New Arrivals · Computers & Software

June 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fusion 360 for makers : design your own digital models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication

June 14, 2018
Cline, Lydia Sloan, author.
286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Part I: Understanding Fusion 360 -- Chapter 1: The Fusion 360 Interface -- Chapter 2: Sketching -- Chapter 3: Making Models: The Create Menu -- Chapter 4: Editing Models: The Modify Menu -- Chapter 5: Best Practices and Netfabb for Fusion -- Part II: Make Some Stuff -- Chapter 6: Emoji Wall Art -- Chapter 7: Two Chairs and a Vase -- Chapter 8: Fidget Spinner -- Chapter 9: Gears -- Chapter 10: Car Phone Mount Assembly -- Chapter 11: 2D Layout -- Chapter 12: Slicer for Fusion -- Chapter 13: The CAM Workspace.

Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space

June 14, 2018
Jackson, Libby, 1981- author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today--including Hidden Figure's Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space. When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of "one small step for man." But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it--astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists--are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind's quest to reach the stars. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the "colored computers" behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.

Never lost again : the Google mapping revolution that sparked new industries and augmented our reality

June 8, 2018
Kilday, Bill, author.
xvi, 347 pages ; 24 cm
WHERE ARE WE GOING?: THE START-UP YEARS. The Superman thing -- Powers of ten -- The green folder -- Out of gas -- Situation room -- Behind the curtain -- Series B or Series G? -- RECALCULATING: THE GOOGLE YEARS. Feeling lucky -- Table for 33 -- A friendly wager in Building 41 -- Launching Google Maps mania -- Sparking a new industry -- Hello, Google Earth -- Dashboard for the planet -- You: a blue dot -- Okay , Google, where am I? -- Street cred -- 4,000 lattes -- Google's new eye in the sky -- Project Ground Truth -- Moonshot complete. Now on to Mars -- Epilogue: Did you get one?
"Never Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology--the "overnight success twenty years in the making." Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech's development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon GO. He takes us back to the beginning to Keyhole--a cash-strapped startup mapping company started by a small-town Texas boy named John Hanke, that nearly folded when the tech bubble burst. While a contract with the CIA kept them afloat, the company's big break came with the first invasion of Iraq; CNN used their technology to cover the war and made it famous. Then Google came on the scene, buying the company and relaunching the software as Google Maps and Google Earth. Eventually, Hanke's original company was spun back out of Google, and is now responsible for Pokémon GO and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Kilday, the marketing director for Keyhole and Google Maps, was there from the earliest days, and offers a personal look behind the scenes at the tech and the minds developing it. But this book isn't only a look back at the past; it is also a glimpse of what's to come. Kilday reveals how emerging map-based technologies including virtual reality and driverless cars are going to upend our lives once again. Never Lost Again shows us how our worldview changed dramatically as a result of vision, imagination, and implementation. It's a crazy story. And it all started with a really good map."

Windows 10 for dummies

June 8, 2018
Rathbone, Andy, author.
xii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Windows 10 stuff everybody thinks you already know. What is Windows 10? ; Starting with the start menu ; The traditional desktop ; Basic desktop window mechanics ; Storage: internal, external, and in the cloud -- Working with programs, apps, and files. Playing with programs, apps, and documents ; Finding the lost ; Printing and scanning your work -- Getting things done on the internet. Cruising the web ; Being social: mail, people, and calendar ; Safe computing -- Customizing and upgrading Windows 10. Customizing settings in Windows ; Keeping Windows from breaking ; Sharing one computer with several people ; Connecting computers with a network -- Music, photos, and movies. Playing and copying music ; Fiddling with photos (and videos) -- Help!. The case of the broken window ; Strange messages: what you did does not compute ; Moving from an old PC to a new Windows 10 PC ; Help on the Windows help system -- The part of tens. Ten things you'll hate about Windows 10 (and how to fix them) ; Ten or so tips for tablet and laptop owners.
A guide to the latest release of the Windows operating system covers its updated features, applications, hardware requirements, customization, and troubleshooting.

