How Computers Work, Tenth Edition is your full-color, fully-illustrated guide to your whole modern world of computing: your PC, your notebook, your tablet, your smartphone, all of it! With nearly 2 million copies sold, this is one of the world's most popular computer books: long admired for Tim Downs' exquisitely detailed illustrations, and Ron White's brilliance in simplifying complex technological concepts so everyone can understand. No other book on the planet covers everything you'll find here, and none rival it in elegance or flair. Now, White and Downs have completely updated their legendary classic for today's computing environment, and today's technologies. Their new Tenth Edition takes you under the hood with: * iPads and iPhones * Android tablets and smartphones * eReaders like Kindle, including eInk technology * Windows 8 * Touchscreens, LEDs, and LCDs * New flash memory and low power chips * Twitter, Facebook, and Skype * Fiber Internet * Texting * Multiplayer gaming, and much more How Computers Work, Tenth Edition covers all the ways you use your technology now: from how your browser streams video to how game consoles generate 3D worlds.
It demystifies everything from the Internet and your home network to spyware and security software. A marvel in book publishing for two decades, there's never been anything like it -- and it's now better than ever!
Ron White has been writing How Computers Work for 20 years, during which time he's also been executive editor at PC Computing magazine, BYTE.com, and groovyPost.com. He's been a computer columnist for Windows Sources and 80 Micro. How Computers Work was named best nonfiction computer book, and his writing has been honored by the Maggie Awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, and The National Endowment for the Humanities. He and his wife, Sue, have bounced back and forth between Boston and San Francisco before finally ending up in San Antonio.