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 The daily recitation of the Shri Guru Gita is one of the practices of the Hard Light Center of Awakening for one simple reason... as Mark Griffin says: "I am teaching you this about the Guru because I believe it's your best chance for Awakening in this lifetime".


The Guru Gita is the core section of 352 sutras in the latter portion of the ancient Indian text known as the Skanda Purana. Gita means song, and indeed these sutras are a song in praise of the Guru, and in recognition of the power of contemplating the Guru's nature, especially through the vehicle of the repetition of these verses.

Mark Griffin has selected 108 of these verses for the use of serious seekers - those who are sincerely interested in spiritual training. This fresh, original translation from the Sanskrit is specifically designed for the contemporary seeker. It's important to note that the recitation is in English, as Mark feels that the meaning of these sutras is most important.

These 108 verses focus on the universal nature of the Guru. When the word Guru is used here, it is known to be more than an individual person. Rather, it is a universal principle, a catalyst for enlightenment like no other. It is referred to in the text as the Guru Tattva; tattva translating as principle.

This 5.5" x 8.5" perfect-bound book is 174 pages, and contains the English verses in large print, so it is easy to read and recite. It also includes the Sanskrit Devanagari text, the Sanskrit transliteration, a guide how to pronounce the Sanskrit transliteration, Mark's full introduction and a in-depth 30 page glossary.

 This book comes from the 2008 Summer
Retreat held in Joshua Tree, and includes the 3 days of talks given by
Mark Griffin there, as well as three talks in the following weekly
meetings that dealt with the aftermath and continuing effects of the
Summer Retreat. It also includes the following Intensive given by Mark
in July, when he continued the theme of coming into one's own power:
"What Is Here Is Everywhere".

The principle themes of this book
deal not only with what is Spiritual Power, but also what it means to
one's own sadhana - their spiritual evolution - to attain power, and be
granted access to pure power.



How do we come into our own power?

What are the psychological issues we must face to do this?

What is the importance of addressing the dark side of our psyche, and what stands in the way of our ability to do so?

What is it like to meditate in the heart of one of the earth's power vortices?


As Mark Griffin says:


"Power
is possibility.  All possibilities are related to the presence or
absence of power.  There’s different kinds of power.  There is the power
of the City, which is social power, higher and lower classes, economic
power, having a lot or having a little.  That’s one kind of power. 
There’s also a kind of power that is just sheer force.  Sometimes it’s
quiescent, sometimes it’s wrathful and swift. 
We will be studying
the unseen power of spirit.  It is the true power.  It is awesome.  It
is terrifying.  And it is exact.  When you get involved with power,
everything that you bring to the situation is manifest.  You come to
understand who and what you truly are.  This is why it’s a little bit
dangerous, and why you want to have as much training as possible when
you come in to more and more access with power. There are deep
challenges to attracting, gaining, storing and integrating power.  This
is what spiritual training is about, and this is the basis of our work."


This is available now as a 5.5" x 8.5" perfect-bound edition, 228 pages in length, ISBN 978-0-975902-09-7228

 This teaching comes from five different discourses given by Mark Griffin. Griffin is a master of meditation and speaks from the direct experience of the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Finally we have a westerner who is able to explain what the Bardo - the interval between death and rebirth - is about in terms that are easy for the western mind to understand. Mark Griffin is well-versed in the study of religions, spiritual traditions, metaphysics and physiology, and weaves this knowledge into his teachings. But of utmost importance is that he speaks with the authority of someone who has the direct experience, and is not simply repeating book knowledge.
This book/audiobook gives a thorough explanation of what happens in the period between death and rebirth. Though much of this material is covered in books such as the Tibetan Book of the Dead it has remained difficult for the western mind to comprehend. Now with this fresh look at the afterlife condition, Griffin brings the subject into clear focus in a manner surprisingly accessible and riveting, without recourse to many Buddhist or Sanskrit terms. The books also includes 8 full color plates to help the explanation. Through profound states of meditation and during the process of achieving realization, Griffin has repeatedly had direct experience of the Bardo itself, and is well-versed in traversing its many paths. His talk comes not merely from study, but from this experience.

