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Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lionby Keir Thomas
Synopses & Reviews
Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience and tweak your system so it's just right for you. Every one of these 300 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints and hacks in Mac Kung Fu makes "it just works" even better. Become the ultimate Mac user, working faster, smarter, and simply have lots more fun with your Apple computer.
After you've uncovered the basics in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is your next step. You'll learn how to master everyday tools such as the Dock, Spotlight, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Dashboard. You'll discover other amazingly useful tools and built-in add-ons that you never knew existed. You'll customize the OS X interface, refine your workflow, learn valuable security tricks, work better with photos, movies and documents, and test your Mac hardware. You'll wow friends with your insanely great Mac knowledge!
Mac Kung Fu details things even Mac Geniuses don't know. And why should they? Many of the tips in this book exploit settings or experimental features never officially made public.
Each tip in this unique book is deliberately short and readable, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.
What You Need:
Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and above.
Book News Annotation:
This collection of over three hundred pro-tips for Mac OS X Lion provides readers with time saving and productivity enhancing tweaks intended to improve their user experience with this popular personal computer operating system. Tips cover a wide variety of system uses from security and memory management to iTunes integration and data backup strategies. Each tip provides step-by-step instructions for accomplishing the task and all entries can be accomplished with a stock, factory installation of OS X Lion. Thomas is a technology writer specializing in Apple and Linux operating systems. Distributed by O'Reilly Media. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles.
Keir currently works as a full-time author and has written four books for Apress. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.
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