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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.
Is 8-12 GB the "New Normal" for RAM Size, or Should You Go Bigger?
By Ed Tittel
Aug 16, 2012
Upping the memory ceiling on Windows PCs is mostly a matter of choosing 8, 12, 16, or more GB. Find out about some important considerations and the uses to which this RAM will support.
What's New in OS X Mountain Lion: Yvonne Johnson and Jennifer Kettell Discuss How Changes in Mountain Lion Affect New and Experienced OS X Users
By Yvonne Johnson, Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
Jul 26, 2012
Technical writer and web designer Jennifer Kettell and author Yvonne Johnson talk about what Mac users old and new can expect in the new OS X Mountain Lion update.
Sharing Office Files via SkyDrive
By Laura Acklen
Jul 9, 2012
SkyDrive is a Windows Live user’s cloud storage, where they can upload their files and then gain access to them from any computer with Internet access. Based on user feedback, the developers have introduced a series of improvements to make it easier than ever to share files.
Managing Expenses From Your iPhone or iPad
By Jason Rich
Jun 29, 2012
Jason Rich showcases a handful of expense tracking apps for the Apple iPhone and/or iPad, and explains how entering, managing, and reporting expense-related data while on the go can become an easy, accurate, and efficient process.
Learning New Skills From Your iOS Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Jun 27, 2012
Avid iPhone and iPad user Jason Rich introduces you to the free iTunes U educational content that’s available for the Apple iPhone and iPad, plus explains a handful of others ways you can use your iOS mobile device as a personal enrichment or educational tool.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 3: Jailbreaking Your iOS Device
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 22, 2012
In this final installment of Tim Warner's iOS jailbreaking series, Tim covers additional terminology and shows you how to perform an iOS jailbreak.

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