New Arrivals · Computers & Software

April 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Make : wearable electronics

April 23, 2015
Hartman, Kate, author.
Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media, 2014.
xviii, 257 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments"--Cover.
Circuits -- Conductive materials -- Switches -- E-textile toolkits -- Making electronics wearable -- Microcontrollers -- Sensors -- Actuators -- Wireless -- Appendix A: Tools -- Appendix B: Batteries -- Appendix C: Resources -- Appendix D: Other neat things -- Appendix E: Microcontroller options.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

April 22, 2015
Padua, Sydney, author, artist.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
315 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
"With interesting & curious anecdotes of celebrated and distinguished characters fully illustrating a variety of instructive and amusing scenes; as performed within and without the remarkable difference engine. Embellished with portraits and scientific diagrams"--Title page.
"The (mostly) true story of the first computer"--Cover.
Meet Victorian London’s most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the computer, and his accomplice, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the peculiar protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. When Lovelace translated a description of Babbage’s plans for an enormous mechanical calculating machine in 1842, she added annotations three times longer than the original work. Her footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory, a hundred years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But do not despair! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of mathematics, and, of course, fight crime—for the sake of both London and science. Complete with extensive footnotes that rival those penned by Lovelace herself, historical curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered computer, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is wonderfully whimsical, utterly unusual, and, above all, entirely irresistible.

Becoming Steve Jobs : the evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

April 13, 2015
Schlender, Brent.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
viii, 447 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Steve Jobs in the Garden of Allah -- "I didn't want to be a businessman" -- Breakthrough and breakdown -- What's next? -- A side bet -- Bill Gates pays a visit --Luck -- Bozos, bastards, and keepers -- Maybe they had to be crazy -- Following your nose -- Do your level best -- Two decisions -- Stanford -- A safe haven for Pixar -- The whole widget -- Blind spots, grudges, and sharp elbows -- "Just tell them I'm being an asshole."
"Based on the hugely popular cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind the scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history. Award-winning journalist Brent Schlender and veteran editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many hours of which have never before been transcribed"-- Provided by publisher.

Teach yourself visually iPad®

April 10, 2015
Hart-Davis, Guy.
Indianapolis, IN : John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
337 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Previous edition: by Lonzell Watson.
"Covers all versions of iPad, iPad Mini and iPad Air"--Cover.
Getting started with your iPad -- Personalizing your iPad -- Working with voice and accessibility -- Setting up communications -- Networking and communicating -- Working with apps -- Browsing the Web and sending e-mail -- Keeping your life organized -- Playing music, videos, and games -- Working with photos and books -- Taking photos and videos -- Troubleshooting your iPad.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 135 iPad tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad in no time.

Teach yourself visually Fire tablets

April 10, 2015
Marmel, Elaine J.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Visual, a Wiley brand, [2015]
276 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Teach Yourself Visually, Fire Tablets, is the comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your new Fire tablet. Learn to find and read new bestsellers through the Kindle app, browse the app store to find top games, surf the web, send e-mail, shop online, and much more! With expert guidance laid out in a highly visual style, this book is perfect for those new to the Fire tablet, providing all the information you need to get the most out of your device. Abundant screenshots of the Fire tablet graphically rich, touch-based Android interface provide easy-to-follow guidance.

Building Android apps in easy steps

March 31, 2015
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
Leamington Spa : In Easy Steps, 2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Previous edition: published as Building Android apps. 2012.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Designing interfaces -- Controlling progress -- Calling functions -- Managing text -- Handling lists -- Embracing media -- Sensing conditions -- Deploying apps -- Handy reference.
Have you ever wondered how to create an app for Android devices? McGrath shows you how to develop your own app without doing any coding! He'll take you through all stages, from setting up your computer to selling your Android app, and give you a sound understanding of app development for the Android platform.

Modern PHP : new features and good practices

March 31, 2015
Lockhart, Josh, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2015.
xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Effective Python : 59 specific ways to write better Python

March 31, 2015
Slatkin, Brett, author.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, [2015]
xviii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

iPad and iPhone tips and tricks

March 31, 2015
Rich, Jason, author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2015]
xiv, 490 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5 and 4s"--Cover.

My iPhone for seniors

March 31, 2015
Miser, Brad, author.
©2015
xxv, 680 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Covers iOS8 on iPhones 4s, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus--Cover.
Getting started with your iPhone -- Connecting your iPhone to the internet, bluetooth devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads -- Setting up and using iCloud and other online accounts -- Configuring an iPhone to suit your preferences -- Working with iTunes on your computer -- Downloading apps, music, movies, TV shows, and more onto your iPhone -- Managing contacts -- Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime apps -- Sending, receiving, and managing email -- Sending, receiving, and managing texts and iMessages -- Managing calendars, reminders, and clocks -- Working with Siri -- Surfing the web -- Finding and listening to music -- Working with photos and video you take with your iPhone -- Using other cool iPhone apps and features -- Maintaining and protecting your iPhone and solving problems.

