Mac Hacks: Tips & Tools for unlocking the power of OS X by Chris Seibold, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Mac Hacks: Tips & Tools for unlocking the power of OS X

Mac Hacks: Tips & Tools for unlocking the power of OS X

by Chris Seibold
     
 

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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 doesn’t expect you to do. With a little effort, you can make your Mac and its applications perform exactly the way you want them to.

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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 doesn’t 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 Mac’s 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449325589
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/22/2013
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
1,226,496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet 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.

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