In the talk we learn that of those who gain enlightenment, 99% do so in the Bardo Thodol. How to do this is the subject of this book - important information for any spiritual seeker indeed!

The content of the book comes from a special study session (the Bardo Kunda) held over six hours in March 2007, plus a two hour question and answer session five days later, and followed up with a recap and meditation session focusing on the connection of the Bodhicitta and the Bardo given six days later. There are also excerpts from a question and answer session held in October 2001, and the recent question and answer session held at the Joshua Tree Summer Retreat June 2008. (Kunda is a Sanskrit word meaning "wellspring, a source of continuous supply". In the Kunda Series, meditation master Mark Griffin explains and demonstrates the nature and experience of profound subjects dealing with advanced consciousness in the human form.)

This book is available in two formats, please choose below.

The perfect bound book is 240 pages, and includes 8 illustration plates. Second edition published September 1, 2008, 8.5 x 5.5, ISBN-13: 978-0975902028
Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to the Google Nexus 7 tablet is packed with tips and details on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.


New apps and features covered include Camera, Clock, Google Keep, Android Device Manager, Play Games, Quick Settings, Lock-screen widgets, multiple users, restricted profiles, HDMI screen mirroring, external displays, Miracast, wireless charging, app verification, gesture typing, printing, cellular (LTE/HSPA+) connections, privacy options, Hangouts, the notification light, the remodeled Google Play store, and the updated versions of Chrome, Gmail, and Maps.


- Covers all Nexus 7 models and Android 4.4 (KitKat).

- Covers all Google Play edition (pure Android) tablets, including the LG G Pad 8.3.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage your email with Gmail or Email.

- Chat with family and friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Calendar, People, Google Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Gallery.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus 7

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


The best-selling introduction to Cocoa, once again updated to cover the latest Mac programming technologies, and still enthusiastically recommended by experienced Mac OS X developers.

“Cocoa® Programming for Mac® OS X is considered by most to be the de-facto intro-to-OS X programming text.”

—Bob Rudis, the Apple Blog

“I would highly recommend this title to anyone interested in Mac development. Even if you own the previous edition, I think you’ll find the new and revised content well worth the price.”

—Bob McCune, bobmccune.com

If you’re developing applications for Mac OS X, Cocoa® Programming for Mac® OS X, Fourth Edition, is the book you’ve been waiting to get your hands on. If you’re new to the Mac environment, it’s probably the book you’ve been told to read first.

Covering the bulk of what you need to know to develop full-featured applications for OS X, written in an engaging tutorial style, and thoroughly class-tested to assure clarity and accuracy, it is an invaluable resource for any Mac programmer. Specifically, Aaron Hillegass and Adam Preble introduce the two most commonly used Mac developer tools: Xcode and Instruments. They also cover the Objective-C language and the major design patterns of Cocoa. Aaron and Adam illustrate their explanations with exemplary code, written in the idioms of the Cocoa community, to show you how Mac programs should be written. After reading this book, you will know enough to understand and utilize Apple’s online documentation for your own unique needs. And you will know enough to write your own stylish code.

Updated for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7, this fourth edition includes coverage of Xcode 4, blocks, view-based table views, Apple’s new approach to memory management (Automatic Reference Counting), and the Mac App Store. This edition adds a new chapter on concurrency and expands coverage of Core Animation. The book now devotes a full chapter to the basics of iOS development.

To help you be more efficient in your work, this handy pocket reference gives you instant reminders on how to use important MySQL functions, especially in conjunction with key parts of the LAMP open source infrastructure. This powerful database system is so rich in features that no administrator or programmer can stay familiar with all of them. MySQL Pocket Reference is an ideal on-the-job companion, well organized to help you find and adapt the statements you need -- quickly.

