New Arrivals · Computers & Software

December 8, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Doppelganger

December 7, 2018
Hart, Jordan.
[New Hampshire] : Alterna Comics, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"A timid computer engineer named Dennis Zimmann discovers that he's actually been duplicated by an ancient and evil Doppelgänger spirit. Combining his intelligence with the creativity of his neighbor Riccardo, Dennis must develop a plan and muster the courage to kill his Doppelgänger before it destroys his life and everyone he holds dear."--Provided by publisher.

Video game designer

December 7, 2018
Watson, Stephanie, 1969- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2018]
62 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
What does a video game designer do? -- How do you become a video game designer? -- What skills and personal qualities matter most--- and why? -- What is it like to work as a video game designer? -- Advancement and other job opportunities -- What does the future hold for video game designers? -- Interview with a video game designer.
The popularity of video games has exploded in recent years, and new technologies like virtual reality have transformed gaming into a multi-billion dollar industry, creating numerous career opportunities. This book provides and overview the video game designer career path, including the salaries, job prospects, and viewpoints of industry leaders.

Excel data analysis for dummies

December 6, 2018
McFedries, Paul, author.
©2019
xi, 338 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
part 1: Getting started with data analysis: Learning basic data-analysis techniques ; Working with data-analysis tools ; Introducing Excel tables ; Grabbing data from external sources ; Scrub-a-dub-dub: Cleaning data ; Analyzing table data with functions -- part 2: Analyzing data with PivotTables and PivotCharts: Creating and using PivotTables ; Performing PivotTable calculations ; Building PivotCharts -- part 3: Discovering advanced data analysis tools: Tracking trends an making forecasts ; Analyzing data with statistics ; Analyzing data with descriptive statistics ; Analyzing data with inferential statistics -- part 4: The part of tens: Ten things you ought to know about statistics ; Ten ways to analyze financial data ; Ten ways to raise your PivotTable game.
"If you can get data into Excel, then you have a giant basket of data analysis tools at your fingertips. This book shows you how to access and use the features and techniques for organizing, manipulating, and summarizing just about anything that resides in a worksheet." -- Back cover.

iMac for dummies

December 5, 2018
Chambers, Mark L., author.
©2019
xv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started with your iMac -- Shaking hands with macOS -- Connecting and communicating -- Living the digital life -- Getting productive with your iMac -- The necessary Evils : troubleshooting, upgrading, and maintaining -- The part of tens.
You've got a great iMac, but now it's time to take things to the next level. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to do stuff like setting up and configuring your iMac along with fun stuff like using the Photos, Messages, and iMovie apps. You'll also discover how to get down to business with productivity apps like Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. Finally, you'll find help on how to sync everything to iCloud and stay organized with Family Sharing. IMac newbies won't want to be without this easy-to-follow companion guide!-- Amazon.

IPhone for seniors for dummies.

December 4, 2018
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub., 2012-
volumes : illustrations (chieflycol.) ; 24 cm.
Volumes for 2016 by Nancy C. Muir ; 2018-<2019> by Dwight Spivey.
Provides instruction for seniors on using the iPhone, including how to make and receive calls, use email and social media, browse the web, play games, listen to music and podcasts, work with reminders and notifications, and read e-books.

Dark souls III : design works

December 4, 2018
Richmond Hill, Ontario : UDON Entertainment Corporation, 2018.
335 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 31 cm
First published in Japan in 2017by Kadokawa Dwango Corporation.
Collects the gritty and hair-raising artwork behind Dark Souls III, featuring armor and weapon designs, character concepts, enemies, bosses, environments, DLC artwork, and more!

The computer boys take over : computers, programmers, and the politics of technical expertise

December 4, 2018
Ensmenger, Nathan, 1972-
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: computer revolutionaries -- The black art of programming -- Chess players, music lovers, and mathematicians -- Tower of Babel -- The rise of computer science -- The Cosa Nostra of the data processing industry -- The professionalization of programming -- Engineering a solution -- Conclusion: visible technicians.
"This book provides the most holistic approach to the history of the development of programming and computer systems so far written. By embedding this history in a sociological and political context, Ensmenger has added hugely to our understanding of how the world of computing and its work practices came to be." Martin Campbell-Kelly, Professor of Computer Science, Warwick University.

