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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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

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
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
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 (www.bn.com/ebooks). 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
Filed under: Company News , Book News by Lisa Lau
The iPhone 4 can do more than just about any other smartphone on the market. In a beautiful and elegantly designed package, the iPhone 4 includes plenty of new features. Gary Mazo co-author of "iPhone 4 Made Simple," the latest title in Apress’s "Made Simple" series, has provided a handy list of the six exciting new features available with the iPhone 4: 1. An amazing Retina display (960 x 640 pixels), four times better than older models 2. First-ever video chat using a front-facing camera Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
It’s in magazines and newspapers. It’s on television and radio. It’s on buses and billboards and pretty much everywhere you look (except for Apple stores, where it’s likely still sold out). It’s the iPad! Selling three million units in the first 80 days, this hot new touchscreen tablet from Apple is a runaway hit. Every iPhone and iPod Touch app developer looking to take the next step is moving into the iPad arena. Right now there are more than 200,000 apps in the App Store. With Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau

Your New iPad

Jun 1, 2010 8:01:01 AM

The iPad is sleek and powerful, but most remarkably, it’s much more than just a big iPhone. The iPad has so many different functions: It can be used for reading, surfing the web, listening to music, sending email, watching TV and movies, getting work done, staying organized, and much more. And with the surge in iPad apps available on Apple’s iTunes App store, even more possibilities abound. What’s the best way to learn all the nuts and bolts and ins and outs of this dynamic and Read More
Filed under: Book News by Lisa Lau
Apress today announced "iPad Made Simple," a new book that spearheads their new series called "Made Simple." Apress has acquired the "Made Simple" Series line of books from Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of BlackBerry, iPhone, and other Smartphone training videos and books. The "Made Simple" Series is a collection of fun and easy-to-follow guides on particular mobile devices. The devices covered in Apress’s "Made Simple" Series include the Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, Read More
Filed under: Company News by Lisa Lau