New Arrivals · Computers & Software

September 24, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Digital handmade : craftsmanship and the new Industrial Revolution

September 23, 2015
Johnston, Lucy, author.
New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
287 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Jekaterina Apale -- Assa Ashuach -- Atmos -- Jorge Ayala -- Barry X Ball -- Louise Lemieux Bérubé -- Francis Bitonti -- Isaïe Bloch -- Tord Boontje -- Valissa Butterworth -- Emily Cobb -- Lia Cook -- Elena Corchero -- Michiel Cornelissen -- Lionel T. Dean -- Wim Delvoye -- Olaf Diegel -- David D'Imperio -- Michael Eden -- Factum Arte -- Front -- Adam Nathaniel Furman -- Bram Geenen -- Antony Gormley -- David Graas -- Bathsheba Grossman -- GT2P -- Michael Hansmeyer -- Joshua Harker -- Del Harrow -- Patrick Hoet -- Ralf Holleis -- Monika Horcicová -- Anthony Horrigan -- Dorry Hsu -- Inflexions -- Aki Inomata -- Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques -- Sophie Kahn -- Joris Laarman -- Cinnamon Lee -- Lee Allen Eyewear -- Paul Loebach -- Amy Roper Lyons -- Lucas Maassen -- Magnolia Editions -- Geoffrey Mann -- Luc Merx -- Gareth Neal -- Nendo -- Nervous System -- Marc Newson -- Elaine Yan Ling Ng -- Neri Oxman -- Jan Plechac -- Matthew Plummer-Fernandez -- Louis Pratt -- Karina Nøkleby Presttun -- Anastasia Radevich --- Cedric Rágot -- Zach Raven -- Guto Requena -- Nadia-Anne Ricketts -- Ariel Rojo -- Jack Row -- Lin Stanionis -- Elisa Strozyk -- Laszlo Tompa -- Unfold -- UUfie -- Dirk Vander Kooij -- Irish Van Herpen -- Eric van Straaten -- Michaella Janse van Vuuren -- Jeroen Verhoeven -- Marcel Wanders -- Jo Hayes Ward -- WertelOberfell -- Zhang Zhoujie -- Ariel Zuckerman.
While the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century diminished the role of the craftsperson in the manufacturing process, the digital revolution has had a less devastating effect. Today's digital technologies have given rise to entirely new working methods, skill sets, and consumer products that don't eliminate, but enrich, traditional hand techniques. Digital Handmade presents eighty international designers, artists, and craftsmen who combine the precision and flexibility of computing and digital fabrication with the skill and tactility of the master artisan to create unexpected and desirable objects and products. These pioneers include Louise Lemieux Bérubé, a Canadian artist whose work integrates photography and weaving; Australian jewelry designer Cinnamon Lee, whose designs explore the relationship between hand and machine; and Japanese artists Nendo, who produce ceramic pieces that employ both digital fabrication and ancient traditional methods.

Computer basics : absolute beginner's guide : Windows® 10

September 22, 2015
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2016]
xviii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2014.
Includes index.
Understanding computers -- Using Windows -- Setting up the rest of your system -- Using the internet -- Communicating online -- Working with software programs -- Doing fun and useful stuff with your PC -- Keeping your system up and running.
Guides beginning users through basic PC operations in Microsoft Windows, demonstrating such tasks as personalizing Windows 10, connecting to the Internet, using social networks, working with apps, playing music, and performing routine maintenance.

Teach yourself visually Windows 10

September 16, 2015
McFedries, Paul, author.
340 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with Windows -- Customizing Windows -- Surfing the web -- Sending and receiving e-mail -- Getting social with Windows -- Performing day-to-day tasks with apps -- Working with images -- Working with multimedia -- Editing documents -- Working with files -- Sharing your computer -- Getting more from a tablet PC -- Implementing security -- Maintaining Windows.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 150 Windows 10 tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Windows 10 in no time.

Easy Windows 10

September 15, 2015
Soper, Mark Edward, author.
xviii, 481 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Cover title.

Gamelife : a memoir

September 15, 2015
Clune, Michael W., author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
211 pages ; 22 cm
Suspended -- Four hundred and ninety points of damage -- The devil in the garden -- World War II has never ended -- The sun and the stars -- Pirates! -- A heart of the sky.

Guide to reference in genealogy and biography

September 4, 2015
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
xiii, 372 pages ; 26 cm
Genealogy. International -- North America -- Latin America -- Europe -- Asia -- Australia and Oceania -- Heraldry -- Names -- African Americans -- Hispanic Americans -- Jews -- Native Americans -- Quakers -- Biography. International -- North America -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Europe -- Africa -- Asia -- Australia and Oceania.
As a discipline of history, genealogy is being used with increasing regularity in classrooms at all levels. Public historians and local historians use family histories to discover medical patterns across generations; to trace adoptee families; or to find materials for fictional or historical works. This guide brings together both print and Internet resources, to assist family historians in their efforts, and professionals at all levels to direct their patrons as they explore their family heritage.

