Bigger in size, longer in length, broader in scope, and even more useful than our original Mac OS X Hacks, the new Big Book of Apple Hacks offers a grab bag of tips, tricks and hacks to get the most out of Mac OS X Leopard, as well as the new line of iPods, iPhone, and Apple TV.
With 125 entirely new hacks presented in step-by-step fashion, this practical book is for serious Apple computer and gadget users who really want to take control of these systems. Many of the hacks take you under the hood and show you how to tweak system preferences, alter or add keyboard shortcuts, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your operating system and gadgets that Apple doesn't expect you to do. The Big Book of Apple Hacks gives you:
Hacks for both Mac OS X Leopard and Tiger, their related applications, and the hardware they run on or connect to
Expanded tutorials and lots of background material, including informative sidebars
"Quick Hacks" for tweaking system and gadget settings in minutes
Full-blown hacks for adjusting Mac OS X applications such as Mail, Safari, iCal, Front Row, or the iLife suite
Plenty of hacks and tips for the Mac mini, the MacBook laptops, and new Intel desktops
Tricks for running Windows on the Mac, under emulation in Parallels or as a standalone OS with Bootcamp
The Big Book of Apple Hacks is not only perfect for Mac fans and power users, but also for recent — and aspiring — "switchers" new to the Apple experience. Hacks are arranged by topic for quick and easy lookup, and each one stands on its own so you can jump around and tweak whatever system or gadget strikes your fancy. Pick up this book and take control of Mac OS X and your favorite Apple gadget today!
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.
PrefaceChapter 1: Before You HackChapter 2: Hacks for the NetChapter 3: Hacking Mac OS XChapter 4: Command-Line FunChapter 5: Customizing the OS X Look and FeelChapter 6: Network and Security HacksChapter 7: Hacking the iPodChapter 8: Maximize your Mac with Multiple Operating SystemsChapter 9: Hacking the iLifeChapter 10: Hack the Apple TVChapter 11: Hack the Latest and Greatest: LeopardChapter 12: Hack the iPhoneChapter 13: Hacks for LapsChapter 14: Multimedia HacksChapter 15: Hack Some HardwareCredits
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