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Managing Files and Searching in Windows 8.1
By Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter explains some basics about files and folders in Windows 8.1 before moving on to describe how to navigate, customize, and search these objects.
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Five Ways to Streamline Your Music in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Mar 5, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to organize and play all kinds of tunes using the Xbox Music app. Katherine Murray shows you how to organize your music so you can easily find the pieces you most want to hear.
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Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks
By Michael Miller
Mar 3, 2014
Now that Windows 8.1 is widely available, how do you get the most out of it? In this article Michael Miller presents a dozen tips and tricks you can use to become a more effective — and efficient — Windows 8.1 user.
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Find What You Need with the Windows 8.1 Help & Tips App
By Katherine Murray
Feb 26, 2014
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has given us something we should have had all along: a kind of map to help us learn the basics of the new operating system. This article introduces the new Help & Tips app, available on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.
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Getting to Know Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Feb 21, 2014
This chapter shows you the basics of starting and using Windows 8.1, the software and operating system that makes your computer work.
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Five Ways to Improve Your Windows Store Experience
By Katherine Murray
Feb 19, 2014
The Windows Store has been improved in Windows 8.1. Katherine Murray shows you how to get more information about apps, check the apps you installed, search for new apps, purchase the ones you want, and update apps seamlessly while you work.
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Managing Your Apps in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Feb 18, 2014
Katherine Murray shows you how to manage the apps installed by default in Windows 8.1 and points you toward the Windows Store, from which you can find and download new apps to help you make the most of Windows 8.1 features.
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Should You Upgrade to Windows 8.1?
By Michael Miller
Jan 31, 2014
Michael Miller explores the good and bad points of Windows 8.1, and advises whether or not you should upgrade your system to this latest version.
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Windows 8.1 New Features: Boot to Desktop
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
To the chagrin of many, Windows 8.1 has supplemented the traditional desk top with a start page, which displays apps as variously-sized tiles. This video, an excerpt from Windows 8.1 New Features (Que Video), shows how to select the traditional desktop at start-up instead of the new start page.
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Windows 8.1 New Features: New Tile Sizes on Start Screen
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
This video, an excerpt from Windows 8.1 New Features (Que Video), you'll explore ways to personalize your Windows desktop by altering the size of your start screen tiles.
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Windows 8.1 New Features: Workplace Join
By ClipTraining
Jan 31, 2014
Windows 8.1 offers the option to work within or without a domain, called Workplace Join, which allows a middle ground between all or nothing access to corporate resources. Find out how to take advantage of Workplace Join in this simple video tutorial.
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Personalize the Look of Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jan 30, 2014
Katherine Murray shows how you can resize app tiles on the Windows 8.1 Start screen, create app groups, and tweak the Desktop to get just the right effect as you work.
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Connecting Everything - Phones, Tablets, PCs, the Cloud - in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Jan 29, 2014
Windows 8.1 makes it easy for you to connect all the devices in your household — your camera, tablet, smartphone, and more — so that you can find and share the files and media you need. Katherine Murray shows you how to add and manage devices in Windows 8.1.
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Preparing Your Windows 8.1 PC and Setting Up Devices
By Katherine Murray
Jan 17, 2014
This chapter shows how to get your Windows 8.1 computer ready to use by adding devices (printers, etc), connecting to networks, managing power use settings, and getting files from other machines onto your new computer.
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Setting Up User Accounts in Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Jan 10, 2014
This chapter shows how to configure your Windows 8.1 computer for multiple users.
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Managing Files and Folders in Windows 8.1
By Steve Johnson
Jan 8, 2014
This chapter shows how you can keep track of files and folders in Windows 8.1. The better organized your files and folders are, easier it will be to find them!
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Organizing the Windows 8.1 Start Screen
By Alan Wright, Paul Sanna
Jan 7, 2014
This chapter shows how to create, resize, and group tiles on the Windows 8.1 Start screen.
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Using the Windows 8.1 Start Screen
By Mark Edward Soper
Dec 20, 2013
This chapter shows you the basics of the Windows 8.1 Start Screen, which is a vastly different experience for those used to earlier versions of Windows.
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Technology Books for Seniors
By Michael Miller
Dec 16, 2013
Que has published a variety of technology books of interest to older users. In this article, Michael Miller previews these books for seniors — and recommends specific books for specific users.
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Get Organized with the Windows 8.1 File Explorer
By Katherine Murray
Nov 27, 2013
In this video, derived from her book My Windows 8.1, Katherine Murray shows how to move, resize, and rename the tiles on the Start Screen, taking advantage of the new features introduced in Windows 8.1.

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