Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PC World - June 2011

PC World is the best-selling monthly computer magazine devoted to personal computing and related technology. Our award-winning editors deliver the Top 100 PC and product rankings and reviews from our state-of-the-art Test Center. Each issue is loaded with in-depth special reports and authoritative news stories, how-to's and tips, new PC trends, technologies, the Internet, and more. PC WORLD is an essential tool for any computer user.


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot (EPUB,MOBI)

Abandon by Meg Cabot (EPUB,MOBI)New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she's moved to a new town.

But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics | 2007 | ISBN: 0071494944 | 224 pages | PDF | 12 MB

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius provides you with all the

instructions, parts lists, and sources you need to pull hilarious pranks, such as:
Evasive random beeping things
Dripping faucet simulator
Hungry garbage can critter
Humungous dropping spider
Horrible computer failure


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Learn Java for Android Development

Learn Java for Android DevelopmentLearn Java for Android Development
Apress | September 29, 2010 | ISBN-10: 1430231564 | 656 pages | PDF | 11.2 Mb

Android development is hot, and many programmers are interested in joining the fun. However, because this technology is based on Java, you should first obtain a solid grasp of the Java language and its foundational APIs to improve your chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. After all, you will be busy learning the architecture of an Android app, the various Android-specific APIs, and Android-specific tools. If you do not already know Java fundamentals, you will probably end up with a massive headache from also having to quickly cram those fundamentals into your knowledge base.

Learn Java for Android Development teaches programmers of any skill level the essential Java language and foundational Java API skills that must be learned to improve the programmer’s s chances of succeeding as an Android app developer. Each of the book’s 10 chapters provides an exercise section that gives you the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the chapter’s s material. Answers to the book’s s more than 300 exercises are provided in an appendix. Once you complete this book, you will be ready to dive into Android, and you can start that journey by obtaining a copy of Beginning Android 2.

Additionally, author Jeff Friesen will provide supplementary material (such as 6 more chapters) on his website, available over the next few months following this book's release.

What you'll learn

* The Java language: This book provides complete coverage of nearly every pre-Java version 7 language feature (native methods are briefly mentioned but not formally covered). Starting with those features related to classes and objects, you progress to object-oriented features related to inheritance, polymorphism, and interfaces. You then explore the advanced language features for nested types, packages, static imports, exceptions, assertions, annotations, generics, and enums. Continuing, you investigate strictfp, class literals, synchronized, volatile, the enhanced for loop statement, autoboxing/unboxing, and transient fields. The book also briefly presents most (if not all) of Java version 7’s language features, although not much is said about closures or modules (which were not finalized at the time of writing).
* Java APIs: In addition to Object and APIs related to exceptions, you explore Math, StrictMath, BigDecimal, BigInteger, Package, Boolean, Character, Byte, Short, Integer, Long, Float, Double, Number, the References API, the Reflection API, String, StringBuffer, System, the Threading API, the collections framework, the concurrency utilities, the internationalization APIs, the Preferences API, Random, the Regular Expressions API, File, RandomAccessFile, stream classes, and writer/reader classes. You will also get a tiny taste of Swing in the context of internationalization.
* Tools: You will learn how to use the JDK’s javac (compiler), java (application launcher), javadoc (Java documentation generator), and jar (Java archive creator, updater, and extractor) tools. You will also receive an introduction to the NetBeans and Eclipse integrated development environments. Although you can develop Android apps without NetBeans or Eclipse, working with these IDEs is much more pleasant.

Who this book is for

This book is for any programmer (including existing Java programmers and Objective-C (iPhone/iPad) programmers) of any skill level who needs to obtain a solid understanding of the Java language and foundational Java APIs before jumping into Android app development.

Author Information

Jeff Friesen - Jeff "JavaJeff" Friesen is a freelance software developer and educator specializing in Java and now Android technology. In addition to teaching Java at a local college, he’s written several books on Java, with Learn Java for Android and Beginning Java SE 6 Platform: From Novice to Professional being his most recent books. Jeff has also written numerous articles for, and Check out his website to discover these articles, as well as additional material on Java, JavaFX, and other software technologies.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

How To Win Friends And Influence People - Dale Carnegie

The most successful self-help book of all time... Carnegie has never seemed more relevant --The Times

A no-nonsense guide to being a better easy-to-read, practical guide --Spirit and Destiny

It's helped me immeasurably in life. I think everyone should read it
--Jenny Colgan, Independent on Sunday

"It changed my life"
--Warren Buffett, interview with Evan Davis, BBC2 26th October 2009


Millions of people around the world have - and continue to - improve their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie. In "How to Win Friends and Influence People", Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques, in his exuberant and conversational style, for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding. His advice has stood the test of time and will teach you how to: make friends quickly and easily; increase your popularity; win people to your way of thinking; enable you to win new clients and customers; become a better speaker and a more entertaining conversationalist; and, arouse enthusiasm among your colleagues. This book will turn around your relationships and improve your dealings with all the people in your life.


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