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Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4 - Edgar Rothermich Cover Art

Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4

Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4 A New Type of Manual - The Visual Approach by Edgar Rothermich

"Logic Pro X - What's New In 10.4" provides the most comprehensive, most detailed, and most visually-oriented coverage of the Logic Pro X update 10.4. On 467 pages the author explains all the new features and changes with in-depth demonstrations, including information and instructions not found anywhere else. No matter how complex or complicated the subject is, the author provides easy to understand graphics and diagrams that let the reader understand and master the material. This interactive multi-touch eBook also includes a 600+ term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book. This is the 15th book in the bestselling series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals". Readers love this uniques way of leaning applications no matter how easy or complicated the app might be. Here are some responses from satisfied customers: "I wish all the manuals on software were like yours!" - Giovanni C. "You have the gift of making difficult concepts understandable" - William B. "Your style is the most informative and clear I have ever seen" - Mark D. "Great stuff Edgar! I bought your other Logic GEM books and love em..." - fform "Thank you so much for your fantastic guides; I've learned so much!" - Brandon B. "I love your manuals."  - Eli.  UNDERSTAND , not just LEARN That is the motto of the book series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals" (GEM). They're a new type of manual with a visual approach that helps you UNDERSTAND a program, not just LEARN it. No need to read through 500 pages of dry text explanations. Rich graphics and diagrams help you to get that "aha" effect and make it easy to comprehend difficult concepts. The Graphically Enhanced Manuals help you master a program much faster with a much deeper understanding of concepts, features and workflows in a very intuitive way that is easy to understand

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iPhone 8 Advanced Guide

iPhone 8 Advanced Guide For iOS 11 by Thomas Anthony

The iPhone 8 is a huge step forward for the iPhone. It has glass on the front and the back to enable wireless charging, it has a Retina Display with True Tone technology to match the ambience around you, it has the most powerful chip ever put into a smartphone, and it comes in three new colors: silver, space grey and gold. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone 8 Advanced Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You'll uncover the history of the iPhone's development from 2007 to 2017, learn about iPhone 8 features such as Portrait Lighting mode, discover how to use iOS 11 and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you've finished reading iPhone 8 Advanced Guide you'll be pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related. Inside you'll discover: The history of the iPhone The new features of iPhone 8 Touch ID and 3D Touch Detailed app tutorials The secrets of mastering mobile photography How to edit photos Essential Settings and configurations Troubleshooting tips

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Our Final Invention

Our Final Invention Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat

Elon Musk named Our Final Invention one of 5 books everyone should read about the future A Huffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But Artificial Intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail—human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien than we can imagine. Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, Our Final Invention explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to?

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macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual

macOS High Sierra: The Missing Manual The book that should have been in the box by David Pogue

With High Sierra, Apple has taken its macOS operating system to new heights. From Apple’s efficient new file system to improved video streaming and support for virtual reality, this latest macOS version provides features improve your experience. And once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s macOS 10.13 operating system, this new edition covers everything High Sierra has to offer. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to the best and brightest macOS apps, including Siri, Safari, iCloud, FaceTime, and AirDrop. Get the whole picture. Learn more efficient ways to navigate, organize, and edit your photos with new features in the Photos app. Go in-depth. Take advantage of Apple’s new graphics technology, and its support for virtual reality.

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Python Programming: Your Step By Step Guide To Easily Learn Python in 7 Days - Michael S. Kersh Cover Art

Python Programming: Your Step By Step Guide To Easily Learn Python in 7 Days

Python Programming: Your Step By Step Guide To Easily Learn Python in 7 Days by Michael S. Kersh

