New Arrivals · Computers & Software

September 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

English for everyone. Course book. Level 1 beginner

September 13, 2018
Harding, Rachel (English teacher), author.
184 pages : color illustrations, color charts ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Free audio, website and app,"--Page 4 of cover.
Introducing yourself -- Vocabulary: countries -- Talking about yourself -- Vocabulary: family and pets -- Things you have -- Using apostrophes -- Vocabulary: everyday things -- Talking about your things -- Vocabulary: jobs -- Talking about your job -- Telling the time -- Vocabulary: daily routines -- Describing your day -- Describing your week -- Negatives with "to be" -- More negatives -- Simple questions -- Answering questions -- Asking questions -- Vocabulary: around town -- Talking about your town -- Using "a" and "the" -- Orders and directions -- Joining sentences -- Describing places -- Giving reasons -- Vocabulary: around the house -- The thinks I have -- What do you have? -- Vocabulary: food and drink -- Counting -- Measuring -- Vocabulary: clothes -- At the shops -- Describing things -- Vocabulary: sports -- Talking about sports -- Vocabulary: Hobbies and pastimes -- Free time -- Likes and dislikes -- Vocabulary: music -- Expressing preference -- Vocabulary: abilities -- What you can and can't do -- Describing actions -- Describing ability -- Wishes and desires -- Studying.
"Level 1 of a complete self-study English-language course that combines easy-to-use visual learning with crystal-clear grammar explanations, practice exercises, and free audio."--Page 4 of cover.

Overwatch hacks : the unofficial gamer's guide

August 28, 2018
Rich, Jason, author.
135 pages ; color illustrations ; 24 cm
"This book is not authorized or sponsored by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. or any other person or entity owning or controlling rights in the Overwatch name, trademark, or copyrights."--Title page verso.
"The ultimate handbook for Overwatch players! The world needs heroes, and you and your team can make it happen with Overwatch Hacks! This comprehensive guide includes detailed tips, tricks, and strategies that will help readers quickly master the game when experiencing the Competitive Play (multiplayer) mode. Learn each of the 27 core heroes' unique strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and ultimate abilities. Expertly adapt your gameplay strategy based on which heroes you choose for your team, and discover the best ways to collaborate, coordinate, and communicate with your team to come out on top! Whether you're playing with AI-controlled team members, random online players, or your best friends, Overwatch Hacks will help you go into each battle and adventure with the knowledge and strategies to achieve victory.

Guinness world records. 2019, Gamer's edition

August 24, 2018
215 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Click here to kill everybody : security and survival in a hyper-connected world

August 23, 2018
Schneier, Bruce, 1963- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
319 pages ; 25 cm
Computers are still hard to secure -- Patching is failing as a security paradigm -- Knowing who's who on the internet is getting harder -- Everyone favors insecurity -- Risks are becoming catastrophic -- What a secure internet looks like -- How we can secure the internet -- Government is who enables security -- How governments can prioritize defense over offense -- Plan B: what's likely to happen -- Where policy can go wrong -- Towards a trusted, resilient -- And peaceful internet.
"The internet is powerful, but it is not safe. As "smart" devices proliferate the risks will get worse, unless we act now. From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the internet now has direct effects on the physical world. While this computerized future, often called the Internet of Things, carries enormous potential, catastrophe awaits in its new vulnerabilities and dangers. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now literally crash your car, pacemaker, and home security system, as well as everyone else's. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, Schneier explores the risks and security implications of our new, hyper-connected era, and lays out common-sense policies that will allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to the consequences of its insecurity."--Provided by publisher.

Google it : a history of Google

August 17, 2018
Redding, Anna Crowley, author.
231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Social engineering : the science of human hacking

August 7, 2018
Hadnagy, Christopher, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, [2018].
xxii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
First edition titled "Social engineering: the art of human hacking."
A look into the world of professional social engineering -- Do you see what I see?-- Profiling people through communiction -- Becp,omg amupme upi wamt tp be -- I know how to make you like me-- Under the influence-- Building your artwork -- I can see what you didn't say -- Hacking the humsans -- Do you have a M.A.P.P.? -- Now what?
Examines what social engineering is, the methods used by hackers to gather information, and ways to prevent social engineering threats.

