New computing & technology books: digital assassination, appillionaires, jQuery, WordPress & more

We have a great selection of new computing and technology books for you this month – and something for everyone, whether you’re a web developer or looking for help with home computing. Have a great idea for an app, but no idea how to market your project? Appillionaires has some tips for you! Also featured this month are titles on protecting your reputation (or your business’s) reputation online, getting started with WordPress, designing mobile interfaces, using your iPhone, and getting the most out of JavaScript and jQuery. Enjoy!

Syndetics book coverAppillionaires : secrets from developers who struck it rich on the App Store / Chris Stevens.
“More than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s AppStore and with the right combination of original ideas, great features, solid coding, unique designs, and savvy marketing, your apps could be a part of that staggering number. This book shows you how to turn your ideas into profit-making success stories. Citing a fascinating array of real-world examples, this useful book invites you to meet the rich and famous of the app development world. You’ll look behind the scenes of these successful visionaries to learn their secrets first hand and discover how these “bedroom coders” became overnight millionaires.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDesigning mobile interfaces / Steven Hoober, Eric Berkman.
“With hundreds of thousands of mobile applications available today, your app has to capture users immediately. This book provides practical techniques to help you catch-and keep-their attention. You’ll learn core principles for designing effective user interfaces, along with a set of common patterns for interaction design on all types of mobile devices.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDigital assassination : protecting your reputation, brand, or business against online attacks / Richard Torrenzano and Mark Davis.
“This book shows how anyone can be a target of online identity attacks, and readers will find witty writing and expert advice on how to guard against and respond to such attacks. Loaded with interesting anecdotes on how the Internet, media, and other technologies are used by unscrupulous people to disparage an individual’s or company’s reputation, the book demonstrates how these attacks have become more prevalent and widespread, thanks to the Internet age.” (Booklist)

Syndetics book coverProfessional C++ / Marc Gregoire, Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper.
“Essential reading for experienced developers who are determined to master the latest release of C++. Although C++ is often the language of choice from game programming to major commercial software applications, it is also one of the most difficult to master. With this no-nonsense book, you will learn to conquer the latest release of C++. The author deciphers little-known features of C++, shares detailed code examples that you can then plug into your own code, and reveals the significant changes to C++ that accompany the latest release…” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverMy iphone : covers iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S running iOS 5 / Brad Miser.
“Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone 4S.
Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more.
Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars.
Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverOptimizing Windows 7 : pocket consultant / William R. Stanek.
“Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for optimizing the performance of your Windows 7-based PC. Zero in on core tuning, customization, and troubleshooting tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. Topics include system boot and startup, software and hardware, search and indexing, system health, and personalizing the interface. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverJavaScript & jQuery : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box / David Sawyer McFarland.
“JavaScript lets you supercharge your HTML with animation, interactivity, and visual effects-but many web designers find the language hard to learn. This jargon-free guide covers JavaScript basics and shows you how to save time and effort with the jQuery library of prewritten JavaScript code. You’ll soon be building web pages that feel and act like desktop programs, without having to do much programming.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGoogle secrets : do what you never thought possible with Google / Yvette Davis.
“Tech expert Jerri Ledford reveals the ins, outs, and little-known facts about Google to show you how to sharpen your skills so you can get more done, more efficiently. You may already be familiar with Google′s most popular applications, but this indispensable guide puts your knowledge to the test with insider tips, valuable insights, and unbeatable advice on Gmail, Google Voice, Google Sketchup, Google Analytics, and dozens more.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGetting started with WordPress : design your own blog or website / Todd Kelsey.
“If you’re a beginning blogger looking for an easy-to-follow, friendly guide to help you produce an attractively designed blog or website, this is the book for you. You’ll learn the basics of WordPress, one-click installs, and customizations. There’s also coverage of SEO, categorizing blog posts, and social media promotion strategies, such as importing your blog into a Facebook page. This book’s approach starts out simple using step-by-step examples and builds from there, enabling you to gain confidence in building your blog.” (adapted from Syndetics summary)