The most popular and best selling computer ebooks at the Apple iBookstore.
Chart of the top computer ebook best sellers was last updated: Thursday, June 21 2018, 10:54 am
A timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer. You might have trouble imagining life without your social media accounts, but virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier insists that we’re better off without them. In Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now , Lanier, who participates in no social media, offers powerful and personal reasons for all of us to leave these dangerous online platforms. Lanier’s reasons for freeing ourselves from social media’s poisonous grip include its tendency to bring out the worst in us, to make politics terrifying, to trick us with illusions of popularity and success, to twist our relationship with the truth, to disconnect us from other people even as we are more “connected” than ever, to rob us of our free will with relentless targeted ads. How can we remain autonomous in a world where we are under continual surveillance and are constantly being prodded by algorithms run by some of the richest corporations in history that have no way of making money other than being paid to manipulate our behavior? How could the benefits of social media possibly outweigh the catastrophic losses to our personal dignity, happiness, and freedom? Lanier remains a tech optimist, so while demonstrating the evil that rules social media business models today, he also envisions a humanistic setting for social networking that can direct us toward a richer and fuller way of living and connecting with our world.
iPhone Field GuideDavid Sparks
This is a limited time introductory price. The iPhone changed the world. With an iPhone in your pocket, you have more computing power available to you than NASA did for the moon shot. How much of that are you using? Learn to get the most from your iPhone from this media-rich book that is sometimes user guide, sometimes opinionated app recommendations, and sometimes iPhone sensei. Built entirely in iBooks Author, this multimedia book includes screenshots, photo galleries, video screencasts, and audio interviews all engineered to make you an iPhone power user. There are over 50 screencasts adding up to over two hours of video instruction, 450 pages, 44 chapters, and over 65,000 words to help you learn how to squeeze every bit of awesomeness from your iPhone. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thoughtful, fun, and systematic approach to iPhone mastery. Moreover, this book is beautifully designed and a joy to read. This is the seventh book in the MacSparky Field Guide series. Chapter list: 1. Why I Love the iPhone 2. Which iPhone? 3. iPhone Accessories 4. iOS Features 5. Siri and Dictation 6. Making Calls 7. Messages 8. Email 9. Photography 10. Security 11. Cloud Storage 12. Web Browsers 13. Health 14. Contacts 15. Weather 16. Calendars 17. Task Managers 18. Habit Tracking 19. Travel 20. Navigation 21. PDFs 22. Writing 23. Word Processing 24. Everything Buckets 25. Calculators 26. Spreadsheets 27. Document Scanners 28. Mind Mapping 29. Outlining 30. Presentations 31. Automation 32. Home Automation 33. Utilities 34. Social Media 35. News Apps 36. Read Later 37. RSS 38. Reading 39. Watching Video 40. Creating Video 41. Music and Audio 42. Shopping 43. Gaming 44. Apple Watch
Version 1.4, Updated February 2014 Paperless was selected as one of the "Best of 2012" by the iBooks Store. Paperless takes the mystery (and fear) out of going paperless with your Apple technology. The book includes 32 screencasts, 4 movies, over 26,000 words, and other rich-media assets to turn you into a paperless ninja. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thorough explanation of all the hardware, software, and workflows necessary to finally conquer paper. Chapters include: 1. Why Paperless What is the big deal with paperless and why do so many of us struggle with it? 2. Paperless Overview Get an idea for the big picture before diving into the nitty-gritty. 3. Capture Discover how you can capture paper and other digital information with the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. This chapter also demystifies optical character recognition and explains how you can put it to work for you. 4. Process Learn how to reliably name, index, and store your paperless documents. This chapter also covers your questions about cloud storage and backup. 5. Use Now that you've created a paperless workflow, learn how to access your paperless documents from anywhere on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. This chapter also explains how to sign digital documents on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. 6. David's Paperless Workflow The author explain his "go-to" applications, hardware, and tricks for managing paperless documents. 7. Appendix Learn more about Apple Automator, cloud storage, and other helpful resources. This is the first book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (850 MB) and includes over 1.5 hours of video and screencasts. This books runs on all versions of the iPad.
This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2015 CompTIA exam objectives for exams 901 & 902 Written by the leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, this self-study set has been thoroughly updated to cover 100% of the topics covered on the latest edition of the exam. New topics include managing and maintaining cellular devices, including tablets; configuring operating systems, including Windows 8, Android, and iOS; and enhanced, mobile-centered security and troubleshooting procedures. The All-in-One Exam Guide enables you to take the test with complete confidence. It also serves as a practical reference for IT support and technical personnel. Bonus electronic content includes: Practice exams with hundreds of accurate questions More than an hour of video training featuring Mike Meyers Performance-based simulations that prepare you for the performance-based questions on the exam A collection of Mike's favorite free PC tools Key Features include: Written with the “in the trenches” voice and clarity Mike Meyers is known for Features pre-assessment tests, exam tips, and “Try This!” sections to reinforce difficult topics Includes a coupon for 10% off of the exam fee, a $37 value
The Book of WhyJudea Pearl & Dana Mackenzie
A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why .
macOS InstallationArmin Briegel
The guide for “post-imaging” deployment of macOS High Sierra. With the introduction of macOS High Sierra Apple and Secure Boot on the iMac Pro has profoundly changed the workflows for installing and deploying macOS on a large scale. In addition new technologies and services like MDM, DEP and VPP need to be configured and used correctly. This books explains all the different terms, services and technologies and suggests workflows for Administrators to deploy and manage macOS High Sierra in education, business, enterprise and other organizations in this new “post-imaging” world. Table of contents: History and Changes - Imaging is Dead - New in High Sierra - Tools and Terminology macOS Installer Application - The Install Application in Detail - Installing the Installer - External Installer Drives - Automated Installation Recovery - Booting to Recovery - Recovery Utilities - Recovery Command Line Tools NetInstall - NetBoot, NetInstall and NetRestore - Build a NetInstall Set - Custom NetInstall Workflows Deployment Strategies - Strange New World - Installation with DEP - Manual Installation - Sideloading Packages - Restoring macOS - Upgrading to High Sierra
In the Beginning...Was the Command LineNeal Stephenson
This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" (Newsweek) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc., etc.) -- the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's In the Beginning... was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.