Office 2019 for seniors for dummies

December 3, 2018
Wempen, Faithe, author.
©2019
xi, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with Office 2019 -- Word -- Excel -- Outlook -- PowerPoint -- Appendix: Customizing office applications.
Topics include: getting started with Office 2019, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.

Linux in easy steps

November 29, 2018
McGrath, Mike, 1956- author.
©2018
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Samsung Galaxy S8

November 29, 2018
Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
©2017
ix, 308 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"For dummies, a Wiley brand."
"Whether you're seasoned in all things Samsung or get seized up at the thought of learning new technology, this no-nonsense guide makes it fast, easy, and fun to unlock everything your Galaxy S8 has to offer. Starting with the basics, like setup and configuration, and moving on to more advanced topics, like expanding your phone's potential with new software releases, it leaves no stone unturned - offering you the clear and thorough guidance you need to make the most out of every feature and capability available in the Galaxy S8. There's a reason Samsung dominates the smartphone market - they design and manufacture an undeniably awesome product, and they just keep getting better with each new release. From texting, emailing, and accessing the Internet to taking pictures, watching movies, and downloading apps, the instruction provided in Samsung Galaxy S8 For Dummies will help you become a Samsung samurai in a snap!"--Amazon.com.

Samsung Galaxy S9

November 29, 2018
Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
©2018
xi, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Exploring what you can do with your phone ; Beginning at the beginning -- Communicating with other people. Calling people ; Discovering the joy of text ; Sending and receiving email ; Managing your contacts -- Living on the internet. You've got the whole (web) world in your hands ; Playing in Google's play store -- Having fun with your phone. Sharing pictures ; Playing games ; Mapping out where you want to be ; Playing music and videos -- Getting down to business. Using the calendar ; Talking with Bixby ; Paying with Samsung pay -- The part of tens. Ten ways to make your phone totally yours ; Ten (or so) ways to make your phone secure ; Ten features to look for down the road.
This book documents all the features and capabilities of this popular smartphone, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is perhaps a bit baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phone. All aspects of the device are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the new features and capabilities.

Working with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Android 5 for seniors : get started quickly with this user-friendly tablet.

November 29, 2018
[Uithoorn, Netherlands] : Visual Steps, [2016]
272 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet -- Using email on your tablet -- Surfing with your tablet -- Managing your contacts, calendar, and widgets -- Maps, Google search, and managing files -- Downloading apps -- Photos and video -- Music.
The Samsung Galaxy Tablets are very user-friendly, portable multimedia devices that offer a wide range of possibilities. They are suitable for many different purposes. For instance, sending and receiving email messages, surfing the Internet, taking notes, planning a trip, or keeping a calendar. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet comes equipped with a large number of standard apps (programs) that you can use for instance, to work with photos, videos, and music. You can also immediately share your photos with others.

Excel® 2019 all-in-one for dummies

November 26, 2018
Harvey, Greg, author.
©2019
xv, 798 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"8 books in one"--Cover.
"From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions--including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions. The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources"-- Publisher's description.

Excel formulas & functions for dummies

November 26, 2018
Bluttman, Ken, author.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2019.
xiii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
With this book, you'll learn to apply the power of Excel functions and formulas to make your work and other tasks easier. Compare 15-year vs. 30-year mortgage terms, choose between leasing or buying a car, compute classroom grades, create an amortization table, evaluate investment performance, calculate the real cost of credit card purchases, or forecast college expenses and savings. All of this and more is possible when you master functions and formulas in Excel. Although it covers the latest software version, Excel 2019, the techniques and functions described in this book can be used on any version of Excel.-- Amazon.

Sams teach yourself JavaScript in 24 hours

November 19, 2018
Ballard, Phil, author.
[Upper Saddle River, NJ] : Pearson, [2019]
xii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Excel 2019 bible

