New Arrivals · Computers & Software

April 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

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

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