Property Lists, Preferences and Profiles for Apple Administrators (New Update, June 2018!) These three topics seem minor, but can be a major headache for Apple Administrators. Mastering them will make you a better Apple Administrator. Property Lists are a common configuration file format on macOS and iOS. Learn about the file structure, file formats and the tools and scripting languages that you can use to read and edit Property Lists. Preferences are special use case of property lists. Learn about the special considerations and tools you need to work with preferences. Also learn how you can read and change user and system preferences safely. Configuration Profiles provide and manage pre-defined settings for users and computers on macOS and iOS. Whether you use Apple’s Profile Manager, a commercial Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution like Jamf Pro or Filewave, or an open source management system like Munki, you will learn how configuration profiles work and how you can build custom profiles for many solutions. Table of Contents What are Property Lists? • XML Property List File format • other File formats Editing Property Lists • Text Editors • Xcode • PlistEdit Pro • PlistBuddy • plutil • Python • AppleScript • Swift Preferences • Overview • defaults Command • Preference Domains • Python Configuration Profiles • About Configuration Profiles • Installing Profiles • Creating Profiles Appendix • On Hidden Files • Internet Shortcut Files
Prediction MachinesAjay Agrawal, Joshua Gans & Avi Goldfarb
"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life--driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In the face of such uncertainty, many analysts either cower in fear or predict an impossibly sunny future. But in Prediction Machines , three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs. When AI is framed as cheap prediction, its extraordinary potential becomes clear: Prediction is at the heart of making decisions under uncertainty. Our businesses and personal lives are riddled with such decisions.Prediction tools increase productivity--operating machines, handling documents, communicating with customers.Uncertainty constrains strategy. Better prediction creates opportunities for new business structures and strategies to compete. Penetrating, fun, and always insightful and practical, Prediction Machines follows its inescapable logic to explain how to navigate the changes on the horizon. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple.
QuickBooks 2018 For DummiesStephen L. Nelson
The perennial bestseller—now in a new edition for QuickBooks 2018 QuickBooks 2018 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work. Written by highly qualified CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this trusted bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands. Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features Create invoices and credit memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers for all of your business accounting needs.
Post-Quantum CryptographyTanja Lange & Rainer Steinwandt
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Post-Quantum Cryptography, PQCrypto 2018, held in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, in April 2018. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 97 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Code-based Cryptography; Cryptanalysis; Hash-based Cryptography; Isogenies in Cryptography; Lattice-based Cryptography; Multivariate Cryptography; Protocols; Quantum Algorithms.
SWEDISH FARMMinecraft Instructions
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDES LEGO style building plans for minecraft Step-by-step guides are designed for everyone including little people who have not yet learnt to read but are old enough to build and manage a farm. Created for children, tested by children - and to give credit, some of the designs were also created by my Chrildren YOU NEED A FARM A farm is an essential first step to anyone playing Minecraft in survival mode and a good place to start in creative mode. If you are playing on difficult survival you will quickly run out of food without a well organized farm Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Platform: Plans suitable for iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, X-Box & Playstation versions. Age 3-12 For survival mode we recommend dirt scaffolding for the tricky parts and high structures. We also recommend keeping lava away from your wooden structures. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrew Kerr a former X-Box level designer, who wanted to give some inspiration and building ideas to his daughter. Is other books include a brat many dinosaur books including 2 free eBooks called Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs from Rock as well as several Dinosaur and other apps such as the award winning Dinosaur Zoo and Let's Paint Dinosaurs. When not at "work" he builds tree houses, explores jungles and catches snakes. "After watching my wife who is an architect draw up blueprints, our daughter asked for some blueprints for minecraft. While there are a ton of amazing and epic minecraft constructions I couldn't find any step-by-step plans, or even any useful blue-prints so I made my own." THE FARM With Sweden as my adopted country and Minecraft being Swedish in origin, this STEP-BY-STEP guide is based on the classic red painted wooden Swedish Farm still common in Sweden and in the Mid-west in the States build by Swedish immigrants in the 18th Century. MINECRAFT Minecraft is a game of infinite possibilities so consider these guides as a help to get you started, a bit of inspiration if you are getting stuck on cube houses and free roaming animals. Don't stop here, this is just the first essential step- food production -your future empire awaits. Minecraft running on PCs, Macs, XBox and Playstation are ahead in versions so everything you can build on an iPad you can build on the other versions. TRADEMARKS Minecraft and Mojang are a protected trademarks. These guides are in no way affiliated to Mojang or Minecraft and a copy of the game purchased independently is required to use them. Minecraft is available from minecraft.net and is quite possibly the best game in a generation and is only getting better.
