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Written by best-selling author and instructor Jean Andrews, this edition maps fully to CompTIA's new 2006 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is designed to be the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. Video clips are available on the accompanying CD so readers can watch the author bring concepts and technical topics to life via live demonstrations.
The A to Z guide to getting the most from your iPad Your iPad is a magical piece of technology connecting you to the rest of the world pretty much anytime and anywhere. Super thin and (well, almost) light as a feather, it allows you to keep up with your day to day duties, stay in touch with family and friends, catch up with work, relax with books and movies, or even create your own works of art! Given all it's capable of, it's essential to have a guide to help you make the most of your device. The latest edition of iPad and iPad Pro for Dummies helps users of all experience levels navigate this amazing looking glass. Assuming no prior knowledge, it takes you from the basics--including getting to know the iPad and adding useful accessories such as keyboards and pencils--to setting up email, connecting with other devices, maintaining files, and researching and installing the best apps for you. Discover the simple steps to get up and running Make your iPad work better and faster for you Explore the features of the brand new iPadOS Get easy fixes to common problems Pick up your copy today and find out just how sweet life in Apple tablet form can be!
Aimed at people over the age of 50 and written by an expert in the field, Joli Ballew, this book covers the topic of laptop computers.
Brilliant Laptops for the Over 50s is a visual quick reference book that shows you how to make the most of your laptop computer, particularly if it is your first one, or if you are new to the world of computers ! . It will give you a solid grounding on how choose the right laptop for you, how it works and how to get the best out of your laptop - a complete reference for the beginner and intermediate user who hasn't growen up with a laptop. If you are considering buying a laptop, or want to learn how to get the very best out of your current laptop, this book is for you. The first couple of chapters look at the different types and specs of of laptops available and matches these to the needs and demands of the older user, helping you to understand what your laptop can do for you and how it fits into the bigger universe of laptops. As you move though the chapters you will learn more about how your laptop works, how to get the most from its and how to keep it in tip top condition. We also look at the kinds of software and peripherals you might find useful, how to manage security and connectivity issues and how to manage that all important aspect of the laptop ecosystem - its battery. Brilliant Laptops provides .... A visual tutorial taking you from laptop novice to accomplished user in easy steps. A guide to optimising your use of your laptop. making a more integral and essential part of your life. Essential guidance on the vast array of software and peripferal hardware available to you, allowing you to make the right choices for how you wnat to work Insider tips and tricks on optimising your hardware an software to make sure that you get every extra ounce of power and time from your battery.
On publication of the previous edition of Computers and the Law, developments such as the Internet and electronic commerce were as yet unthought of. The second edition strives to bring the reader up to date with such developments. It also attempts to gauge the law's reaction, or lack of it, to these developments.
The bestselling guide--now in a new edition A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer: Research topics of interest Keep in touch with loved ones Shop securely online Find recipes and diet tips If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.
The bestselling PC reference on the planet now available in its 13th edition Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also targeting those who are familiar with PCs, but need to get up to speed on the latest version of Windows. This hands-on guide takes the dread out of working with a personal computer. Leaving painful jargon and confusing terminology behind, it covers Windows 10 OS, connecting to and using services and data in the cloud, and so much more. Written by Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, it tells you how to make a PC purchase, what to look for in a new PC, how to work with the latest operating system, ways to protect your files, what you can do online, media management tips, and even basic topics you're probably too shy to ask a friend about. * Determine what you need in a PC and how to set it up * Configure your PC, hook up a printer, and connect to the Internet * Find your way around Windows 10 OS with ease and confidence * Play movies and music, view photos, and explore social media If you're a first-time PC user at home or at work or just need to brush up on the latest technological advancements, the new edition of this bestselling guide gets you up and running fast.
Time series with mixed spectra are characterized by hidden periodic components buried in random noise. Despite strong interest in the statistical and signal processing communities, no book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject. Filling this void, Time Series with Mixed Spectra focuses on the methods and theory for the statistical analysis of time series with mixed spectra. It presents detailed theoretical and empirical analyses of important methods and algorithms. Using both simulated and real-world data to illustrate the analyses, the book discusses periodogram analysis, autoregression, maximum likelihood, and covariance analysis. It considers real- and complex-valued time series, with and without the Gaussian assumption. The author also includes the most recent results on the Laplace and quantile periodograms as extensions of the traditional periodogram. Complete in breadth and depth, this book explains how to perform the spectral analysis of time series data to detect and estimate the hidden periodicities represented by the sinusoidal functions. The book not only extends results from the existing literature but also contains original material, including the asymptotic theory for closely spaced frequencies and the proof of asymptotic normality of the nonlinear least-absolute-deviations frequency estimator.
