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Mac Hacks: Tips & Tools for Unlocking the Power of OS X

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Want to take real control of your Mac? The hacks in this book help you dig below the surface to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesnt expect you to do. With a little effort, you can make your Mac and its applications perform exactly the way you want them to.

There are more than 50 hacks in this book that show you how to fine-tune the interface, work with multimedia, set up your network, boost security, and perform a few tricks with Unix.

  • Go beyond Preferences: change the way OS X Mountain Lion behaves
  • Customize your experience by taming browsers and making apps full screen
  • Get information delivered right to your desktop, and automate mundane tasks
  • Use the command line and install various Unix apps to unlock your Macs Unix power
  • Increase security, monitor network traffic, and remain anonymous
  • Play Wii games and host a Minecraft server on your Mac
  • Modify your WiFi, move iTunes, and record TV shows
  • Turn your MacBook into a tablet and give it a custom dye job

Synopsis:

OS X Mountain Lion is an incredibly powerful, but if youre a serious Mac user who really wants to take control of this operating system, this book helps you dig below the surface. Many of the hacks in this impressive collection show you how to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesnt expect you to do. Youll learn how to deal with Mountain Lions quirks, get the most out of its related applications, and perform a few tricks with Unix.

  • Customize Mountain Lion to suit your needs
  • Work with OS Xs new features
  • Boost productivity and improve security
  • Hack the hardware OS X runs on and connects to
  • Apply networking and multimedia hacks
  • Learn how to run Windows on your Mac

About the Author

Chris Seibold is an engineer, writer, and cartoonist residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. As an engineer, he has tackled such diverse processes as powder coating and hot dog casing manufacture. As a writer, he has focused on computing and written for a variety of online and traditional media, including serving as Senior Contributing Editor for the Apple Matters web site and contributing hacks to iPod and iTunes Hacks, with a talent for making the complex accessible to the interested but harried user. As a cartoonist, he has produced both cartoon strips and editorials. Chris also managed to spend some time working producing radio shows relating to sports. As soon as he hits television, the trifecta will be complete. Chris lives with his wife, young son, and what is quite possibly the world's dimmest canine. He has a degree in Physics from the University of Tennessee but has yet to find work involving frictionless inclined planes.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Before You HackChapter 2: Mountain Lion HacksChapter 3: Customize Your OS X ExperienceChapter 4: Hacks for a More Informative MacChapter 5: Make It AutomaticChapter 6: Fun with UnixChapter 7: Lock Down that MacChapter 8: Other OSesChapter 9: Networking HacksChapter 10: Multimedia HacksChapter 11: Hack Some HardwareColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449325589
Author:
Seibold, Chris
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Apple;Mac;Mac OS;Mac OS X;OS X;OS X Mountain Lion;iPod
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.68 in

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Apple » Information
Computers and Internet » Apple » OS X » General
Computers and Internet » Graphics » Digital Media » Audio
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Computers and Internet » Networking » Hardware
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Administration
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General

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OS X Mountain Lion is an incredibly powerful, but if youre a serious Mac user who really wants to take control of this operating system, this book helps you dig below the surface. Many of the hacks in this impressive collection show you how to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple doesnt expect you to do. Youll learn how to deal with Mountain Lions quirks, get the most out of its related applications, and perform a few tricks with Unix.

  • Customize Mountain Lion to suit your needs
  • Work with OS Xs new features
  • Boost productivity and improve security
  • Hack the hardware OS X runs on and connects to
  • Apply networking and multimedia hacks
  • Learn how to run Windows on your Mac

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