Description : Alan knows—and he's telling! All about your iPad. It's an iPod. It's an e-reader. It's an instant classic. And now you can discover all the secrets to this dazzling device, thanks to Alan Hess. You may think you already know your iPad inside and out, until Alan shows you how to write your own books, stream your iTunes, view comic book files, and transfer photos with Eye-Fi. He provides all the tips and techniques you need to get the absolute most out of your iPad. Figure you already get all things iPad? Don't count on it—until you read this book! Browse through the iBooksStore and start speed e-reading Catch all the news from traditional sources and news aggregator apps like Pulse and Flipboard Get all your photos exactly where—and how—you want them to be Create documents, crunch numbers, work on presentations—and iWork from the beach! Access your files on the go with Dropbox and read just about any file with GoodReader Get more out of—and into—your iPad than you ever thought possible
Description : Imagine if a student spent as much time managing information as celebrities doted on dieting? While eating too much food may be the basis of a moral panic about obesity, excessive information is rarely discussed as a crisis of a similar scale. Obviously, plentiful and high quality food is not a problem if eating is balanced with exercise. But without the skills of media and information literacy, students and citizens wade through low quality online information that fills their day yet does not enable intellectual challenge, imagination and questioning. Digital Dieting: From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness probes the social, political and academic difficulties in managing large quantities of low quality information. But this book does not diagnose a crisis. Instead, Digital Dieting provides strategies to develop intellectual fitness that sorts the important from the irrelevant and the remarkable from the banal. In April 2010, and for the first time, Facebook received more independent visitors than Google. Increasingly there is a desire to share rather than search. But what is the impact of such a change on higher education? If students complain that the reading is ’too hard’, then one response is to make it easier. If students complain that assignments are too difficult, then one way to manage this challenge is to make the assignments simpler. Both are passive responses that damage the calibre of education and universities in the long term. Digital Dieting: From Information Obesity to Intellectual Fitness provides active, conscious, careful and applicable strategies to move students and citizens from searching to researching, sharing to thinking, and shopping to reading.
Description : This book will help you join the thousands of successful iPhone apps developers without needing to learn Objective-C or the Cocoa touch APIs. If you want to apply your existing web development skills to iPhone and iPad development, then now you can. WebKit’s support for HTML5 means any web developer can create compelling apps for both the iPhone and the larger-screen iPad. Beginning iPhone & iPad Web Apps takes you through the latest mobile web standards as well as the specific features of the iPhone and iPad. You’ll learn about WebKit and Mobile Safari, HTML5 and CSS3, vector graphics and multimedia support. You’ll discover the built-in hardware features of the iPhone and iPad and how best to take advantage of them. The market for web apps for the iPhone and iPad is expanding rapidly. You’ll want to know about all the advantages, and Beginning iPhone & iPad Web Apps is the perfect starting point.
Description : Developing C# Applications for iPhone and iPad using MonoTouch shows you how to use your existing C# skills to write apps for the iPhone and iPad. Fortunately, there's MonoTouch, Novell's .NET library that allows C# developers to write C# code that executes in iOS. Furthermore, MonoTouch allows you to address all the unique functions of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. And the big plus: You needn't learn any Objective-C to master MonoTouch! Former Microsoft engineer and published app-store developer Bryan Costanich shows you how to use the tools you already know to create native apps in iOS using C# and the .NET Base Class Libraries. The magic is in Novell's implementation of Apple's Cocoa libraries in MonoTouch. You'll master the same elegant and rich Cocoa environment, but without the need to learn a new programming language. Developing C# Applications for iPhone and iPad using MonoTouch takes you from your first "Hello, World" example through the major APIs and features of iOS. The coverage is comprehensive and makes use of frequent examples, complete with sample code you can download and reuse to create your own powerful and playful apps.
Description : iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks Covers iPad Air, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone 5S, 5/5C and 4/4S running iOS 7 Easily Unlock the Power of Your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone to maximize its functionality. Learn to use your iOS 7 mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device. In addition to learning all about the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad or iPhone, you will learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available, plus discover useful strategies for how to best utilize them in your personal and professional life. Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 7 operating system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. If you’re using an iPad running iOS 7, this book is an indispensable tool! Here’s just a sampling of what the tips, tricks, and strategies offered in this book will help you accomplish: • Discover how to take full advantage of powerful iOS 7 features, such as Control Center and AirDrop. • Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iOS 7 device. • Learn secrets for using preinstalled apps, such as Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Maps, Notes, Safari, Mail, and Music. • Find, download, and install the most powerful and versatile apps and content for your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone. • Synchronize files, documents, data, photos, and content with iCloud, your computer, or other iOS mobile devices. • Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using your voice with Siri and the Dictation feature. • Discover how to take visually impressive photos using the cameras built in to your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone, and then share them using iCloud Shared Photo Streams, Facebook, Twitter, email, or other methods. • Use your iOS mobile device as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.
Description : To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.
Description : COMMAND YOUR MARKETS WITH CATEGORY-LEADING PRODUCTS Learn how to create a culture of world-class project management that always keeps you ahead of your competition. Do your products enjoy category-leading margins and sustainable competitive advantage? How much of your projects' inherent value are you truly identifying and delivering? How accurately are your projects' fully-loaded costs and ROI being estimated and reported? Convert these project costs into personal opportunity: 45% of projects have significant cost overruns 84% of projects fail to meet scheduled due dates 90% of project managers underestimate project size and complexity 99% of project objectives and deliverables focus on tasks and product features as opposed to customer benefits Have you ever wondered why Apple Computer enjoys consistent outsize profit margins? How virtually every new product they introduce seizes top market share almost immediately after introduction? It isn't superior top-management strategy or creative industrial design that has made it the most valuable company on earth. From the original Macintosh computer through the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, it's been a uniquely focused and disciplined culture of project management that has delivered consistent category winners. For the first time, Category Killers reveals how Apple and other world-class companies stay ahead of their competition by producing consistent category-leading products. This essential reference guide outlines the unique methodology, tools, and organizational structure necessary to transform your project and overall company performance to compete at the top of its game. For project managers, product managers, and top executives, learn how to integrate all the necessary pieces for instilling a world-class culture of project and product management best practices. For over twenty-five years, Reid Jenner has worked with Fortune 1000 organizations implementing project management best practices as a coach, consultant, and senior executive. Literally thousands of projects have experienced superior returns and exceptional product success after implementing his recommendations. Instead of charging $2,000 per day for ad hoc corporate engagement, he is now sharing his secrets in this integrated compendium for everyone's use. New tools and techniques you'll learn: How to estimate and track your project's real return on investment How to identify and unlock all your project's true inherent value and deliver exceptional products How to identify and engage all the value-producing stakeholders for your project How to establish a compelling mission statement for your project How to establish the optimal level of detail for your project plan How to follow a rigorous step-by-step methodology for defining, planning, and executing your project How to use project management software to accurately record and report progress at every step in your project How to utilize project management coaches, facilitators, and trainers to optimize project performance How to build a culture of project management best practices across the organization How to measure project returns and evaluate which projects should be approved, funded, and discontinued within the organization's project portfolio How to identify and mitigate all risks inherent within your project How to elevate and fast-track your career as a project manager or project professional BONUS:Includes a complete turn-key project plan for implementing the process within your projects and organization, with a link to a fully resource-loaded Microsoft Project file.