New Arrivals · Computers & Software

August 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Galaxy S5 : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box

August 15, 2014
Gralla, Preston, author.
Sebastopol, Calif. : O 'Reilly, 2014.
xx, 435 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The missing credits -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The guided tour -- Chapter 2 Typing, texting, and searching -- Chapter 3 Phone calls -- Chapter 4 Music -- Chapter 5 Camera, photos, and video -- Chapter 6 Maps and navigation -- Chapter 7 Calendar -- Chapter 8 Getting online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and mobile hotspots -- Chapter 9 The web -- Chapter 10 Email and Gmail -- Chapter 11 Facebook, Twitter, Google+, chat and videochat -- Chapter 12 Downloading and using apps -- Chapter 13 Transferring music, videos, pictures and other files, and using group play -- Chapter 14 Taking the Galaxy S5 to work -- Chapter 15 My Magazine, Google Now, and voice search and control -- Chapter 16 Settings -- Appendix A Setup and Signup -- Appendix B Accessories -- Appendix C Troubleshooting and maintenance -- Index.
"Get the most out of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You'll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done,"--back cover.

Wordpress : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box

August 8, 2014
Macdonald, Matthew.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, [2014]
xiv, 596 pages ; cm.
Includes index.

MacBook for dummies

August 1, 2014
Chambers, Mark L., author.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2014.
p. cm.
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.

Learn to program with Scratch : a visual introduction to programming with games, art, science, and math

July 25, 2014
Marji, Majed, author.
San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2014]
xx, 261 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers Scratch 2"--Cover.
"Scratch is a fun, beginner-friendly programming environment popular in schools around the world. Its playful, intuitive interface uses colorful programming blocks and cartoon sprites to make real programming more approachable. Learn to Program with Scratch shows just how much you can do with Scratch and teaches you essential, universal programming concepts along the way. In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji takes you on a tour through Scratch's surprisingly powerful features to teach programming concepts like procedures, variables, loops, recursion, decision making, and lists. You will use your new-found skills to create science simulations, math projects, and even some fun arcade games! Each chapter offers a summary and practice exercises at the end to make sure the lessons stick. Scratch is an incredibly fun and easy language to learn, plus you can do some seriously potent programming with it. Learn to Program with Scratch will help you get the most out of Scratch and begin your journey into the world of programming"-- Provided by publisher.

Kalos region handbook : stats and facts on over 450 Pokémon!

July 24, 2014
New York : Scholastic Inc., 2014
272 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Mobile apps

July 23, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
157 pages ; 23 cm.
Is there a need for oversight of the app industry to protect privacy? Overview : lack of privacy in using mobile apps is a serious problem / Al Franken ; Legislation to protect the privacy of app users should be enacted by Congress / Justin Brookman ; Congress is considering legislation to ban cyberstalking apps / Richard Lardner ; Some misuses of mobile apps can be dealt with by consumer protection laws / Jessica Rich ; The Federal Trade Commission has found that apps invade the privacy of children and teens / Federal Trade Commission ; Mobile app developers should observe privacy practices recommended by the government / Kamala Harris ; The software industry, not Congress, should develop privacy guidelines for mobile apps / Mark MacCarthy ; Government privacy restrictions on apps would lead to decline of the app economy / Jamie Tucker ; Facebook users should be aware of how data they make public may be used by apps / John Brownlee -- Should controversial mobile apps be taken off the market? App stores : gatekeepers, or censors of the mobile web? / Doug Gross ; Sellers have a right to decline to sell apps they find objectionable / Theodore Kruczek ; Apps that are offensive to gays should be rejected by app stores / Truth Wins Out ; Campaign apps should not be censored by stores on the basis of political bias / Mitch Wagner ; Apps should not be censored by stores for politically-sensitive content / John Paul Titlow ; Some retailers censor apps too inconsistently to retain public confidence / Sarah Weinman -- Why are Web-based mobile apps overtaking native mobile apps? Recent technology has made development of web-based mobile apps feasible / Ehsan ; Mobile cloud apps and hybrid apps take advantage of web technology's capabilities / Bill Claybrook ; Native mobile apps for publications available on the Web are a short-term fad / Yaron Galai ; Mobile web apps will prevail despite the present superiority of native mobile apps / Ryan Matzner -- What effect is the app economy having on society? It's not just Instagram. The "app economy" is taking off / Meredith Bennett-Smith ; The app economy will improve the US employment rate if open jobs can be filled / Amrita Khalid ; Independent app developers earn far less money than salaried ones / Joshua Wright ; Developers use many tactics to increase the earning power of their apps / Priya Viswanathan ; The app economy has transformed the strategy of software development / Mark Mulligan.

