The new iPod touch is one of the devices that appears on Apple's Holiday Gift Guide. And there are plenty of reasons. The iPod touch is a powerful and versatile media player, eBook reader, gaming machine, and life organizer that allows users to do things like surf the web, check email, make calls, and video chat. Gary Mazo, co-author of Apress's latest book "iPod touch Made Simple," predicts "the new iPod touch will be appearing over and over on holiday wish lists. It's because the iPod Read More
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The BlackBerry Addiction Quiz

Oct 19, 2010 10:30:00 AM

Are you a BlackBerry abuser? Have you ever wanted to stop using your BlackBerry but found that you couldn’t? The first step in overcoming an addiction to your phone is to admit to BlackBerry dependence and abuse. Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold, and Kevin Michaluk authors of Apress’s latest book "Crackberry: True Tales of Blackberry Use and Abuse," offers this fun CrackBerry addict quiz. Simply grab a pen or just open MemoPad and answer either yes or no to each question. When you’re Read More
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Nine Important Resources on Game Maker

Oct 14, 2010 8:00:00 AM

Love computer games? Ever dream of making your own professional-quality game? Game Maker is a great tool that lets aspiring game developers do just that—even without a background in computer programming! Game Maker has become enormously popular for game lovers who want to take the first steps into game development. Game Maker uses an intuitive drag-and-drop programming system making it fun and easy to start creating simple games. Jacob Habgood, author of Apress’s "The Game Maker's Read More
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Is the Smartphone the New PC?

Sep 30, 2010 8:01:01 AM

Is the Smartphone the new personal computer? Six in ten people around the world now have cell phone subscriptions, far surpassing the quarter of the world’s population with a computer at home (according to a 2009 UN Report). Smartphones are cheaper than computers and more convenient because of their portability. And with profits from mobile applications growing, the continued subsidies of the hardware and operating systems by manufacturers, and carriers keeping new phones cheap or free, Read More
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HTML5 Is Here!

Sep 8, 2010 8:01:01 AM

HTML5 is rapidly evolving to tackle real and practical improvements to the web’s platform. The dedicated minds that have designed HTML5 to codify de facto standards, standards that have been in use for years, are laying the groundwork for next-generation web applications. Making use of HTML5’s features means a more engaging and responsive web experience for users, and far less coding for programmers. Peter Lubbers, co-author of Apress’s latest book "Pro HTML5 Programming: Powerful APIs Read More
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The BlackBerry smartphone series has enjoyed a decade of success. More than 50 million BlackBerry handsets have been sold worldwide. With such a large number of BlackBerry gadgets in the hands of users, owners of a Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Storm 2, or Blackberry Bold are in for a treat. The new "Made Simple" BlackBerry books are packed with inspirational tips and tricks that enable BlackBerry owners to add some sizzle to their smartphone expertise. It is time for BlackBerry owners to get Read More
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Diving Into iPhone and iPad Programming

Aug 31, 2010 8:01:01 AM

iPhone and iPad programming can be humbling for even the most experienced developer. For a new programmer, developing effective habits when starting out will reap tangible rewards. One of the most satisfying accomplishments for the first-time iPhone/iPad programmer is seeing his or her very own app in the iTunes App Store. However, there’s a price! And that price is the time spent coding. Gary Bennett, author of Apress’s latest book "Objective-C for Absolute Beginners: iPhone and Mac Read More
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Barnes & Noble, Inc., (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that eBooks from technical publisher Apress, Inc. are now available on the BN eBookstore ( Apress eBooks can be read on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK family of full-featured dedicated eReading devices including the NOOK™ 3G and the new NOOK Wi-Fi®. Customers can also access Apress eBooks on a wide range of platforms including hundreds of computing and mobile devices Read More
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