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  1. Digital Tutors - Sculpting Anatomy for Females in ZBrush 4R4 English | 6h 54m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 3.04 GB Genre: eLearning | Level: Advanced In this ZBrush tutorial we will learn how important the foundation of anatomy is for sculpting a female. Throughout the lessons, we will learn how to construct everything with planes, and learn that simplify the anatomy is the key to a very strong sculpt. Simple and strong silhouettes, forms, and a believable character calls attention to the expression making the character come to life. 34 Lessons 1. Introduction and project overview 2. Setting up our scene 3. Starting to block in body anatomy 4. Continuing to block in body anatomy 5. Starting to block in the face 6. Continuing to block in the face 7. Starting to block in the hair 8. Blocking in some shapes on the arm 9. Starting to block in the hands 10. Adjusting proportions 11. Continuing modeling the hands 12. Adjusting the hands 13. Continuing to model the hands, arm, and body 14. Using QRemesher 15. Defining the body 16. Adjusting the silhouette and blocking hair 17. Adjusting silhouette of the hands and arms 18. Modeling hands and fingers 19. Continuing to model hands and fingers 20. Finishing the model of the hands and fingers 21. Modeling the hair 22. Design of the feathers 23. Modeling ears and hair 24. Continuing to model the hair 25. Modeling the feathers and eyes 26. Starting to paint the model 27. Continuing to paint the model 28. Painting the eyes 29. Painting the hair 30. Talking about the final render 31. Posing the model 32. Setting up the final render 33. Exporting the image 34. Final image post production mORE iNFO _http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=834 [Hidden Content]
  2. Digital Tutors - Sculpting a Demonic Creature in ZBrush 4R4 English | 6h 18m | AVC 1280x720 15 fps | AAC 188 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 5.00 GB Genre: eLearning | Level: Advanced In this tutorial we will be using ZBrush to create a full monster sculpture. Starting from a base mesh, we will quickly block out our forms and focus on the anatomy of the body, the gesture of the pose and the shape of the head. Once we have that base established we will move on to the detailing and making of props such as a belt and weapons for our monster. After all of this, we will pop into Photoshop to create a cool and stylish render. By the end of this tutorial you should be more than comfortable sculpting your own full bodied creations. 35 Lessons 1. Introduction and project overview 2. Taking a look at the concept art 3. Exploring a custom UI and our base mesh 4. Starting to work on the head of our monster 5. Blocking out the main features of the face 6. Adding more features to the head 7. Refining the contour of the head 8. Making large scale changes to the face 9. Working with DynaMesh and refining the head 10. Starting to add details to our face 11. Creating detail lines on our model 12. Adding eyelids and smaller details 13. Exploring detailing techniques for the head 14. Extracting the jaw as a separate subtool 15. Blocking in the body of our creature 16. Adding rough anatomy to the legs 17. Reviewing our proportions 18. Refining the upper body 19. Working on the back of our monster 20. Finishing out the anatomy structure 21. Posing our model with Transpose Master 22. Fixing our model after the pose 23. Re-sculpting the anatomy of the upper body 24. Sculpting the left arm of our monster 25. Fixing the right hand of our monster 26. Analyzing our sculpt so far 27. Blocking out the armor of our monster 28. Sculpting the belt of our character 29. Adding some flare to the belt 30. Refining the cloth 31. Adding teeth to our character 32. Detailing techniques for the body and face 33. Starting to create the weapons for our monster 34. Finishing our weapons and wrapping up our sculpture 35. Looking at our final model and exploring our final render mORE iNFO _http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?pid=576 [Hidden Content]
  3. Design3 - Unity Collection (Complete) Genre: eLearning | Size: 16 GB In this you can find the complete unity collection from design3, this contains: 1) Unity Fundamentals 2) Unity Optimization & Deployment 3) Understanding Unity 4) Navigating Your Scene - Interface & Editor Controls 5) Scene Organisation 6) Basketball Shootout 7) Asteroids Game - Part 1 8) Asteroids Game - Part 2 9) Asteroids Game - Part 3 10) Knights 3D Game 11) Green Garbage Game 12) C-17 Loadmaster 13) Unity Scripting 2D Space Shooter 14) Audio Features 15) Deferred Lighting 16) Occlusion Culling 17) Texture Settings 18) Image Effects 19) Vector Snapping & Marquee Selection 20) Binocular GUI 21) Triggered Cameras In Unity 22) Door Functionality in Unity 23) Unity Particle Effects 24) Inventory GUI 25) Gun Muzzle Flash & Raycast Bullets 26) Character Selection Menu 27) Creating A Terrain 28) Basic Artificial Intelligence Part 1 29) Basic Artificial Intelligence Part 2 30) Character Animation Scripting 31) Animation View 32) Unity Networking Scripting I 33) Unity Scripting with javascript 34) Unity Gameplay & Scripting Primer 35) Debugging 36) Adding Interactivity 37) Android Development With Unity 38) iOS Development With Unity 39) Mobile Skater Game 40) Asset & Scene Management 41) Unity Asset Store The video format is in MP4 and includes all of the project files. The torrent is ordered by the listings of the items within the design3 website they may not be in logical order for follow along. Unity ===== design3 loves the Unity engine! We love it because it’s a game development tool that’s intuitive, easy to use, and supports multi-platform development. The Unity engine gets out of your way, allowing you to focus on creating games and interactive content. It’s an ideal solution for beginners and veterans alike looking to develop simulations and casual and serious games for web, mobile, or console. Interface ========= What exactly is an "interface"? The interface is the interaction or communication point between various software and hardware components and you, the developer. An easier way to think about the interface of a software program is that the interface determines how the work environment looks, where the menus and buttons are located, the colors and icons of the tools, and how you actually use the software. design3's interface tutorials will teach you how to use the software tools, streamline your workflows, and maximize the full potential of your projects. Techniques