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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  TraenkenschuhWell Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 23, 2014
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing,Home & Office Computing,Windows Phone,Apple,eBay/Yahoo/Google,Programming,iOS,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Windows Programming,Visual Basic,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Hardware,Visual Studio,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
John  TraenkenschuhFree Visual Studio?

Just got notice that Microsoft is making a full-featured version of Visual Studio available--for free.  Traenk is happy.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 20, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Dreamweaver & Flash,ASP .NET,Android,Python,Programming,ASP.NET,Open Source,Ajax,C#,Perl,C/C++,Web Development,Ajax & JavaScript,Ajax and JavaScript,Algorithms,HTML/CSS
Brad YaleHow the Internet Works: The Deep Web

The Deep Web. The Deepnet. The Invisible Web. The Hidden Web. 

Maybe you have heard of the Deep Web. Maybe you even know how to access the Deep Web. 

Chances are though, you've never heard of the Deep Web and you have no idea how to access it. The Deep Web sounds mysterious, elusive and somewhat dangerous. By all accounts, it is all these things. 

So, what is the deep web? How does the deep web work? How do you access it?

In this installment of "How the Internet Works", we tackle the mysterious Deepnet.   

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 21, 2014
Topics: The Web/Virtual Worlds/Social Networking,Home & Office Computing,Access,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Web Services,Information Management,Network Security,Data,Security,Business & Management
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

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