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

July 22, 2014
Philbin, Carrie Anne.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, c2014.
xi, 244 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"9 awesome projects written especially for young people!" -- cover.

JavaScript & JQuery : interactive front-end web development

July 22, 2014
Duckett, Jon, author.
622 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies

July 17, 2014
Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
xii, 326 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies. With over 1 million apps available.

The essential digital interview handbook : lights, camera, interview : tips for Skype, Google Hangout, Go to Meeting and more

July 15, 2014
Bailo, Paul J., 1965-
Pompton Plains : Career Press, [2014].
220 pages ; 21 cm
What is a digital interview? -- Preparing. Software ; Camera ; Audio ; Lighting studio ; Background ; Putting it all together ; Professional username ; Professional profile picture ; Clean your camera lens ; A tripod is your friend ; Get the shot : the right angle ; Up to date ; Power up ; Wire up ; Equipment room ; On-air sign ; Location ; Shadows ; Assemble a crew ; X marks the spot ; Portrait ; Toastmasters International is your friend ; Tune in ; Honey ; Write your script ; Read the script ; Get comfortable ; Critics ; Three, two, one...and we're live! ; No editing crew ; Don't be a diva ; Costumes design ; Clear screen ; Grooming tips ; The power of color ; Show skills, not skin ; Write your worries away ; The person you see is the person you will be ; Time zone ; Showstoppers -- Conducting. Don't miss your cue! ; Remove all barriers ; Storyline ; Commercials ; Make your interviewer feel like a million bucks ; Talk to them, not at them ; Eye direction ; Share the spotlight ; Pay attention to time ; Don't forget ; you're on the air ; Pilot episode ; Don't be a flop ; No special effects ; Grandma's rocker ; Moves like Jagger ; Make love to the camera ; Don't butter your popcorn ; Understudy ; Don't get cancelled ; "To be continued" ; Bloopers ; The group shot -- Concluding. The last act ; Sign the playbill ; Roll the credits ; Wait five minutes before shutting down.
"In today's increasingly interconnected world, virtual meetings have become a staple of business practice. Unsurprisingly, so has the digital interview. In the past year alone, the number of people who use Skype for this purpose has risen from about 300 million to more than 405 million, with a whopping 66-percent increase in users who log in from their mobile devices. Moreover, 35 percent of all businesses in the United States use Skype as their primary means of communication.Your next job will likely be waiting for you on the other end of a video conference. These tips will also help you appear more professional for media interviews and presenting online. Let The Essential Digital Interview Handbook walk you through the steps to success"-- Provided by publisher.

Android tablets for dummies®

July 14, 2014
Gookin, Dan, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xvi, 328 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The Android tablet thing -- Stay in touch -- Omni tablet -- Nuts and bolts -- The part of tens.
Gookin shows you all you need to know about your Android tablet, and how to make it do you bidding. From using the address book and navigation system to making phone calls and video chats, this guide has solutions to common problems, as well as information on protecting your tablet and securing your data.

Smart machines : IBM's Watson and the era of cognitive computing

July 11, 2014
Kelly, John E., III (John Edward), 1954-
New York : Columbia Business School Publishing, [2013]
x, 147 pages ; 22 cm
A new era of computing -- Building learning systems -- Handling big data -- Augmenting our senses -- Designing data-centric computers -- Inventing a new physics of computing -- Imagining the cognitive city.

Office 2013 for dummies

July 10, 2014
Wang, Wally.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xxii, 406 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
pt. 1. Getting started with Office 2013 -- Introducing Microsoft Office 2013 ; Selecting and editing data ; Modifying pictures ; Getting help from Office 2013 -- pt. 2. Working with Word -- Typing text in Word ; Formatting text ; Designing your pages -- pt. 3. Playing the numbers with Excel -- The basics of spreadsheets: numbers, labels, and formulas ; Playing with formulas ; Charting and analyzing data -- pt. 4. Making presentations with PowerPoint -- Creating a PowerPoint presentation ; Adding color and pictures to a presentation ; Showing off a presentation -- pt. 5. Getting organized with Outlook -- Managing e-mail with Outlook ; Calendars, contacts, and tasks -- pt. 6. Storing stuff in Access -- Using a database ; Searching, sorting, and querying a database ; Creating a database report -- pt. 7. The part of tens -- Ten tips for using Office 2013 ; Almost ten ways to make Office 2013 easier to use.
Explains how to effectively utilize the latest version of the integrated software package, covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

