New Arrivals · Computers & Software

January 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

iPad for dummies

January 29, 2016
Baig, Edward C., author.
xiii, 368 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
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. Get in Tune(s) : audio on your iPad ; 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.

Think Python

January 27, 2016
Downey, Allen, author.
xx, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"How to think like a computer scientist" -- Cover.
The way of the program -- Variables, expressions and statements -- Functions -- Case Study: Interface design -- Conditionals and recursion -- Fruitful functions -- Iteration -- Strings -- Case study: Word play -- Lists -- Dictionaries -- Tuples -- Case study: Data structure selection -- Files -- Classes and objects -- Classes and functions -- Classes and methods -- Inheritance -- The goodies -- Debugging -- Analysis of algorithms.

Sams teach yourself Java in 21 days

January 27, 2016
Cadenhead, Rogers, author.
xviii, 697 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.
"In just 21 days, you can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop applications on your computer and apps that run on Android phones and tablets. With this complete tutorial you'll quickly master the basics and then move on to more advanced features and concepts. Completely updated for Java 8, this book teaches you about the Java language and how to use it to create applications for any computing enviornment and Android apps. By the time you have finished the book, you'll have a well-rounded knowledge of Java and the Java class libraries." -- Page 4 of cover.

Office for iPad and Mac for dummies

January 25, 2016
Weverka, Peter, author.
Hoboken, NJ : For Dummies, a Wiley Brand, [2015]
xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with Office for iPad and Mac -- Word -- Excel -- PowerPoint -- Sharing and collaborating with Office 365 -- The part of tens.
Get up and running with Office on your iPad or Mac! Weverka walks you through every facet, from installing the software to working with the programs. You'll get tips for making the most of your iPad, and learn how to make great PowerPoint presentations, or share content and collaborate online.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook for dummies

January 21, 2016
Sandler, Corey, 1950- author.
xi, 306 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK -- Communicating across the Galaxy -- Reading electronics -- Getting creative with camera, video, and music -- The part of tens.
Your Tab S2 NOOK hides a lot of versatility behind its modest screen. Discover all the features of a computer tablet that are built in to your NOOK, explore all the built-in apps, and learn to maximize use of the calendar, notes, contacts and email contacts.

Swift for beginners

January 21, 2016
Pitre, Boisy G., author.
xix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introducing Swift -- Working with collections -- Taking control -- Writing functions and closures -- Organizing with classes and structures -- Formalizing with protocols and extensions -- Working with Xcode -- Making a better app -- Going mobile with Swift -- Becoming an expert -- Heading downhill.
Learning a new programming language can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. If you are new to Swift, this book is for you. If you have never used C, C++, or Objective-C, this book is definitely for you. With this hands-on guide, you'll quickly be writing Swift code, using Playgrounds to instantly see the results of your work. Author Boisy G. Pitre gives you a solid grounding in key Swift language concepts-including variables, constants, types, arrays, and dictionaries-before he shows you how to use Swift's innovative Xcode integrated development environment to create apps for iOS and OS X.

Sams teach yourself Python programming for Raspberry Pi in 24 hours

January 21, 2016
Blum, Richard, 1962-
xii, 597 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

iPad® for seniors for dummies®

January 21, 2016
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
xiv, 432 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Making the iPad yours. Buying your iPad ; Looking over the home screen ; Getting going ; Making your iPad more accessible -- Taking the leap online. Browsing the Internet with Safari ; Working with email in mail ; Getting social with FaceTime, Twitter, and iMessage ; Shopping the iTunes store ; Expanding your iPad horizons with apps -- 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 -- 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 ; Getting the news you need ; Troubleshooting and maintaining your iPad.
Take full advantage of your iPad by learning to browse the web, keep up with social media, FaceTime chat with your grandkids, challenge your brain with games and iBooks, set up your iCloud, share photos with friends, and so much more!

Powering up a career in software development and programming

January 20, 2016
Harmon, Daniel E., author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2016.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Technology that dazzles -- Prepare now for your career -- Careers in software development -- Careers in programming -- Careers in related fields -- Landing a job -- Wide-open opportunities.

The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz

January 13, 2016
Swartz, Aaron, 1986-2013.
vii, 359 pages ; 21 cm
Free Culture / introduction by Benjamin Mako Hill and Seth Schoen -- Computers / introduction by David Auerbach -- Politics / introduction by David Segal -- Media / introduction by Cory Doctorow -- Books and Culture / introduction by James Grimmelmann -- Unschool / introduction by Astra Taylor -- Epilogue.
"In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities,The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life's work of one of the most original minds of our time"-- Provided by publisher.