Every tool has unique features that do specific things. Learn how to efficiently and effectively use these features with design3's technique tutorials. Work like the pros, maximize the potential of your tools, save time, and create amazing projects. Game Builds = A game build determines your game's progression and is basically what your players will use to play your game. In these tutorials you'll learn the basic structures for different types of genres by dissecting already built games. First play the game in the design3 arcade and then find out how that game was made by working through the tutorials. Coding ====== Coding is the process of designing, writing, testing, debugging, and maintaining the source code for your games. This source code is written in one or more programming languages with the purpose of creating specific operations or desired behaviors. Learn basic AI, animation scripting, networking scripting, gameplay programming, and more with these tutorials. Mobile ====== Want to make mobile games? In these tutorials you will learn how to make games for iOS and Android, as well as how to deploy them to the App Store and App Marketplace. Our goal is to not only help you make great mobile games, but also make money from them too. Asset Integration ======= You've created or gathered the assets, now it's time to put those assets into your game. These asset integration tutorials will demonstrate how to put your 2D and 3D assets, such as models, textures, and characters, into various game engines. Learn how to organize and manage your assets in order to improve your workflows and see your custom content in a game environment. [Hidden Content]
  4. CreativeLive - Photoshop Week - Channel 2 - Day 5 English | 2013 | flv | H264 960x540 750 kbps | AAC 96 kbps | 5 hrs 16 min | 2.04 GB Genre: eLearning, Photography Retouching in No Time Flat with Aaron Nace Learn a step-by-step workflow to cut your retouching time! Plan your changes, prep the images, do basic color correction, remove distractions, capture skin texture, paint in new skin (while preserving texture), work on the details (eyes, lips, and hair), then make global changes—all in no time flat. Creative Compositing with Aaron Nace Use compositing to subtly or not-so-subtly make your photos look amazing! Learn to cut your subject out, prep the background, match foreground and background, fix shadows and highlights, color the image, then add finishing touches and styling to the image. Thinking Outside the Box with Joel Grimes Experiment with alternative ways of creating! Create shallow Depth of Field using ND filters and Strobing outdoors. Increase your Mega Pixels—make a 22 MP camera into a 50 MP! Create a lens perspective that does not exist in one image. Stack images to create long exposures without the risk of noise, take out movement (moving leaves, cars, people, etc.), double or multiple exposures to create painterly images, and increase your Depth of Field (landscapes, macro, etc.). Thinking Outside the Box Part 2 with Joel Grimes Experiment with alternative ways of creating! Create shallow Depth of Field using ND filters and Strobing outdoors. Increase your Mega Pixels—make a 22 MP camera into a 50 MP! Create a lens perspective that does not exist in one image. Stack images to create long exposures without the risk of noise, take out movement (moving leaves, cars, people, etc.), double or multiple exposures to create painterly images, and increase your Depth of Field (landscapes, macro, etc.). Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  5. CreativeLive - Photoshop Week - Channel 2 - Day 4 (2013) English | Duration: 3 courses | H264 | 960x540 | 29.97fps 875kbps | AAC 44.1KHz | 1.63GB Genre: eLearning Channel 2 - Day 4 Photoshop's Best-Kept Secrets with Colin Smith Learn some of the best-kept secrets for amazing image results. Learn the most in-demand techniques that will make your work look current and cutting-edge. Here is where everything comes together and you experience that extra "something" that will elevate your imagery above that of the masses. Special effects, color treatments and other Photoshop Secrets are what this session is all about. This class will send you on your way with a full tank of creative juice. You will learn some great techniques that will shave hours off the way you have done things in the past as well as opening up a world of creative expression. Don't worry, all these techniques are as practical as they are eye-popping! HDR: The Real and the Surreal with Colin Smith More than a regular photograph, more depth, more detail. This dynamic session teaches you exactly what is and what isn't true HDR. Colin has been an HDR pioneer for 8 years and has created official training for HDR Soft (makers of Photomatix) and he will show you how to craft a work of art with High Dynamic Range photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Make next gen landscapes look so real you can almost smell them. Using Masks, Layers, Smart Objects and 32 bit editing, create stunning surreal works of art that look great. Learn the advantages and the pitfalls to avoid in 32 bit editing. We will also look at popular plugins including Photomatix. Selections with Jason Hoppe In this segment, learn all about selections! Using the lasso, polygon lasso, magic wand, and quick selection tools, then using the Refine Edge tool to perfect the selections—then learn to save them as channels. Also, learn to effectively use the quick mask tool! More info: _http://www.creativelive.com/photoshopweek Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  6. CreativeLive - Photoshop Week - Channel 2 - Day 3 (2013) English | Duration: 4 courses | H264 | 960x540 | 29.97fps 875kbps | AAC 44.1KHz | 1.97GB Genre: eLearning Channel 2 - Day 3 Intermediate and Advanced Actions with Ben Willmore Learn how you can push actions to automate overly complex or difficult tasks. Use subroutines to make customization of complex actions easy. Learn how to implement the new conditional actions feature that Adobe introduced in late 2012. Also, get a glimpse of how you can overcome the limitations of actions with scripting. Mastering Blending Modes with Ben Willmore You've seen that menu... the one that includes choices like Multiply, Screen, Overlay and Hue. It's found in many areas of Photoshop including at the top of the Layers panel. Learn how that single feature can open a new world of possibilities in your photo-editing tasks and design projects. Once you understand how each mode works and how they all relate to each other, you will see that blending modes are one of the single most useful features in all of Photoshop! Practical Creative Effects with Lesa Snider Get the scoop on turning your photos into unique pieces of art in this super creative yet practical session. You'll learn how to apply creative color to your images to produce partial color effects, duotones, and color overlays. You'll also learn how to use Photoshop's blur filters to produce gorgeous shallow depth of field and tilt-shift effects. Learn how to easily add spectacular edges to your images and more! This session is ideal for anyone who wants to learn practical yet non-destructive creative techniques. Combining Photos and Vectors with Lesa Snider Learn how to easily combine illustrations with photography in this super creative session that pairs "real" with "surreal". Glean the secret to importing vectors into your document so you can experiment with them as backgrounds, artful embellishments, ornamental photo frames, and more — all without losing an ounce of quality! This session is perfect for designers as well as photographers who want to add sellable products to their business. More info: _http://www.creativelive.com/photoshopweek Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  7. creativeLIVE - Photoshop Week - Channel 1 Day 3 (2013) English | WMV3 944x528 25 fps | WMA 96 Kbps 44.1 KHz | 1.96 GB Genre: eLearning Join us for the first big Photoshop conference on creativeLIVE! We're bringing the best instructors to teach you all about the most powerful graphic tool around: Adobe Photoshop. Whether you're using it for the first time or ready for its deeper hidden functions, we have classes for you: retouching and compositing, workflow and automation, text and brushes and painting and much more! Channel 1 Day 3 Dave Cross - Why Work Non-Destructively Lots of people suggest working non-destructively but don’t really explain why. This session will show both how to and why work non-destructively, and will cover both the best methods to use, and how they can help you. We’ll cover Layers, Masks, Adjustment Layers, and introduce Smart Objects and Smart Filters. Dave Cross - Work Smarter Work Faster Everyone wants to work more efficiently (even if you charge by the hour) and this session will show you a ton of ways to get more done in less time. We’ll cover some powerful built-in automated commends, actions and some not-so-obvious ways of speeding up your work. (And because Dave loves Smart Objects, he’ll throw in some more examples of why Smart Objects and Smart Filters ROCK) Khara Plicanic - Understanding File Formats Who says file formats can't be sexy? People get all kinds of confused about file formats. JPG, PSD, TIF, PNG, EPS, PDF, etc. What's the difference and when/why would you choose one particular format over another? Learn to understand your options within Photoshop! Dave Cross - Fixing Common Problems Submit your problem photos and Dave Cross will show different strategies to fix them! This is a chance to see real world solutions to your real world Photoshop problems. [Hidden Content]
  8. CreativeLive - Photoshop Week - Channel 1 - Day 5 English | 2013 | wmw | 944x528 700 kbps | WMA 96 kbps | 6 hrs 2 min | 2.02 GB Genre: eLearning, Photography Jack Davis The Five Step Tango Global Optimizing The first step to perfect pictures is always getting the color and tonal range and clarity of your shot, well, Perfect! Including pulling out details that may not want to come willingly. With a zillion ways to tweak a shot, how can you get this Perfection, quickly, easily, repeatedly - in 10 seconds or less - even on "challenged" images? Take this session with Photoshop Hall-of-Famer, Jack Davis and you'll find out! Jack Davis - Special Effects in Lightroom and ACR Often there is a need to go beyond what was SEEN in the camera, to what was FELT in the moment. And this is where Interpreting and Embellishing and Enhancing a photograph can come in - especially in this Age of Instagram "patinas." Wether mouthwatering Black & Whites, selective "hand coloring," high-key portraits or simply blurring a distracting background - ALL of these can be done in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw - Instantly! Easily! IF you know the secrets Jack will share with you here! Jack Davis - Quick Retouching in Lightroom, ACR & Back Getting rid of distractions, or drawing attention to features, or adding that glow to a subjects skin that can make a portrait go from good to Glamorous - all of the basics of great retouching can be done without ever leaving Lightroom or ACR! But when head swaps or tummy tucks ARE desired, even those can be done quickly and easily with a short trip to Photoshop - once Jack shares with you his tips & techniques in this session! Lightroom Video Enhancing Secrets and Photoshop Integration Yup - the missing piece of the DSLR/Video revolution: how to quickly get your video to match the luscious color, tonal range and even special effects of your still images. Not only the special effects available in Lightroom, but also the limitless filter enhancements possible in Photoshop. Is this possible? Forget possible - is it EASY? Yup! In this class Jack will share the simple, yet hidden, commands in Lightroom and Photoshop that will make your Video, AND your print work, SING!!! Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  9. Creating Simulations in MassFX and 3ds Max Duration: 3h 53m | Video: AVC (.flv) 960x540 15fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz stereo | 742 Mb Level: Intermediate | Language: English Genre: eLearning This course introduces basic physics simulation principles in Autodesk 3ds Max using MassFX, a system that makes it cost effective to animate rigid body objects, cloth, and particle systems. Author Brian Bradley introduces basic concepts such as gravity, drag, volume, and density, and how Newton's Laws of Motion can help you understand the interaction of objects with these unseen forces. Using the purpose built scene, Brian walks through the tools and features of the MassFX (PhysX) system, applying the principles discussed as he goes. Along the way, discover how to combine rigid bodies and constraints, mCloth fabrics, and mParticles geometry to create fairground-style effects. Topics include: * Setting up your 3ds Max project * Understanding volume, mass, and density * Learning the difference between concave and convex meshes * Discovering Ground Collision and Gravity * Baking out a simulation for rendering * Adding an animation override * Adding Rigid constraints and creating breakability * Creating springy targets with the Hinge constraint * Spinning targets with Twist * Working with mCloth * Putting a rip in mCloth * Adding forces to a simulation * Using fracture geometry in mParticles Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  10. cmiVFX - Autodesk 3DSMax Architectural Visualization Modeling English | MP4 | H264 611 kbps 12 fps | 1024x576 | AAC 128 kbps 22 KHz | 1.76 GB Genre: elearning This training series is for architects, engineers, game level designers or anyone who needs to build accurate models from either dimension drawings or sketches. Stephen Baker will take the viewer through the entire process of an architectural visualization project. Starting from scaled drawings he will begin by laying out the foundational construction lines. From there Stephen will explore advanced spline editing. A heavy focus is placed on accuracy in line construction and snapping using constraints. Once the base geometry is laid out, the series continues with organic modeling methods for the Corinthian column capitals. The project finishes with a series of chapters on various tools meant to speed up the modeling workflow. If you have a project that requires accurate modeling, then this series is for you. Upon completion you will be up to speed and highly proficient with Autodesk 3DSMax's powerful drafting, snapping and modeling tools. Screenshot [Hidden Content]
  11. Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and javascript English | 2h 16m | AVC1 960x540 15 fps | AAC 96 Kbps 48 KHz | 800 MB Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate Write your first Windows Store app with HTML5, javascript, and CSS. In this course, author David Isbitski shows how to use these technologies to build a game engine that runs on Microsoft devices and desktops. First, learn about the Microsoft web stack and the capabilities offered in HTML5—the foundation of your app. The course then covers each step of the build in detail, from designing the game interface and setting up a game loop to adding support for multiple screen sizes and touch interaction, incorporating music and sound effects, and accessing data from the camera and accelerometer. Along the way, discover how to personalize the look of your game with CSS3. Topics include: * Setting up your Visual Studio 2012 development environment * Using javascript with WinJS * Laying out the interface with Canvas * Creating a game loop * Adding a menu * Supporting snapped, filled, and full-screen modes * Working with the Touch API * Playing music * Creating a scoring and leveling system * Working with the Application Bar * Accessing the camera and accelerometer * Debugging and deploying your application [Hidden Content]
  12. Trainsignal – CompTIA A+ 220-801 (2012 Objectives) 2013 | 1.70 GB This introductory course covers all the essential information you need to get started with a career as a computer technician. In this course, you’ll learn to install operating systems, perform preventative maintenance, and develop networking, security, and troubleshooting skills. No prerequisite knowledge or experience is required. If you’re brand new to IT, don’t have any formal computer hardware or software training, or are looking to change careers, this course is a great place to start. Course Outline Lesson 1: Anatomy of a Personal Computer — 00:10:38 Lesson 2: Motherboards — 00:17:32 Lesson 3: Processors — 00:11:01 Lesson 4: The System BIOS — 00:07:19 Lesson 5: Random Access Memory — 00:14:39 Lesson 6: Power Supplies — 00:15:31 Lesson 7: System Cooling — 00:14:25 Lesson 8: Internal Storage Systems — 00:22:39 Lesson 9: External Storage Systems — 00:21:31 Lesson 10: Expansion Cards — 00:18:36 Lesson 11: I/O Ports and Devices — 00:20:58 Lesson 12: Display Devices — 00:14:08 Lesson 13: Customized Systems — 00:15:12 Lesson 14: Introduction to Networking — 00:13:58 Lesson 15: Internet Connectivity — 00:19:07 Lesson 16: TCP/IP — 00:23:16 Lesson 17: Network Cabling and Connectors — 00:14:45 Lesson 18: Wireless Networks — 00:21:12 Lesson 19: Network Troubleshooting — 00:13:57 Lesson 20: Laptops — 00:18:56 Lesson 21: Printers — 00:26:36 Lesson 22: Computer Safety Best Practices — 00:14:42 Lesson 23: Environmental Control Practices — 00:09:59 Lesson 24: Professional Practices — 00:22:19 Lesson 25: Incident Response and Documentation — 00:08:31 Lesson 26: CompTIA A+ Exam Preparation (220-801) — 00:11:16 Read More: [Hidden Content] [Hidden Content]
  13. DEAD LINKS Trainsignal - Best Practices for Running XenApp-XenDesktop on vSphere Genre: eLearning | Size: 166 MB In this course, you’ll learn the best practices to leverage the power of vSphere as an infrastructure, and enhance the performance of XenApp and XenDesktop. Specifically, you’ll learn about tuning the platform, provisioning services, XenDesktop controller, and anti-virus. To get the most out of this course, you should have a strong foundation in networking and virtualization fundamentals, as well as some experience with systems administration. [Hidden Content]
  14. Trainsignal - Cisco CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 2013Training English| Audio: wmav2, 44100 Hz, mono, 48 kb/s WMV| Video: vc1, yuv420p, 640x480, 102 kb/s, 15.00 fps®| 1.56 GB Genre: Video Tutorial Are you working in Cisco networking, but eyeing a CCNP salary? This course taught by CCIE Joe Rinehart prepares you to troubleshoot everything in a real-world environment, while learning objectives for the CCNP TSHOOT exam 642-832. Comprehensive lessons guide you from "troubleshooting 101" tools & methodologies, through 802.11 wireless, high availability and security. If you have your CCNA, get ready to earn more with the ability to maintain enterprise routed & switched networks with a Cisco CCNP certification. More: [Hidden Content] [Hidden Content]
  15. Trainsginal - Cisco CCNP SWITCH 642-813 2013 Training English| Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s AVI| Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 800x600, 29.97 fps®| 1.06GB Genre: Video Tutorial Looking to pass the Cisco CCNP SWITCH exam (642-813)? Look no further than our CCNP SWITCH training from CCIE and Cisco Expert Joe Rinehart. Passing the CCNP SWITCH exam will put you one step closer to earning your CCNP certification and increasing your earning potential by up to $20K per year. More: [Hidden Content] [Hidden Content]
