Books: 57

Windows & PC

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This book teaches anyone how to use their new Windows computer. You will learn and understand how you can perform a wide range of tasks, including managing files, browsing the internet, and protecting yourself, as well as interacting with Cortana. Using Absolute Beginners Guide to Computing you will more » learn how to use Windows, and how you can connect and communicate with others. You will learn the basics of browsing the web, how to send email, and sign up for services. You will learn about some of the social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You will also learn how to connect and use external hardware, and process digital music, photos, and video. Written by an author who has written multiple computing titles, this book is friendly and approachable, and can teach anyone how to use a computer. With simple steps, easy troubleshooting, and online resources, it's the best place to learn how to make computing a part of your life. What You’ll Learn: How to get pictures onto your computer to share. How to listen to digital music. What clubs, groups, and other resources there are to help. « less
2016
The independent guide to mastering your PC
2016
The most comprehensive guide to Windows 10, updated with the latest enhancements If you're new to Windows 10 and want an authoritative and accessible guide to the basics of the widely used operating system, Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies is the book for you. Written by trusted Windows expert Woody more » Leonhard, this freshly updated guide cuts through the jargon and covers everything you need to know, including navigating the start menu, personalizing your Windows experience, maximizing Windows apps, and managing security. Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies includes all the guidance you need to make the most of this latest update of Windows. It shows you how to set up multiple user accounts, create a Homegroup for easy sharing between devices, backup your files, and troubleshoot common problems. * Covers all the new features and latest enhancements to Windows 10 * Makes upgrading to the latest version easier than ever * Lets you work with apps like a pro * Includes tons of tips on protecting your computer, data, privacy, and identity Whether you use Windows 10 for business, fun and games, or staying in touch with family and friends, Windows 10 All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy. « less
2016
In general, most of my readers know that I don’t always follow “the latest big thing” when it comes to technology. My theory has always been: why should I be a bug fixer for Microsoft (or you can change it to Apple, HP, etc.)? I almost never upgrade or buy the “.0 version” of something. You won’t find more » me waiting in line outside the Apple store for the latest iPhone. I know that I can usually save money by staying at least one version back and waiting for the “.1 version” of something. However, with Windows 10, things are a bit different due to the way in which Microsoft is deploying the operating system and including a big financial incentive. When Windows 10 debuted in mid-2015, Microsoft announced that qualified users (those on Windows 7 and Windows 8) could receive Windows 10 for free. So, like me, you probably endured the constant notifications when you booted up each morning asking if you wanted to download and install Windows 10. And like me, you kept putting it off. Or perhaps, you clicked YES by mistake and you then had to deal with fixing lots of things. And now, Microsoft is enforcing its deadline of July 29, 2016, to get the free upgrade. After that date, you will need to pay $119 USD for the same upgrade. That’s why I wrote Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists. I upgraded several of my devices starting in December 2015 and while I did lose access to some default settings, and I had to reinstall some software, it was not as bad an experience as I had heard others describe. However, the hours I spent “fixing” my system kept me from researching family history. So I’ve compiled a list of “annoyances” to check once the upgrade to Windows 10 is complete. In this guide I also offer advice on how to prepare for the upgrade, what to do if you don’t qualify for the free upgrade, and also why you might not want to even upgrade at all! I’ve pulled together a huge list of resources at the end of this guide, along with additional reading. This guide can’t possibly cover every possible upgrade situation or system configuration . . . as they say “Your mileage may vary.” But, at the very least, you’ll have the tools needed to find answers to your Windows 10 questions. Learn and benefit from my experiences in going through the Windows 10 upgrade! « less
2016
Do More With Your PC
Beginning Windows 10 takes you through the new features of this amazing new operating system, revealing some of its surprising capabilities, and helping you customize it to suit you. Whether you are new to Windows, or you want to get up to speed with the latest features and changes, this book has everything more » you need to get started. Author Mike Halsey shows you how to create an environment for school, work, and play that puts the important things at your fingertips, while combining them in ways you never thought possible. Learn how to carry your personalized Windows experience with you as part of your Microsoft account instead of having it tied to one device, while also keeping everything safe, secure and backed up, so you can enjoy peace of mind with your new PC. With the right start, your PC can become a tool that works for you, not against you, and leaves more of your time and energy free for the things that matter to you. Beginning Windows 10 shows you how. **** What you’ll learn **** * About the ins and outs of the Windows 10 interface and its new features * How to personalize your Windows experience to give trouble-free performance * How to manage your Microsoft account across different devices and services in the home, at work, and on the move * How to maximize your productivity with Windows 10 * How to secure and configure Windows 10 to guarantee a safe and secure experience * How to use, hack and manipulate Windows to enable advanced customization **** Who this book is for **** Beginning Windows 10 is for people new to Windows or who want to get up to speed with the latest version. This book also can help people who already know how to perform routine tasks learn how to get more out of Windows, their computer and their time. Whether you want to get up and running with Windows 10, or want to go to the next level and learn useful ways to minimize problems, maximize performance, and optimize your overall Windows experience, this book is for you. **** Table of Contents **** Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 10 Chapter 2: Finding your Way Around Windows 10 Chapter 3: Connecting to Networks and the Internet Chapter 4: Sharing with Family and Friends Chapter 5: Organizing and Searching Your PC and the Internet Chapter 6: Managing Your Windows Ecosystem and Devices Chapter 7: Printing and Managing Printers Chapter 8: Having Fun with Games, Photos, Music, and Video Chapter 9: Maximizing Your Productivity Chapter 10: Personalizing Your Windows Experience Chapter 11: Making Windows 10 More Accessible and Easier to Use Chapter 12: Keeping Yourself, Your Files and Your Computer Safe Chapter 13: Maintaining and Backing up Your Computer and Files Chapter 14: Advanced Configuration and Customization Chapter 15: Getting Started with Virtualization Chapter 16: Installing Windows 10 on Your Computer Appendix A: Windows 10 Touch Gestures Appendix B: Windows 10 Shortcut Keys Appendix C: Advanced Query Syntax for Search Appendix D: Windows 10 Features by Edition Appendix E: Upgrading Your Computer « less
