If any of the entries, or nodes, in the Device Manager tree view are open, displaying a device with a small yellow exclamation point, orbang, then you’re going to need to install some drivers. If not, you’re in luck—truly, truly in luck—and you can jump ahead to the next section: Your PC is magically completely up to date.. We discuss PC Settings further inChapter 5.. From this very simple interface, you can right-click an application and perform a number of actions, the most commonly used of which are End task (kill the application dead), Switch to (to bring that application to the forefront), and Open file location (which will display the application executable in File Explorer). But since End task is the single most common option, there’s a button just for that: To kill any application immediately, select it in Task Manager and click End task.. What changes in Windows 8, however, is that developers are now shipping Metro-style apps in addition to traditional Windows applications. Yes, some of them will simply be immersive, full-screen replacements for existing Windows applications. You’ll see Metro-style word processors and graphics art apps, for example. But some will be much more than that.. What’s missing here is any filtering: These list landing pages don’t include the subcategory, price, and sort filters you see on a category landing page.. • Try: Click this button to download a trial version of a paid app.. Or maybe things aren’t so black and white. As it turns out, our devices, just like the OS they run, are changing. And as you read this, you could be using a tablet that docks and connects to a larger display and a keyboard and mouse, and other peripherals, while you’re sitting at a desk. Or perhaps you’ll opt for a hybrid laptop or Ultrabook that can work as both a traditional PC, with keyboard and mouse, or, with the flip of a screen, can be used like a tablet.. Some things, of course, are the same as with the desktop version of IE. Aside from the basic feature set, including features like InPrivate Browsing and Tracking Protection, you’ll find that many keyboard shortcuts from desktop IE continue to work in the Metro version of the browser. And if you find a page that won’t work in IE Metro—perhaps because of its lack of add-on support—you can easily open that page in the desktop version of Internet Explorer and get backto work.. • Messages pane: Displays the contents of the current folder in the currently selected e-mail account. (The default is Inbox.). Using this information to keep track of usage is, of course, valuable for cellular data connections, which are always metered. You can click the Reset link in the Networks pane to reset the data usage estimate to 0.. Like a smartphone, Windows 8 actually supports a useful Airplane Mode toggle that instantly disables all of the wireless (Wi-Fi and cellular data) connections in your PC or device without requiring you to fumble with multiple interfaces, as you did in previous Windows versions.. BitLocker and BitLocker To Go are available only in Windows 8 Pro. But Windows RT, the ARM-based version of Windows 8 that’s included with Windows devices, includes a feature called drive encryption, which is on by default and functions somewhat similarly to BitLocker. Why include this feature in Windows RT? These devices are managed with a technology called Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), which uses policies to ensure that compatible devices—which include iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows Phones, and now Windows RT devices—meet the basic security rules of your organization. And one of the policies it can set includes device encryption. Without this security feature, many corporations wouldn’t allow users to access corporate resources.. • BranchCache: Aimed at distributed corporations, BranchCache lets servers and users’ PCs in branch offices cache files, websites, and other content that is sent from a central office over the WAN, so that it is not repeatedly downloaded at great cost by different users in the same location. With more and more corporate mergers and acquisitions, and larger companies maintaining separate physical offices in different locales, this is a real need.. • Push-based corporate e-mail, calendaring, tasks, and contacts: And these all integrate with the appropriate Metro-style apps on Windows RT, including Mail, Calendar, and People.. Time stood still for a moment while I pondered this question. And though I replied,“To be fair, it’s padded with screenshots,” to laughs, the question hung in my mind for some time to come..