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iPad Pro Guidebook

iPad Pro Guidebook by Thomas Anthony

NEW! Updated for the 2018 iPad Pro and iOS 12. With massive 12.9-inch and 11-inch displays, blazing performance and support for both Apple Pencil and the Smart Folio Keyboard, the iPad Pro enables millions of users to create and engage with content in entirely new ways. iPad Pro Guidebook is here to help you discover everything you need to know about iPad Pro. It’s packed with knowledge, in-depth tutorials and tips that uncover its apps, user interface and settings. You’ll learn about the history of the iPad, how the Apple Pencil can be used to draw and write, how to stream music via Apple Music, edit photos, troubleshoot common problems and more. With colorful screenshots, concise text and helpful tips, you’ll soon be a master of everything iPad Pro with this in-depth guidebook. Inside you'll discover: * The history of the iPad * Software & hardware features of the iPad Pro * In-depth coverage of iOS 12 * Detailed app tutorials * The secrets of mastering mobile photography * How to edit photos * Essential Settings and configurations * Troubleshooting tips


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iPhone XS Guidebook

iPhone XS Guidebook The Ultimate Guide to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, & iOS 12 by Thomas Anthony

The iPhone XS is the most advanced device Apple has ever created. It’s made form a surgical-grade stainless steel, it has a gorgeous new gold finish on the front and back, it has better cameras, and of course, there’s a bigger version to choose from: the iPhone XS Max. Brought to you by the expert team at Tap Guides, and written by best-selling technology author Thomas Anthony, iPhone XS Guidebook is packed with top tips and in-depth tutorials. You'll uncover the history of the iPhone's development from 2007 to 2018, learn about iPhone XS features such as Face ID, discover how to use iOS 12 and its built-in apps, plus much more. By the time you've finished reading iPhone XS Guidebook you'll be pro in nearly everything iPhone and iOS related. Inside you'll discover: * The history of the iPhone * Software & hardware features of iPhone XS & XS Max * In-depth coverage of iOS 12 * 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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InstaStyle Curate Your Life, Create Stunning Photos, and Elevate Your Instagram Influence by Insta#style Tessa Barton

Gain Instagram followers, grow your personal brand, and influence others with beautiful photography, fabulous content ideas, the best filters, and the right hashtags. You have unbeatable taste and killer style that just needs to be unleashed to the world. You're a creative force who wants to connect with others who will appreciate and be inspired. Learn how to tell compelling visual stories for every aspect of your charmingly curated life - from a cozy snap of your shabby chic bed, to a candid of your day trip with hubs, to an attractive flat lay of your covetable afternoon-in-the-park outfit. How do people take those aerial shots of breakfast in bed, why do her selfies look so flattering, and how does she have time to capture all those beautiful photos while raising a family? Learn from successful Instagram influencers as they teach you all the exclusive tricks of the trade. InstaStyle is your visual guide for transforming your feed and showcasing your life, while remaining true to your brand. From the moment you create your handle to get started, this book provides content inspiration, advice on curating shots, and editing instructions to keep your grid captivating and professional. Whether you prefer vintage and moody, or soft and blush pink, specific guidelines explain how to create an immediately recognizable photo aesthetic with presets and editing. You'll learn precisely how to drive people to your feed and win a follow so that you ultimately grow your business, and earn money by becoming #sponsored.


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The Art of Deception

The Art of Deception Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon & Steve Wozniak

The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.


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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Advanced Techniques

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Advanced Techniques Mastering Parts, Surfaces, Sheet Metal, SimulationXpress, Top-Down Assemblies, Core & Cavity Molds by Paul Tran CSWE, CSWI

• The perfect follow up to SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills  • Uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects  • Comprehensive coverage of advanced SOLIDWORKS tools and techniques  • Covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds  • Features a quick reference guide and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional practice exam  • This edition features a new chapter covering non-planar parting lines  SOLIDWORKS 2018 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2018 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step. Who this book is for This book is for the intermediate to advanced user who has already completed the SOLIDWORKS Basic Tools book and may have also completed the SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills book. People who are very familiar with SOLIDWORKS and its add ins will also find this book to be a valuable resource. Table of Contents       Introduction: SOLIDWORKS 2018 User Interface  1.   Introduction to 3D Sketch  2.   Plane Creation  3.   Advanced Modeling  4.   Sweep with Composite Curve  5.   Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft  6.   Loft vs. Sweep  7.   Loft with Guide Curves  8.   Using Surfaces  9.   Advanced Surfaces  10. Using Filled Surfaces  11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling  12. SimulationXpress  13. Sheet Metal Parts  14. Sheet Metal Forming Tools  15. Sheet Metal Conversions  16. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files  17. Creating a Core & Cavity  18. Non Planar Parting Lines  19. Top-Down Assembly - Part 1  20. Top-Down Assembly – Part 2  21. External References & Repair Errors  22. Using Appearances & Textures        CSWP Core Preparation Practice        Glossary        Index        SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick-Guides


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Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 Telling Time & So Much More by Cathy Young

5 Star review on Amazon. #1 Ranking Apple Top Charts New Releases.  So, you have a new Apple Watch. A hearty congratulations to you! No doubt you’ve heard about messaging, email, and the health apps. The visionary Apple Watch is, at last, poised to take on the world in the Apple Watch Series 4! I want you to feel comfortable with all aspects of your watch in an environment that encourages you to learn painlessly at your own pace. My goal is to help you enjoy the wonder of discovering your Apple Watch. Along the way, I want to:  • Teach you how to use all the features of your Apple Watch. I say “all.” As far as I know, I found every darned one of them but don’t sue me if I missed one.  • Demonstrate the cool and awe-inspiring features of the Apple Watch. These aren’t random tips and tricks. Rather, I have showcased them in a way that lets you find them while exploring a particular feature or topic.  • Help you find what you want, when you want it. The organized and detailed Table of Contents includes 200+ topics. Skip around to your heart’s content. • Inspire you with 111+ third-party apps. A few of the categories include entertainment, productivity, sports, photography, and games. We’ll also cover integration platforms like IFTTT, which open up the possibility of unlimited applications. • Focus on the engineering and Apple platforms behind the Apple Watch. The physical device includes the heart rate monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope and Apple’s Force Touch technology. Behind the scenes, learn how Apple is partnering with businesses to extend their HealthKit, HomeKit, and GymKit platforms to enhance your experience for years to come. • List 30 Common Troubleshooting and Maintenance Suggestions. This book is specifically for the Series 4 Apple Watch. While much of the content applies equally to older models, please know that I didn’t attempt to cover discontinued features like “glances” or “time travel.” As a final selling point, I make an intentional effort to avoid a few of my pet peeves – and those pertain to incomplete (or half-a**ed) instructions. I frequently see directions such as “tap and go to settings,” but they leave novice users asking, “tap where?” In another example I read, the instructions mentioned a workout playlist and how to enable it – but assumed nothing went awry (and something ALWAYS goes awry). I intend to cover those bases for you. And if I do, by chance, make the mistake of omitting a critical detail anywhere in this book, know that I was probably distracted by my Apple Watch telling me to get moving or to breathe. I apologize ahead of time; it wasn’t intentional.


