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2011 Social Media Directory: Entertainment
By Jeffery A. Riley
Sep 6, 2010
This chapter highlights the best of the social media resources for the entertainment industry from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and the web at large.
A First Look at Twitch for Xbox One
By Brien Posey
Feb 26, 2014
One of the most wildly popular apps for Xbox One is Twitch, a video-streaming app that allows you to watch others as they play various games. Learn how to acquire, deploy, and use Twitch on the Xbox One.
Adding an External Wi-Fi Antenna to Your PSP
By Seth Fogie
Apr 11, 2005
Not content with the factory-installed Wi-Fi adapter in his PSP, Seth Fogie added an external antenna to boost his signal strength and improve his signal-to-noise ratio. Here he shows how you can do it, too.
An Almanac of Pimps, Orcs and Lightsabers for March
By William Abner
Mar 3, 2006
This chapter from the 2006 Gamer's Tome of Ultimate Wisdom takes a look back at the video game releases from March 2005, including reviews, tips and tricks, and other goodies for gamers to enjoy.
Configuring Xbox One to Control Your Home Theatre
By Brien Posey
Mar 28, 2014
Although Xbox One is first and foremost a gaming platform, Microsoft designed it to act as an all-in-one entertainment console. You can even watch television through your Xbox One. Of course, doing so means routing your cable or satellite receiver through the Xbox One console and configuring Xbox One to recognize your home theatre hardware. Brien Posey shows you how.
Connecting Your TV to the Internet: InformIT's Guide to Set-Top Boxes
By Ryan Faas
Nov 29, 2010
Apple TV? Google TV? Roku? Ryan Faas examines the top options that should be on your list of possibilities for streaming audio and video to your home TV, pointing out the pros and cons of each system.
Create a Minecraft Mod with the Spigot API
By Rogers Cadenhead
Nov 12, 2015
Mods are special Java programs that run on a Minecraft server. They can’t be run anywhere else. Writing a mod requires the use of the Spigot API, a set of Java programs that do all of the background work necessary for the program to function inside a Minecraft game. This chapter from Absolute Beginner's Guide to Minecraft Mods Programming, 2nd Edition demonstrates how a mod is created.
Creating, Playing, and Sharing Playlists in Spotify
By Michael Miller
Aug 29, 2011
Michael Miller shows you how to create a personalized Spotify playlist, how to play the music on your playlist, and how to share your playlist with other music lovers, including your friends on Facebook.
Cutting the Cable TV Cord
By James Stanley
Apr 29, 2011
Getting rid of cable has become a hot topic as of late. James Stanley walks you through the process, potential cost savings, and pitfalls of saying “no” to cable (or satellite) TV service based on actual experience doing so.
Digital Engineering with Minecraft: Crafting a Super Maze
By James Floyd Kelly
Nov 2, 2015
In this chapter from Digital Engineering with Minecraft, learn how to create your custom maze, use online-convert.com to create your .svg file, use Tinkercad to turn your 2D maze into a 3D maze, and import your maze into Minecraft.
Downloading and Playing YouTube Videos on Your PC
By Michael Miller
Sep 14, 2007
Michael Miller explains how to save YouTube videos to your computer's hard disk for future offline viewing.
Downloading Pirated Music: Pros and Cons
By Michael Miller
Sep 19, 2012
Michael Miller addresses both the appeal and the perils of illegal music downloading, and comes down on the side of playing by the rules — for the sake of the artists who make the music.
e-Marketing for the IT Professional, Part 8: Building a Site Community
By Frank Fiore
Jun 27, 2003
Good word of mouth makes great cheap advertising. But cheap ain't free; to capitalize on word of mouth, you still need to spend money, time, and effort. One good (and still cheap) way to spread around the good word about your organization is with community pages on your site where users can interact.
Embedding YouTube Videos on Your Web Page or Blog
By Michael Miller
Sep 21, 2007
Michael Miller shows you how to display any YouTube video on your own page or blog.
Examining Xbox Live: What Do You Get?
By Bill Loguidice, Christina T. Loguidice
Jun 24, 2014
This chapter explains about Xbox Live and the different membership levels, earning achievements, accessing your account on other consoles, and how updates work.
Exploring the Game Hub for the Galaxy Tab 2
By Eric Butow
Feb 14, 2013
The Game Hub app is the place to find games for your Galaxy Tab 2 that you can install and play by yourself or against other game players through your Wi-Fi connection. Eric Butow shows how the app displays a list of installed games you can play by tapping on the game tile.
First Look: Sony PSP
By Seth Fogie
Mar 29, 2005
So what's the deal with the Sony PSP that everyone's talking about? Our own Seth Fogie gave up sleep to put this brand-new wonder through it's paces. Here are his thoughts.
Five Must-Have Apps for Xbox One
By Brien Posey
Mar 27, 2014
Even though Xbox One is first and foremost a gaming platform, Microsoft intended for it to provide entertainment in a variety of ways - they designed the console so that it can run apps in a manner similar to that of Windows 8. This article discusses five apps that you can use to help get the most out of your Xbox One.
Gaming on Facebook: Does Time = Money?
By Troy Goodfellow
Feb 4, 2011
So-called "social games" are the new frontier in video games, and Facebook is the dominant platform for these games. Troy Goodfellow discusses which Facebook games are a good investment of your time.
Gaming with Windows Vista: Playing Games Through the Games Explorer
By Mark Edward Soper
Jan 4, 2008
Mark Edward Soper describes Windows Vista's "home base" for games, Games Explorer.

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