Get on board the green machine! Green home computing means making the right technology choice for the environment, whether it be a Windows-based or Mac-based computer and all the peripherals. In addition, it means learning how to properly and safely dispose of those items and how to use your computer to create a greener life at home and at work.
Computer expert Woody Leonhard and green living guru Katherine Murray introduce you to the many green products that exist in the world of technology, including eco-friendly desktops, laptops, and servers; energy-efficient peripherals; and the numerous Web sites that offer advice on how to go green in nearly every aspect of your life.
With this invaluable insight, you'll discover that it actually is easy being green!
Katherine Murray is a nature lover, communications expert, and the author of more than 50 books on technology and business topics related to digital lifestyle.
As the #1 operating system in the world, Windows provides the platform upon which all essential computing activities occur. This much-anticiapted version of the popular operating system offers an improved user experience with an enhanced interface to allow for greater user control.
This All-in-One reference is packed with valuable information from eight minibooks, making it the ultimate resource. You'll discover the improved ways in which Windows 7 interacts with other devices, including mobile and home theater.Windows 7 boasts numerous exciting new features, and this reference is one-stop shopping for discovering them all! Eight minibooks cover Windows 7 basics, security, customizing, the Internet, searching and sharing, hardware, multimedia, Windows media center, and wired and wireless networking Addresses the new multi-touch feature that will allow you to control movement on the screen with your fingers
With this comprehensive guide at your fingertips, you'll quickly start taking advantages of all the exciting new features of Windows 7.
For 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 21st edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than two hours of new DVD video.
Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, mother-boards, buses, BIOSes, memory, SSD and HDD storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. You’ll find the industry’s best coverage of diagnostics, testing, and repair—plus cutting-edge discussions of improving performance via overclocking and other techniques.
NEW IN THIS EDITION
• The newest processors, including Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core i-Series processors and AMD’s 2nd generation Trinity CPUs
• 3TB (and larger) disks, 4K sectoring, partition alignment, faster SATA disk interfaces, and SSD (solid state drive) hard drive replacements
• New firmware innovations, from full UEFI BIOS support to built-in motherboard flash BIOS upgrade utilities
• Integrated video and audio, including 5.1/7.1 surround sound, HDMI, and DisplayPort connections, and Windows 8 compatible multi-touch touchscreen technology
• Updated PCI Express 3.0, 4.0 interfaces, and Power Supply specifications for powering high-end video cards
• Emerging interfaces such as SATA Express, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt
• Updated coverage of building PCs from scratch—from choosing and assembling hardware through BIOS setup and troubleshooting
Don't forget about the free bonus content available online! You'll find a cache of helpful material to go along with this book. To access these materials at no extra cost, see the instructions included in the back pages of this ebook. You will be required to register your book and supply a code found in the instructions.
Download two hours of up-to-the minute, studio-quality how-to videos—all playable on your computer! In this edition, Scott Mueller offers true insider information about several of the key components in a PC, including motherboards, solid-state drives, and more.
You also can download PDFs of the complete 19th and 20th editions of this book.
Discover how to build and test your applications quickly without a lot of expensive server hardware. Once you get up to speed with LightSwitch, you’ll create quality line-of-business applications tailored to specific customer needs in no time, whether you work in-house or for a vendor.Learn how the LightSwitch Presentation, Logic, and Storage layers work behind the scenesConfigure your SharePoint server and workstation to work with this development environmentNavigate the graphical environment and its various user screensUse examples to build simple single-function applications for search and data entryExpand your app’s capabilities by using LightSwitch extensions and Silverlight controlsConnect your LightSwitch app to external data sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, SQLite, and cloud-based applications
My Microsoft® Windows® 10 is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. It includes 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn how to navigate and customize the new Windows 10 desktop.
In addition, this book is part of Que’s exciting new Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP.
How to access the free video and web edition: Follow the instructions within the book to learn how to register your book to access the 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video and the FREE Web Edition.
