Full coverage of the brand-new Windows operating system Maximize all the powerful, versatile features in Windows 8 with help from this hands-on guide. Find out how to navigate the touch interface, customize settings, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. Communicate via email, phone calls, and video conferencing, view and organize photos, play music, videos, and games, and read e-books. Maintenance and troubleshooting are also covered in this practical resource. Shows how to take full advantage of the all-new touch interface Explains how to sync all Windows 8 devices and their apps, content, files, and settings via the cloud Covers networking options, including Ethernet, ad-hoc, Bluetooth, and wireless, and how to connect Windows 8 PCs to a home entertainment center or game console Includes details on all the built-in apps as well as the wide-variety of apps and other content available in the Windows Store
Eric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), a Web design and online marketing firm. He has authored or co-authored 15 books, including Master Visually Windows 2000 Server, several chapters in Que's Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista and the subsequent Microsoft Windows 7 In-Depth, Addison-Wesley's User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, and Que's Blogging to Drive Business.
Part I: Introduction to Windows 8 Ch 1: Familiarize Yourself with the Windows 8 User Interface Ch 2: Learn to Get Around Windows 8 Ch 3: Organize and Sync Your Information Ch 4: Set Up Your Windows 8 Network Part II: Use Windows 8 in Your Daily Life Ch 5: Communicate with Others Ch 6: Connect to Websites and Social Networks Ch 7: Print, Fax, and Scan with Your Windows 8 Computer Part III: Call, Listen, View, and Read with Windows 8 Ch 8: Make Phone and Video Calls Ch 9: Find and Play Music and Other Audio Files Ch 10: View and Manage Photos and Videos Ch 11: Find Books and Magazines to Read Part IV: Extend, Maintain, and Troubleshoot Windows 8 Ch 12: Extend Windows 8 Ch 13: Keep Windows 8 Tuned Up Ch 14: Troubleshoot Windows 8 Problems Appendix A. Installing Windows 8