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My Facebook for Seniors, 2nd Edition
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My Facebook for Seniors, 2nd Edition from Que PublishingQue has published My Facebook for Seniors, 2nd Edition. The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color! Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games on Facebook; and much more.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks...

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Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire
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Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire from Focal PressFocal Press has published Audio Over IP: Building Pro AoIP Systems with Livewire. Position yourself at the forefront of audio and broadcast studio technology by learning audio over IP. You will gain knowledge of IP network engineering as it applies to audio applications, and then progress to a full understanding of how equipment built on Ethernet and Internet Protocol are used in today's audio production and broadcast facilities for the transporting, mixing and processing of pro-quality audio. A chapter on integrating Voice-over IP telephony (VoIP) to pro-audio and broadcast facilities is also included.

Using the popular Livewire technology, you will learn how to design, construct, configure and troubleshoot an AoIP system, including how to interface with PCs, VoIP telephone PBXs, IP codecs, and the Internet...

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INTERSTELLAR on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD
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INTERSTELLAR debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31st from ParamountHailed as “the most exhilarating film this century”, director Christopher Nolan’s “must-see masterpiece” (New York Post) INTERSTELLAR makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD March 17, 2015.

A breathtaking filmmaking achievement, INTERSTELLAR has been named one of the Top Ten movies of the year by Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Post and more, and has received five Academy Award® nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score. Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey1 stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway2 and Michael Caine3 and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain4 and John Lithgow...

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Implementing Cisco IP Routing Foundation Learning Guide
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Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP ROUTE 300-101) from Cisco PressCisco Press has published Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP ROUTE 300-101). Now updated for Cisco’s new ROUTE 300-101 exam, Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide is your Cisco® authorized learning tool for CCNP® or CCDP® preparation. Part of the Cisco Press Foundation Learning Series, it teaches you how to plan, configure, maintain, and scale a modern routed network.

Focusing on Cisco routers connected in LANs and WANs at medium-to-large network sites, the authors show how to select and implement Cisco IOS services for building scalable, routed networks. They examine basic network and routing protocol principles in detail; introduce both IPv4 and IPv6; fully review EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP; explore enterprise Internet connectivity; cover routing updates and path control; and present today’s router security best practices...

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Computer and Communication Networks, 2nd Edition
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Computer and Communication Networks, 2nd Edition from Prentice HallPrentice Hall has published Computer and Communication Networks, 2nd Edition. This book explains the modern technologies of networking and communications, preparing you to analyze and simulate complex networks, and to design cost-effective networks for emerging requirements. Offering uniquely balanced coverage of basic and advanced topics, it teaches through case studies, realistic examples and exercises, and intuitive illustrations.

Nader F. Mir establishes a solid foundation in basic networking concepts; TCP/IP schemes; wireless and LTE networks; Internet applications, such as Web and e-mail; and network security. Then, he delves into both network analysis and advanced networking protocols, VoIP, cloud-based multimedia networking, SDN, and virtualized networks...

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WHITE HAIRED WITCH on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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WHITE HAIRED WITCH debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital March 10th from Well Go USAJacob Cheung’s (Twin Dragons) elaborate wuxia-fantasy WHITE HAIRED WITCH debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital March 10 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The martial arts extravaganza is loosely adapted from Liang Yusheng’s novel Baifa Monü Zhuan and stars Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Huang Xiaoming (Eastern Bandits, Ip Man 2) as a pair of star-crossed lovers whose love could change the fate of the nation. The films also stars Vincent Zhao (Wu Dang) and features action choreography by Stephen Tung (Saving General Yang). Bonus features on WHITE HAIRED WITCH include a “Making-of” featurette.

Synopsis: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers who oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials decide to pin the murder of Governor Zhuo Zhonglian on Jade, turning her and the members of her cult into wanted fugitives for a crime they didn’t commit...

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Blue's Clues: Get Clued Into School Pack on DVD
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Blue's Clues: Get Clued Into School Pack on DVD March 10th from NickelodeonBlue invites fans to jump in and learn shapes, colors and letters in this new DVD featuring everyone’s favorite problem-solving pup! Blue’s Clues: Get Clued Into School Pack takes fans to school for over four and a half hours of educational entertainment. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blue’s Clues: Get Clued Into School Pack will be available on DVD on March 10, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Blue’s Clues: Get Clued Into School Pack includes the following:

DISC 1 – Alphabet Power
· The Power of the Alphabet
· The Alphabet Train
· Let’s Write!
· Magenta’s Messages...

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Android Tips and Tricks
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Android Tips and Tricks from Que PublishingQue has published Android Tips and Tricks. Covers All Android™ Smartphones and Tablets Running Android 4.4 (KitKat®) or 4.3 (Jelly Bean). Unlock the Power of Your Android™ Smartphone or Tablet. Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your Android device to get more done, and have more fun.