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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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Dawn of the Code War

Dawn of the Code War America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat by John P. Carlin & Garrett M. Graff

The inside story of how America's enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we've learned to fight back With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America's interests have grown in both frequency and severity. Overmatched by our military, countries like North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia have found us vulnerable in cyberspace. The "Code War" is upon us. In this dramatic book, former Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin takes readers to the front lines of a global but little-understood fight as the Justice Department and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies. Today, as our entire economy goes digital, from banking to manufacturing to transportation, the potential targets for our enemies multiply. This firsthand account is both a remarkable untold story and a warning of dangers yet to come.


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macOS Mojave for Users, Administrators, and Developers

macOS Mojave for Users, Administrators, and Developers by Wayne Dixon

Despite macOS being a mature operating system, the new version macOS Mojave (10.14) contains a bunch of new features. Some of the new features covered include Dark Mode, Screenshots & Markup, and the redesigned Mac App Store.  Besides the new features there are some major changes too including ones to Finder, Safari, and using unique passwords on each website.  There are also four brand new applications that are coming from iOS. We look at these in-depth. These apps are Stocks, News, Home, and Voice Memos. Server Administrators see some big changes with macOS Mojave and these are covered as well. For Developers we cover Xcode changes include performance improvements, object libraries, editing enhancements, and code folding improvements. We look at implementing Dark Mode within your apps, Notarized apps, and implementing Finder Actions. There are some new frameworks that are covered as well. These include the Network Framework, Natural Language, improvements to CoreML and a related framework called CreateML. For web developers we cover MapsKitJS, MusicKitJS, and secure loading of content.  No Apple developer book is complete without a discussion of the changes around Apple’s own programming language, Swift. We cover some of the recent changes as well as some future ones.


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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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Lean UX

Lean UX Designing Great Products with Agile Teams by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

UX design has traditionally been deliverables-based. Wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, content inventories, taxonomies, mockups helped define the practice in its infancy. Over time, however, this deliverables-heavy process has put UX designers in the deliverables business. Many are now measured and compensated for the depth and breadth of their deliverables instead of the quality and success of the experiences they design. Designers have become documentation subject matter experts, known for the quality of the documents they create instead of the end-state experiences being designed and developed. So what's to be done? This practical book provides a roadmap and set of practices and principles that will help you keep your focus on the the experience back, rather than the deliverables. Get a tactical understanding of how to successfully integrate Lean and UX/DesignFind new material on business modeling and outcomes to help teams work more strategicallyDelve into the new chapter on experiment designTake advantage of updated examples and case studies


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The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 4

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to Apple Watch Series 4 A Practical Guide to Getting Started with the Next Generation of Apple Watch and WatchOS 5 by Scott La Counte

The stage was set in September 2018. It was iPhone’s big event. The day where journalist and Apple fans alike lusted over the latest and greatest iPhone. But a funny thing happened on the way to the announcement: Apple Watch Series 4 took everyone's breath away! The Apple Watch has, of course, been around for three years and seen several updates. But 2018 was different: the watch was finally ready for the masses. This wasn’t a watch for early adopters or fitness buffs--this was the watch your parents and grandparents would get behind. In addition to all the great features Apple Watch has always had, series 4 is slimmer (yet with a screen that is somehow bigger), has optional cellular for making phone calls and streaming music without your phone, and drop detection (so if you fall and can’t get up, the fire department is dispatched to your location). Everything about it was designed to motivate you to be more active. As amazing as all the new features are, it’s not quite as easy to use as an iPhone; the lack of buttons, the smaller screen, and general UI can make a frustrated initial experience. The point of this book is to help new Apple Watch users (and users updating to Watch OS 5 from an older device) get the most out their investment.  Are you ready to start enjoying your new Apple Watch? Then let’s get started! Note: This book is not endorsed by Apple and should be considered unofficial.


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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Practical Programming for Total Beginners by Al Sweigart

If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python , you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand - no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: -Search for text in a file or across multiple files -Create, update, move, and rename files and folders -Search the Web and download online content -Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size -Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs -Send reminder emails and text notifications -Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python . Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.


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M Is for (Data) Monkey

M Is for (Data) Monkey A Guide to the M Language in Excel Power Query by Ken Puls

Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.


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Networking All-in-One For Dummies

Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

Becoming a master of networking has never been easier Whether you're in charge of a small network or a large network, Networking All-in-One  is full of the information you’ll need to set up a network and keep it functioning. Fully updated to capture the latest Windows 10 releases through Spring 2018, this is the comprehensive guide to setting up, managing, and securing a successful network. Inside, nine minibooks cover essential, up-to-date information for networking in systems such as Windows 10 and Linux, as well as best practices for security, mobile and cloud-based networking, and much more.  Serves as a single source for the most-often needed network administration information Covers the latest trends in networking Get nine detailed and easy-to-understand networking minibooks in one affordable package Networking All-in-One For Dummies is the perfect beginner’s guide as well as the professional’s ideal reference book.


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Java Design Patterns

Java Design Patterns A Hands-On Experience with Real-World Examples by Vaskaran Sarcar

Get hands-on experience implementing 26 of the most common design patterns using Java and Eclipse. In addition to Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns, you will also learn about alternative design patterns, and understand the criticisms of design patterns with an overview of anti-patterns. For each pattern you will see at least one real-world scenario, a computer-world example, and a complete implementation including output. This book has three parts. The first part covers 23 Gang of Four (GoF) design patterns. The second part includes three alternative design patterns. The third part presents criticisms of design patterns with an overview of anti-patterns. You will work through easy-to-follow examples to understand the concepts in depth and you will have a collection of programs to port over to your own projects. A Q&A session is included in each chapter and covers the pros and cons of each pattern. The last chapter presents FAQs about the design patterns. The step-by-step approach of the book helps you apply your skills to learn other patterns on your own, and to be familiar with the latest version of Java and Eclipse. What You'll Learn: Work with each of the design patterns Implement design patterns in real-world applications Choose from alternative design patterns by comparing their pros and cons Use the Eclipse IDE to write code and generate output Read the Q&A session in each chapter with pros and cons for each design pattern


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Developing 2D Games with Unity

