- MacBook All-in-One For Dummies
- Human Ear Recognition by Computer (Advances in Pattern Recognition)
- Programming in Python 3: A Complete Introduction to the Python Language (2nd Edition)
- Professional Live Communications Server
- Facebook For Dummies®
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server For Dummies
- Professional DevExpress ASP.NET Controls
- Web Analytics 2.0: The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity
- PC Today – March 2010
- Mahara 1.2 E-Portfolios: Beginner’s Guide
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:33 PM PST
MacBook All-in-one for Dummies Makes Everything Easier!
With a MacBook, you can work and play anywhere. With 9 books in 1, MacBook All-in-one for Dummies shows you how! You’ll find coverage of:
Learn the basics about using and maintaining your MacBook, how to work with Mac OS X, use the iWork productivity suite, enjoy the iLife, and cruise the Web from anywhere. Plus, you’ll go under the hood and explore custom scripts and tweaks to help you get more from your MacBook and troubleshoot solutions.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:31 PM PST
Biometrics deals with recognition of individuals based on their physiological or behavioral characteristics. The human ear is a new feature in biometrics that has several merits over the more common face, fingerprint and iris biometrics. Unlike the fingerprint and iris, it can be easily captured from a distance without a fully cooperative subject, although sometimes it may be hidden with hair, scarf and jewellery. Also, unlike a face, the ear is a relatively stable structure that does not change much with the age and facial expressions.
Human Ear Recognition by Computer is the first book on the automatic recognition of human ears. It presents an entire range of computational algorithms for recognition of humans by their ears. These algorithms have been tested and validated on the largest databases that are available today. Specific algorithms addressed include:
• Ear helix/anti-helix based representation
• Global-to-local registration
• Ear recognition using helix/anti-helix representation
• Ear recognition using a new local surface patch representation
• Efficient ear indexing and recognition
• Performance prediction for 3D ear recognition
• Generality and applications in computer vision and pattern recognition
This state-of-the-art research reference explores all aspects of 3D ear recognition, including representation, detection, recognition, indexing and performance prediction. It has been written for a professional audience of both researchers and practitioners within industry, and is also ideal as an informative text for graduate students in computer science and engineering.
Professor Bir Bhanu has been director of the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (at the University of California at Riverside) since 1991 and serves as the founding Director for the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems. He also has considerable experience working within industry and is the successful author of several books. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, IAPR, SPIE and was a Senior Fellow at Honeywell Inc.
Dr. Hui Chen works alongside Professor Bhanu and has worked for Siemens Medical solutions and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST
A Fully Revised Edition Featuring New Material on Coroutines, Debugging, Testing, Parsing, String Formatting, and More
Python 3 is the best version of the language yet: It is more powerful, convenient, consistent, and expressive than ever before. Now, leading Python programmer Mark Summerfield demonstrates how to write code that takes full advantage of Python 3's features and idioms. Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, brings together all the knowledge you need to write any program, use any standard or third-party Python 3 library, and create new library modules of your own.
Summerfield draws on his many years of Python experience to share deep insights into Python 3 development you won't find anywhere else. He begins by illuminating Python's "beautiful heart": the eight key elements of Python you need to write robust, high-performance programs. Building on these core elements, he introduces new topics designed to strengthen your practical expertise–one concept and hands-on example at a time. Coverage includes
Programming in Python 3, Second Edition, serves as both tutorial and language reference. It assumes some prior programming experience, and it is accompanied by extensive downloadable example code–all of it tested with Python 3 on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:29 PM PST
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:27 PM PST
The eagerly anticipated update to the bestselling first edition is here!
Facebook’s popularity is seemingly unstoppable. The site experienced a huge boom in registered users in the latter half of 2008. It was at that time that Facebook also underwent a radical facelift and introduced numerous changes. Packed with hundreds of screen shots, this anxiously awaited new edition presents you with a thorough update on all the exciting changes to Facebook’s interface since the first edition hit the shelves a mere one year ago.
Authored by two Facebook employees, Facebook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, features unique insight and insider knowledge of Facebook that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll explore optimum ways to get familiar with Facebook, tips for representing yourself online, best practices for keeping connected, how to run a business on Facebook, and more.
Put your best face forward and dive in to all the exciting new features that Facebook offers!
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:25 PM PST
Making Everything Easier!
Mac OS® X Snow Leopard Server for Dummies
Want to set up and administer a network even if you don’t have an IT department? Read on!
Like everything Mac, Snow Leopard Server was designed to be easy to set up and use. Still, there are so many options and features that this book will save you heaps of time and effort. It walks you through installation, set-up on a virtual machine, directory services, managing clients, security, and everything necessary to keep your users happy.
Open the book and find:
About the Author
John Rizzo is an expert on Macintosh and cross-platform topics and a frequent speaker and panelist at MacWorld. He created www.MacWindows.com, which addresses Mac and Windows integration issues, and his blog gets 250,000 visits per month.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:24 PM PST
Learn to use Devexpress ASP.NET controls, and get $250 worth of controls included with the book
Devexpress is a leading supplier of ASP.NET controls – the addins used in ASP.NET sites. Not only does this book show you how to make the most of them with Silverlight and Ajax, reporting, calendars, editors, and charts, but you also get actual controls worth $250 on the CD-ROM included with the book.
Regardless of your level of ASP.NET expertise, this complete reference will show you how to implement many award-winning and useful controls into your ASP.NET applications. Controls save time and effort as well as adding functionality, and this book helps you take full advantage of what they offer.
With Professional DevExpress ASP.NET Controls, you’ll be a step ahead in developing powerful ASP.NET applications.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:23 PM PST
Adeptly address today's business challenges with this powerful new book from web analytics thought leader Avinash Kaushik. Web Analytics 2.0 presents a new framework that will permanently change how you think about analytics. It provides specific recommendations for creating an actionable strategy, applying analytical techniques correctly, solving challenges such as measuring social media and multichannel campaigns, achieving optimal success by leveraging experimentation, and employing tactics for truly listening to your customers. The book will help your organization become more data driven while you become a super analysis ninja!
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 03:22 PM PST
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Create and host educational and professional e-portfolios and personalized learning communities
Mahara is a user-centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. These views helps you display your artefacts – text files, spreadsheets, images, and videos – in a way you choose and to the people you want. You can also create online communities and social networks through groups, blogs, and forums.
Being a novice, you will need a quick and easy implementation guide to set up your feature-rich digital portfolio.
This book is your step-by-step guide to building an impressive professional e-portfolio using Mahara. It covers the key features of Mahara that will help you set up your customized digital portfolio and display the artefacts in your preferred way allowing contribution from selected users only.
This book will introduce to the exciting features of Mahara framework and help you develop a feature-rich e-portfolio for yourself. You will see how easily you can create folders, upload multiple files like journals, project documents, pictures, and videos and share them with your friends. You will learn to set up views of these files, making these visible to your chosen friends only. And then, you will allow people to give their inputs.
You will learn to create blogs and forums and get connected to the rest of the world. Customization and administration of your Mahara site will become easy after you have gone through this book. Imagine how good you will feel when you will see your knowledge, success, and ideas going live and available to your chosen audiences for their inputs.
What you will learn from this book
You will learn to:
This book will provide you with step-by-step instructions to get started with Mahara and create an impressive electronic portfolio. The book is packed with many useful examples and screenshots for easy and quick learning.
Who this book is written for
Pick this book up if you want to get started with Mahara. This book is for you if:
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