November 19, 2018
Alexander, Michael, 1972- author.
©2019
xlv, 1074 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with Excel. Introducing Excel ; Entering an dediting worksheet data ; Performing basic worksheet operations ; Working with Excel ranges and tables ; Formatting worksheets ; Understanding Excel files and templates ; Printing your work ; Customizing the Excel user interface -- Working with formulas and functions. Introducing formulas and functions ; Using formulas for common mathematical operations ; Using formulas to manipulate text ; Using formulas with dates and times ; Using formulas for conditional analysis ; Using formulas for matching and lookups ; Using formulas for financial analysis ; Using formulas for statistical analysis ; Using formulas with tables and conditional formatting ; Understanding and using array formulas ; Making your formulas error-free -- Creating charts and other visualizations. Getting started with Excel charts ; Using advanced charting techniques ; Creating sparkline graphics ; Visualizing with custom number formats and shapes ; Implementing Excel dashboarding best practices -- Managing and analyzing data. Importing and cleaning data ; Using data validation ; Creating and using worksheet outlines ; Linking and consolidating worksheets ; Introducing PivotTables ; Analyzing data with PivotTables ; Performing spreadsheet what-if analysis -- Analyzing data using goal seeking and solver ; Analyzing data with the analysis toolpak ; Protecting your work -- Understanding power pivot and power query. Introducing power pivot ; Working directly with the internal data model ; Adding formulas to power pivot ; Introducing power query ; Transforming data with power query ; Making queries work together ; Enhancing power query productivity -- Automating Excel. Introducing visual basic for applications ; Creating custom worksheet functions ; Creating custom worksheet functions ; Creating userforms ; Using userform controls in a worksheet ; Working with Excel events ; Seeing some VBA examples ; Creating custom Excel add-ins.

The computer book : from the abacus to artificial intelligence, 250 milestones in the history of computer science

November 19, 2018
Garfinkel, Simson, author.
New York, NY : Sterling, [2018]
528 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Two expert authors, with decades' of experience working in computer research and innovation, explore topics including the Sumerian abacus, the first spam message, Morse code, cryptography, early computers, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, UNIX and early programming languages, movies, video games, mainframes, minis and micros, hacking, virtual reality, and more"-- Publisher's description.

Office 365

November 12, 2018
Withee, Rosemarie, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc, [2019]
xiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

QuickBooks 2019 for dummies

November 9, 2018
Nelson, Stephen L., 1959- author.
©2019
xiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Manage your business finances in one place; record sales receipts, pay the bills, and create invoices; monitor business transactions and inventory"--Cover.

How to be invisible : protect your home, your children, your assets, and your life

November 7, 2018
Luna, J. J.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
x, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Preface: What's changed, and what stays the same -- How this book can make you invisible -- Separate your name from your home address -- When is a "lie" not a lie? -- Mailboxes, public and private -- How to obtain your own "ghost" address -- Repairmen, home deliveries, FedEx, UPS -- Untraceable trash, anonymous utilities -- Your Social Security number and date of birth -- Your alternate names and signatures -- Landline telephones and answering machines -- Smartphones, dumbphones, pagers -- E-mail and the Internet -- How to locate a trustworthy nominee -- Bank accounts and money transfers -- New Mexico limited liability companies -- Hidden ownership of vehicles and real estate -- Laptop computers -- The dangers of Facebook are real -- The art of pretexting, aka social engineering -- Secret spaces, hidden places -- How to secretly run a home-based business -- The dangers of facial recognition -- Ten additional privacy tips -- How to disappear and never be found -- Cool stuff that did not fit in earlier -- Considering a move to another country? -- International privacy 101 -- A sad story, a secret, and a few predictions.
"From cyberspace to crawl spaces, new innovations in information gathering have left the private life of the average person open to scrutiny, and worse, exploitation. Using real life stories and his own consulting experience, J.J. Luna shows you legal methods for protecting yourself from information predators and how to secure your bank accounts, business dealings, computer files, and even your home address. In this third updated edition, there are new sections on: *New dangers from using smart phones, e-book readers and other electronic devices *Protecting your Facebook, Twitter and online banking accounts *How to rent, buy or build a safe house *How and where to hide cash, silver and gold *And much more"-- Provided by publisher.

Office 2019 for dummies

November 6, 2018
Wang, Wally, author.
©2018
xiv, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with Office 2019. Introducing Microsoft Office 2019 ; Selecting and editing data ; Modifying pictures and drawings on documents ; Getting help from Office 2019 -- Working with Word. Typing text in Word ; Formatting text ; Designing your pages -- Playing the numbers with Excel. The basics of spreadsheets: numbers, labels, and formulas ; Playing with formulas ; Charting and analyzing data -- Making presentations with PowerPoint. Creating a PowerPoint presentation ; Adding color and pictures to a presentation ; Showing off a presentation -- Getting organized with Outlook. Managing email with Outlook ; Calendars, contacts, and tasks -- Storing stuff in Access. Using a database ; Searching, sorting, and querying a database ; Creating a database report -- The part of tens. Ten tips for using Office 2019 ; Ten ways to make Office 2019 easier to use.

