Amazon.com, Books, Windows 8.1

Easy Windows 8.1's a great way to learn Windows

From the US and the UK, great reviews keep coming in for my latest Easy-series book, Easy Windows 8.1:

“I found this book to be an excellent teaching tool for the basics of Windows 8.1.” Five-star review on Amazon.com

“this is a brimful edition and is more comprehensive than many other similar books. Ideal for understanding and using the many facets of windows 8.1. it is a very detailed book and chockful of info and useful diagrams all logically laid out.” – Five-star review on Amazon.co.uk

Whether you use a touchscreen PC or tablet or use keyboard and mouse, Easy Windows 8.1 is a great way to get more out of Windows.

 

Amazon.com, Android, Barnes and Noble, Books, iOS, network security, PC and Gadget Help Desk, Photography, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Put PC and Gadget Help Desk to work for you and your tech

My latest book, The PC and Gadgets Help Desk, is my most ambitious troubleshooting book yet. It shows youCover for Mark Edward Soper's The PC and Gadget Help Desk how to:

  • Back up your Windows computers and devices (tablets, all-in-ones, laptops and desktops)
  • Back up your Android and iOS smartphones and tablets
  • Connect your mobile devices and Windows devices to HDTVs and home theater systems
  • Stop attacks on your devices
  • Recover lost data…

…and much more. Check it out at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, or directly from the publisher.

Amazon.com, Books, Radio, Windows Vista

Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center

My tenth book, Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center, has just been published by Que.

Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center

It’s a complete guide to the Windows Media Center feature in Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions. Special features include:

– How to connect standard and HDTVs and home theater systems to your PC

– How to watch and record TV and movies

– How to find your favorite actors, directors, and genres

– How to use WMC to help you with fantasy sports

– How to play both casual and high-performance 3D games from your WMC desktop

– How to access media on other PCs through WMC

– How to use an Xbox 360 as a Windows Media Extender

– How to use Windows Media Center, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Windows Movie Maker to make WMC even more powerful

– Where to find the best third-party programs that make WMC even more powerful

– How to watch TV on your WMC PC, even if you don’t have a TV tuner

Hear my interview with Plugged In’s Justin Williams here. Read the Amazon.com reviews here.

Appearances, Books, Radio, Windows Vista

Get "Plugged In" for Vista Tips and Tricks

Evansville Courier tech columnist and MacOS developer Justin Williams interviewed me for his weekly Plugged In radio show on WNIN-FM88, and you can listen to Episode 3 here. You’ll want to hear the entire show, but if you’re in a hurry, my segment starts at 18:17 into the program.

I’ll be appearing on the show again later this year to introduce my newest book Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center after it hits bookstores in November. 

Many thanks to Justin and to WNIN-FM88 for the opportunity.

Amazon.com, Books, Christianity, holidays, InformIT, MaximumPC, Sacredness of Human Life

Welcome to Dawn Patrol Readers

If you’ve reached this blog via my guest post at The Dawn Patrol, welcome! Many thanks to Ms. Eden for allowing me to speak to her readers. While you’re here, I hope you’ll find useful information to help keep your computer running smoothly.

This blog is primarily about my full-time work as a technology writer and consultant. I do most of my day-to-day blogging at Maximum PC’s newly-remodeled website, and also blog from time to time at Amazon.com (where my current and older books are available for purchase) and my publisher’s developer-oriented website, InformIT.com.

To get a taste of what I think about topics that are more important in the long run than the latest computer or photography gizmo, see the Beyond Technology – Thoughts on Ultimate Issues (God, Life, Right and Wrong) section of this website.

Have a wonderful 4th of July – and beyond.

 

Appearances, Books, MaximumPC, SWIPCUG, Windows Vista

Talking Styles and Templates, SWIPCUG Style

Thanks to the fine men and women of the Southwest Indiana PC Users Group, I’ll be talking about using styles and templates to make your documents easier to edit and better looking. Whether you use MS Word, OpenOffice, or WordPerfect to write your letters, grants, reports, or shopping lists, you’ll want to attend the meeting. Guests are welcome, and memberships are encouraged!

See you this Sunday, February 17, at 2PM at

Evansville Central Library’s Browning Events Room B

 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Evansville, IN 47713

 

Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista ExposedI’ll be signing copies of my latest book, Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed: an Insider’s Guide to Supercharging Windows Vista, and I’ll have copies of this book and others available at attractive prices. I hope to see you there!