2015
Music, Movies, and TV for PCs, Tablets, and Phones
Entertainment Apps On the Go with Windows 10 enables you to unleash the entertainment potential of your Windows 10 PC, tablet, or phone—or any combination of the three! Learn how to stream movies and TV shows, manage your media collection, purchase new media, and upload your music collection to the cloud. Make more » your entertainment experience truly mobile by streaming wirelessly between devices in the home, or from cloud services that let you take your content anywhere. Learn to push content from Windows 10 to other devices like TVs, or your Xbox One. Tap into a wide range of popular streaming services, including Netflix, Spotify, and Google Play. Ian Dixonand Garry Whittaker take the hassle out of managing and enjoying music, TV, and movies from your own collection and beyond. Whether you already have an extensive music and video collection, or are just getting started, this book will help you get the best entertainment from Windows. **** What you’ll learn **** * Use music streaming services on a phone, tablet or laptop * Stream from thousands of radio stations to your Windows 10 phone or PC * Purchase and manage music and video collections * Use iTunes with Windows 10 tablets, laptops and phones * Find out what type of media files work with Windows 10—and how to convert the ones that don’t * Enjoy your existing music collection on Windows 10 PCs, phones and tablets * Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix, and stream music from Xbox Music and Google Play Music * Use Windows 10’s Data Sense app to monitor your phone and PC data usage * Use Windows 10 to wirelessly access media stored on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs around the home * Use PlayTo to send content to Network Attached (NAS) devices in your home, including Xbox One, TVs and media players * Get started building your personal media cloud so you can access your music and videos from anywhere in the world and on any device **** Who this book is for **** The book is for home users that are either new to Windows or upgrading from previous versions of the operating system and want to enjoy music, movies and TV shows on their phone, tablet, or laptop. « less
2015
Get the most out of Windows 8.1 for your every day computing tasks, with no jargon. Clear, concise and to the point. This brief book, Everyday Computing With Windows 8.1 provides the essentials of using a desktop or laptop running Windows 8 or 8.1, providing a fast read for the beginner and the enthusiast. more » Windows 8 can give new users fits with options that are well hidden; this book uncovers those so that the user can be relieved of frustration. Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow explanations from an established expert in the field. Whether you have just bought your first computer or laptop or are a computer user who needs a better understanding of the basics, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to take command of your computer. « less
2015
The Missing Manual
With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets, but the overhaul was not without hitches and its dueling UIs (one designed for touch, the other for keyboards and mice) created significant confusion more » for users. Windows 10 (a free update to users of Windows 8 or Windows 7) fixes a number of the problems introduced by the revolution in Windows 8 and offers plenty of new features along, such as the new Spartan web browser, Cortana voice-activated “personal assistant,” new universal apps (that run on tablet, phone, and computer), and more. But to really get the most out of the new operating system, you’re going to need a guide. Thankfully, Windows 10: The Missing Manual will be there to help. Like its predecessors, this book from the founder of Yahoo Tech, previous New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network. « less
2015
A complete, detailed Windows 10 reference for beginners and power users alike Windows 10 Bible is one of the most thorough references on the market with complete coverage of Windows 10. Whether you're a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this book contains more » everything you could ever hope to know about the Windows operating system. You will get the insider guidance of a Microsoft support manager as you discover everything there is to know about Windows customization, content management, networking, hardware, performance, security, and more. Step-by-step instructions walk you through new and important procedures, and screen shots help you stay on track every step of the way. Whether you're starting from scratch or just looking to become more proficient, this guide is your ideal solution. You'll learn just what Windows can do, and how to take full advantage so you can get more done faster. * Go beyond the desktop to personalize the system * Manage your content, media, software, and security * Eliminate issues related to printing, faxing, and scanning * Fine-tune performance, connect to a network, work with the cloud, and more Whether you want a complete basic introduction or the nitty-gritty detail, Windows 10 Bible has you covered. « less
2015
The Ultimate Windows 10 Quick Start Beginner Guide
~*EXCLUSIVE AMAZON DISCOUNT FOR LIMITED TIME*~ YOU’LL LEARN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WINDOWS 10 The amazing Windows 10 operating system is here! You’ll be amazed by it’s many innovative new functions. From keeping all of your devices linked and synced to maximizing your efficiency, Windows more » 10 in 10 Minutes: The Ultimate Quick Start User Guide will help you understand this new technology – and use it to reach your fullest potential! Get the Most Out of Your Windows 10 Device: * System Requirements * Free Upgrades * Getting Started with New Features * Customizing your Experience * Using Multiple Desktops and so much more! With Windows 10 in 10 Minutes: The Ultimate Quick Start User Guide, you’ll learn how to tweak all the settings in the Windows 10 menus for optimized performance and convenience. You'll be amazed by these Windows 10 tips and tricks! DON’T WAIT - ORDER YOUR COPY OF WINDOWS 10 IN 10 MINUTES: THE ULTIMATE QUICK START BEGINNER GUIDE RIGHT AWAY! You’ll be so glad you did! « less
2015