Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing *review*

The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing
100 Websites that will change your life
by Peter Buckley

-information taken from the DK Canada website

The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing is your essential 'how to' guide for taking your life online, sharing 100 websites that will change your life forever. This guide takes a practical view at the phenomena of "cloud computing" - in simple terms, computing that takes the focus away from applications that live on home PCs and instead puts it all online. This guide will teach you how to use these tools to become more productive, find new ways to work and, of course, play online in this ever changing digital age. Written for novices and experts alike this jargon-busting guide will teach you how to stay in sync so that your contacts, emails, bookmarks and calendars are always at your fingertips.

Discover how to keep in touch with friends using Google Docs, Zoho Office, Twiddla and how to take your media online, sharing snaps on Flickr and discovering new music with Spotify and Rely on tips and tricks for protecting precious data online and avoiding getting scammed. Find the coolest Cloud tools including using Remember The Milk to plan your days and discover how to scrapbook your life with Evernote. The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing will help you find your feet, and keep a cool head, in the Cloud.


I really could have used this book a couple years ago when I first started blogging and working online! It is packed full of information that I had to figure out ... slowly... on my own by trial and error. There is plenty I don't know though and I did learn a lot from reading it! I really appreciated how easy it was to understand. The world of computing is filled with language I don't understand- half the time it sounds like people are talking in code. This book breaks that all down and makes it very user-friendly.

Thanks so much to DK Canada for sending me a review copy of this book.

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