Developing 2D Games with Unity Independent Game Programming with C# by Jared Halpern

Follow a walkthrough of the Unity Engine and learn important 2D-centric lessons in scripting, working with image assets, animations, cameras, collision detection, and state management. In addition to the fundamentals, you'll learn best practices, helpful game-architectural patterns, and how to customize Unity to suit your needs, all in the context of building a working 2D game. While many books focus on 3D game creation with Unity, the easiest market for an independent developer to thrive in is 2D games. 2D games are generally cheaper to produce, more feasible for small teams, and more likely to be completed. If you live and breathe games and want to create them then 2D games are a great place to start.  By focusing exclusively on 2D games and Unity’s ever-expanding 2D workflow, this book gives aspiring independent game developers the tools they need to thrive. Various real-world examples of independent games are used to teach fundamental concepts of developing 2D games in Unity, using the very latest tools in Unity’s updated 2D workflow.  New all-digital channels for distribution, such as Nintendo eShop, XBox Live Marketplace, the Playstation Store, the App Store, Google Play,, Steam, and have made it easier than ever to discover, buy, and sell games. The golden age of independent gaming is upon us, and there has never been a better time to get creative, roll up your sleeves, and build that game you’ve always dreamed about.  Developing 2D Games with Unity  can show you the way.


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Storm Applied

Storm Applied Strategies for real-time event processing by Sean T. Allen

SUMMARY Storm Applied is a practical guide to using Apache Storm for the real-world tasks associated with processing and analyzing real-time data streams. This immediately useful book starts by building a solid foundation of Storm essentials so that you learn how to think about designing Storm solutions the right way from day one. But it quickly dives into real-world case studies that will bring the novice up to speed with productionizing Storm. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY It's hard to make sense out of data when it's coming at you fast. Like Hadoop, Storm processes large amounts of data but it does it reliably and in real time, guaranteeing that every message will be processed. Storm allows you to scale with your data as it grows, making it an excellent platform to solve your big data problems. ABOUT THE BOOK Storm Applied is an example-driven guide to processing and analyzing real-time data streams. This immediately useful book starts by teaching you how to design Storm solutions the right way. Then, it quickly dives into real-world case studies that show you how to scale a high-throughput stream processor, ensure smooth operation within a production cluster, and more. Along the way, you'll learn to use Trident for stateful stream processing, along with other tools from the Storm ecosystem. This book moves through the basics quickly. While prior experience with Storm is not assumed, some experience with big data and real-time systems is helpful. WHAT'S INSIDE Mapping real problems to Storm components Performance tuning and scaling Practical troubleshooting and debugging Exactly-once processing with Trident ABOUT THE AUTHORS Sean Allen , Matthew Jankowski , and Peter Pathirana lead the development team for a high-volume, search-intensive commercial web application at TheLadders.


CAD Engineering Essentials: Hands-on Help for Small Manufacturers and Smart Technical People - Mark Lynch Cover Art

CAD Engineering Essentials: Hands-on Help for Small Manufacturers and Smart Technical People by Mark Lynch

Unleash the power of Computer Aided Design to deliver step-change improvements to all teams in your technical business - not just design. The focus is very much on results - bringing full 3D CAD engineering benefits enjoyed by larger firms, to small manufacturing businesses. Do you want to get the most out of your existing CAD package by doing what the best performing manufacturers and engineers do? Maybe you have wanted to get into this for a while and are considering implementing 3D CAD, perhaps making the leap from 2D? Alternatively, do you want to fully exploit 3D data in others areas like CAM, tooling and inspection, or perhaps 3D Printing? The time has never been better for small manufacturers to modernize, professionalize and reap big benefits for their production activities. CAD Engineering has the power to help you deliver superior quality, better functioning products to market, faster. For the individual engineer, they are quite simply some of the most sought after skills in industry. 3D CAD expertise does wonders for your employability. This book provides crystal clear advice to demonstrate how 3D CAD can benefit every business function, not just design. Put simply, if you are serious about remaining competitive, then fully exploiting 3D CAD is a must. For supply chain manufacturers who principally are production-based, benefits are numerous. They include improved working with supplier and client data, assembly, fitting and production instructions and procedures. Additional 3D CAD data can be used to drive better inspection, quality control, as well as manuals for service and maintenance and so much more. Wherever you are on your CAD Engineering journey you'll find great advice, tips and guidance. Contents include: Why CAD Engineering is commercially essential; Big benefits throughout the business including production and beyond; How to make the case for CAD investment in your business... and win! 3D CAD selection, evaluation and full implementation; 3D Printing without the hype - all manufacturers need to know; Making it happen - CAD Engineering action plan. CAD Engineering Essentials compliments traditional CAD training sources, by fully embedding and exploiting the technology for the good of the business. It's a no-nonsense manual written for practical application for engineers and manufacturers, who simply want to get the job done, deliver and succeed.


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Raspberry Pi :Raspberry Pi Guide On Python & Projects Programming In Easy Steps

Raspberry Pi :Raspberry Pi Guide On Python & Projects Programming In Easy Steps by Jason Scotts

"Raspberry Pi Programming Guide" is a text that gives the reader a bit of insight into this form of technology. It is European based and is just making a debut in North America so many are curious about it and what exactly this technology can do. The aim that the author has with this text is to highlight the main functions of Raspberry Pi and how it can be beneficial to the consumer in the long run. The text is extremely informative and to the point and it is simple to read. The great thing about the book is that anyone, even someone who does not know much about this form of technology can understand the process. It is a great text to have in any household that has a keen interest in technology.


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Psychology of Web Design

Psychology of Web Design by Smashing Magazine & Various Authors

Among the most important ingredients for successful Web designs are creativity, planning, coding and design skills. However, many people forget that various psychological factors also play an important role when making design decisions. Psychology of Web Design gives you insights on how the human brain deals with different elements, colors, contrast, symmetry and balance. Combining the usability guidelines from Maslow's pyramid will surely help you design closer to your audience's desires. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Persuasion Triggers In Web Design - Designing For A Hierarchy Of Needs - Designing For The Mind - 10 Useful Usability Findings And Guidelines - 30 Usability Issues To Be Aware Of - Designing For Start-Ups: How To Deliver The Message Across - Color Theory For Designers - Part 1 - Color Theory For Designers - Part 2 - Color Theory For Designers - Part 3


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Everything But the Posts

Everything But the Posts Tips, Advice, and Templates From a Blogger Who Has Been in Your Shoes by Ludlum, Becca

