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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.

MAC OS Sierra for Dummies

By LeVitus, Bob

2016-10 - For Dummies

9781119280651 Check Our Catalog

Your trusted tour guide to macOS Sierra

macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions.

Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient

  • Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra
  • Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac
  • Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS
  • Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra
  • Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips

With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.

iPhone for Dummies

By Baig, Edward C.

2016-10 - For Dummies

9781119283133 Check Our Catalog

Set your iPhone to stun

Apple keeps packing more punch into the iPhone, and iPhone For Dummies has been the go-to guide for aficionados from the start Just like those that came before it, this new edition leaves no stone unturned, giving you thorough and easy-to-follow guidance on everything you need to unlock all your iPhone has to offer. From using FaceTime to connect with friends to setting up your iPhone to stay organized and on time, this is the essential iPhone companion guide no user should be without.

Think about the iPhone. It's a device capable of communicating with anyone across the globe, connecting to the world's knowledge, fetching music and video, and assisting with day-to-day chores. In short, it's science fiction come to life. iPhone For Dummies provides the insight and know-how you need to squeeze all these wonders out of your iPhone--while having a whole lot of fun in the process.

  • Get to know the latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • Grasp the newest features of iOS 10
  • Stock your iPhone with apps for watching video, reading books, and more
  • Shoot photos and instantly share them

Don't waste a minute Swipe, tap, and type your way to all the fun and functionality your iPhone has to offer

The Official Ubuntu Book

By Helmke, Matthew

2016-07 - Prentice Hall

9780134513423 Check Our Catalog

The free Ubuntu operating system has won the hearts and minds of millions of users worldwide. It combines a strong technical platform, impressive quality, and an enthusiastic global community of users who relentlessly support, document, and test it.

The Official Ubuntu Book, Ninth Edition, has been extensively updated with a single goal: to make running today's Ubuntu even more pleasant and productive for you. It's the ideal one-stop knowledge source for Ubuntu novices, those upgrading from older versions or other Linux distributions, and anyone moving toward power-user status.

Its expert authors focus on what you need to know most about installation, applications, media, administration, software applications, and much more. You'll discover powerful Unity desktop improvements that make Ubuntu even friendlier and more convenient. You'll also connect with the amazing Ubuntu community and the incredible resources it offers you.

Learn how to

  • Reliably install, customize, and update Ubuntu for any home, business, school, or government environment
  • Get up and running quickly, and then explore Ubuntu and download powerful free software
  • Customize Ubuntu for performance, accessibility, and fun
  • Get comfortable with the highly efficient Ubuntu command line
  • Install, administer, and secure Ubuntu Server, including advanced features such as LVM and RAID
  • Get involved with related Ubuntu projects
  • Help build, promote, distribute, support, document, or translate Ubuntu
  • Get up-to-the-minute help and troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide

Raspberry Pi Cookbook: Software and Hardware Problems and Solutions

By Monk, Simon

2016-06 - O'Reilly Media

9781491939109 Check Our Catalog

With millions of new users and several new models, the Raspberry Pi ecosystem continues to expand--along with a lot of new questions about the Pi's capabilities. The second edition of this popular cookbook provides more than 240 hands-on recipes for running this tiny low-cost computer with Linux, programming it with Python, and hooking up sensors, motors, and other hardware--including Arduino and the Internet of Things.

Prolific hacker and author Simon Monk also teaches basic principles to help you use new technologies with Raspberry Pi as its ecosystem continues to develop. This cookbook is ideal for programmers and hobbyists familiar with the Pi through resources, including Getting Started with Raspberry Pi (O'Reilly). Python and other code examples from the book are available on GitHub.

  • Set up your Raspberry Pi and connect to a network
  • Work with its Linux-based operating system
  • Program Raspberry Pi with Python
  • Give your Pi "eyes" with computer vision
  • Control hardware through the GPIO connector
  • Use Raspberry Pi to run different types of motors
  • Work with switches, keypads, and other digital inputs
  • Use sensors to measure temperature, light, and distance
  • Connect to IoT devices in various ways
  • Create dynamic projects with Arduino

Blogging for Dummies

By Lupold Bair, Amy

2017-09 - For Dummies

9781119257806 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling guide to blogging--updated and better than ever

Are you ready to make your mark on the Internet with a personal blog, but aren't quite sure where to start? Blogging For Dummies gives you the lowdown on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and all the tools you need to get started. Plus, you'll find advice on choosing a blog topic, picking a domain name and host, writing your first blog post, planning an editorial calendar, and much more.

Whether you're interested in casual blogging or creating a more professional online presence, Blogging For Dummies covers it all--and makes it easier than ever to put your thoughts and words out to the masses. Updated to include coverage of the latest trends and techniques in the blogosphere--like technology changes in blogging software and social media--it helps you choose a blogging platform, use SEO effectively to drive traffic to your blog, create content that's pinnable and shareable, and integrate your blog with social media through plug ins. Best of all, you'll discover how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger.