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. Supercharge and customize your PC Now you can get the most out of your PC with the fun and practical projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to exploit the media, communications, networking, and security features of your PC. You'll also find out how to add powerful hardware and software, improve performance, and expand your computer's capabilities. Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, clear step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of helpful photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself PC Upgrade Projects, you'll be able to take your PC to peak performance--and beyond. Transform your PC into a video phone Add two or more extra monitors so you can see all your work at once Set up your PC as a recording studio Create a permanent wireless network or a temporary one Back up your data safely--and restore it Digitize your paper documents for safekeeping Secure your secrets in a virtual locker And much more
Expand Raspberry Pi capabilities with fundamental engineering principles Exploring Raspberry Pi is the innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental principles in a way that transfers to any type of electronics, electronic modules, or external peripherals, using a "learning by doing" approach that caters to both beginners and experts. The book begins with basic Linux and programming skills, and helps you stock your inventory with common parts and supplies. Next, you'll learn how to make parts work together to achieve the goals of your project, no matter what type of components you use. The companion website provides a full repository that structures all of the code and scripts, along with links to video tutorials and supplementary content that takes you deeper into your project. The Raspberry Pi's most famous feature is its adaptability. It can be used for thousands of electronic applications, and using the Linux OS expands the functionality even more. This book helps you get the most from your Raspberry Pi, but it also gives you the fundamental engineering skills you need to incorporate any electronics into any project. * Develop the Linux and programming skills you need to build basic applications * Build your inventory of parts so you can always "make it work" * Understand interfacing, controlling, and communicating with almost any component * Explore advanced applications with video, audio, real-world interactions, and more Be free to adapt and create with Exploring Raspberry Pi.
A fully updated version of Pearson's bestselling Brilliant Windows titles, covering Windows 10 - the latest release of the widely-used Microsoft operating system. Brilliant Windows 10 gives you the information you need easily and without fuss. It guides you through all tasks and applications using a highly visual, full-colour, step-by-step approach and tells you exactly what you need to know, when you need to know it. For the first time, this book comes with FREE downloadable bonus material. An extra 140 pages, which cover chapters on advanced subjects like customising Windows, maintaining your computer and managing your hardware as well as the key, new features of Office 2016. Spend less time reading and more time doing with a simple step-by-step approach to beginner and intermediate level tasks. Brilliant guides provide the quick, easy-to-access information that you need: Numbered steps guide you through each task or problem Numerous colour screenshots illustrate each step Cross reference boxes point you to related tasks and information in the book "Did you know ?..." sections alert you to relevant expert tips, tricks and advice
This step-by-step, highly visual text provides a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware and software. Written by best-selling author and educator Jean Andrews, A+ Guide to IT Technical Support, 9th Edition closely integrates the CompTIA+ Exam objectives to prepare you for the 220-901 and 220-902 certification exams. The new Ninth Edition also features extensive updates to reflect current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of PC repair and information technology. Each chapter covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage you to learn by doing. The new edition features more coverage of updated hardware, security, virtualization, new coverage of cloud computing, Linux and Mac OS, and increased emphasis on mobile devices. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning with Lab Manuals, CourseNotes online labs and the optional MindTap that includes online labs, certification test prep and interactive exercises and activities, this proven text offers students an ideal way to prepare for success as a professional IT support technician and administrator.
Your mouse is slowing you down. The time you spend context switching between your editor and your consoles eats away at your productivity. Take control of your environment with tmux, a terminal multiplexer that you can tailor to your workflow. With this updated second edition for tmux 2.2, you'll customize, script, and leverage tmux's unique abilities to craft a productive terminal environment that lets you keep your fingers on your keyboard's home row. You have a database console, web server, test runner, and text editor running at the same time, but switching between them and trying to find what you need takes up valuable time and breaks your concentration. By using tmux 2.2, you can improve your productivity and regain your focus. This book will show you how. This second edition includes many features requested by readers, including how to integrate plugins into your workflow, how to integrate tmux with Vim for seamless navigation - oh, and how to use tmux on Windows 10. Use tmux to manage multiple terminal sessions in a single window using only your keyboard. Manage and run programs side by side in panes, and create the perfect development environment with custom scripts so that when you're ready to work, your programs are waiting for you. Manipulate text with tmux's copy and paste buffers, so you can move text around freely between applications. Discover how easy it is to use tmux to collaborate remotely with others, and explore more advanced usage as you manage multiple tmux sessions, add custom scripts into the tmux status line, and integrate tmux with your system. Whether you're an application developer or a system administrator, you'll find many useful tricks and techniques to help you take control of your terminal.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on End-User Development, IS-EUD 2011, held in Torre Canne, Italy, in June 2011. The 14 long papers and 21 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. In addition the volume contains 2 keynote speeches, 14 doctoral consortia, and information on 3 workshops. The contributions are organized in topical sections on mashups, frameworks, users as co-designers, infrastructures, methodologies and guidelines, beyond the desktop, end-user development in the workplace, meta-design, and supporting end-user developers.
