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CCNA Wireless 640-722 Cert Guide: Planning Coverage with Wireless APs
By David Hucaby
Apr 15, 2014
This chapter explains how wireless coverage can be adjusted and grown to scale over a greater area and a greater number of clients.
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Getting Started with Siri
By Erica Sadun, Steve Sande
Apr 15, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get started with Siri: how to enable it, launch the service, and try it out. You’ll read about how to speak, how to recover from mistakes, and how to access Siri in a variety of ways.
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Reading Metadata and Marking Your Photos with iPhoto
By Michael Grothaus
Apr 14, 2014
In this chapter, you learn how to use iPhoto to easily view all the extra information, such as shutter speed and aperture, you recorded when taking your photos and how to mark your imported photos by flagging, rating, and adding keywords to them.
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View, Organize, Edit, and Share Pictures Using the Photos App on your iPhone or iPad
By Jason Rich
Apr 11, 2014
Jason R. Rich shows how to use the iOS 7's built-in apps to view, manage, edit, and share photos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
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Creating an Agile Culture through Trust and Ownership: An Interview with Pollyanna Pixton and Niel Nickolaisen
By Phil Windley, Niel Nickolaisen, Pollyanna Pixton
Apr 10, 2014
Phil Windley talks to Pollyanna Pixton and Niel Nickolaisen about their book, The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership, why command and control management doesn't work with software teams, and why really trusting your team can make all the difference in your products, your work environment, and employee quality, satisfaction, and retention.
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Introduction to Classes, Objects, Methods and Strings in Java SE8
By Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel
Apr 9, 2014
This chapter shows how to create your own Java classes and methods, presenting a case study on creating and using a simple, real-world bank account class — Account. This chapter also introduces data type double to represent an account balance as a number that can contain a decimal point—such numbers are called floating-point numbers.
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Why the 3.5” Form Factor Still Matters – Even in the Age of the iPhone 5S and Later
By Erica Sadun
Apr 9, 2014
It’s good to be regularly reminded about non-obvious testing targets that you might not have been thinking about. Here are some extra reasons you should continue targeting the 3.5” form factor for the foreseeable future.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to VLANs
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter will cover how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot VLANs and VLAN trunks. It will also examine security considerations and strategies relating to VLANs and trunks, and best practices for VLAN design.
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Managing Files and Searching in Windows 8.1
By Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter explains some basics about files and folders in Windows 8.1 before moving on to describe how to navigate, customize, and search these objects.
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Setting Up Vendors in QuickBooks 2014
By Laura Madeira
Apr 4, 2014
This chapter on QuickBooks 2014 shows how to add vendors, change vendors' preferences and settings, and describes your options for paying vendors.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Switched Networks
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 3, 2014
This chapter begins an examination of the flow of traffic in a modern network. It examines some of the current network design models and the way LAN switches build forwarding tables and use the MAC address information to efficiently switch data between hosts.
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Five Ways to Optimize Encapsulation in Your Software Architecture
By Max Guernsey
Apr 3, 2014
Max Guernsey III, author of Test-Driven Database Development: Unlocking Agility, demonstrates a set of techniques for changing your development team's attitudes and actions. By focusing on how to maximize encapsulation, your team can minimize the sort of accidental coupling that thwarts on-time delivery and makes software changes unnecessarily expensive.
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Detached Retinas: How to Develop and Test OS X Retina Apps on Non-Retina MacBook Pros
By Erica Sadun
Apr 2, 2014
Not everyone owns Retina MacBook Pros but when you’re deploying to the Mac App Store you need to ensure that your apps work as consistently on this target as they do on your home system. Learn how to add Retina emulation to your non-Retina development machine.
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Introducing EAGLE, the Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor for Circuit Board Design
By Matthew Scarpino
Apr 2, 2014
This chapter provides a brief overview of EAGLE including its main features, installation, licensing, and additional EAGLE resources.
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The Big Nerd Ranch Guide to iOS Programming: Managing Memory with ARC
By Aaron Hillegass, Joe Conway, Christian Keur
Apr 1, 2014
In this chapter, you will learn how memory is managed in iOS and the concepts that underlie automatic reference counting, or ARC.
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Apache Hadoop YARN Install Quick Start
By Arun C. Murthy, Doug Eadline, Jeff Markham, Joseph Niemiec, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
Mar 31, 2014
Although motivated by the needs of large clusters, YARN is capable of running on a single cluster node or desktop machine. The instructions in this chapter will allow you to install and explore Apache Hadoop version 2 with YARN on a single machine.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 31, 2014
This chapter examines some of the basic switch configuration settings required to maintain a secure, available, switched LAN environment.
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5 Web Technologies You Can't Afford To Ignore
By Phil Ballard
Mar 27, 2014
Some technologies are so important that it pays every web developer to have a basic knowledge of them. Phil Ballard lists five critical web technologies for 2014, the basics of which every web developer should grasp.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Static Routing
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 27, 2014
This chapter explains the types of static routes as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type. It also addresses routing configuration and troubleshooting.
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Introduction to FileMaker Go
By Jason Rich
Mar 27, 2014
In this article, Jason R. Rich takes a look at the latest FileMaker Pro 13 database management application and explores how businesses of all sizes use the FileMaker Go app to offer secure access to database content from an iPhone or iPad.

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