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ExFAT and FAT File Systems Internals: Exploring FAT, ExFAT, TFAT and TexFAT File systems

by Dr. KESHAVA MUNEGOWDA

The main focus of this book is to introduce the internals of ExFAT File system to the reader and also to compare with the internals of the TexFAT File system in depth. But, as a prerequisite to cover the essential file system fundamental details, this Book starts with introduction of the internals of FAT series file systems such as FAT 12, FAT16 and FAT32. These FAT series file systems are compared with each other in terms of features and limitations and then this book covers the internal details of ExFAT File system and its differentiating features with respect to FAT32 File system. The Transactional features of TFAT and TexFAT File systems are also discussed in detail. This books also discusses how to optimize the FAT and ExFAT File systems for SSDs (Solid State Drives).
The data structures used to represent files/directories and algorithms used to manage file system operations of FAT series file systems, ExFAT, TFAT and TexFAT File systems are explained in detail. The snapshots of on-disk structures of files, directories and data of the files/directories are also given along with explanations and indication of the file system parameters so that reader will get the feel of exact internals of how the files/directories are represented and how the on-disk updates are performed by the file system operations.
Even though FAT file system is available since HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) era and the specification of FAT File system is available, but in this book, the reader may find the FAT file system explanation with respect to SSDs. The example scenarios of the FAT File system data corruptions are also demonstrated. The on-disk layout snapshots of FAT and other file systems helps the reader to understand the file systems internals easily.
This books written with the assumption that the reader need not have any file system knowledge as a prerequisite. Intended audience for this book are computer and information science beginners / students, computer and Information technology (IT) professionals working on SSDs/Flash memories and File systems and the professionals who are interested in doing the forensic analysis on disk file system patterns on storage devices.



The Busy Writer’s One Hour Plot

by Marg McAlister

If you’re a busy writer who loves to write, but hates to plotâ?¦ the One-Hour Plot System is just what you’ve been looking for!

Lots of people have great ideas for a book. They’re so excited that they just can’t wait to fire up the computer and start writing. Dizzying visions of being a popular author with fans lining up for the next book have them bashing out page after pageâ?¦ for a few days. Or maybe even a few weeks.

Then the harsh reality sets in. They take a day off writing The Novel, because they have come up blank. They can’t seem to work out what should happen nextâ?¦ maybe a night off will help?

The next day they still can’t think of what to do next, so they take another day off.

Uh oh.

Is this the dreaded â??Writer’s Block’ they’ve read about???

Probably not. It’s more likely to be You-Forgot-to-Plot-Your-Book Block. The sad truth is that while some writers can write day after day and plot â??on the fly’, most of us need to have some idea of where we’re going.

It’s not necessary to sit down and create a 40-page outline or spend days on character profiles (although you can if you want to!) but you will have a better chance of writing your book quickly and easily if:

-You know what your characters want,
-You know why they want it, and
-You know how they plan to get it.

That’s where the Busy Writer’s One-Hour Plot comes in. It shows you how to sit down with a timer and a handful of index cards, and work out a solid framework for your storyâ?¦ in just 60 minutes.

But it doesn’t stop there.

It also shows you:

-How to prime the pump (so the ideas flow during that 60 minutes)
-How to tweak your plot (you have the framework – now start fleshing it out)
-How to use sub-plots
-How to write a good ending
-How to add a twist
-Where to find further resources (because good writers are always thirsty for more knowledge!)