You’ll learn how to use your Android smartphone or tablet as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool as well as a feature-packed entertainment device. You will dig deep into the settings and capabilities of both Android itself and the preinstalled apps, developing the knowledge and skills to exploit them to the fullest. Easy to understand and non-technical, Android Tips and Tricks is perfect for beginners—and for more experienced users ready to get more productive or move to newer devices. It covers all new and recent Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 (KitKat®) or 4.3 (Jelly Bean)—with bonus coverage of today’s top Android “skins”: Samsung TouchWiz and HTC Sense...

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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century
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Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century from Focal PressFocal Press has published Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics. From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century provides you with insider information into rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them.

Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it’s happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows...

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Outlander: Season 1, Volume 1 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD
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Outlander: Season 1, Volume 1 available on Digital HD February 9th and on Blu-ray and DVD March 3rd from Sony PicturesBased on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling book series, OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 will debut on Digital HD Feb. 9, and on March 3, fans can add the Limited Collector’s Edition to their libraries, along with the Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This New York Times best-selling series that encompasses romance, science fiction, history and adventure has been published in 26 countries and translated into 23 languages, selling more than 26 million copies worldwide. Legions of devoted fans were delighted when Gabaldon agreed to the production of the story she began more than 20 years ago.

OUTLANDER premiered on Starz to rave reviews and record-breaking audience numbers, starring Caitriona Balfe (Super 8) as WWII nurse Claire Randall, who, while on a second honeymoon with her husband, finds herself inexplicably transported back in time to Scotland, circa 1743. Forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous Scottish warrior played by Sam Heughan (A Princess for Christmas), Claire begins an extremely challenging life that places her in two completely different worlds and with two different loves. Praised by critics and fans...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat on DVD March 10th from NickelodeonIn the beginning of season three of Nickelodeon’s hit-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo find themselves out of the sewers and into the woods. Now in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat, Turtle fans can explore all the action-packed adventures from the first seven episodes as these hero brothers take their ninja skills to the next level and battle a host of evil enemies. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Retreat is available on DVD March 10, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

After a stunning battle against the Kraang and Shredder in the Season 2 finale, the Turtles find themselves without a master and without a home. On the run and with new dangers at every turn, the Turtles are faced with bizarre new mutant creatures and must take their ninja training to the next level in order to reclaim their home. Retreat – Return – Revenge!...

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iOS 8 for Programmers: An-App-Driven Approach with Swift, 3rd Edition
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iOS 8 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach with Swift, 3rd Edition from Prentice HallPrentice Hall has published iOS 8 for Programmers: An App-Driven Approach with Swift, 3rd Edition. The professional programmer’s Deitel® guide to iPhone® and iPad® app development using iOS® 8, Swift™, Xcode® 6, and Cocoa Touch®.

Billions of apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store! This book gives you everything you’ll need to start developing great iOS 8 apps quickly using Swift–Apple’s programming language of the future. You’ll also learn what makes a great app and how to publish your apps in the App Store. The book uses an app-driven approach–each new technology is discussed in the context of seven fully tested iOS 8 apps, complete with syntax shading, code highlighting, code walkthroughs and sample outputs. Apps you’ll develop include:...

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My Photoshop Elements 13
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My Photoshop Elements 13 from Que PublishingQue has published My Photoshop Elements 13. Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Photoshop Elements 13 screenshots that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run in to Photoshop Elements 13 problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Photoshop Elements 13.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing everything you want to do with Photoshop Elements 13. Learn how to:

-- Import, organize, and manage Catalogs, photos, videos, and other digital media
-- Use improved photo mashup techniques to recompose your photos
-- Customize your photos with 50 new enhancements and variations in the Expert mode of the Elements Editor...

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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 3rd Edition
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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 3rd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 3rd Edition. In the first edition of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Steve Shelley cracked open his production book and showed how to prepare a lighting design and create the paperwork needed to mount a production.

In the second edition, he pulled back the curtain and showed the methods and processes that go on before the light plot is finalized and ready to go to into the shop, even dealing with cutting the plot in half. In this third edition, Shelley throws the door wide open and shows step-by-step how to construct every lighting system in the Hokey light plot. Combining his diacritical analysis, killer drafting, and analytic use of the Slinky Method and Slinky Calculations, he presents the Periodic Table of Fundamental Lighting Systems and shows the basic methods used to create multi-instrument lighting systems...

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Bubble Guppies: Fin-Tastic Collection on DVD
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Bubble Guppies: Fin-Tastic Collection on DVD March 3rd from NickelodeonThis spring, dive in with the Bubble Guppies for six underwater learning adventures in the new DVD collection Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection will be available on DVD March 3, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $21.99.

The Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection includes:
DISC 1 – Bubble Guppies
· Bubble Puppy’s Fin-Tastic Fairy Tale!
· Bubble Puppy
· Bubble Bites

Bonus Features:
· Karaoke Music Videos: “Fairytale Pop Song” and “She’s So Mean”
· “Where’s Bubble Puppy” DVD game
· Song Selection...


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