MacBook for dummies

January 11, 2016
Chambers, Mark L., author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2016]
xii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Tie myself down with a desktop? Preposterous. Hey, it really does have everything I need ; Turning on your portable powerhouse ; The laptop owner's introduction to OS X -- Shaking hands with OS X. Opening and closing and tapping and such ; Getting to the heart of Mavericks ; A nerd's guide to system preferences ; Sifting through your stuff ; Using reminders, notes, notifications, and maps -- Connecting and communicating. Let's go on Safari! ; iCloud is made for MacBooks ; Your laptop goes multiuser ; Working well with networks -- Living the iLife. The multimedia joy of iTunes ; Focusing on photos ; Making film history with iMovie ; Recording your hits with GarageBand -- Getting productive and maintaining your MacBook. Desktop publishing with pages ; Creating spreadsheets with numbers ; Building presentations with Keynote ; When good Mac laptops go bad ; Adding new stuff to your laptop ; Tackling the housekeeping -- The part of tens. Top ten laptop rules to follow ; Ten things to avoid like the plague.
"Learning how to use a new laptop can be as challenging as trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics - but don't let that intimidate you! MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition is your straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more. MacBooks are incredibly popular for both their sleek, appealing hardware and easy to use, relevant software. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line, this helpful book gets you started in a snap."

Android application development for dummies

January 7, 2016
Burton, Michael (Software engineer), author.
xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Working with the AndroidFramework Classes.
This is the updated edition of the bestselling guide to Android app development. If you have ambitions to build an Android app, this hands-on guide gives you everything you need to dig into the development process and turn your great idea into a reality! In this new edition of Android App Development For Dummies, you'll find it easy-to-follow access to the latest programming techniques that take advantage of the new features of the Android operating system. And, two programs are provided: a simple program to get you started and an intermediate program that uses more advanced aspects of the Android platform. Android mobile devices currently account for nearly 80 per cent of mobile phone market share worldwide, making it the best platform to reach the widest possible audience. With the help of this friendly guide, developers of all stripes will quickly find out how to install the tools they need, design a good user interface, grasp the design differences between phone and tablet applications, handle user input, avoid common pitfalls, and turn a "meh" app into one that garners applause. It helps to create seriously cool apps for the latest Android smart phones and tablets. It helps you to adapt your existing apps for use on an Android device. It helps you to start working with programs and tools to create Android apps. It helps to publish your apps to the Google Play Store. Whether you're a new or veteran programmer, Android App Development For Dummies will have you up and running with the ins and outs of the Android platform in no time.

iPhone & iPad for musicians for dummies

December 30, 2015
Williams, Ryan C., author.
xvi, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with iOS music -- Playing music on your iOS device -- Setting up your iOS studio -- Your recording workflow -- Using multiple apps together -- Editing, mixing, and sharing your projects -- The part of tens.
"If you are a budding or established musician looking to use your iPad or iPhone as a portable musical instrument, recording studio, or composition tool, then you've come to the right place! iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies explains in plain English how to hook up your preferred instrument to your iPad or iPhone to work on music projects within a plethora of recording apps. You'll also learn how to incorporate both real and MIDI instruments and audio, edit individual tracks, work with effects and chain multiple apps together, and mix and master songs. Thanks to apps such as AmpliTube, AudioBus, and Apple's own GarageBand, musicians can record entire songs in the comfort of their own homes and then mix, master, and distribute them right there on their iPads or iPhones. Packed with tons of step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide shows you how to use your device to go from recording a basic piece of music to creating and uploading complete songs with full instrumentation and multiple tracks, instruments, and effects"-- From publisher's web site.