  16. Trainsignal – Cisco CCNA Security (640-554) 2013 | 1.16 GB This course will teach you how to identify, lockdown, and secure vulnerabilities in a small to medium enterprise branch network. This course will also help you to enhance your skills in developing security infrastructure, recognizing threats, and mitigating security threats. This course is ideal for network administrators or aspiring network administrators who wish to build a stronger foundation of advanced security concepts. Course Outline Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Security — 00:16:36 Lesson 2: Attacks and Attackers — 00:14:53 Lesson 3: Security Regulations — 00:14:04 Lesson 4: Security Policies — 00:10:24 Lesson 5: Network Foundation Protection — 00:12:17 Lesson 6: Cisco Device Security — 00:30:10 Lesson 7: Cisco Security Tools — 00:23:39 Lesson 8: Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) — 00:23:07 Lesson 9: VLAN Security — 00:23:34 Lesson 10: Spanning-Tree Security — 00:22:37 Lesson 11: Securing IPv4 Routing — 00:18:09 Lesson 12: IPv4 Services Vulnerabilities — 00:14:06 Lesson 13: Securing IPv6 — 00:26:16 Lesson 14: Access-List Fundamentals — 00:14:47 Lesson 15: IPv4 Standard Access-Lists — 00:13:44 Lesson 16: IPv4 Extended Access-Lists — 00:15:08 Lesson 17: IPv6 Access-Lists — 00:12:46 Lesson 18: Firewall Fundamentals — 00:19:11 Lesson 19: Cisco Router-Based Firewalls — 00:25:30 Lesson 20: Cisco ASA 5500 Firewalls — 00:38:39 Lesson 21: Intrusion Detection/Prevention — 00:20:00 Lesson 22: VPN Fundamentals — 00:17:50 Lesson 23: Cisco IOS VPNs — 00:20:55 Lesson 24: Cisco Remote Access VPNs — 00:19:17 Lesson 25: Cisco SSL VPNs — 00:19:17 Lesson 26: CCNA Security Exam Preparation (640-554) — 00:13:08 Read More: [Hidden Content] [Hidden Content]
  17. Book Details Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Cisco Press (December 2006) Language: English ISBN-10:1587201615 ISBN-13: 978-1587201615 File Size: 68.1 MB Wireless Home Networking Simplified The full-color, fully illustrated, simple guide to wireless home networking Step-by-step instructions: Plan, install, secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless network Discover all the fun things you can do with your wireless network Using today’s wireless networks, you can save money, become more productive, and even have more fun! Now, there’s an easy, fully illustrated step-by-step guide to wireless networking for your home: Wireless Home Networking Simplified. This plain-English guide teaches you everything you need to know to set up a wireless network at home, even if you do not have a technical background. You’ll find simple, easy-to-follow guidance on selecting the right equipment, installing your network devices properly, connecting to the Internet, safeguarding your information, fixing problems, and much more. Understand how wireless home networks work Compare today’s wireless standards, and choose the right one for you Design your wireless network for maximum convenience, reliability, and simplicity Secure your network, step by step and keep it secure Troubleshoot failed connections, poor coverage, and slow performance Temporarily allow guests onto your network without exposing your data Use your network to listen to music, view video, and play video games anywhere in your home Preview and prepare for tomorrow’s wireless technologies Wireless Home Networking Simplified cuts through the confusion, demystifies the technologies, and helps you make the most of wireless”¦ quickly, simply, painlessly. Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  18. Book Details Paperback: 187 pages Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc. (May 2012) Language: English ISBN-10:1615424059 ISBN-13: 978-1615424054 File Size: 7.8 MB If you’re trying to solve a particular problem, you can jump in and read the topics in this ebook in any order, but if you start at the beginning, you’ll learn how Apple’s 802.11n gear fits into the world of Wi-Fi networking. With that background, you’ll learn where to position and how to set up base stations, with diagrams showing common network scenarios – see two examples above – and with step-by-step instructions for configuring key Internet sharing and security options and connecting client computers. For those who have funky Internet connections or tricky IP addressing needs, Glenn provides extended advice for creating a working Wi-Fi network. Glenn provides real-world directions for important scenarios, including how to: Create a basic (or not so basic) Wi-Fi network, using Apple’s base stations: Set up a wireless network with a single base station, or with multiple base stations – whether you want to extend a network with Ethernet or a wireless connection (or a mix of the two), Glenn examines your options and provides configuration steps. He also touches briefly on powerline connections. Keep your existing network, but replace an older or broken base station with a new one. Export your base station’s configuration, either to make a backup or to create a model configuration to use on other base stations. Connect Macs (specific steps for 10.5 Leopard and later), iOS devices, and Windows 7 computers to your network. Set up reliable and relevant security for your network. Also, add a guest network that gives your guests Internet access while restricting their access to local resources. Attach peripherals to your network: Add a USB-connected printer, and connect to the printer from Mac and Windows computers. Add a USB-attached drive to a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme, and configure client access. Connect a 2nd- or 3rd-generation Apple TV to your network Do more networking: Set up a Time Machine backup to a Time Capsule base station. Expand the capabilities of an AirPort Express by setting up audio streaming, trying Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil media streaming utility, or extending your network with ProxySTA. Share files conveniently and wirelessly with Lion’s AirDrop file-transfer feature, plus understand the type of networking that AirDrop uses. Put computers more directly on the Internet with port mapping or a default host. Set up Back to My Mac with iCloud in order to access an AirPort or Time Capsule drive remotely, or to configure your base station remotely. Set up a Software Base Station or do ad-hoc networking. Understand what’s going on and solve problems: Find out what the icon on your Wi-Fi menu means, and discover what the colored light on your base station is trying to tell you. Learn what a MAC address is, plus how to find it. (Hint, 1 Infinite Loop is not the MAC address that you seek.) Read background information about the bands and channels used with Wi-Fi networking, understand how Apple’s Wi-Fi gear fits into the