Are You Ready To Learn Python Easily? Learning Python Programming in 7 days is possible, although it might not look like it’s easy at first, especially if you are someone with meager experience in dealing with a programming language.  As you learn, you will see that it is not that difficult to understand, and it becomes easier when you add patience, diligence, and discipline.   This book has all the materials that you need in learning basic Python Programming.  It is presented in easy to understand format – much of technical jargons were eliminated, although you might still find some, but they are the terms that you will likely (almost always) encounter when creating your codes.  You will find no such trouble in understanding the terms, and how to do it properly.  Samples are provided for you, and explanations are also presented so you won’t get lost and still have fun while learning. You will be glad that you have this book with you while learning Python.  Discover many things that you can do with Python programming, and you might even start a new career. Here’s  What You’ll Learn From This Python For Beginners Book: ✓ Introduction ✓ Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of the Python ✓ Chapter 2:  Python Syntax ✓ Chapter 3:  Important Strings and Console Output ✓ Chapter 4: The Conditionals and Control Flow ✓ Chapter 5: Understanding Lists, Tuples, and Dictionaries ✓ Chapter 6: The Loops ✓ Chapter 7:  Understanding the Functions ✓ Chapter 8: Coding a Full Program ✓ Chapter 9: Reserved Words and Functions ✓ and much more What Are You Waiting For?  Start Coding Python Right Now! ​

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The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos

"Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read." -- KDNuggets In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm , Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner-the Master Algorithm-and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

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Apple Homepod Made Easy

Apple Homepod Made Easy by Dale Michelson

Apple as created another piece of modern-day technology. The latest creation comes in the form of the new Apple HomePod. The HomePod is designed as a stand-alone speaker system that allows users to broadcast music throughout the home via Apple music. Users are also able to instruct the device via the SIRI feature offered to Apple users; allowing it to complete tasks around the home. The HomePod was announced by the Apple CEO at their 2017 World Development Conference and is expected to become available for purchase in the 2017/2018 winter season. Since the announcement, anticipation has heightened as the technologically savvy await its availability. The HomePod boasts many features designed for enhanced user experiences. Users will be able to enjoy audio beamforming that is both direct and ambient in design, Seamless and transparent dynamic processing-offered with studio-level perfection as well as auto bass correction created using the internal calibration microphone.

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iPhone X Tips, Tricks and Tweaks

iPhone X Tips, Tricks and Tweaks by Dr. Geek

iPhone X happens to be a mysterious gadget since there are so many hidden tips and tricks exist in the phone. These functionalities are truly useful and convenient but Apple never tells you. What's more, you can actually use this iPhone X tricks and hacks on iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/Plus/6s/6/5s/SE, etc. iOS 11 devices if you don't upgrade to iPhone X currently. Anyway, you can actually dig out more helpful tips and learn hidden features for iPhone X if you want to spend time and make efforts on your high-priced iPhone X. Since, I have tried to attendant most of the features which are to some extent hidden in nature, keeping this book with you will always give you the upper hand. +++ GET IT NOW +++ Tags: iPhone X , iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Features of iOS 11, Tips and Tricks, iPhone X Secret Features, iPhone X Complete User Guide, iPhone X User Manual, iPhone X book and Teach Yourself Visually  

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Superintelligence

Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

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.

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iPhone X Pro Guide

iPhone X Pro Guide by Thomas Anthony

iPhone X represents the future of the smartphone. It’s the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone, and sets the course for the next 10 years of smartphone development. It’s all screen, and it's beautiful to look at. Like the iPhone 8, it has glass on the front and back, with a stainless steel that wraps around the middle. It’s water and dust resistant, comes in two finishes; space grey and silver. It has an all new display, called the Super Retina Display. Say hello to the future. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone 8 Pro Guide is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You'll uncover the history of the iPhone's development from 2007 to 2017, learn about iPhone X features such as Face ID and animated emojis mode, discover how to use iOS 11 and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you've finished reading iPhone X Pro Guide you'll be pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related. Inside you'll discover: The history of the iPhone The new features of iPhone X Face ID and 3D Touch Detailed app tutorials The secrets of mastering mobile photography How to edit photos Essential Settings and configurations Troubleshooting tips

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Amazon Audible Audiobooks

Amazon Audible Audiobooks by Michael K Edwards

The world around us have revolutionized to an enormous extent. While it was imperative in the earlier ages to undertake a journey of thousand miles in order to meet a beloved residing in another continent, it is now possible to do the same via internet in a matter of minutes. In much the same way, the traditional hobby of “reading” have changed a lot – initially, the pages turned into computer and tablet screens, and now it is even possible to hear the books while on the go. Contained in the following pages is a walk through this new technology and all that is attached with it. Keep reading to know more about Audiobooks, specifically about Amazon Audible Audiobooks.

