and Video Calls
Ch 11: Access Online Social Networks
Ch 12: Find and Play Music and Other Audio Files
Ch 13: View and Manage Photos
Ch 14: Watch and Organize Videos
Ch 15: Read, Navigate, and Connect
Ch 16: Get More Apps and Games for Windows 8
Ch 17: Keep Windows 8 Tuned Up
Ch 18: Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8
Ch 19: Reset or Recover Your PC