The Master Chief returns to fight the Covenant and his new foes, the Prometheans, in his next epic quest. Created in collaboration with developers 343 Industries, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide celebrates the release of Halo 4, one of the biggest video game releases in recent history. Featuring detailed, annotated artwork, Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide fleshes out the Halo universe with a vast collection of facts from the first installment of Halo's epic new "Reclaimer Saga." Fans of the series will love immersing themselves in the perilous world of Halo 4 with detailed sections about the characters, factions, weapons, vehicles, equipment, armor, ships, and locations. Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide engrosses readers in the rich lore with in-depth profiles focusing on the roles and significance of the many things which inhabit the vast, mysterious, and dangerous Halo Universe.
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design
By Rogers, Scott
Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom.
Wiley; 2 edition
We Are the Nerds
By Lagorio-chafkin, Christine
Reddit hails itself as "the front page of the Internet." It's the third most-visited website in the United States--and yet, millions of Americans have no idea what it is.
We Are the Nerds is a riveting look deep inside this captivating, maddening enterprise, whose army of obsessed users have been credited with everything from solving cold case crimes and spurring tens of millions of dollars in charitable donations to seeding alt-right fury and landing Donald Trump in the White House. We Are the Nerds is a gripping start-up narrative: the story of how Reddit's founders, Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, rose up from their suburban childhoods to become millionaires and create an icon of the digital age--before seeing the site engulfed in controversies and nearly losing control of it for good.
Based on Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's exclusive access to founders Ohanian and Huffman, We Are the Nerds is also a compelling exploration of the way we all communicate today--and how we got here. Reddit and its users have become a mirror of the Internet: it has dingy corners, shiny memes, malicious trolls, and a sometimes heart-melting ability to connect people across cultures, oceans, and ideological divides.
By Seife, Charles
The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital worldDigital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to controleven when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables.Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual toolsor weaponsfor discerning truth from fiction online.
iPad for Artists
By Jones, Dani
The iPad has changed the platform and scope of digital art worldwide. With this versatile tablet, anyone can create fine art or enhance their photos in the field. And now this indispensable book, die-cut to resemble an iPad, teaches you how. Through practical illustrated tutorials, artist Dani Jones guides users of all levels through the leading art apps, giving you everything you need to make the most of the iPad to develop your unique artistic vision, creativity, and style.
Pixiq; 1 edition
The Extreme Searcher's Internet Handbook
By Hock, Randolph
An essential guide for anyone who conducts research on the internet—including librarians, teachers, students, business professionals, and writers—this fully revised handbook details what users must know to take full advantage of internet search tools and resources. From the latest online tools to the new and enhanced services offered by standbys such as Google, the major search engines and their myriad of possibilities are thoroughly discussed. This revamped fourth edition also features chapters on fact-checking sites and popular social networking sites as well as a collection of up-to-date screenshots for visual reference. For those with little to moderate searching experience, friendly, easy-to-follow guidelines to the world of Web research are provided, while experienced searchers will discover new perspectives on content and techniques.
Information Today, Inc.; Fourth Edition, Fourth edition edition
Facebook For Dummies
By Abram, Carolyn
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.
John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
Office 2010 For Dummies
By Wang, Wallace
The latest edition of one of the bestselling Microsoft Office books of all time!Spend less time figuring out Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access and more time working on actual projects with this new edition of Office 2010 For Dummies. Filled with straightforward, friendly instruction, this book gets you thoroughly up to speed, and it actually makes doing Office work fun!First learn all the basics, then how to add more bells and whistles, including how to spice up your Word documents, edit Excel spreadsheets and create formulas, add sound to your PowerPoint presentation, and much more. * Helps you harness the power of Microsoft Office 2010 and all of its new functionality; the book covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access * Explains and instructs in the straightforward, friendly, For Dummies style that makes instruction more accessible and skill-building easier * Covers typing and formatting text in Word and spicing up your documents * Shows you how to navigate and edit an Excel spreadsheet, create formulas, and chart and analyze Excel data * Demonstrates how to create a PowerPoint presentation and add color, sound, and pictures * Explores Outlook, including configuring e-mail, storing contacts, organizing tasks, scheduling your time, and setting appointments * Delves into designing Access databases, including editing, modifying, searching, sorting, and querying; also covers viewing and printing reports, and moreBe ready to take full advantage of Microsoft Office 2010 with this fun and easy guide.
