Windows For Tablets For Dummies
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: March 2013
Pages: 312

Learn to:

  • Use Windows 8 features specifically designed for tablets
  • Work with the touchscreen interface and storage options
  • Connect to the Internet, use e-mail, and download apps
  • Troubleshoot problems and enhance your tablet's performance

Answers to everything you want to know about using Windows 8 on your tablet, right here!

Did you know Windows 8 was actually designed for tablets? Andy Rathbone shows you how to take full advantage of that power, explaining the pros and cons of Windows RT versus Windows 8, what accessories are really helpful, how your tablet can transform into a desktop when needed, storage secrets, how to be productive with the touchscreen, and more.

  • Use your fingers — discover all the finger controls for Windows 8, the Start screen, and apps
  • One for all — create user accounts so you can share your tablet and keep your privacy
  • Wait, back up — back up your tablet's hard drive with Windows 8's File History program
  • Tap typing — get the secrets of typing on the tablet's pop-up keyboard and when you'll need to connect a real one
  • Presto! Instant desktop — see how to turn your tablet, with all your files, into a desktop whenever you like
  • Get connected — browse the web, update your Facebook page, check e-mail, send instant messages, and download apps
  • Marvelous media — snap photos or import images from your camera, watch movies, and play music
  • The happy tablet — troubleshoot common problems and conserve battery life

Open the book and find:

  • How to choose between Windows 8 and Windows RT
  • A tour of all your tablet's parts and settings
  • Terrific touchscreen tips
  • Advice on connecting accessories to your tablet
  • How to view, share, and print photos
  • Clues to battery conservation
  • Tips for keeping your tablet safe
  • Shortcut keys for zipping around Windows
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