Author Katherine Murray has been writing about technology for more than 25 years and has worked with every consumer version of Windows since Windows 3.1. Murray will help you learn how to:Master Windows 10 innovations you like and keep the older techniques you’re comfortable with Let Cortana, your new personal digital assistant, help you find what you need Adjust the Start menu so it works the way you want (not the other way around!) Learn to use Windows 10 on PC or tablet Streamline your browsing experience with Microsoft® Edge, the new state-of-the-art web browser Find, download, install, and work with the best new Windows Store apps Copy, move, and share files using File Explorer Use the Skype app to make super-easy, free video calls Access all your favorite media with the new Groove Music and Movies & TV apps
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 8 that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into Windows 8 problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Windows 8.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Windows 8 working just the way you want. Learn how toQuickly master Windows 8’s fluid, colorful interface--and leave yesterday’s Windows behind! Get super-productive fast with the latest touch and mouse techniques Tweak your Start screen to get easy access to tasks you do every day Get up-to-this-instant information with Live Tiles Browse the web with the sleek, streamlined Internet Explorer 10 Use Windows 8’s great built-in apps and get more at the new Windows Store Secure your computer with custom Lock screens, picture passwords, PIN logons, and location privacy Copy, move, and share files through the revamped File Explorer View, organize, and share all your photos on your PC, photo sites, and favorite social media accounts Work with Windows 7 programs through the Windows 8 desktop Keep your files safely backed up and Windows 8 safely updated Improve computer performance with Windows 8’s updated system tools Stream media and share files easily with your PCs, your Xbox 360, tablets, and phones
This book is also part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/CUP.
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 10 photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into Windows 10 problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Windows 10 computer.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Windows 10 computer working just the way you want. Learn how to
· Get creative with innovative new features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
· Create photo albums and video projects on the fly using your favorite pictures and songs
· Use the new My People Hub to keep in touch with friends and family
· Ask Cortana to help you find information, schedule appointments, create tasks, and more
· Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks in the updated Microsoft Edge browser
· Discover, download, and rate apps and ebooks from the Windows Store
· Copy, move, and share files and folders using File Explorer
· Use the Skype app to message your contacts and make easy—and free--audio and video calls
· Make the most of new and enhanced gaming features using the Game bar and live game streaming
· Create in three dimensions using Paint 3D and Remix 3D
· Use OneDrive to access your files everywhere, on any device you choose
· Make your computer more secure than ever, thanks to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
Full-color, step-by-step tasks teach you how to do what you want, find what you need, run media like a breeze, connect with anyone, and make your whole computing experience smooth and seamless Packed with screen captures that show you exactly what to do Walks through connecting devices and networks, securely sharing content, and troubleshooting problems
This easy, visual tutorial doesn't just introduce new users to Windows 7: it shows how to use Windows 7's coolest new features to personalize your experience around the way you live and work. You learn how to get connected to people, places, and other devices, run Windows 7 efficiently, find what you need to run media like a breeze simplify the way you manage your life and commitments create a computing experience that's smoother, more seamless, and more fun. The book walks step-by-step through each key task you need to master, from getting comfortable with the Windows 7 desktop through connectivity, security, mobility, personalization, upgrades, troubleshooting, and much more. This book's step-by-step instructions link to callouts of Windows screen captures that show exactly what to do. Tips and Notes help you discover shortcuts and techniques you'll never find on your own, and Help features guide you past common Windows 7 problems. This book is designed for anyone just starting out with Windows 7 at home or at work, no matter how much experience you have with previous versions - or how little.
THE ONLY OFFICE BOOK YOU NEED
We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward Office proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on Office 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office 2007 is the only book you need.
If you own a copy of Office 2007, you deserve a copy of this book! Although this book is aimed at the Office veteran, Ed and Woody’s engaging style will appeal to beginners, too. Written in clear, plain English, readers will feel as though they are learning from real humans and not Microsoft clones. Sprinkled with a wry sense of humor and an amazing depth of field, this book most certainly isn’t your run-of-the-mill computer book. You should expect plenty of hands-on guidance and deep but accessible reference material.
This isn’t your Dad’s Office! For the first time in a decade, Microsoft has rolled out an all-new user interface. Menus? Gone. Toolbars? Gone. For the core programs in the Office family, you now interact with the program using the Ribbon—an oversize strip of icons and commands, organized into multiple tabs, that takes over the top of each program’s interface. If your muscles have memorized Office menus, you’ll have to unlearn a lot of old habits for this version.