Endorsed by New York Times Bestselling Author Jon Acuff and Top Blogger Kim Demmon of Today's Creative Blog, Everything But the Posts is a resource for new and veteran bloggers alike.  Jumpstart your blog:  • Design your blog to attract readers  • Choose the right blog name and avoid rebranding down the road  • Create a community of bloggers through comments, linkups, and social media  • Write content that goes viral  • Reach out to brands you’d like to work with  • Set fair rates for your work  • Tips for giveaways and reviews  • Attend conferences through brand sponsorships  • Create a media kit  Every day new blogs are started. People sign up for accounts, they begin posting their ideas and stories, and then… well, they get stuck. They need more readers and better ways to share content. They need to find a network of other bloggers they can bounce ideas off of.  Based on her years of experience as a mentor to new bloggers, Becca Ludlum looks over your shoulder and answers the questions you haven’t asked yet. She gives you tips about setting up your blog, connecting with others in the blogging community, and making a few dollars in the process–Becca’s giving you everything but the posts. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to use the templates she provides to pitch brands for reviews or conference sponsorships and even create your own media kit to present with your pitch. If you have questions, Becca is just a status update away in the Everything But the Posts Facebook group, which you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of after purchasing this book.  It’s time to get started! In no time you will have the design, knowledge, and support you need to create an amazing blog or kickstart your existing one. Let Becca help you improve every aspect of your blog!  Well, everything but the posts.


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Refactoring: Ruby Edition

Refactoring: Ruby Edition by Jay Fields, Shane Harvie, Martin Fowler & Kent Beck

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. The Definitive Refactoring Guide, Fully Revamped for Ruby With refactoring, programmers can transform even the most chaotic software into well-designed systems that are far easier to evolve and maintain. What’s more, they can do it one step at a time, through a series of simple, proven steps. Now, there’s an authoritative and extensively updated version of Martin Fowler’s classic refactoring book that utilizes Ruby examples and idioms throughout–not code adapted from Java or any other environment. The authors introduce a detailed catalog of more than 70 proven Ruby refactorings, with specific guidance on when to apply each of them, step-by-step instructions for using them, and example code illustrating how they work. Many of the authors’ refactorings use powerful Ruby-specific features, and all code samples are available for download. Leveraging Fowler’s original concepts, the authors show how to perform refactoring in a controlled, efficient, incremental manner, so you methodically improve your code’s structure without introducing new bugs. Whatever your role in writing or maintaining Ruby code, this book will be an indispensable resource. This book will help you •    Understand the core principles of refactoring and the reasons for doing it •    Recognize “bad smells” in your Ruby code •    Rework bad designs into well-designed code, one step at a time •    Build tests to make sure your refactorings work properly •    Understand the challenges of refactoring and how they can be overcome •    Compose methods to package code properly •    Move features between objects to place responsibilities where they fit best •    Organize data to make it easier to work with •    Simplify conditional expressions and make more effective use of polymorphism •    Create interfaces that are easier to understand and use •    Generalize more effectively •    Perform larger refactorings that transform entire software systems and may take months or years •    Successfully refactor Ruby on Rails code


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Practical C++ Programming

Practical C++ Programming Programming Style Guidelines by Steve Oualline

C++ is a powerful, highly flexible, and adaptable programming language that allows software engineers to organize and process information quickly and effectively. But this high-level language is relatively difficult to master, even if you already know the C programming language.The 2nd edition of Practical C++ Programming is a complete introduction to the C++ language for programmers who are learning C++. Reflecting the latest changes to the C++ standard, this 2nd edition takes a useful down-to-earth approach, placing a strong emphasis on how to design clean, elegant code.In short, to-the-point chapters, all aspects of programming are covered including style, software engineering, programming design, object-oriented design, and debugging. It also covers common mistakes and how to find (and avoid) them. End of chapter exercises help you ensure you've mastered the material.Practical C++ Programming thoroughly covers: C++ SyntaxCoding standards and styleCreation and use of object classesTemplatesDebugging and optimizationUse of the C++ preprocessorFile input/outputSteve Oualline's clear, easy-going writing style and hands-on approach to learning make Practical C++ Programming a nearly painless way to master this complex but powerful programming language.


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Islam: The Religion and the People

Islam: The Religion and the People by Bernard Ellis Lewis & Buntzie Ellis Churchill

This is the eBook version of the printed book. Praise for Bernard Lewis "For newcomers to the subject[el]Bernard Lewis is the man." TIME Magazine “The doyen of Middle Eastern studies." The New York Times “No one writes about Muslim history with greater authority, or intelligence, or literary charm.” British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper “Bernard Lewis has no living rival in his field.” Al Ahram , Cairo (the most influential Arab world newspaper) "When it comes to Islamic studies, Bernard Lewis is the father of us all. With brilliance, integrity, and extraordinary mastery of languages and sources, he has led the way for[el]investigators seeking to understand the Muslim world." National Review "Bernard Lewis combines profound depth of scholarship with encyclopedic knowledge of the Middle East and, above all, readability." Daily Telegraph (London) "Lewis speaks with authority in prose marked by lucidity, elegance, wit and force." Newsday (New York) "Lewis' style is lucid, his approach, objective." Philadelphia Inquirer "Lewis writes with unsurpassed erudition and grace." Washington Times An objective, easy-to-read introduction to Islam by Bernard Lewis, one of the West’s leading experts on Islam For many people, Islam remains a mystery. Here Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill examine Islam: what its adherents believe and how their religion has shaped them, their rich and diverse cultures, and their politics over more than 14 centuries. Considered one of the West’s leading experts on Islam, Lewis, with Churchill, has written an illuminating introduction for those who want to understand the faith and the global challenges it confronts and presents. Whatever your political, personal, or religious views, this book will help you understand Islam’s reality. Lewis and Churchill answer questions such as... • How does Islam differ from Judaism and Christianity? • What are the pillars of the Islamic faith? • What does Islam really say about peace and jihad? • How does the faith regard non-Muslims? • What are the differences between Sunni and Shi’a? • What does Islam teach about the position of women in society? • What does Islam say about free enterprise and profit? • What caused the rise of radical Islam? • What are the problems facing Muslims in the U.S. and Europe and what are the challenges posed by those minorities?


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Tips & Tricks for Apple Devices: Fixed Layout Version

Tips & Tricks for Apple Devices: Fixed Layout Version A Stu It Yourself Guide by Stu Parker

300+ Tips & Tricks for all of your Apple Devices to save battery life, storage space, and most importantly your time and sanity! Up to date with iOS 12, OS X Mojave & Watch OS 5. 

