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iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
iPad Geekery
50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
Paperback      ISBN: 0071807551

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Take your iPad to its limits--and way beyond

You've already mastered iPad essentials. Now, become a bona-fide power-user and transform your iPad into a media center, gaming device, photo and video camera, document editor, and high-powered computer. Through easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations, iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tabletteaches you these expert tricks. You'll also find out how to secure your iPad, protect your personal information, and install apps from any source.

Get your geek on Learn how to:

  • Use your iPad as your home and car stereo
  • Pack your iPad with high-quality music files and share them with others
  • Use your iPad as your backing band, your recording studio, and even fix your off-key singing
  • Watch DVDs, stream videos, and show content on your TV
  • Take captivating photos and make professional-grade films
  • Plug in a keyboard and use your iPad as your main computer
  • Create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files
  • Troubleshoot problems and restore your iPad to factory settings
  • Keep your data secure no matter where your iPad goes
  • Connect to your personal or company network
  • Back up, unlock, and "jailbreak" your iPad

Quicken 2014: The Official Guide
Quicken 2014
The Official Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0071826068

The Only Official Guide to the #1 Personal Finance Software

Intuit-approved and loaded with secrets, this book provides you with recipes for financial success. Scott Cook, Co-Founder, Intuit, Inc.

Organize your finances and assets with ease using the expert techniques and time-saving tips in "Quicken 2014: The Official Guide." You ll learn proven best practices for managing your income, expenses, savings, transactions, investments, and much more.

Endorsed by Intuit, makers of Quicken, this practical resource shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of the software s unique features, including the new tools and capabilities. Inside, you ll find professional advice to help you reduce debt, stay on budget, save money, and plan for a secure financial future. Customize Quicken for your preferences Track income and expenses Set up Online Account Services Automate transactions and tasks Analyze spending and banking activity Reconcile checking, savings, and credit card accounts Use the budgeting and debt reduction tools Track investments and optimize your portfolio Monitor assets and loans Manage household records Save money and plan for retirement Simplify tax preparation and maximize deductions"

Building with Virtual Lego: Getting Started with Lego Digital Designer, Ldraw, and Mecabricks
Building with Virtual Lego
Getting Started with Lego Digital Designer, Ldraw, and Mecabricks
Paperback      ISBN: 125986183x

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.


Virtually build any LEGO creation you can imagine--with any LEGO part ever made

This fun guide shows how to create just about anything from virtual LEGO blocks using free software. Learn how to install and customize LEGO Digital Designer, navigate the user interface, and get started on your own projects. LDraw and Mecabricks are also clearly explained. Building with Virtual LEGO: Getting Started with LEGO Digital Designer, LDraw, and Mecabricks features DIY projects that illustrate each technique and software tool. You will see how to upload and share your creations online--even modify projects that others have built

Find out how to:
- Download, set up, and configure LEGO Digital Designer
- Navigate the LDD user interface, menus, and tools
- Identify the different Lego parts and explore brick palettes
- Quickly and easily start creating your own LEGO models
- Access the huge library of out-of-print LEGO bricks in LDraw, including those designed by hobbyists
- Get up and running on Mecabricks and launch creative projects online
- Write clear instructions and share them with other virtual LEGO enthusiasts
- Create custom bricks and participate in the LDraw parts design process

Mastering Sibelius 6
Mastering Sibelius 6
Paperback      ISBN: 1435456858

Are you ready to get the most out of Sibelius? This program is the premier music scoring and notation program for any composer, songwriter, arranger, publisher, or musician who wants to create scores for any instrument on the computer and share them with others. MASTERING SIBELIUS 6 covers all aspects of Sibelius, including setting up simple scores, using MIDI input, working with advanced formatting, and using virtual instruments. The applications are discussed in a clear, concise way, offering simple steps and easy-to-follow tutorials to bring the power of Sibelius to users of all experience levels. The book includes chapters on note input methods, editing and symbols, text and chords, playback and video, and much more.

