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Mastering Media with the Raspberry Pi Media Centers, Music, High End Audio, Video, and Ultimate Movie Nights

Mastering Media with the Raspberry Pi Media Centers, Music, High End Audio, Video, and Ultimate Movie Nights

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Create and maintain Raspberry Pi-based entertainment systems in a comprehensive and fun manner. Instead of front-loading a bunch of theory and minutia, this book takes a more practical approach of showing what's needed when it's needed. You'll first explore the possibilities and options available. Then you'll learn the hardware and software requirements based on various builds and projects. Finally, you'll be guided through building media centers, music players, recording studios, etc. Mastering Media with the Raspberry Pi presents all of this and more in an easy-to-understand-and-accomplish way, in plain English. What you'll learn: Choose the right Pi model for your project Enhance your media center with peripherals and add ons Get the most from your music and other media Understand the various major media formats out there and how to work with each Who this book is for Students and hobbyists interested in building media centers out of their Raspberry Pis.

Yammer Starter

Yammer Starter

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2012

In DetailYammer is the private and fun way to collaborate, plan, and keep up with co-workers.Just about all of us either use or know about social media networks- Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more, which are all simple-to-use, popular, and satisfying.Yammer is just that, a social network but with one huge difference. It's only for your company and it is private and secure.In the "e;Yammer Starter"e;, we explore how Yammer operates and the many exciting ways in which it helps your company and you. This book will also show you how to get more out of Yammer and join in all the contributing and other fun things going on. We will keep it all simple, use lots of helpful illustrations, and include useful examples of how Yammer works. You'll learn quickly and have fun doing it.The "e;Yammer Starter"e; leads you gently from the activities you do most (connecting with people, sharing content, networking with clients/customers) through the tasks you might do less (administrative, technical).The "e;Yammer Starter"e; introduces you to what Yammer is and how it works. It shows you how to collaborate with the people across your company as well as in specific departments and local workgroups. You will learn how groups are created to get work done more efficiently, how to tap into your company's "e;collective brain"e;, and the many ways Yammer lets us share content. You will be able to master creating networks to communicate with outside clients, customers, vendors, etc. Armed with your smartphones, you will find how all of the power of your company's social network goes wherever you go. You will also find explanations for all the administrative tasks, how to get additional features in Yammer, and more, for those who need it.The "e;Yammer Starter"e; reveals Yammer, the private and enjoyable way to collaborate, plan, and keep up with co-workers. No matter where you go, your company-wide "e;intercomm"e; is right there, and you'll know how to use it to the best advantage to both the company and your own career!ApproachGet to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. This book is an introduction to Yammer which uses simple but enjoyable terms, informing you how to get the best out of Yammer while enjoying the process.Who this book is forThe "e;Yammer Starter"e; and Yammer itself requires very little advance knowledge. Most of us have already posted something, sometime on the Internet. Most of us have already used Facebook or one of the other many social media networks, or seen someone using them, and so on. Yammer is that simple. The "e;Yammer Starter Guide"e; builds on this basic familiarity, getting you up to speed in using Yammer quickly and easily.

Yammer Starter

Yammer Starter

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2012

This book is an introduction to Yammer which uses simple but enjoyable terms, informing you how to get the best out of Yammer while enjoying the process. The Yammer Starter Guide and Yammer itself requires very little advance knowledge. Most of us have already posted something, sometime on the Internet. Most of us have already used Facebook or one of the other many social media networks, or seen someone using them, and so on. Yammer is that simple. The Yammer Starter Guide builds on this basic familiarity, getting you up to speed in using Yammer quickly and easily.

Google Plus First Look: a tip-packed, comprehensive look at Google+

Google Plus First Look: a tip-packed, comprehensive look at Google+

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2011

Through over 100 books, mostly computer-related, the author has mastered a fun but information packed style that gives you exactly what you want - up to speed on Plus with minimal effort and maximum results. Google+ or Plus (the terms are interchangeable) was written for everyone. This book mirrors that concept and is written for everyone - from us techheads (early adopters) to delightful old Aunt Mable and the rest of the Thursday Night Bridge Club. Because social networking exists for all people and we are all people - all of us are plusses on Plus.