Microsoft Visual C♯ step by step

August 1, 2018
Sharp, John, 1964- author.
xxxiii, 791 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introducing Microsoft Visual C♯ and Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 -- Understanding the C♯ object model -- Defining extensible types with C♯ -- Building Universal Windows Platform applications with C♯.
"Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C♯ with Visual Studio 2017. If you are an experienced software developer, you'll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications that can run almost anywhere."--Back cover.

Tech generation : raising balanced kids in a hyper-connected world

July 26, 2018
Brooks, Mike, 1968- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
314 pages ; 22 cm
Technology in our lives -- Is our technology making us any happier? -- The pull of our screens -- The effects of technology on children and families -- Foundations of the relationship -- Building the relationship -- The green light level : prevention -- The yellow light level : addressing emerging concerns -- The red light level : when strong intervention is necessary -- Parenting, technology, and schooling -- Summary -- Appendices : family assessment of screen time (FAST) -- Quick-reference guide to strategies for a tech happy life -- FAQs for a tech happy life -- Tech happy life : resources.
"Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful guide that emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship"-- Provided by publisher.

Windows 10 : the missing manual

July 25, 2018
Pogue, David, 1963- author.
xiv, 689 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Covers the April 2018 update"--Cover.
part 1. The Windows desktop: Desktop & start menu ; File Explorer, taskbar & action center ; Organizing & finding your files ; Redesigning the desktop ; Cortana, your voice assistant -- part 2. The programs of Windows 10: Programs & documents ; Settings & control panel ; The Windows starter apps -- part 3. Windows online: The Edge browser ; Mail ; Security & privacy -- part 4. Hardware & peripherals: Tablets, laptops & hybrids ; Printing, fonts & PDFs ; Hardware & drivers -- part 5. PC health: Maintenance, speed & troubleshooting ; Backups & file history ; The disk chapter -- part 6. The Windows network: Accounts (and signing in) ; Sharing files on the network -- part 7. Appendixes: Appendix A: Installing & upgrading Windows 10 ; Appendix B: Where'd it go? ; Appendix C: Master list of keyboard shortcuts & gestures.
Windows 10 hit the scene in 2015 with an all-new web browser (Edge), the Cortana voice assistant, and universal apps that run equally well on tablets, phones, and computers. Now, the Creators Update brings refinement and polish to Windows 10and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of this supercharged operating system.

My iPhone for seniors

July 17, 2018
Miser, Brad, author.
xxi, 715 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"AARP real possibilities"--Cover.
Getting started with your iPhone -- Using your iPhone's core features -- Setting up and using an Apple ID, iCloud, and other online accounts -- Customizing how your iPhone works -- Customizing how your iPhone looks and sounds -- Managing contacts -- Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime apps -- Sending, receiving, and managing email -- Sending, receiving, and managing texts and iMessages -- Managing calendars -- Working with Siri -- Surfing the web -- Taking photos and video with your iPhone -- Viewing and editing photos and video with the Photos app.
Find, download, install, and use iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more. --Publisher.

Linux all-in-one

July 13, 2018
Dulaney, Emmett A., author.
xvi, 536 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"8 Books in one" -- front cover.
Contents at a Glance: Introducttion -- Book 1: Getting started with Linux -- Book 2: Linux desktops -- Book 3: Networking -- Book 4: The Internet -- Book 5: Administration -- Book 6: Security -- Book 7: Scripting -- Book 8: Linux certification -- Index.
Whether you just want to learn more about the number-one open source operating system or you're studying for Level 1 Linux certification, this one-stop reference has everything you need. Eight task-oriented minibooks explain the different distributions, using Linux on desktops, networking, administration, security, scripting, and much, much more! -- back cover.

The complete software developer's career guide

July 12, 2018
Sonmez, John Z., author.
796 pages ; 24 cm
"How to learn your next programming language, ace your programming interview, and land the coding job of your dreams"--Cover.
Getting started as a software developer -- Getting a job --What you need to know about software development -- Working as a developer -- Advancing your career.
"This book will show you how to ensure you have the technical skills your future boss is looking for, create a resume that leaps off a hiring manager's desk, and escape the "no work experience" trap. Mid-Career Developers - You'll see how to find and fill in gaps in your technical knowledge, position yourself as the one team member your boss can't live without, and turn those dreaded annual reviews into chance to make an iron-clad case for your salary bump."--Provided by publisher.