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The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide

The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide Computer Beginner's Guide, #3 by Jonathan Moeller

The Linux Command Line Beginner's Guide gives users new to Linux an introduction to the command line environment. In the Guide, you'll learn how to: -Copy, move, and delete files and directories. -Create, delete, and manage users. -Create, delete, and manage groups. -Use virtual terminals. -Use the bash shell. -Safely use the root account with su and sudo. -Change permissions and ownership of files and directories. -Create and edit text files from the command line, without using a graphical editor. -Diagnose network connectivity problems. -And many other topics.

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Bitcoin For Dummies

Bitcoin For Dummies by Prypto

Learn the ins and outs of Bitcoin so you can get started today Bitcoin For Dummies is the fast, easy way to start trading crypto currency, with clear explanations and expert advice for breaking into this exciting new market. Understanding the mechanisms and risk behind Bitcoin can be a challenge, but this book breaks it down into easy-to-understand language to give you a solid grasp of just where your money is going. You'll learn the details of Bitcoin trading, how to set up your Bitcoin wallet, and everything you need to get started right away. An in-depth discussion on security shows you how to protect yourself against some of the riskier aspects of this open-source platform, helping you reduce your risks in the market and use Bitcoin safely and effectively. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks, with transaction management and issuing of Bitcoins carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin allows easy mobile payments, fast international payments, low- or no-fee transactions, multi-signature capabilities, and more, but the nuances of the market can be difficult to grasp. This informative guide lays it all out in plain English, so you can strengthen your understanding and get started now. Understand the ins and outs of the Bitcoin market Learn how to set up your Bitcoin wallet Protect yourself against fraud and theft Get started trading this exciting new currency The Bitcoin market is huge, growing quickly, and packed with potential. There's also some risk, so you need to go in fully informed and take steps to manage your risk wisely. Bitcoin For Dummies is the clear, quick, easy-to-follow guide to getting started with Bitcoin.

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Access 2016 For Dummies

Access 2016 For Dummies by Laurie Ulrich Fuller & Ken Cook

Your all-access guide to all things Access 2016 If you don't know a relational database from an isolationist table—but still need to figure out how to organize and analyze your data— Access 2016 For Dummies is for you. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, it assumes no prior Access or database-building knowledge and walks you through the basics of creating tables to store your data, building forms that ease data entry, writing queries that pull real information from your data, and creating reports that back up your analysis. Add in a dash of humor and fun, and Access 2016 For Dummies is the only resource you'll need to go from data rookie to data pro! This expanded and updated edition of Access For Dummies covers all of the latest information and features to help data newcomers better understand Access' role in the world of data analysis and data science. Inside, you'll get a crash course on how databases work—and how to build one from the ground up. Plus, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to structure data to make it useful, manipulate, edit, and import data into your database, write and execute queries to gain insight from your data, and report data in elegant ways. Speak the lingo of database builders and create databases that suit your needs Organize your data into tables and build forms that ease data entry Query your data to get answers right Create reports that tell the story of your data findings If you have little to no experience with creating and managing a database of any sort, Access 2016 For Dummies is the perfect starting point for learning the basics of building databases, simplifying data entry and reporting, and improving your overall data skills.

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Kodi for Dummies

Kodi for Dummies by Nathan Carroll

This book contains everything that you need to know about the software (Kodi) and how to use the software along with how to install add-ons onto Kodi for personal entertainment.

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Ethical Hacking and Computer Securities for Beginners - Elaiya Iswera Lallan Cover Art

Ethical Hacking and Computer Securities for Beginners

Ethical Hacking and Computer Securities for Beginners by Elaiya Iswera Lallan

This book is written based on practical usage and research on computer security and networks. Basically everyone has strong concern about computer security networks where by it can sabotage the business and operations. It will be worse if the entire business operations are running on the website or web hosting company. This book covers practical approach on software tools for ethical hacking. Some of the software tools covered are SQL Injection, Password Cracking, port scanning, packet sniffing and etc. Performing ethical hacking requires certain steps and procedures to be followed properly. A good ethical hacker will find information, identify weakness and finally perform some attacks on the target machine. Then the most crucial part would be to produce a good security audit report for the clients to understand their computer network conditions.