Updated for the latest versions of this popular database, this edition covers many complex features that have been added to MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, including a section dedicated to stored procedures and triggers. After a brief introduction on installation and initial setup, the book explains: How to configure MySQL, such as setting the root passwordMySQL data types, including numerics, strings, dates, and complex typesSQL syntax, commands, data types, operators, and functionsArithmetic, comparison and logical operatorsAggregate and general functionsStored procedures and triggers, including procedure definition, procedure calls, procedure management, cursors, and triggersYou don't have time to stop and thumb through an exhaustive reference when you're hard at work. This portable and affordable guide is small enough to fit into your pocket, and gives you a convenient reference that you can consult anywhere. When you reach a sticking point and need to get to a solution quickly, the MySQL Pocket Reference is the book you want to have.
Beginning Android Games, Second Edition offers everything you need to join the ranks of successful Android game developers, including Android tablet game app development considerations. You'll start with game design fundamentals and programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android and earlier version compliant smartphones and now tablets. This will give you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games.

The potential user base and the wide array of available high-performance devices makes Android an attractive target for aspiring game developers. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in new Android SDK and earlier SDK releases for Android smartphones and tablets:

The fundamentals of game development and design suitable for Android smartphones and tablets The Android platform basics to apply those fundamentals in the context of making a game, including new File Manager system and better battery life management The design of 2D and 3D games and their successful implementation on the Android platform

This book lets developers see and use some Android SDK Jelly Bean; however, this book is structured so that app developers can use earlier Android SDK releases. This book is backward compatible like the Android SDK.

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you can master the Objective-C language, and start using it to write powerful native applications for both Macs and iOS devices! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll get comfortable with Objective-C’s unique capabilities… make the most of its powerful implementation of objects and messaging…work effectively with design patterns, collections, blocks, threading, and a whole lot more. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

Step-by-Step Instructions carefully walk you through the most common Objective-C development tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

Use Xcode to write Objective-C software more quickly and efficiently Master Objective-C’s object-oriented features and techniques Efficiently organize program files and projects Make the most of Objective-C’s powerful messaging capabilities Declare classes, instance variables, properties, methods, and actions Leverage building block patterns to write more powerful code Work with mutable and immutable data types Organize data with collections, including dictionaries and sets Manage memory the modern way, with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) Expand and extend classes with protocols, delegates, categories, and extensions Apply recent language enhancements such as Associative References and Fast Enumeration Create and work with portable, anonymous code blocks Manage queues and threading with Grand Central Dispatch

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide helps you harness the power of your data. Ideal for processing large datasets, the Apache Hadoop framework is an open source implementation of the MapReduce algorithm on which Google built its empire. This comprehensive resource demonstrates how to use Hadoop to build reliable, scalable, distributed systems: programmers will find details for analyzing large datasets, and administrators will learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters.

Complete with case studies that illustrate how Hadoop solves specific problems, this book helps you:

Use the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for storing large datasets, and run distributed computations over those datasets using MapReduceBecome familiar with Hadoop's data and I/O building blocks for compression, data integrity, serialization, and persistenceDiscover common pitfalls and advanced features for writing real-world MapReduce programsDesign, build, and administer a dedicated Hadoop cluster, or run Hadoop in the cloudUse Pig, a high-level query language for large-scale data processingTake advantage of HBase, Hadoop's database for structured and semi-structured dataLearn ZooKeeper, a toolkit of coordination primitives for building distributed systems

If you have lots of data -- whether it's gigabytes or petabytes -- Hadoop is the perfect solution. Hadoop: The Definitive Guide is the most thorough book available on the subject.

"Now you have the opportunity to learn about Hadoop from a master-not only of the technology, but also of common sense and plain talk."-- Doug Cutting, Hadoop Founder, Yahoo!