Angular : up and running : learning Angular, step by step

July 6, 2018
Seshadri, Shyam, author.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2018.
xv, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
This book will demystify Angular as a framework, as well as provide clear instructions and examples on how to get started with writing scalable Angular applications. Angular: Up & Running covers most of the major pieces of Angular, but in a structured manner that is generally used in hands-on training. Each chapter takes one concept, and use examples to cover how it works. Problems to work on (with solutions) at the end of each chapter reinforce the learnings of each chapter and allow readers to really get hands-on with Angular.

Mastering online genealogy

July 6, 2018
Quillen, W. Daniel, author.
[Cold Spring Harbor, New York] : Cold Spring Press, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- The essentials -- What computer shall I use? -- Searching -- Free services -- Subscription services -- Government records -- Genealogy software reviews -- Glossary.
"The revised fifth edition of Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research. Quillen shows readers how to use the Internet as an effective genealogical research tool ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Valley of genius : the uncensored history of Silicon Valley, as told by the hackers, founders, and freaks who made it boom

July 3, 2018
Fisher, Adam, author.
New York : Twelve, 2018.
xvi, 494 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Amoung the computer bums -- The hacker ethic -- Network effects.
A candid and comprehensive oral history of Silicon Valley's secrets. Traces the disruptions and start-ups that impacted its economy from the origins of Apple and Atari through the present-day clashes of Google and Facebook.

Help your kids with computer science : a unique visual step-by-step guide to computers, coding, and communication.

July 2, 2018
New York, New York : DK, 2018.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- What is computer science? -- Hardware -- Computational thinking -- Data -- Programming techniques -- Programming languages -- Networks -- Website and app construction -- Digital behaviors -- Social media -- Digital issues -- The future of computers.
Offers clear and straightforward information on computer science, covering such topics as hardware, software, coding languages, social media, and troubleshooting.

Exploding data : reclaiming our cyber security in the digital age

June 29, 2018
Chertoff, Michael, 1953- author.
vii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : big data is watching you -- What is the Internet and how did it change data? -- How did law and policy evolve to address data 1.0 and 2.0? -- Data 3.0 and the challenges of privacy and security -- Reconfiguring privacy and security in the data 3.0 universe -- Data 3.0 and controls on private sector use of data -- Data 3.0 and sovereignty : a question of conflict of laws -- Cyber warfare : deterrence and response -- Conclusion : meeting the challenge of data 3.0 : recommendations for law and policy.
"Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information can be inspected, analyzed, or used must be significantly tightened"

Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript : with jQuery, CSS & HTML5

June 22, 2018
Nixon, Robin, 1961- author.
xxvii, 797 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Includes web apps & mobile"--Cover.
Preface -- Introduction to dynamic web content -- Setting up a development server -- Introduction to PHP -- Expressions and control flow in PHP -- PHP functions and objects -- PHP arrays -- Practical PHP -- Introduction to MySQL -- Mastering MySQL -- Accessing MySQL using PHP -- Form handling -- Cookies, sessions, and authentication -- Exploring JavaScript -- Expressions and control flow in JavaScript -- JavaScript functions, objects, and arrays -- JavaScript and PHP validation and error handling -- Using asynchronous communication -- Introduction to CSS -- Advanced CSS with CSS3 -- Accessing CSS from JavaScript -- Introduction to jQuery -- Introduction to jQuery mobile -- Introduction to HTML5 -- The HTML5 canvas -- HTML5 audio and video -- Other HTML5 features -- Bringing it all together -- A. Solutions to the chapter questions -- B. Online resources -- C. MySQL's FULLTEXT stopwords -- MySQL functions -- jQuery selectors, objects, and methods.
Build interactive, data-driven websites with the potent combination of open source technologies and web standards, even if you have only basic HTML knowledge. In this update to this popular hands-on guide, you'll tackle dynamic web programming with the latest versions of today's core technologies: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and key jQuery libraries. Web designers will learn how to use these technologies together and pick up valuable web programming practices along the way, including how to optimize websites for mobile devices. At the end of the book, you'll put everything together to build a fully functional social networking site suitable for both desktop and mobile browsers.

