Google Hacks

Tips & Tools for Finding and Using the World's Information

Author: Rael Dornfest,Paul Bausch,Tara Calishain

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553708

Category: Computers

Page: 546

View: 7182

Everyone knows that Google lets you search billions of web pages. But few people realize that Google also gives you hundreds of cool ways to organize and play with information. Since we released the last edition of this bestselling book, Google has added many new features and services to its expanding universe: Google Earth, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Blog Search, Video Search, Music Search, Google Base, Google Reader, and Google Desktop among them. We've found ways to get these new services to do even more. The expanded third edition of Google Hacks is a brand-new and infinitely more useful book for this powerful search engine. You'll not only find dozens of hacks for the new Google services, but plenty of updated tips, tricks and scripts for hacking the old ones. Now you can make a Google Earth movie, visualize your web site traffic with Google Analytics, post pictures to your blog with Picasa, or access Gmail in your favorite email client. Industrial strength and real-world tested, this new collection enables you to mine a ton of information within Google's reach. And have a lot of fun while doing it: Search Google over IM with a Google Talk bot Build a customized Google Map and add it to your own web site Cover your searching tracks and take back your browsing privacy Turn any Google query into an RSS feed that you can monitor in Google Reader or the newsreader of your choice Keep tabs on blogs in new, useful ways Turn Gmail into an external hard drive for Windows, Mac, or Linux Beef up your web pages with search, ads, news feeds, and more Program Google with the Google API and language of your choice For those of you concerned about Google as an emerging Big Brother, this new edition also offers advice and concrete tips for protecting your privacy. Get into the world of Google and bend it to your will!
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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110030

Category: Computer science

Page: 593

View: 7131

Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.
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Google Advertising Tools

Cashing in with AdSense and AdWords

Author: Harold Davis,David Iwanow

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449382957

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 5345

With this book, you'll learn how to take full advantage of Google AdWords and AdSense, the sophisticated online advertising tools used by thousands of large and small businesses. This new edition provides a substantially updated guide to advertising on the Web, including how it works in general, and how Google's advertising programs in particular help you make money. You'll find everything you need to work with AdWords, which lets you generate text ads to accompany specific search term results, and AdSense, which automatically delivers precisely targeted text and image ads to your website. Google Advertising Tools focuses on best practices, with several case studies that demonstrate which approaches work well, which don't, and why. Google's ad programs can help any business with a web presence, and this guide explains precisely how to use them. Learn how to create effective campaign plans for your website Understand the PageRank algorithm, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Drive traffic to your website and make money as an advertising host Add AdSense code and Google search to your site Learn how content, search, and referral ads perform Create and edit AdWord campaigns Monitor AdWords activity and improve your campaign's performance
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Teaching Information Literacy

A Conceptual Approach

Author: Christy Gavin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810852020

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 5076

Directed to librarians and others teaching information literacy, offers various approaches to teaching such concepts as selecting a topic and thesis, finding the best search strategy, and evaluating the credibility of a source.
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Job Reconnaissance

Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game

Author: Josh More

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166601

Category: Computers

Page: 196

View: 2401

There is considerably more skill in the IT and security communities than is reflected in the jobs people are able to attain. Most people's limiting factor in their ability to get better jobs is not technical skills or even the soft skills necessary to do well in a new job. It is that getting a job is a completely different skill set and one that most people only practice every few years. Job Reconnaissance: Using Hacking Skills to Win the Job Hunt Game explains the job hunting process, why the most commonly followed models fail and how to better approach the search. It covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job, research new possible job opportunities, targeting your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation and the departure from your current job. This is not a complete all-in-one job-hunting book. This book assumes that the reader is reasonably competent and has already heard most of the "standard" advice, but is having difficulty putting the advice into practice. The goal is to fill in the gaps of the other books and to help the readers use their technical skills to their advantage in a different context. The emphasis in Job Reconnaissance is for infosec and IT job seekers to leverage the same skills they use in penetration testing and recon toward job-hunting success. These skills include targeting, reconnaissance and profiling combined with a technical look at skills other career search books commonly miss. Covers the entire job hunt process from when to decide to leave your current job to the departure of your current job Suggests how to research new possible job opportunities Shows how to target your new boss, controlling the job interview process and negotiating your new compensation
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Mind Performance Hacks

Tips & Tools for Overclocking Your Brain

Author: Ron Hale-Evans

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553982

Category: Self-Help

Page: 332

View: 5758

You're smart. This book can make you smarter.Mind Performance Hacks provides real-life tips and tools for overclocking your brain and becoming a better thinker. In the increasingly frenetic pace of today's information economy, managing your life requires hacking your brain. With this book, you'll cut through the clutter and tune up your brain intentionally, safely, and productively.Grounded in current research and theory, but offering practical solutions you can apply immediately, Mind Performance Hacks is filled with life hacks that teach you to: Use mnemonic tricks to remember numbers, names, dates, and other flotsam you need to recall Put down your calculator and perform complex math in your head, with your fingers, or on the back of a napkin Spark your creativity with innovative brainstorming methods Use effective systems to capture new ideas before they get away Communicate in creative new ways-even using artificial languages Make better decisions by foreseeing problems and finding surprising solutions Improve your mental fitness with cool tricks and games While the hugely successful Mind Hacks showed you how your brain works, Mind Performance Hacks shows you how to make it work better.
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Mind Hacks

Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

Author: Tom Stafford,Matt Webb

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007795

Category: Computers

Page: 363

View: 5431

Looks at the inner workings of the human brain, offering experiments that test vision, hearing perception, reasoning, memory, and emotion.
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Spidering Hacks

100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

Author: Kevin Hemenway,Tara Calishain

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005771

Category: Computers

Page: 402

View: 3494

Provides techniques on creating spiders and scrapers to retrieve information from Web sites and data sources.
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Amazon Hacks

Author: Paul Bausch

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005429

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 2060

Presents a collection of tips and techniques for getting the most out of Amazon.com, covering such topics as browsing and searching, community features, selling through Amazon, and Amazon Web services.
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Mac Hacks

Tips & Tools for unlocking the power of OS X

Author: Chris Seibold

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449343481

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 1928

Want to take real control of your Mac? The hacks in this book help you dig below the surface to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesn’t expect you to do. With a little effort, you can make your Mac and its applications perform exactly the way you want them to. There are more than 50 hacks in this book that show you how to fine-tune the interface, work with multimedia, set up your network, boost security, and perform a few tricks with Unix. Go beyond Preferences: change the way OS X Mountain Lion behaves Customize your experience by taming browsers and making apps full screen Get information delivered right to your desktop, and automate mundane tasks Use the command line and install various Unix apps to unlock your Mac’s Unix power Increase security, monitor network traffic, and remain anonymous Play Wii games and host a Minecraft server on your Mac Modify your WiFi, move iTunes, and record TV shows Turn your MacBook into a tablet and give it a custom dye job
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IT Security Interviews Exposed

Secrets to Landing Your Next Information Security Job

Author: Chris Butler,Russ Rogers,Mason Ferratt,Greg Miles,Ed Fuller,Chris Hurley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 3839

Technology professionals seeking higher-paying security jobs need to know security fundamentals to land the job-and this book will help Divided into two parts: how to get the job and a security crash course to prepare for the job interview Security is one of today's fastest growing IT specialties, and this book will appeal to technology professionals looking to segue to a security-focused position Discusses creating a resume, dealing with headhunters, interviewing, making a data stream flow, classifying security threats, building a lab, building a hacker's toolkit, and documenting work The number of information security jobs is growing at an estimated rate of 14 percent a year, and is expected to reach 2.1 million jobs by 2008
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PDF Hacks

100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

Author: Sid Steward

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596006556

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 3306

Shows readers how to create PDF documents that are far more powerful than simple representations of paper pages, helps them get around common PDF issues, and introduces them to tools that will allow them to manage content in PDF, navigating it and reusing it as necessary. Original. (Intermediate).
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PayPal Hacks

100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools

Author: Shannon Sofield,Dave Nielsen,Dave Burchell

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007515

Category: Computers

Page: 343

View: 4948

If you've bought or sold items through eBay, or through hundreds of other online sites, then you're familiar with PayPal, the online payment service. With PayPal, a valid email address, and a credit card or bank account, you can easily send and receive payments online. Not a bank or financial institution itself, PayPal describes its service as one that builds on the financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards, and using advanced propriety fraud prevention systems, creates a safe, global, real-time payment solution. Put simply, PayPal provides the means for people to conduct financial transactions online, instantly and securely. But there's more to PayPal than meets the eye. PayPal Hacks shows you how to make the most of PayPal to get the most out of your online business or transactions. Authors Shannon Sofield of Payloadz.com and PayPal evangelist David Nielsen guide you through the rigors of using and developing with PayPal. Whether you're building an ecommerce site using PayPal as a transaction provider, or simply trying to pay for an eBay auction without getting burned, PayPal Hacks will give you the skinny on this leading global online payment service. The collection of tips and tricks in PayPal Hacks shows you how to find or even build the right tools for using PayPal to buy and sell on eBay or as a transaction provider for ecommerce on your own site. Written for all PayPal users, from those just starting out to those developing sophisticated ecommerce sites, this book begins with the basics such as setting up your account, then moves quickly into specific tips and tools for buyers, sellers, and developers. With PayPal Hacks, you can: Learn extra steps to help protect yourself while buying or selling on eBay Save time and money with advanced tips and undocumented features Learn dozens of easy-to-follow procedures to help you request and receive payments and fill orders Use PayPal to handle subscriptions, affiliate systems, and donations Create and customize your customers' checkout process Effortlessly integrate PayPal's shopping cart system into your own website Implement digital fulfillment with Instant Payment Notification (IPN) and Payment Data Transfer (PDT) Develop and distribute ecommerce applications with the PayPal API Each hack consists of a task to be accomplished or a creative solution to a problem, presented in a clear, logical, and task-oriented format. PayPal Hacks provides the tools and details necessary to make PayPal more profitable, more flexible, and more convenient.
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Google