Welcome to The Handy Tips Guide! This is the most comprehensive illustrated tips book available for the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 4 and iOS 5. The iPhone 4S combines cutting-edge technology and aesthetic beauty in a compact form-factor to deliver an extraordinary experience. The latest version of the operating system software, iOS 5, has introduced phenomenal new features including Notification Center, Reminders, Newsstand, HDTV mirroring, deep Twitter integration and iCloud which profoundly impacts and improves your iPhone experience. Additionally iPhone 4S users have Siri, the innovative voice controlled A.I. personal assistant. There is so much to know enabling you to use your iPhone in unique and powerful ways, so you can do what you want to faster and more efficiently. Why waste time reading a waffle filled manual trying to rummage for some useful guidance? Jump in, discover the secrets of the iPhone now. The Handy Tips Guide™ is the book equivalent of an expert friend. It gives you a helpful hand the minute you ask for it. A truly wonderful guide, each chapter is filled with gold nuggets of tips. Succinct and to the point. Presented in a logical order that allows you to jump to any page you want, precisely when you need it, giving you answers, fast. A great feature of The Handy Tips Guide™ is that you can double-tap images so they expand for a close-up and detailed view. Just double-tap them again to return to the book. Included are foundation tips for complete beginners to the iPhone, as well as more advanced tips that will prove handy even for self-proclaimed experts. By the time you have been through The Handy Tips Guide™ you will be using iOS 5 on your iPhone with the cool mastery of a professional - and loving every second of it. REQUIRES IBOOKS 1.32 OR ABOVE
The Handy Tips Guide to the iPadAndrew Andronicou
The Handy Tips Guide ™ to the iPad is quite simply one of the most comprehensive illustrated tips book available anywhere for the iPad. This brand new edition has been fully revised, expanded and updated and covers iOS 8 in depth. Jump in, discover its secrets now. The Handy Tips Guide ™ is the book equivalent of an expert friend. It gives you a helpful hand the minute you ask for it. A truly exceptional guide, each chapter is filled with gold nuggets of tips, succinct and to the point. Presented in a logical order that allows you to jump to any page you want, precisely when you need it, giving you answers, fast. There are an indulgent amount of high definition screenshots that complement the clear and concise writing to help you better understand. A wonderful feature of The Handy Tips Guide™ is that you can pinch-apart the images so they expand for a more detailed view, and pinch-together or press the X to return to normal book view. The team behind The Handy Tips Guide™ understands that iPad users have different levels of familiarity with the iPad, there are foundation tips for complete beginners, and advanced tips for those who are experts but want to truly get the most out of their iPad user experience. Download the free sample. Featuring over 200 independently researched and tested feature explanations this is the book that experts can learn from. With intuitive presentation and a truly comprehensive range of tips The Handy Tips Guide ™ will empower you to get the very most out of your iPad. Just some of the things you can discover: - Secret Keyboard Controls - Time Saving Punctuation - Siri - Set the orientation lock - Opening, closing, moving, renaming, deleting folders - Installing, pausing, organizing and deleting apps - Use Multitasking to switch between open apps - Using Bluetooth with your iPad - Prioritise Wi-Fi signal over 3G /4G - Track your data usage - Group emails by thread - Search, archive and delete emails - Share your email inbox between multiple email accounts - Add contacts, add contact photos, share contacts - Saving images from the internet - Search a webpage - Change Safari's default search engine - How to protect your internet browsing history - How to focus on a subject when using the inbuilt camera - Use Maps app to see where photos were taken, or where contacts live - Use Maps, check traffic conditions. - Use your iPad as a digital picture frame - View and hide photos with a pinch - Use other apps whilst using FaceTime - Have fun with Photo Booth - How to set-up and use FaceTime and improve call quality - Show Music controls when using other apps - Speed up, slow down, or replay the last 30 seconds of a podcast - Browse an album's tracklist - Game Center, see your worldwide ranking, play multiplayer games - Calendar. How to navigate it and view birthdays. - Notes. How to save and sync notes. - Security. Secure your iPad. Erase all data. - How to locate a lost or stolen iPad. - Use AirPlay to stream media from your iPad - Video Mirroring, output your iPad to your HDTV - Use your iPad with your Apple TV - Accessibility features. - How to back-up and restore your iPad - Troubleshooting
100 Things Every Mac User Should KnowMacworld Editors
We all like to think we're pretty savvy when it comes to using our Macs, and in the case of the typical Macworld reader, that's usually true. But there's a funny thing we've noticed when we talk even to veteran Mac users: There's almost always some essential stuff—basic things that would make their Mac use easier or more efficient—that they've either forgotten or never learned. So we got some Macworld editors and contributors together and asked: What are the things that every Mac user should know how to do? Not the really basic stuff—Command-C, Command-V, and so on—but the skills and knowledge that mark you as Mac-literate. After much pondering and discussion, we came up with a list of 100 items that fit the bill. Those skills run the gamut from startup to shutdown: they include smart ways to manage files and accounts, search, and customize your Mac. We'll bet that you already know many of them. But we'll also bet that you don't know them all. And if you can really, honestly say that you knew every one, you're a whole lot savvier than any of us.
iCloud for BeginnersImagine Publishing
Teaching you everything you need to know about iCloud, Apple's revolutionary back-up and sync service, iCloud for Beginners guides you through every essential element. From how to set-up your free iCloud account to sharing your information across your Apple devices, these easy-to-follow guides and step-by-step tutorials will show you exactly how to get the most out of your iPad, iPhone and Mac. Designed by experts as an accessible, friendly guide to world-beating software and devices, the For Beginners series will help give you the confidence to learn everything you need to know. Clear, easy-to-understand and comprehensive, For Beginners’ first class tutorials, features and reviews are created with you in mind, ready to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your new passion.