Organized crime

July 8, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
186 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Does organized crime present a threat to the world today? -- Organized crime is a threat to international security / Walter Kemp -- Governments worldwide have been corrupted by organized crime / Moises Naim -- Is it safe to walk to church? / Lawrence Harmon -- Gangs create a sense of community for youths / Caspar Walsh -- Organized crime violates human rights / Joy Olson -- Organized crime threatens open media reporting / Reporters Without Borders -- How profitable are some organized crime activities? -- Counterfeit goods are profitable for organized crime / UN Office on Drugs and Crime -- Organized crime's involvement in media piracy is exaggerated / Joe Karaganis -- Organized crime has come to resemble legitimate business / Marc Goodman -- Wall Street has come to resemble organized crime / Paul Wallis -- What policies should be implemented to address organized crime? -- Legalizing marijuana would weaken the drug cartels / Gary Johnson -- Organized criminals won't fade away / Vanda Felbab-Brown -- Better gun control would reduce gang-related violence / Tiffany Willis -- Banning guns will increase gang-related violence / Michael Geer -- The crime-terrorism nexus / Wibke Hansen -- RICO should be used to prosecute Wall Street Criminals / Michael Moran -- Has organized crime moved online? -- Hacktivists must be fought like organized criminals / Hal Berenson -- Hacktivist as gadflies / Peter Ludlow -- Organized crime hackers threaten American infrastructure / The Economist -- Most cybercrime is not committed by organized criminals / Brian Prince.
This title explores whether organized crime presents a threat to the world today, how profitable some organized crime activities are, what policies should be implemented to address organized crime, and whether organized crime has moved to online. - See more at:

Sketchup 2014 for dummies

July 3, 2014
Chopra, Aidan.
x, 492 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Learning PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS & HTML5

July 3, 2014
Nixon, Robin, 1961-
© 2014
xxv, 700 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A step-by-step guide to creating dynamic websites.

Evernote for dummies

June 24, 2014
Sarna, David E. Y.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2014.
xiv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Breaking through : using educational technology for children with special needs

June 23, 2014
Hill, Barbara Albers.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, [2014]
xi, 143 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The unique world of tablet technology -- Special needs and tablet technology -- Maximizing tablet use -- Adapting and improving your child¿s tablet -- Conclusion -- Choosing the best tablets for children with special needs -- Choosing the best add-ons and accessories for children with special needs -- Choosing the best apps for children with special needs.

Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true?

June 19, 2014
Seife, Charles.
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
vi, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Catching the stupid bug -- Appeal to authority -- An army of one -- Telling fake people from real -- The loneliness of the interconnected -- Copy, right? -- Scarcity -- All hat, no cattle -- White noise and the Red Queen -- Artificial unintelligence -- Make money fast -- Companies : private, public, and shady -- This is your brain -- Living in the raw.
"Seife takes us deep into the Internet information jungle and [cuts] a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online"-- Provided by publisher.

Music 4.0 : a survival guide for making music in the Internet age

June 12, 2014
Owsinski, Bobby.
Montclair, NJ : Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
xix, 276 pages : ill. ; 28 cm.

Macs all-in-one for dummies.

May 15, 2014
Hutsko, Joe, 1963- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
xviii, 840 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: 2012.
Includes index.

Help your kids with computer coding : a unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games

May 15, 2014
Vorderman, Carol.
New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing

May 13, 2014
Chartier, Timothy P., 1969-
xi, 136 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Your first byte -- Deceiving arithmetic -- Two by two -- Infinite detail -- Plot the course -- Doodling into a labyrinth -- Obama-cize yourself -- Painting with M&Ms -- Distorting reality -- A pretty mathematical face -- March MATHness -- Ranking a googol of bits -- A byte to go -- Up to the challenge -- List of figures.

iWork : the missing manual

May 6, 2014
Thornsby, Jessica, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, [2014].
xxii, 830 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Apple's iWork is more versatile than ever now that there are versions for Mac, iOS, and even iCloud. The only thing iWork doesn't include is its own how-to guide. That's where this friendly, jargon-free Missing Manual comes in. With complete instructions and helpful examples, you'll quickly learn how to create stunning documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets with iWork's Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The important stuff you need to know: Create elegant files in minutes. Save tons of time by using iWork's collection of prebuilt templates and themes. Craft a variety of documents. Use Pages to design attractive newsletters, catalogs, brochures, flyers, and posters. Build eye-popping presentations. Turn Keynote's themes and easy-to-use cinematic effects into beautiful custom slideshows. Organize and clearly convey information. Jazz up your Numbers spreadsheets with charts, images, and videos. Always have your work on hand. Store your files in iCloud and have them sync automatically to your Mac and iOS devices. Work anywhere, any time. Use the web-based iWork for iCloud to create projects on any computer--even a PC. Versions covered: This edition covers Pages for Mac 5.1, Keynote for Mac 6.1, Numbers for Mac 3.1, version 2.1 of each iOS app, and iWork for iCloud."--Provided by publisher.

How to start a home-based mobile app developer business

April 25, 2014
Brooks, Chad.
xii, 186 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

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