Non-Fiction

Computing & Internet

  • Create Your Own Website the Easy Way - Paperback - 9781781572900 - Alannah Moore
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    Alannah Moore
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    Whether you're planning on starting a blog, need an online portfolio to showcase your work or are looking to start selling through a webstore, this book will help ensure it looks professional and works in the right way.

    Covering WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify and more, the book shows how you don't have to spend a lot of money or learn code to create something special. Written by the expert Alannah Moore, the advice will help non-technical people make use of all the powerful tools that are available when it comes to creating websites.

    Breaking down each step, the guide will take you from planning your pages to making the most of social media and search engines. It also covers how to work with images and reveals how best to engage with your audience through personalised newsletters and making sure your site is a must-read!
  • Internet Security Made Easy - Paperback - 9781783613250 - Richard Williams
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    Richard Williams
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    We rely so heavily on the internet for communication, information, entertainment, business and personal finance that we forget that we take a risk when we enter this digital realm.

    A whole host of dangers lurk beneath the surface, from viruses and malware to hacking and identity theft, not to mention the threat to you and your children's reputation and personal safety, which can be compromised when interacting with others online.

    This book takes the reader through what to look out for and avoid, strong passwords, virus checkers and firewalls, other software solutions, how to let your kids surf safely, recovering lost data and keeping safe on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as PCs.
  • SCFM
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    The StarCraft saga has been one of the most successful computer games of all time and this combat handbook (presented in the style of a field manual) celebrates the impact and legacy of the iconic military, strategy and sci-fi adventure.

    The game follows Sarah Kerrigan and Jim Raynor as they find themselves in the midst of a terrifying battle between the scrappy Terrans, mystifying Protoss and terrifying Zerg swarm. This book draws on over a decade's worth of lore to create an all-encompassing collector's book that fills in every detail of the game's technology, races and units.

    A definitive field guide, it features original illustrations and an engaging narrative that provides an in-depth overview of the franchise. Presented in keepsake hardback, it's a thrilling gift for any fan.
  • HLMY
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    Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the XBox in 2001, the shoot-em up has gone from strength to strength and is surely one of the most iconic and influential computer games of all time.

    Fully endorsed by 343 Studios and full of eye-catching artwork, this stunning gift book is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Halo universe and it covers the entire canon, including games, books, comics, film and television.

