New Arrivals · Computers & Software

April 15, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Excel dashboards & reports for dummies

April 14, 2014
Alexander, Michael, 1972- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

iPhone for seniors : quickly start working with the iPhone with iOS7.

April 14, 2014
[Netherlands] : Visual Steps, c2013
328 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes index.

Converging waters : integrating collaborative modeling with participatory processes to make water resources decisions

April 14, 2014
Alexandria, VA : IWR Press, 2011.
x, 218 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0058-P.
"May 12, 2011."

iPad all-in-one for dummies

April 11, 2014
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2014]
xiv, 528 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers iOS 7, iPad Air, and earlier iPad models!"--Cover.
Introduction -- iPad basics -- Just for fun -- iPad on the go -- Getting productive with iWork -- Using iPad to get organized.
This go-to guide makes it easy for you to learn to use all of your iPad's features. From having fun to getting work done to finding out who won, your iPad does it all!

iPhone all-in-one for dummies

April 11, 2014
Hutsko, Joe, 1963- author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, [2014].
xviii, 582 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Updated for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7!" --Cover.
Meet iPhone -- Stocking iPhone with iTunes apps and add-ons -- Communications central: calls, messages, and the web -- Making iPhone your personal assistant -- Letting iPhone entertain you: photos, videos, music, and more.
Want to get the most out of your iPhone? You've come to the right place. You'll be up and running in no time with easy coverage of iPhone basics, how to use the built-in iPhone apps, setting up security, texting, and more. And of course, it explains all the fun stuff too, like how to use Siri, your voice-activated personal assistant, video-chat with FaceTime, find your way with the Maps and driving directions, and much more. Whether this is your first iPhone or an upgrade to the latest version, get ready to outsmart the smartest smartphone in town with iPhone All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd edition, fully updated to cover the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iOS 7!

Minecrafter : the unofficial guide to Minecraft & other building games.

April 3, 2014
Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books LLC, c2013.
112 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
"Gallery: building 2013's coolest creations"--Cover.

Beginning Visual C#® 2012 programming

April 2, 2014
Watson, Karli.
Indianapolis, IN : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xxxvii, 867 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Programmer to programmer."
pt. I. The C# language -- Introducing C# -- Writing a C# program -- Variables and expressions -- Flow control -- More about variables -- Functions -- Debugging and error handling -- Introduction to object-oriented programming -- Defining classes -- Defining class members -- Collections, comparisons, and conversions -- Generics -- Additional OOP techniques -- C# language enhancements -- pt. II. Windows programming -- Basic desktop programming -- Advanced desktop programming -- Windows store apps -- Deploying desktop applications -- pt. III. Web programming -- ASP.NET web programming -- Deploying web applications -- pt. IV. Data access -- File system data -- XML -- Introduction to LINQ -- Applying LINQ -- pt. V. Additional techniques -- Windows communciation foundation -- Windows workflow foundation.

Head first C#

March 27, 2014
Stellman, Andrew, author.
Beijing : O'Reilly, [2013]
xlii, 904 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: 2010.
"A brain-friendly guide" -- Cover.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 book for digital photographers

March 26, 2014
Kelby, Scott, author.
[Berkeley, California] : New Riders, [2014]
xiii, 533 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
"Lr--Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5".
5. DJ develop (part deux). Making your RAW photos look more like JPEGs -- Seeing befores and afters -- Applying changes made to one photo to other photos -- Virtual copies: the "no risk" way to experiment -- Editing a bunch of photos at once using auto sync -- Using one-click presets (and making your own!) -- Using the library module's quick develop panel -- Using soft proofing to make your images look good in print and on the Web -- The "previous" button (and why it rocks!) -- Lightroom killer tips -- 6. Local adjustments : How to edit just part of your images. Dodging, burning, and adjusting individual areas of your photo -- Five more things you should know about lightroom's adjustment brush -- Selectively fixing white balance, dark shadows, and noise issues -- Getting creative effects using the adjustment brush -- Retouching portraits -- Fixing skies (and other stuff) with a gradient filter -- Custom vignetts & spotlight effects using the radial filter -- Lightroom killer tips -- 7. Problem photos : Fixing common problems. Fixing backlit photos -- Reducing noise -- Undoing changes made in lightroom -- Cropping photos -- Lights out cropping rocks! -- Straightening crooked photos -- Finding spots and specks the easy way -- Oh hallelujah, it's a regular healing brush! (Finally!) -- Removing red eye -- Fixing lens distortion problems -- Auto correcting perspective and other lens problems using upright -- Fixing edge vignetting -- Sharpening your photos -- Fixing chromatic aberrations (a.k.a. that annoying color fringe) -- Basic camera calibration in lightroom -- Lightroom killer tips -- 8. Exporting images : Saving JPEGs, TIFFs, and more. Saving your photos as JPEGs -- Adding a watermark to your images -- Emailing photos from lightroom -- Exporting your original RAW photo -- Publish your images with just two clicks -- Lightroom killer tips -- 9. Jumping to Photoshop : How and when to do it. Choosing how your files are sent to Photoshop -- How to jump over to Photoshop, and how to jump back -- Adding Photoshop automation to your lightroom workflow -- Stitching panoramas using Photoshop -- Creating HDR images in Photoshop -- Lightroom killer tips -- 10. Book of love : Creating photo books. Before you make your first book -- Building your first book from scratch -- Adding text and captions to your photo book -- Adding and customizing page numbers -- Four things you'll want to know about layout templates -- Creating & saving your own custom layouts -- Creating cover text -- Custom template workaround -- Lightroom killer tips --
Presents step-by-step instructions on using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, covering such topics as organizing photographs, making adjustments, editing, converting from color to black and white, and printing photographs.

