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Coco

Author : Boisy G Pitre
ISBN : 9781466592483
Genre : Computers
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CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy’s Underdog Computer is the first book to document the complete history of the Tandy Color Computer (CoCo), a popular 8-bit PC series from the 1980s that competed against the era’s biggest names, including the Apple II, IBM PC, and Commodore 64. The book takes you inside the interesting stories and people behind this unique, underdog computer. Both noted computer science and technology advocates, authors Pitre and Loguidice reveal the story of a pivotal period in the home computing revolution from the perspective of Tandy’s CoCo. As these computers were sold in Radio Shack stores throughout the United States and other countries, they provide a critical point of reference for key events in the unprecedented evolutionary period for the PC industry in the 1980s. The book also features first-hand accounts from the people who created and promoted the CoCo, from the original Tandy executives and engineers to today’s active product creators and information keepers. The CoCo impacted many lives, and this book leaves no stone unturned in recounting this fascinating slice of the PC revolution that is still in play today. From early telecommunications experiments to engineering and budgetary challenges, it covers all the aspects that made the CoCo a truly personal, useful computing experience in as small and inexpensive a package as possible.

My Xbox One

Author : Bill Loguidice
ISBN : 9780133539936
Genre : Computers
File Size : 41. 77 MB
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My Xbox One Step-by-step instructions with callouts to colorful Xbox One images that show you exactly what to do Help when you run into problems with Xbox One, Kinect™, Xbox Live®, or SmartGlass Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Xbox One system Full-color, step-by-step tasks show how to have maximum fun with your new Xbox One! Learn how to • Set up Xbox One, Kinect, and Xbox Live quickly–and start having fun now! • Personalize settings, gamertags, avatars, gamerpics… your whole Xbox One experience • Start your party, add chat, use built-in Skype, even make group video calls • Capture video of your best gameplay moments with Game DVR • Watch great video from practically anywhere: cable or satellite, DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more • Play or stream all the music you love • Web surf with Xbox One’s supercharged version of Internet Explorer • Use SmartGlass to transform your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows 8 device into a second Xbox screen or remote control CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics COVERS: Xbox One USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate

Swift For Beginners

Author : Boisy G. Pitre
ISBN : 9780134289786
Genre : Computers
File Size : 76. 26 MB
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LEARNING A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Now in its second edition, Swift for Beginners has been updated to accommodate the evolving features of this rapidly adopted language. If you are new to Swift, this book is for you. If you have never used C, C++, or Objective-C, this book is definitely for you. With this handson guide, you’ll quickly be writing Swift code, using Playgrounds to instantly see the results of your work. Author Boisy G. Pitre gives you a solid grounding in key Swift language concepts—including variables, constants, types, arrays, and dictionaries—before he shows you how to use Swift’s innovative Xcode integrated development environment to create apps for iOS and OS X. THIS BOOK INCLUDES: Detailed instruction, ample illustrations, and clear examples Best practices from an experienced Mac and iOS developer Emphasis on how to use Xcode, Playgrounds, and the REPL COMPANION WEBSITE: www.peachpit.com/swiftbeginners2 includes additional resources.

Vintage Game Consoles

Author : Bill Loguidice
ISBN : 9781135006501
Genre : Games & Activities
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Vintage Game Consoles tells the story of the most influential videogame platforms of all time, including the Apple II, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony PlayStation, and many more. It uncovers the details behind the consoles, computers, handhelds, and arcade machines that made videogames possible. Drawing on extensive research and the authors’ own lifelong experience with videogames, Vintage Game Consoles explores each system’s development, history, fan community, its most important games, and information for collectors and emulation enthusiasts. It also features hundreds of exclusive full-color screenshots and images that help bring each system’s unique story to life. Vintage Game Consoles is the ideal book for gamers, students, and professionals who want to know the story behind their favorite computers, handhelds, and consoles, without forgetting about why they play in the first place – the fun! Bill Loguidice is a critically acclaimed technology author who has worked on over a dozen books, including CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy’s Underdog Computer, written with Boisy G. Pitre. He’s also the co-founder and Managing Director for the popular Website, Armchair Arcade. A noted videogame and computer historian and subject matter expert, Bill personally owns and maintains well over 400 different systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated materials. Matt Barton is an associate professor of English at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Elizabeth. He’s the producer of the "Matt Chat," a weekly YouTube series featuring in-depth interviews with notable game developers. In addition to the original Vintage Games, which he co-authored with Bill, he’s author of Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games and Honoring the Code: Conversations with Great Game Designers.

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