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Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes
By Jason Rich
Jan 13, 2016
In this chapter from iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (Covers iPads and iPhones running iOS9), 5th Edition, Jason Rich helps you get acquainted with the Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders apps, as well as the newly enhanced Notes app. He explains how to stay organized, on time, and productive with your iOS mobile device and how to sync your app data across all your devices and iCloud.
Video: Building Spark Applications: A Course Introduction
By Jonathan Dinu
Jan 13, 2016
In this excerpt from Building Spark Applications LiveLessons, Jonathan Dinu introduces his Spark video course, talks about his experience with Spark, and covers what he will cover in each lesson.
WAN Technologies: Important Points of Interest, Part 3 of 3
By Sean Wilkins
Jan 13, 2016
Concluding this three-part series on WAN technologies, Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, discusses how satellite, wireless data, and leased lines are used as part of a networking solution.
Mobile: The New Generation of Information Technology
By Leigh Williamson, Roland Barcia, Omkar Chandgadkar, Ashish Mathur, Soma Ray, Darrell Schrag, Roger Snook, Jianjun Zhang
Jan 12, 2016
In this chapter from Enterprise Class Mobile Application Development: A Complete Lifecycle Approach for Producing Mobile Apps, you'll learn the reasons that businesses want to develop mobile apps, and the impact that mobile apps have on how businesses operate. Also covered are the challenges posed in the development of mobile apps, as an underlying motivation for the rest of the book.
Using Advanced Techniques in Android User Interface Design
By Ian G. Clifton
Jan 12, 2016
With all the core work done, most Android user interface developers consider the process done, but Ian Clifton shows that there are a lot of advanced techniques to learn and implement including analyzing and improving the efficiency of your layouts, in this chapter from Android User Interface Design: Implementing Material Design for Developers, 2nd Edition.
Video: Learning HTML and CSS: Write a Basic CSS Style Sheet
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 12, 2016
In this excerpt from Learning HTML & CSS LiveLessons (Video Training), Jennifer Kyrnin shows you how to write a basic CSS style sheet.
Managing Software in Ubuntu
By Matthew Helmke
Jan 11, 2016
Matthew Helmke looks at the options you have to manage your software in Ubuntu, including an introduction to the graphical software management tools that you will use for most of your software management. This chapter also covers monitoring and managing memory and disk storage on your system.
Software Architecture: The What and Why
By Tilak Mitra
Jan 11, 2016
This chapter from Practical Software Architecture: Moving from System Context to Deployment provides some background on the discipline of software architecture and some of the time-tested value drivers that justify its adoption.The chapter ends by laying some groundwork for the essential elements of the discipline.
Video: Learning HTML and CSS: The Origin and Purpose of HTML
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 11, 2016
In this excerpt from Learning HTML & CSS LiveLessons (Video Training), Jennifer Kyrnin teaches you the basics of HTML, including its origins and purpose.
Getting Started with Office Sway
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Jan 7, 2016
In this chapter from My Office Sway, you discover how to create a free Sway account, create and import Sways, and explore Sway navigation.
Using Operators in Swift
By BJ Miller
Jan 7, 2016
Operators are symbols or a set of symbols that change or assign values, combine values, or check or verify values in your code. In this chapter from Swift in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 2nd Edition, you learn about most of the basic operators in Swift, as well as why and how to use them.
Video: Learning HTML and CSS: Define Mobile-first and Understand Why to Use It
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 7, 2016
In this excerpt from Learning HTML & CSS LiveLessons (Video Training), Jennifer Kyrnin talks about the point behind mobile-first design and what you need to add to your HTML to make your web pages mobile-friendly.
Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
By Brad Miser
Jan 6, 2016
In this chapter from My iPhone for Seniors, 2nd Edition, you explore how to connect your iPhone to the Internet; Bluetooth devices; and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.
WAN Technologies: Important Points of Interest, Part 2 of 3
By Sean Wilkins
Jan 6, 2016
In Part 2 of a three-part series, Sean Wilkins, co-author of CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator, Academic Edition, reviews popular low-end and mid-grade offerings for Internet access: dial-up, ISDN, DSL, and cable.
Customizing a Pivot Table in Excel 2016
By Bill Jelen, Michael Alexander
Jan 5, 2016
This chapter from Excel 2016 Pivot Table Data Crunching covers how you can use many powerful settings to tweak pivot tables. These tweaks range from making cosmetic changes to changing the underlying calculation used in the pivot table.
The Next Step Beyond the Macro Recorder in VBA Programming
By Tracy Syrstad
Jan 5, 2016
Don’t rely solely on the macro recorder to teach you VBA programming; it’s meant only as an introduction, and you can’t rely on it for more advanced programming methods. Tracy Syrstad, co-author of Excel 2016 VBA and Macros, provides 10 macro recorder tips that will take your VBA programming skills up a level or two.
Video: Learning HTML and CSS: A Course Introduction
By Jennifer Kyrnin
Jan 5, 2016
In this excerpt from Learning HTML & CSS LiveLessons (Video Training), Jennifer Kyrnin introduces her course and explains why you should learn HTML and CSS. By the end of this course, you will know enough HTML and CSS to go out and design and build a great looking site!
Why Should You Consider Passing the SCYBER Exam?
By Joseph Muniz
Jan 5, 2016
Modern organizations rely on specialists to keep cyber criminals at bay. How can you demonstrate that you have the necessary skills to gain a desirable job in a security-related position? Joseph Muniz, co-author of Security Operations Center: Building, Operating, and Maintaining Your SOC, explains the value of achieving the Cisco SCYBER certification, which is designed around responding to cyber attacks.
Introduction to Hadoop Distributed File System Versions 1.0 and 2.0
By Manpreet Singh, Arshad Ali
Jan 4, 2016
This chapter from Big Data Analytics with Microsoft HDInsight in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself introduces Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), one of the core components of Hadoop for storing data in a distributed manner in the Hadoop cluster. It covers architecture and how data gets stored, the processes of reading from HDFS and writing data to HDFS, and internal behavior to ensure fault tolerance. It also covers HDFS 2.0, which comes as a part of Hadoop 2.0.
Multiplayer Game Programming: An Overview of Networked Games
By Josh Glazer, Sanjay Madhav
Jan 4, 2016
Although there are notable exceptions, the concept of networked multiplayer games didn’t really catch on with mainstream gamers until the 1990s. This chapter from Multiplayer Game Programming: Architecting Networked Games first gives a brief history of how multiplayer games evolved from the early networked games of the 1970s to the massive industry today. Next, the chapter provides an overview of the architecture of two popular network games from the 1990s—Starsiege: Tribes and Age of Empires. Many of the techniques used in these games are still in use today, so this discussion gives insight into the overall challenges of engineering a networked multiplayer game.

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