New Arrivals · Computers & Software

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Beyond bullet points

April 19, 2018
Atkinson, Cliff, author.
©2018
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.
©2018
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.
©2015
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.

Facebook

April 3, 2018
Abram, Carolyn, author.
©2018
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.

Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet

March 13, 2018
Evans, Claire Lisa, author.
©2018
278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: The Dell -- Part one: The kilogirls. A computer wanted ; Amazing Grace ; The salad days ; Tower of Babel ; The computer girls -- Part two: Connection trip. The longest cave ; Resource one ; Networks ; Communities ; Hypertext -- Part three: The early true believers. Miss Outer Boro ; Women.com ; The girl gamers -- Epilogue: The cyberfeminists.
"The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"-- Provided by publisher.

Easy Windows 10

March 8, 2018
Soper, Mark Edward, author.
©2018
xxi, 555 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Cover title.
Chapter 1. What's new and improved in Windows 10 Fall Creators update -- Chapter 2. Upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators update -- Chapter 3. Logging in, starting up, and shutting down Windows 10 Fall Creators update with a touchscreen -- Chapter 4 -- Logging in to Windows 10 Fall Creators update and customizing the start menu -- Chapter 5. Using Cortana search -- Chapter 6. Running apps -- Chapter 7. Web browsing with Microsoft Edge -- Chapter 8. Groove music -- Chapter 9. Taking, editing, and sharing photos and videos -- Chapter 10. Enjoying videos, TV, and movies -- Chapter 11. Connecting with friends -- Chapter 12. News, weather, sports, maps, and money -- Chapter 13. Using Windows ink -- Chapter 14. Storing and finding your files -- Chapter 15. Discovering and using Windows 10 FCU's tools and accessories -- Chapter 16. Using the Microsoft store -- Chapter 17. Gaming -- Chapter 18. Printing and scanning -- Chapter 19. Managing Windows 10 Fall Creators update-- Chapter 20 -- Networking your home -- Chapter 21. Customizing Windows -- Chapter 22. Adding and managing users -- Chapter 23. Protecting your system -- Chapter 24. System maintenance and performance -- Index.
"See it done. Do it yourself. It's that easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we'll hold your hand every step of the way, "--Page 4 of cover.

A beginner's guide to online genealogy

March 8, 2018
Dunn, Michael, 1971- author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
240 pages ; 22 cm
Where should you begin? -- Learn how to search -- Online starting points -- Search for death records -- Check the census -- Find family connections -- Look local -- Seek out military records -- Trace your immigrant ancestors -- Locate records abroad -- Connect with other genealogists -- Putting it all together.
Presents easy-to-understand strategies for researching family roots online. Featuring detailed explanations, each chapter teaches you how to navigate popular genealogy websites, decipher census data and other online records, and connect with other family members to share your findings. The book also includes tips on using free databases and genealogy apps.

Cyberwarfare

March 7, 2018
New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
120 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- The impact of cyber security / Eric A. Fischer -- Cyberattacks : a new threat / Marc Ginsberg -- Consequences of a cyberattack / Lin Yang Kang -- What cybercrime means for privacy / Merlin Oommen -- Smart devices lure in hackers / Elad Ben-Meir -- Is there self defense against cyberattacks? / Jean-Marie Guéhenno -- The real danger behind cyberattacks / Scott D. Applegate -- How malware hides in plain sight / Henry S. Kenyon -- "Mr. Robot? can act as a warning" / James Plouffe -- The ambiguity of cyberwarfare in law / Ido Kilovaty -- Governing cyberweapons / Tim Stevens -- Finding accountability for cyberattacks prove difficult / Siraj Ahmed Shaikh -- Can political strategy be applied to cyberspace? / Joseph S. Nye -- Acknowledging cyberwarfare / Shahrooz Shekaraubi -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.
There is warfare, and there is cyberwarfare. In today's technologically-driven world, governments, and even terrorist groups and hacktivists, engage in cyberwarfare to attack or disrupt the operations of other nations and organizations. Recent revelations about cyberattacks that threatened individual and national security have caused ripples of concern and outrage, but tend to die down quickly. How safe are we, and do we take security for granted? This resource offers a diverse selection of viewpoints from the top voices in the field to enlighten readers about warfare in the Information Age.

