Getting StartED with Netbooks

Overview

You’ve found your perfect communications partner. Tiny, light, and inexpensive, netbooks are an ideal match if you need to keep in touch with work, family, and friends wherever you go. Tech mag guru Nancy Nicolaisen helps you to make the right choices about your netbook, from empowering you as a savvy shopper to showing you how netbooks and other mobile Internet devices can make your life easier, perhaps even better! Share the visions and aspirations of major market innovators in exclusive interviews about the ...

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Overview

You’ve found your perfect communications partner. Tiny, light, and inexpensive, netbooks are an ideal match if you need to keep in touch with work, family, and friends wherever you go. Tech mag guru Nancy Nicolaisen helps you to make the right choices about your netbook, from empowering you as a savvy shopper to showing you how netbooks and other mobile Internet devices can make your life easier, perhaps even better! Share the visions and aspirations of major market innovators in exclusive interviews about the global mobile future and see where netbooks could take you tomorrow.

What you’ll learn

  • How to select the netbook that’s right for you, whether it’s for work, school, or entertainment
  • How to get connected using Bluetooth and wireless networks
  • All about computing in the cloud: mobile productivity services and strategies
  • The best of the Web for business and entertainment
  • Security features and protecting your private data


Who this book is for

This book is perfect for those interested in purchasing a netbook and those who want to get the most out of their existing netbook.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting the Best Fit and Value
  2. Getting Connected
  3. Hands-On Power Shopping:Best of Breed Tools for Today’s Netbooks and the Cloud Lifestyle
  4. A Beginner’s Guide to Cloud Lifestyles
  5. Hot Tickets for Netbook Software,Media, and Content Experiences
  6. Best of the Web Part 1: Business and Reference
  7. Best of the Web Part 2: Entertainment and Lifestyle
  8. Maintaining Privacy and Security in a Pervasively Connected World


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430225010
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Nicolaisen is an author, researcher, veteran software developer and former Computer Science Professor specializing in mobile and embedded device technologies. In 2008 she provided mobile device developer education materials, analysis and strategy consultation to Nokia, Symbian Foundation, Intel, Microsoft, Time Warner AOL, Information Today and other global players in the mobile connected device space. In 2007 she served as technical advisor for the development of the Microsoft Professional Education course titled "Designing, Building and Managing Wireless Networks". Her feature articles, columns and analyses have been internationally circulated in publications including BYTE, PC Magazine, Windows Sources, Computer Shopper, Dr. Dobbs Journal of Software Engineering, Microsoft Systems Journal, DataBased Advisor, Telecom Advisor and McGraw-Hill/DATAPRO Research; She regularly provides feature and analysis content for Internet based publishers including jupitermedia.com, codeguru.com and Information Today; She is author of three books: Making Windows Portable: Porting Win32 to Win CE (2002, John Wiley & Sons); The Practical Guide to Debugging 32 Bit Windows Applications (1996, McGraw Hill); and The Visual Guide to Visual C++ (1994, Ventana Press) available in five foreign language editions. Ms. Nicolaisen is currently active in exploring open source technologies and trends for mobile, embedded and wireless devices.

Karen J. Offermann is a veteran enterprise solution project manager, with background in global service delivery and high profile editorial/analyst experience. Her full resume is available upon request, and demonstrates:

  • Proficiency in all phases of interactive content delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple work and project streams, ensuring strategic goals, budgets and schedules are met
  • Broad experience in global solution deployments
  • Planning and business analysis acumen supporting design, deployment and ongoing management of solutions and services delivered to more than 1 million network endpoints
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