Raspberry Pi projects for dummies

September 1, 2015
Cook, Mike, author.
xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with Raspberry Pi projects -- Working with LEDs and switches -- Developing advanced interfaces -- Making the Raspberry Pi your LEGO's magic brick -- Exploring RICS OS -- The part of tens.
The authors provide an easy-to-follow guide that walks you through every step of the design process with Raspberry Pi. From preparing the work space to working with test equipment, you'll learn to create fun and useful projects that will inspire even more ideas.

Photos for Mac and iOS

August 25, 2015
Snider, Lesa, author.
Beijing : O'Reilly, 2015.
xxiii, 312 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with photos -- Importing pictures and videos -- Viewing and organizing your images -- Finding pictures -- Slideshows and movies -- Printing your photos -- Sharing and exporting -- Creating custom books, calendars, and cards -- Managing your library.

Apple Watch for dummies

August 24, 2015
Saltzman, Marc. author.
xiv, 258 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Elements of programming interviews : the insiders' guide

August 20, 2015
Aziz, Adnan, author.
vii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting ready -- Strategies for a great interview -- Conducting an interview -- Problem solving -- Problems. Primitive types -- Arrays -- Strings -- Linked lists -- Stacks and queues -- Binary trees -- Heaps -- Searching -- Hash tables -- Sorting -- Binary search trees -- Recursion -- Dynamic programming -- Greedy algorithms and invariants -- Graphs -- Parallel computing -- Design problems -- Probability -- Honors class.
"Elements of Programming Interviews (EPI) aims to help engineers interviewing for software development positions. The primary focus of EPI is data structures, algorithms, system design, and problem solving. The material is largely presented through questions"--Introduction.

Windows 10 for dummies

August 18, 2015
Rathbone, Andy, author.
xii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

WordPress for dummies

August 17, 2015
Sabin-Wilson, Lisa, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]
ix, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Technology : cool women who code

August 14, 2015
Diehn, Andi, author.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, 2015.
106 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Technology is everywhere -- Technology is everywhere -- Grace Hopper -- Shaundra Bryant Daily -- Jean Young.
"In Technology : women who code, young readers discover excatly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future might lead." -- p.4 cover.

The future of the music business : how to succeed with the new digital technologies : a guide for artists and entrepreneurs

August 11, 2015
Gordon, Steve R., author.
Milwaukee : Hal Leonard Books, 2015.
xlv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2011.

Penny arcade

August 5, 2015
Holkins, Jerry.
Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2006-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
v. 1. Attack of the bacon robots -- v. 3. The Warsun Prophecies -- v. 4. Birds are weird -- v. 5. The case of the mummy's gold -- v. 6. The halls below -- v. 7. Be good, little puppy -- v. 8. Magical kids in danger -- v. 9. Passion's howl

Raspberry Pi for kids for dummies

July 28, 2015
Wentk, Richard, author.
viii, 338 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"13 fun projects!"--Cover.
Introduction -- Making a Pi : Find parts for your Pi; Create a mind for your Pi; Connect your Pi; Power up and get started; Use the desktop -- Simple programming projects : Start Scratch from scratch; Meet Sonic Pi -- Finding out more about programming : Get started with Python; Make a guessing game with Python; Dig into Linux commands; Manage and customize Linux -- Fun Pi software projects : Throw shapes with turtles; Combine Minecraft and Python; Make a dumb website; Make a smart website -- Working with a webcam : Take photos with a webcam; Make a simple webcam.
As small as a credit card and ultra-affordable, the Raspberry Pi packs plenty of power into a pocket-size computer. But getting the hang of it can be tricky. This guide shows you how to use your Raspberry Pi to work and play, edit photos, watch videos, and even craft your own programs!

Is this thing on? : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming

July 28, 2015
Stokes, Abigail, author.
488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
A manual for novice computer users covers everything one needs to know to enter the computer age, including how to select and set up a computer, how to use smartphones and tablets, and how to navigate the social networking sites.

Steve Jobs : insanely great

July 21, 2015
Hartland, Jessie, author.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2015]
223 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
This biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimateAmerican entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.

Head first Android development : [a brain-friendly guide]

July 20, 2015
Griffiths, Dawn, author.
xxxiv, 698 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
"If you have an idea for a killer Android app, this book will help you build your first working application in a jiffy. You'll learn hands-on how to structure your app, design interfaces, create a database, make your app work on various smartphones and tablets, and much more. It's like having an experienced Android developer sitting right next to you! All you need is some Java know-how to get started"--Back cover.