Mobile computing skills are becoming standard in the IT industry Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond is the ultimate reference for mobile computing. Certified Wireless Network Expert Robert J. Bartz guides IT and networking professionals through the fundamental and advanced concepts of mobile computing, providing the information and instruction necessary to get up to speed on current technology and best practices. The book maps to the CompTIA Mobility+ (MB0-001) exam, making it an ideal resource for those seeking this rewarding certification. The mobile device has already overshadowed the PC as a primary means for Internet access for a large portion of the world's population, and by 2020, there will be an estimated 10 billion mobile devices worldwide. Mobile connectivity has become the new standard for business professionals, and when combined with cloud computing, it creates a world where instant access is the norm. To remain relevant, IT professionals must hone their mobile skills. The ability to manage, develop, and secure a mobile infrastructure is quickly becoming a key component to entering the IT industry, and professionals lacking those skills will be left behind. This book covers all aspects of mobile computing, including: * Radio frequency, antenna, and cellular technology * Physical and logical infrastructure technologies * Common mobile device policies and application management * Standards and certifications, and more Each chapter includes hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and in-depth guidance from the perspective of a mobile computing expert. IT professionals looking to expand their capabilities need look no further than Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond for the most comprehensive approach to mobile computing on the market today.
Microprocessors and Microcomputer-Based System Design, Second Edition, builds on the concepts of the first edition. It discusses the basics of microprocessors, various 32-bit microprocessors, the 8085 microprocessor, the fundamentals of peripheral interfacing, and Intel and Motorola microprocessors. This edition includes new topics such as floating-point arithmetic, Program Array Logic, and flash memories. It covers the popular Intel 80486/80960 and Motorola 68040 as well as the Pentium and PowerPC microprocessors. The final chapter presents system design concepts, applying the design principles covered in previous chapters to sample problems.
Use your Raspberry Pi to get smart about computing fundamentals In the 1980s, the tech revolution was kickstarted by a flood of relatively inexpensive, highly programmable computers like the Commodore. Now, a second revolution in computing is beginning with the Raspberry Pi. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is the premier guide to understanding the components of the most exciting tech product available. Thanks to this book, every Raspberry Pi owner can understand how the computer works and how to access all of its hardware and software capabilities. Now, students, hackers, and casual users alike can discover how computers work with Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi. This book explains what each and every hardware component does, how they relate to one another, and how they correspond to the components of other computing systems. You'll also learn how programming works and how the operating system relates to the Raspberry Pi's physical components. * Co-authored by Eben Upton, one of the creators of the Raspberry Pi, this is a companion volume to the Raspberry Pi User Guide * An affordable solution for learning about computer system design considerations and experimenting with low-level programming * Understandable descriptions of the functions of memory storage, Ethernet, cameras, processors, and more * Gain knowledge of computer design and operation in general by exploring the basic structure of the Raspberry Pi The Raspberry Pi was created to bring forth a new generation of computer scientists, developers, and architects who understand the inner workings of the computers that have become essential to our daily lives. Learning Computer Architecture with the Raspberry Pi is your gateway to the world of computer system design.
Developing computer games is a perfect way to learn how to program in modern programming languages. This book teaches how to program in C# through the creation of computer games - and without requiring any previous programming experience. Contrary to most programming books, van Toll, Egges, and Fokker do not organize the presentation according to programming language constructs, but instead use the structure and elements of computer games as a framework. For instance, there are chapters on dealing with player input, game objects, game worlds, game states, levels, animation, physics, and intelligence. The reader will be guided through the development of four games showing the various aspects of game development. Starting with a simple shooting game, the authors move on to puzzle games consisting of multiple levels, and conclude the book by developing a full-fledged platform game with animation, game physics, and intelligent enemies. They show a number of commonly used techniques in games, such as drawing layers of sprites, rotating, scaling and animating sprites, dealing with physics, handling interaction between game objects, and creating pleasing visual effects. At the same time, they provide a thorough introduction to C# and object-oriented programming, introducing step by step important programming concepts such as loops, methods, classes, collections, and exception handling. This second edition includes a few notable updates. First of all, the book and all example programs are now based on the library MonoGame 3.6, instead of the obsolete XNA Game Studio. Second, instead of explaining how the example programs work, the text now invites readers to write these programs themselves, with clearly marked reference points throughout the text. Third, the book now makes a clearer distinction between general (C#) programming concepts and concepts that are specific to game development. Fourth, the most important programming concepts are now summarized in convenient "Quick Reference" boxes, which replace the syntax diagrams of the first edition. Finally, the updated exercises are now grouped per chapter and can be found at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to test their knowledge more directly. The book is also designed to be used as a basis for a game-oriented programming course. Supplementary materials for organizing such a course are available on an accompanying web site, which also includes all example programs, game sprites, sounds, and the solutions to all exercises.
