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Practical Malware Analysis: Book review

This comprehensive, practical and well-written book helps you understand how malware works, so you can keep your Windows PCs, servers and associated systems free from infection.

August 29, 2012 by Mary Branscombe

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Book review: What Would Steve Jobs Do?

This book is neither a biography of Steve Jobs nor a history of Apple. Instead, it attempts to distill the Apple co-founder's work into some fairly basic business advice.

August 20, 2012 by Wendy M Grossman

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The Apple Revolution: Book review

A company with Apple's current level of profitability seems more like the establishment than the counterculture, no matter how many "Think different" adverts praising "the crazy ones" you've seen. This book charts the company's progress from garage to boardroom.

August 15, 2012 by Mary Branscombe


David Brin's Existence: Book review

It's been 10 years since David Brin's last novel. A long decade, full of change and complexity. So it's fitting that his return to science fiction, Existence, is a futurist work akin to his 1990 novel Earth.

July 10, 2012 by Simon Bisson

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Book review: Broken Ballots

Few people — the security expert Rebecca Mercuri being the notable exception — thought much about the mechanics of voting before the Bush-versus-Gore presidential election in 2000. A few weeks of watching diligent poll workers holding up ballots to look for hanging chads changed all that.

July 6, 2012 by Wendy M Grossman


Book review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th edition

Whether you're writing a blog, a book, a website or the text for a program's user interface, the more consistent you are the clearer things will be. That's easier when you have a style guide, so you don't have to decide every time whether it's 'Web site', 'web site' or 'website' and whether to say 'sign in' or 'sign on' (sign in is better, unless you're talking about single sign on and getting access to multiple enterprise services with one login).

June 18, 2012 by Book Reviews


Book review: The Start-Up of You

If you've been wondering exactly what LinkedIn is for, a book on applying entrepreneurship to your career co-written by its co-founder should be the ideal explanation. It is, but thankfully it's more than just an advert or tutorial for the service.

June 6, 2012 by Book Reviews


Book review: The Geek Manifesto

"I could not have written this book four or five years ago," Mark Henderson said in a recent visit to the Westminster Skeptics. "The problems were there, but the solutions were not.

May 24, 2012 by Book Reviews