This is the first guide in the Stu It Yourself series by myself Stu Parker! I've been a Developer for Apple products since the time of iOS 4 and an Apple fan for many years and wanted a way to pass along my knowledge without overwhelming people after helping them face to face with their particular device questions. Read the guide front to back or just pick one item at a time to learn from the Table of Contents with easy to follow steps and images. 
Did you know you can move the cursor on your iPhone by doing a hard press (3D Touch) or tapping and holding on the spacebar and then swiping around? 

Did you know your iPad can run two apps side by side, with a third in a slide over panel, and a movie or FaceTime call in a Picture in Picture window all at the same time? 

How about that your iPhone can unlock your Watch and your Watch can unlock your Mac? 

Or that you can start a task on any of your Apple devices and pick up right where you left off on another device? 

If you knew all of those then I am very impressed but I would still be willing to bet that in this guide you will learn dozens of new tips and tricks for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch, and Mac that will enable you to spend less time on your device and more time on your life.

Fixed Layout Version, compare to the Reflowable Layout Version sample to determine which you prefer. Reflowable is better for small devices and will look good on larger devices as well but not as pristine as the Fixed Layout version which is closer to a textbook format with inline images.


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Machining For Dummies

Machining For Dummies by Kip Hanson

Start a successful career in machining Metalworking is an exciting field that's currently experiencing a shortage of qualified machinists—and there's no time like the present to capitalize on the recent surge in manufacturing and production opportunities. Covering everything from lathe operation to actual CNC programming, Machining For Dummies provides you with everything it takes to make a career for yourself as a skilled machinist. Written by an expert offering real-world advice based on experience in the industry, this hands-on guide begins with basic topics like tools, work holding, and ancillary equipment, then goes into drilling, milling, turning, and other necessary metalworking processes. You'll also learn about robotics and new developments in machining technology that are driving the future of manufacturing and the machining market. Be profitable in today's competitive manufacturing environment Set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machines Produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools Become a part of an industry that's experiencing steady growth Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and this no-nonsense guide will provide you with valuable information to help you get a foot in the door as a machinist.


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Nginx HTTP Server - Fourth Edition

Nginx HTTP Server - Fourth Edition Harness the power of Nginx to make the most of your infrastructure and serve pages faster than ever before by Martin Fjordvald & Clement Nedelcu

Make the most of your infrastructure and serve pages faster than ever with Nginx. About This Book • Discover possible interactions between Nginx and Apache to get the best of both worlds • Learn to exploit the features offered by Nginx for your web applications • Get your hands on the most updated version of Nginx (1.13.2) to support all your web administration requirements Who This Book Is For This book is a perfect match to web administrators who are interested in solutions to optimize their infrastructure. Whether you are looking into replacing your existing web server software or integrating a new tool to cooperate with applications that are already up and running, this book is your ideal resource. What You Will Learn • Download and install Nginx on your system • Prepare a basic configuration and test your initial setup • Discover the core functionality of the HTTP module • Make the most of first- and third-party Nginx modules • Set up Nginx to work with PHP, Python, and other applications • Learn how to set up Nginx to work with Apache • Fully replace Apache with Nginx • Optimize your architecture with threads or load balancing • Identify errors in configuration and learn basic troubleshooting techniques • Consult the exhaustive directive and module index for reference In Detail Nginx is a lightweight HTTP server designed for high-traffic websites, with network scalability as the primary objective. With the advent of high-speed internet access, short loading times and fast transfer rates have become a necessity. This book is a detailed guide to setting up Nginx in ways that correspond to actual production situations: as a standalone server, as a reverse proxy, interacting with applications via FastCGI, and more. In addition, this complete direct reference will be indispensable at all stages of the configuration and maintenance processes. This book mainly targets the most recent version of Nginx (1.13.2) and focuses on all the new additions and improvements, such as support for HTTP/2, improved dynamic modules, security enhancements, and support for multiple SSL certificates. This book is the perfect companion for both Nginx beginners and experienced administrators. For beginners, it will take you through the complete process of setting up this lightweight HTTP server on your system and configuring its various modules so that it does exactly what you need quickly and securely. For more experienced administrators, this book provides different approaches that can help you make the most of your current infrastructure. Nginx can be employed in many situations, whether you are looking to construct an entirely new web-serving architecture or simply want to integrate an efficient tool to optimize your site loading speeds. Style and approach This book aims to serve as a handy reference of all Nginx first-party modules and directives, allowing the reader to develop their own web configuration more efficiently.


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Design Thinking

Design Thinking The Key to Enterprise Agility, Innovation, and Sustainability by David West & Rebecca Rikner

This is a book for Business, IT, and Design professionals responsible for assisting their organizations in the adoption and leveraging a design approach for innovation strategy and organizational transformation. The influence and scope of Design Thinking is expandingrapidly. Numerous organizations are appointing Chief Design Officers (CDO) to lead innovation efforts and effect internal “design cultures.” Corporations like SAP, PepsiCo, and Microsoft are using design thinking to transform their feature-centric development cultures into user-centric ones. Accenture and McKinsey, among other global business consultancies have established design agencies to serve growing customer needs. Successful startups like AirBnB are establishing organizational cultures grounded in Design Thinking. Design Thinking is an essential foundation for organizations dedicated to goals of innovation, adaptability, agility, and sustainability. This book presents Design Thinking as a worldview that supports alternative ways of thinking about complex problems and their solution. Origins and applications of this worldview are provided in order to ensure a solid foundation for understanding and leveraging Design Thinking. The second part of the book presents practical perspectives, principles, concepts, practices, and evaluation techniques in the form of 23 patterns. Each pattern is a focused discussion of one aspect of Design Thinking. The patterns are intended to supply tools to provide the means to accomplish organizational design objectives.


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Calm the world three

Calm the world three by Berton Noah

Every day there are countless caravans where passengers stay and rest. Correspondingly, where there are a large number of businessmen and tourists, there will always be countless horse thieves staring at them.