CISSP for dummies.

June 18, 2018
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Inc.
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Vols. for <2018>- by Lawrence C. Miller and Peter H. Gregory.
"With online practice"--Cover.
If you're a security professional seeking your CISSP certification, this book is a perfect way to prepare for the exam. Covering in detail all eight domains, the expert advice inside gives you the key information you'll need to pass the exam. Plus, you'll get tips on setting up a 60-day study plan, tips for exam day, and access to an online test bank of questions. CISSP For Dummies is fully updated and reorganized to reflect upcoming changes (ISC)2 has made to the Common Body of Knowledge. Complete with access to an online test bank this book is the secret weapon you need to pass the exam and gain certification.

Fusion 360 for makers : design your own digital models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication

June 14, 2018
Cline, Lydia Sloan, author.
286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Part I: Understanding Fusion 360 -- Chapter 1: The Fusion 360 Interface -- Chapter 2: Sketching -- Chapter 3: Making Models: The Create Menu -- Chapter 4: Editing Models: The Modify Menu -- Chapter 5: Best Practices and Netfabb for Fusion -- Part II: Make Some Stuff -- Chapter 6: Emoji Wall Art -- Chapter 7: Two Chairs and a Vase -- Chapter 8: Fidget Spinner -- Chapter 9: Gears -- Chapter 10: Car Phone Mount Assembly -- Chapter 11: 2D Layout -- Chapter 12: Slicer for Fusion -- Chapter 13: The CAM Workspace.

Galaxy girls : 50 amazing stories of women in space

June 14, 2018
Jackson, Libby, 1981- author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today--including Hidden Figure's Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space. When Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder of the lunar module, Eagle, he famously spoke of "one small step for man." But Armstrong would not have reached the moon without the help of women. Today, females across the earth and above it--astronauts and mathematicians, engineers and physicists, test pilots and aerospace psychophysiologists--are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, helping us to understand the universe and our place in it. Galaxy Girls celebrates more than four dozen extraordinary women from around the globe whose contributions have been fundamental to the story of humankind's quest to reach the stars. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century to the "colored computers" behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to the scientific pioneers blazing the way to Mars, Galaxy Girls goes boldly where few books have gone before, celebrating this band of heroic sisters and their remarkable and often little known scientific achievements. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading British expert in human space flight, and illustrated with striking artwork from the students of London College of Communication, Galaxy Girls will fire the imaginations of trailblazers of all ages.

Never lost again : the Google mapping revolution that sparked new industries and augmented our reality

June 8, 2018
Kilday, Bill, author.
xvi, 347 pages ; 24 cm
WHERE ARE WE GOING?: THE START-UP YEARS. The Superman thing -- Powers of ten -- The green folder -- Out of gas -- Situation room -- Behind the curtain -- Series B or Series G? -- RECALCULATING: THE GOOGLE YEARS. Feeling lucky -- Table for 33 -- A friendly wager in Building 41 -- Launching Google Maps mania -- Sparking a new industry -- Hello, Google Earth -- Dashboard for the planet -- You: a blue dot -- Okay , Google, where am I? -- Street cred -- 4,000 lattes -- Google's new eye in the sky -- Project Ground Truth -- Moonshot complete. Now on to Mars -- Epilogue: Did you get one?
"Never Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology--the "overnight success twenty years in the making." Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech's development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon GO. He takes us back to the beginning to Keyhole--a cash-strapped startup mapping company started by a small-town Texas boy named John Hanke, that nearly folded when the tech bubble burst. While a contract with the CIA kept them afloat, the company's big break came with the first invasion of Iraq; CNN used their technology to cover the war and made it famous. Then Google came on the scene, buying the company and relaunching the software as Google Maps and Google Earth. Eventually, Hanke's original company was spun back out of Google, and is now responsible for Pokémon GO and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Kilday, the marketing director for Keyhole and Google Maps, was there from the earliest days, and offers a personal look behind the scenes at the tech and the minds developing it. But this book isn't only a look back at the past; it is also a glimpse of what's to come. Kilday reveals how emerging map-based technologies including virtual reality and driverless cars are going to upend our lives once again. Never Lost Again shows us how our worldview changed dramatically as a result of vision, imagination, and implementation. It's a crazy story. And it all started with a really good map."