Learning to program

March 31, 2015
Foote, Steven (Computer programmer), author.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, [2015]
xv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Learning to Program will help you build a solid foundation in programming that can prepare you to achieve just about any programming goal. Whether you want to become a professional software programmer, or you want to learn how to more effectively communicate with programmers, or you are just curious about how programming works, this book is a great first step in helping to get you there"--Back cover.

The visual guide to Minecraft : dig into Minecraft with this (parent-approved) guide full of tips, hints, and projects!

March 31, 2015
Clark, James H. (Writer on video games)
[Berkeley, California] : Peachpit Press, a division of Pearson Education, [2015]
xiv, 250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Dig into Minecraft® with this (parent-approved) guide full of tips, hints, and projects!

App Inventor 2 : create your own Android apps

March 30, 2015
Wolber, David (David Wayne), author.
©2015
xxi, 332 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Updated for version 2"--Cover.
HelloPurr -- PaintPot -- MoleMash -- No texting while driving -- Ladybug chase -- Paris map tour -- Android, where's my car? -- Presidents quiz -- Xylophone -- MakeQuiz and TakeQuiz -- Broadcast hub -- Robot Remote -- Amazon at the Bookstore -- Understanding an app's architecture -- Engineering and debugging an app -- Programming your app's memory -- Creating animated apps -- Programming your app to make decisions : conditional blocks -- Programming lists of data -- Repeating blocks -- Defining procedures and reusing blocks -- Working with databases -- Reading and responding to sensors -- Communicating with the Web.

iPhone for dummies

March 30, 2015
Baig, Edward C., author.
©2015
xvi, 382 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with the iPhone -- The PDA iPhone -- The multimedia iPhone -- The Internet iPhone -- The undiscovered iPhone -- The part of tens.
Finding it hard to put your iPhone down, but still haven't figured out how to make the most of its capabilities? Packed with fun instructions, tips, and advice, iPhone For Dummies makes it easy to navigate your way around your new device and unlock all of its state-of-the-art features. The book walks you through surfing the web, staying connected with Facebook and FaceTime, sharing photos and videos, rocking out with music, and much more ... Beginning with the basics about getting started with your iPhone, this hands-on guide quickly gets you up and running on setting up e-mail, downloading applications from the App Store, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way around with Maps, synching your stuff to iCloud, buying music and movies from the iTunes store" --Amazon.com.

IPhone : the missing manual

March 20, 2015
Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, [2014]
xiv, 628 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers all models with iOS 8.1 software, including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus."
The iPhone as phone. The guided tour ; Typing, editing & searching ; Phone calls & FaceTime ; Siri voice command ; Voicemail, texting & bluetooth ; Large type, kid mode & accessibility -- Pix, flix, & apps. Music ; Camera, photos & video ; All about apps ; The built-in apps -- The iPhone online. Getting online ; The web ; Email -- Connections. Syncing with iTunes ; iCloud ; Continuity: iPhone meets Mac ; The corporate iPhone ; Settings -- Appendixes. Signup & setup ; Troubleshooting & maintenance.
The iPhone may be the world's coolest computer, but it's still a computer, with all of a computer's complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone master. --Publisher's description.

QuickBooks 2015 : the missing manual

March 19, 2015
Biafore, Bonnie, author.
©2015
xxvii, 772 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"The official Intuit guide"--Cover.

Sams teach yourself Arduino programming in 24 hours

March 17, 2015
Blum, Richard, 1962- author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Sams, 2015.
ix, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction to the Arduino -- Creating an Arduino programming environment -- Using the Arduino IDE -- Creating an Arduino program -- Learning the basics of C -- Structured commands -- Programming loops -- Working with strings -- Implementing data structures -- Creating functions -- Pointing to data -- Storing data -- Using libraries -- Working with digital interfaces -- Interfacing with analog devices -- Adding interrupts -- Communicating with devices -- Using sensors -- Working with motors -- Using an LCD -- Working with the Ethernet shield -- Advanced network programming -- Handling files -- Prototyping projects.

Data and Goliath : the hidden battles to collect your data and control your world

March 10, 2015
Schneier, Bruce, 1963- author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
383 pages ; 24 cm
The world we're creating. Data as a by-product of computing ; Data as surveillance ; Analyzing our data ; The business of surveillance ; Government surveillance and control ; Consolidation of institutional control -- What's at stake. Political liberty and justice ; Commercial fairness and equality ; Business competitiveness ; Privacy ; Security -- What to do about it. Principles ; Solutions for government ; Solutions for corporations ; Solutions for the rest of us ; Social norms and the big data trade-off.

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.

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