    It contains the timeline of the Halo universe and charts humanity's battles against the alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners and the Flood.
  • AUWPC
    Andy Rathbone
    • £17.99
    Get productive with Windows 10 Windows 10 For Dummies is the all-time bestselling computer how-to book and it's been fully updated for the enhancements coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update! Free of confusing jargon and packed with lots of helpful step-by-step explanations, it quickly gets you started with exploring the Start menu, storing files on the Cloud, creating desktop shortcuts, connecting to a printer, using Windows social apps, organizing digital photos, interpreting error messages, and so much more. Windows 10 keeps your PC or tablet running, organizes your files, and provides a platform to run your important applications. In short, it's the brain and heart of your computer. The simple steps and friendly advice inside help you manage files and applications, connect to the Internet, customize your Windows experience, and make repairs when things go haywire. * Fast answers to Windows 10 questions * Steps for customizing your Windows 10 PC * Tips for solving common Windows problems * Covers using Windows 10 on a tablet If you're new to Windows or upgrading to its new operating system, grab this book to get to know Windows 10 a little better.
  • AYVTH
    Carolyn Abram
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    A new edition of the bestselling how-to Facebook title Facebook is constantly changing and evolving, replacing old features and introducing new ones. This new edition of the bestselling guide quickly and easily gets you up and running on all the site has to offer. Packed with straightforward guidance that demystifies the nuts and bolts of this popular social media site, Facebook For Dummies covers everything from finding friends and planning events to uploading photos and videos and so much more. Facebook is here to stay. For its billions of worldwide users, it's become a central meeting place for people from all corners of the earth to connect and share. If you're the type to share snippets of your life through photos and writing or just find joy in reading and seeing what your family and friends are up to, there's something for everyone on Facebook. Providing coverage of the latest changes to the site, this go-to guide cuts through the confusion and offers plain-English guidance on using Facebook to its fullest so you can deepen your connections, stay social, and just have fun! * Get up to speed on Facebook's standalone messaging app * Grasp Facebook's growing connection to e-commerce * Find the scoop on cross-over posts and sharing through other sites * Make sense of photo-sharing capabilities, such as 360-degree photo viewing Whether you're a newbie or an old hat looking to make sense of the latest features, this friendly guide reveals the many faces of Facebook in a language you can understand.
  • AMDBC
    Roger Laing
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    Microsoft Word is an incredible application, feature-rich and easy to use if you know how. It can help with the simplest of jobs, from letters and essays to more complex documents using calculations or images, such as expenses claims and posters. You can even create a web page and make PDFs. Everyone, at home or in almost any job, needs to know how to use this fundamental modern tool, and this handy little book provides information on all the basic capabilities. Covering key versions of the software, it features step-by-step guides and clear, accessible text, accompanied by helpful screenshots.
  • AJWZO
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    Many small business owners or starters are fearful and ignorant of the technology and expense required for setting up a website. And yet they know it's an absolute essential. This straightforward, jargon-free book is the answer for all small business owners from one-person concerns upwards. It will tell you all you need to know about your website whether you are designing and building it yourself or employing a web design agency to do it for you. It includes: content management systems and why you need one; effective search engine optimisation; ensuring your website works on all browsers and devices; how to integrate social media into your website; and complying with legal requirements and general web standards. Also included is a jargon-busting glossary explaining the technical words likely to be encountered when talking to designers, plus useful references and links.
  • ALVVG
    Guy Kawasaki
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    From Guy Kawasaki, the bestselling author of The Art of the Start and Enchantment, The Art of Social Media is a no-nonsense guide to becoming a social media superstar. By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what will determine your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you. But there's no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, facebooking, tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with his Canva colleague Peg Fitzpatrick to offer The Art of Social Media - the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money. With more than 100 practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a ground-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through the steps of building your foundation, amassing your digital assets, going to market, optimizing your profile, attracting more followers, and effectively integrating social media and blogging. For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices, as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, "Great Stuff, No Fluff." Guy Kawasaki, who helped make Macintosh a household name, now runs Garage Technology Ventures, a venture-capital firm. He has held his workshop, "Boot Camp for Start-ups," around the world. Kawasaki is the author of seven previous books, including Art of the Start, Enchantment and Rules for Revolutionaries.
  • AUVVS
    Guinness World Records
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    It's time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition! With over four million copies sold, this is the ultimate annual for every gaming fan. It's bursting with the latest facts and stats on your favourite games from the futuristic soccer action of Rocket League to the psychedelic paint battles of Splatoon. And as Star Wars mania explodes once again, we explore everything Jedi in a special feature section. Plus, you'll get a sneak peek at all-new games from the ever-evolving gaming universe! Get an inside look at the indie game scene, the big-money world of eSports, and a celebration of 25 years of Mario Kart. There's everything from space shooters such as Destiny, to RPGs such as Fallout 4, to the hit sport series FIFA and Madden. We've got sims, strategy games and horror titles, and we also take a look at the toys-to-life phenomenon. From League of Legends to The Legend of Zelda, it's all here in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition!
  • BEDNW
    Sherry Turkle
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    Consider Facebook- it's human contact, only easier to engage with and easier to avoid. Developing technology promises closeness. Sometimes it delivers, but much of our modern life leaves us less connected with people and more connected to simulations of them. In Alone Together , MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle explores the power of our new tools and toys to dramatically alter our social lives. It's a nuanced exploration of what we are looking for- and sacrificing- in a world of electronic companions and social networking tools, and an argument that, despite the hand-waving of today's self-described prophets of the future, it will be the next generation who will chart the path between isolation and connectivity.
  • AGDUB
    Andrew Blum
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    "Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet" by Andrew Blum is..."Utterly engrossing. The year's most original and stimulating 'travel' book. Even the most geek-wary of readers will enjoy". ("Independent"). "Entertaining and illuminating. Excels at rooting the Internet in real-world locations. Full of memorable images that make its complex architecture easier to comprehend". ("Observer"). The Internet. Home to the most important and intimate aspects of our lives. Our careers, our relationships, our selves, all of them are out there - online. So...where is that exactly? And who's in charge again? And what if it breaks? In "Tubes", Andrew Blum takes us on a gripping backstage tour of the real but hidden world of the Internet, introducing us to the remarkable clan of insiders and eccentrics who own, design and run it everyday. He uncovers the secret data warehouses where our online selves are stored, peels back the wires that transport us across the globe, reveals its mammoth hubs and surprising alley-ways, explaining what the Internet actually is, where it is, how it got there - and, yes, what happens when it breaks. "An engaging reminder that, cyber-Utopianism aside, the Internet is as much a thing of flesh and steel as any industrial-age lumber mill or factory. An excellent introduction to the nuts and bolts of how exactly it all works and a timely antidote to oft-repeated abstractions about "cyberspace" or "cloud computing"". ("Economist"). "Makes hard-to-grasp concepts easy to understand, even obvious. The history, in particular, is one of the best and most memorable I have ever read". ("New Scientist"). "A Quixotic and winning book with a knack for bundling packets of data into memorable observations. This valuable book leaves you with its share of unsettling visions, but there are comic ones too". ("The New York Times"). "For a full understanding of the Internet on every level, this book is a must-read". (Techzone). "A great, playful, wondrous read". (ArsTechnica). "Blum is perhaps the millennial generation's John McPhee, chronicling an arcane journey of deep relevance to everyday life. For non-techies, the book is a very accessible revelation". ("Forbes"). "All too awesome to behold. Andrew Blum's fascinating book demystifies the earthly geography of this most ethereal terra incognita". (Joshua Foer, author of "Moonwalking with Einstein"). "Compelling and profound. You will never open an e-mail in quite the same way again". (Tom Vanderbilt, author of "Traffic"). "One of our best writers. A compelling story of an altogether new realm where the virtual world meets the physical". (Paul Goldberger, "New Yorker"). "The Internet really IS a series of tubes! Who knew?" (David Pogue, The "New York Times"). Andrew Blum writes about architecture, infrastructure and technology for many publications, including the "New Yorker", "The New York Times", "Bloomberg Businessweek", "Slate" and "Popular Science". He is a correspondent for Wired, a contributing editor to "Metropolis" and lives in his hometown of New York City.
  • AMDBP
    Roger Laing
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    Microsoft Excel is an incredible application, feature-rich and easy to use if you know how. It can help with the simplest of jobs, from shopping lists to presentation of data, to more complex formulas and sorting tasks. Everyone in business, or indeed, in almost any job, needs to know how to use this fundamental modern tool, so this handy little book provides information on all the basic capabilities. Featuring step-by-step guides and clear, accessible text, the beginner will learn everything they need to know and may discover some unexpected invaluable functions as a bonus.
  • AUWII
    Adrian Besley
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    Experience YouTube like never before through the world's biggest and best guide to the most talked-about, shared and commented-on clips of all time.
  • AFTFA
    Zoe Griffin
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    The Sunday Mirror's former showbiz gossip columnist, Zoe Griffin, explains how she did just that in this original and informative book, Get Rich Blogging. Her own blog, Live Like A VIP, now generates a six-figure income, and she spends her life partying and writing about it. What's stopping you from doing the same? There is no technical knowledge required: all you need is this book, a laptop and an internet connection, and you could be blogging your way to wealth and happiness. With tips from the authors of the world's most respected and financially successful blogs on fashion, music, film, men's lifestyle and women's lifestyle, this book explains how anyone can start up a blogging business from scratch. Contributors include Perez Hilton, The Clothes Whisperer, The Fashion Editor at Large, Mumsnet, Tech Week, Music News and Mr Porter. You'll learn how to create appealing content, choose a web host, spread the word on social media, attract advertisers and pitch to magazines and newspapers...and have fun along the way.
  • BBDGB
    Chris Smith
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    The iMac or MacBook still sits at the centre of many people's lives. Fitting it in and around the multitude of other devices (iPhones, ipads, bluetooth connections, music and TV servers) makes it all the more important to know how to manage your computer. This straightforward new book helps answer those awkward questions - 'why has my computer become so slow?', 'How do I set up wi-fi in my home?' - and covers other essential tasks such as backing up, using the Cloud and dealing with child-protection measures.
  • BAPXH
    Andrew Keen
