* Navigating the Windows Phone 8 interface
* Using audio, video, photos, and other media
* Connecting to the Internet, surfing the Web with Internet Explorer, and searching with Bing
* Getting productive with Windows Phone 8's version of Microsoft Office
* Downloading great apps and games in the Marketplace
* Storing content in the cloud, on SkyDrive
* Social networking via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
* Managing email, IM, contacts, and calendars
* Customizing and troubleshooting Windows Phone 8
Every task is presented step by step, using carefully annotated, full-color screenshots, all numbered so there's no chance of getting lost or confused. Readers needn't wade through paragraphs of theory to get usable help, or to find practical answers. Throughout, the book is packed with helpful tips, tidbits, and quick solutions to the problems users are most likely to encounter. Everything's clearly organized to help readers get started fast, and keep their Windows Phone 8 devices working just the way they want.
Long story short: Windows Phone was—and is—everything that Android and iPhone are not. It provides a wonderful new way of doing things. Oh, and unlike iPhone, it can actually make error-free phone calls too. Bam.
I've certainly had my ups and downs with regards to Microsoft's treatment of this platform. While Windows Phone has emerged during the writing of this book as the clear number three smart phone platform behind Google Android and Apple iPhone but ahead of Blackberry, it has yet to achieve what I consider to be a sustainable level of usage. But the trends are positive. My fingers are crossed.
But I've never wavered in my support of both Windows Phone and the people who use it (or are considering using it). I test new smart phones regularly, and while I've kept up on the advances in Android and in Apple's recent me-too moves with iOS 7, these platforms simply are not interesting to me. Yes, the iPhone was innovative when it arrived in 2007, but that's also when Apple stopped innovating and started protecting their product. Android? That was never innovative. Android is a mess.
Windows Phone isn't just different. Windows Phone is better. And you can tell that's true every time a feature emerges in the competition that copies one from Windows Phone. Social networking integration. Integrated experiences. Beautiful Swiss-influenced design and killer typography. Windows Phone did it all first. Windows Phone still does it better. And it keeps getting better.
Thanks for reading. And thanks for using Windows Phone. You made the right choice.
Windows Phone 7 is the new and improved mobile platform for all Windows smartphones. The new platform has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and this guide walks you through everything that's new, from the look and feel to the underlying code to the revamped home screen and user interface experience. Placing special focus on the features and functionality that is shared across all Windows Phone 7 series models, this fun and friendly book covers a wide range of how-to topics on everything from making simple calls to using your handheld device as a mobile computer.Explores the exciting new Windows Phone 7 and the completely revamped platform that will revolutionize the way you experience mobile phone use Shows you how to personalize your interface and exchange and sync information with your Windows PC Covers how to download, install, and use Mobile Office applications Demonstrates creating, downloading, exchanging, and sharing digital media, such as photos, videos, sound, and music files with other mobile device and PC users
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are two names that will likely jump to the front of your mind: Apple and
Android. While these two companies get the lion’s share of the
publicity (and a proportionately large number of device sales), both of
them were actually very late to the party. Microsoft, it turns out,
practically invented the smart phone. Back in the pre-iPhone days,
Windows was arguably the biggest player in the nascent PDA (Personal
Digital Assistant) market – helping the savviest and most
forward-thinking businessmen get their work done digitally. By contrast,
Apple was still trying to peddle the universally maligned Newton
Whether you’ve been a loyal Windows Phone user for
years or you’re just now growing tired of the same-old-same-old world of
iOS or Android, this guide will help to make sure that you have all of
the tools you need to make Windows Phone 8 your new favorite. We’ll take
you through Live Tiles, SkyDrive, Multitasking, Kids Corner, and a lot
more – everything you’ll need to make the most of your Lumia 920, HTC
8X, Samsung ATIV S, or any other Windows Phone 8 Device on the market.
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8 Communicate via built-in apps—Mail and Messaging—and add Skype Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app—including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC
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