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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 11, 11Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 11, 11Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Author: Guy Hart-Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Know your new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max from the inside-out with 900 color screen shots! Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is your ultimate guide to getting the most out of your iPhone! Apple's graphics-driven iOS is perfect for visual learners, so this book uses a visual approach to show you everything you need to know to get up and running--and much more. Full-color screen shots walk you step-by-step through setup, customization, and everything your iPhone can do. Whether you are new to the iPhone or have just upgraded to the 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max, this book helps you discover your phone's full functionality and newest capabilities. Stay in touch by phone, text, email, FaceTime Audio or FaceTime Video calls, or social media; download and enjoy books, music, movies, and more; take, edit, and manage photos; track your health, fitness, and habits; organize your schedule, your contacts, and your commitments; and much more! The iPhone is designed to be user-friendly, attractive, and functional. But it is capable of so much more than you think--don't you want to explore the possibilities? This book walks you through iOS 13 visually to help you stay in touch, get things done, and have some fun while you're at it! Get to know iOS 13 with 900 full-color screen shots Master the iPhone's basic functions and learn the latest features Customize your iPhone to suit your needs and get optimal performance Find the apps and services that can make your life easier The iPhone you hold in your hand represents the pinnacle of mobile technology and is a masterpiece of industrial design. Once you get to know it, you'll never be without it. Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is your personal map for exploring your new tech companion.

LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide Exam 010 v1.6

LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide Exam 010 v1.6

Author: Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2020

Provides a solid foundation for those considering a career in IT--covers the objectives of the new Linux Essentials Exam 010-160 v1.6 Linux is a secure, reliable, open source alternative to costly operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. As large organizations worldwide continue to add Linux servers, the need for IT professionals skilled in Linux continues to grow. The LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide is a valuable resource for anyone preparing to take the new Linux Essentials Exam--the entry-level certification from The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) which validates knowledge of Linux concepts and applications. Written by recognized experts on Linux and open source technologies, this accessible, user-friendly guide covers desktop skills, the command line, directories and files, networks, scripting, security, users and permissions, and much more. Clear, concise chapters provide numerous hands-on tutorials, real-world examples, color illustrations, and practical end-of-chapter exercises and review questions. An ideal introduction for those new to Linux or considering a career in IT, this guide helps readers: Learn the operation and components of Linux desktops and servers Understand open source software, licensing, and applications Configure networks, security, cloud services, storage, and devices Create users and groups and set permissions and ownership Use the command line and build automation scripts LPI Linux Essentials Study Guide: Exam 010 v1.6 is perfect for anyone beginning a career in IT, newcomers to Linux, students in computer courses, and system administrators working with other operating systems wanting to learn more about Linux and other open source solutions.

Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming An Ardupilot and Pixhawk Approach

Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming An Ardupilot and Pixhawk Approach

Learn how to program robotic vehicles with ardupilot libraries and pixhawk autopilot, both of which are open source technologies with a global scope. This book is focused on quadcopters but the knowledge is easily extendable to three-dimensional vehicles such as drones, submarines, and rovers.Pixhawk and the ardupilot libraries have grown dramatically in popularity due to the fact that the hardware and software offer a real-time task scheduler, huge data processing capabilities, interconnectivity, low power consumption, and a global developer support. This book shows you how take your robotic programming skills to the next level. From hardware to software, Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming links theory with practice in the development of unmanned vehicles. By the end of this book, you'll learn the pixhawk software and ardupilot libraries to develop your own autonomous vehicles. What You'll Learn Model and implement elementary controls in any unmanned vehicle Select hardware and software components during the design process of an unmanned vehicle Use other compatible hardware and software development packages Understand popular scientific and technical nomenclature in the field Identify relevant complexities and processes for the operation of an unmanned vehicle Who This Book Is For Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, makers, hobbyists, and those who want to go beyond basic programming of an Arduino for any kind of robotic vehicle.