Google Plus First Look: a tip-packed, comprehensive look at Google+

Google Plus First Look: a tip-packed, comprehensive look at Google+

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2011

In DetailStart your social media experience afresh, having the most fun you possibly can sitting at a computer or holding your smart phone. Whether restarting your social media participation from another network (doing it right and with a lot more control this time) or just jumping in for the first time, this book leads you triumphantly through Plus. Like Plus itself, the book is fun, exciting, and condenses everything you need for maximizing enjoyment in an easily readable format with tons of informative illustrations. Google Plus First Look shows you how to join Plus and the kind of initial setup that guarantees a successful and fun-filled experience. The second chapter shows you Circles, Google's innovative bit of genius that has taken social networking to a new level of control over our own interactions. We'll see (and I do mean see) how Hangouts (video conferencing) works, and master Streams (where posts go). Sharing photos and video is the easiest you've ever seen, and you will see it in Chapter 5. Nor do you have to leave Plus at home, in Chapter 6 we take our social networking with us on our smartphones. Photos and videos upload automatically, ready for sharing. Finally, we learn how to promote things the right way, the polite way on Plus. This book serves as an indispensible reference to all that and more.ApproachThrough over 100 books, mostly computer-related, the author has mastered a fun but information packed style that gives you exactly what you want - up to speed on Plus with minimal effort and maximum results.Who this book is forGoogle+ or Plus (the terms are interchangeable) was written for everyone. This book mirrors that concept and is written for everyone - from us techheads (early adopters) to delightful old Aunt Mable and the rest of the Thursday Night Bridge Club. Because social networking exists for all people and we are all people - all of us are plusses on Plus.

Google App Inventor

Google App Inventor

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2011

This book is written in the Beginner's Guide format that takes the reader through a series of steps to build exciting apps using Google's App Inventor. This book is perfect for people with little or no experience, not just Android developers. No matter your level of experience, you will find plenty of information that you can use to create powerful apps, apps that can be published on Android Market and other places.

Google App Inventor Beginner's Guide

Google App Inventor Beginner's Guide

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2011

In DetailThe number of mobile apps has grown exponentially in the last two years. If you want to join the crowd, Google's App Inventor is the easiest and best tool for you to get started with. It is a tool to create Android phone apps and uses a graphical user interface, and drag and drop methods to create apps. It's so simple that anyone can build an app.Learn how Google App Inventor eliminates the mystery around programming. It is a visual language, where we simply drag and drop blocks (graphic elements representing blocks of code) in various combinations to give us applications that run on our phones or other Android-based devices. No programming background is required. Playing with blocks has never been more fun!The emphasis is on creating apps that work and that you understand fully. The first part of the book gives you a sound foundation in the basics, and lots of tips on how to use App Inventor. The second part is all about creating complete apps ready for real world use. The book includes apps that communicate, use databases to remember, surf the Web and other networks, use GPS and various sensors on your phone, and let you write or play games.ApproachThis book is written in the Beginner's Guide format that takes the reader through a series of steps to build exciting apps using Google's App Inventor.Who this book is forThis book is perfect for people with little or no experience, not just Android developers. No matter your level of experience, you will find plenty of information that you can use to create powerful apps, apps that can be published on Android Market and other places.

Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide

Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2011

This is a beginner's guide -a hand-holding fun ride with step-by-step instructions and illustrative screenshots. If you want to write a professional script or screenplay using the open source tool Celtx, this book is for you. You need not have any previous knowledge of Celtx or any other writing software.

Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide

Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide

Author: Ralph Roberts Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2011

In DetailWe've all watched a disappointing movie and said, "e;I could write it better than that."e; Perhaps you can! It doesn't matter how good your script might be - if it doesn't look right, producers and agents won't read it. The answer (and it's an easy one) to writing screenplays in the rigid format required is Celtx!This book on Celtx answers the NEED millions of screenwriters have - how to turn out a pro-looking script without spending hundreds on Final Draft or Movie Magic. It includes screenplay formatting and structuring examples, excerpts from both classic movie scripts and some of the author's own as examples, tips on marketing, and so forth.Celtx: Open Source Screenwriting Beginner's Guide will make you an expert at storyboarding, audio visual scripts (such as for documentaries), comic books, developing characters, and more. It begins with the basics of getting started with Celtx and then moves on to the important aspects of writing and formatting scripts. With this book in hand, you will develop all the skills of a professional scriptwriter. If you have the creativity it takes to come up with a brilliant script, this book does everything else for you!This book takes you through a tour of Celtx, what to use it for, and what to do with your excellent results (with a lot of hard-learned tips from the author). In simple terms, this book shows you how to get up to speed writing scripts and the other neat things Celtx does.This illustrative guide will show you how to turn out a professional-looking script using Celtx.ApproachThis is a beginner's guide - a hand-holding fun ride with step-by-step instructions and illustrative screenshots.Who this book is forIf you want to write a professional script or screenplay using the open source tool Celtx, this book is for you. You need not have any previous knowledge of Celtx or any other writing software.

The Hundred-acre Spaceship

The Hundred-acre Spaceship

Author: Ralph Roberts, Pat Roberts, Mike Resnick Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2002

The Hundred-acre Spaceship

The Hundred-acre Spaceship

Author: Ralph Roberts, Mike Resnick Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2002