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Macos High Sierra for Dummies

By LeVitus

2017-11 - For Dummies

9781119417132 Check Our Catalog

Work, play, connect, and share with the ultimate tour to macOS 'X'

macOS 'X' For Dummies is the ultimate tour guide to the Mac operating system, written by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus himself Whether you're upgrading your trusty old MacBook or venturing into new territory for the very first time, this easy to use guide will get you up and running quickly. It's all here: navigation, preferences, file management, networking, music and movies, and so much more. From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain. Concerned about security? Need to troubleshoot an issue? Want to make your Mac perform even better? Let Dr. Mac walk you through it with clear explanations and a little bit of humor. Read this book beginning-to-end for a complete tutorial, or dip in and out as needed when things take an unexpected turn; if you have macOS questions, Dr. Mac has the answers you need.

macOS has powered Macs since 2001. Each free annual update improves the system's functionality, and typically offers a few new tools and fixes old issues. If you need to learn your way around this year's update quickly, easily, and thoroughly, this book is for you.

  • Get organized and find your way around the interface
  • Customize your Mac's look, "feel," and behavior
  • Get connected, get online, and into the cloud
  • Access your movies and music, back up your data, and more

Famous for its reliability and usability, macOS offers the sort of streamlined tools and operations you won't find anywhere else. macOS 'X' For Dummies helps you discover just how much your Mac can do for you.

Computers for Seniors: Get Stuff Done in 13 Easy Lessons

By Ewin, Carrie

2017-10 - No Starch Press

9781593277925 Check Our Catalog

Computers for Seniors is a step-by-step guide that will take you all the way from pressing the "On" button on your new computer to being a confident user who can send email to family and friends, shop online safely, read the latest news, watch funny YouTube videos, share cute pictures of your grandkids, check the weather forecast, and much more.

You'll learn to:
-Plug in, set up, and turn on your computer
-Print and share photos of your grandkids, vacations, pets, friends, and special life events
-Install helpful tools like a calendar, money manager, and weather tracker
-Search the internet for news, recipes, gardening tips, sports updates, and anything else that interests you
-Watch entertaining YouTube videos or educational lectures and make video calls to anywhere in the world
-Find and listen to new music (or your favorite classics) and read electronic books
-Email your friends and family
-Stay safe online and keep your private information secure

Computers for Seniors will show you how to get what you really want from your PC, with the help of full-color illustrations, friendly instructions, and a touch of humor. Each lesson has small exercises to test your skills and help you practice, to make sure you feel comfortable with what you've learned before you move on.

It's never too late to have fun and get more out of your PC--Computers for Seniors will ease you into the computer generation by guiding you every step of the way.

Cyber Attack Survival Manual: From Identity Theft to the Digital Apocalypse and Everything in Between

By Selby, Nick

2017-10 - Weldon Owen

9781681881751 Check Our Catalog

As we live more of our lives online and entrust personal information to the cloud, we need to be much more aware and proactive about protecting ourselves. Are you safe from hackers? Not without taking precautions. Your identity can be stolen, your company's intellectual property can be copied and sold, and even hacks that just a few years ago sounded like science fiction will soon be possible: vehicle systems can already be hacked, and our power grid can be manipulated or sabotaged by terrorists.

But knowledge is power. In this easy-to-read, fascinating and fully illustrated book, you learn how hackers make money, and what they target - along with concrete, hands-on hints for fighting back, whether you're a concerned parent or a top executive.

With all the surrounding threats, what better person to prepare the public, than a team of internationally known cybersecurity experts? Nick Selby is a police detective specializing in sharing intelligence and busting cybercriminals. He knows how these crimes happen, who does them, and how to make your life safer. In The Cyber Attack Survival Manual he and a veritable brain trust of experts from the world of intelligence, digital currency, vehicle-hacking, and sophisticated crimeware, share the best techniques for everyone.

This indispensable, step-by-step guide to cyber defense includes:

Everyday security: How to keep your identity from being stolen, protect your kids, protect your cards and much more.

Big Stories: Silk Road, Ashley Madison, FBI vs. Apple, WikiLeaks, BitCoins, and what they mean to individuals and society at large.

Global issues: the NSA, how hackers can crash your car, and is China really planning to crash Google?

Crucial to surviving the worst the Internet can throw at you, The Cyber Attack Survival Manual is the must-have book of the 21st century. Think you don't need this book because, "I have nothing to hide"? Selby and Vescent, along with Eric Olson, Moeed Siddiui, and John Bear, show you why you're wrong (everyone now has something to hide) - and how lack of security can endanger your finances, your safety, and your reputation.

