General Internet and PCs
How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
Paperback ISBN: 0767906993
Describes how two nineteen-year-old working-class kids from a small town in Idaho overcame their lives as outsiders and reveals how they are using the Internet to redefine themselves and change their lives. Reprint.
iMac Portable Genius
3rd Edition 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.
The Dark Net
Inside the Digital Underworld
Hardcover ISBN: 1612194893
An Independent and New Statesman Book of the Year Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net. In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous. Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.
The Hacked World Order
How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
Hardcover ISBN: 1610394151
"The internet today connects roughly 2.7 billion people around the world, and booming interest in the "internet of things" could result in 75 billion devices connected to the web by 2020. The myth of cyberspace as a digital utopia has long been put to rest. Governments are increasingly developing smarter ways of asserting their national authority in cyberspace in an effort to control the flow, organization and ownership of information. In A Hacked World Order, Adam Segal shows how governments use the webto wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. Israel is intent on derailing the Iranian nuclear weapons program. India wants to prevent Pakistani terrorists from using their Blackberries to coordinate attacks. Brazil has plans to lay new fiber cables and develop satellite links so its Internet traffic no longer has to pass through Miami. China does not want to be dependent on the West for its technology needs. These new digital conflicts pose no physical threat--no one has ever died from a cyberattack--but they serve to both threaten and defend the integrity of complex systems like power grids, financial institutions, and security networks"--
Droid 4 For Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 1118336747
As compared to the existing smartphone For Dummies titles, this one is very concise. The chapter size is between 8 and 12 pages, covering very basic information in a friendly, informative, and entertaining style. The basic items covered include setup, operation as a phone, communications using texting, e-mail, the web, social networking, and (if the hardware supports it) video chat. Information is provided on any apps specific to the phone, as well as details on how to use the Android Market. Connection and configuration information is discussed on a detailed level. The book's goal is for the reader to get more out of their smartphone than offered by the tiresome and limited manual (pamphlet,actually). Along the way they'll be entertained and enjoy the process of discovering what their phone can do. As usual, humor is generously peppered through the text. It provides relief, but never gets in the way of important stuff. The reader will end up keeping this book close, referring to it often as they explore the features of the latest, most technologically wizbang phone in the universe. The book covers: 1. Droid 4 Setup 2. Basic Operations 3. Text and Typing 4. Phone Duties 5. The Address Book 6. Messages In and Out 7. Portable Web Browsing 8. Social Networking 9. Video Chat 10. Phone Apps 11. The Android Market 12. Wireless Networking Wizardry 13. Share and Synchronize 14. Customization