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Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
Magic and Loss
The Internet as Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 1439191700
A digital-culture expert discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential, and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility.
The Internet Is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
The Internet Is a Playground
Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 1585428817
The Internet personality and creator of presents an uproarious collection of online mischief and comedy that includes such viral successes as "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead" and "Missing Missy." Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
PCs for Dummies
PCs for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470137282
A guide for beginning users covers setup, disks and disk drives, monitors, printers, peripheral equipment, acronyms and jargon, computer security, and common mistakes.
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
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 Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
The Art of Invisibility
The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
Paperback      ISBN: 0316380520
Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
The Internet Police
How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
Paperback      ISBN: 0393349454
A veteran reporter describes how authorities in Australia, Belgum, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online. Reprint.
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Paperback      ISBN: 0470503866
Each illustrated guide offers visual learners a great beginner's guide to a particular topic, augmenting step-by-step instructions with full-color photos, illustrations, or screen shots.
How to Do Everything iPod & iTunes
How to Do Everything iPod & iTunes
Paperback      ISBN: 0071786740
Get the most out of your iPod and iTunes Fully revised throughout, How to Do Everything: iPod and iTunes, Sixth Edition covers the iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle as well as the latest version of iTunes. Find out how to easily load music, podcasts, and video, customize settings, enhance audio quality, manage your iTunes library, convert file formats, recover data, and much more. This step-by-step guide helps you maximize the versatile features of your iPod and iTunes. - Configure iTunes and load your iPod with music, video, and photos - Enhance your iPod with accessories such as speakers, cases, adapters, stands, docks, and radio transmitters - Use your iPod as a home stereo and car stereo - Learn how to make music sound great in iTunes and on your iPod - Create high-quality AAC, MP3, or Apple Lossless Encoding files from CDs, vinyl, or other sources - Buy and download content from the iTunes store or find free songs online - Create video files that work with the iPod classic - Sync your iPod with multiple computers - Use your iPod as an external drive or backup device - Recover songs and videos from your iPod - Troubleshoot problems with your iPod or iTunes
Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
1st Edition    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.
Teach Yourself Confident Computing for the Over 50s
Teach Yourself Confident Computing for the Over 50s
2nd Edition    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 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