Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 8 Edition

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Que Publishing, Sep 14, 2012 - Computers - 480 pages
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This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8 mobile devices, notebooks, and desktop PCs. They'll want to know how to find their way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for them: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 8 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet. Through 100+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 8, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. The latest edition of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics is updated with coverage of Windows 8, which introduces the totally new Metro user interface. Given Metro's genesis as a mobile interface, and Microsoft's push towards a new breed of touchscreen computing devices, this new edition will include more hardware coverage than previous editions. In addition, this book will cover Windows 8's new Metro interface in depth, as well as feature increased coverage of social networking and cloud computing applications.
 

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Contents

About the Author
Introduction
Keeping Your System Up and Running
How Personal Computers Work
Setting Up and Using a Desktop Computer
Setting Up and Using a Notebook or Tablet Computer
Getting to Know Windows 8
Personalizing Windows 8
Social Networking with Facebook
More Social Networking with Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn and Twitter
Managing Your Social Activity in Windows
Working with Apps
Understanding and Using Windows Apps
Exploring Windows 8s BuiltIn Apps
Finding and Installing New Apps
Doing Fun and Useful Things with Your

Working with Files Folders and Disks
Connecting Other Devices to Your PCand Your PC to Other
Working with Printers and Scanners
Adding Storage and Backup
Setting Up a Home Network
Connecting to the Internetat Home and on the Road
Using Internet Explorer to Surf the
Searching and Researching Online
News
Shopping and Selling Online
Managing Your Finances Online
Communicating Online
Sending and Receiving Email
Doing Office Work
Staying Organized
Viewing and Sharing Digital Photos
Playing Music in Windows
Playing Music with iTunes
Playing Music Online
Watching Videos in Windows
Watching TV and Movies Online
How to Troubleshoot Computer Problems
Restoring Resetting or Refreshing Your System
Index
Copyright

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Michael Miller is a successful and prolific author with a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

Mr. Miller has written more than 100 best-selling books over the past two decades. His books for Que include Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Easy Facebook, Facebook for Grown-Ups, My Pinterest, and The Ultimate Digital Music Guide.

He is known for his casual, easy-to-read writing style and his practical, real-world advice-as well as his ability to explain a variety of complex topics to an everyday audience.

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