General Internet and PCs
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The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Hardcover ISBN: 0471720836
An examination of one of the greatest success stories of the digital age looks at the success Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod.
iMac Portable Genius
Paperback ISBN: 1118147588
Tips, tools, and shortcuts on the latest features of the iMac Completely updated to cover the latest features and capabilities of the iMac, this handy guide is packed with useful tips, full-color screenshots, and savvy advice to show you how to get the most out of your iMac. You'll find cool information on iMacs as well as the new iLife '11 suite (Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto) and the exciting OS X Lion operating system. Veteran author Guy Hart-Davis shows you how to set up and customize your iMac so that it will work best for you, plus he shows you how to get more from your iMac, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from Windows. - Explores the best ways to maximize the amazing speed and impressive graphics of the new iMac - Highlights all the bells and whistles of the new iMac, including the new Magic Mouse, iLife applications, and the new OS - Provides you with the most up-to-date, accessible, useful information on the most used features of the iMac - Covers troubleshooting and maintaining your iMac and its related hardware and software Arm yourself with the most accessible, useful information possible with iMac Portable Genius, Third Edition by your side.
This Machine Kills Secrets
Julian Assange, the Cypherpunks, and Their Fight to Empower Whistleblowers
Paperback ISBN: 0142180491
Who Are The Cypherpunks? This is the unauthorized telling of the revolutionary cryptography story behind the motion picture The Fifth Estate in theatres this October, and a penetrating look at the facts presented in We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, a documentary out now. WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistleblowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers’ identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. But that technology has been evolving for decades in the hands of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing machine continues to evolve beyond WikiLeaks, as a movement of hacktivists aims to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy. Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg has traced its shadowy history from the cryptography revolution of the 1970s to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, Anonymous, and beyond. This is the story of the code and the characters?idealists, anarchists, extremists?who are transforming the next generation’s notion of what activism can be. With unrivaled access to such major players as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer known as the Architect, never before interviewed, Greenberg unveils the world of politically-motivated hackers?who they are and how they operate.
Teach Yourself Confident Computing for the Over 50s
Paperback ISBN: 0071739998
A practical, light-hearted and non-technical style to take the terror out of the technology In Confident Computing for the Over 50s, author Bob Reeves approaches the subject in a highly accessible way, focusing on the computer applications of most interest to you, including correspondence, photography, shopping online, personal budgets and researching your family history. It begins with the very basics and ends with an invaluable "jargonbuster" glossary. The book is made up of a series of self-contained chapters, with the emphasis on what the computer is being used for, rather than the software needed. There will be clear instructions supported with screenshots, tips and hints throughout. - One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. - Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience. - Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. - Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of computing. - Written with humor in plain language to take the fear out of using a computer for the first time. Including a comprehensive jargonbuster glossary, it cuts through the "techno babble." - Explains how to carry out the simple, everyday tasks that every you need. "This book explains how to get the best out of a computer." --UNITE "An easy, friendly guide that assumes no previous knowledge of computers." --The Good Book Guide Topics include: Choosing a computer; What other equipment you might need; What programs (software) you might need; Getting started; How to get equipment and programs on to your computer; Writing letters; Writing minutes and other types of documents; Keeping in touch using email; Sending and receiving pictures and other attachments using email including file management; Finding what you need on the Internet; Buying products and services on the Internet; Buying from an online auction; Other ways of keeping in touch; Getting music/video on the Internet; Other Common Uses for the Internet; Keeping your personal information safe online; How to get pictures from your digital camera onto your computer; How to scan traditional photographs into your computer; Keeping track of your photographs; Copying files onto CD, DVD and memory stick; Making cards for all occasions using desktop publishing; Making a newsletter; Making a poster; Keeping track of your personal finances; Keeping track of your investments; Introduction to database software; Creating a presentation for a group; The step-by-step instructions will include how to create, add and run slides; 'Jargon-buster' glossary
A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Paperback ISBN: 0061994952
This fascinating chronicle of the Internet's development takes readers behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself, from the room in LA where the Internet came to life to the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft and Facebook have built huge data centers. 50,000 first printing.
The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
Hardcover ISBN: 0812928512
Drawing on exclusive interviews with industry insiders, a journalist looks at the corporate intrigues, personality conflicts, and serious mistakes that led to the tumultuous fall of Apple from the pinnacle of the business world. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Blogging for Bliss
Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of All Kinds
Paperback ISBN: 1600595111
Today’s crafting community is online, connected, and blissfully blogging about their work and ideas. Blogging is hot in this highly creative world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at them. Everyone from knitters and beaders to scrapbookers and altered artists will find the practical information and visual inspiration they need to create an artful online journal. Thanks to hundreds of gorgeous screen grabs from the very best blogs, a thorough introduction to the tools of the trade, and instructions that virtually take you by the hand, even beginners will swiftly go from blank screen to colorful, enticing pages. Those who already have a blog, but want to enhance their presence on the Web, will learn how to add banners and graphics, take the perfect shots, crop and size photos, establish links, and attract an audience of eager readers. Best of all, readers will meet some of the web’s most popular creative bloggers, including Alicia Paulson (Posie Gets Cozy), Gabreial Wyatt (Vintage Indie), Emily Martin (Inside A Black Apple), Lidy Baars (Little French Garden House), Heather Bullard (Vintage Inspired Living), and Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards (The Farm Chicks).
Data and Goliath
The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
Paperback ISBN: 039335217x
Reveals the unsettling ways that corporations and governments track and monitor everyday activities, profiling the technological, legal and social solutions available for enabling better privacy and avoiding cybercrime. By the author of Secrets and Lies. Reprint.