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Make Photon Wifi

Make Getting Started With the Photon: Making Things With the Affordable, Compact, Hackable Wifi Module By Monk, Simon/ Supalla, Zach (FRW) Book – 2015

A tiny, wonderful book for a tiny, wonderful module. The Photon is a stamp sized processor board with an ARM processor and WIFI networking. The book is 200 pages packed with information on programming (C language), electronics (breadboard with simple components), and IOT (Internet Of Things) system design. Build 15 simple projects. Control the Photon remotely from a smartphone app or directly from a PC.

Experienced programmers or technologists will be able to skip most of this book. High school students will enjoy the projects, and learn so much.

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Hacking Exposed Wireless

book coverHacking Exposed Wireless – Wireless Security Secrets & Solutions, Johnny Cache, 2010

This book will interest security specialists and crackers. It is a gray-hat book which shows how to break into poorly configured WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, and DECT. No mention of GSM. 450 pages.

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Wireless Network Administration

book coverWireless Network Administration – A Beginner’s Guide, Wale Soyinka, 2010

Administrators will want to read this. It is mostly focused on WiFi, but it has overviews of WiMax, GSM, LTE, and ZigBee, Well written, 300 pages.

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Anywhere – How Global Connectivity

book coverAnywhere – How Global Connectivity Is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business, Emily Green, McGraw-Hill, 2010

Business is revolutionized when we can access the web from anywhere. This book contains excited generalisms written by the chief of Yankee Group. Hardcover, 250 pages.

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On the Move with the Mobile Web

On the Move with the Mobile Web – Libraries and Mobile Technologies, Ellyssa Kroski, ALA, 2008

This is the July 2008 issue of Library Technology Reports, so it is somewhat dated. It is an introduction to web access from mobiles such as smartphones and PDA’s. A 5 page section is on library services via mobile. 45 pages, journal format.

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Wireless All-in-one

book coverWireless All-in-one for Dummies, Wiley, 2010

This is a user guide for all wireless devices: WiFi computers, cordless phones, cell phones and PDA’s. A wide range of devices is covered, in a practical way. 450 pages.

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Microwave Transmission

book coverMicrowave Transmission Networks – Planning, Design, and Deployment 2nd ed., Harvey Lehpamer, McGraw-Hill, 2010

Systems engineers will want to have this book on their desk. Hardcover, 450 pages.

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CWNA Certified Wireless

book coverCWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator & CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional
All-in-one Exam Guide (PWO-104 & PWO-204), Tom Carpenter, 2010

If you want to get certified, this will be useful. Hardcover, 700 pages.

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Wireless Mobility

book coverWireless Mobility – The Why of Wireless, Neil P. Reid, 2010

The business case for wireless networks. This book discusses the “value proposition” of wireless. Well written by a top Cisco marketer. 300 pages.

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Professional Android Application Development

book coverProfessional Android Application Development / Reto Meier, Wiley, 2009

Developers of mobile applications need look no further, Android is here. Several compelling factors put Android on the top of the pile compared with iPhone, Palm, BB and Nokia. This book is an introduction to app development, well written, with many examples, 400 pages.