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Create a Minecraft Mod with the Spigot API
By Rogers Cadenhead
Nov 12, 2015
Mods are special Java programs that run on a Minecraft server. They can’t be run anywhere else. Writing a mod requires the use of the Spigot API, a set of Java programs that do all of the background work necessary for the program to function inside a Minecraft game. This chapter from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming, 2nd Edition demonstrates how a mod is created.
Building Basic Formulas in Excel 2016
By Paul McFedries
Nov 11, 2015
This chapter from Excel 2016 Formulas and Functions takes you through some formula basics, including constructing simple arithmetic and text formulas, understanding the all-important topic of operator precedence, copying and moving worksheet formulas, and making formulas easier to build and read by taking advantage of range names.
Digital Engineering with Minecraft: Crafting a Super Maze
By James Floyd Kelly
Nov 2, 2015
In this chapter from Digital Engineering with Minecraft, learn how to create your custom maze, use online-convert.com to create your .svg file, use Tinkercad to turn your 2D maze into a 3D maze, and import your maze into Minecraft.
The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft: Gathering Resources
By Stephen O'Brien
Oct 27, 2015
It might not look like it on the surface, but each Minecraft world is rich with resources. Making the most of them is the next step in getting the most out of the game. This chapter from The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft, 3rd Edition shows you how to build an outdoor shelter, find food to stave off hunger, improve your collection of tools, and build a chest to safely store items.
Using the Activity, Workout, and Other Fitness Apps with Your Apple Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 21, 2015
In this chapter from Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks, learn what the Apple Watch editions of the Activity and Workout apps can do, discover how to use the iPhone edition of the Activity app, and find alternatives to the Activity and Workout apps.
Get Acquainted with the GoPro Hero4 Black Camera
By Jason R. Rich
Oct 7, 2015
In this article, Jason R. Rich takes a look at the GoPro Hero4 camera and compares it to other GoPro camera models, as well as point-and-shoot digital camera options for taking pictures and shooting HD video in a wide range of situations.
Predictive Analytics with Microsoft Excel: Working with Seasonal Time Series
By Conrad Carlberg
Oct 1, 2015
This chapter from More Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel takes a look at how to decompose a time series so that you can see how its seasonality operates apart from its trend (if any).
Overview of Apple Watch Apps
By Jason R. Rich
Sep 30, 2015
Jason R. Rich takes a look at new Apple Watch apps that give the watch enhanced features and functions, and that can make it more useful in your everyday personal or professional life.
Solving Reader Issues with the Galaxy Tab 4
By Eric Butow
Sep 24, 2015
This article answers several questions submitted by readers of My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, including how to add credentials to the Galaxy Tab 4, set up Samsung Link between your Tab 4 and your computer, and share multimedia files with another device.
Making the Galaxy S6 More Accessible
By Michael Miller
Sep 7, 2015
Let’s face it. As we get older, it often becomes more difficult to read fine print and sometimes to perform fine motor functions. Fortunately, there are several settings on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge that can make life easier. This chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors explores these accessibility options as well as a special Easy Mode that simplifies the phone’s operation.
Understanding Networking as It Relates to Minecraft
By Timothy L. Warner
Aug 18, 2015
If you're interested in discovering the magic of computer programming, developing Minecraft mods might be just the ticket to get you started. In this chapter from The Ultimate Guide to Minecraft Server, Timothy L. Warner covers computer networking (a huge topic) in the space of only a couple dozen pages. By the end of the chapter, you not only will understand what you need to do to put your Minecraft LAN server on the public Internet to host external players, but also will know the "hows" and "whys" behind your configuration.
Viewing, Editing, and Enhancing Photos On Your Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Aug 4, 2015
In this chapter from My Digital Photography for Seniors, you’ll learn how to use some of the common photo editing and enhancement tools found in most photo editing mobile applications. You also learn about the apps for this purpose that come preinstalled on your smartphone or tablet, as well as some that are available to be downloaded and installed.
Using Google Maps, Navigation, and Google Now with Your Android Phone
By Craig James Johnston
Jul 22, 2015
In this chapter from My Android Phone, learn how to use Google Maps, Navigation, and Google Now, including staying up to date with Google Now, navigating with Google Maps, and taking map data offline.
Making and Receiving Calls on Your Samsung Galaxy S6
By Craig James Johnston, Eric Butow
Jul 17, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S6, find out how to make and receive phone calls (including conference calls) using your Galaxy S6.
Getting Started with Google Apps
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Jul 1, 2015
Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault and more make up the Google Apps universe. In this chapter from My Google Apps, 2nd Edition, the authors tell you what the apps are and what they can do for you. After you’ve decided Google Apps is right for you, signing up is easy and fast.
Importing Your Photos Using Photos for Mac
By Michael Grothaus
Jun 15, 2015
This chapter from My Photos for Mac explains the ways you can import your pictures from various devices, including your digital camera; an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; and folders on your computer.
Finding Widgets and Using Quick Briefing with Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S
By Eric Butow
Jun 10, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Eric Butow shows you how to find widgets on the Galaxy Tab S, get weather information, use Flipboard, add and view videos, access web bookmarks, and use the Quick Briefing Home screen.
Shooting High-Resolution Photos with Your GoPro Hero
By Jason R. Rich
May 13, 2015
In this chapter from My GoPro Hero Camera, Jason R. Rich shows you the features and functions built into the GoPro Hero4 camera (as well as some other GoPro camera models).
Working with Photos, Graphics, and Other Objects in Pages Documents
By Brad Miser
Apr 22, 2015
In this chapter from My Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (for Mac and iOS), you learn how to include photos and other graphics in your Pages documents.
Browsing the Web with Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Apr 14, 2015
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy Note 4, discover how to browse the World Wide Web, including how to browse incognito, using the Chrome browser app that comes with your Galaxy Note 4.

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