Choose the laptop that's right for you and discover how to use it
Get up to speed on Windows® 8.1
Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect to social media
Share photos and videos
Need to get started with your laptop? Start here with clear, easy-to-use instructions.
Laptops are convenient. They go where you go and connect you to the world — online shopping, social media, trip planning, and keeping up with the grandkids. This book covers what you need to know to use your laptop with confidence. Master Windows 8.1, create and print documents, browse online, follow the news, play music and movies, and do it all safely.
Just getting started? — compare laptop specs, styles, and prices and get the information you need before you buy
All about Windows 8.1 — get clear directions for using the Start screen, customizing Windows, and using accessibility features
Applicable applications — learn to install and use programs and work with built-in apps for weather, news, social media, and more
The fun stuff — discover how to play movies, upload and share photos from your digital camera, and enjoy your favorite music
Go online — set up an Internet connection, navigate the web, bank and shop online, and store files in the cloud
Stay safe — download files safely and use privacy settings to protect your information
Keep in touch — manage your e-mail, explore social networking sites, chat, and make calls with Skype
Nancy C. Muir is the author of more than 50 technology books, including several bestsellers on Office PowerPoint. She has worked as a trainer and university instructor, and she has a certificate in distance learning design.