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    In this sharp and witty book, long-time Silicon Valley observer and author Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from its founding in the 1960s to the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, through the waves of start-ups and the rise of the big data companies to the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity, Keen shows how the Web has had a deeply negative effect on our culture, economy and society. Informed by Keen's own research and interviews, as well as the work of other writers, reporters and academics, The Internet is Not the Answer is an urgent investigation into the tech world - from the threat to privacy posed by social media and online surveillance by government agencies, to the impact of the Internet on unemployment and economic inequality. Keen concludes by outlining the changes that he believes must be made, before it's too late. If we do nothing, he warns, this new technology and the companies that control it will continue to impoverish us all.
  • AYRIJ
    Mark Mayne
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    Need help to generate traffic for your website or blog? This new guide is easy enough to get you started, but comprehensive enough to give you a deeper understanding of Search Engine Optimisation. It covers creative, marketing and technical considerations to help you improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase visibility in search engines. There are a great many elements to SEO, from the words on your page, the meta-data that sits behind it, and the way other sites link to each other on the web. This new book will help you structure your site in a way that both search engines, and your online readers will understand, quickly and easily.
  • ARJKQ 8 years +
    8 years +
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    This book looks at the basics of computer safety. It emphasises that once a computer is online, the user is open to dangers of various kinds, so there is a need to keep information private and use secure passwords. It defines digital footprints and online identity, and explains how to tell if a website is safe to visit. It also explains about computer etiquette and cyber bullying. The concepts are illustrated with case studies and examples of searches, and there are do's and don'ts and fact boxes to illustrate the topics covered.
  • BCXXD
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    This training guide has been written specifically for the BCS ITQ level 1 unit Improving Productivity using IT, which requires you to create IT solutions to simple problems and be able to identify the most suitable computer software to complete a task. Each exercise in this guide has been designed to gradually build up your knowledge using a simple, user friendly, step-by-step approach.
  • AYNQU
    Derek Breen
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    The easy way to start animating today! Creating Digital Animations is your ticket to learning animation! Learn how to animate your very own characters using Scratch the free multimedia tool that lets you create interactive stories, games, and animations. Designed specifically for kids aged seven and up, this easy-to-follow, full-color guide introduces you to important game design concepts through three simple projects. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the four major phases of animation design, showing you how to turn your idea into a real animation with sound effects and more! You'll work just like the pros as you sketch out your main idea, add your own details, and develop a complete, workable character from scratch. If you're curious about coding, animation is the perfect place to start exploring. The Scratch platform doesn't require an actual programming language, but it gets you used to thinking like a programmer while you develop your very own animation. Short on rules but big on fun, this book is your friendly animation coach to get you started on the right foot. * Use stick figures to design your characters' 'bones' * Flesh out your design and animate movements * Create scenes and background locations * Add sound to take your animation to the next level Animation is fun! Building your own characters is exciting! And putting the finishing touches on your animation project shows you just how much you can learn while you play. Coding is a valuable skill that will serve you throughout school and beyond, and this book teaches you the basics in a way that leaves you hungry for more. Where will you take your new animation skills next? Creating Digital Animations takes you on the first steps of your journey to wherever you want to go!
  • ALPSH
    Adam Cordeiro
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    An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition . More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
  • BCHBM
    Mark Mayne
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    Google apps are an amazing set of online tools for word processing, spreadsheets, email, storage and more, accessible online, on mobile and across multiple locations. Learn how to make the best of this cloud-based offer, with its deep integrations with the world's most popular search engine, Google (!), Youtube and Google Plus. Most of us are used to using our desktop or laptop applications so the idea of working online, on any computer, or device, without being tied to a particular machine seems rather mind-bending. In fact, once you understand the structure and the logic of it you'll see that Google Apps release your thinking and allow you to focus on your work, or project more effectively than ever. The Everyday Guides, Made Easy series are plain speaking books covering a wide ranging of application and device technologies, designed to ease the challenges of the world around us.
  • BAIKU
    Nick Willoughby
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    The fast and easy way for kids to shoot, edit, and share videos on YouTube Does your child long to create and post videos on YouTube in hopes of becoming the next YouTube celebrity? Whether looking to go viral or simply wanting to make videos for their friends, Making YouTube Videos is the place your kid should start. Written by a filmmaking expert who runs camps for wanna-be filmmakers as young as seven, this fun and friendly guide takes your child step by step through the process: from idea creation to production to sharing on YouTube. Written in a language they ll understand and filled with eye-popping graphics that make the information come to life, Making YouTube Videos takes the intimidation out of working with video technology and offers your child a friendly, trusted source for expressing their creativity. Kids will work through small projects with end-goals that help promote confidence. With content that is accessible and easy to understand, this book is ideal for youngsters who want to go solo or work with you or another adult instructor. * Introduces ideas on framing, lighting, and sound * Shows kids how to load a video, add transitions, and add effects * Provides easy-to-follow instruction on uploading a video to YouTube and setting who can see or not see their video * Explains how to grab free software and make simple edits, like cutting out scenes, adding to a timeline, and implementing transitions If you want to encourage your child s enthusiasm but don t want to endure a meltdown, Making YouTube Videos makes it easy for your aspiring filmmaker to fulfill his or her dream.