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Make the most of your new Windows 8.1 notebook, desktop computer, or tablet-without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun!
Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple using computers could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 8.1 operating system... simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do!
Here's a small sample of what you'll learn:
Discover how to create effective native apps across platforms and Web apps for today's most popular smartphone platforms with Duffy's PROGRAMMING MOBILE APPLICATIONS: ANDROID (TM), iOS, AND WINDOWS (R) PHONE 7. This unique, hands-on tutorial approach combines clear presentations with numerous screenshots and step-by-step instructions to guide readers in developing applications for Google (TM) Android (TM), Apple (R) iOS, and Windows (R) Phone 7. Readers learn to create identical native and Web apps for each platform, which allows comparing each platform's development processes. The book's complete coverage ranges from platform architecture to native app life cycle management with an emphasis on fundamental programming concepts. This book's unique coverage of multiple platforms not only demonstrates the portability of apps that readers create, but also ensures an solid understanding of programming principles that benefits readers throughout any career.
The ninth edition of Operating System Concepts continues to evolve to provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems. This edition has been updated with more extensive coverage of the most current topics and applications, improved conceptual coverage and additional content to bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations. A new design allows for easier navigation and enhances reader motivation. Additional end-of-chapter, exercises, review questions, and programming exercises help to further reinforce important concepts. WileyPLUS, including a test bank, self-check exercises, and a student solutions manual, is also part of the comprehensive support package.
The industry favorite Linux guide, updated for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the cloud Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the ultimate hands-on Linux user guide, whether you're a true beginner or a more advanced user navigating recent changes. This updated ninth edition covers the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), Fedora 21, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and includes new information on cloud computing and development with guidance on Openstack and Cloudforms. With a focus on RHEL 7, this practical guide gets you up to speed quickly on the new enhancements for enterprise-quality file systems, the new boot process and services management, firewalld, and the GNOME 3 desktop. Written by a Red Hat expert, this book provides the clear explanations and step-by-step instructions that demystify Linux and bring the new features seamlessly into your workflow. This useful guide assumes a base of little or no Linux knowledge, and takes you step by step through what you need to know to get the job done. * Get Linux up and running quickly * Master basic operations and tackle more advanced tasks * Get up to date on the recent changes to Linux server system management * Bring Linux to the cloud using Openstack and Cloudforms Linux Bible, 9th Edition is the one resource you need, and provides the hands-on training that gets you on track in a flash.
See streamlined how-to's for essential tasks-and get productive faster with the essentials for using Windows 10 in the all-new, FULL-COLOR, how-to's in Step by Step.
Your favorite format now features even more helpful visuals and fast, numbered steps-for a streamlined, colorful, and concise learning experience. Organized by tasks, this book makes it easy to find what you need to get the job done quickly with Windows 10.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of a revolutionary computing platform that is being adopted world-wide and has earned the support of every major software provider. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, Thomas Erl presents the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.
Erl uses more than 125 case study examples and over 300 diagrams to illuminate the most important facets of building SOA platforms: goals, obstacles, concepts, technologies, standards, delivery strategies, and processes for analysis and design.
His book's broad coverage includes:
The goal of this book is to help you attain a solid understanding of what constitutes contemporary SOA along with step-by-step guidance for realizing its successful implementation.
Julia Kay's Portrait Party is an international collaborative project in which artists all over the world make portraits of each other and share them online. After years of exchanging portraits, tips and techniques within the group, in Portrait Revolution these artists are now sharing their art, their words, and their inspiration with everyone who is interested in or would like to get started with portraiture. Here you can find information on using different media, how to handle difficult portrait issues, and more. Portrait Revolution showcases 450 portraits by 200 artists, in a wide variety of media from oil painting to iPad art, watercolour to ballpoint, linocut to mosaic. There are a range of styles from realistic to abstract and interpretations by multiple artists of the same subject.
Welcome to the Galaxy Popular for both work and play, Android tablets fill a useful niche between smartphone and computer. Samsung's Galaxy Tab kicks it up a notch, offering both hardware and software technology beyond its competitors. Samsung enhances the basics--web, email, eReader, navigation, music, video, camera--and offers unique tools such as the Bixby assistant and the high-tech S-Pen. Coupled with an envious design, Galaxy Tab is a formidable contender to other devices, offering features you won't find anywhere else. Samsung Galaxy Tab For Dummies helps you take full advantage of everything this sweet device has to offer. Whether you're looking to keep in touch with friends and family on social media, want a portable way to stay connected to your work, or desire to read the latest potboiler or catch-up with the latest streaming TV drama, the Galaxy Tab makes it possible--and this book shows you how. Set up and start using your new tablet Connect with email, video chat, and explore social media Play games, enjoy music, watch movies and streaming TV Browse digital magazines and enjoy ebooks A whole new galaxy awaits! Get ready to soak it all in!