Most presentations are terrible. That, however, does not need to be the case for your presentations. Author David Sparks, a trial attorney and seasoned technology speaker, explains how to create your own exceptional presentation. This Presentations Field Guide explains how to plan a presentation that will connect with your audience, the technical wizardry to create a stunning presentation, and walks you through presentation day to make sure it goes off without a hitch. The book was built entirely in iBooks Author. There are 44 screencasts, embedded Keynote files, audio interviews, and other rich media assets to help you make your next presentation riveting. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thoughtful, fun, and systematic approach to planning, creating, and delivering a stellar presentation. Chapters include: 1. The Trouble with Presentations Presentation technology should make life easier. So why does everyone groan and mumble "Death by PowerPoint" when they see a projector? This universal disdain for presentations doesn't need to apply to yours. 2. Tell a Story Before you start putting together the whiz-bang technology, you need to spend time and energy planning what you are going to say. Specifically, you need to connect to your audience and plan out the ebb and flow of a presentation that is compelling. Every great presentation tells a story. This chapter explains how to develop your story and, step-by-step, turn that story into a great presentation. 3. Apple Keynote Apple's Keynote presentation application has some remarkable tools for turning your story into a captivating presentation. This chapter uses detailed descriptions, screenshots, and video screencasts to help you transform your ideas into an impressive presentation. Keynote has a lot of power and with versions for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and the web, you'll be able to create and tell your story just about anywhere. This chapter details Keynote's history, installation, file management, themes, screen layout, master slides, use of text, creation of graphics and images, charts and tables, timelines, hyperlinking objects, animation, transitions, slide organization, sharing options, preferences, and keyboard shortcuts. This is all written for easy comprehension with many examples and screencasts to take you from Keynote novice to pro all within the pages of this book. 4. Other Presentation Software While Keynote is the software of focus of this book, this chapter covers other applications available for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and the web for turning your story into a great presentation. These alternative applications include PowerPoint, Prezi, and more with explanations of their best features and ideal uses. 5. Presentation Day Once you've got your story nailed down and turned it into a compelling presentation, you'll need to shine your shoes, stand up, and deliver. This chapter is full of practical advice from someone with many years' experience delivering presentations ranging from what to do before you leave the house to the best techniques for delivering your story. This is the fifth book in the MacSparky Field Guide series. This book, beautifully designed and a joy to read This multimedia book (1.2GB) includes many rich media assets including photo galleries, screenshots, illustrations, over 2 hours of video screencasts, and audio interviews all engineered to make you a master presenter.
This book tackles your over-stuffed inbox. The Email Field Guide covers both why email has become such a problem for everyone and how to manage it more effectively. The book was built entirely in iBooks Author and features a gorgeous craftsman-inspired design. There are 36 screencasts, 8 audio interviews, over 46,000 words, and other rich-media assets to help you become the boss of your email. The material is accessible to beginners and power users alike with a thoughtful, fun, and systematic approach to managing your email. Chapters include: 1. The Email Problem What is it about email and why does it make us crazy? This problem of overwhelming mail isn't new. It has existed a long time but the digital age makes it worse, exponentially. 2. Tactical Email This chapter explains some of the best practices for managing email from any platform. Topics include inbox management, email bankruptcy, best practices for processing your inbox including a detailed workflow, email notifications, reply write order, best practices for Cc: and Bcc: email, how and when to Reply All, creating useful subject lines, inline replies, email signatures, and automated replies. 3. How Email Works If you want a leg up against email, you need to understand how it ticks. This chapter explains in plain language the basics of most email technologies including POP, IMAP, iCloud, Gmail, and Microsoft Exchange. This chapter also explains the most common email settings and how they work. Finally, this chapter describes some third party services that use these email technologies to help you manage your email better. 4. Apple Mail Apple's own email application is the most popular email client for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone. There is a lot of power under the hood in Apple Mail and this chapter explains how to get the most from Apple Mail on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone including set-up, sending, receiving, filing, keyboard shortcuts, managing email, VIPs, smart mailboxes, mail rules, automation, Apple Mail plug-ins, and much more. 5. Gmail Gmail has some truly unique features. Learn how to use Gmail features like inbox categories, labels, stars, keyboard shortcuts, server-side mail rules, and other power user tips to get the most from Gmail. 6. Other Mail Clients This chapter includes a survey of other mail clients for the Mac, iPad, and iPhone with explanations of their best features and ideal uses. 7. Fighting Spam Learn about why you get so much Spam and the best tools and workflows to get rid of it. 8. Email Security Security should be important to every email users. This chapter explains about common email security issues including appropriate passwords, 2-factor authentication, phishing attacks, and email encryption. This chapter also demonstrates how to encrypt PDFs before sending as email attachments. 9. Archiving and Storing Email As our email libraries grow, we require tools to archive, PDF, and save all or portions of our email. This chapter shows you how. 10. Email Workflows The author shares an extended explanation of how he manages email. Also, listen to audio interviews of other power users from several walks of life, ranging from surgeons to movie stars, and learn and how they manage email. Interviews include Serenity Caldwell, Rob Corddry, Merlin Mann, Fraser Speirs, Jeff Taekman, Aisha Tyler, David Wain, and Gabe Weatherhead. This is the fourth book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (1.1 GB) and includes extensive media, screenshots, illustrations, audio interviews, and nearly 1.5 hours of video screencasts.
Ghost in the WiresKevin Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak
The thrilling memoir of the world's most wanted computer hacker "Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and no matter how fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. As the FBI's net finally began to tighten, Mitnick went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated game of hide-and-seek that escalated through false identities, a host of cities, and plenty of close shaves, to an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escapes--and a portrait of a visionary who forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, and forced companies to rethink the way they protect their most sensitive information.
GarageBand for iPad: Creating Songs with ...Robert Brock
GarageBand for iPad is truly a revolutionary tool that inspires the music maker in anyone by making song creation simple and fun. In this book you'll see how to use GarageBand's unique tools make it easy to explore the musical concepts of rhythm, chords and melody—even if you’ve never created your own song before. You’ll see how to quickly create music using iPad’s revolutionary and fun Touch Instruments, as well as how to record your own voice, guitar and more. Once you've laid down your tracks, you’ll discover how to edit, arrange and tweak the sound of your song so that you can share your masterpiece with the world. Robert Brock heads the digital audio production department at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, Arizona. He is an Apple mentor trainer and an Apple Distinguished Educator. When he's not teaching music and audio production, he can usually be found on stage playing piano or at home with GarageBand on his iPad, pretending he really knows how to play guitar and drums.