Unlock deeper insights into Machine Leaning with this vital guide to cutting-edge predictive analyticsAbout This BookLeverage Python's most powerful open-source libraries for deep learning, data wrangling, and data visualizationLearn effective strategies and best practices to improve and optimize machine learning systems and algorithmsAsk – and answer – tough questions of your data with robust statistical models, built for a range of datasetsWho This Book Is For

If you want to find out how to use Python to start answering critical questions of your data, pick up Python Machine Learning – whether you want to get started from scratch or want to extend your data science knowledge, this is an essential and unmissable resource.

What You Will LearnExplore how to use different machine learning models to ask different questions of your dataLearn how to build neural networks using Keras and TheanoFind out how to write clean and elegant Python code that will optimize the strength of your algorithmsDiscover how to embed your machine learning model in a web application for increased accessibilityPredict continuous target outcomes using regression analysisUncover hidden patterns and structures in data with clusteringOrganize data using effective pre-processing techniquesGet to grips with sentiment analysis to delve deeper into textual and social media dataIn Detail

Machine learning and predictive analytics are transforming the way businesses and other organizations operate. Being able to understand trends and patterns in complex data is critical to success, becoming one of the key strategies for unlocking growth in a challenging contemporary marketplace. Python can help you deliver key insights into your data – its unique capabilities as a language let you build sophisticated algorithms and statistical models that can reveal new perspectives and answer key questions that are vital for success.

Python Machine Learning gives you access to the world of predictive analytics and demonstrates why Python is one of the world's leading data science languages. If you want to ask better questions of data, or need to improve and extend the capabilities of your machine learning systems, this practical data science book is invaluable. Covering a wide range of powerful Python libraries, including scikit-learn, Theano, and Keras, and featuring guidance and tips on everything from sentiment analysis to neural networks, you'll soon be able to answer some of the most important questions facing you and your organization.

Style and approach

Python Machine Learning connects the fundamental theoretical principles behind machine learning to their practical application in a way that focuses you on asking and answering the right questions. It walks you through the key elements of Python and its powerful machine learning libraries, while demonstrating how to get to grips with a range of statistical models.

In just 24 sessions of one hour each, learn how to build powerful applications for today’s hottest handheld devices: the iPhone and iPad! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill and technology you need, from setting up your iOS development environment to building great user interfaces, sensing motion to writing multitasking applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!

 

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common iOS development tasks.

 

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

 

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

 

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

 

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

Printed in full color—figures and code appear as they do in Xcode

Covers iOS 5.0 and up Learn to navigate the Xcode 4.2+ development environment Prepare your system and iDevice for efficient development Get started quickly with Apple’s Objective-C and Cocoa Touch Understand the Model-View-Controller (MVC) development paradigm Visually design and code interfaces using Xcode Storyboards, Segues, and the iOS Object Library Build advanced UIs with Tables, Split Views, Navigation Controllers, and more Read and write preferences and data, and create System Settings plug-ins Use the iOS media playback and recording capabilities Take photos and manipulate graphics with Core Image Sense motion, orientation, and location with the accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS Integrate online services using Twitter, Email, Web Views, and Google Maps Create universal applications that run on both the iPhone and iPad Write background-aware multitasking applications Trace and debug your applications as they run

Covers iOS 5, Xcode 4.2+, Storyboards, iPhone, iPad, and More!

