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Geeks Guide2 Christmas 2010
Welcome to the second part of our Christmas trilogy. This week we have a variety of books for you to indulge in, from public speaking to photography, mobiles & tablets, and even gaming. Don’t forget we are offering up to 40% savings on each of these titles.
Bestselling author Scott Berkun presents this entertaining insider’s view to successful public speaking. Berkun is the former program manager for Microsoft and has worked on projects such as Internet Explorer, MSN and Windows. Both funny and smart, this book covers topics such as coping with butterflies, how to deal with a tough room and the science of not boring people. If you’re looking to become more confident at presenting in front of an audience, Berkun's book is packed full of advice which will help you overcome any fears and express yourself freely.
Know anybody who has got or is getting an iPad, iPhone 4 or even BlackBerry Storm2? If so the Made Simple books could be a handy gift this Christmas. Mobile boffins Martin Trautschold and Gary Mazo present their Made Simple range.
The aim of these books is to help you unleash the full potential of your gizmo. They cover how to get started with your device, syncing and all of the key features. The books are nice and chunky, covering the basics in depth and are packed full of illustrations. They are easy to follow as they have a step by step process throughout.
To put it simply, both iPad and iPhone 4 Made Simple are ideal for getting the most from your Apple device. BlackBerry Storm2 Made Simple will help you find everything you need to become fully compatible and battle the Storm.
Watch out for the Best iPhone Apps next week!
This book teaches you how to make seriously geeky stuff with your kids. From an electric guitar to cool, mess-free, screen printed t-shirts, there are 24 interesting projects to get stuck in with. The book is beginner friendly and assumes you have no prior knowledge of carpentry, sewing, or soldering, so there are complete illustrated instructions to guide you through. The projects within the books are intended to be cost effective, ideal for any craft/toying making geek on a budget.
These books teach you exactly what the title says; how to take great shots simply. Author Jeff Revell is a professional photographer with more than 25 years of experience, who wrote the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D and Nikon D3000 books. Nicole S. Young (a full time commercial photographer) wrote the Canon 7D book.
The three books follow the same approach and cover similar topics such as taking your photography to the next level, using automatic camera modes, moving targets, mood lighting and much more.The books are compact, have a simple layout and display great images in full colour as examples. The range is useful for beginners and those who want to gain more knowledge on their camera. The books consider all the factors which affect the perfect photo such as lighting, colour, angle, white balance and exposure. The range also features a Top 10 tips for their represented camera.
1001 Video Games… is the ultimate checklist for all hardcore gamers. The games chosen for the book have been selected by the Editor-In-Chief of Edge, Tony Mott, with a preface by the legendary Peter Molyneux. The controversial book contains 960 pages, full of colour screenshots, game descriptions and the cultural impact of each game. 1001 Videos games cover games from all platforms, genres and goes back to the 70’s up until this year. Fans of the Streets of Rage series, Goldenaxe and Crash Bandicoot will be disappointed to see that neither of these games made the list but nonetheless it does pay homage to classics such as Frogger, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Doom and Wolfenstien.
If anybody has played all 1001 games, take a bow, you deserve a golden joystick. This one is a must have for all gamers.
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