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Parametric Modeling with SOLIDWORKS 2018

Parametric Modeling with SOLIDWORKS 2018 by Paul J. Schilling

• Teaches you SOLIDWORKS 2018 and parametric modeling with hands on tutorials  • Also covers sheet metal, SimulationXpress, basic motion analysis, collision detection and more  • Prepares you to take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam  • Includes a chapter introducing you to 3D printing  Parametric Modeling with SOLIDWORKS 2018 contains a series of seventeen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce SOLIDWORKS 2018, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces SOLIDWORKS 2018 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and motion analysis. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also covers some of the more advanced features of SOLIDWORKS 2018, including how to use the SOLIDWORKS Design Library, basic motion analysis, collision detection and analysis with SimulationXpress. The exercises in this book cover the performance tasks that are included on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Examination. Reference guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs. Table of Contents       Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam Overview  1.   Introduction - Getting started  2.   Parametric Modeling Fundamentals  3.   Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts  4.   Feature Design Tree  5.   Geometric Relations Fundamentals  6.   Geometric Construction Tools  7.   Parent Child Relationships and the BORN Technique  8.   Part Drawings and Associative Functionality  9.   Reference Geometry and Auxiliary Views  10. Introduction to 3D Printing  11. Symmetrical Features in Designs  12. Advanced 3D Construction Tools  13. Sheet Metal Designs  14. Assembly Modeling - Putting it all Together  15. Design Library and Basic Motion Study  16. Design Analysis with SimulationXpress  17. CSWA Exam Preparation        Index


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Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and Video Instruction

Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and Video Instruction A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling by David C. Planchard CSWP

• A comprehensive introduction to SOLIDWORKS using tutorial style, step-by-step instructions  • Comes with embedded training videos demonstrating all the basic tools needed to start using SOLIDWORKS  • Designed for beginning or intermediate SOLIDWORKS users  • Learn to create parts and assemblies using machined, plastic and sheet metal components  • Also covers Simulation, Sustainability, Intelligent Modeling techniques and 3D Printing  • This edition features a new bonus chapter on the CSWA exam and an expanded section on 3D printing  Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2018 and Video Instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user featuring machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. The book is divided into five sections with 11 projects. Project 1 - Project 6: Explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. Additional techniques include the edit and reuse of features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, configurations, SOLIDWORKS 3D ContentCentral and the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. Project 7: Understand Top-Down assembly modeling and Sheet Metal parts. Develop components In-Context with InPlace Mates, along with the ability to import parts using the Top-Down assembly method. Convert a solid part into a Sheet Metal part and insert and apply various Sheet Metal features. Project 8 - Project 9: Recognize SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Understand a general overview of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the type of questions that are on the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) exam. Apply design intent and intelligent modeling techniques in a sketch, feature, part, plane, assembly and drawing. Project 10: Comprehend the differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing. Understand 3D printer terminology along with a working knowledge of preparing, saving, and printing CAD models on a low cost printer. Project 11: Review the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) program. Understand the curriculum and categories of the CSWA exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take the exam. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model. New in the 2018 Edition A new bonus chapter on the CSWA - Mechanical Design exam has been added to the book. Chapter 10 on additive manufacturing was updated with new vendor and technology changes.  Video Tutorials The embedded videos cover the following topics: • Start a SOLIDWORKS 2018 session  • Understand the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Interface  • Create 2D Sketching, Sketch Planes and use Sketch tools  • Create 3D Features and apply Design Intent  • Create an Assembly  • Create fundamental Drawings Part 1 & Part 2  Table of Contents       Introduction  1.   Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface  2.   Fundamentals of Part Modeling  3.   Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling  4.   Fundamentals of Drawing  5.   Extrude and Revolve Features  6.   Swept, Lofted and Additional Features  7.   Top Down Assembly Modeling and Sheet Metal Parts  8.   SOLIDWORKS Simulation  9.   Intelligent Modeling Techniques  10. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing  11. Introduction to the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) Exam        Appendix        Glossary        Index


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Descubriendo Shortcuts para iOS

Descubriendo Shortcuts para iOS by Frank Liñan García, Rafael Antonio Roa Hernández & Jose Ruiz Gutierrez

Desde la primera versión de Workflow hasta que Apple la adquirió para convertirse en Shortcuts (Atajos) esta aplicación se ha convertido en una herramienta indispensable para la automatización y resolución de tareas sencillas e incluso complejas del día a día. Descubre Shortcuts desde el principio, sin necesidad de conocimientos previos serás guiado hasta una comprensión total de la app. Así mismo aprenderás nociones de otras tecnologías afines a Shortcuts que te permitirán exprimir al máximo las posibilidades que tiene esta aplicación Por fin un libro con el que perderle el miedo a Shorcuts. Súper bien explicado, con ejemplos sencillos que hacen el aprendizaje ameno. Gracias a él podremos sacarle el máximo partido a nuestros iPhone y a iOS. Marc Alonso ¿Escuchar la radio en el HomePod? ¿Dictar a tu iPhone la lista de la compra? ¿Encender el Apple TV desde tu HomePod? Las posibilidades son infinitas, y con el nuevo libro “Descubriendo Shortcuts” que acaba de lanzarse en iBooks y Amazon, lo tendrás mucho más fácil. Luis Padilla


Mastering Apple iPhone - iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 Plus, and IOS 12 Ultimate User Guide - Adidas Wilson Cover Art

Mastering Apple iPhone - iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8 Plus, and IOS 12 Ultimate User Guide by Adidas Wilson

Apple's iOS 12 for iPads and iPhones offers many performance enhancements along with new protections for your security and privacy. iOS 12 Compatibility iOS 12 is available to for all devices that are supported by iOS 11; that is, all 64-bit iOS devices from 2013 to the latest. iOS 12 Automatic Updates Once you enable automatic updates on iOS 12, your device will be updating automatically as soon as a new version is released. iOS 12 and iPad Gesture navigation and the status bar layout have been imported from iPhone X. Performance has been improved and even older iPads can now launch faster and work more smoothly. Memos and Apple's Stocks have also been introduced. iOS 12 aims at making iPad and iPhone more responsive and faster on the current generation of iOS devices as well as older ones. iOS 12 also comes with a new solution for memory. People are expecting Apple to release phones in 2019 so their customers can continue to have a wide range of options. In 2018, they released the iPhone XS (5.8 inches), the iPhone XR (6.1 inches) and the iPhone XS Max (6.5 inches). You can get the XR for $749+ and the XS iPhones for $999+. This trend is expected to continue in 2019. According to rumors, you may see 6.5 and 5.8-inch OLED phones and probably a 6.1-inch LCD one. It is hard to guess what the new iPhones will be named but iPhone 11 or iPhone XI are huge possibilities. People started speculating about the 2019 iPhones even before Apple announced the XR and the XS. A few details about the new phones are out.


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Agile Project Management Methodology for Beginners: Scrum Project Management for Beginners by Andy Webb

The older rigid traditional models of delivering changes has been replaced with an agile way of delivering changes. The world of apps, and internet driven economy means that any change has to be delivered almost overnight with no scope for delays and the consumer wants things almost immediately.Agile provides that project management methodology to help you get the results immediately. Written for beginners, this book explains Agile concepts using the Scrum approach and fits them together into a cohesive framework. Instead of merely defining terms, it presents Agile as a living, dynamic system for stripping away the frills and getting back to basics while managing projects. The first half of the book explains the Agile Manifesto in detail, both in theory and practice. The second half of the book gives detailed explanations for applying Scrum, which is an Agile method known for its simplicity and ease of implementation. Small startups and entrepreneurs will find practical advice, encouragement, and inspiration in this book, while development teams in larger companies will appreciate its clear, concise explanation of how the pieces of the Agile puzzle fit together.