PowerPoint 2019 for dummies

November 5, 2018
Lowe, Doug, 1959- author.
©2018
xiv, 346 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with PowerPoint 2019. Welcome to PowerPoint 2019 ; Editing slides ; Working in Outline view ; Proofing your presentations ; Don't forget your notes! ; Show time! -- Creating great-looking slides. All about fonts and text formatting ; Designing your slides ; Animating your slides ; Masters of the universe meet the templates of doom -- Embellishing your slides. Inserting pictures ; Drawing on your slides ; Charting for fun and profit ; Working with SmartArt ; Lights! Camera! Action! (adding sound and video) ; More things to insert on your slides -- Working with others. Collaborating in the cloud ; Using a slide library and other ways to reuse slides ; Exporting your presentation to other formats -- The part of tens. Ten PowerPoint commandments ; Ten tips for creating readable slides ; Ten ways to keep your audience awake.
PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video. You can even use it to create presentations for the Web.

Outlook 2019 for dummies

November 5, 2018
Wempen, Faithe, author.
©2018
xiv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started with Outlook 2019. Outlook features you really need to know ; Inside Outlook: getting more done with less effort ; On the fast track: drag 'til you drop -- Taming the email beast. The essential secrets of email ; Email tools you can't do without ; Conquering your mountain of messages -- Managing contacts, dates, tasks, and more. Your little black book: creating contacts lists ; Unleashing the calendar's power ; Task mastery: discovering all the bells and whistles ; Seeing it your way: customizing Outlook -- Beyond basics: tips and tricks you won't want to miss. Social media magic with Outlook RSS ; Managing multiple email accounts ; Merging mail from Outlook to Micrsoft Word -- Outlook at work. Big-time collaboration with Outlook ; Outlook for the iPad and Android phones ; Telecommuting with Outlook.com and hte Outlook web app -- The part of tens. Ten shortcuts worth taking ; Ten accessories for Outlook ; Ten things you can't do with Outlook ; Ten things you can do after you're comfy.
Of the millions of people who use Outlook, most only use about two percent of its features. Don't stay in the dark! Outlook 2019 For Dummies shows you how to take advantage of often-overlooked tips and tricks to make it work even better for you. Inside, you'll find information on navigating the user interface; utilizing the To-Do bar; filtering junk email; smart scheduling; RSS support; using electronic business cards; accessing data with two-way sync and offline and cloud based access, and much more!

Excel 2019 for dummies

November 2, 2018
Harvey, Greg, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with Excel 2019. The Excel 2019 user experience ; Creating a spreadsheet from scratch -- Editing without tears. Making it all look pretty ; Going through changes ; Printing the masterpiece -- Getting organized and staying that way. Maintaining the worksheet ; Maintaining multiple worksheets -- Digging data analysis. Doing what-if analysis ; Playing with pivot tables -- Life beyond the spreadsheet. Charming charts and gorgeous graphics ; Getting on the data list ; Linking, automating, and sharing spreadsheets -- The part of tens. Top ten beginner basics ; The ten commandments of Excel 2019 ; Top ten ways to manage your data ; Top ten ways to analyze your data.
Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office! If you're one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you've come to the right place. Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more!

Fallout : the vault dweller's official cookbook

October 31, 2018
Rosenthal, Victoria, author.
©2018
189 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Craft your own glass of Nuka-Cola, a bowl of BlamCo Mac & Cheese, and more with the recipes in Fallout: The Official Cookbook. Based on the irradiated delicacies of the world of Bethesda Entertainment's Fallout, this Vault-Tec-approved cookbook provides fans of the award-winning series with recipes inspired by their favorite Fallout foods. Whip up tasty versions of the Mirelurk egg omelette, throw some deathclaw meat on the grill, and re-create BlamCo Mac & Cheese with Fallout: The Official Cookbook"--Provided by publisher.

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