Genealogy research 2017 edition : how to organize the notes, papers, documents, emails, scans, computer files, and photographs for family research

June 7, 2018
Kalten, D. M., (author)
x, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Dedication -- Introduction -- Chapter 1, Simply put -- Chapter 2, Simple tools needed -- Chapter 3, Where to begin with papers -- Chapter 4, Organizing the computer -- Chapter 5, What genealogy program -- Chapter 6, Entering manila folder holdings -- Chapter 7, Emails with information -- Chapter 8, Summaries: How to and why -- Chapter 9, Census and other visuals -- Chapter 10, Photographs -- Chapter 11, Down the road and optional -- Chapter 12, Chapter 12 -- Sources -- Oh My! -- Chapter 13, Closing notes -- A note from the author.
"Designed deliberately as an easy read, the pages in this book will help you get organized with all of your notes, papers, documents, family stories, photographs, computer files and other items that you have, plus as always happens, are still searching for. You have probably realized that all of your holdings have turned into a confusing mess. You will find options for some things and some advice on these pages. What can you do? The answers are within this book. Organization will help elminate errors and that organization may show you some missing facts."--Back cover.

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website

June 1, 2018
Hendrickson, Nancy, 1947- author.
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started with -- Learning the basics -- Using family trees -- Mastering search and the card catalog -- Making the most of census records and voter lists -- Delving into birth, marriage, and death records -- Working with military records -- Using immigration and travel records -- Digging into newspapers, publications, and maps -- Searching stories, memories, and pictures -- Making the most of schools, directories, and church histories -- Using the wills, probates, land, tax and criminal category -- Interpreting your DNA results -- Connecting with others -- Applying DNA to your research -- Collaborating with other users -- Branching out with and fold3.
Discover the secrets to success! This book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use's search engines. A new section on Ancestry DNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster; Details on each of's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them; Tips for creating and managing your family tree on, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site; Timesaving tricks to maximize your experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), Ancestry DNA, and the mobile app. Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime subscriber, this book will turn you into an power user!

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the world's largest free genealogy website

May 29, 2018
McCullough, Dana, author.
239 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started -- The FamilySearch family tree -- Searching and browsing historical records -- Searching genealogies, the catalog, and books -- US census records -- US vital records -- US immigration and naturalization records -- US military records -- US probate and court records -- European records -- Global records -- More historical records -- Appendix A. The FamilySearch wiki -- Appendix B. FamilySearch indexing projects -- Appendix C. Research worksheets.
Discover your ancestry on, the world's largest free genealogy website. This in-depth user guide shows you how to find your family in the site's databases of more than 3.5 billion names and millions of digitized historical records spanning the globe. Learn how to maximize all of's research tools including hard-to-find features to extend your family tree in America and the old country.

Magical girl raising project

May 25, 2018
Endou, Asari, author.
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2016 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.
What started as a beautiful dream has become a bloody nightmare. Seven magical girls have been struck down so far-and it only gets worse from here! Wracked with grief over the deaths of her closest friends, Snow White has vowed to quit being a magical girl. But if the fairest maiden of all gives up, who will keep the dream alive? Is all hope lost for N City...?

Master builder Roblox : the essential guide.

May 22, 2018
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Totally unauthorized"--Cover.
What Roblox is -- Where to go play -- All the Roblox games to play -- Making something yourself -- Roblox Studio tabs: home -- Roblox Studio tabs: model -- Roblox Studio tabs: terrain -- Roblox Studio tabs: test -- Roblox Studio tabs: view -- Roblox Studio tabs: plugins -- What to do in your world -- Introducing Lua.
"Master Builder Roblox: The Essential Guide gives users an exciting introduction and jumpstart into the fascinating and dynamic world of Roblox, and helps guide kids toward a fun and fulfilling experience. Main topics include an introduction to the world, a tour of the coolest and most popular games within the game, a quick-start guide on how to build, and an overview of the Roblox Studio Tabs--the toolbox for building content in-game. Along with the essential content to help beginners dive into Roblox like pros, dozens of full-color gameplay photos will help readers navigate the grand world of Roblox and get them mastering and creating their own Roblox worlds and games in no time!"--Page 4 of cover.