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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.


CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902) - Mike Meyers Cover Art

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902)

CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition (Exams 220-901 & 220-902) by Mike Meyers

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


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Logic Pro X - The Details

Logic Pro X - The Details A New Type of Manual - The Visual Approach by Edgar Rothermich

Logic Pro X - The Details "  is the follow-up book of " Logic Pro X - How It Works ". It explains all the remaining features in Logic Pro X with the same style by using rich illustrations and diagrams that are not found in any other manual. This is the first time that even beginners and intermediate Logic users can explore the more advanced features in Logic due to that easy to understand, visual approach of this manual. The Logic books in the "Graphically Enhanced Manuals (GEM)" series are the only ones available as interactive multi-touch eBooks. On 1527 pages, the author explains the app in great detail with additional background information that is often required to fully understand specific features.  Many of the information regarding the functionality of Logic Pro X is found neither in the official documentation nor anywhere else. Logic Pro X is a very deep and sometimes complex application that users (beginners and pros alike) often struggle with. This is where the unique approach of the Graphically Enhanced Manuals series comes in. 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 includes a 600 term Glossary that is linked throughout the content of the book. Table of Contents: 1 - Introduction :  2 - Workflow : The most important and most underrated topic when using Logic is how to use it efficiently.  That's why I start the book with that chapter.  3 - Advanced Editing : To really become a Logic "Pro-user", you need all the available editing tools on your Logic tool belt.  4 - Flex Introduction : Finally, Audio Regions have the same freedom when it comes to editing as their MIDI Region counterparts.  5 - Flex Time : No time restrictions for Audio Regions anymore. No matter what tempo an audio file was recorded in, you can change it and even quantize it.  6 - Flex Pitch : If you ever wanted to change the pitch information in Audio Regions but couldn't afford the Melodyne app or couldn't (under-)stand it, then Logic has the easiest to use tool for you.  7 - Browsers : The three Browsers in Logic don't get the same respect from their users. Either they frown upon Apple Loops or don't know what to do with the Media Browser in the first - now you will.  8 - Audio File Management : The problem with having a lot of stuff is how to manage that stuff. This is also true for all the Logic related files. You better learn how to manage them before you start to lose them.  9 - Advanced Audio : There is much more to Audio in Logic that meets the eyes. I dive into all those pro features Logic has to offer to show you what is going on under the hood.  10 - Advanced MIDI : You can also advance your knowledge about the MIDI features in Logic, in addition to its audio features.  11 - Automation : Automation is such big topic, I had to split it into two chapters. The first part covers Track Automation, the main automation mode that gets you started.  12 - Automation (advanced) : There is Track Automation, Region Automation, MIDI Draw, Trim Mode, Absolute Mode, Relative Mode, to name just a few. Ready to become an expert on all of that?  13 - Music Notation : There are applications just for music notation. With Logic, that is included. No matter if you want to print out a single melody or an entire orchestral score - you can do it.  14 - Tempo & Time : Tempo and Time seems to be easy topics on the outside. But be warned, this chapter goes deep, where no other manual has gone before.  15 - Working to Picture : Logic is the best and most popular DAW when it comes to scoring to picture. Learn all the stuff you need to know - to do exactly that.  16 - Synchronization : If you made it through the Tempo & Time chapter, then this one is the right chapter for you with lots of information beyond Logic.  17 - The Environment : The scariest place in Logic, sending shivers down the spine of most Logic users - unless you know your way around ... then all of a sudden it becomes the most powerful place in Logic.  18 - Surround Sound : If two speakers are not enough to do your Project good, then it's time to move up to the world of Surround Sound.  19 - Control Surfaces : Logic will also surrender to outside powers. Learn how to use and setup those devices, no matter if it is just a single Mod Wheel or a fully equipped Control Surface.  19 - Gobbler and Connect : This is not a new cop show on CBS. Starting with version 10.2, Logic has integrated support for Gobbler and Apple Music Connect, two services that let you collaborate with other Logic users and share your work with others. This is the 10th book in the bestselling series "Graphically Enhanced Manuals". Readers love this unique 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..." - freeform "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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Prediction Machines

Prediction Machines The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay 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.


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Pricing Design

Pricing Design by Dan Mall

Pricing projects can feel tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Dan Mall explains how to earn more, by understanding what goes into a price (and why hourly rates don’t work) and what your clients really want—and are willing to pay for. Learn the right questions to ask and when, and ways to turn client requirements into numbers, with a real-world example from Dan’s agency. Whether you’re running a shop or going solo, this is a book you can’t afford to miss. WHAT ARE A BOOK APART BRIEFS? Briefs are ebook-only guides to essential fundamentals, of-the-moment techniques, or deep nerdery on a single aspect of a topic. Whatever the book, you’re only a quick break away from learning vital, practical know-how.


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Social Media Marketing in 2018

Social Media Marketing in 2018 Learn Strategies on How to Use FaceBook, YouTube, Instagram & Twitter to Grow Your Following, Build Brand Awareness and Drive Traffic to Your Business. by R.M. Lewis

Learn How Thousands of People Make a Living from Social Media Marketing! There are plenty of books on this subject of social media marketing, however, only few of them are actually useful. This book was made to ensure it is full of as much useful information as possible, whether you're a beginner, advanced, or even expert on social media marketing In This Book You'll Learn: - How to Market on Facebook - How to Market on YouTube - How to Market on Twitter - How to Market on Instagram - How to Differentiate Yourself from Your Competition - How to Brand Yourself – The Right Way - How to Find the Perfect Customers for Your Business - How to Expand Your Business Internationally - And much, much more! This book will discuss the right way to make the best social media tools work for you so that you will be able to grow your business as well as your brand! There are many things that you can do to market yourself online. However, you need to do it in a smart way without leaving any penny without a proper return on investment. Whether you're on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – you need to know how to attract customers that will be able to get the majority of the information that they need right from your social media business page. This Book Is for You If: - You have an offline business and want to expand online - You're new to social media marketing and want to have the smoothest start - You have an online business and want to grow your revenue - You are looking for ways to attract more fans, customers and audience to your brand - You're a musician, entrepreneur, CEO, marketer, or just somebody that needs guidance on social media marketing – This book is for you! So Scroll Up, Click The Buy Button, and Start Growing Your Business Right Now!