Everyone can spare an hour. At the end of it, armed with The Busy Writer’s One-Hour Plot, you could also have the beginnings of your own best-seller. As others have said:

“”I’ve just tried the one-hour plot and loved it! I had no idea how the story would end so this surprised me… this is fast and doesn’t let me procrastinate.” Sharon Halasz

“I closed the door. I muted the mobile. I set the timer for an hour. I started with an idea and I went from thereâ?¦ When the timer buzzed an hour later I had an outline of the plot: setting, character motivation, obstacles, action, character growth and the all-important ending. I had a working outline of my next novel!” Margaret Warner.



iPhone & iPad Secrets: A User Guide to the Hidden Features of iOS 12

by Samuel Harris

Get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and discover the hidden features you never even realised were there.

iPhone and iPad Secrets explores the amazing built-in features that you are unlikely to find without being shown. These ‘secret’ features enable you to do more with your device, get things done more efficiently, and have more fun!

Discover how to:
– Use Face ID with more than one person
– Type to talk to Siri without using your voice
– Use stickers, iMessage apps, Animoji and Memoji in Messages
– Use more than one app at the same time on your iPad
– Drag and drop items between apps
– Manage how long you and your children spend using your devices
– Add special effects to Live Photos
– Scan documents with your camera
– Make using your iPhone with one hand easier
– Measure real-world objects with the camera
– Charge your devices more quickly
– Take photos at the same time as recording video on your iPhone
– Share digital purchases, iCloud storage & more with your family
– Type with your voice
– Navigate 3D photo realistic models of major cities around the world
– Personalise Siri to address you by name
– Switch between apps quickly and easily
– Improve the photographs you’ve taken, and take better photos in the future
– Have music play as you wake up or go to sleep
– Stop your device from bothering you while you’re trying to sleep
– Effortlessly keep friends and family updated with your latest photos
– Stop companies from tracking what you do online
– Have your device read webpages to you aloud
– Make your battery last longer, and find out what’s draining it
– Use apps while in a call
– And much more, all with the built-in software on your device.

Fully up to date for devices running iOS 12, you’ll find yourself quickly getting more from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch than ever before!

(This user guide contains tips for all devices that can run iOS 12. Not all devices support all tips, but where this is the case, it is indicated in the book.)



A Review of U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Capabilities: Abbreviated Version of a Classified Report

by National Research Council

In order to conduct operations successfully and defend its capabilities against all warfighting domains, many have warned the Department of Defense (DoD) of the severity of the cyber threat and called for greater attention to defending against potential cyber attacks. For several years, many within and outside DoD have called for even greater attention to addressing threats to cyberspace.

At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations, the National Research Council appointed an expert committee to review the U.S. Navy’s cyber defense capabilities. The Department of the Navy has determined that the final report prepared by the committee is classified in its entirety under Executive Order 13526 and therefore cannot be made available to the public. A Review of U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Capabilities is the abbreviated report and provides background information on the full report and the committee that prepared it.



iPhone 6 Jailbreak (Tweaks, Jailbreaking, Cydia, iOS tips, Unlock Phone)

by Brandon North

Want to Jailbreak your iPhone 6? Then this is the book for you!


What is Jailbreaking?
Put simply, jailbreaking is a way to remove restrictive features from your iPhone. Apple programs the iPhone with certain features and restrictions for a variety of reasons. Some of those restrictions are in place to enhance the security of your device. But others don’t seem to have a useful function and can be annoying to users who want more from their iPhone.

Jailbreaking allows you to run apps on your iPhone that have not been approved by Apple.

Typically, all iPhones come with settings that allow them only to download apps from those approved and supplied on the iTunes App Store. The App Store has stricter guidelines for which apps are allowed to be sold than other places to download apps, such as the Google Play Store.

Each time a new operating system comes out for the latest iPhone, jailbreak teams set to work coming up with a workaround for the restrictive features. IOS 9’s jailbreak was figured out by Pangu, and you can download an app from them, called Pangu Jailbreak, to jailbreak your own iPhone 6.

Jailbreaking is for people who want to push the boundaries of innovation. Rather than leaving all the technological advancements in the hands of people working at Apple and their partners, you can take a role in the innovation of your own device, creating what you want it to be.

Jailbreaking is a testament to the fact that human intelligence and ingenuity is alive in more than just the few working at the top tech companies.



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