OS X El Capitan : the missing manual

December 28, 2015
Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2015.
xiv, 827 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"For all Macs running OS X 10.11"--Cover.
The OS X desktop. Folders, windows & finder tabs ; Organizing your stuff ; Spotlight ; Dock, desktop & toolbars -- Programs in OS X. Documents, programs & mission control ; Data : typing, dictating, sharing & backing up ; Mac+iPhone : Handoff, AirDrop & continuity -- The components of OS X. System preferences ; Notifications ; The free programs of OS X -- The technologies of OS X. Accounts, security & gatekeeper ; Networking, file sharing & AirDrop ; Graphics, fonts & printing ; Sound, movies & speech -- OS X online. Internet setup & iCloud ; Mail & contacts ; Safari ; Messages ; FTP, SSH & VPN & web sharing -- Appendixes. A, Installing OS X El Capitan ; B, Troubleshooting ; C, The Windows-to-Mac dictionary ; D, Master OS X secret keystroke list.
El Capitain brings something big and welcome to OS X: speed. Pogue brings you the stuff you need to know, from information about split screen mode and smaller enhancements to updates on networking, remote access, and more. It's the ultimate guide to unlocking El Capitan's potential.

C# 6.0 in a nutshell

December 23, 2015
Albahari, Joseph, author
xvi, 1114 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers .NET 4, 6 & the Roslyn compiler"--Cover.

The ultimate player's guide to Minecraft

December 23, 2015
O'Brien, Stephen J., 1969- author.
xiii, 351 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Unofficial guide"--Cover.

QuickBooks® 2016 for dummies

December 22, 2015
Nelson, Stephen L., 1959- author.
xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Quickly into QuickBooks -- Daily entry tasks -- Stuff you do from time to time -- Housekeeping chores -- The part of tens.
Explains how to use the small business finance program to download credit transactions, produce income statements and cash flow reports, manage payroll, write checks, pay bills, and maintain tax records.

Windows 10 at work for dummies

December 22, 2015
Rusen, Ciprian Adrian, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 398 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"A Wiley brand."
Getting started with Windows 10 -- Using the new start menu -- Using touch and touchpads -- Connecting to wi-fi networks and the Internet -- Using Internet Explorer -- Managing files and folders -- Customizing File Explorer -- Customizing Windows 10 -- Using Mail and Calendar -- Using Skype -- Using OneDrive -- Using OneNote -- Using Office Online and Office Apps -- Using Cortana -- Capturing pictures, screenshots, and video -- Working with apps -- Working with devices -- Working on the road -- Doing your job in Windows 10 -- Protecting your data -- Personalizing user accounts -- Sharing with others on a network -- Improving your privacy and security -- Preventing problems with Windows 10 -- Fixing common problems with Windows 10.
You've got work to do and you don't want to waste time trying to figure out all the new Windows 10 stuff. Rusen shows you exactly what you need to get your work done.

