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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.
Finding What You Want with Spotlight in OS X Mavericks
By Steve Johnson
Dec 31, 2013
Spotlight is the built-in search tool of OS X Mavericks. This chapter shows how to use it to find content on your Mac, how to filter search results, set search preferences, and get help when you need it.
Setting Up iCloud Services and Internet Accounts
By John Ray
Dec 25, 2013
In this chapter, you find out how to establish and configure iCloud accounts and get to know some of the basics of using iCloud services.
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.
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.
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.
Grouping and Changing Tile Sizes in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Nov 27, 2013
In this video, derived from her book My Windows 8.1, Katherine Murray looks at File Explorer. She shows you how to create folders as well as how to copy, move, and share files using File Explorer.
Using Windows 8.1's New Interface
By Michael Miller
Nov 13, 2013
This chapter explains the basics of navigating through Windows 8.1 new Modern interface. Especially useful for users of previous Windows versions.
What’s New About Windows 8.1
By Michael Miller
Nov 8, 2013
So what’s new in Windows 8.1? In this article, Michael Miller gives you the rundown of Windows 8.1 and tells you whether the changes are worthwhile.
Five Things You Can Tweak Right Away in Windows 8.1
By Katherine Murray
Oct 10, 2013
This article spotlights five personalizations you can try as soon as you begin using Windows 8.1.
Computer Resources for Seniors: The Best Books, Videos, and Websites for Learning About PCs and Gadgets
By Michael Miller
Sep 5, 2013
Michael Miller guides you through some of the best computer and technology resources available for seniors, including books, video tutorials, and websites.
Discovering Windows 8’s Hidden Quick Access Menu
By Michael Miller
Sep 3, 2013
Michael Miller shows you how to find the hidden Windows 8 Quick Access Menu, and explains all the neat things you can do with it.
Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner's Guide: Troubleshooting Device Problems
By Paul McFedries
Aug 23, 2013
Paul McFedries covers some of the built-in Windows tools that can help you troubleshoot problematic hardware.
Using Windows 8’s Xbox Music
By Michael Miller
Jul 23, 2013
Xbox Music is the new music app in Windows 8; it’s also accessible from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console and Windows 7/8 phones. In this article, author Michael Miller shows you how to use Xbox Music to manage your own music collection and to listen to and purchase new music online.
Using Windows 8 - Learning What's New If You've Used Windows Before
By Michael Miller
Jul 5, 2013
If you’ve used a computer - and Windows - before, it’s likely that you'll find Windows 8 a tad confusing. This chapter will help you learn what's changed and where to find where Microsoft put everything.
How to Add the Start Menu Back to Windows 8
By Michael Miller
Jun 26, 2013
One of the biggest complaints about Windows 8 is Microsoft’s removal of the Start button and Start menu. In this article, author Michael Miller examines third-party applications that promise to put the Start menu back in Windows 8 – and tells you which are worth your while.
Finding, Downloading, and Using Windows 8 Apps
By Michael Miller
Jun 20, 2013
Windows 8 is built around a new class of full-screen apps, available from the Windows Store. In this article, author Michael Miller takes you on a tour of the Windows Store and shows you how to find and download Windows 8 apps—for purchase and for free.
Enterprise iDevice Management with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server
By Timothy L. Warner
May 30, 2013
Unsure of how to integrate Apple devices (be they of the iOS or OS X variety) into your Microsoft- or Linux-based network? You’re not alone. IT expert Tim Warner shows how you can centrally manage iDevices in any corporate network environment with minimal cost and learning curve.
Dealing with Digital Photos
By Paul McFedries
May 22, 2013
Windows 8 comes with some tools that help you view and perform some basic and helpful photo-related tasks. This chapter provides you with the details.
Windows 8 Touch On the Cheap
By Ed Tittel
May 22, 2013
Ed Tittel explains why you may not need a touch display to take advantage of touch in Windows 8.

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