picture, and get ideas for how to create an optimal network that avoids interference problems. Understand the differences among AirPort Utility 6 (for Mac), AirPort Utility for iOS, and AirPort Utility 5 (for Mac and Windows). Find a free download link for the previous edition of this ebook, which covers AirPort Utility 5. Learn how to update the firmware in your base station, and how to revert to an older version of your firmware, if necessary. “If anyone knows about real-world Wi-Fi, it’s Glenn Fleishman.” -Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of bOING bOING Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  19. Book Details Hardcover: 626 pages Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (May 2008) Language: English ISBN-10:0470725060 ISBN-13: 978-0470725061 File Size: 15.6 MB “Cuts through the hype! Golding’s compelling offers visionary, but practical insights. A “must have” reference treatment for all practitioners in the mobile innovation space.” -Jag Minhas, Telefónica O2 Europe Second edition of this best-selling guide to Wireless Applications: fully revised, updated and with brand new material! In Next Generation Wireless Applications, Second Edition, the author establishes a picture of the entire mobile application ecosystem, and explains how it all fits together. This edition builds upon the successes of the first edition by offering an up-to-date holistic guide to mobile application development, including an assessment of the applicability of new mobile applications, and an exploration into the developments in a number of areas such as Web 2.0, 3G, Mobile TV, J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition) and many more. Key features of this second edition include: New introductory chapters on trends in mobile application, and on becoming an Operator. Two new chapters on Mobile 2.0 and IMS and Mobilizing Media and TV. Extra material on convergence, Web 2.0, AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML), HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service), WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and WiFi. Best practice on how to present to, sell to and work with operators. More insights, anecdotes and sidebars reflecting the author’s extensive experience in the industry. Next Generation Wireless Applications will prove essential reading for professionals in mobile operator and mobile application developing companies, web developers, and developer community managers. Media companies, general managers, business analysts, students, business consultants, and Java developers will also find this book captivating. “If you want to understand the future of mobile applications and services, their potential impact and the growth opportunities this is the perfect starting point.” -Martin Smith, Head of Content Innovation & Applications, T-Mobile Table of Contents 1. Prelude The Next Generation Experience 2. Introduction 3. Becoming an Operator 2.0 4. Introduction to Mobile Service Architectures and Paradigms 5. P-Centric Mobile Ecosystem and Web 2.0 6. Client Server Platforms for Mobile Services 7. HTTP, WAP, AJAX, P2P and IM Protocols 8. J2EE Presentation Layer 9. Using J2EE for Mobile Services 10. Mobile Devices 11. Mobile Application Paradigms 12. The RF Network 13. Mobile Location Services 14. Mobile 2.0 and IMS 15. Mobilising Media and TV Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content] Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  20. Book Details Paperback: 75 pages Publisher: Springer (July 2012) Language: English ISBN-10:1461443784 ISBN-13: 978-1461443780 File Size: 1.3 MB The next-generation of wireless communications are envisioned to be supported by heterogeneous networks by using various wireless access technologies. The popular cellular networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs) present perfectly complementary characteristics in terms of service capacity, mobility support, and quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning. The cellular/WLAN interworking is an effective way to promote the evolution of wireless networks. Interworking of Wireless LANs and Cellular Networks focuses on three aspects, namely access selection, call admission control and load sharing to investigate heterogeneous interworking for cellular/WLAN integrated networks. It not only reveals important observations but also offers useful tools for performance evaluation. The unique traffic and network characteristics are exploited to enhance interworking effectiveness. Theoretical analysis and simulation validation demonstrate benefits of cellular/WLAN interworking in real networks. Last but not the least, this brief highlights promising future research directions to guide interested readers. Table of Contents Introduction on Cellular/WLAN Interworking. Resource Allocation for Integrated Voice and Data Services. Call Admission Control with Randomized Access Selection. Size-Based Load Sharing with SRPT Scheduling. Conclusions and Future Directions. Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content] Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  21. Book Details Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: Cisco Press (April 2012) Language: English ISBN-10:1587142929 ISBN-13: 978-1587142925 File Size: 39.6 MB Email Security with Cisco IronPort thoroughly illuminates the security and performance challenges associated with today’s messaging environments and shows you how to systematically anticipate and respond to them using Cisco’s IronPort Email Security Appliance (ESA). Going far beyond any IronPort user guide, leading Cisco expert Chris Porter shows you how to use IronPort to construct a robust, secure, high-performance email architecture that can resist future attacks. Email Security with Cisco IronPortpresents specific, proven architecture recommendations for deploying IronPort ESAs in diverse environments to optimize reliability and automatically handle failure. The author offers specific recipes for solving a wide range of messaging security problems, and he demonstrates how to use both basic and advanced features- including several hidden and undocumented commands. The author addresses issues ranging from directory integration to performance monitoring and optimization, and he offers powerful insights into often-ignored email security issues, such as preventing “bounce blowback.” Throughout, he illustrates his solutions with detailed examples demonstrating how to control ESA configuration through each available interface. Chris