The Missing Manual

Author: Sarah Milstein,J. D. Biersdorfer,Matthew MacDonald

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100193

Category: Computers

Page: 446

View: 4170

A guide to Google provides information on search techniques, the Google toolbar, preparing a Web site for Google, Gmail, Google groups, and Google AdSense.
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Google Maps Hacks

Author: Rich Gibson,Schuyler Erle

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596101619

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 7172

Want to find every pizza place within a 15-mile radius? Where the dog parks are in a new town? The most central meeting place for your class, club or group of friends? The cheapest gas stations on a day-to-day basis? The location of convicted sex offenders in an area to which you may be considering moving? The applications, serendipitous and serious, seem to be infinite, as developers find ever more creative ways to add to and customize the satellite images and underlying API of Google Maps. Written by Schuyler Erle and Rich Gibson, authors of the popular Mapping Hacks, Google Maps Hacks shares dozens of tricks for combining the capabilities of Google Maps with your own datasets. Such diverse information as apartment listings, crime reporting or flight routes can be integrated with Google's satellite imagery in creative ways, to yield new and useful applications. The authors begin with a complete introduction to the "standard" features of Google Maps. The adventure continues with 60 useful and interesting mapping projects that demonstrate ways developers have added their own features to the maps. After that's given you ideas of your own, you learn to apply the techniques and tools to add your own data to customize and manipulate Google Maps. Even Google seems to be tacitly blessing what might be seen as unauthorized use, but maybe they just know a good thing when they see one. With the tricks and techniques you'll learn from Google Maps Hacks, you'll be able to adapt Google's satellite map feature to create interactive maps for personal and commercial applications for businesses ranging from real estate to package delivery to home services, transportation and more. Includes a foreword by Google Maps tech leads, Jens and Lars Rasmussen.
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Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks

The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won't Teach You

Author: Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510740554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 9668

Fortnite Battle Royale for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac transports gamers to an island that’s in the direct path of a strange and deadly storm. This free edition of the game is a quest for survival—as one hundred players get trapped on the island, but only one will ultimately survive. Players must explore their surroundings to gather resources, and then build protective shelters, plus locate weapons and loot (medical packs, potions, ammo, etc.)—all while attempting to defeat enemies in battle as the storm approaches, slowly making more and more of the island inhabitable. This unofficial strategy guide for gamers between the ages of 8 and 13 provides the tips and information needed to greatly improve their chances for survival. It includes proven strategies for defeating opponents using weapons, tools, resources, and structures. The guide focuses on the seven core elements of gameplay: 1. Character Section, Customization, and Improvement 2. Parachuting from the Battle Bus, and Choosing an Ideal Landing Location 3. Safe Exploration of the Island and Avoiding the Storm 4. Finding and Gathering the Best Weapons, Ammo, and Loot 5. Acquiring Resources (Wood, Brick, and Metal) 6. Building Fortresses and Structures 7. Surviving Combat to Become the Last Person Standing Because Fortnite: Battle Royale never offers the same play experience twice (because how the action unfolds depends heavily on the actions of the other 99 human players also on the island), this unofficial guide teaches players to adapt their offensive and defensive fighting strategies as needed to dramatically increase their chance of survival during each and every action-packed battle. This full-color, information-packed, 98-page guide is expertly designed to help first-time players greatly shorten the game’s learning curve and allows readers to abandon their “Noob” status quickly, while dramatically improving their fighting, building, exploration, and survival skills. With limited training activities and tutorials built into the game, Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks is a “must read” for Fortnite players.
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101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius 2/E

Author: Brad Graham,Kathy McGowan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071772693

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 8327

CREATE FIENDISHLY FUN SPY TOOLS AND COUNTERMEASURES Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide is packed with a wide variety of stealthy sleuthing contraptions you can build yourself. 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition also shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space. Find out how to disable several spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them. Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination! 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition: Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides tips for customizing the projects Covers the underlying principles behind the projects Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed Build these and other devious devices: Spy camera Infrared light converter Night vision viewer Phone number decoder Phone spammer jammer Telephone voice changer GPS tracking device Laser spy device Remote control hijacker Camera flash taser Portable alarm system Camera trigger hack Repeating camera timer Sound- and motion-activated cameras Camera zoom extender
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The Data Journalism Handbook

Author: Jonathan Gray,Liliana Bounegru,Lucy Chambers

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449330061

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 6282

With The Data Journalism Handbook, you'll explore the potential, limits, and applied use of this new and fascinating field. This handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launchedthe project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques form leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you'll learn how data can be wither the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told--or both.
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