Protecting Your Children Online: What You Need to Know about Online Threats to Your Children

By McCabe, Kimberly Ann

2017-09 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

9781442274662 Check Our Catalog

As parents, our main job is to protect our children. These days, protection from includes not only the individuals we can see but, also, the individuals that we cannot see - yet who wish to harm our children. And with the growth of social networking and social media parents are often unaware of their child's interactions on the internet. Protecting Your Children Online: What You Need to Know About Online Threats to Your Children introduces the crimes that can occur in cyberspace, as well as procedures for reporting and obtaining assistance in the event of victimization. Throughout Kimberly McCabe addresses several types of cyber crimes, ranging from child pornography and solicitation to cyberbullying, cyberstalking, and sexting, giving parents the necessary information they need to protect their children in cyberspace. This book builds on the historical efforts to reduce child abuse in the United States and looks at the limitations of these efforts when attempting to address child abuse in cyberspace. By identifying these different types of cybercrimes against children, and offering the definitions of terms and law enacted to prohibit these crimes, Kimberly McCabe gives possible responses for attempting to end internet crime on a national, international, and personal level. A definite must have for parents who want to be proactive in protecting their child in cyberspace, and those who wish to be better able to protect them from victimization.

Java for Dummies

By Burd, Barry A.

2017-03 - For Dummies

9781119235552 Check Our Catalog

A new edition of the bestselling guide to Java

If you want to learn to speak the world's most popular programming language like a native, Java For Dummies is your ideal companion. With a focus on reusing existing code, it quickly and easily shows you how to create basic Java objects, work with Java classes and methods, understand the value of variables, learn to control program flow with loops or decision-making statements, and so much more

Java is everywhere, runs on almost any computer, and is the engine that drives the coolest applications. Written for anyone who's ever wanted to tackle programming with Java but never knew quite where to begin, this bestselling guide is your ticket to success Featuring updates on everything you'll encounter in Java 9--and brimming with tons of step-by-step instruction--it's the perfect resource to get you up and running with Java in a jiffy

  • Discover the latest features and tools in Java 9
  • Learn to combine several smaller programs to create a bigger program
  • Create basic Java objects and reuse code
  • Confidently handle exceptions and events

If you're ready to jump into Java, this bestselling guide will help keep your head above water

The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

By Mitnick, Kevin

2017-02 - Little Brown and Company

9780316380508 Check Our Catalog

Be online without leaving a trace.

Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.

In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity.

Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security.

Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.

IOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

By Keur, Christian

2017-01 - Big Nerd Ranch Guides

9780134682334 Check Our Catalog

Updated for Xcode 8, Swift 3, and iOS 10, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide leads you through the essential concepts, tools, and techniques for developing iOS applications. After completing this book, you will have the know-how and the confidence you need to tackle iOS projects of your own. Based on Big Nerd Ranch's popular iOS training and its well-tested materials and methodology, this bestselling guide teaches iOS concepts and coding in tandem. The result is instruction that is relevant and useful. Throughout the book, the authors explain what's important and share their insights into the larger context of the iOS platform. You get a real understanding of how iOS development works, the many features that are available, and when and where to apply what you've learned.

Cloud Computing

By Ruparelia, Nayan B.

2016-05 - Mit Press

9780262529099 Check Our Catalog

Why cloud computing represents a paradigm shift for business, and how business users can best take advantage of cloud services.

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint -- the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing.

Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility.

Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud.

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

By Lynch, Michael P.

2016-03 - Liveright Publishing Corporation

9780871406613 Check Our Catalog

We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Indeed, the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn and know, as well as how we interact with each other. And yet this explosion of technological innovation has also produced a curious paradox: even as we know more, we seem to understand less.

While a wealth of literature has been devoted to life with the Internet, the deep philosophical implications of this seismic shift have not been properly explored until now. Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to "knowing" than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting what it means to be human.

With far-reaching implications, Lynch's argument charts a path from Plato's cave to Shannon's mathematical theory of information to Google Glass, illustrating that technology itself isn't the problem, nor is it the solution. Instead, it will be the way in which we adapt our minds to these new tools that will ultimately decide whether or not the "Internet of Things"--all those gadgets on our wrists, in our pockets and on our laps--will be a net gain for humanity. Along the way, Lynch uses a philosopher's lens to examine some of the most urgent issues facing digital life today, including how social media is revolutionizing the way we think about privacy; why a greater reliance on Wikipedia and Google doesn't necessarily make knowledge "more democratic"; and the perils of using "big data" alone to predict cultural trends.

Promising to modernize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age, The Internet of Us builds on previous works by Nicholas Carr, James Gleick and Jaron Lanier to give us a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the Information Age.