Meet the iPad (Third Generation)Jeff Carlson
This invaluable guide to the new, third-generation iPad steers you through how to navigate the home screen; buy, launch, run, and switch between apps; change and lock screen orientation, adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life. You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync files and content with iCloud, connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or 4G network, link up with Bluetooth devices, mirror video, and search using Spotlight. This practical, approachable guidebook by Apple guru Jeff Carlson will quickly help you get the most out of your third-generation iPad!
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Discover a Niche and Sell It OnlineJeannie Pitt
You know there are ways to earn a living online, working from your living room. You’ve heard the success stories and your gut says ‘I can do this!’ But after some research, you’ve found that there’s a huge learning curve and you might be left wondering if you have what it takes to make it. The answer is YES! There are so many ways to earn a living online. You may never go from broke to millions overnight, but there are hundreds of thousands of people who are earning a comfortable monthly income by selling products and information online. You can easily be one of them. It’s not difficult, and these days there are plenty of tools to help you along. The best part… most of what you need is free! Many of the tasks necessary for online selling can be automated so that you can spend more time doing what you love. Depending on the direction you decide to take, you could set up your online store and sit back as the orders begin to come in. Others will ship your products or your online storefront will automatically deliver your digital goods. Your job can be virtually hands free. All you’d need to do is collect money and make sure your customers are satisfied. Imagine hanging out at the beach for a weekend and getting paid! All this is entirely possible and this ebook, Discover a Niche Product and Sell It Online! will show you the way. Inside, I’ll outline how to discover a niche product, how to get it online and how to promote while gaining visitors from all over the world.
MarkdownDavid Sparks & Eddie Smith
Markdown started as a clever way to write for the web but has become so much more. This book demystifies Markdown, making it easy for anybody to learn. This book includes 130 pages, 27 screencasts with over one and half hours of video, and an additional hour of audio interviews. You can go from no knowledge to Markdown pro. It will change the way you write forever. Chapters include: Chapter 1 - Why Markdown Learn why Markdown is such a big deal and why you need to learn it. Chapter 2 - Markdown Basics This is a complete guide to Markdown syntax with cheat sheets and video screencasts for every major component. Chapters 3-6 - Markdown on the Mac, PC, iOS, and the web Get a hands on guide to some of the best apps for writing Markdown on every platform with written guides, automation tools, screenshots, and extensive video tutorials. Chapter 7 - Advanced Markdown Markdown has grown and there are several advanced techniques for getting even more out of Markdown including a guide and video tutorial for writing with MultiMarkdown, including footnotes, tables, and metadata. There are also recommendations for additional advanced third party apps and even track changes. Chapter 8 - Markdown Workflows The authors interview several Markdown power users including Merlin Mann, Fletcher Penney, Brett Terpstra, Federico Viticci, and Gabe Weatherhead with over an hour of audio interviews about how they use Markdown. This is the first book in the MacSparky Field Guide Series. This book is a large file (850 MB) and includes over one and a half hours of video and one hour of audio. This books runs on all versions of the iPad.
60 Mac Tips, Volume 1David Sparks & Brett Terpstra
60 Mac Tips is a carefully built list of tips and tricks to make you more efficient on your Mac . With 53 screencasts and over 1.5 hours of embedded video, the book explains why each trick is special and most include a screencast showing you how to perform it on your very own Mac. Carefully paced, this book takes intermediate and beginner Mac users and turns them into Mac power users. Chapters Include: 1. OS X Tips Master Mission Control, demystify proxy icons, replace your icons, build your own automator scripts, and more. 2. Mail Tips Learn tips that will change how you use Apple Mail. 3. Spotlight Tips That little magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of your Mac can do a lot more than you think. 4. Keyboard Shortcuts Learn little known keyboard shortcuts and create your own so you can fly on your Mac. 5. Terminal Tips Does the Terminal seem like some dark and ominous corner of your Mac that mere mortals should avoid? Not anymore. Learn how to tweak your Mac with terminal commands. 6. Third-Party Apps Watch screencasts showing how to get the most out of some of the best Mac utilities. After reading and watching these tips and tricks, you'll be more efficient on your Mac than ever. This book is part of the MacSparky Field Guide series, designed to empower Mac users with great information delivered with fun and panache.
Meet the iPad and iOS 5Jeff Carlson
This hands-on guide steers you through how to navigate the home screen; launch, run, and switch between apps; use the magical Smart Cover to put to sleep and wake your iPad; change and lock screen orientation, adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life. You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync files and content with a iCloud, connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or 3G network, link up with Bluetooth devices, mirror video, and search using Spotlight. This practical, approachable guide by Apple guru Jeff Carlson will quickly help you get the most out of your iPad 2 with iOS 5! Table of Contents: Introduction Power On and Set Up the iPad iPad Essentials Multi-Touch Gestures Work with Text Connect to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Connect to the Internet Using 3G Use iCloud Read Notifications Connect to Bluetooth Devices
" iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface and over 200 new features, so it's like getting a brand new device." We went through all of the 200 features and picked the best ones to show you. We also included legacy tricks as well. Almost every single tip has a video a accompany it so you can see it in action. Be the first to know all the cool things you can do in iOS 7! Check us out at helloiat.com for more books and apps.
iOS 5 Upgrade GuideMacworld Editors
iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let the editors at Macworld help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide. After you've set up your device, we'll walk you through the mysteries of iCloud, introduce you to each of iOS 5's marquee features, and uncover hidden gems within apps.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica ReviewJohn Siracusa
Yosemite is a milestone in the development of OS X, a product that John Siracusa has been reviewing for Ars Technica since 1999. Learn what’s new in Yosemite: iOS integration, Extensions, application changes, iCloud Drive, and, of course, the bold new look. This is not a how-to guide; it’s a review of the operating system that explores the technologies and philosophies behind the features, all within the historical context of the Mac platform.