If you've dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy. Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you: What tools you need (not as many as you might think!) All about operating systems How to install CD and DVD drives The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish How to connect a monitor and install a modem All about setting up and configuring the hard drive Secrets for securing your system, and more Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Mastering ARM hardware architecture opens a world of programming for nearly all phones and tablets including the iPhone/iPad and most Android phones. It's also the heart of many single board computers like the Raspberry Pi. Gain the skills required to dive into the fundamentals of the ARM hardware architecture with this book and start your own projects while you develop a working knowledge of assembly language for the ARM 64-bit processor. You'll review assembly language programming for the ARM Processor in 64-bit mode and write programs for a number of single board computers, including the Nvidia Jetson Nano and the Raspberry Pi (running 64-bit Linux). The book also discusses how to target assembly language programs for Apple iPhones and iPads along with 64-Bit ARM based Android phones and tablets. It covers all the tools you require, the basics of the ARM hardware architecture, all the groups of ARM 64-Bit Assembly instructions, and how data is stored in the computer's memory. In addition, interface apps to hardware such as the Raspberry Pi's GPIO ports. The book covers code optimization, as well as how to inter-operate with C and Python code. Readers will develop enough background to use the official ARM reference documentation for their own projects. With Programming with 64-Bit ARM Assembly Language as your guide you'll study how to read, reverse engineer and hack machine code, then be able to apply these new skills to study code examples and take control of both your ARM devices' hardware and software. What You'll Learn Make operating system calls from assembly language and include other software libraries in your projects Interface apps to hardware devices such as the Raspberry Pi GPIO ports Reverse engineer and hack code Use the official ARM reference documentation for your own projects Who This Book Is For Software developers who have already learned to program in a higher-level language like Python, Java, C#, or even C and now wish to learn Assembly programming.
Use your laptop or tablet with confidence This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using: a friendly, visual approach simple language practical, task-based examples large, full-colour screenshots. Discover everything you want to know about choosing and using your laptop or tablet in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter. Practical. Simple. Fast. Get the most out of your laptop or tablet with practical tips on every page: * ALERT: Solutions to common problems * HOT TIP: Time-saving shortcuts * SEE ALSO: Related tasks and information * DID YOU KNOW? Additional features to explore * WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Jargon explained in plain English
Microcomputers are an increasingly important tool in all aspects of development as the need to handle and assimilate vast quantities of information becomes ever more critical for both the international development community and the developing countries. In addition, the microcomputer represents the first significant technological advance that a developing country can assimilate and exploit with a relatively low capital investment and without prior knowledge or involvement in other technologies. Unfortunately this new technology represents not only an opportunity if properly exploited but a threat if ignored. The widespread and increasing incorporation of microcomputers into all aspects of the developed countries represents a major technological advance and an inevitable social change. If a developing country fails to take advantage of the opportunity that microcomputer technology represents, its level of development in relation to developed countries will be significantly lowered. Organized by the Board on Science and Technology for International Development in response to a request from the U.S. Agency for International Development, this book is an overview of microcomputer applications in developing countries and the issues associated with their use and abuse. The first section of the book is an assessment of the need for microcomputers in development. Written primarily for those in the development field and other computer-literate individuals, the second part is divided into applications in agriculture, health, energy, and municipal management. Policy concerns are addressed in the final section. It discusses the technology transfer that takes place as countries try to establish national computer policies that meet local needs while encouraging creative and useful applications.
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CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer is the first book to document the complete history of the Tandy Color Computer (CoCo), a popular 8-bit PC series from the 1980s that competed against the era's biggest names, including the Apple II, IBM PC, and Commodore 64. The book takes you inside the interesting stories and people behind this unique, underdog computer. Both noted computer science and technology advocates, authors Pitre and Loguidice reveal the story of a pivotal period in the home computing revolution from the perspective of Tandy's CoCo. As these computers were sold in Radio Shack stores throughout the United States and other countries, they provide a critical point of reference for key events in the unprecedented evolutionary period for the PC industry in the 1980s. The book also features first-hand accounts from the people who created and promoted the CoCo, from the original Tandy executives and engineers to today's active product creators and information keepers. The CoCo impacted many lives, and this book leaves no stone unturned in recounting this fascinating slice of the PC revolution that is still in play today. From early telecommunications experiments to engineering and budgetary challenges, it covers all the aspects that made the CoCo a truly personal, useful computing experience in as small and inexpensive a package as possible.
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