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For iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch app developers, the release of version 4 of the iOS software development kit (SDK) has meant many useful improvements. Apple has provided a set of elegant, well-documented tools for developing iOS applications. iOS is an incredible computing platform and an exciting new frontier for mobile development. "Beginning iPhone 4 Development," Apress’s latest title released today, offers a complete soup-to-nuts course in iOS development. The authors of the Read More
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New Guidebook for Your Droid

Jan 4, 2011 10:00:00 AM

For all Droid smartphone owners, Apress’s latest book "Droids Made Simple" is a new handy book available to help get the most out of the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global device. Authors Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold, and Marziah Karch provide hundreds of annotated screenshots, clear instructions, step-by-step directions, tips, and tricks to transform readers into Droid experts. About "Droids Made Simple: For the Droid, Droid X, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global" If you have a Droid Read More
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iPads and iPhones in the Enterprise

Dec 7, 2010 12:30:00 PM

The iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are feature-rich, extensible, and can integrate with practically any existing enterprise solution. They all have features developed almost expressly to satisfy the needs of organizations of all sizes. Do you have colleagues who are eager to use iPhones and iPads for business? Are you an IT professional engaged in deploying the iPhone and/or iPad in your company or organization? Charles Edge, author of Apress’s latest book, Enterprise iPhone and iPad Read More
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The age of the smartphone has begun. A Gartner report predicts that, by 2014, the smartphone market will boom with billions of dollars at stake. There are amazing opportunities for developers to create mobile applications that can be sold to millions of consumers worldwide. In addition, there is a virtually untapped market that opened to the public this November: the Windows Phone Marketplace. Developing apps for the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 means having the chance to be first in this new Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau