New Arrivals · Computers & Software

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

The best American infographics.

October 14, 2014
Boston : Mariner Books, 2013-
v. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Showcases top-selected examples of data visualization from the past year representing virtually all print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences politics, culture and other arenas.

How to find your family history in newspapers

October 10, 2014
Cooke, Lisa Louise, author.
©2012
156 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Newspapers : an exciting and exasperating record group -- What to look for in newspapers -- Top 10 tips to remember before starting your search -- The newspaper search process -- How to identify newspapers that meet your criteria : start with the big picture -- Online digitized newspaper collections : free and paid -- Portal websites : the key to finding 'hard-to-find' newspapers online and offline -- Need more help? : here's who you should ask -- African American newspapers -- Caring for newspaper clippings -- Putting it to bed -- United States newspaper websites -- International newspaper websites -- Heritage Quest Online participating libraries.
The author presents information about how to research family history in newspapers, along with her expert advice and tips for both hands-on and online genealogical research in newspapers.

Ada's algorithm : how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

October 9, 2014
Essinger, James, 1957-
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2014]
xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Behind every great man, there's a great woman; no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the only legitimate child of English poet Lord Byron, wrote extensive notes about the machine, including an algorithm to compute a long sequence of Bernoulli numbers, which some observers now consider to be the world's first computer program.

The complete beginner's guide to genealogy, the Internet, and your genealogy computer program

October 9, 2014
Clifford, Karen.
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., c2011.
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Principles of success for the family historian -- Organizing family information -- Becoming acquainted with your genealogy program -- Why document? -- Printing your records -- Your family history notebook -- Developing a sense of our ancestors' environment -- Resolving conflict -- State vital records offices, public libraries, courthouses and local repositories -- Resources of the Family History Library -- Major databases of the Family History Library -- Using local Family History Centers -- National Archives and Regional Records Services Facilities -- Census records between 1850 and 1930 -- Analysis and goal setting -- Sharing your family history research.
The modern world of genealogy combines the traditional methods of research with the awesome power of computers and the Internet, a combination so powerful that it has transformed the way we do genealogy. The purpose of this book is to instruct the researcher in this new methodology, tying the fundamentals of genealogical research to the infrastructrue of computers and Web sites. In other words, it is a manual for modern genealogy designed for the beginner but useful even to the most seasoned researcher.

Virtually human : the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality

October 7, 2014
Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2014].
xiv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile--a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind"-- Provided by publisher.

Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop Elements.

October 2, 2014
©2014
230 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 30 cm
Includes index.
A step-by-step guide to digital painting in Photoshop that covers the fundamental aspects in an accessible and comprehensive fashion.

The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

September 29, 2014
Isaacson, Walter.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
viii, 542 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"-- Provided by publisher.

Photoshop CC : the missing manual®

September 18, 2014
Snider, Lesa, author.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2014.
xxxiv, 955 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Covers 2014 release"--Cover.
Photoshop CC guided tour -- Opening, viewing, and saving files -- Layers : the key to nondestructive editing -- Selections : choosing what to edit -- Understanding channels -- Cropping, resizing, and rotating -- Combining images -- Draining, changing, and adding color -- Correcting color and lighting -- Changing reality : removing and repositioning -- The art of sharpening -- Painting in Photoshop -- Drawing with the vector tools -- Creating artistic text -- The wide world of filters -- Photoshop and print -- Photoshop and the web -- Working smarter with actions -- Beyond Photoshop : plug-Ins -- Photoshop and video -- Photoshop and 3D -- Using Adobe Bridge.

Hate crimes in cyberspace

September 17, 2014
Citron, Danielle Keats, 1968-
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014].
343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Digital hate -- How the Internet's virtues fuel its vices -- The problem of social attitudes -- Civil rights movements, past and present -- What law can and should do now -- Updating the law to enhance the accountability of harassers -- Extending legal reform to site operators and employers -- "Don't break the Internet" and other free speech concerns -- Silicon valley, parents, and schools.

The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection

September 17, 2014
Harris, Michael, 1980 March 12-
New York, New York : Current, 2014.
viii, 243 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue: This can show you everything -- Gathering. This kills that -- Kids these days -- Confession -- Public opinion -- Authenticity -- Breaking away. Attention! -- Memory (the good error) -- Hooking up -- How to absent oneself -- What comes across, what stays behind.
"Only one generation in history (ours) will experience life both with and without the Internet. For everyone who follows us, online life will simply be the air they breathe. Today, we revel in ubiquitous information and constant connection, rarely stopping to consider the implications for our logged-on lives. Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we've gained--and lost--in the bargain. In [his] book, Harris argues that our greatest loss has been that of absence itself--of silence, wonder, and solitude"-- Provided by publisher.

Facebook & Twitter for seniors for dummies

September 16, 2014
Collier, Marsha, author.
©2014
x, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
This updated guide makes it easy to set up a Facebook or Twitter account to catch up with old friends, communicate with your family, and enjoy your online experience. You'll get hands-on guidance to connecting to the Internet with a computer or mobile device, creating social media accounts and profiles, searching for friends, joining groups, sharing photos and videos, and more. It also covers popular sites where you can read and share opinions on entertainment and travel options, view movies and television shows on your computer or mobile device, and even create your own blog.

Hacking exposed. Web applications : web application security secrets and solutions

September 10, 2014
Scambray, Joel.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011.
xxvi, 451 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Hacking web apps 101 -- Profiling -- Hacking web platforms -- Attacking web authentication -- Attacking web authorization -- Input injection attacks -- Attacking XML web services -- Attacking web application management -- Hacking web clients -- The Enterprise web application security program -- Web application security checklist -- Web hacking tools and techniques cribsheet.

The smartphone : anatomy of an industry

September 5, 2014
Woyke, Elizabeth.
New York : The New Press, 2014.
296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
From the Simon to the Blackberry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung -- The smartphone wars -- Assembling a smartphone -- Waste: Money and trash -- Health -- Privacy -- Looking toward the future.
How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements as recorded by our smartphones? These are just some of the questions that journalist Elizabeth Woyke answers in this muckraking expose.

In real life : love, lies & identity in the digital age

August 29, 2014
Schulman, Yaniv, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"From the host of the MTV show Catfish comes a guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. The book explores relationships in the era of social media and the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection. The author provides advice about living and loving in the era of social media." -- Provided by publisher.

Geek sublime : the beauty of code, the code of beauty

August 28, 2014
Chandra, Vikram.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2014.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Hello, world! -- Learning to write -- The language of logic -- Histories and mythologies -- The code of beauty : Anandavardhana -- The beauty of code -- The code of beauty : Abhinavagupta -- Mythologies and histories -- The language of literature -- Application.Restart().

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.
©2014
622 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies

July 17, 2014
Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
©2014
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.

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