Computer basics : absolute beginner's guide : Windows® 8.1

March 26, 2014
Miller, Michael, 1958-
Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2014]
xix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Previous edition: 2013.
Includes index.
Understanding computers and similar devices. How personal computers work ; Setting up and using a desktop computer ; Setting up and using a notebook or tablet computer -- Using Windows. Getting to know Windows 8.1 ; Using the new Windows 8.1 interface ; Using the traditional Windows desktop ; Working with files, folders, and other storage -- Setting up the rest of your computer system. Connecting other devices to your PC and your PC to other devices ; Working with printers ; Adding storage and backup ; Setting up a home network -- Using the internet. Connecting to the internet at home and on the road ; Using Internet Explorer to surf the web ; Searching and researching online ; Shopping and selling online -- Communicating online. Sending and receiving email ; Social networking with Facebook ; More social networking with Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter ; Managing your social activity (and contacts) in Windows ; Video chatting with friends and family -- Working with apps. Understanding and using Windows apps ; Exploring Windows 8.1's built-in apps ; Finding and installing new apps -- Doing fun and useful things with your PC. Doing office work ; Staying organized ; Viewing and sharing digital photos ; Playing music ; Watching movies, TV shows, and other videos -- Keeping your system up and running. Protecting your PC from computer attacks, malware, and spam ; Performing preventive maintenance and dealing with common problems.
Guides beginning users through basic PC operations in Microsoft Windows, demonstrating such tasks as personalizing Windows 8.1, connecting to the Internet, using social networks, working with apps, playing music, and performing routine maintenance.

IPhone game development for teens

March 25, 2014
Crooks, Clayton E.
Boston : Course Technology/Cengage Learning, c2013.
x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Programming like a pro for teens

March 25, 2014
Hardnett, Charles R.
Boston, MA : Course Technology, Cengage Learning, 2012.
xvi, 416 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
User level : Beginner.
Solutions to end-of-chapter exercises, source code, and other learning materials are included on the companion website.
Programming Like A Pro For Teens is written in a friendly, unassuming voice that makes it possible for you to master the ideas and concepts that professionals use for programming every day. You learn algorithmic thinking and problem-solving in addition to the C++ language. This book focuses on problem-solving techniques and thought processes and introduces features at your level of complexity. Introductory problem solving techniques pave the way toward increasingly more advanced techniques. This approach allows you to engage in meaningful programming experiences early in the book, which motivates you to continue.

Creating adventure games for teens

March 25, 2014
Darby, Jason, 1972-
Boston, MA : Course Technology, c2013.
xii, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Course Technology PTR."

Teach yourself visually Photoshop Elements 12

March 24, 2014
Wooldridge, Mike.
Indianapolis, IN : Visual, c2014.
371 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Importing and opening digital images -- Organizing your photos -- Using advanced organizing tools -- Applying basic image edits -- Making selections -- Manipulating selections -- Using layers -- Enhancing and retouching photos -- Enhancing lighting and color -- Apply guided edits -- Painting and drawing on photos -- Applying filters -- Adding text elements -- Applying styles and effects -- Saving and sharing your work.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling Photoshop Elements tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Photoshop Elements 12 in no time.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 : streamlining your digital photography process