Macs All-In-One For Dummies

Macs All-In-One For Dummies

Author: Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd, Jesse Feiler, Doug Sahlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Your all-in-one guide to the wonderful world of your Mac Are you getting the most from your Mac? Given what's possible, it's pretty unlikely. Whether you're just beginning your journey or are already a seasoned traveler, the six information-packed minibooks included in Macs All-in-One for Dummies open up a world of knowledge, from how to set up a recently bought Mac to exploring the coolest new features on your beloved device. Now updated with what you need to know about the newest generation of hardware and software, Macs All-in-One For Dummies is your guide to simply everything: protecting your Mac; backing up and restoring data with Time Machine; managing applications on the Dock, Launchpad, and Desktop; syncing with iCloud, organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; presenting with Keynote; crunching with Numbers; getting creative with iMovie and GarageBand--the list goes on! Explore the newest version of MacOS Set up and customize a new Mac with ease Become more efficient, professional, smart, and creative with the latest must-have apps Use Home Sharing to stream content to other computers, iOS devices, and Apple TVs Dive into six books in one place: Mac Basics, Online Communications, Beyond the Basics, Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center, Taking Care of Business, and Mac Networking Whatever you want from your world of Mac, you'll find it here--as well as a million other incredible things you'll love. Get started on your new Mac journey today!

Mastering Windows Server 2008 Essential Technologies

Mastering Windows Server 2008 Essential Technologies

Author: Mark Minasi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2020

Explore all the essential features of the latest version of Microsoft Windows Server with the tools and helpful tips in Mastering Windows Server 2008 Essential Technologies. Learn how to install Windows Server 2008 and upgrade your network, understand Windows storage concepts and skills, and review Windows Server 2008 IP, WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts, DNS, Active Directory, Sysvol, IIS 7.0 and AD maintenance and recovery. Keep this book within easy reach because it covers features that IT professionals need to know and understand for everyday projects and problems.

Sensor Projects with Raspberry Pi Internet of Things and Digital Image Processing

Sensor Projects with Raspberry Pi Internet of Things and Digital Image Processing

Author: Guillermo Guillen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Start solving world issues by beginning small with simple Rasperry Pi projects. Using a free IoT server; tackle fundamental topics and concepts behind the Internet of Things. Image processing and sensor topics aren't only applicable to the Raspberry Pi. The skills learned in this book can go own to other applications in mobile development and electrical engineering. Start by creating a system to detect movement through the use of a PIR motion sensor and a Raspberry Pi board. Then further your sensor systems by detecting more than simple motion. Use the MQ2 gas sensor and a Raspberry Pi board as a gas leak alarm system to detect dangerous explosive and fire hazards. Train your system to send the captured data to the remote server ThingSpeak. When a gas increase is detected beyond a limit, then a message is sent to your Twitter account. Having started with ThingSpeak, we'll go on to develop a weather station with your Raspberry Pi. Using the DHT11 (humidity and temperature sensor) and BMP085 (barometric pressure and temperature sensor) in conjunction with ThingSpeak and Twitter, you can receive realtime weather alerts from your own meterological system! Finally, expand your skills into the popular machine learning world of digital image processing using OpenCV and a Pi. Make your own object classifiers and finally manipulate an object by means of an image in movement. This skillset has many applications, ranging from recognizing people or objects, to creating your own video surveillance system. With the skills developed in this book, you will have everything you need to work in IoT projects for the Pi. You can then expand your skills out further to develop mobile projects and delve into interactive systems such as those found in machine learning. What You'll Learn Work with ThingSpeak to receive Twitter alerts from your systems Cultivate skills in processing sensor inputs that are applicable to mobile and machine learning projects as well Incorporate sensors into projects to make devices that interact with more than just code Who This Book Is ForHobbyists and makers working robotics and Internet of Things areas will find this book a great resource for quick but expandable projects. Electronics engineers and programmers who would like to expand their familiarity with basic sensor projects will also find this book helpful.

Game Programming with Code Angel Learn how to code in Python on Raspberry Pi or PC

Game Programming with Code Angel Learn how to code in Python on Raspberry Pi or PC

Author: Mark Cunningham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Program in Python on a Raspberry Pi or PC by developing six computer games. Each game project is split into several chapters of the book. Rather than taking you through programming techniques as standalone concepts, this book explains concepts as they are used within a game. You'll learn about variables; integer, real, Boolean and string data types; conditional if statements; fixed loops and conditional loops; modularity; arrays and lists; and predefined functions. You'll also discover the PyGame library, which is popularly used in the development of 2D games. Key programming concepts are revisited in subsequent projects in the book to consolidate prior learning. Beyond teaching you how to code, this book explains the programming logic behind each project-exemplifying the process of designing and writing a computer game. All the projects in this book are supported by Code Angel (mycodeangel.com). Code Angel Code Angel largely serves students and new developers and the projects work by encouraging you to 'Learn...then play'. Taking this approach, you'll be able to build fun 2D games and enjoy playing them by yourself or with friends. Developing games in this way keeps you engaged, gives a purpose as you work through each project, and offers a sense of achievement when each game is finished. What You'll Learn Integrate the fundamentals of the Python 3 programming language Program fun, classic computer games you can then play Develop computational thinking skills and abilities that can be applied to other ventures Who This Book Is For Students, hobbyists, new developers or anyone wishing to learn how to design and write computer games.