The bestselling book on Windows, now updated for the new 8.1 features Microsoft has fine-tuned Windows 8 with some important new features, and veteran author Andy Rathbone explains every one in this all-new edition of a long-time bestseller. Whether you're using Windows for the first time, upgrading from an older version, or just moving from Windows 8 to 8.1, here's what you need to know. Learn about the dual interfaces, the new Start button, how to customize the interface and boot operations, and how to work with programs and files, use the web and social media, manage music and photos, and much more. You'll even find troubleshooting tips! This edition covers the upgrades in Windows 8.1, including the dual interfaces, basic mechanics, file storage, and how to get the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 Shows how to manipulate app tiles, give Windows the look you choose, set up boot-to-desktop capabilities, connect to a network, and create user accounts Covers working with programs, apps, and files; using the Internet and social media; new apps and capabilities for working with onboard and online media; and how to move files to a new PC Written by Andy Rathbone, author of every edition of the bestselling Windows For Dummies Windows 8.1 For Dummies is exactly what you need to get going and be productive with the newest Windows update.
Take a bite out of the new and improved Apple Watch! The Apple Watch is a powerful computer that's worn on your wrist -- and can serve as an invaluable companion, anytime and anywhere. Acting as a communication device, fitness and health tracker, and sleek time piece, the Apple Watch keeps you connected --and all hands-free. Apple Watch For Dummies gets you up to speed on the latest updates to WatchOS, and teaches you about all-new features, such as the walkie-talkie. You'll find out how to use it to set and maintain reachable goals for your fitness; monitor your heart rate, detect falls, and track other health-related info; send and receive text messages and emails; use Siri; get directions in real-time; learn about the best apps for work and play; and much, much more! Find tips for picking a watch model Get watch basics for newbies Adjust the settings Learn about the hottest apps Troubleshoot common issues Wrap your head around WatchOS 5 and the updated Apple Watch, even as it wraps around your wrist!
The #1 source for Windows 10 help Millions of Windows users have turned to Windows For Dummies for quick, friendly, and easy-to-understand help with their computers. Windows 10 For Dummies, 3rd Edition continues this tradition as it helps you navigate the twists and turns of Windows. Start at the beginning to discover the basics of the Windows interface or flip to later chapters to help you work with Windows apps, connect to the Internet, or customize your privacy settings. Updated to cover the latest changes to Windows 10, this revised edition is ideal for first-time Windows users who need a guide to their operating system as well as experienced users who need a road map to the latest features. Inside, the book quickly and easily shows you how to do everything from establishing a user account, to corralling your photos, to setting up a printer, to using Windows on a tablet--and everything in between. Manage the start-up menu and the Windows desktop Get to know the programs that come with Windows 10 Discover troubleshooting tips and privacy tricks Be productive at home or in the office If you use Windows 10, you'll want to keep this updated edition of the trusty companion nearby as you make your way around the new OS.
The full-color guide to making the most of your iPhone The iPhone is a hugely popular smartphone that offers many convenient features, including a camera, turn-by-turn driving directions, a calendar, and more. But if you're just adopting one for the first time, chances are you could use a friendly companion to help you make sense of its features. The easy-to-follow steps in this book will help you manage, personalize, and communicate using your new iPhone. With iPhone For Seniors For Dummies, you will discover how to do everything from shop online and organize appointments using iCal, to taking and sharing pictures and downloading and listening to your favorite music. Stay in touch with FaceTime and email Use iCal and Reminders to stay organized Share photos, play games, and read e-books Download and use apps There's no better resource around for first-time, over-50 iPhone users!
Looking for iPhone essentials? Look no further! When you carry an iPhone, you carry the power to get things done. Your pocket-sized device can keep you in touch with your friends, connect you to the world, maintain your schedule, access movies and music, and record your life in pictures and video. And that's just scratching the surface of what an iPhone can do! iPhone For Dummies offers the insight of two longtime Apple experts on how to master iPhone basics then move on to the coolest and most useful apps--and everything in between. Get coverage of the latest version of iPhone and iPhone Plus Get the lowdown on iOS X's tools and applications Load up your iPhone with fun and useful apps Fix common problems with ease If you're new to the iPhone and want to take an approachable beginner's boot camp, you've come to the right place!
The perfect companion for iMac users You've got a great iMac, but now it's time to take things to the next level. This easy-to-use guide shows you how to do stuff like setting up and configuring your iMac along with fun stuff like using the Photos, Messages, and iMovie apps. You'll also discover how to get down to business with productivity apps like Numbers, Pages, and Keynote. Finally, you'll find help on how to sync everything to iCloud and stay organized with Family Sharing. Personalize your iMac and find your way around macOS X Surf the web, send Reminders, and make FaceTime video calls Store your photos and files with iCloud Discover tricks to become more efficient iMac newbies won't want to be without this easy-to-follow companion guide!