Windows 10 for dummies

June 8, 2018
Rathbone, Andy, author.
xii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Windows 10 stuff everybody thinks you already know. What is Windows 10? ; Starting with the start menu ; The traditional desktop ; Basic desktop window mechanics ; Storage: internal, external, and in the cloud -- Working with programs, apps, and files. Playing with programs, apps, and documents ; Finding the lost ; Printing and scanning your work -- Getting things done on the internet. Cruising the web ; Being social: mail, people, and calendar ; Safe computing -- Customizing and upgrading Windows 10. Customizing settings in Windows ; Keeping Windows from breaking ; Sharing one computer with several people ; Connecting computers with a network -- Music, photos, and movies. Playing and copying music ; Fiddling with photos (and videos) -- Help!. The case of the broken window ; Strange messages: what you did does not compute ; Moving from an old PC to a new Windows 10 PC ; Help on the Windows help system -- The part of tens. Ten things you'll hate about Windows 10 (and how to fix them) ; Ten or so tips for tablet and laptop owners.
A guide to the latest release of the Windows operating system covers its updated features, applications, hardware requirements, customization, and troubleshooting.

Genealogy research 2017 edition : how to organize the notes, papers, documents, emails, scans, computer files, and photographs for family research

June 7, 2018
Kalten, D. M., (author)
x, 95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Dedication -- Introduction -- Chapter 1, Simply put -- Chapter 2, Simple tools needed -- Chapter 3, Where to begin with papers -- Chapter 4, Organizing the computer -- Chapter 5, What genealogy program -- Chapter 6, Entering manila folder holdings -- Chapter 7, Emails with information -- Chapter 8, Summaries: How to and why -- Chapter 9, Census and other visuals -- Chapter 10, Photographs -- Chapter 11, Down the road and optional -- Chapter 12, Chapter 12 -- Sources -- Oh My! -- Chapter 13, Closing notes -- A note from the author.
"Designed deliberately as an easy read, the pages in this book will help you get organized with all of your notes, papers, documents, family stories, photographs, computer files and other items that you have, plus as always happens, are still searching for. You have probably realized that all of your holdings have turned into a confusing mess. You will find options for some things and some advice on these pages. What can you do? The answers are within this book. Organization will help elminate errors and that organization may show you some missing facts."--Back cover.

Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website

June 1, 2018
Hendrickson, Nancy, 1947- author.
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting started with -- Learning the basics -- Using family trees -- Mastering search and the card catalog -- Making the most of census records and voter lists -- Delving into birth, marriage, and death records -- Working with military records -- Using immigration and travel records -- Digging into newspapers, publications, and maps -- Searching stories, memories, and pictures -- Making the most of schools, directories, and church histories -- Using the wills, probates, land, tax and criminal category -- Interpreting your DNA results -- Connecting with others -- Applying DNA to your research -- Collaborating with other users -- Branching out with and fold3.
Discover the secrets to success! This book will help you get the most out of your subscription by showing you how to take advantage of what the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its billions of records and massive network of family trees. This newly updated guide reflects the site's many changes, with screenshots that demonstrate how to create family trees, navigate the site, and use's search engines. A new section on Ancestry DNA will also help you dive deeper into your research, with detailed guides to interpreting test results and applying them to research. What you'll learn: Step-by-step strategies for structuring your searches to find what you're looking for faster; Details on each of's historical record categories, including what you can expect to find in them; Tips for creating and managing your family tree on, as well as connecting your tree to others on the site; Timesaving tricks to maximize your experience, including Hints (the "shaky leaf"), Ancestry DNA, and the mobile app. Whether you've just begun dabbling in family history or you're a longtime subscriber, this book will turn you into an power user!

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