iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
Author: David Pogue

Company: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
August 2009, 397 pages
ISBN: 978-0-596-80429-9
Price: $24.99

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About Scott Willsey

Scott is a long time Apple enthusiast whose first personally owned computer was the original 128k Macintosh introduced in 1984. He has 20 years of experience working with OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux. Scott is host of the Pocket Sized Podcast, a short pocketable podcast about Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple TV. You can find it at PocketSizedPodcast.com. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw or on his podcast Twitter account at @pocketpodcast.

Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, 3rd Edition
by Rob Sheppard

Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0470147660
221 pages, paper, full color
US: $19.99, CAN: $23.99, UK: £13.99

Like other excellent titles in Wiley’s Visual series, Rob Sheppard’s book on digital photography is well organized and makes extremely good use of photos to illustrate techniques described in the text. In some ways, the title of the book may do it a disservice: don’t think that you will only get 100 tips; there are tips and tricks lodged within the 100 labeled tips. Also, the book provides sound advice for taking better photos, be they digital or not.

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40 Digital Photo Retouching Techniques
Book Review

On October 29, 2007, in Book Review, by Bakari Chavanu

40 Digital Photo Retouching Techniques, 3rd Edition
by Zack Lee

Youngjin Publishers
ISBN-13: 978-89-314-3370-8
198 pages, full color
US: $16.95 CAN: $22.95 UK: £9.99

In the age of digital photography, with the right image adjustment techniques, we can look younger, older, and sometimes more attractive. If taking off a few pounds seems impossible in real life, it can at least be done with the magic digital image retouching. Just last week, one of my clients called me and said she really liked a particular engagement photo of her and her fiancé, but she was wondering if I could somehow get rid of her double chin. I was happy to oblige. I could retouch the image in Photoshop in under five minutes, no sweat.

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Book Review – Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition

On February 5, 2003, in Book Review, by Jeffrey McPheeters

Unix Power Tools, 3rd Edition
Shelley Powers, Jerry Peek, Tim O’Reilly and Mike Loukides
O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

ISBN 1-596-00330-7
US $69.95 CA $108.95
1,036 pages not including index

Unix Power Tools, an apt title not meant to be redundant (Unix is THE power-user’s operating system, after all) has been the ShopSmith manual or the Unix Almanac since it first appeared in the early 1990s. The second edition appeared in 1999, and with the amazing, if not predicted, growth of Unix and expansion into many flavors; it’s fitting that a 3rd edition should appear now. Over half of the articles have been revised since that last edition to include information pertaining to many of the smaller but ground-gaining Unix’s such as Linux, freeBSD, and Mac OS X’s Darwin.

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