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Book Review: Nook HD: The Missing Manual – The Book That Should Have Been In The Box by Preston Gralla

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Nook HD: The Missing Manual – The Book That Should Have Been In The Box by Preston Gralla is an easy-to-follow instruction manual on how to utilize the many functions of the Nook HD and HD+ tablets.

A strength of the presentation is that it is highly organized and follows a sequential pattern from initially setting up the unit to actual use in a plethora of applications.

Gralla explains the technical capabilities and installation for the Nook including the USB port connector, microphone, high resolution color touchscreen and the SD slot to add more storage.

There is even a section on how to troubleshoot wifi – which all too often comes in handy.

The Nook can perform many tasks like reading ebooks, managing multimedia and categorizing emails. The manual shows how to set up the unit, as well as download APPS. In addition, there is an excellent explanation of how to get files on to the Nook, as well as transfer files from the Nook to your computer.

Gralla provides many details on how to set up email, navigate Gmail, import Facebook contacts, use the nook for Twitter and lend/borrow books to/from friends. On the Nook HD you can read a book, experiment with Apps, go online, be social on Twitter, watch a movie, listen to your favorite music or
subscribe to your favorite newspaper or magazine.

Nook HD – The Missing Manual  is a very useful device for managing your most important information needs. 

The book and the unit are easy to use for a wide variety of everyday applications. The presentation is written clearly and concisely. 

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.