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  • Computer Care's Laptop Repair Workbook: The 300 Cases of Classic Notebook Computers Troubleshooting and Repair

    Computer Care's Laptop Repair Workbook: The 300 Cases of Classic Notebook Computers Troubleshooting and Repair

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ashok Liu
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   AuthorHouse (2012, Jul 18th).
    Pages:   808

    This is a practical reference book which uses simple testing methods to confirm if a laptop's failure is software or hardware-related. The testing methods presented here can provide a diagnostic accuracy of ninety-nine percent within minutes. Another highlight of this book is that the reader is able to follow a typical repair shortcut, thereby saving considerable 'swap test' time (i.e. avoiding the trial and error system). For the majority of readers, this book will provide most of the failure status information needed to diagnose and resolve an issue. There are thirteen diagnostic flowcharts at the core of this book which are marked with the percentage (probability) of failed components. By checking the components listed on the diagnosis flowcharts one by one starting with components marked as having a high failure rate then gradually inspecting each component with a lower percentage of failure, most individuals will be able to find a resolution. more

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  • Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

    Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dan Slater
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Current Hardcover (2013, Jan 24th).
    Pages:   272

    “If online dating can blunt the emotional pain of separation, if adults can afford to be increasingly demanding about what they want from a relationship, the effect of online dating seems positive. But what if it’s also the case that the prospect of finding an ever more compatible mate with the click of a mouse means a future of relationship instability, a paradox of choice that keeps us chasing the illusive bunny around the dating track?” It’s the mother of all search problems: how to find a spouse, a mate, a date. The escalating marriage age and declin­ing marriage rate mean we’re spending a greater portion of our lives unattached, searching for love well into our thirties and forties. It’s no wonder that a third of America’s 90 million singles are turning to dating Web sites. more

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  • Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic® 2012

    Start Here! Learn Microsoft Visual Basic® 2012

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Halvorson
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Microsoft Press (2012, Dec 16th).
    Pages:   366

    Ready to learn Microsoft® Visual Basic®? Start Here!Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Visual Basic 2012—and begin building your first Windows 8 apps for the desktop. If you have absolutely no previous experience with Visual Basic, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises.Here’s where you start learning Visual BasicLearn the fundamentals of programming with Visual Basic Discover how to to bind controls to data Design and interact with user interfaces built with XAML Build and debug complete applications Learn the basics of Windows 8 application design Find out how to deliver your applications to the Windows Store . more

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  • iWork '09: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

    iWork '09: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Josh Clark
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Pogue Press; 1 edition (2009, Apr 24th).
    Pages:   896

    With iWork '09, Apple's productivity applications have come of age. Unfortunately, their user guides are stuck in infancy. That's where iWork '09: The Missing Manual comes in. This book quickly guides you through everything you need to know about the Pages word-processor, the Numbers spreadsheet, and the Keynote presentation program that Al Gore and Steve Jobs made famous. Friendly and entertaining, iWork '09: The Missing Manual gives you crystal-clear and jargon-free explanations of iWork's capabilities, its advantages over similar programs -- and its limitations. You'll see these programs through an objective lens that shows you which features work well and which don't. With this book, you will:Produce stunning documents and cinema-quality digital presentations Take advantage of Mac OS X's advanced typography and graphics capabilities Learn how to use the collection of themes and templates included with iWork Get undocumented tips, tricks, and secrets for each program Integrate with other iLife programs to use photos, audio, and video clips Learn why iWork is the topic most requested by Missing Manual fans. more

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  • Upgrading and Repairing PCs (20th Edition)

    Upgrading and Repairing PCs (20th Edition)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Scott M. Mueller
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Que; 20 edition (2011, Jun 16th).
    Pages:   1200

    “…a comprehensive resource for PC enthusiasts and professionals alike. Packed with the latest speeds and feeds, you’ll want to keep this book on-hand as an authoritative technology reference.” –Chris Angelini, Managing Editor, Tom’s Hardware   For 20 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: the single source for reliable information on troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. Now, better than ever, this 20th Edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenance techniques, plus more than 90 minutes of new DVD video.   Scott Mueller delivers practical answers about PC processors, motherboards, buses, BIOSes, memory, storage, video, audio, I/O, input devices, networks, Internet connectivity, power, and much more. more

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