Porter, Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco, focuses on the technical aspects of Cisco IronPort customer engagements. He has more than 12 years of experience in applications, computing, and security in finance, government, Fortune® 1000, entertainment, and higher education markets. Understand how the Cisco IronPort ESA addresses the key challenges of email security Select the best network deployment model for your environment, and walk through successful installation and configuration Configure and optimize Cisco IronPort ESA’s powerful security, message, and content filtering Understand the email pipeline so you can take full advantage of it and troubleshoot problems if they occur Efficiently control Cisco IronPort ESA through its Web User Interface (WUI) and command-line interface (CLI) Implement reporting, monitoring, logging, and file management Integrate Cisco IronPort ESA and your mail policies with LDAP directories such as Microsoft Active Directory Automate and simplify email security administration Deploy multiple Cisco IronPort ESAs and advanced network configurations Prepare for emerging shifts in enterprise email usage and new security challenges This security book is part of the Cisco Press®Â Networking Technology Series. Security titles from Cisco Press help networking professionals secure critical data and resources, prevent and mitigate network attacks, and build end-to-end self-defending networks. Table of Contents Chapter 1. Introduction to Email Security Chapter 2. ESA Product Basics Chapter 3. ESA Email Pipeline Chapter 4. ESA Web User Interface Chapter 5. Command-Line Interface Chapter 6. Additional Management Services Chapter 7. Directories and Policies Chapter 8. Security Filtering Chapter 9. Automating Tasks Chapter 10. Configuration Files Chapter 11. Message and Content Filters Chapter 12. Advanced Networking Chapter 13. Multiple Device Deployments Chapter 14. Recommended Configuration Chapter 15. Advanced Topics Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  22. Book Details Paperback: 528 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 3rd Edition (July 2012) Language: English ISBN-10:0321813847 ISBN-13: 978-0321813848 File Size: 42.7 MB Android Wireless Application Development has earned a reputation as the most useful real-world guide to building robust, commercial-grade Android apps. Now, authors Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have systematically revised and updated this guide for the latest Android SDK and tools updates. To accommodate their extensive new coverage, they’ve split the book into two leaner, cleaner volumes. This Volume II focuses on advanced techniques for the entire app development cycle, including design, coding, testing, debugging, and distribution. Darcey and Conder cover hot topics ranging from tablet development to protecting against piracy and demonstrate advanced techniques for everything from data integration and UI development to in-app billing. Every chapter has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest SDKs, tools, and devices. The sample code has been completely overhauled and is available for download on a companion website. Drawing on decades of in-the-trenches experience as professional mobile developers, the authors also provide even more tips and best practices for highly efficient development. This new edition covers Advanced app design with async processing, services, SQLite databases, content providers, intents, and notifications Sophisticated UI development, including input gathering via gestures and voice recognition Developing accessible and internationalized mobile apps Maximizing integrated search, cloud-based services, and other exclusive Android features Leveraging Android 4.0 APIs for networking, web, location services, the camera, telephony, and hardware sensors Building richer apps with 2D/3D graphics (OpenGL ES and RenderScript), animation, and the Android NDK Tracking app usage patterns with Google Analytics Streamlining testing with the Android Debug Bridge This book is an indispensable resource for every intermediate- to advanced-level Java developer now participating in Android development and for every seasoned mobile developer who wants to take full advantage of the newest Android platform and hardware. Also look for: Android Wireless Application Development, Volume I: Android Essentials (ISBN: 9780321813831) Table of Contents Part I: Advanced Android Application Design Principles Chapter 1. Threading and Asynchronous Processing Chapter 2. Working with Services Chapter 3. Leveraging SQLite Application Databases Chapter 4. Building Android Content Providers Chapter 5. Broadcasting and Receiving Intents Chapter 6. Working with Notifications Part II: Advanced Android User Interface Design Principles Chapter 7. Designing Powerful User Interfaces Chapter 8. Handling Advanced User Input Chapter 9. Designing Accessible Applications Chapter 10. Best Practices for Tablet and Google TV Development Part III: Leveraging Common Android APIs Chapter 11. Using Android Networking APIs Chapter 12. Using Android Web APIs Chapter 13. Using Location-Based Services APIs Chapter 14. Using Android Multimedia APIs Chapter 15. Using Android Telephony APIs Chapter 16. Accessing Android’s Hardware Sensors Chapter 17. Using Android’s Optional Hardware APIs Part IV: Drawing, Animations, and Graphics Programming with Android Chapter 18. Developing Android 2D Graphics Applications Chapter 19. Working with Animation Chapter 20. Developing Android 3D Graphics Applications Chapter 21. Using the Android NDK Part V: Maximizing Android’s Unique Features Chapter 22. Extending Android Application Reach Chapter 23. Enabling Application Search Chapter 24. Working with Cloud to Device Messaging Chapter 25. Managing User Accounts and Synchronizing User Data Part VI: Advanced Topics in Application Publication and Distribution Chapter 26. Internationalizing Your Applications Chapter 27. An Overview of Third-Party In-App Billing APIs for Android Chapter 28. Enabling Application Statistics with Google Analytics Chapter 29. Protecting Applications from Software Piracy Part VII: Appendices Appendix A. The Android Debug Bridge Quick-Start Guide Appendix B. The SQLite Quick-Start Guide Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content] Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  23. Book Details Paperback: 146 pages Publisher: O’Reilly Media (April 2012) Language: English ISBN-10:1449312047 ISBN-13: 978-1449312046 File Size: 13.1 MB Wireless has finally come of age. With a significant jump