Google Apps for littles : believe they can

May 22, 2018
Pinto, Christine.
San Diego, CA : Dave Burgess Consulting, c2018.
xii, 137 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Foreword by Michelle Baldwin -- Empowering Littles -- Ch. 1. Behind the scenes -- Ch. 2. Technology integration with Littles -- Ch. 3. Explore Google Classroom -- Ch. 4. Activities Littles can do -- Ch. 5. Collaborative awesomeness -- Ch. 6. Graphing in Google Sheets -- Ch. 7. Tech Tools to supplor ELA -- Ch. 8. Tech resources to supplort mathematics -- Ch. 9. Personalizing feedback -- Ch. 10. G Suite for teachers -- Conclusion.
Pre-K and elementary school-aged children are naturally curious about the world around them. They love to explore and play, in fact, that's how they learn. That innate drive to discover and willingness to try is also what makes Littles great at embracing new opportunities. In Google Apps for Littles, author-educators Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler encourage teachers to tap into their young students' curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology. The authors share a wealth of innovative ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom to make learning engaging and relevant for even the youngest of today's twenty-first-century learners.

Helping kids with coding

May 18, 2018
McCue, Camille, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with coding. Welcome to (or back to) coding ; Understanding the big ideas ; Figuring out programming languages -- Getting your hands on code. Working with words ; Knowing where you are and where you're going ; Getting fancy with graphics and sound -- There IS math on this test!. Tackling these ever-changing variables ; Computing using math ; Helping with logic operations ; Getting loopy ; Adding lists ; Coding subprograms -- Applying what you know. Fixing problems by debugging ; Creating a webpage ; Building a mobile game ; Programming simple electronics -- The part of tens. Ten do's and don'ts for selecting a kids coding curriculum ; Ten ways to keep the coding learning going.
Offers a practical guide to computer programming geared towards readers who are helping younger learners start coding, providing tips on choosing a coding language, adding sound and graphics, developing a webpage, and building electronics.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC : classroom in a book : the official training workbook from Adobe

May 14, 2018
Evans, John (Technical writer), author.
San Francisco, CA : Adobe Press books are published by Peachpit, [2018]
xi, 404 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. What you need to use this book: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC (2018 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

How to use Evernote for genealogy : a step-by-step guide to organize your research and boost your genealogy productivity

May 9, 2018
Scott, Kerry (Genealogy instructor), author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, [2015]
239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting acquainted with Evernote -- Getting started in Evernote -- Organizing in Evernote -- Finding data in Evernote -- Taking advantage of tags -- Using different types of data -- Sharing and collaborating -- Putting it all together -- Syncing and securing your Evernote data on mobile devices -- Enhancing Evernote with external tools -- Protecting your Evernote files -- Troubleshooting -- Appendix A, Evernote quick reference guide -- Appendix B, Census extraction templates -- Appendix C, Genealogy conference planner -- Appendix D, Research worksheets and templates.
Maximize Your Research Progress! Harness the powerful, timesaving organization features of Evernote's free software and mobile apps to manage your genealogy research. This comprehensive user guide explains how to organize all kinds of genealogy clues--from notes and e-mails to vital records and audio files--so the information is easily searchable, accessible on any device, and automatically backed up in the cloud. Step-by-step instructions show you how to file research materials, analyze research clues, collaborate with cousins, and share your family history.

