May 23, 2013
New Arrivals · Computers & Software
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 22, 2013
Brabham, Daren C., 1982-
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, , ©2013.
xxiv, 138 pages ; 18 cm.
Concepts, theories, and cases of crowdsourcing -- Organizing crowdsourcing -- Issues in crowdsourcing -- The future of crowdsourcing.
Explains what the online phenomenon of crowdsourcing is, what it is not, and how it works.
May 2, 2013
Schmidt, Eric, 1955-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
315 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Our Future Selves -- The Future of Identity, Citizenship and Reporting -- The Future of States -- The Future of Revolution -- The Future of Terrorism -- The Future of Conflict, Combat and Intervention -- The Future of Reconstruction.
Outlines a transformational vision of a connected world, drawing on expertise to address questions regarding power balances, the relationship between privacy and security, and the role of technology in combating or enabling terrorism.
May 1, 2013
La Counte, Scott, 1978-
Chicago : Huron Street Press, c2012.
v, 96 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"ALA/American Library Association"--Cover.
"Powerful smartphones featuring versatile software "apps" lead the ongoing communications revolution, and businesses must serve customers in this venue. Developing an app for your business is easier than you think! This book shows how you can use basic HTML skills to build a useful app for your business on a minimal budget; what functionality is necessary and what is overkill; how to test the app and ensure that it works on various devices; and how to market it and make it available to customers"-- Provided by publisher.
April 23, 2013
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
247 p. ; 25 cm.
Introduction : Why rewrite the rules? -- Rewriting the rules of language : our journey to Englishnization -- Rewriting the rules of power : the wisdom of empowerment -- Rewriting the rules of expansion : going global -- Rewriting the rules of acquisition : buying companies -- Rewriting the rules of corporate culture : our five principles -- Rewriting the rules of the Internet : a tool for empowerment, speed and joy -- Rewriting the rules of e-commerce : discovery shopping -- Rewriting the rules of operation : speed, speed, speed! -- Rewriting the rules of giving : the new wave of community involvement -- Epilogue : what happens next : the brand as nation.
The CEO of e-commerce giant Rakuten outlines a collaborative model of global business that challenges zero-sum approaches and empowers local vendors, demonstrating how mutually beneficial relationships between brick-and-mortar businesses and e-retailers can maximize customer bases and service capabilities while enabling long-term growth.
April 15, 2013
310 pages ; 22 cm
"How seemingly innocuous technologies are unsettling the balance of power by putting it in the hands of the masses--and what a world without "big" will mean for all of us. In The End of Big, Internet pioneer and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Nicco Mele draws on nearly twenty years of experience to explore the consequences of revolutionary technology. Our ability to connect instantly, constantly, and globally is altering the exercise of power with dramatic speed. Governments, corporations, centers of knowledge, and expertise are eroding before the power of the individual. It can be good in some cases, but as Mele reveals, the promise of the Internet comes with a troubling downside. He asks: How does radical thinking underpin the design of everyday technology--and undermine power? How do we trust information when journalists are replaced by bloggers, phone videos, and tweets? Two-party government: will its collapse bring us qualified leaders, or demagogues and special-interest-backed politicians? Web-based micro-businesses can out-compete major corporations, but who enforces basic regulations--product safety, privacy protection, fraud, and tax collection? Currency, health and safety systems, rule of law: when these erode, are we better off? Unless we exercise deliberate moral choice over the design and use of technologies, Mele says, we doom ourselves to a future that tramples human values, renders social structures chaotic, and destroys rather than enhances freedom. Both hopeful and alarming, thought-provoking and passionately-argued, The End of Big is an important book about our present--and our future"-- Provided by publisher.
March 7, 2013
Hendrickson, Nancy, 1947-
Cincinnati, Ohio : Family Tree Books, c2012.
255 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Includes bonus online video demos.
Introduction -- Building your family tree -- Computer basics for the online genealogist -- Using search engines -- Online databases -- Birth, marriage, and death records -- Life during your ancestors' era -- Google for genealogists -- Land records -- The census -- Military records -- Finding local resources online -- Tracing immigrant and American Indian ancestors -- Share what you've found -- Putting it all to work.
The Internet has made millions of records available to search anytime, anywhere. Start finding your ancestors with just a few strokes of a keyboard.
March 7, 2013
Quillen, W. Daniel.
[Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.] : Cold Spring Press, c2013.
143 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
March 6, 2013
Chaitin, Gregory J.
New York : Pantheon Books, c2012.
xvii, 123 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Problem Solvers and Theorizers -- Introduction: Overview of Proving Darwin -- Life as Evolving Software : The Evolution of Mutating Software -- The Human Discovery of Software : Turing and von Neumann as Biologists -- The Mathematics of Metabiology : Random Walks in Software Space -- Santa Fe Institute Lecture : A Mathematical Theory of Evolution and Biological Creativity -- Theological Aspects of Metabiology -- The Politics of Creativity (Social Darwinism -- Social Metabiology) -- What can Mathematics Ultimately Accomplish? : Metabiology and Beyond -- Appendix 1: von Neumann's "DNA = Software" Paper -- Appendix 2: The Heart of the Proof.
Explains how evolution works on a mathematical level, arguing that mathematical theory is an essential part of evolution while highlighting mathematical principles in the biological world.
February 20, 2013
Indianapolis, IN : Que Publishing, c2013.
xvii, 683 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
A guide to using the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 running iOS 6. Step by step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.
