iPad owners who want to learn more about the new features in iOS 5 and iCloud.Table of Contents Bringing Your iPad Home Putting Your Data and Media on Your iPad Exploring the iPad Hardware Interacting with Your iPad Connecting to the Internet Browsing the Internet with Safari Touching Your Music and Video Shopping for Apps, Books, Music, and More Using iBooks Leveraging Your Desk Set Setting Up and Using Mail Working with Maps Touching Your Digital Photos On the Go with iWork Using the iPad Cameras with Camera, Photobooth, and FaceTime Other Great Ways to Use Your iPad
Erica Sadun holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, co-written, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement. Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly shortcut, and Modding Mac OS X, also from O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wrote Taking Your iPhone to the Max.
Michael Grothaus is an American novelist and journalist living in London. He was first introduced to Apple computers in film school and went on to use them for years to create award-winning films. After discovering many of Hollywood’s dirty little secrets while working for 20th Century Fox, he left and spent five years with Apple as a consultant. Since then, he’s moved to Europe and written his first novel. Currently, Michael is a staff writer for AOL's popular tech news site TUAW.com, where he regularly interviews tech CEOs and writes about all things Mac. He is also the coauthor of Apress’ Taking Your iPad to the Max and Taking Your iPod touch to the Max, Second Edition. When not writing, he spends his time traveling Europe, northern Africa, and Asia. Epiphany Jones, a novel about trafficking and America’s addiction to celebrity, is his latest book. You can contact him at MichaelGrothaus.com.
GeoServer is open source, server-side software written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. In this book, you'll start by learning how to develop a spatial analysis platform with web processing services. Then you'll see how to develop an algorithm by chaining together geospatial analysis processes, which you can share with anyone in the world.
Next you'll delve into a very important technique to improve the speed of your map application—tile caching. Here, you'll understand how tile caching works, how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service, and how to leverage tile caching in your OpenLayers web application.
Further on, you'll explore important tweaks to produce a performant GeoServer-backed web mapping application. Moving on, you'll enable authentication on the frontend and backend to protect sensitive map data, and deliver sensitive data to your end user. Finally, you'll see how to put your web application into production in a secure and user-friendly way. You'll go beyond traditional web hosting to explore the full range of hosting options in the cloud, and maintain a reliable server instance.What you will learn Develop a WPS-processing service to allow web-based geospatial data processing Get to know important techniques to improve the speed of your web map application—tile caching, raster data optimization, and server clustering Find out which GeoServer settings resolve bottlenecks Develop an algorithm by chaining geospatial analysis processes together Put your application into production with hosting, monitoring, and automated backup and recovery Understand how to develop an effective tile cache-supported web service Master techniques that ensure resilient server deploymentWho this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to learn about advanced interfaces, security, and troubleshooting techniques in GeoServer. A basic understanding of GeoServer is required
This book is for professional OS X and iOS application programmers. In particular, it's for those who want to develop highly responsive applications with concurrent programming.Table of Contents Life before Automatic Reference Counting ARC Rules ARC Implementation Getting Started with Blocks Blocks Implementation Grand Central Dispatch GCD Basics GCD Implementation
Appendix A. Example of ARC, Blocks and GCD
Appendix B. References
This book starts by giving you a solid grounding in Core Data, providing a foundation for the rest of the book. With this knowledge, you'll have all you need to master Core Data and power your data-driven applications. You'll see how to work with SQLite and how to create an efficient data model to represent your data. Once you've established your data model, you'll learn how to work with data objects and refine result sets to get the most out of the stored data.
The advanced portions of the book begin by showing you how to tune your apps' performance and memory usage, to give you a truly professional edge. You'll see how to version and migrate your data as well, to ensure your data stays organized and efficient. Finally, the book covers managing table views with NSFetchedResultsController.
This book is for experienced iOS app developers looking to learn, use and integrate various geo-location based tools and APIs.
Beginning and intermediate Mac users looking to get up to speed quickly with the Office 2011 applications and use them productively, both online and offline.Table of Contents Getting Up to Speed with the Office Applications Learning Common Tools Across the Office Suite Working with Text Using Pictures and Shapes in Your Documents Customizing Office to Suit You Entering Text and Using Views Adding Style: Formatting Your Documents Creating Complex Documents and Layouts Creating Business Documents with Mail Merge Revising and Reviewing Documents Printing, Securing, and Sharing Documents Creating Workbooks and Entering Data Formatting Your Worksheets Creating Powerful and Persuasive Charts Crunching Numbers with Formulas and Functions Creating Simple Databases and Solving Business Problems Manipulating Data with PivotTables Starting to Build a Presentation in PowerPoint Creating Clear and Compelling Slides Adding Life and Interest to a Presentation Delivering a Presentation Live or Online Using E-mail Effectively Keeping Your Contacts in Order Managing Your Calendar Working with Tasks and Notes
Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.
Discover great Android apps to help you:Juggle tasksConnect with friendsPlay gamesOrganize documentsExplore what's nearbyGet in shapeTravel the worldFind new musicDine outManage your money
...and much more!
You’ll find all the best undocumented tricks, as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPod touch available. Starting with the basics, you’ll quickly move on to discover the iPod touch's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV and get contract-free VoIP.
From e-mail and surfing the Web, to using iTunes, iBooks, games, photos, ripping DVDs and getting free VoIP with Skype or FaceTime—whether you have a new iPod touch, or an older iPod touch with iOS 5, you'll find it all in this book. You’ll even learn tips on where to get the best and cheapest iPod touch accessories. Get ready to take iPod touch to the max!
In this guide, we’ll show you how to get the most out of your Chromebook. In Part 1: Meet Chromebook, we’ll explain what Chromebook is and how it works. In Part 2: Getting Started with Chromebook, we’ll help you get your device set up and show you how to find your way around and use Chromebook’s unique keyboard. In Part 3: Using Chromebook, we’ll cover every app that comes with an out-of-the-box Chromebook, including the Google Chrome browser, Google’s productivity suite, and much, much more. In Part 4: Settings and Customization, we’ll focus on all of Chromebook's settings and walk you through every customization option and performance tweak available to you, as well as some ideas for maintaining and troubleshooting your device. Finally, in Part 5: Our Favorite Apps and Extensions, we’ll share some of the extensions and apps we use everyday - for work and for play.
Read on to get started using Chromebook!