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Day One: Junos PyEZ Cookbook

Day One: Junos PyEZ Cookbook by Peter Klimai

Day One: Junos PyEZ Cookbook is a complete network automation cookbook with a set-up guide, a start-up sandbox, and a complete showcase of automation scripts that are readily available on GitHub. The cookbook is a joint effort by Juniper’s engineers and all the many Junos users and customers who want to show you how ‘EZ’ network automation can be. You don’t have to be a coder when you can leverage Junos as your network OS.  “The decision to read a technical book involves a cost-benefit analysis. ‘Is the information I’m going to learn worth my time and energy?’ If you’re currently operating a network of Juniper devices using the Junos OS command line interface, then the unequivocal answer is ‘Yes!’ Written by an experienced team of Juniper’s customers, ambassadors, partners, and employees, Day One: Junos PyEZ Cookbook demonstrates its authors’ real-world experience in operating and automating networks. More importantly, the book breaks what could be daunting tasks into small and relevant recipes. You will be creating useful network automation tools with the Junos PyEZ library on day one. Happy Automating!” Stacy Smith, Sr. Software Developer for Junos Automation, Juniper Networks,Co-Author of Automating Junos Administration IT’S DAY ONE AND YOU HAVE A JOB TO DO, SO LEARN HOW TO:  • Understand Basic Python Concepts; Get the Downloads and Resources to Set Up Your Lab  • Automate NETCONF Service Activation  • Learn Terminal Server Mapping  • Check File System Directory Usage on Multiple Devices in Parallel  • Configure Devices using Junos PyEZ and Jinja2 Templates  • Take a Snapshot on ACXs Access Routers  • Extract Operational Data from Devices Running on a Bridge Domain Environment  • Reserve Bandwidth for MPLS Access Rings  • Add a Graphical Interface to the PyEZ Script  • Monitor IPSEC Tunnels  • Work with Junos Enhanced Auto-provision Process (JEAP)  • Code PyEZ for On-box Scripts  • Automate Network Testing with Junos PyEZ  • Create a Menu Script for Address Book Editing  • Provision L3VPN Services on PE Routers  • Identify and Disable Unused Interfaces with Ansible  • Track Down IP Conflicts with PyEZ  • Code a Configuration Audit Using XML Schema (XSD) 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Learning the Best Features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Learning the Best Features by Dale Michelson

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, launch on September 15, 2017, is the flagship product of Samsung. After the disastrous Note 7, the Note 8 serves as the comeback product. Not only is it the com back product, it is also the competing product for the IPhone 8 and IPhone 8 plus. This design features a compact 6.3-inch screen, new software and a removable stylus.

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ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5

ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5 Full-Stack Web Development with .NET Core and Angular by Valerio De Sanctis

Develop a simple, yet fully-functional modern web application using ASP.NET Core MVC, Entity Framework and Angular 5. About This Book • Based on the best-selling book ASP.NET Core and Angular 2 • Easily build a complete single page application with two of the most impressive frameworks in modern development, ASP.NET Core and Angular • Bring together the capabilities and features of both Angular 5 and ASP.NET Core 2 for full stack development • Discover a comprehensive approach to building your next web project-From managing data, to application design, through to SEO optimization and security Who This Book Is For This book is for seasoned ASP.NET developers who already know about ASP.NET Core and Angular in general, but want to know more about them and/or understand how to blend them together to craft a production-ready SPA. What You Will Learn • Use ASP.NET Core to its full extent to create a versatile backend layer based on RESTful APIs • Consume backend APIs with the brand new Angular 5 HttpClient and use RxJS Observers to feed the frontend UI asynchronously • Implement an authentication and authorization layer using ASP.NET Identity to support user login with integrated and third-party OAuth 2 providers • Configure a web application in order to accept user-defined data and persist it into the database using server-side APIs • Secure your application against threats and vulnerabilities in a time efficient way • Connect different aspects of the ASP. NET Core framework ecosystem and make them interact with each other for a Full-Stack web development experience In Detail Become fluent in both frontend and backend web development by combining the impressive capabilities of ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5 from project setup right through the deployment phase. Full-stack web development means being able to work on both the frontend and backend portions of an application. The frontend is the part that users will see or interact with, while the backend is the underlying engine, that handles the logical flow: server configuration, data storage and retrieval, database interactions, user authentication, and more. Use the ASP.NET Core MVC framework to implement the backend with API calls and server-side routing. Learn how to put the frontend together using top-notch Angular 5 features such as two-way binding, Observables, and Dependency Injection, build the Data Model with Entity Framework Core, style the frontend with CSS/LESS for a responsive and mobile-friendly UI, handle user input with Forms and Validators, explore different authentication techniques, including the support for third-party OAuth2 providers such as Facebook, and deploy the application using Windows Server, SQL Server, and the IIS/Kestrel reverse proxy. Style and approach More than just a technical manual, this guide takes you through the most important technical facets of developing with these two hugely popular frameworks and then demonstrates how to put those skills into practice. It's a book that recognizes that what's really important is the end product.