in throughput over previous standards, 802.11n is the first wireless technology that doesn’t trade speed for mobility, and users have stormed onto wireless networks with a passion. In this concise guide, Matthew Gast-chair of the IEEE group that produced revision 802.11-2012-shows you why wireless has become the default method of connecting to a network, and provides technical details you need to plan, design, and deploy 802.11n today. Building a network for the multitude of new devices is now a strategic decision for network engineers everywhere. This book gives you an in-depth look at key parts of 802.11n, and shows you how to achieve an Ethernet-free wireless office. Learn how MIMO’s multiple data streams greatly increase wireless speed Discover how 802.11n modifications improve MAC efficiency Examine advanced PHY features such as beanforming and space-time code block Use advanced MAC features to maintain interoperability with older devices Plan an 802.11n network by determining traffic demand, key applications, power requirements, and security Choose the architecture, select hardware, and plan coverage to design and build your network Table of Contents Chapter 1. Introduction to 802.11n-2009 Part I: The PHY Chapter 2. MIMO and the 802.11n PHY Chapter 3. Channels, Framing, and Coding Chapter 4. Advanced PHY Features for Performance Part II: The MAC Chapter 5. MAC Basics Chapter 6. Advanced MAC Features for Interoperability Part III: Using 802.11n to Build a Network Chapter 7. Planning an 802.11n Network Chapter 8. Designing and Installing an 802.11n Network Appendix. Afterword Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  24. Book Details Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Cisco Press (December 2005) Language: English ISBN-10:1587052156 ISBN-13: 978-1587052156 File Size: 16.5 MB The practical guide to building resilient and highly available IP networks Learn from an all-in-one introduction to new features and developments in building a resilient IP network Enable your organization to meet internal service-level agreements (SLAs) for mission-critical resources Understand how a resilient IP network can help in delivering mission-critical information such as video and voice services Work with configuration examples that are based on real-world issues and customer requirements Get tips and best practices from field personnel who have worked on some of the largest networks with stringent uptime requirements and SLAs More companies are building networks with the intention of using them to conduct business. Because the network has become such a strategic business tool, its availability is of utmost importance to companies and their service providers. The challenges for the professionals responsible for these networks include ensuring that the network remains up all the time, keeping abreast of the latest technologies that help maintain uptime, and reacting to ever-increasing denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Building Resilient IP Networks helps you meet those challenges. This practical guide to building highly available IP networks captures the essence of technologies that contribute to the uptime of networks. You gain a clear understanding of how to achieve network availability through the use of tools, design strategy, and Cisco IOS® Software. With Building Resilient IP Networks, you examine misconceptions about five-nines availability and learn to focus your attention on the real issues: appreciating the limitations of the protocols, understanding what has been done to improve them, and keeping abreast of those changes. Building Resilient IP Networks highlights the importance of having a modular approach to building an IP network and, most important, illustrates how a modular design contributes to a resilient network. You learn how an IP network can be broken down to various modules and how these modules interconnect with one another. Then you explore new network resiliency features that have been developed recently, categorized with respect to the design modules. Building Resilient IP Networks is relevant to both enterprise and service provider customers of all sizes. Regardless of whether the network connects to the Internet, fortifying IP networks for maximum uptime and prevention of attacks is mandatory for anyone’s business. This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers. Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
  25. Book Details Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: Cisco Press (July 2006) Language: English ISBN-10:1587142457 ISBN-13: 978-1587142451 File Size: 48.0 MB AÂ comprehensive handbook for understanding, designing, and deploying multiservice network architecture and applications Design, deploy, operate, and troubleshoot ONS 15454 applications and services Learn SONET/SDH and DWDM fundamentals Understand Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) network architectures that support Ethernet, storage area networking, wavelength, and DWDM transport applications Extend your MSPP with Cisco storage solutions A new generation of SONET and DWDM systems providing the functions of multiple network elements in a single platform has emerged. This new platform is called a Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). MSPPs are a popular solution for building new networks and upgrading existing networks to take advantage of new services and integration of voice and data. Cisco Systems provides an MSPP product, the ONS 15454, for both service provider and enterprise networks. Cisco Systems is the market leader in MSPP technology in North America. More than 1,000 Cisco customers use the ONS 15454 MSPP in their networks and over 40,000 ONS 15454s have shipped, creating a need for accurate, comprehensive technical information for users to understand and maximize the potential of this MSPP product. Building Multiservice Transport Networks will become an indispensable reference for Cisco customers and constituents who are deploying MSPP solutions. Building Multiservice Transport Networks teaches all facets of MSPP networks in an easy-to-understand manner and from both the service provider and enterprise perspective. It provides the background material necessary for readers to learn key aspects of SONET, SDH, DWDM, Ethernet, and storage networking, and does so through network diagrams, application examples, design guidelines, and detailed configurations. Download E-Book Uploaded Link [Hidden Content] Uploaded Link [Hidden Content]
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