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Mac Kung Fu: Over 400 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for Apple OS X

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Squeeze every drop of juice from OS X with over 400 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints and hacks in Mac Kung Fu: Second Edition . Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience, and make "it just works" even better. In addition to core OS X technologies, this significantly revised and expanded update to the best-selling first edition dissects new OS X Mountain Lion tools such as iCloud, Notifications, ...

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Overview

Squeeze every drop of juice from OS X with over 400 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints and hacks in Mac Kung Fu: Second Edition . Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience, and make "it just works" even better. In addition to core OS X technologies, this significantly revised and expanded update to the best-selling first edition dissects new OS X Mountain Lion tools such as iCloud, Notifications, Reminders, and Calendar.

Mac Kung Fu: Second Edition will blow your mind with secret hacks never before made public and little-known tricks that will change the way you work forever. From big tasks through everyday jobs, this book will improve your productivity and refine your workflow. You'll customize and manage the OS X interface, boost the power of built-in apps, efficiently handle the filesystem, implement important security tricks, and much more.

Working with files in iCloud? We have tips to help. Managing program windows on your desktop? Hacks will make life easier. Creating reminders or notes? Use our tricks to make the process more productive. Emailing, tweeting, browsing, printing, word processing, testing and exploiting hardware, working with photos, movies, and documents... There's no area Mac Kung Fu: Second Edition doesn't touch upon, making it a unique and utterly necessary addition for any Mac lover's bookshelf.

Each tip is deliberately short and readable, often detailing things even Mac Geniuses don't know, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most tips take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.

What You Need:

A Mac running OS X Mountain Lion and above.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"All levels of Mac users will enjoy this book. I particularly like the types of tips that the book offers that boost productivity, customize the working environment, and just make using a Mac more fun!"

—Fred Daoud, Author of "Stripes...and Java Web Development Is Fun Again"

"Mac Kung Fu, Second Edition contains a plethora of excellent Mac advice. It is accessible to new users, and even experienced Mac enthusiasts will find ways to make their lives simpler and more efficient."

—Loren Sands-Ramshaw, Orglist

"Keir Thomas has compiled one of the most useful and interesting assembly of Mac tips and tricks available today. Packed with how-to insights and easy-to-follow steps, Mac Kung Fu, Second Edition is a knowledgeable guide to have by your side every step of the way."
—Mike Riley, Advanced technologist and author of "Programming Your Home"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937785079
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author with more than ten computing books to his name, two of which have been published through Pragmatic Bookshelf. A former computer magazine editor, his work has been published around the world and translated into many different languages. He has blogged professionally for the MacWorld and PCWorld websites, among others. He previously wrote the best-selling Ubuntu Kung Fu for Pragmatic Bookshelf.

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