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Embedded computer systems literally surround us: they're in our cell phones, PDAs, cars, TVs, refrigerators, heating systems, and more. In fact, embedded systems are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the computer industry today.Along with the growing list of devices for which embedded computer systems are appropriate, interest is growing among programmers, hobbyists, and engineers of all types in how to design and build devices of their own. Furthermore, the knowledge offered by this book into the fundamentals of these computer systems can benefit anyone who has to evaluate and apply the systems.The second edition of Designing Embedded Hardware has been updated to include information on the latest generation of processors and microcontrollers, including the new MAXQ processor. If you're new to this and don't know what a MAXQ is, don't worry--the book spells out the basics of embedded design for beginners while providing material useful for advanced systems designers.Designing Embedded Hardware steers a course between those books dedicated to writing code for particular microprocessors, and those that stress the philosophy of embedded system design without providing any practical information. Having designed 40 embedded computer systems of his own, author John Catsoulis brings a wealth of real-world experience to show readers how to design and create entirely new embedded devices and computerized gadgets, as well as how to customize and extend off-the-shelf systems.Loaded with real examples, this book also provides a roadmap to the pitfalls and traps to avoid. Designing Embedded Hardware includes:The theory and practice of embedded systemsUnderstanding schematics and data sheetsPowering an embedded systemProducing and debugging an embedded systemProcessors such as the PIC, Atmel AVR, and Motorola 68000-seriesDigital Signal Processing (DSP) architecturesProtocols (SPI and I2C) used to add peripheralsRS-232C, RS-422, infrared communication, and USBCAN and Ethernet networkingPulse Width Monitoring and motor controlIf you want to build your own embedded system, or tweak an existing one, this invaluable book gives you the understanding and practical skills you need.
The team that brought you the bestselling Beginning iPhone Development, the book that taught the world how to program on the iPhone, is back again for Beginning iPhone Development with Swift. This definitive guide to the Swift programming language and the iOS 8 SDK, and the source code has been updated to reflect Xcode 6.3.1 and Swift 1.2.

There’s coverage of brand-new technologies, including Swift playgrounds, as well as significant updates to existing material. You'll have everything you need to create your very own apps for the latest iOS devices. Every single sample app in the book has been rebuilt from scratch using the latest Xcode and the latest 64-bit iOS 8-specific project templates, and designed to take advantage of the latest Xcode features.

Assuming little or no working knowledge of the new Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this book offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch programming. The book starts with the basics, walking through the process of downloading and installing Xcode and the iOS 8 SDK, and then guides you though the creation of your first simple application.

From there, you’ll learn how to integrate all the interface elements iOS users have come to know and love, such as buttons, switches, pickers, toolbars, and sliders. You’ll master a variety of design patterns, from the simplest single view to complex hierarchical drill-downs. The art of table building will be demystified, and you’ll learn how to save your data using the iPhone file system. You’ll also learn how to save and retrieve your data using a variety of persistence techniques, including Core Data and SQLite. And there’s much more!
My Kindle Fire is the most comprehensive one-stop guide to the all-new Kindle Fire tablet device. With this book you will learn how to tap into every Kindle Fire feature, including many of the hidden ones not discussed in other books. From setting up your Kindle Page, managing your music, watching movies, and downloading content - this book covers everything. The task based full-color format allows you to quickly and easily find the exact task you want to accomplish and walks you through it in a delightfully concise and visual manner. My Kindle Fire makes it easy for you to:

• Master all the basics, fast: reading, playing, watching, browsing, and more

• Tweak your Kindle Fire for quicker access and longer battery life

• Sample best-seller book chapters for free

• Mark up any eBook with highlights, notes, and bookmarks

• Convert your personal documents for use on Kindle Fire

• Discover Calibre, a powerful eBook management tool

• Control even the largest music libraries

• Get instant answers from Wikipedia, and from Kindle Fire’s built-in dictionary

• Listen to personalized Internet radio stations created just for you

• Use your Kindle Fire as a digital photo frame

• Prevent unwanted subscription charges

• Set up any email account to work on your Kindle Fire

• Explore any web content with Amazon’s innovative Silk browser

• Use Amazon Cloud to get your stuff anywhere—even if you left your Kindle at home

• And much much more…

Unlike many other guides which might only briefly mention or skip over some very import Kindle Fire features My Kindle Fire covers everything. Here are just a few of the things you'll find in My Kindle Fire that aren't covered in other guides:

• Full coverage of Calibre, a free application for Mac or PC that helps manage your eBook library

• A large number of walkthroughs for managing music playlists, including how to use cloud playlists.

• How to reinstall multiple apps at once in case you reset your Kindle Fire.

• Step-by-step walkthroughs on configuring all types of email accounts.

• Coverage on handling attachments in your email application.