The truthful art : data, charts, and maps for communication

May 2, 2018
Cairo, Alberto, 1974- author.
xvii, 382 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
"The truthful art explains: the role of infographics and data visualizations play in our daily lives; basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master; how to become a better critical thinker; step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization; how to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps"--Page 4 of cover.
part I. Foundations: What we talk about when we talk about visualization ; The five qualities of great visualizations -- part II. Truthful: The truth continuum ; Of conjectures and uncertainty -- part III. Functional: Basic principles of visualization ; Exploring data with simple charts ; Visualizing distributions ; Revealing change -- Seeing relationships ; Mapping data ; Uncertainty and significance -- part IV. Practice: On creativity and innovation.

Famous immigrant computer scientists

May 2, 2018
Bozzone, Donna M., author.
New York : Enslow, 2018.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Sundar Pichai : the CEO of Google -- Sergey Brin : co-founder of Google -- Pierre Omidyar : founder of eBay -- Lisa Su : game changer -- Jan Koum : WhatsApp.
Computers and technology play central roles in our lives for work, entertainment, communication, and information management. It is difficult to imagine a time without these tools and even harder to envision living without them now. How were these wonderful toys of technology created? Who is developing future innovations? Think of some of the most famous and familiar services and platforms: Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook. Did you know that immigrants such as Sundar Pichai, Jerry Yang, and Jan Kuom, are the creative engines behind these tech juggernauts? This book tells the story of seven of the amazing Americans changing our world.

BDD in action : Behavior-Driven Development for the whole software lifecycle

May 2, 2018
Smart, John Ferguson, author.
Shelter Island, NY : Manning Publications, [2015]
xxix, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
part 1. First steps: Building software that makes a difference ; BDD---the whirlwind tour --part 2. What do I want? Defining requirements using BDD: Understanding the business goals: feature injection and related techniques ; Defining and illustrating features ; From examples to executable specifications ; Automating the scenarios -- part 3. How do I build it? Coding the BDD way: From executab;e specifications to rock-solid automated acceptance test ; Automating acceptance criteria for the UI layer ; Automating acceptance criteria for non-UI requirements -- Bd and unit testing -- part 4. Taking BDD further: Living documentation: reporting and project managen=ment ; BDD in the build process.
Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) encourages teams to use conversation and concrete examples to build up a shared understanding of how an application should work and which features really matter. BDD in Action teaches principles and pratices and shows how to intergrate them into your exsisting development process. No prior experience with BDD is required.


April 30, 2018
Bryant, Shaun C., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2018]
xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with tinkercad -- Creating a simple nameplate for your office -- Building your first skyscraper, in miniature -- Making it happen: 3D printing your designs -- The part of tens.
Find out about basic 3D modeling concepts and how to use Tinkercad to model simple 3D designs and turn them into 3D print.

Photoshop elements 2018 : tips, tricks & shortcuts

April 26, 2018
Vandome, Nick, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Over 1000 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you get the most out of Adobes Photoshop Elements 2018. Photoshop Elements is well established as the premier consumer photo-editing software, and the latest release is Photoshop Elements 2018. This enhances the softwares reputation as a powerful and easy-to-use option for photo-editing, with a range of features for editing and creating photo effects and also a powerful Organizer for managing your photos. Photoshop Elements 2018 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in easy steps not only offers a comprehensive guide to getting up and running with the software, but goes further: providing a wealth of detail in ways to progress to more advanced photo-editing and also find some of the hidden secrets of the software."--Publisher's description.

Beyond bullet points

April 19, 2018
Atkinson, Cliff, author.
xxxii, 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Published with the authorization of Microsoft Corporation by Pearson Education, Inc."--Title page verso.
A theater of persuasion -- Busting the top 3 myths about PowerPoint -- The 5 principles and 10 building blocks of persuasive visual storytelling -- Crafting your story structure -- Anchoring your story in your audience's minds -- Thinking like a storyboard -- The magic of sketching your graphics first -- Getting graphics, quick and easy -- Delivering your visual story -- Present this, not that -- BBP guidelines -- Starting your challenge and desire headlines -- Starting your map headlines.

