New Arrivals · Computers & Software

March 6, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Home automation for dummies

March 5, 2015
Spivey, Dwight, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Steve Jobs : visionary founder of Apple

February 25, 2015
Kjelle, Marylou Morano, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, 2015.
48 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The year of the iPad 2 -- Growing up -- The birth of Apple -- The next step -- The return.

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

February 13, 2015
Philbin, Carrie Anne, author.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2015.
xi, 244 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"9 awesome projects written especially for young people!" -- cover.
You have a Raspberry Pi. Now what? -- Taking command of your Raspberry Pi -- Creating stories and games with Scratch -- Programming shapes with Turtle Graphics -- Programming with Python -- Programming with Minecraft Worlds on the Raspberry Pi -- Coding music with Sonic Pi -- Using the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi -- The big adventure : building a Raspberry Pi jukebox -- Where to go from here.

Future crimes : everything is connected, everyone is vulnerable and what we can do about it

February 13, 2015
Goodman, Marc.
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
viii, 392, lx pages ; 25 cm
An FBI futurist and senior advisor to Interpol analyzes the digital underground to reveal the alarming ways criminals, corporations and countries are using emerging technologies to target individuals and wage war.

Words onscreen : the fate of reading in a digital world

February 9, 2015
Baron, Naomi S., author.
©2015
xv, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Nl;pr : not long; please read : a preface -- "I hate books" : words go digital -- Reading evolves -- Tl;dr : readers reshape writing -- The appeal of words onscreen -- The Web ate my print option : one-off reading -- How social is reading? -- "It's not a book" : the physical side of reading -- Your brain on hyper reading -- Faxing Tokyo : when cultures and markets meet -- The future of reading in a digital world -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.

Designing and developing for Google Glass

January 29, 2015
Firstenberg, Allen, author.
©2015
xxv, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"December 2014: First Edition"--T.p. verso.
"Creating apps for Google Glass is more involved than simply learning how to navigate its hardware, APIs, and SDK. You also need the right mindset. While this practical book delivers the information and techniques you need to build and deploy Glass applications, it also helps you to think for Glass by showing you how the platform works in, and affects, its environment. In three parts--Discover, Design, and Develop--Glass pioneers guide you through the Glass ecosystem and demonstrate what this wearable computer means for users, developers, and society as a whole. You'll learn how to create rich functionality for a consumer technology that's radically different than anything currently available."--Page [4] of cover.

iPad for seniors for dummies

January 28, 2015
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
©2015
xvi, 387 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Part. 1. Making the iPad yours. Buying your iPad ; Looking over the home screen ; Getting going ; Making your iPad more accessible -- Part. 2. Taking the leap online. Browsing the Internet with Safari ; Working with e-mail in mail ; Getting social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage ; Shopping the iTunes store ; Expanding your iPad horizons with apps -- Part. 3. Having fun and consuming media. Using your iPad as an e-reader ; Playing music on the iPad ; Playing with photos ; Getting the most out of video features ; Playing games ; Finding your way with maps -- Part. 4. Managing your life and your iPad. Keeping on schedule with calendar and clock ; Working with reminders and notifications ; Managing contacts ; Talking to your iPad with Siri ; Making notes ; Troubleshooting and maintaining your iPad.
Provides instructions and advice for seniors on how to use the iPad, including getting it ready to use, Internet searches, e-mail, Siri, iCloud, applications, social media, audio, video, photographs, electronic books, settings, troubleshooting, and accessories.

Learning Android

January 21, 2015
Gargenta, Marko, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2014.
xvi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Presents an introduction on the fundamentals of Android to create a variety of applications.

Learning Android application programming : a hands-on guide to building Android applications

January 21, 2015
Talbot, James.
©2014
xx, 397 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
An introduction to Android development -- Kicking the tires: setting up your development environment -- Putting on the training wheels: creating your first Android application -- Going for your first ride: creating an Android user interface -- Customizing your bike: improving Android application usability -- Pimping your bike: styling an Android application -- Are we there yet?: making your application location aware -- Inviting friends for a ride: social networking integration -- Tuning your bike: optiminzing performance, memory, and power -- Taking off the training wheels: testing your application -- Touring France: optimizing for various devices and countries -- Selling your bike: using Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
Helps you master modern Android programming by building a fully functional app from the ground up. Working with the Android 4.3 toolset, you'll solve real-world problems faced by every Android developer and learn best practices for success with any mobile development project.

Screw the Valley : a coast-to-coast tour of America's new tech startup culture : New York, Boulder, Austin, Raleigh, Detroit, Las Vegas, Kansas City

January 19, 2015
Sprinkle, Timothy, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
"Long considered the ideal environment for tech startup companies, Silicon Valley has recently become a victim of its own success--an expensive, crowded, hypercompetitive place that no longer works for all entrepreneurs. In [this book], author Tim Sprinkle takes readers on a cross-country road trip, hitting many of the new tech hotspots: Austin, Texas; the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City, New York; Detroit, Michigan; Boulder, Colorado; and Kansas City, Missouri"-- Provided by publisher.