• Importing contacts from your existing email application or cloud service and how you can export your contacts in order to back them up.

• How to use Copy and Paste on the Kindle Fire.

• How to use social networking integration with Facebook and others.

• Walkthroughs on using the Gallery app, Pandora, Audible, and other popular apps.

• Shows you how to access files on other computers in your house right from your Kindle Fire.

Perfect for new and experienced users, this no-fluff guide to Google Nexus 7 and 9 tablets is packed with details and tips on apps, services, settings, and documents. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for dictating, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, going online, and using Google Now.


New and updated features covered include adaptive brightness, always-on "OK Google" detection, app-specific notification blocking, Battery Saver, battery-life prediction, Bluetooth Low Energy, Chromecast screen mirroring, device sharing, double-tap to wake, flashlight, guest users, lock-screen notifications, material design, non-Gmail email accounts, the Overview screen, priority interruptions (do-not-disturb mode), Quick Settings, screen pinning, Settings search, Smart Lock, Tap & Go, vibration, and the redesigned versions of Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, and Settings.


- Covers Android 5 Lollipop.

- Covers all Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, as well as other pure Android devices, including Nexus 10 and Google Play Edition tablets.

- Master the Home screen, Lock screen, and multitouch gestures.

- Secure your data from thieves, snoops, and rogue apps.

- Locate a lost or stolen Nexus remotely.

- Work with onscreen or wireless keyboards.

- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, apps, contacts, settings, and more.

- Summon Google Now to get personalized information when you need it.

- Ask Google Search to find nearby businesses, set alarms, search the web, and more.

- Dictate anywhere that you can type.

- Squeeze out every minute of battery life.

- Connect to wireless networks with a few taps.

- Set up cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN connections.

- Mirror your tablet's screen to your TV.

- Back up your data to the cloud.

- Transfer files to and from your Windows PC or Apple Mac computer.

- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your computers and mobile devices.

- See all your notifications in one place.

- Stop some or all notifications indefinitely or for a fixed duration.

- Browse the web with Chrome.

- Watch and subscribe to videos on the YouTube app.

- Send, receive, and manage all your email with the Gmail app.

- Make free phone calls or chat with friends on Hangouts.

- Post to Twitter or Facebook right from the app you're using.

- Manage your day-to-day life with Contacts, Calendar, Keep, and Clock.

- Find your way with Maps.

- Download apps, games, and updates from the Google Play store.

- Connect to Google's online multiplayer social gaming network.

- Play or cast music, movies, TV shows, and other media downloaded from the Google Play store.

- Capture, edit, and share photos and videos with Camera and Photos.

- Care for your Nexus and troubleshoot problems.

- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.

- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.


Contents

1. Getting Started with Your Nexus

2. Touring Your Nexus

3. Securing Your Nexus

4. Typing & Editing

5. Wireless & Network Connections

6. Managing Your Accounts & Data

7. Connecting to Computers

8. Getting Notifications

9. Google Now

10. Google Search

11. Browsing the Web with Chrome

12. Watching YouTube Videos

13. Email, Messaging & Keeping in Touch

14. Organizing Your Life

15. Shopping for Apps, Games & Media

16. Maps & Navigation

17. Shooting, Viewing & Managing Photos

18. Nexus Care & Troubleshooting


In this compact book, Steven Feuerstein, widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, distills his many years of programming, teaching, and writing about PL/SQL into a set of best practices-recommendations for developing successful applications. Covering the latest Oracle release, Oracle Database 11gR2, Feuerstein has rewritten this new edition in the style of his bestselling Oracle PL/SQL Programming. The text is organized in a problem/solution format, and chronicles the programming exploits of developers at a mythical company called My Flimsy Excuse, Inc., as they write code, make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes-and each other.

This book offers practical answers to some of the hardest questions faced by PL/SQL developers, including:What is the best way to write the SQL logic in my application code?

How should I write my packages so they can be leveraged by my entire team of developers?