Office 2010 Visual Quick Steps
Office 2010 Visual Quick Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 1118338774

A handy collection of shortcuts, tips, and tricks to boost your productivity with Office 2010

Microsoft Office is overwhelmingly the number one office productivity suite, and it's now available on the web as well. This handy, step-by-step guide helps you make the most of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with tips and techniques that optimize these Office applications. Designed for those who learn best visually, it uses numbered steps and full-color screen shots to teach each technique, helping you save time, boost your productivity, and create better documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.A step-by-step guide to great productivity-enhancing shortcuts, tricks, and techniques for the key applications of Microsoft Office 2010Uses numbered steps and full-color screen shots to visually teach a selection of techniquesIdeal for those upgrading from an earlier version of Office and for anyone who wants to use the software more efficiently

"Office 2010 Visual Quick Steps" will help you get more from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company
The Pixar Touch
The Making of a Company
Paperback      ISBN: 0307278298

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, and others. David A. Price goes behind the scenes of the corporate feuds between Lasseter and his former champion, Jeffrey Katzenberg, as well as between Jobs and Michael Eisner. And finally he explores Pixar's complex relationship with the Walt Disney Company as it transformed itself into the $7.4 billion jewel in the Disney crown.

With an Updated Epilogue

Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows: Visual Quickstart Guide
Photoshop Elements 5 for Windows
Visual Quickstart Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0321476719

This guide uses pictures to guide readers through Photoshop Elements and show what to do. Topics covered include creating and managing images, fixing and retouching photos, changing and adjusting colours, painting and drawing, and preparing images for the Web.

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows And Macintosh
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows And Macintosh
Paperback      ISBN: 0321350278

Even if you've never used Macromedia Dreamweaver before, this Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running with Macromedia's popular Web authoring program in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Macromedia Dreamweaver, leading technology authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith use their trademark crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that s new in Dreamweaver 8. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to use all of the program's visual layout tools, application development features, and code editing support to create stunning, accessible Web sites. Along the way, you'll find extensive coverage of all the program's new features: drag-and-drop integration of XML data feeds, improved CSS support, advanced style rendering toolbar, the industry s first integrated Web accessibility evaluation tool for Section 508 and WCAG 2 checkpoints, and more "

Photoshop for 3D Artists, Volume 1: Enhance Your 3D Renders! Previz, Texturing and Post-Production
Photoshop for 3D Artists, Volume 1
Enhance Your 3D Renders! Previz, Texturing and Post-Production
Paperback      ISBN: 0955153034

Whatever 3D software artists use, Photoshop remains a key tool throughout the production pipeline. The techniques presented in Photoshop for 3D Artists: Volume 1 are intended to show how 2D techniques can be seamlessly blended into the 3D production pipeline, resulting in a high quality image and a versatile and streamlined workflow. The book offers artists the chance to learn from a variety of top professionals, such as Andrzej Sykut, Fabio M. Ragonha, and Zoltan Korcsok, who willingly share the tips and tricks that they have developed over years of working in the 3D industry.

The tutorials in Photoshop for 3D Artists: Volume 1 cover a variety of different subjects, from the initial concept stage through to post-production. Previz and concepts are explored, showing the advantages of using Photoshop to plan and visualize projects. Combining library images in Photoshop to create custom textures is also featured, as well as how Photoshop can be used as an efficient alternative to lengthy render tests by focusing on compositing passes, adding particle effects, and improving light and color adjustments. These post-production techniques are becoming increasingly popular within the industry as Photoshop becomes a more powerful and time-saving tool, enabling almost every 3D artist to enhance their final renders.

With the expertise of individual contributors, the clearly written tutorials, and work-in-progress images, Photoshop for 3D Artists: Volume 1 is a timeless resource for veteran and beginner artists alike.


Macromedia Studio 8: All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies
Macromedia Studio 8
All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 076459690x
Your one-stop guide to six great Macromedia tools for building Web sites

It's like a Web-site-in-a-book First, there's some Web site insight to help you decide what you want your site to do. Then it's into the nitty-gritty of making it happen - building with Dreamweaver, adding animation with Flash, enabling collaboration with Contribute, using ColdFusion to access databases, and a whole lot more.

Discover how to

  • Plan content for your site
  • Use CSS styles
  • Incorporate forms into your pages
  • Beef up Flash movies with ActionScript
  • Use queries in ColdFusion
  • Integrate all the Macromedia products