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10 Easy Steps to Using Minecraft in Your Class
You know how involving (and fun!) Minecraft can be for building user communities. How can you put Minecraft to work in your classroom? Colin Gallagher, author of An Educator's Guide to Using Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, Inspiration, and Student Projects for Teachers, provides a quick 10-step program for adding Minecraft to your teaching toolbox.
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By Colin GallagherJan 19, 2015
The Connected Apple Home: Passwords and Security
The days when you could choose a pet name as a password, or use the same password for more than one Web site or service, are long over. The authors of The Connected Apple Home: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV discuss how to keep your Apple devices safe, including iOS passcodes, Mac security, iCloud Keychain, 1Password, and finding a lost device.
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By Jeff Carlson, Dan MorenJan 5, 2015
Ten Ways to Amaze with Your Amazon Fire Phone
Amazon and device expert Scott McNulty, author of The Amazon Fire Phone: Master Your Amazon Smartphone, gives a quick flyover of his top-10 favorite reasons to love the Amazon Fire.
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By Scott McNultyDec 10, 2014
Minecraft Basics
Learn the basics of Minecraft, including crafting basics, the lay of the land, world-generated structures, and critters and creatures, in this excerpt from The Visual Guide to Minecraft: Dig into Minecraft with this (parent-approved) guide full of tips, hints, and projects!.
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By James H. Clark, Cori Dusmann, John MoltzNov 25, 2014

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Ben WaldieiOS Productivity: Printing from Your iPhone or iPad via Your Mac

AirPrint was introduced with iOS 4.2, and lets you to print right from your iOS device.  Now you can be super productive, right?  Only if you have an AirPrint enabled printer at your disposal.  Although there are hundreds of printers available that support AirPrint these days, what if you're like me, and have older printers that iOS doesn't recognize?  Your Mac can help.

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By Ben WaldieCommentsSeptember 3, 2012
Topics: Wireless Networking,Apple,Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle,iPhone,iPad,Productivity
Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelPeachpit and Steve Jobs

All of us at Peachpit—our authors, our staff, and our loyal readers—have been touched by Steve Jobs and his influence on our creative endeavors. We will all miss him.

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By Nancy Aldrich-RuenzelCommentsOctober 6, 2011
Topics: Apple,Publisher's Notes,Peachpit Commons,Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle
Laura RossLive Twitterview with Evan Carroll and John Romano

What happens to your Facebook and Flickr photos after you're gone? Learn how to preserve your digital possessions in an action-packed Twitterview with @EvanCarroll and @JohnWRomano.

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By Laura RossCommentsJuly 18, 2011
Topics: Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle
Top 10 Reasons I Sleep with My iPad 2

As one of the authors of The iPad 2 Project Book, I am often asked how much I like my iPad. Let me just say that we're more than good friends.

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By Michael E. CohenCommentsApril 21, 2011
Topics: iPod,Gadgets and Digital Lifestyle

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