How can I make sure that all my team's programs handle and record errors consistently?Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices summarizes PL/SQL best practices in nine major categories: overall PL/SQL application development; programming standards; program testing, tracing, and debugging; variables and data structures; control logic; error handling; the use of SQL in PL/SQL; building procedures, functions, packages, and triggers; and overall program performance.

This book is a concise and entertaining guide that PL/SQL developers will turn to again and again as they seek out ways to write higher quality code and more successful applications.

"This book presents ideas that make the difference between a successful project and one that never gets off the ground. It goes beyond just listing a set of rules, and provides realistic scenarios that help the reader understand where the rules come from. This book should be required reading for any team of Oracle database professionals."

--Dwayne King, President, KRIDAN Consulting
Covers iOS 7 and Xcode 5

Learning iOS Developmentis the perfect first book for every new iOS 7 developer. It delivers a complete foundation for iOS development, including an introduction to the Objective-C language, Xcode development tools, best-practice user interface development, and best practices for all aspects of app development and deployment.

Throughout Learning iOS Development, you explore the iOS development process as you create and expand a handy car valet app. The hands-on projects enable you to create meaningful code as soon as possible, building confidence and mastery. The annotated code listings work with all the latest iOS technology, so you’ll be ready to jump into this exciting development field.

With Learning iOS Development, it’s easy to learn at your own pace, on your own--or to deepen the knowledge you may be gaining in a classroom or workplace.

Coverage includes
Installing all the tools, programs, and devices you need to create iOS apps Building your first app and mastering the essentials of Objective-C Making the most effective use of device memory Storyboarding your interface and connecting it to your underlying code Using Auto Layout to support devices with different sizes and orientations Managing app data with Core Data Creating sophisticated custom gestures Deploying your app through Apple’s App Store Quickly localizing your app for multiple languages and countries Implementing scrolling, navigation, table views, and other core iOS features Mastering advanced table views and navigation, including iPad split views Passing code encapsulated in blocks for communicating between parts of your app and with the system Tuning and debugging your apps for the best performance and quality Discovering great resources to take your next steps as an iOS developer
There are many books on data structures and algorithms, including some with useful libraries of C functions. Mastering Algorithms with C offers you a unique combination of theoretical background and working code. With robust solutions for everyday programming tasks, this book avoids the abstract style of most classic data structures and algorithms texts, but still provides all of the information you need to understand the purpose and use of common programming techniques.

Implementations, as well as interesting, real-world examples of each data structure and algorithm, are included.

Using both a programming style and a writing style that are exceptionally clean, Kyle Loudon shows you how to use such essential data structures as lists, stacks, queues, sets, trees, heaps, priority queues, and graphs. He explains how to use algorithms for sorting, searching, numerical analysis, data compression, data encryption, common graph problems, and computational geometry. And he describes the relative efficiency of all implementations. The compression and encryption chapters not only give you working code for reasonably efficient solutions, they offer explanations of concepts in an approachable manner for people who never have had the time or expertise to study them in depth.

Anyone with a basic understanding of the C language can use this book. In order to provide maintainable and extendible code, an extra level of abstraction (such as pointers to functions) is used in examples where appropriate. Understanding that these techniques may be unfamiliar to some programmers, Loudon explains them clearly in the introductory chapters.

Contents include:

PointersRecursionAnalysis of algorithmsData structures (lists, stacks, queues, sets, hash tables, trees, heaps, priority queues, graphs)Sorting and searchingNumerical methodsData compressionData encryptionGraph algorithmsGeometric algorithms
Write Truly Great iOS and OS X Code with Objective-C 2.0!

Effective Objective-C 2.0 will help you harness all of Objective-C’s expressive power to write OS X or iOS code that works superbly well in production environments. Using the concise, scenario-driven style pioneered in Scott Meyers’ best-selling Effective C++, Matt Galloway brings together 52 Objective-C best practices, tips, shortcuts, and realistic code examples that are available nowhere else.