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Big Data SMACK

Big Data SMACK A Guide to Apache Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka by Raul Estrada & Isaac Ruiz

Integrate full-stack open-source fast data pipeline architecture and choose the correct technology—Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka (SMACK)—in every layer. Fast data is becoming a requirement for many enterprises. So far, however, the focus has largely been on collecting, aggregating, and crunching large data sets in a timely manner. In many cases organizations need more than one paradigm to perform efficient analyses. Big Data SMACK explains each technology and, more importantly, how to integrate them. It provides detailed coverage of the practical benefits of these technologies and incorporates real-world examples. The book focuses on the problems and scenarios solved by the architecture, as well as the solutions provided by each technology. This book covers the five main concepts of data pipeline architecture and how to integrate, replace, and reinforce every layer: The engine: Apache SparkThe container: Apache MesosThe model: Akka<The storage: Apache CassandraThe broker: Apache Kafka

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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

Robust Cloud Integration with Azure by Mahindra Morar, Abhishek Kumar, Martin Abbott, Gyanendra Kumar Gautam & James Corbould

Unleash the power of serverless integration with Azure About This Book • Build and support highly available and scalable API Apps by learning powerful Azure-based cloud integration • Deploy and deliver applications that integrate seamlessly in the cloud and quickly adapt as per your integration needs • Deploy hybrid applications that work and integrate on the cloud (using Logic Apps and BizTalk Server) Who This Book Is For This book is for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps, and IT professionals who would like to use Azure App Service and Microsoft Cloud Integration technologies to create cloud-based web and mobile apps. What You Will Learn • Explore new models of robust cloud integration in Microsoft Azure • Create your own connector and learn how to publish and manage it • Build reliable, scalable, and secure business workflows using Azure Logic Apps • Simplify SaaS connectivity with Azure using Logic Apps • Connect your on-premises system to Azure securely • Get to know more about Logic Apps and how to connect to on-premises “line-of-business” applications using Microsoft BizTalk Server In Detail Microsoft is focusing heavily on Enterprise connectivity so that developers can build scalable web and mobile apps and services in the cloud. In short, Enterprise connectivity from anywhere and to any device. These integration services are being offered through powerful Azure-based services. This book will teach you how to design and implement cloud integration using Microsoft Azure. It starts by showing you how to build, deploy, and secure the API app. Next, it introduces you to Logic Apps and helps you quickly start building your integration applications. We'll then go through the different connectors available for Logic Apps to build your automated business process workflow. Further on, you will see how to create a complex workflow in Logic Apps using Azure Function. You will then add a SaaS application to your existing cloud applications and create Queues and Topics in Service Bus on Azure using Azure Portal. Towards the end, we'll explore event hubs and IoT hubs, and you'll get to know more about how to tool and monitor the business workflow in Logic Apps. Using this book, you will be able to support your apps that connect to data anywhere—be it in the cloud or on-premises. Style and approach This practical hands-on tutorial shows you the full capability of App Service and other Azure-based integration services to build scalable and highly available web and mobile apps. It helps you successfully build and support your applications in the cloud or on-premises successfully. We'll debunk the popular myth that switching to cloud is risky—it's not!

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SWEDISH FARM

SWEDISH FARM Minecraft Step-by-Step Instructions by Minecraft 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. 

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Paperless

Paperless The Best Tools and Workflows to Get Paper Out of Your Life by David Sparks

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.

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The Handy Tips Guide to the iPhone 4S & iPhone 4

The Handy Tips Guide to the iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 by Andrew A.