My iPad for seniors

January 19, 2015
Rosenzweig, Gary, author.
©2015
xii, 482 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Customizing your iPad -- Networking and syncing -- Playing music and video -- Reading books -- Organizing your life -- Surfing the web -- Communicating with email, messaging, and Twitter -- Taking and editing photos -- The world of apps -- Exploring the world with your iPad -- Enhancing your next meal with your iPad -- Communicating with loved ones using your iPad -- Finding and using apps for entertainment -- Keeping informed using news and weather apps -- Using apps that help you stay healthy and fit -- Using apps to enhance your daily life and save money.

Cyber attack

January 16, 2015
Gitlin, Marty.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

iPad for dummies

January 16, 2015
Baig, Edward C., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xii, 370 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3"--Cover.
Getting to know your iPad. Unveiling the iPad ; iPad basic training ; Synchronicity : getting stuff to and from your iPad -- The Internet iPad. Going on a mobile safari ; The email must get through ; Maps are where it's at -- The multimedia iPad. The listening experience ; iPad videography ; Photography on a larger scale ; Curling up with a good iBook -- The iPad at work. App-solutely! ; People, places, and appointments ; Indispensable iPad utilities ; Taking iPad controls Siri-ously -- The undiscovered iPad. Setting you straight on settings ; When good iPads go bad ; Accessorizing your iPad -- The part of tens. Ten appetizing and free apps ; Ten apps worth paying for ; Ten hints, tips, and shortcuts.

My iPad

January 15, 2015
Rosenzweig, Gary, author.
©2015
xiii, 467 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad2"--Cover.
My iPad, Seventh Edition, helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Pogue's basics : essential tips and shortcuts (that no one bothers to tell you) for simplifying the technology in your life

January 14, 2015
Pogue, David, 1963- author.
©2014
357 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Includes index.
A therapy session about tech -- Your gadgets. Phones ; Tablets ; Cameras ; Everything else with a plug -- The computer. Computers ; The Mac ; Windows ; Word processing, number crunching, slideshowing ; What not to do -- The Internet. E-mail ; Web browsers ; Google ; Videos online ; 12 free services you'll adore ; 10 fantastic phone apps to install right now -- Social networks. Facebook ; Twitter.
"Did you know that you can dry out your wet cell phone by putting its parts in separate bowls of uncooked rice? That you can scroll through a website using only your spacebar? That if you type your airline and flight number in to Google, it tells you where your flight is, the gate, terminal, and how long until it lands? ... Pogue's tips have earned him 1.5 million followers on Twitter. And now that he writes his columns for Yahoo Tech, the audience for this advice has grown by millions more. Here at last is the book all these fans have been waiting for: a book of 200 tips that will change your relationship to your phone, computer, tablet, camera--all of the technology in your life"-- Provided by publisher.

Blended : using disruptive innovation to improve schools

January 13, 2015
Horn, Michael B., author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2015]
xxvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Understanding. What is blended learning? ; Are all classrooms going to blend? -- Mobilizing. Start with the rallying cry ; Organize to innovate -- Designing. Motivate the students ; Elevate teaching ; Design the virtual and physical setup ; Choose the model ; Create the culture ; Discover you way to success ; Conclusion.

Coding for kids for dummies

December 19, 2014
McCue, Camille, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2015]
x, 370 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Basic drawing, motion, and text handling. Getting started with coding ; Art toy ; Mini golf ; Sketcher etcher -- Motion, animating shapes, and reacting to input. Horse race ; Winter wonderland ; Sports vote -- Variables: counting and conditionals. Happy birthday ; Number guessing computer ; Monster mashup -- Keyboard control and shooters. Viral outbreak ; UFO pilot ; Squid ink -- Advanced coding. Rock, paper, scissors ; Where's Wallace Walrus? ; Traffic dodge.
An easy-to-grasp introduction to coding concepts for kids. Coding For Kids For Dummies breaks coding into a series of small projects, each designed to teach elementary-to-middle-school-aged students a core concept to build a game, application, or other tool. In this his hands-on, friendly guide readers will get access to a leading coding tool that has been designed specifically for kids, showing them how to create the projects provided in the book as well as how to implement them into their own creative work.

How Linux works : what every superuser should know

December 15, 2014
Ward, Brian, 1972- author.
San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2015]
xxii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2004.

Google : how Larry Page & Sergey Brin changed the way we search the web

December 12, 2014
Jackson, Aurelia, author.
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Distant beginnings -- Improving search engines -- Branching out -- Marching forward.

Raspberry Pi user guide

December 12, 2014
Upton, Eben, author.
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Updated for Model B+ board"--Cover.

Cyber self-defense : expert advice to avoid online predators, identity theft, and cyberbullying

December 9, 2014
Moore, Alexis, 1951- author.
©2014
xi, 259 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
"Explains how to identify potential cyberattackers and how to recover from a cybercrime if you've been attacked"-- Provided by publisher.

