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Essential Windows 8 Shortcuts, Clicks, and Gestures
By Michael Miller
Apr 9, 2013
Michael Miller provides an invaluable reference to everything you need to know to use Windows 8 to the fullest.
My iMac: Sharing Devices, Files, and Services on a Network
By John Ray
Mar 18, 2013
This chapter helps you make your iMac an extension of your personality by customizing and personalizing your workspace.
Windows 8 Apps and the Windows Store
By Brian Knittel, Paul McFedries
Jan 25, 2013
This chapter describes the basic apps that come with Windows 8. It also explains how to get new apps from the Windows Store as well as how to uninstall and share apps.
Managing Files and Folders in Windows 8
By . Perspection Inc., Steve Johnson
Jan 24, 2013
This chapter takes a beginner's look at working with individual files in Windows 8 and explains how to find, move, copy, delete, and organize them.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
By Mark Edward Soper
Jan 15, 2013
This chapter shows how you can modify Windows 8 settings to customize your specific setup.
Customizing Your Mac
By Kate Binder
Dec 28, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the OS X Mountain Lion Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets
Starting and Stopping Windows 8
By Paul Sanna
Nov 6, 2012
This chapter walks you through the steps necessary to start your computer and then sign in to Windows in you're new to Windows 8. You'll also learn how to put your computer to sleep and shut it down completely.
Customizing the Windows 8 Start Screen, Colors, and Other Settings
By Michael Miller
Oct 23, 2012
This chapter walks you through some basic Windows 8 personalization features using lots of illustrated, step-by-step examples.
Wow! Getting Around in Windows 8
By Katherine Murray
Oct 17, 2012
This chapter shows you how to get started with your Windows 8 PC and use touch, mouse, and keyboard to perform common tasks.
Switching to Windows 8: A Quick Guide for Current Windows Users
By Michael Miller
Oct 15, 2012
Michael Miller shows you what’s new in Windows 8, and helps you learn how to do all your old tasks the new Windows 8 way.
Making the Most of Reminders and Notes in OS X Mountain Lion
By Jason Rich
Oct 12, 2012
This chapter walks you though setting up Reminders and Notes, syncing app-specific data with other Macs and iDevices, and optimizing the use of Reminders and Notes.
Personalizing Windows 8
By Michael Miller
Oct 11, 2012
Windows presents a lot of different ways to personalize the look and feel of your system, and this chapter teaches you some of the ways you can do this.
Accessing iCloud, Email, and the Web on Your MacBook
By John Ray
Oct 8, 2012
In this chapter, you learn how to use your MacBook to access Online Services such as the World Wide Web, email, and Apple's iCloud.
Setting System Preferences in OS X Mountain Lion
By Steve Johnson
Oct 1, 2012
This chapter shows the many settings and controls that let you customize OS X Mountain Lion to best meet your needs.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to OS X Mountain Lion: Using iCloud
By Yvonne Johnson
Sep 28, 2012
This chapter answers lots of questions about the iCloud: What is it? What does it do? Why do I want it? How can I get it? How does it work? How can I see what’s on the iCloud? How can I get more of it?
What to Expect from Windows Phone 8
By Brien Posey
Sep 20, 2012
Brien Posey examines how Windows Phone 8 might compare to Windows 8 and discusses what Microsoft customers can realistically expect from the new devices.
What’s New in iOS 6
By Jason Rich
Sep 19, 2012
Jason R. Rich introduces you to some of the exciting new features and apps being added to iOS 6 in Fall 2012.
Getting and Staying Connected with Windows 7: Phones, Devices, and Tablets
By Katherine Murray
Sep 18, 2012
This chapter shows you how to connect your devices and sync your files with your Windows 7 PC.
Catching Up with PC Backup in 2012
By Ed Tittel
Sep 12, 2012
What's the best backup regimen for your systems, now that online backup is dirt cheap, and disk drives even cheaper? Quick answer: Multiple backups.
Working with SSDs in Windows 7 and 8
By Ed Tittel
Aug 23, 2012
Follow Ed Tittel's guidelines and dig into the various optimization guides he notes to make the most of your SSD switching experience.

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