Diving In - iOS App Development for Non-ProgrammersKevin J McNeish
Winner of the Publishing Innovation Award! "Dedicated to Steve Jobs, this self published book highlights much of what Jobs himself strove for - clear, crisp design, intuitive interface and user experience coupled with high quality, clear content." - Digital Book World "Most of the books I scanned, even the "Dummies" series, assumed a basic knowledge of computer programming even for iOS beginners. What I like about Kevin's writing is that he doesn't make any assumptions - he just takes you there - step by step." - Lorraine Akemann - Moms With Apps "Great for developers too! With this book, I finally understand the relationship between Xcode, Swift, Cocoa Framework, and the related Mac tips. If I don't get a concept, the video at the end of each chapter brings it all together. - Dan Neuman This first book in the series from Kevin McNeish, winner of the Publishing Innovation award, award-winning App Developer, highly acclaimed iOS trainer and conference speaker , is specifically designed to teach non-programmers how to create an App for the iPhone and iPad. Many books designed for the beginning Apple developer assume way too much. In contrast, this book series assumes you know nothing about programming. This first book is your "easy in" and builds confidence that you can write Apps for the iPhone and iPad. The entire book has been reviewed by people like you--with no experience in how to make an App. Diagrams were added and examples improved until all "beta readers" completely understood each key concept. Up to Date With the Latest Technologies The information in this book is up to date with the latest iOS technologies, including the iOS 9 and the latest version of Xcode . You will learn about storyboards, scenes, navigation, displaying lists of data, animating transitions between scenes, using maps, and much more. Includes Step-by-Step Instructional Videos! There are seven step-by-step instructional videos in which you watch the author create each part of the App. This is great for non-programmers who might need some extra help. About the Author Kevin McNeish is a featured writer and blogger for iPhoneLife magazine as well as author of the best-selling iOS App Development for Non-Programmers book series, winner of the prestigious Publishing Innovation Award . Kevin is creator of iOS apps including iElectionDay (awarded iPad App of the week) and is also Chief Software Architect of Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc. He has a knack for explaining difficult concepts in a way that you can truly understand. Kevin is a well-known speaker and trainer throughout North America and abroad including conferences such appsworld, MobileConnections, DevConnections, MobileTeach as well as numerous Code Camps and software developer groups. Kevin's iPhoneLife blog: http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/kevin%20mcneish Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kjmcneish
12 Things Every iPhone & iPad User Should KnowMacworld Editors
While using an iOS device isn’t hard—and that's partially why we love them—even savvy users like Macworld readers have holes in their iPhone and iPad knowledge. Maybe you know everything there is to know about Safari caching, but you're in the dark when it comes to iPhone photography. Or perhaps you're a Mail maestro, but you'd like to be faster at composing emails on a digital keyboard. Whether you've forgotten an iOS trick or you want to learn some new ones, our editors have you covered. We polled our community—and our newsroom—to create a list of 12 essential iOS features we think every iOS user should know about. Topics include syncing your accounts and data, managing your apps, printing, and working with Bluetooth. You can learn how to troubleshoot meddlesome battery issues and brush up on your security and backup options; we'll also explain the basics of multitasking and editing text, and walk you through shooting a quality photo and working with PDFs. These iOS essentials first appeared as the cover story for our April 2012 issue; not only does the book include all the information from that print feature, we've redesigned the layout, included new galleries and videos, and added a little bit extra for our ebook viewers.
Mobile apps have changed the way we live both our personal and professional lives. With over a million apps already available for Apple and Android devices, how do you determine if you should build an app too? Inspiring Apps: A Business Perspective on Building Mobile Apps was written to help you evaluate ideas and turn the best ones into a genuinely successful app for use within your company or for consumer sale. Geared toward leadership and creative entrepreneurs, it explains the business, marketing and technical considerations for an app development project. Its goal is not to teach programming, but rather to enable leaders to understand key concepts and make informed decisions on how to best apply technology to business challenges. The authors outline what’s involved in the app development process, explaining how to define the value of an idea to your target market, determine the cost and time required to build an app, and how to assemble the right team for success. The process for launching an app into the app stores is reviewed, as well as strategies for app promotion and maintenance. Revised in 2015, the book discusses operating systems and development platforms, as well as technologies from beacons to the cloud to wearables like Apple watch. The authors also speak to how to handle data security, covering topics like encryption and LDAP integration. About the Authors: InspiringApps is a cross-platform app development company in Boulder, Colorado, serving clients in the greater Denver area and around the US. They are passionate about creating compelling and innovative mobile apps that positively impact the lives of those who use them.
Meet the iPad 2Jeff Carlson
Meet the iPad 2 Pocket Guide is your essential introduction to the iPad 2! This hands-on guide steers you through how to navigate the home screen; launch, run, and switch between apps; use the magical Smart Cover to put to sleep and wake your iPad; change and lock screen orientation; adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life. You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync with a computer, connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or 3G network, link up with Bluetooth devices, mirror video, and search using Spotlight. This practical, approachable guide by Apple guru Jeff Carlson will quickly help you get the most out of your iPad 2!
Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with EditorialFederico Viticci
An extended edition of an article originally published on MacStories.net, "Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial" contains an in-depth review and detailed guide to Editorial, a revolutionary Markdown text editor for iPad with unique automation features. After reading this book, you'll have a new perspective on what is possible to accomplish on an iPad with Markdown and text automation. "Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial" demonstrates how Markdown and iOS power users can take their iPad productivity to the next level by crafting automated workflows and scripts to speed up writing, editing, and publishing. This book includes over 150 pages with 50 downloadable workflows and 15 demo videos showing basic and advanced automation techniques in Editorial.