Through real-world examples, Galloway uncovers little-known Objective-C quirks, pitfalls, and intricacies that powerfully impact code behavior and performance. You’ll learn how to choose the most efficient and effective way to accomplish key tasks when multiple options exist, and how to write code that’s easier to understand, maintain, and improve. Galloway goes far beyond the core language, helping you integrate and leverage key Foundation framework classes and modern system libraries, such as Grand Central Dispatch.

Coverage includes

Optimizing interactions and relationships between Objective-C objects Mastering interface and API design: writing classes that feel “right at home” Using protocols and categories to write maintainable, bug-resistant code Avoiding memory leaks that can still occur even with Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) Writing modular, powerful code with Blocks and Grand Central Dispatch Leveraging differences between Objective-C protocols and multiple inheritance in other languages Improving code by more effectively using arrays, dictionaries, and sets Uncovering surprising power in the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks
Freemium Economics presents a practical, instructive approach to successfully implementing the freemium model into your software products by building analytics into product design from the earliest stages of development.

Your freemium product generates vast volumes of data, but using that data to maximize conversion, boost retention, and deliver revenue can be challenging if you don't fully understand the impact that small changes can have on revenue. In this book, author Eric Seufert provides clear guidelines for using data and analytics through all stages of development to optimize your implementation of the freemium model. Freemium Economics de-mystifies the freemium model through an exploration of its core, data-oriented tenets, so that you can apply it methodically rather than hoping that conversion and revenue will naturally follow product launch.

Learn how to apply data science and big data principles in freemium product design and development to maximize conversion, boost retention, and deliver revenue Gain a broad introduction to the conceptual economic pillars of freemium and a complete understanding of the unique approaches needed to acquire users and convert them from free to paying customers Get practical tips and analytical guidance to successfully implement the freemium model Understand the metrics and infrastructure required to measure the success of a freemium product and improve it post-launch Includes a detailed explanation of the lifetime customer value (LCV) calculation and step-by-step instructions for implementing key performance indicators in a simple, universally-accessible tool like Excel
Programming in Objective-C, Fifth Edition
Updated for OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6, and Xcode 4.5

Programming in Objective-C is a concise, carefully written tutorial on the basics of Objective-C and object-oriented programming for Apple's iOS and OS X platforms.

The book makes no assumptions about prior experience with object-oriented programming languages or with the C language (which Objective-C is based upon). Because of this, both beginners and experienced programmers alike can use this book to quickly and effectively learn the fundamentals of Objective-C. Readers can also learn the concepts of object-oriented programming without having to first learn all of the intricacies of the underlying C programming language.

This unique approach to learning, combined with many small program examples and exercises at the end of each chapter, makes Programming in Objective-C ideally suited for either classroom use or self-study.

This edition has been fully updated to incorporate new features in Objective-C programming introduced with Xcode 4.4 (OS X Mountain Lion) and Xcode 4.5 (iOS 6.)

“The best book on any programming language that I’ve ever read. If you want to learn Objective-C, buy it.”–Calvin Wolcott

“An excellent resource for a new programmer who wants to learn Objective-C as their first programming language–a woefully underserved market.”–Pat Hughes

Contents at a Glance

1 Introduction

Part I The Objective-C Language
2 Programming in Objective-C
3 Classes, Objects, and Methods
4 Data Types and Expressions
5 Program Looping
6 Making Decisions
7 More on Classes
8 Inheritance
9 Polymorphism, Dynamic Typing, and Dynamic Binding
10 More on Variables and Data Types
11 Categories and Protocols
12 The Preprocessor
13 Underlying C Language Features

Part II The Foundation Framework
14 Introduction to the Foundation Framework
15 Numbers, Strings, and Collections
16 Working with Files
17 Memory Management and Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)
18 Copying Objects
19 Archiving

Part III Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, and the iOS SDK
20 Introduction to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch
21 Writing iOS Applications

Appendixes
A Glossary
B Address Book Program Source Code
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