Keeping up with computing
Starting up with computing is made easy with one of our new items this month, Is this thing on? could be the perfect way for you (or somebody you know) to build confidence. There are also guides to Photoshop, Blogging and Facebook to take a look at.
Is this thing on? : a computer handbook for late bloomers, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming / Abby Stokes.
“This reassuring, jargon-free, and totally straightforward guide introduces late bloomers, grandparents, and technophobes to all the wonders of using a computer. Illustrated.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Bloggers boot camp : learning how to build, write, and run a successful blog / Charlie White, John Biggs.
“Bloggers Boot Camp shows readers how to build a great blog from the ground up. This isn’t a book about technology–it’s a book about engaging millions of readers. Blogging experts Biggs and White share their secrets from the front lines, showing readers how to blog with quality and flair, find the best stories, and attract millions of readers to a blog.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
iPad and iPhone tips and tricks / Jason R. Rich.
“For iOS 5 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4s. Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use with your iPad or iPhone to maximize its functionality as you use your iOS 5 mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device. In addition to learning all about the apps that come preinstalled on your iPhone or iPad, you learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available and discover useful strategies for how to best utilize them. Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for absolute beginners, as well as more experienced iPad or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 5 operating system with iCloud and the latest versions of popular apps.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
WordPress / Janet Majure.
“Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 140 WordPress tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on WordPress in no time.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
My iPad 2 / Gary Rosenzweig.
“Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad 2 (with iOS 5) working just the way you want.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Creating Android applications : develop and design / Chris Haseman.
“Capturing more than half of the Global Smartphone market, Google’s Android mobile platform offers a vibrant and growing marketplace for developers. In this book, Android programming expert Chris Haseman shows you how to use the powerful set of Android tools to begin writing the next generation of Android applications.” – (adapted from Book cover summary)
Photoshop down & dirty tricks for designers / Corey Barker.
“Whether you’re a designer, artist, or even a photographer, there’s something here for everyone. Moving through these projects, you’ll start to see the potential of Photoshop’s most powerful features and how, with a little experimentation, you can open up a whole new world of dazzling effects.” – (adapted from Syndetics summary)
Sams teach yourself Facebook in 10 minutes / [Sherry Kinkoph-Gunter].
“Sam’s teach Yourself Facebook in 10 Minutes Third Edition offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to quickly and easily get up to speed with Facebook. Tips point out short cuts and solutions. Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls. Notes provide additional information.” – (adapted from Book cover summary)
Google Script : enterprise application essentials / James Ferreira.
“Learn Google Script’s built-in debugger, script manager and other features. Creat a user interface as a pop-up window, a web page or a Goole Sites gadget. Use data objects and CSS to build effective product pages. Automatically generate web forms from key values you specify in your Google Docs…” – (adapted from Book cover summary)
iPhoto ‘11 : the Macintosh iLife guide to using iPhoto with MAC OS X Lion and iCloud / Jim Heid with Dennis R. Cohen and Michael E. Cohen.
“ iPhoto ‘11 : the Macintosh iLife guide is the essential iPhoto reference, a gorgeous handbook packed with easy-to-follow instructions, indispensible technical background, and tips for iPhoto users of all levels.” – (adapted from Book cover summary)