Windows 10 hit the scene in 2015 with lots of new features, such as the Edge web browser, Cortana voice-activated personal assistant, and universal apps that run on tablets, phones, and computers. Now, the Windows 10 Creators Update brings even more goodies—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of this supercharged operating system.
With Windows 10 Creators Update: The Missing Manual, you’ll get up to speed on the entire system, including all of the latest features. Cortana now interacts with your Windows or Android phone, the Windows Store offers more apps and games, and Microsoft Edge gets browser extensions and other improvements, just to name the big updates.
You’ll learn how to:
Explore the desktop, including File Explorer, Taskbar and Action Center, and Cortana
Work with programs and documents, Windows starter apps, the Control Panel, and using Windows in 3D
Connect with Edge and email, and beef up security and privacy
Set up hardware and peripherals, including tablets, laptops, hybrids, printers, and gadgets
Maintain computer health with backups, troubleshooting tools, and disk management
Learn about network accounts, file sharing, and setting up your own small network
Written by David Pogue—founder of Yahoo Tech and former columnist for The New York Times—this updated edition illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners, veteran standalone PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network.
David Pogue is the founder of Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.
With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won two Emmy awards, two Webby awards, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music.