For Dummies; 1 edition
How to Do Everything iPhone 5
By Hart-davis, Guy
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop
By Aleksander, Nykolai
Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a new series dedicated to providing a comprehensive guide to the basics of digital painting in this versatile program. Whether you’re new to this artistic medium or simply looking to improve existing skills, this book offers up a wealth of suggestions and advice to get you started, improve workflows, perfect techniques, and produce stunning images.The step-by-step tutorials within this book don’t just describe techniques, but actively demonstrate how these techniques can be applied to an artwork. Industry veterans including Nykolai Aleksander and Richard Tilbury share the benefits of their years of experience in a clear and methodical fashion. They examine the various basic Photoshop tools on offer, shedding light on these features and establishing ways of successfully integrating them into an artistic workflow.
3DTotal Publishing; Slp edition
Tips and Tricks for the iPad for Seniors
By Steps, Studio Visual
Written specifically for senior citizens who want to get the most out of their iPads, this step-by-step guidebook shows how to work and customize numerous lesser-known but very important features. Beginning with a discussion on how to configure various practical settings on an iPad-including touch, visibility, sounds, messaging, and privacy-this book then goes on to detail options that exist within apps, including Safari, Twitter, and Facebook. Additional topics include working with the Notification Center, optimizing Mail settings, managing Contacts and Calendar events, and setting Reminders. With large-print type and an extensive index, this is the best resource for seniors looking to learn all about their iPad. Suitable for iPad 2, the new iPad (3th and 4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2 .
Visual Steps Publishing
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram For Seniors For Dummies
By Collier, Marsha
Enjoy the top social media sites with ease and security
Done correctly, social media is a way to connect friends, family, and the world while still maintaining security and privacy. Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers advice on how to enjoy the three most popular social media options while avoiding worry about who sees what you share.
Written by social media expert Marsha Collier, this book walks you through establishing accounts, making connections, and sharing content including photos and video. You learn the settings to adjust on each platform to maintain privacy and filter out the content you don't want. This book also explains the subtle art of avoiding or blocking people on social platforms without jeopardizing your real-world relationships!
Take control of what you shareConnect with othersTake and share your best picturesUse social media as a news source
Social media sites are great fun once you learn how to cut through the clutter - and this book shows you how!
Project Management Using Microsoft Project 2013
By Cicala, Gus
This training and reference guide will provide an overview of Microsoft Project 2013, from a project manager's perspective. It is also an excellent preparation guide for Microsoft Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013. Project Assistants has been providing Project Management Theory and Microsoft Project training material for our training courses since the release of Microsoft Project version 3 (1993) . Prior to the release of Microsoft Project 2013, we were surprised to find that there were no hands-on training manuals available for Microsoft Project 2010 that also covered the enterprise features used in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Web Application. This guide has been created to serve as that comprehensive reference and training guide, assembling content and best practices honed over many years of Microsoft Project and general project management training.
Project Assistants Publishing
The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
By Powell, Kimberly
Use online tools to discover your family's history! Thanks to the overwhelming number of genealogical records available online today, it's never been easier to trace your family history and find your roots. But where do you begin? With all that information, it can be impossible to know where to start! In The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition, genealogy expert Kimberly Powell guides you through the process of finding your ancestors, helping you:Effectively search various websitesDecipher census data and other online recordsChoose the best way to share data with family membersConnect with other genealogists through social media Packed with tips on using free databases, new websites, and a growing number of genealogy apps, The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition has everything you need to scour the Internet and find your ancestors, going back generations!.