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How to Set Up Family Safety Controls in Windows 8

A feature much-welcomed by parents and much-booed by their children, Windows Family Safety area in Windows 8 offers several ways to police how people can access the computer, as well as the Internet. In [more…]

How to Send Attachments with the Windows 8 Mail App

Sending a file through the Windows 8 Mail app works much like saving an attached file, although in reverse: Instead of grabbing a file from an e-mail and saving it into a folder or library, you're grabbing [more…]

Part of the Series: Windows 8 Mail App: 5 Things to Know about E-Mail

Switch among the Windows 8 Mail App's Views, Menus, Accounts

To load the Windows 8 Mail app, open the Start screen with a press of your Windows key and then click the Mail app tile. The Mail app quickly fills the screen. [more…]

Part of the Series: Windows 8 Mail App: 5 Things to Know about E-Mail

Compose and Send E-Mail with the Windows 8 Mail App

When you're ready to send an e-mail with the Windows 8 Mail app, follow these steps to compose your letter and drop it in the electronic mailbox, sending it through virtual space to the recipient's computer [more…]

Part of the Series: Windows 8 Mail App: 5 Things to Know about E-Mail

How to Read E-Mail with the Windows 8 Mail App

When your computer is connected to the Internet, the Windows 8 Start screen tells you as soon as a new e-mail arrives. The Mail app's tile automatically updates itself to show the sender and subject of [more…]

Part of the Series: Windows 8 Mail App: 5 Things to Know about E-Mail

How to Save Attachments with the Windows 8 Mail App

When an attachment arrives in an e-mail through the Windows 8 Mail app, you'll recognize it: It's a large rectangle at the top of your e-mail. The rectangle lists the file's name with the word Download [more…]

Part of the Series: Windows 8 Mail App: 5 Things to Know about E-Mail

Internet Explorer 10's Control Buttons

Internet Explorer (or almost any web browser) is one of the simplest applications on the planet to use, requiring only three or four buttons to operate most of the necessary functions. Just in case you [more…]

The Internet Explorer 10 Window

Like Windows 8 itself, Internet Explorer 10 now has two faces — one version of the application that’s optimized for touch screen and tablet PCs, and one version that’s more familiar and has more features [more…]

How to Reduce Spam You Receive via Windows Live Mail

You can reduce the flow of spam you receive to a trickle by using the mail-blocking feature within Windows Live Mail. Is there anyone on the planet who actually [more…]

The Windows 8 Live Mail Window

Before you venture into the world of Internet communications, get familiar with the controls of the Live Mail window; click the Windows Live Mail tile on your Start screen, and then catch the hoopla. [more…]

How to Use Internet Explorer with Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with two web browsers (one on the Start screen and one on the desktop) that both call themselves Internet Explorer. The two versions share your browsing history, cookies, and temp files [more…]
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