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Minecraft Mod Development: Making Your First Item
Transform Minecraft into anything you can imagine! This excerpt from Minecraft Mod Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself teaches you how to write the most basic version of a Minecraft item and then shows you how to add a texture to your item.
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By Jimmy KoeneSep 24, 2014
Steve SchwartzMaking the Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone Your Own
In this chapter from My Samsung Galaxy S5, you find out how to customize your phone by populating the Home screen with widgets, shortcuts, and folders; change the default wallpaper; organize your Apps pages and create folders; set default and contact-specific ringtones; and configure and enable special system settings, such as Blocking mode and One-Handed Operation.
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By Steve SchwartzSep 5, 2014
The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft: Mob Farms, Traps, and Defense
Take control of the mayhem with a mob farm in Minecraft: the equivalent of a factory for zombies, spiders, creepers, and skeletons. Youโ€™ll quickly amass a fortune in useful resources, from gunpowder to string, arrows, and more, and also gather weapons, armor, iron, and even the occasional edible. Once you know how, itโ€™s really quite easy, and putting together a mob farm, especially when playing on Survival, is incredibly satisfying. Stephen O'Brien shows you how in this chapter from The Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft.
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By Stephen O'BrienAug 26, 2014
Examining Xbox Live: What Do You Get?
This chapter explains about Xbox Live and the different membership levels, earning achievements, accessing your account on other consoles, and how updates work.
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By Bill Loguidice, Christina T. LoguidiceJun 24, 2014

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Blogs

John  TraenkenschuhWindows 9 When?

Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:  Here's Why.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 1, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Windows Phone,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Microsoft Applications
Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 28, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management
Brad YaleThe Best Browser Extensions

We spend a lot of time online. According to a recent Mashable article posted by Matt Petronzio on March 5, 2014, the average American adult spends 11 hours per day with electronic media. Of that, three hours is spent on social media, nearly one hour is spent on a smartphone and nearly one hour is spent on the Internet via a PC. Taken as a whole, the average American adult spends between 2 – 4 hours online every day.

We spend a lot of time online. To make your daily online life better, below is a list of the five coolest Internet Browser extensions.

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 7, 2014
Topics: The Web/Virtual Worlds/Social Networking,Home & Office Computing,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Network Security,Web Development,Testing,Security,Process Improvement
Emily NaveThe IT List: What You Missed This Week on InformIT [8/1/14]

With today's "connected life" running 24/7, we recognize it's hard to keep up with all your favorite websites and tech resources. The IT List is here to help you cut through the noise. Check back each Friday for a quick digest of articles, resources, promotions, and other goodies worth a first or second look on InformIT.

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By Emily NaveCommentsAugust 1, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Process Improvement,Business & Management

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