Linkedin for dummies

April 18, 2018
Elad, Joel, author.
xii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Storytelling with data : a data visualization guide for business professionals

April 13, 2018
Knaflic, Cole Nussbaumer, author.
xiii, 267 pages : illustrations (some color), charts ; 24 cm
The importance of context -- Choosing an effective visual -- Clutter is your enemy! -- Focus your audience's attention -- Think like a designer -- Dissecting model visuals -- Lessons in storytelling -- Pulling it all together -- Case studies -- Final thoughts.
Sometimes it is easy to generate charts and graphs look fine to you, but don't clearly communicate the information that they represent. Knaflic's own knack for clarity will help you sharpen your message when using data in your business presentations.

Searching for your ancestors in historic newspapers

April 5, 2018
Breland, Claudia C.
[Gig Harbor, Wash.] : [The author], ©2014.
278 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Treasures in newsprint -- Free newspaper databases -- Subscription databases -- Libraries and their resources -- Microfilm and interlibrary loan -- State by state listing -- International newspapers.
"Every genealogist needs this book, if they're serious about researching their family history. Family stories of all kinds, not just obituaries, can be found in newspapers. While major metropolitan newspapers are being digitized and placed online, many more are available for viewing on microfilm. Learn about the free newspaper databases, and discover which newspapers are covered in subscription databases. Also included is the first-ever state-by-state listing of libraries and genealogical societies that have indexed local newspapers, along with state digitized collections not found elsewhere, and microfilm collections for each state. Interested in family history? Start your research today!"--Amazon.


April 3, 2018
Abram, Carolyn, author.
xiii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"How did we all keep in touch before Facebook? If you want to use Facebook for all it's worth, this guide is for you. Here's where former Facebook employees help you set up the perfect profile to find friends and connect with people around the globe. You'll also discover how to set up groups to share interest, schedule events, share photos, promote causes -- and do it all safely. Look inside to access Facebook on mobile devices, learn how to build a page for your business, find out how to filter the News Feed, and more." -- Back cover.

Quicken for Windows : the official guide

March 29, 2018
Sandberg, Bobbi, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2018]
xvi, 560 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Part one: Learning Quicken basics -- Introducing Quicken -- Getting started with the basics -- Understanding Quicken Mobile -- Part two: Organizing Quicken or you -- Organizing your data -- Using bank and credit transactions -- Downloading into Quicken -- Part three: Tracking your money -- Recording your bills and paychecks -- Reconciling to the bank -- Managing your investments -- Part four: Assessing you "money's worth" -- Understanding your financial position -- Part five: Looking toward tomorrow -- Using Quicken tools for future planning -- Saving money by reducing debt -- Preparing for taxes -- Using Quicken reports -- Part six: Appendixes -- Managing Quicken files -- Customizing Quicken.
"The only official guide to the #1 personal finance software. Take control of your personal finances using the best practices and time-saving tips in Quicken For Windows The Official Guide, Eighth Edition! Find out the most effective methods for tracking your income, expenses, savings, transactions, investments, and so much more. Endorsed by the makers of Quicken, this practical resource show you, step by step, how to take full advantage of the software's powerful feature, including the Quicken mobile app. You'll also get professional advice to help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, and plan for a secure financial future"--Page 4 of cover.

Virtual reality and medicine

March 29, 2018
Roland, James, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Virtual reality: a history of illusion -- Training tool -- Studying and treating the brain -- Easing pain, anxiety -- VR walks the walk.
Virtual reality creates three-dimensional environments that have been used to enhance video games for several years. Now this amazing technology is helping surgeons plan complex operations, medical students learn anatomy without cadavers, and patients cope with physical pain and the emotional challenges of long-term hospital stays. These and other virtual reality developments are changing the way doctors deliver health care and teach medicine to students and physicians in remote corners of the world.

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