Discover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and today's practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book's proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted today's operating systems. Revised Research Topics within this edition's practical exercises encourage you to research emerging and influential topics on your own. In addition, updates throughout the final four chapters now highlight information on the most current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, Windows, and Android to equip you with the contemporary knowledge and skills you need to working most effectively with today's systems.
Get up to speed on Windows 10 With Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies, getting familiar with Windows 10 is a painless process. If you're interested in learning the basics of this operating system without having to dig through confusing computer jargon, look no further. This book uses a step-by-step approach that is specifically designed to assist first-time Windows 10 users who are over-50, providing easy-to-understand language, large-print text, and an abundance of helpful images along the way! Work with Windows 10 on any device Upload, edit, and download pictures Play games and enjoy social media Keep your system secure Perform routine maintenance If you've just purchased your first computer or upgraded to a new model, Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies offers everything you need to make the transition as smooth as possible!
Kubernetes is the operating system of the cloud-native world, providing a reliable and scalable platform for running containerized workloads. This book shows developers and operations staff how to apply industry-standard DevOps practices to Kubernetes in a cloud-native context. You'll learn all about the Kubernetes ecosystem and discover battle-tested solutions to everyday problems. In this friendly, pragmatic book, cloud experts John Arundel and Justin Domingus show you what Kubernetes can do-and what you can do with it. You'll build, step by step, an example cloud-native application and its supporting infrastructure, along with a development environment and continuous deployment pipeline that you can use for your own applications. Understand containers and Kubernetes from first principles-no experience necessary Run your own clusters or choose a managed Kubernetes service from Amazon, Google, and others Design your own cloud-native services and infrastructure Use Kubernetes to manage resource usage and the container lifecycle Optimize clusters for cost, performance, resilience, capacity, and scalability Learn the best tools for developing, testing, and deploying your applications Apply the latest industry practices for observability and monitoring Secure your containers and clusters in production Adopt DevOps principles to help make your development teams lean, fast, and effective
Get the most out of your MacBook Your new MacBook is sleek and powerful, and this down-to-earth guide makes it easier than ever to navigate, personalize, and maximize what it can help you accomplish. From taking it out of the box and turning it on for the first time to file storage and security, to downloading apps and working with iCloud, MacBook For Dummies helps you discover all in one place everything your laptop can do. Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more. * Explore the new OS X * Be productive with Keynote and Pages * Get creative with Photos and iMovie * Find tips for maintenance and security Whether you're a PC convert or a seasoned Apple enthusiast, this book helps you get the most of your magnificent MacBook!
Get caught up with the latest iPad features An iPad can be so many things: an entertainment hub, a way to stay in touch with the world, a productivity tool, and many other things. iPad For Seniors For Dummies focuses on helping iPad users who are experienced in life--but not in technology. In this friendly, easy-to-follow guide, you'll find out how to fire up any model of iPad, connect to the internet, and use applications to play games, watch movies, listen to music, chat via video, update your social accounts, read the news, or just about anything else you'd want to do. Teach your iPad to answer your commands Stay connected with email, social apps, and video chat Cue up music and movies Find endless ways to let your iPad entertain you If you're anywhere from 50 to 100 and want to find accessible guidance on making the most of your iPad, you're in good hands!
Pro tips for macOS from "Dr. Mac" Your shiny new iMac or trusty old MacBook both rely on macOS to help you get things done. It helps to have an equally reliable guidebook to steer you through the tasks and steps that make macOS run efficiently. This fun and friendly guide provides the direction you need to easily navigate macOS. Longtime expert Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus shares his years of experience to help you better understand macOS and make it a timesaving tool in your life. Take a tour of the macOS interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Get pro tips on speeding up your Mac Back up your data with ease Covering the fundamentals of the OS and offering insight into the most common functions of macOS, this is indispensable reading for new or inexperienced macOS users.
Introduce your students to the new generation of Microsoft Office with the new generation of "Shelly Cashman Series" books! For the past three decades, the "Shelly Cashman Series" has effectively introduced computer skills to millions of students. With Windows Vista, we're continuing our history of innovation by enhancing our proven pedagogy to reflect the learning styles of today's students. In "Microsoft Windows 7: Introductory", you'll find features that are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. Our trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system through experimentation, exploration, and planning ahead. Brand new end of chapter exercises prepare students to become more capable users by requiring them to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Designed to meet the needs of users from a broad range of experience levels, Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Essentials equips your students with Windows 7 basics using a practical, user-friendly format. This streamlined two unit book gets students up and running with Windows 7 and includes coverage of the new window and file management features such as Snap, Homegroup, and Libraries.
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