Beginning programming with Python

February 21, 2018
Mueller, John, 1958- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Getting started with Python. Talking to your computer ; Getting your own copy of Python ; Interacting with Python ; Writing your first application ; Working with Anaconda -- Part 2: Talking the talk. Storing and modifying information ; Managing information ; Making decisions ; Performing repetitive tasks ; Dealing with errors -- Part 3: Performing common tasks. Interacting with packages ; Working with strings ; Managing lists ; Collecting all sorts of data ; Creating and using classes -- Part 4: Performing advanced tasks. Storing data in files ; Sending an e-mail -- Part 5: The part of tens. Ten amazing programming resources ; Ten ways to make a living with Python ; Ten tools that enhance your Python experience ; Ten (plus) libraries you need to know about.

eBay business all-in-one for dummies

February 20, 2018
Collier, Marsha, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xviii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"9 books in 1"--Cover.
Introduction -- eBay Basics -- Essential Tools -- Selling Like a Pro -- Sourcing Merchandise -- Presenting Your Items -- Extending Your Reach -- Storing and Shipping -- Power Selling on eBay -- Office and legal -- Index.
Everything you need to know to start and run a successful eBay business. eBay now has 100 million active users and just keeps growing. And they have turned to --For Dummies books and bestselling eBay author Marsha Collier to help guide them through buying and selling on eBay for over a decade. This nine-books-in-one guide has now been updated to cover all the newest eBay seller tools, new techniques to drive sales, new ways to enhance an eBay business using social media, and more.

Adobe Creative Cloud all-in-one

February 5, 2018
Smith, Jennifer (Writer on digital design), author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xxi, 738 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"7 books in one!"--Cover.
Adobe Creative Cloud is the most popular suite of tools among creative professionals, and a valuable resource you can use to fulfill all of your design goals. Ready to get started? The only book on the market of its kind, Adobe Creative Cloud All-in-One For Dummies is written by designers for designers. It will provide you with expert instruction that spans seven mini-books, with helpful information that can grant insight regardless of your current level of knowledge.

Windows 10 : step by step

February 5, 2018
Lambert, Joan, author.
2018
xix, 619 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Microsoft.
Introduction -- Part 1: The Windows 10 environment -- 1 Get started using Windows 10 -- 2 Personalize your working environment -- Part 2: Apps and files -- 3 Work with shortcuts and tiles -- 4 Work with apps and notifications -- 5 Explore files and folders -- 6 Manage folders and files -- Part 3: Devices and resources -- 7 Manage peripheral devices -- 8 Manage network and storage resources -- 9 Get assistance from Cortana -- 10 Safely and efficiently browse the internet -- Part 4: Behind the scenes -- 11 Manage user accounts and settings -- 12 Manage computer settings -- 13 Manage power and access options -- 14 Work more efficiently -- 15 Protect your computer and data.
"This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step,"--page [4] of cover.

Effective Java

February 5, 2018
Bloch, Joshua, author.
©2018
xx, 392 pages ; 24 cm
"Updated for Java 9"--Cover.
"Best practices for the Java Platform" --Cover.
Creating and destroying objects -- Methods common to all objects -- Classes and interfaces -- Generics -- Enums and annotations --Lambdas and streams -- Methods -- General programming -- Exceptions -- Concurrency -- Serialization.
"Each chapter of Effective Java, Third Edition, consists of several items, each presented in the form of a short, stand-alone essay that provides specific advice, insight into Java platform subtleties, and updated code examples. The comprehensive descriptions and explanations for each item illuminate what to do, what not to do, and why. The third edition covers language and library features added in Java 7, 8, and 9, including the functional programming constructs that were added to its object-oriented roots. Many new items have been added, including a chapter devoted to lambdas and streams" --Publisher.

Java in easy steps : covers Java 9

January 30, 2018
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
©2017
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Equally useful for newcomers with no previous knowledge of programming languages, hobbyists looking to explore Java's possibilities, and experienced programmers who wish to add Java to their skill set, Java In Easy Steps begins by explaining how to download and install the free Java Development Kit (JDK) so that the reader can quickly begin to create executable programs by copying the examples. Written in the clear, jargon-free style that has made the series successful, this book progressively builds knowledge of Java, so that by the end, readers will have gained a sound understanding of the Java language and be able to write their own Java programs and compile them into executable files that can be run on any Java-enabled computer. Every page is packed with confidence-building visual guides so that what readers see on their screens is exactly what appears in the book."--Publisher's description.

Supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs in the digital age : the public librarian's toolkit

January 24, 2018
DiVincenzo, Salvatore, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xvi, 117 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The business librarian -- Setting up your space -- At your service -- Deep in the data -- Some of the best things in life -- Old school : a quick note on print -- Programming and special events -- Reaching out is (not) hard to do -- Stories from the front line.

Becoming a systems administrator

January 23, 2018
Kamberg, Mary-Lane, 1948- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, [2018]
79 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What is IT? -- Managing machines -- Make high school count -- After high school -- Job outlook.
Computer systems administrators supervise the day-to-day operation of such physical computer devices as central data storage, printers, scanners, and routers. They install programs, hook up cables, identify problems, and update equipment and software. In 2016, U.S. News and World Report ranked the occupation the eighth-best technology job, and future employment projections show growing demand for workers with the right skills. This title explains the job and how it fits into the overall field of information technology. It focuses on what the job is like and also covers the bases of education, certification, and experience that employers will look for.

Grace Hopper : computer scientist

January 23, 2018
Wheeler, Jill C., 1964- author.
©2018
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
There's got to be a better way -- Welcome, Grace -- College student -- Back to Vassar -- In the Navy -- Against the clock, around the clock -- Enter COBOL -- At the Pentagon -- Rear Admiral Hopper.
In Grace Hopper, learn how the American computer scientist chose to pursue a career in science and revolutionized the way we program computers. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Using computer science in digital gaming careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Games and programming -- Game design and game engines -- Art and animation -- Level editors: digital game dungeon masters -- Narrative design -- Devops engineering -- CRUNCH : how games get made -- Networking.
Over the past three decades, video games have moved from the arcade to the home to the palm of a player s hand. And all of those changes have been made possible through technological advancements and application of these advancements through coding. This guide gives those who have already decided to apply their skills to creating digital games, as well as those who love games but don t have a solid career path in mind, the tools and knowledge that every job seeker needs to begin building a career.

Using computer science in digital music careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coding and music : where to begin? -- Producers : architects of audio -- Technicians, engineers, wizards of sound -- Sounds, space, software, and solutions -- Digital music masters.
Creating music twenty years ago was done very differently from the way it s created today. Musicians can write, record, and mix their own music from a laptop, rather than waiting to make it big through more traditional means. This guide to the modern age of digital music and careers that can be found within that field takes readers through basic coding concepts, real-world career advice, and some of the career paths that can be explored by the music and technology savvy.

Using computer science in financial technology careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is fintech? -- Creating payment systems -- Opening up lending -- Tools for wealth management and personal finance -- Digital currency -- The future of fintech careers.
Financial technology is revolutionizing the field of finance, allowing customers to pay bills and send money more easily than in the past and giving them the tools they need to manage their own finances. And all of that is made possible through coding. This careers guide gives readers a thorough look at the different ways that they can apply coding to the field of finance, whether it s through an existing career path or by coming up with a brand-new, revolutionary piece of code or program.

Using computer science in high-tech health and wellness careers

January 23, 2018
Benedict, Aaron, author.
©2018
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Technology and coding are the tools of the future, and this is extremely apparent in the fields of health and wellness. Whether people are finding new ways to save lives or simply giving others new ways to track and manage their own fitness and health goals, technology is playing a huge part in innovations in the health and wellness sector. This comprehensive guide gives readers the tools to make those connections between health and technology and build them into a sustainable, valuable, life-affirming career path.

Using computer science in online retail careers

January 23, 2018
Mooney, Carla, 1970- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: innovation in shopping -- What is online retail? -- Web development and design -- Mobile apps -- Data analytics -- Digital marketing -- User/customer experience.
Technology has changed the way that people shop. And those changes have brought with them new ways for retailers to interact with those customers, which requires businesses to hire more technologically savvy employees. This comprehensive guide to building a career in coding and online retail takes a look at how to get an education in the field, which types of businesses are hiring and why, and the different routes those aspiring to a career in online retail are taking on the path to success.

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