Spam nation : the inside story of organized cybercrime--from global epidemic to your front door

December 9, 2014
Krebs, Brian, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
251 pages ; 24 cm
Parasite -- Bulletproof -- The pharma wars -- Meet the buyers -- Russian roulette -- Partner(ka)s in (dis)organized crime -- Meet the spammers -- Old friends, bitter enemies -- Meeting in Moscow -- The antis -- Takedown -- Endgame -- A spam-free world: how you can protect yourself from cybercrime.
Explores "the criminal masterminds driving some of the biggest spam and hacker operations targeting Americans and their bank accounts. Tracing the rise, fall, and alarming resurrection of the digital mafia behind the two largest spam pharmacies--and countless viruses, phishing, and spyware attacks--he delivers the first definitive narrative of the global spam problem and its threat to consumers everywhere"--Amazon.com.

C# 5.0 in a nutshell

December 9, 2014
Albahari, Joseph.
Beijing ; Sebastopol : O'Reilly, c2012.
xvi, 1042 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rev. ed. of: C# in a nutshell / Peter Drayton, Ben Albahari, and Ted Neward. c2003. 2nd ed.
"Covers CLR 4.5 & asynchronous programming"--Cover.
Introducing C# and the .NET framework -- C# language basics -- Creating types in C# -- Advanced C# -- Framework overview -- Framework fundamentals -- Collections -- LINQ queries -- LINQ operators -- LINQ to XML -- Other XML technologies -- Disposal and garbage collection -- Diagnostics and code contracts -- Concurrency & asynchrony -- Streams and I/O -- Networking -- Serialization -- Assemblies -- Reflection and metadata -- Dynamic programming -- Security -- Advanced threading -- Parallel programming -- Application domains -- Native and COM interoperability -- Regular expressions.
Offers a reference to key C# programming concepts covering language elements, syntax, datatypes, and tasks.

Conquering the electron : the geniuses, visionaries, egomaniacs, and scoundrels who built our electronic age

December 8, 2014
Cheung, Derek T., author.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Published by Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part I: Age of electromagnetism. The knowledge foundation ; The beginning ; Scientific method ; Magic of static electricity ; The battery ; Linking electricity and magnetism ; Faraday, the grand master ; Maxwell, the peerless genius ; The telegraph ; Messages transmitted via electric current ; Annihilating the time-space barrier ; Wire across the Atlantic ; Intellectual property disputes ; Morse code ; Impact ; The telephone ; Voices carried over wire ; Building the telephone business ; Patent battle of the century ; Sound of music ; Wireless telegraphy ; Hertz and the electromagnetic waves ; Marconi and the wireless ; Crossing the ocean blue ; Lighting and electrification ; Electrical lighting systems ; Generators and motors ; The AC-DC war ; Impact of electrification ; Edison, Tesla, and Siemens ; One hundred years of electromagnetism -- Part II: Age of vacuum electronics. Current flow in a vacuum ; Cathode rays ; The electron exposed ; The puzzle of penetrative light ; The legacy of vacuum electronics ; Controlling the flow of electrons ; The Edison effect ; The vacuum diode ; The magical third electrode ; Voices across the continent ; Radio ; Christmas eve, 1904 ; Core radio technology ; RCA and Sarnoff ; Armstrong's tragedy ; Television ; Transmitting video through the air ; A farm boy from Utah and a Russian émigré ; The intellectual property battle ; Radar ; Clairvoyance ; Hunting the submarine ; The most valuable luggage ; Radio navigation ; The microwave world ; Computer ; The calculating machine ; ENIAC ; Foundation of computer architecture ; Framework for the future -- Part III: Age of solid-state electronics. The semiconductor ; Bell Labs ; Kelly's foresight ; The unpredictable semiconductor ; The birth of the transistor ; The flamboyant genius ; Conceptualizing a solid-state triode ; Forging a better semiconductor ; Discovery of the p-n junction ; Roadblocks ; The great breakthrough ; The roll-out ... ; ... And the fight ; Shockley's last laugh ; The zeal of Teal and the élan of Pfann ; Resolution ; Launching the electronics industry ; Sharing technology ; New players ; The debut of silicon ; The transistor radio ; Japanese pioneers ; The transistor era begins ; The dawn of Silicon Valley ; Wall Street journal or physical review? ; Shockley and the traitorous eight ; The birth of venture capital ; The changing of the guard ; The integrated circuit and the chip ; Kilby and the first integrated circuit ; Hoerni and the planar process ; Noyce and the chip ; Fairchild and the Silicon Valley phenomenon ; Chip technology blossoms ; Early market for chips ; Moore's law ; Memory chips ; Microprocessor: ENIAC on a chip ; The personal computer unleashed ; Ubiquitous silicon ; Evolution of the electronics industry ; Competitors from Asia ; Computer-aided design ; The foundries of Taiwan ; Noyce, Moore and Grove ; Turning silicon into gold ; LED's, fiber optics, and liquid crystal displays ; Luminescent semiconductors ; Semiconductor lasers ; Fiber optic communications ; Liquid crystal displays ; The information age and beyond ; Putting it all together ; The information revolution ; Globalization ; Looking ahead.

Unnatural selection : why the geeks will inherit the earth

December 8, 2014
Roeder, Mark.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2014]
xxiii, 289 pages ; 22 cm

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