Coding for beginners in easy steps

July 10, 2015
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Basic programming for all ages ; plain English, easy to follow, fully illustrated, in full color"--Cover.

Coding for dummies

June 26, 2015
Abraham, Nikhil.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xii, 260 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with coding. What is coding? ; Programming for the web ; Becoming a programmer -- Building the silent and interactive web page. Exploring basic HTML ; Getting more out of HTML ; Getting stylish with CSS ; Next steps with CSS ; Working faster with Twitter Bootstrap ; Adding in JavaScript -- Putting together a web application. Building your own app ; Researching your first web application ; Coding and debugging your first web application -- Developing your coding skills further. Getting familiar with Ruby ; Wrapping your head around Python -- The part of tens. Ten free resources for coding and coders ; Ten tips for novice coders.
No coding experience is required for Coding For Dummies, your one-stop guide to building a foundation of knowledge in writing computer code for web, application, and software development. It doesn't matter if you've dabbled in coding or never written a line of code, this book guides you through the basics. Using foundational web development languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it explains in plain English how coding works and why it's needed. Online exercises developed by Codecademy, a leading online code training site, help hone coding skills and demonstrate results as you practice. The site provides an environment where you can try out tutorials built into the text and see the actual output from your coding. You'll also gain access to end-of-chapter challenges to apply newly acquired skills to a less-defined assignment. So what are you waiting for? The current demand for workers with coding and computer science skills far exceeds the supply Teaches the foundations of web development languages in an easy-to-understand format Offers unprecedented opportunities to practice basic coding languages Readers can access online hands-on exercises and end-of-chapter assessments that develop and test their new-found skills If you're a student looking for an introduction to the basic concepts of coding or a professional looking to add new skills, Coding For Dummies has you covered.

iPad all-in-one for dummies

June 26, 2015
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
xvi, 524 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"5 books in 1"--Cover.
Introduction -- Getting started with iPad. Buying your iPad ; Getting started with iPad ; Making your iPad more accessible ; Overview of bundled apps ; Setting up iTunes to sync and buy apps ; Browsing the web ; Working with email in mail ; Managing iPad settings ; Maintaining and troubleshooting -- Just for fun. Buying content at iTunes and beyond ; Playing music on your iPad ; Watching videos ; Getting the most out of iPad cameras and FaceTime ; Getting social with Twitter, Facebook, and iMessage ; Playing with the photos app ; Using your iPad as an e-reader ; Playing games -- iPad on the go. Configuring your iPad to connect everywhere ; Finding your way with maps ; Apps for road warriors -- Getting productive with iWork. Introducing the iWork for iOS apps for iPad ; Pages has a way with words ; Counting on numbers ; Presenting Keynote -- Using iPad to get organized. Managing files and printing ; Making notes ; Keeping on schedule with the calendar and clock apps ; Working with reminders and notifications ; Managing contacts ; Talking to your iPad with Siri.
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!

Beginner's guide to digital painting in Photoshop : characters.

June 15, 2015
222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Establishing your character -- Character generation -- Creative workflows -- Quick tips.
A comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters. It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater (concept artist at Atomhawk) and Derek Stenning (freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients such as Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo) who share their industry experiences by covering such aspects as posing characters, choosing the correct costumes, conveying emotions, and creating suitable moods. Conclusive step-by-step instructions make this an invaluable resource for artists looking to learn new skills, as well as those pursuing the next level.

Fire tablets for dummies

June 11, 2015
Muir, Nancy, 1954- author.
x, 276 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with Fire tablets. Getting an overview of Fire tablets ; Firing up your Fire tablet ; Exploring Fire tablet quick settings ; Setting up your Fire ; Fire tablets and your family -- Taking the leap online. Going shopping ; Going online -- Having fun and getting productive. Taking advantage of the ereader extraordinaire ; Playing music ; Playing with video and cameras ; Going social ; Getting productive -- The part of tens. Ten great tips for your tablet ; Ten (or so) great Fire apps.
If you're the proud owner of a Fire tablet, this guide helps you make the most of its capabilities. Muir will be with you as you take the Fire tablet out of the box, find out how to use the touchscreen and settings, buy and play music and movies, and get connected with social networking sites and your email account.

iPad mini for dummies

June 11, 2015
Baig, Edward C., author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting to know your iPad mini -- The Internet iPad mini -- The multimedia iPad mini -- The iPad mini at work -- The undiscovered iPad mini -- The part of tens.
This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of your iPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks you through the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected, packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, working with Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working with the Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPad mini, and much more.

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