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Windows 8.1 in Easy Steps (In Easy Steps)by Nick Vandome
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Windows 8 is probably the most revolutionary version yet 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 really does take the computing experience to the next level. But with Windows 8.1 in easy steps you need not worry about being left behind and the book shows you everything you need to know to get up to speed with Windows 8 and covers the 8.1 update which is due for release Fall 2013.
The book begins by showing how to get started with Windows 8 and get to grips with the new interface. It deals with the basics (everything you could do from the Start screen in previous versions), accessing items, arranging your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen.
A lot of the functionality of Windows 8 is aimed at touch screen devices, whether they are desktop computers, laptops or tablets. This is dealt with in depth, as well as showing how everything can still be done with a traditional mouse and keyboard.
Apps are at the heart of Windows 8 and the new 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 favorites are looked at in detail, such as working with folders and files, accessing the Internet, using email and messaging, working with photos and video, networking with Windows and system security.
Windows 8 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 due Fall 2013. Does not replace Windows 8 in easy steps 9781840785388.
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. The book shows how to access, download and organize apps, to help you get the most out of Windows 8.1.
About the Author
Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.
An established In Easy Steps author with several successful guides to his credit, Vandome is based in the U.K.
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