Computer Basics - Absolute Beginner's Guide

ISBN-10: 0789752336
ISBN-13: 9780789752338
Edition: 7th 2014
Authors: Michael Miller
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Description: This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8 "Blue" 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.  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/14/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8 "Blue" 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 "Blue" 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 "Blue", 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.

Understanding Computers and Similar Devices
How Personal Computers Work
Setting Up and Using a Desktop Computer
Setting Up and Using a Notebook or Tablet Computer
Using Windows
Getting to Know Windows 8.1
Using the New Windows 8.1 Interface
Using the Traditional Windows Desktop
Working with Files, Folders, and Other Storage
Setting Up the Rest of Your System
Connecting Other Devices to Your PC - and Your PC to Other Devices
Working with Printers
Adding Storage and Backup
Setting Up a Home Network
Using the Internet
Connecting to the Internet -- at Home and On the Road
Using Internet Explorer to Surf the Web
Searching and Researching Online
Shopping and Selling Online
Communicating Online
Sending and Receiving Email
Social Networking with Facebook
More Social Networking with Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Managing Your Social Activity (and Contacts) in Windows
Video Chatting with Friends and Family
Working with Apps
Understanding and Using Windows Apps
Exploring Windows 8.1's Built-In Apps
Finding and Installing New Apps
Doing Fun and Useful Stuff with Your PC
Doing Office Work
Staying Organized
Viewing and Sharing Digital Photos
Playing Music
Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Videos
Playing Games
Keeping Your System Up and Running
Protecting Your PC from Computer Attacks, Malware, and Spam
Performing Preventive Maintenance
Dealing with Common Problems

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