February 15, 2013
243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Is cybercrime a serious problem? -- How do cybercriminals use online media to commit crimes? -- Is Internet activism a cybercrime? -- What laws will best prevent cybercrime?
February 7, 2013
Harris, Andrew, 1964-
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2012.
xiv, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Building the foundation -- Basic game development -- Diving deeper -- The part of tens.
Harris has written the book he wishes he'd had when he started creating games for his own enjoyment. Whether you're new to programming or a skilled programmer eager to cash in on today's game bonanza, this guide helps you build powerful games that also work on mobile devices.
February 7, 2013
Rogers, Rick, 1949-
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, c2012.
xxiv, 444 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Provides information on creating games for Android mobile devices, covering such topics as implementing the game loop, integrating user input, building virtual worlds with tile maps, and creating a scoring framework.
February 1, 2013
New Delhi : Campfire, c2012.
102 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Chronicles the life of the innovator, from his birth and adoption through his wanderlust period to his creation of the Apple empire that revolutionized modern technology.
January 30, 2013
Muir, Nancy, 1954-
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2010.
xii, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Previous ed.: Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008.
Provides information on the basics of computers, covering such topics as buying a computer, working with Windows 7, creating documents with Works, playing games, listening to music, exploring the Internet, using email, and computer security.
January 15, 2013
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., c2013.
xiii, 418 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
What WordPress can do for you -- WordPress blogging basics -- Getting started with WordPress -- Writing and managing your blog -- Enhancing your blog with themes, widgets, and upgrades -- Setting up blogging base camp -- Understanding the WordPress.org dashboard -- Establishing your blog routine -- Media management: images, audio, and video -- Making the most of WordPress plugins -- Finding and installing WordPress themes -- Understanding themes and templates -- Tweaking WordPress themes -- Ten popular WordPress plugins -- Ten free WordPress themes.
Discover WordPress and see how to put more power and versatility into your blog.
January 15, 2013
Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, c2012.
xxi, 467 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subtitle at head of cover: Choosing and configuring modules to build dynamic websites.
"Covers Drupal 7"--Cover.
Drupal overview -- Drupal jumpstart -- Job posting board -- Media management -- Product reviews -- Event management -- Managing publishing workflows -- Multilingual sites -- Online store -- Appendix A : Installing and upgrading Drupal -- Appendix B : Choosing the right modules -- Appendix C : Modules and themes used in this book -- Appendix D : Major changes between Drupal 6 and 7.
January 7, 2013
Lapsley, Philip D.
New York : Grove Press, c2013.
xvi, 431,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Maps on endpapers.
Before smartphones, before the Internet and before the personal computer, a misfit group of technophiles, blind teenagers, hippies, and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine: the telephone system. Starting with Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary "harmonic telegraph," by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary, a web of cuttting-edge switching machines and human operators that linked together millions of people like never before. Unfortunately for the telephone company, the network has a billion-dollar flaw. And once people discovered it, things would never the be the same. Phil Labsley's Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time. It traces the birth of long distance communication and the telephone, the rise of AT&T's monopoly, the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work, and the discovery of Ma Bell's Achilles' heel. Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of "phone phreaks" who turned the network into the electronic playground, the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds, and the counterculture movement that argued you should rip off the phone company to fight against the war in Vietnam...AT&T responded with "Greenstar"...The FBI fought back, too...Phone phreaking exploded into the popular culture, with famous actors, musicans, and investors caught with "blue boxes," many of them built by two young phone phreaks named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak...The product of extensive original research, including exclusive interviews and declassified government documents, Exploding the Phone is a captivating, ground-breaking work about an important part of our cultural and technological history -- Publisher's description.
January 2, 2013
New York : Penguin Group, c2011.
190 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"This official guide features walk-throughs, trivia, and behind-the-scenes information on all the top Poptropica Islands."--P.  of cover.
December 14, 2012
Schneider, John R.
[Charleston, SC] : John R. Schneider, 2012.
i, 119 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Introduction -- Communication -- Bettering yourself -- Perception by others -- The review -- Moving up -- Handling the boss -- Being the boss.
December 13, 2012
New York : Overlook Duckworth, c2012.
255 p. ; 21 cm.
1. A brief history of anonymity -- 2. Anonymous rises -- 3. Anonymous goes political -- 4. Anonymity wired -- 5. The age of the anonymous web -- 6. The year of the hacktivist -- 7. Nym wars -- 8. Is total anonymity even possible? -- 9. Is total transparency even possible? -- 10. Faces of anonymity -- 11. The case for anonymity.
ComputerCare's laptop repair workbook : the 300 cases of classic notebook computers troubleshooting and repair
December 12, 2012
Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2012.
xviii, 786 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"Version 2.2"--T.p. verso.
December 12, 2012
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], c2013.
xiv, 241 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
December 12, 2012
James, Derek (Game developer)
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2013.
xviii, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes Internet access.
December 12, 2012
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
xviii, 359 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Introducing Windows 8 -- Embracing Windows 8 style -- Getting a grip on Windows 8 development -- Setting up a Windows 8 app -- Using everyday controls -- Laying out the app -- Presenting data -- Building tiles and using notifications -- Programming to contract -- Talking to the Internet -- Managing the process lifecycle -- Keeping local storage -- Integrating with hardware -- Preparing for the store -- Going to the cloud -- Making money with your app -- Ten app ideas -- Ten places to find samples and info.
December 12, 2012
San Rafael, Calif. : Insight ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2013.
375 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 33 cm.
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