March 21, 2014
Sylvan, Rob.
Indianapolis, Ind. : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2013.
489 p. : ill., photos ; 23 cm.
Image management can soak up huge amounts of a photographer's time. Lightroom lets you effectively manage, edit, and present large quantities of images, and this book teaches you the skills that make it work. The authors, both photographers and Lightroom experts, walk you through Lightroom 5 step by step. Learn to streamline image management tasks and get back to doing what you love - taking photographs... Index your photos with Lightroom catalogs -- Optimize every photo with powerful, easy image adjustments -- Design and order photo books -- Make your own professional prints -- Use the map to plot locations where your photos were taken -- Create a professional-looking slideshow -- Publish your photos to Facebook, burn them to a DVD, or export them for further editing in Photoshop. [back cover]

Haunted empire : Apple after Steve Jobs

March 20, 2014
Kane, Yukari Iwatani.
New York : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014].
x, 371 pages ; 24 cm
"Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs's death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs's vision and keep the company moving forward. Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader? Many inside the company were eager to prove that Apple could be just as innovative as it had been under Jobs. Others were painfully aware of the immense challenge ahead. As its business has become more complex and global, Apple has come under intense scrutiny, much of it critical. Maintaining market leadership has become crucial as it tries to conquer new frontiers and satisfy the public's insatiable appetite for "insanely great" products" -- from publisher's web site.

Head first iPhone and iPad development

March 11, 2014
Pilone, Tracey, author.
Beijing : O'Reilly, [2014]
xxxii, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Job searching with social media for dummies

March 3, 2014
Waldman, Joshua.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xiv, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Preparing for your job search -- Marketing yourself with a personal brand -- Crafting web résumés with LinkedIn, video, and more -- Using Twitter, Facebook, and other sites to find a position -- Executing your proactive social media job hunt strategies -- The part of tens.
A guide to using social media to find a job that explains the benefits of using sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for networking, offers tips on creating an effective online profile, discusses how to develop a personal online brand, and includes other helpful job search strategies.

Raspberry Pi

February 20, 2014
Wentk, Richard.
Indianapolis, IN : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"The fast and easy way to learn"--Cover.

The Pinterest diet : how to pin your way thin

February 18, 2014
Dulan, Mitzi, author.
230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Let's do this! -- Boards to transform your life -- The Pinterest diet rules -- Satisfaction at last! The MSF factor -- Discovering your unique taste DNA -- Protein power -- Eating clean on the Pinterest diet -- The Pinterest diet 7-day jumpstart cleanse -- The Pinterest diet program -- The Pinterest diet recipes -- The Pinterest diet recipes -- The Pinterest diet workout: a 30-day exercise plan -- Living better on the Pinterest diet -- The Pinterest diet on a budget -- Satisfied forever.
Whether you need to lose ten pounds, thirty pounds, or more, The Pinterest Diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals by following Mitzi's innovative weight loss program and using the social media giant, Pinterest. Mitzi Dulan, a registered dietitian and weight loss expert who has a massive 3.5 million Pinterest followers reveals how you can use Pinterest for a never-ending supply of clean eating recipes, workout plans, inspiration, and support to help transform your life.

The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind

February 14, 2014
Kaku, Michio.
New York : Doubleday, [2014]
xviii, 377 pages ; 25 cm
Book I: The mind and consciousness -- Unlocking the mind -- Consciousness, a physicist's viewpoint -- Book II: Mind over matter -- Telepathy: a penny for your thoughts -- Telekinesis: mind controlling matter -- Memories and thoughts made to order -- Einstein's brain and enhancing our intelligence -- Book III: Altered consciousness -- In your dreams -- Can the mind be controlled? -- Altered states of consciousness -- The artificial mind and silicon consciousness -- Reverse engineering the brain -- The future: mind beyond matter -- The mind as pure energy -- The alien mind -- Concluding remarks.

Assistive technology in special education : resources for education, intervention, and rehabilitation

February 13, 2014
Green, Joan L., 1963-
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press, Inc., [2014]
x, 242 pages ; 26 cm.

Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

January 24, 2014
MacDonald, Matthew.
[New York] : Apress, c2010.
xxxii, 981 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introducing .NET -- Developing ASP.NET applications -- Building better web forms -- Working with data -- Website security -- Advanced ASP.NET.
A guide to the features and functions of ASP.NET 4, covering such topics as Visual Studio, Web forms, Web controls, error handling, validation, user controls, graphics, styles, ADO.NET, data binding, files and streams, XML, security, profiles, caching, LINQ, and Ajax.

More windows 8 for seniors : get more out of your computer.

January 23, 2014
376 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.

Cybersecurity and cyberwar : what everyone needs to know

January 23, 2014
Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren), author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
viii, 306 pages ; 22 cm

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