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CompTIA Network+ Study Guide

CompTIA Network+ Study Guide Exam N10-007 by Todd Lammle

Todd Lammle's bestselling CompTIA Network+ Study Guide for the N10-007 exam!   CompTIA's Network+ certification tells the world you have the skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot today's basic networking hardware peripherals and protocols. First, however, you have to pass the exam! This detailed CompTIA Authorized study guide by networking guru Todd Lammle has everything you need to prepare for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-007. Todd covers all exam objectives, explains key topics, offers plenty of practical examples, and draws upon his own invaluable 30 years of networking experience to help you learn. The Study Guide prepares you for Exam N10-007, the new CompTIA Network+ Exam:  •   Covers all exam objectives including network technologies, network installation and configuration, network media and topologies, security, and much more •    Includes practical examples review questions, as well as access to practice exams and flashcards to reinforce learning •    Networking guru and expert author Todd Lammle offers valuable insights and tips drawn from real-world experience  Plus, receive one year of FREE access to a robust set of online interactive learning tools, including hundreds of sample practice questions, a pre-assessment test, bonus practice exams, and over 100 electronic flashcards. Prepare for the exam and enhance your career—starting now! 


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The Ridiculously Simple Guide to MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

The Ridiculously Simple Guide to MacBook Pro With Touch Bar A Practical Guide to Getting Started With the Next Generation of MacBook Pro and MacOS Mojave (Version 10.14) by Brian Norman

MacBook Pro is like every other MacBook except for two key differences. One: Power. Two: Touch Bar. If you have purchased the notebook or are just curious about seeing more about what Mac OS can do for you, then you’ll see it in this book. This book is intended for people who want to get started quickly with the MacBook Pro (this book can also help you with other non-Pro MacBooks and iMacs—the only difference is a section on Touch Bar). For that reason, it’s not as comprehensive as other guides. If you want to know about some feature buried deep under the hood that you’ll never use, then there are other books for you--I’m sure they’ll make good doorstops when you finish. If you just want a simple guide that tells you what you need to know, so you can use your computer already, then this book is for you. If you're new to Mac--perhaps switching over from Windows, then this book will help you figure out all the similarities and differences; because so many people come to Mac from Windows, this book is written in a way to help with that transition. I purposely have done my best to make this handbook a little more casual and fun then what you expect from most Mac OS manuals. Mac OS is an operating system, and any guide you read should be an equally fun read. Each chapter starts with bullet points on what will be covered, so if something you already know, you can skip right ahead; if you only need to know how to use new features, the book is also formatted in a way that these stand out. Are you ready to start enjoying the new MacBook Pro? Then let’s get started!


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Glow Kids

Glow Kids How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - and How to Break the Trance by Nicholas Kardaras

We’ve all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses—and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces—the Glow Kids—are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids—a form of interactive educational tool. Don’t believe it. In Glow Kids , Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology—more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity—has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain’s pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person’s developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can. Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.


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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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C++ An Introductory Guide For Beginners by Francis John Thottungal

C++ an introductory guide for beginners, simplifies the concept of programming using the C++ language with no requirement to have ever programmed before in any other language. It uses simple examples to illustrate the basic concepts behind C++ programming with supporting brief explanations. The guide also introduces the important features that make C++ an object oriented programming language making it easier for moving on to intermediate and advanced level programming in C++.


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Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How It Works

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How It Works A Different Type of Manual - The Visual Approach by Edgar Rothermich

" Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How It Works " explains the new version of Final Cut Pro X (version 10.4.3) in great details with lots of graphics and diagrams that are not found in any other publication or any videos. This is a completely revised and extended version of the previous best-selling books "Final Cut Pro X - How it Works" and "Final Cut Pro X - The Details" with in-depth explanations of all the new features like Roles and Lanes, Captions, 360° Video, plus unique illustrations on how metadata-based audio works in Final Cut Pro.  Unlike the previous two books, "Final Cut Pro X - How it Works" and "Final Cut Pro X - The Details", this new book, "Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How it Works", covers the entire content of Final Cut Pro X on 1008 pages.  This book provides not only the easiest and fastest way to learn Final Cut Pro X, the user will also understand its unique concepts and functionality. In addition, the 400-word Glossary, hyperlinked throughout the book, allows you to read the book regardless of your level of experience. "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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The Apple Home

The Apple Home Master your home entertainment with an Apple TV, AirPlay, speakers, and more by Macworld Editors

Today, every hardware device we own, from our phones to our Macs, can play audio and video. If yours is an Apple household, reliant primarily on Apple hardware, you’re in luck: Those devices most likely support a technology called AirPlay that makes sharing audio and video among devices around the house relatively simple. Let Macworld's editors show you how to set up AirPlay for your devices and for a Mac mini media server. We’ll also recommend some AirPlay speakers and walk you through the process of selecting the right video-streaming service. And if you're interested in cutting your cable, we offer some great ways to make the Apple TV work for you.


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Hacking For Dummies

Hacking For Dummies by Kevin Beaver

Learn to hack your own system to protect against malicious attacks from outside Is hacking something left up to the bad guys? Certainly not! Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your system to better protect your network against malicious attacks. This revised text helps you recognize any vulnerabilities that are lurking in your system, allowing you to fix them before someone else finds them. Penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and other aspects of ethical hacking are covered in this book, including Windows 10 hacks, Linux hacks, web application hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and mobile computing hacks. Additionally, you have access to free testing tools and an appendix detailing valuable tools and resources. Ethical hacking entails thinking like the bad guys to identify any vulnerabilities that they might find in your system—and fixing them before they do. Also called penetration testing, ethical hacking is essential to keeping your system, and all of its data, secure. Understanding how to perform effective ethical hacking can improve the safety of your network. Defend your system—and all of the data it holds—against the latest Windows 10 and Linux hacks Develop an effective ethical hacking plan that keeps your system safe Protect your web applications, databases, laptops, and smartphones by going beyond simple hacking strategies Leverage the latest testing tools and techniques when using ethical hacking to keep your system secure Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your own system to protect it—and it will become your go-to reference when ethical hacking is on your to-do list.


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Apple Iphone Xs and Xs Max: Made Easy

Apple Iphone Xs and Xs Max: Made Easy by Mark Dascano

The Iphone Xs and Xs Max are the newest smartphones that have been made by Apple Inc. This is the 12th generation of smartphone of the iPhone brand that have succeeded the iPhone X. They were originally announced to the public in September 2018 along the cheaper iPhone XR. The XS Max if the first plus sized iPhone that comes in the new bezel free form factor. The previous model iPhone X did not have a larger variant but when these versions were released the X was discontinued. The iPhone X version had the shortest shelf life of any a flagship device for all the iPhones that have been made. This eBook will look at the features and functions of the Iphone Xs and Xs Max, so the reader can be educated to what the device can do.

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