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Getting Started with Google Apps
By Patrice-Anne Rutledge, Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
Jul 1, 2015
Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault and more make up the Google Apps universe. In this chapter from My Google Apps, 2nd Edition, the authors tell you what the apps are and what they can do for you. After you’ve decided Google Apps is right for you, signing up is easy and fast.
SQL Server AlwaysOn and Availability Groups
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 29, 2015
SQL Server's AlwaysOn is taking the database world by storm. This chapter from Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed dives into the AlwaysOn new features and availability groups.
In-Memory Optimization and the Buffer Pool Extension in SQL Server 2014
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 18, 2015
To take maximum advantage of the performance improvements that can be achieved from having your critical OLTP tables memory resident, Microsoft developed the In-Memory Optimization feature for SQL Server. Another feature introduced in SQL Server 2014 to take advantage of the lower costs and increased sizes of SSDs, is the Buffer Pool Extension feature. The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed discuss both of these exciting new features in this chapter.
Importing Your Photos Using Photos for Mac
By Michael Grothaus
Jun 15, 2015
This chapter from My Photos for Mac explains the ways you can import your pictures from various devices, including your digital camera; an iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad; and folders on your computer.
Understanding Themes in Microsoft Office (At Last!)
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 11, 2015
Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to crack open the mystery of the Themes feature in Office and use themes to apply consistent color, font, and graphic effect formatting across documents and applications.
Desktop Publishing with Word Text Boxes
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 10, 2015
Desktop publishing software uses movable frames to give you precise control over a layout, but did you know that Microsoft Word can do basically the same thing? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, shows you how to use Word’s Text Box feature to create simple DTP layouts.
Research Paper Citations Made Easy with Microsoft Word
By Faithe Wempen
Jun 2, 2015
Do you panic when you hear the words “research paper”? Faithe Wempen, author of Word 2013 In Depth, explains how Microsoft Word’s Citations feature makes it easy to create correctly formatted bibliographic entries in whatever format you need.
Introduction to the New Pebble Time Smart Watch
By Jason R. Rich
Jun 1, 2015
Jason R. Rich, author of iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, takes a look at the all-new, second generation Pebble Time smart watch. Like Apple Watch, which is priced much higher, Pebble Time is designed to work in conjunction with the iPhone.
Playing Music on Pandora
By Michael Miller
Jun 1, 2015
Pandora is one of the largest streaming music services on the Internet, with more than 250 million users. In this article, best-selling technology writer Michael Miller shows you how Pandora works and helps you get the most of this popular service on your computer and on your mobile device.
Sharing Content Wirelessly with Apple AirDrop
By Timothy L. Warner
May 27, 2015
Never lose data again with Apple AirDrop, a wireless, peer-to-peer network that supports near-range file transfers on your iOS 7 iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Use it to share and back up photos, movies, contacts, maps, appointments, and more. Tim Warner, author of My iPad for Seniors, explains how to set up and use AirDrop to transfer content easily.
Listening to Local Radio Online
By Michael Miller
May 26, 2015
There are lots of streaming music services available online, such as Pandora and Spotify, but what do you do if you just want to listen to your local radio station on your computer or smartphone? Michael Miller, author of The Internet of Things, shows you how to use iHeartRadio and TuneIn to listen to AM and FM stations from anywhere in the United States or around the world!
Preface to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
May 26, 2015
The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed introduce their book and discuss its intended audience, what the book covers, and conventions used in the book.
Are You Overlooking OneNote 2013?
By Sherry Kinkoph Gunter
May 21, 2015
Did you install the Microsoft Office suite and notice the OneNote app included? If you haven't started using this program, you're overlooking a wonderful tool. OneNote isn’t just about taking notes; it is also an amazing organizing tool for projects of all kinds. Sherry Kinkoph Gunter gives an overview of OneNote 2013 and some surprising ways you can use it.
Video: Introducing Google Apps and Cloud Computing
By Michael Miller
May 12, 2015
In this video excerpt from Using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive, Michael Miller introduces Google Apps and Cloud Computing, including Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets.
Video: Getting Started with Evernote
By Jason R. Rich
May 6, 2015
In this video excerpt from Managing Your Information Using Evernote: Gather, Organize, Archive and Share Your Information (Que Video), Jason R. Rich shows you how to get started using Evernote.
Video: Using Moleskin Smart Notebooks with Evernote
By Jason R. Rich
May 4, 2015
In this video excerpt from Managing Your Information Using Evernote: Gather, Organize, Archive and Share Your Information (Que Video), Jason R. Rich shows you how to use a special line of paper-based Moleskine notebooks and your smartphone camera or tablet to scan your pages and quickly import them into Evernote.
Working with Photos, Graphics, and Other Objects in Pages Documents
By Brad Miser
Apr 22, 2015
In this chapter from My Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (for Mac and iOS), you learn how to include photos and other graphics in your Pages documents.
Smart TVs: Viewing in a Connected World
By Michael Miller
Apr 2, 2015
For many people, today’s so-called “smart TVs” represent the first foray into the connected world of the Internet of Things. Just what is a smart TV, and how smart is it, really? Whether or not today’s smart TVs are truly part of the Internet of Things is an open question, but there’s no question that these connected viewing devices are changing the way people watch TV and movies. Read on to learn more in this chapter from The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World.
Video: Predictive Analytics with Excel: Smoothing Constant and Exponentiation
By Conrad Carlberg
Jan 23, 2015
In this excerpt from Predictive Analytics with Excel LiveLessons (Video Training), Downloadable Video: Exponential Smoothing and Autoregression, Conrad Carlberg takes a look a exponential smoothing.
Build Your Own Web-Interacting Robots
By John Baichtal
Jan 12, 2015
Wouldn't it be cool if you could trigger a robot via the Web to perform some activity, even if you're halfway across the planet from your device? You can! John Baichtal, author of Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, shows how easily you can do it.

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