Machine Learning with the Raspberry Pi Experiments with Data and Computer Vision

Machine Learning with the Raspberry Pi Experiments with Data and Computer Vision

Author: Donald J. Norris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Using the Pi Camera and a Raspberry Pi board, expand and replicate interesting machine learning (ML) experiments. This book provides a solid overview of ML and a myriad of underlying topics to further explore. Non-technical discussions temper complex technical explanations to make the hottest and most complex topic in the hobbyist world of computing understandable and approachable. Machine learning, also commonly referred to as deep learning (DL), is currently being integrated into a multitude of commercial products as well as widely being used in industrial, medical, and military applications. It is hard to find any modern human activity, which has not been touched by artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Building on the concepts first presented in Beginning Artificial Intelligence with the Raspberry Pi, you'll go beyond simply understanding the concepts of AI into working with real machine learning experiments and applying practical deep learning concepts to experiments with the Pi board and computer vision. What you learn with Machine Learning with the Raspberry Pi can then be moved on to other platforms to go even further in the world of AI and ML to better your hobbyist or commercial projects. What You'll Learn Acquire a working knowledge of current ML Use the Raspberry Pi to implement ML techniques and algorithms Apply AI and ML tools and techniques to your own work projects and studies Who This Book Is For Engineers and scientists but also experienced makers and hobbyists. Motivated high school students who desire to learn about ML can benefit from this material with determination.

Bitcoin and Lightning Network on Raspberry Pi Running Nodes on Pi3, Pi4 and Pi Zero

Bitcoin and Lightning Network on Raspberry Pi Running Nodes on Pi3, Pi4 and Pi Zero

Author: Harris Brakmic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

Compile and run Bitcoin full nodes, lightning nodes, and user-friendly web-apps that help abstract the complexities of Bitcoin. This book not only explains the tools and techniques to help readers build their own banks and banking apps, but it also tells a story. Starting with the origins of Bitcoin-what it is and why we need it-find out what its strengths and limitations are. Understand the nature of mining and why so much energy is put into it. The blockchain itself will be reviewed, as well, and compared to other options such as a normal SQL database or a simple spreadsheet. With this book, you can control Bitcoin wallets via RPC commands on a Raspberry Pi. Configure, compile, and run two implementation of the Lightning Network-compatible daemons: LND and c-lightning. And employ user-friendly web apps that abstract the complexities of Bitcoin/Lightning-Network. The Internet of Information is currently transitioning to the Internet of Things, which in turn may well be followed by the Internet of Value (or Money). However, there is no evolution without happy users and Bitcoin will never reach the same heights like the original internet without having offered useful and easy to use tools. Just like nobody would ever want to use UUCP to send messages via web the same applies to current cryptocurrency tools. These are hard to use and very unforgiving. But, the evolution doesn't stop here and many easy-to-use tools are already available. We will meet some of them when building apps for the Lightning Network, a new technology running on top of Bitcoin's blockchain that makes it possible to generate billions of transactions within a single second. What You'll Learn Control Bitcoin wallets via console RPC commands Run two implementation of the Lightning Network compatible daemons Simplify the complexities of Bitcoin and the Lightning network with user-friendly web apps Who This Book Is For This book is for Makers familiar with the basics of Linux command line processes.

iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Dwight Spivey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

Get down to iPhone basics--and beyond It's fun to play with new gadgets--but getting to the point where you can navigate around a new iPhone with ease can feel daunting at any age. Written with you in mind, the easy-to-follow steps, larger text, and full-color images in this book help you manage, personalize, and use your new iPhone to its fullest extent. You'll discover how to do everything from shop online and organize appointments using Calendar, to taking and sharing pictures and downloading and listening to your favorite music. With the latest iOS update, you'll also learn how to customize Siri Suggestions, limit App notifications, stay in touch with Group FaceTime video calls, read ebooks, play games--whatever you fancy! Sync with iTunes Stay safe while browsing Manage email and appointments Download and use apps Whether you're a total newbie or upgrading from an older model, iPhone For Seniors For Dummies helps you can sit back, relax, and enjoy keeping up with the latest technology!