  • Choose a blogging topic and platform
  • Use your blog to build your personal brand
  • Monetize your blog through advertising and sponsorships
  • Create content that easily integrates with social media

Blogging is a great way to express yourself, build and audience, and test out your ideas, and Blogging For Dummies will help you jump in with both feet

Samsung Galaxy S7 for Dummies

By Hughes, Bill

2016-06 - For Dummies

9781119279952 Check Our Catalog

Your fun and accessible user's guide to the Samsung Galaxy S 7

Technology alone can be intimidating, and the printed documentation and online support that come with a new smartphone can be just as baffling. Thankfully, Samsung Galaxy S 7 For Dummies is here to give you easy-to-follow guidance on all the features and capabilities of this exciting new device. From set up and configuration to texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet, it leaves no stone unturned

Samsung dominates the global smartphone market and users swear that once you go with the Galaxy S, you never turn back. From the most useful features to the core applications to the techniques to get the most out of the device, this book makes getting to grips with your Samsung Galaxy S7 a snap Whether you're upgrading from an older model and need new feature details, switching over from another Android or Apple device, or finally trading in that antiquated flip phone, you're about to discover just how fast and easy it is to get up and running on your new smartphone.

  • Maximize camera and video capabilities
  • Stay active with social media
  • Download apps and sync with a PC
  • Expand your phone's potential with new software releases

This is the handy reference you'll want to keep close by as you learn to get the most out of your Galaxy S 7 smartphone

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.

iPhone for Dummies

By Baig, Edward C.

2015-11 - For Dummies

9781119137771 Check Our Catalog

Are you ready for a new iPhone or an upgrade to your old one? Start here

Do you have your eye on a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Or do are you opting to make an older model run like new? Either way, iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition is the place to start. This book has the step-by-step guidance you need to learn how to use your phone's many features and functions. Newly updated to cover both the latest features you'll find on the 6s and 6s Plus as well as perennial iPhone features that you'll find on all recent models, this revised text provides you with straightforward, yet fun instructions, tips, and advice to guide you in taking advantage of all that the iPhone's technology has to offer. You first get started with your iPhone by exploring its settings and features. Then you dive into specific topics that accumulate in a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate your new phone, such as using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, making phone calls, using FaceTime, taking photos and videos, and more.

Since June of 2007, Apple has sold more than 500 million iPhones. The success of the iPhone is largely due to the technology that powers it--and it's important that you understand how to use this technology to navigate your phone (and get every penny's worth of functionality out of it).

  • Explore the basics of your new iPhone, from using the interface to organizing your schedule
  • Discover multi-media capabilities of your phone, such as the ability to surf the web, watch videos, listen to music, etc.
  • Keep your data organized and at your fingertips through iCloud and data synchronization
  • Find and add the apps that make your iPhone your sidekick for all you do in a day

iPhone For Dummies, 9th Edition, revised and ready to guide you through the latest technologies, is the perfect resource when you're ready to conquer your new or older iPhone's many features.

QuickBooks 2016 All-In-One for Dummies

By Nelson, Stephen L., Jr.

2015-11 - For Dummies

9781119126072 Check Our Catalog

Simplify your small business accounting with confidence

Managing the books for a small business can be a challenging task--just ask any of the countless business owners and managers who have spent hour after hour hunched over multiple spreadsheets. QuickBooks 2016 All-In-One For Dummies takes the pain out of managing your small business' finances through one essential reference. This reference covers virtually everything you need to take control of your business and guide your company's financial processes in the right direction.

QuickBooks is a trusted resource for small businesses because its software is designed to help you handle your financial and business management tasks efficiently and effectively. With QuickBooks, you can establish fundamental accounting practices that help keep your company successful and healthy.

  • Cover the basics, including understanding double entry bookkeeping, planning and setting up a QuickBooks accounting system, and loading master file lists
  • Create a dynamic accounting environment by adding customer invoices, vendor payments, inventory tracking, cash management, and bank account information
  • Establish DIY payroll processes, and prepare essential financial statements and reports
  • Manage and balance financial needs through activity-based costing, project and job costing systems, ratio analysis, economic value added analysis, capital budgeting, budget building, business plan forecasts, and more

QuickBooks 2016 All-In-One For Dummies is the guide you need to take care of your small business' books with confidence

OS X El Capitan for Dummies

By LeVitus, Bob

2015-10 - For Dummies

9781119149613 Check Our Catalog

Get up to speed on the latest Mac OS

Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more.

Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys.

  • Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities
  • Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos
  • Let your creative side run free with Text Edit
  • Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper

OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.

Office 2016 All-In-One for Dummies

By Weverka, Peter

2015-11 - For Dummies

9781119083122 Check Our Catalog

The fast and easy way to get things done with Office

Perplexed by PowerPoint? Looking to excel at Excel? From Access to Word--and every application in between--this all-encompassing guide provides plain-English guidance on mastering the entire Microsoft Office suite. Through easy-to-follow instruction, you'll quickly get up and running with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Charts and Graphics, OneNote, and more--and make your work and home life easier, more productive, and more streamlined.

Microsoft Office is the leading productivity tool in the world. From word processing to business communication to data crunching, it requires a lot of knowledge to operate it--let alone master it. Luckily, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies is here to deliver the breadth of information you need to complete basic tasks and drill down into Office's advanced features.

  • Create customized documents and add graphic elements, proofing, and citations in Word
  • Build a worksheet, create formulas, and perform basic data analysis in Excel
  • Create a notebook and organize your thoughts in Notes
  • Manage messages, tasks, contacts, and calendars in Outlook

Clocking in at over 800 pages, Office 2016 All-in-One For Dummies will be the singular Microsoft Office resource you'll turn to again and again.