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 

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The Handy Tips Guide to the iPad

The Handy Tips Guide to the iPad by Andrew 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

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100 Things Every Mac User Should Know

100 Things Every Mac User Should Know Beyond the Basics: Tips and Shortcuts That Separate the Veterans from the Beginners by Macworld 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.

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iCloud for Beginners

iCloud for Beginners Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in iCloud by Imagine 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.

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Presentations

Presentations Learn to Plan, Create, and Deliver a Riveting Keynote Presentation by David Sparks

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.

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Email

Email Learn the Best Tools and Workflows to Tame Your Email by David Sparks

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. 

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Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin 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.

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GarageBand for iPad: Creating Songs with ...

GarageBand for iPad: Creating Songs with ... by 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.

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Meet the iPad (Third Generation)

Meet the iPad (Third Generation) by 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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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 길들이기

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 길들이기 Training Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard by 오경훈

This Book will provide you with... - Best Mac OS X guide for first time Mac Users! - Tips for all questions from installation to custom environment! - Answers to the most frequently asked question by Korean Mac Users! - Every answer, solution, help and tips for all Mac Users!

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Discover a Niche and Sell It Online

Discover a Niche and Sell It Online by Jeannie 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.

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Markdown

Markdown Learn to Write Markdown for Better Web Content and Rich Text by David 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.

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60 Mac Tips, Volume 1

60 Mac Tips, Volume 1 Get Better at Using Your Mac Today by David 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.

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Meet the iPad and iOS 5

Meet the iPad and iOS 5 by Jeff 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

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70 iOS 7 and Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets

70 iOS 7 and Legacy Tips, Tricks & Secrets by Saied G

" 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.

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iOS 5 Upgrade Guide

iOS 5 Upgrade Guide by Macworld 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.

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review by John 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.

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Photoshop CS6 Beta New Features

Photoshop CS6 Beta New Features Digital Classroom Preview by AGI Creative Team

Discover many of the hottest new features and cool capabilities ofthe Photoshop CS6 Beta in this preview mini book. Written byPhotoshop Digital Classroom author and Photoshop Expert JenniferSmith, you’ll get step-by-step instructions introducing youto key new features of the program. Also included is access to freelesson files to accompany the mini book that can be downloaded freefrom the Digital Classroom website. This mini book guides youthrough the new Photoshop CS6 Beta interface, brushes, contentaware features, layer filters, and much more. Digital Classroom isa great way to learn the new features in Photoshop CS6 Beta.

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Diving In - iOS App Development for Non-Programmers

Diving In - iOS App Development for Non-Programmers The Series on How to Create iPhone & iPad Apps by Kevin 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

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12 Things Every iPhone & iPad User Should Know

12 Things Every iPhone & iPad User Should Know by Macworld 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. 

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HTML5 for Web Designers

HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith

The HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice. HTML5 is the longest HTML specification ever written. It is also the most powerful, and in some ways, the most confusing. What do accessible, content-focused standards-based web designers and front-end developers need to know? And how can we harness the power of HTML5 in today’s browsers? In this brilliant and entertaining user’s guide, Jeremy Keith cuts to the chase, with crisp, clear, practical examples, and his patented twinkle and charm.

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Inspiring Apps

Inspiring Apps A Business Perspective on Building Mobile Apps by InspiringApps

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.

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Meet the iPad 2

Meet the iPad 2 by Jeff 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!

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CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide

CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide by Vicki Murley

If you're a web developer looking to create content that goes beyond typical gridded layouts, then this is the book for you.  Strong knowledge of CSS transforms is essential for creating interesting layouts and rich animations in web content for ebooks, native apps, and of course websites. This book takes you through each piece of the technology, with interactive examples along the way that illustrate key concepts, illuminate details, and solidify understanding. Whether you're a beginner who is looking to enhance a single web page or an experienced programmer who has gotten an unexpected result when dabbling with CSS transforms, you'll learn something new from this book.  "CSS Transforms: An Interactive Guide" also touches on the history of this technology, browser support, and web standards in general. After reading this book, you'll have a complete understanding of the technology.

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Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial

Writing On The iPad: Text Automation with Editorial by Federico 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.

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Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone

Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone by Saied G

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.

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iPad mini for Beginners

iPad mini for Beginners Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With Your iPad mini by Imagine 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.

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