YouTube channels for dummies

December 22, 2015
Ciampa, Rob. author.
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Part 3: Growing And Knowing Your Audience: -- Building Your Audience: -- Developing a community: -- Deciphering audience evolution -- Determining what you want your audience to do -- Appreciating the importance of community -- Fans and insights -- Understanding subscribers and their value: -- Convincing viewers to subscribe -- Specifying how subscribers get updates -- Setting the channel feed and privacy levels -- Treating subscribers and non-subscribers differently -- Managing comments: -- Seeing why comments matter -- Setting up your channel for comments -- Moderating comments -- Reacting to inappropriate comments -- Using messaging -- Configuring community settings -- Getting viewers to engage: -- Working with annotations -- Exploring the annotation types -- Specifying an annotation target -- Setting up annotations -- Getting creative with annotations -- Adding branding to the mix -- Capturing the captioning opportunity: -- Adding subtitles and closed captions -- Having viewers contribute subtitles and closed captions -- Giving credit where it's due: -- Receiving credit -- Assigning credit -- Producing live events -- Knowing Your Audience: -- Getting started with YouTube analytics: -- Reading YouTube analytics reports -- Breaking down the report components -- Grouping information -- Comparing data -- Setting up report filters -- Understanding visual charts -- Managing report details -- Learning about views: -- Seeing which content is the most popular -- Determining whether viewers are watching or leaving -- Understanding your audience: -- Diving into demographics -- Diving into subscribers -- Optimizing discoverability -- Seeing where viewers find your content -- Finding out where (and how) viewers watch your content -- Making sure your audience is engaged -- Getting engagement reports -- Going-in depth on annotation analytics -- Understanding annotation lingo -- Getting your annotation metrics -- Seeing whether your annotation are working -- Beyond YouTube analytics -- Part 4: YouTube Channels Are Serious Business: -- How And Why Businesses Use YouTube: -- Understanding video and business: -- It's all about video marketing -- Brand decisions are made on YouTube -- Understanding your YouTube business components: -- Content matters -- Community and content creators -- Advertising -- Integrating YouTube with other campaigns: -- Cross-media integration -- YouTube isn't television (or cable) -- YouTube isn't google, either -- Expanding Your Audience Through YouTube Advertising: -- Understanding YouTube advertising: -- Recognizing the importance of ad policy -- Looking at YouTube ad types -- Planning for advertising: -- Creating an AdWords account -- Linking your AdWords account and YouTube channel -- Determining your ad targets: -- Setting up general targeting -- Configuring more narrow targeting -- Navigating the AdWords for video page: -- Exploring the campaign navigation menu -- Looking at your campaign details -- Setting up a YouTube ad campaign: -- Going with a general campaign -- Selecting bidding and your target audience -- Sharing your remarketing list -- Placing and managing your ads -- Measuring clicks and results: -- Looking at campaign information -- Getting earned metrics -- Optimizing your campaign -- Creating a call-to-action overlay -- Mining The YouTube Goldmine: -- Integrating AdSense: -- Setting up YouTube monetization -- Linking your channel with AdSense -- Creating your AdSense account for YouTube -- Setting up AdSense monetization -- Analyzing ad performance with YouTube analytics: -- Getting your YouTube ad information -- Seeing which metrics are offered -- Analyzing your ad performance -- Determining your estimating earnings -- Managing AdSense for YouTube: -- Reconciling AdSense earnings data with YouTube analytics -- Adding AdSense controls and reporting -- Making monetization adjustments: -- Looking at key ad-serving metrics -- Managing monetizable ad inventory -- Part 5: Part Of Tens: -- Ten Key Steps To Improving YouTube Search Results: -- Updating video metadata -- Managing video titles -- Understanding working titles -- Optimizing thumbnails for viewer session time -- Managing video descriptions -- Adding closed captioning -- Handling tags -- Refreshing metadata -- Understanding channel SEO -- Avoiding misleading metadata -- Ten Things To Know About Copyright: -- Remember who owns the copyright -- Attribution does not absolve a copyright violation -- Know the consequences -- Profit motive is irrelevant -- Getting permission for using copyrighted material -- Fair use is complicated -- Don't let copyright issues on YouTube lead to a strikeout -- Wipe the slate clean -- YouTube's robots are good at finding copyright infringements -- Copyright is not forever, but it's likely forever enough for YouTube -- Index.
"Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you'll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren't enough, you'll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That's a lot of info--but it's easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it's provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format" -- from publisher's web site.

PCs for dummies.

December 21, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1992-<2007> by Dan Gookin (1992-1995) with Andy Rathbone).
Imprint varies: <2003-11th ed.(2007> Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing.

The Internet for dummies.

December 21, 2015
San Mateo, Calif. : IDG Books,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1993-1994, John R. Levine and Carol Baroudi ; <1997-2007> John R. Levine, Carol Baroudi & Margaret Levine Young ; <2012>- by John R. Levine & Margaret Levine Young.

Getting a coding job for dummies

December 21, 2015
Abraham, Nikhil, author.
viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Getting a networking job for dummies

December 21, 2015
Gregory, Peter H., author.
xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- So you want to be a networking professional -- Having the right stuff -- Finding a job with the right organization -- Getting hired! -- The part of tens.
Jump-start your career in computer networking! Gregory and Hughes give you all the tools and step-by-step guidance you need to stand out from the crowd, get your foot in the door, and secure a job in the fast-growing sector.

Getting an information security job for dummies

December 21, 2015
Gregory, Peter H., author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]
x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- So you want to be an InfoSec professional -- Having the right stuff -- Finding a job with the right organization -- Getting hired! -- The part of tens.
Looking for a great job in a booming field? Information security is the first thing you need to know, and Gregory gives you tips on technical requirements, creating your resume, what to do after the interview, and much more. You'll get a peek inside different InfoSec jobs, and look at the pros and cons of working for security vendors, private companies, or the government.

Getting an IT help desk job for dummies

December 21, 2015
Regas, Tyler, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
xiv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- So you want to be an IT help desk engineer -- What you need to know -- Finding the right position for you -- Landing the job -- The part of tens.
The Help Desk is the heart of most IT operations and the launch pad for many IT careers. Regas shows you how to identify your goal; the education you'll need; how to stand out when applying for the job; and what to do-- and not do-- after you land the job.

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