Introducing Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone - "the manual," reinvented with iBooks. Hello iPhoto interactively guides you through all the features of iPhoto. With over 200 screenshots, you're going to get an in-depth look at iPhoto and so many cool and hidden features. Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone features "Tap to Learn." Just tap what you're intrigued by and Hello iPhoto will teach it to you. While you're in a lesson, you'll notice magnifying bubbles in many screenshots so you'll never have to guess where the button or feature is that you're reading about. You'll learn about iTunes to sync your photos. You'll also learn about iPhoto for the Mac. This includes importing and organizing photos, and using Faces (face recognition) to organize your family and friends automatically. This is the beginning of our Hello series. Say tuned. Please feel free to follow us at facebook.com/ItsAboutTime and twitter.com/ItsAboutTime.
iPad mini for BeginnersImagine Publishing
The iPad mini is even more portable than its older sibling, fitting neatly in a bag and comfortably in just one hand. Apple’s smaller tablet does not compromise on features, however, and is the ideal device for communication, entertainment, productivity and more. Discover everything it has to offer in this book. Designed by experts as an accessible, friendly guide to world-beating software and devices, the For Beginners series will help give you the confidence to learn everything you need to know. Clear, easy-to-understand and comprehensive, For Beginners’ first class tutorials, features and reviews are created with you in mind, ready to give you the tools you need to get the most out of your new passion.
Beginning Java ProgrammingJason Lim
Learn Java Programming in the quickest time possible with this concise app that teaches you all the essentials about Java programming. Written for people who have NO background in programming or are beginners. Beginning Java Programming zooms in on the most essential concepts with EXAMPLES! We cover the following topics: Getting Started: Running Your First Java Program Variables Input and Output Using Arithmetic in Java Boolean Logic If-Else and Switch Statements Strings Loops Learning About Objects MethodsManaging Multiple Objects Arrays Java Packages Throwing and Catching Exceptions Going Further
iPhone BlueprintsScott Jensen
An All-Encompassing Look at UI Design From creating icons to providing user support, iPhone Blueprints covers the start to finish of user interface design. The chapters are rich with interactive examples and resources that demonstrate overarching principles for creating effective interfaces. The contents of the book include: • Introduction - The Importance of UI Design • Presentation - Design is Not an Afterthought • Traditional & Experimental UI - When to Break the Rules • The Use Case - Understanding Your Users • Navigation - Getting from A to B and/or C • UI Minimalism - Creating an Intuitive Experience • Distress Calls - Help Screens & Other Hand Holding Techniques • Moving Forward - Making Revisions and Updates • Conclusion - Saying Thank You and Goodbye Also included in the book are in-depth case studies that use real apps to illustrate the concepts discussed in each chapter. Whether you are new to UI design or have been a professional for years, this book offers lessons and concepts that can benefit your users and products.
iPhone & iPad Secrets (For iOS 10.3)Samuel Harris
Get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and discover the hidden features you never even realised were there. iPhone and iPad Secrets explores the amazing built-in features that you are unlikely to find without being shown. These 'secret' features enable you to do more with your device, get things done more efficiently, and have more fun! Discover how to: • Take photos at the same time as recording video • Navigate 3D photo realistic models of major cities around the world • Personalise Siri to call you by name • Switch between apps quickly and easily • Improve the photographs you've taken, and take better photos in the future • Use turn by turn navigation without draining your battery quickly • Charge your devices more quickly • Have music play as you wake up or go to sleep • Use apps more efficiently and get things done faster • Stop your device from bothering you while you're trying to sleep • Effortlessly keep friends and family updated with your latest photos • Stop companies from tracking what you do online • Have your device read webpages to you aloud • Make your battery last longer • Do more with your camera • Type with your voice • Share App Store, iTunes and iBooks Store purchases with your family • Use apps while in a call • And much more, all with the built-in software on your device. This book is designed to be as simple as possible to follow, but also enjoyable to read. Through the use of interactive elements, you can choose how much depth you would like to read into on each subject. Fully up to date for devices running iOS 10, you'll find yourself quickly getting more from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch than ever before! (This user guide contains tips for all devices that can run iOS 10. Not all devices support all tips, but where this is the case, it is indicated in the book.)
This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.
iCloud Starter GuideMacworld Editors
iCloud does a lot of amazing things: It keeps your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, and notes in sync. It instantly (almost magically) copies that photo you took of your cousin on your iPhone to your Mac, iPad mini, and laptop. It lets you work with your Macs from afar. It helps you find stranded and wayward devices, and lets you know when your friends are nearby. And it does it all for free. iCloud encompasses so very many different features and fun bits that it’s surprising to realize just how much you can do with a free account. Let Macworld's editors help you get the most out of it. This book collects all the material we’ve written in the last year on Apple’s sync service, and we hope it will help you get to know iCloud and learn how best to use it in your life. This book focuses on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 8, iOS 6, and iTunes 11—but we still have some helpful hints for those users with older operating systems. We hope that you enjoy our Starter Guide, but, even more important, that you enjoy iCloud and find ways to incorporate it into your daily routine.
iPad 2 SuperguideMacworld Editors
There are so many things you can experience, watch, and even create using Apple’s iPad that it’s hard to know where to start. Thankfully, Macworld's team of expert editors has created this straightforward guide to the iPad 2. Inside this book, you’ll find a complete rundown of the best ways you can use your iPad to communicate, be productive, and enjoy multimedia. First activate your iPad and fill it with your favorite music, movies, television shows, podcasts, apps, and files using iTunes. This book will show you how to convert media for easy iPad consumption; master multitouch gestures and tweak system settings; keep your Home screens organized with folders and multitasking; and conquer the secrets of its virtual keyboard. In case you run into any issues while using your device, this book also contains invaluable troubleshooting advice, including how to protect your iPad from would-be intruders. It may not have the power of a full-fledged notebook computer, but the iPad is great at adapting to your needs. Organize your Contacts, Calendar, and Mail with built-in apps, or chat with your friends using FaceTime. Turn your iPad into a work machine by creating documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, or share your files like a pro. Turn your iPad into an e-book reader with Apple’s iBook app, or into a picture frame with the instant slideshow button. Finally, create music, paint masterpieces, edit photos, or perform any number of other tasks with the great third-party apps available in the App Store. Whether you’re brand-new to the iPad or a seasoned expert, this book will show you how to get the most out of your device.
