The top 10 Technology books in the UK for Saturday 17th November 2018

The top 10 Technology books in the UK for Saturday 17th November 2018

Get Children CodingThese are the unofficial top 10 Technology books in the UK for the week ending Saturday 17th November 2018. What an interesting mix of titles this week.  Of note are the “Get Coding Learn HTML, CSS and Javascript and build a website, app and game” books.  I’ve gone through the various intro to coding titles with my children and looked at languages like Scratch, Beebot etc which while useful dumb down the technology a little too much for my liking.  When my generation learnt to code we were straight into simple BASIC and then machine code as soon as we discovered the limitations of BASIC.  These new Get Coding books look great because at least they are teaching real, marketable skills that will actually be of use in the workplace or on a real-life project.  If you are looking for an alternative to Scratch or a follow on from Scratch for your children (KS1 / KS2) then I’d certainly recommend you take a look at these two titles.

 

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1Amazon Alexa: 2018 Ultimate User Guide For Alexa, Alexa Skills, Amazon Echo, and Echo Dot, Including Tips, Tricks, And Easter Eggs (Paperback)
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£4.89
2Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine (Hardcover)
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£11.97
3Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Build a Website, App, and Game (Paperback)
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£5.89
4Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Paperback)
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£6.53
5The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games (Tech Classics) (Hardcover)
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£5.99
6Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions (Paperback)
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£25.36
7300 Fortnite Tricks: The Ultimate Fortnite Battle Royale Strategy Guide (Paperback)
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£7.53
8Making YouTube Videos (Dummies Junior) (Paperback)
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£6.29
9Get Coding 2! Build Five Computer Games Using HTML and JavaScript (Paperback)
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£9.99
10Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life (Hardcover)
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£9.35

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Twitter client for Mac #Twitter

Twitter client for Mac #Twitter

The official Twitter client for the Mac died yesterday. When you try and start it now it fails to authenticate any of your accounts. This is because Twitter announced recently that they were going to stop developing and supporting their client on the Mac in an attempt to people to use their Web-based client instead.

For me and I suspect many others I really don’t like using the web client. It’s something simple to do with it suiting the way I think and work but having Twitter in its own client app away from the work I’m doing in Safari suits me.

So having looked at a few options I’ve bought TweetBot for the Mac and it seems fine and an easy transition.  What I don’t understand is the business logic behind Twitter’s decision to kill their Mac-based client.  For a company, the size of Twitter employing one or two developers to support a Mac client is hardly a significant investment. Most of the code base should be in common with their iOS version and the skillset is basically the same.  There’s also the expectation that at WWDC 2018, the annual Apple developer conference that they will announce support in iOS and MacOS for universal apps. This will allow developers to create a single app that can be downloaded and run on Mac and iPhone for example.  Why would Twitter kill the Mac client now rather than wait and create a good universal MacOS/iOS app?

In effect what Twitter has yielded control of thousands of influential Mac Users to third-party clients which they will struggle to control and gain advertising income from so easily.

When you see such irrational business decisions being made you have to wonder if there aren’t fundamentally more serious problems at Twitter.

Let me know what you think in a comment below.

 

Trending Technology books in the UK for weekending ​Saturday 7th October 2017

Trending Technology books in the UK for weekending ​Saturday 7th October 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 Trending Technology books in the UK for the week ending Saturday 7th October 2017.

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1Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Kindle Edition)
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£1.49
2Gamechanger (Hardcover)
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£7.50
3Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Audio Download)
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£14.60
4Engineering Mathematics (Paperback)
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£27.89
5Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
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£20.00
6Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£3.49
7Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin) (Paperback)
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£23.79
8Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£9.99
9Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins (Audio Download)
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£17.49
10Python: Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. Python for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
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£2.37

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Technology books in the UK for weekending Saturday 30th September 2017

Technology books in the UK for weekending Saturday 30th September 2017

Top IT and Computing Titles September 2017These are the unofficial top 10 Technology books in the UK for the week ending Saturday 30th September 2017.

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1Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Audio Download)
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£14.60
2Gamechanger (Hardcover)
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£7.50
3Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
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£20.00
4Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£9.99
5Engineering Mathematics (Paperback)
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£27.89
6Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins (Audio Download)
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£17.49
7Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£3.49
8Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin) (Paperback)
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£23.79
9Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Audio Download)
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£15.57
10Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)
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£6.99

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Trending Technology books in the UK for weekending Saturday 23rd September 2017

Trending Technology books in the UK for weekending Saturday 23rd September 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 Technology books in the UK for the week ending Saturday 23rd September 2017.

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1Gamechanger (Hardcover)
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£7.50
2Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
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£20.00
3Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£3.49
4Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£9.99
5Make Your Own Neural Network (Kindle Edition)
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£3.20
6Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin) (Paperback)
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£23.79
7Python: Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. Python for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
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£2.37
8Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Audio Download)
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£14.60
9Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning Series) (Hardcover)
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£66.95
10Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback)
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£6.81

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Trending Tech books in the UK for weekending Saturday 16th September 2017

Trending Tech books in the UK for weekending Saturday 16th September 2017

These are the unofficial top 10 Technology books in the UK for the week ending Saturday 16th September 2017.

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1Gamechanger (Hardcover)
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£7.50
2Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£3.49
3Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Hardcover)
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£20.00
4Make Your Own Neural Network (Kindle Edition)
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£3.20
5OCR AS and A Level Computer Science (Paperback)
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£29.25
6Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Kindle Edition)
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£9.99
7Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (Audio Download)
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£14.60
8Python: Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. Python for Beginners with Hands-on Project. (Learn Coding Fast with Hands-On Project Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
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£2.37
9Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback)
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£6.81
10Big Data Diaries: A Beginner’s Guide To Big Data And Programming (Kindle Edition)
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£2.30

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