Evernote at WorkJoshua Zerkel, CPO®
Evernote at Work is designed to give busy professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners a step-by-step guide to the many ways you can use Evernote in your daily work to make things easier, more effective, more collaborative, and more productive for you and your company. It’s specifically written to walk you step-by-step through many ways to use Evernote in your business. Whether you’re already familiar with Evernote or if you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll learn new ways to put Evernote to use at work – and how specifically to do it! All versions of Evernote are covered – Evernote free, Evernote Premium, and Evernote Business.
Do you spend more time reading email than you'd like? Do you waste time looking for files on your hard drive? Do Facebook and Twitter take a bigger chunk out of your day than they should? In this era of information overload, it's harder than ever to stay focused and productive when working on the computer. This short ebook will help you eliminate virtual clutter and streamline your time online. ISBN: 978-1-4657-9853-4
Responsive Web DesignEthan Marcotte
From mobile browsers to netbooks and tablets, users are visiting your sites from an increasing array of devices and browsers. Are your designs ready? Learn how to think beyond the desktop and craft beautiful designs that anticipate and respond to your users’ needs. Ethan Marcotte will explore CSS techniques and design principles, including fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries, demonstrating how you can deliver a quality experience to your users no matter how large (or small) their display.
iOS 6 Upgrade GuideMacworld Editors
iOS 6 has arrived, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to update their devices. If you’re concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let the editors at Macworld help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 6 with this step-by-step guide. Then, let us walk you through each of the marquee features of iOS 6: We'll show you how to get started with the new and improved Maps app, ask Siri about sports scores, enable Do Not Disturb, and adjust the new Accessibility settings. There's no better resource for iOS 6.
The Handy Tips Guide to the iPhone 5 & iOS 6Andrew Andronicou
The Handy Tips Guide™ to the iPhone 5 & iOS 6 is quite simply the best written, most comprehensive illustrated tips book available anywhere for the iPhone 5. It features the fantastic new Apple hardware including the beautiful panoramic screen. It also has a plethora of tips for iOS 6, including Facebook and Maps integration, making it suitable for all iPhone and iPad models. Jump in, discover its secrets now. The Handy Tips Guide™ is the book equivalent of an expert friend. It gives you a helpful hand the minute you ask for it. A truly exceptional guide, each chapter is filled with gold nuggets of tips. Succinct and to the point. Presented in a logical order that allows you to jump to any page you want, precisely when you need it, giving you answers, fast. There are an indulgent amount of high definition Retina screenshots that complement the clear and concise writing to help you better understand. A wonderful feature of The Handy Tips Guide™ is that you can double-tap the images so they expand for a more detailed view, and double-tap them again to return to the book. The team behind The Handy Tips Guide™ understands that iPhone users have different levels of familiarity with the iPhone 5, there are foundation tips for complete beginners, and advanced tips for those who are experts but want to truly get the most out of their iPad user experience. Download the free sample and see for yourself the massive Table of Contents. Featuring over 400 independently researched and tested feature explanations this is the book that experts can learn from. With intuitive presentation and a truly comprehensive range of tips The Handy Tips Guide™ will empower you to get the very most out of your new iPhone 5.
The Digital Photography BookScott Kelby
Scott Kelby, the man who changed the ""digital darkroom"" forever with his groundbreaking, #1 bestselling, award-winning book The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, now tackles the most important side of digital photography--how to take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use (and it's easier than you'd think). This entire book is written with a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: ""If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, 'Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, but I want the background out of focus?' I wouldn't stand there and give you a lecture about aperture, exposure, and depth of field. In real life, I'd just say, 'Get out your telephoto lens, set your f/stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.' You d say, 'OK,' and you'd get the shot. That's what this book is all about. A book of you and I shooting, and I answer the questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I've learned just like I would with a friend, without all the technical explanations and without all the techno-photo-speak."" This isn't a book of theory—it isn't full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts: this is a book of which button to push, which setting to use, when to use them, and nearly two hundred of the most closely guarded photographic ""tricks of the trade"" to get you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos with your digital camera every time you press the shutter button. Here's another thing that makes this book different: each page covers just one trick, just one single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you'll learn another pro setting, another pro tool, another pro trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. There's never been a book like it, and if you're tired of taking shots that look ""OK,"" and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, ""Why don't my shots look like that?"" then this is the book for you.
OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica ReviewJohn Siracusa
Ars Technica provides an in-depth look at OS X 10.9 Mavericks. John Siracusa has been reviewing OS X for Ars Technica since 1999. The tenth major release receives his usual, thorough treatment. Learn what’s new in Mavericks: the features, the applications, and the technologies and philosophies that underpin them, all within the historical context of the Mac platform, with a special eye towards the ongoing influence of iOS.
Design Is a JobMike Monteiro
Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know. "This book will teach you how to be part of a service industry without becoming a servant." —ERIK SPIEKERMANN "Running a design shop is hard. When someone actually gets one off the ground, they’ve got something rare and valuable, so they keep their strategies and practices secret. What makes this book so unique is that it plainly and honestly describes how a successful design shop actually works." —JOHN GRUBER, Daring Fireball "‘Design Is a Job’ is so good it made me want to cry. I am absolutely using it as a textbook in my class this year." —KAREN MCGRANE, Managing Partner, Bond Art + Science
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