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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition
David Pogue
0596009410
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
You can set your watch to it: As soon as Apple comes out with another version of Mac OS X, David Pogue hits the streets with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover it with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.4, better known as Tiger, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual. There are many reasons why this is the most popular computer book of all time. With its hallmark objectivity, the Tiger Edition thoroughly explores the latest features to grace the Mac OS. Which ones work well and which do not? What should you look for? This book tackles Spotlight, an enhanced search feature that helps you find anything on your computer; iChat AV for videoconferencing; Automator for automating repetitive, manual or batch tasks; and the hundreds of smaller tweaks...


Macs for Dummies
David Pogue
0764556568
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Whether you have inherited an older Macintosh or just bought a brand-new one, you'll get more from it with the assistance of Macs for Dummies. In addition to the fundamental information that has put generations of Mac users on the right track, this latest edition of a long-standing bestseller incorporates information about the newest Mac developments, including Mac OS 8.5 and the iMac.

On top of author David Pogue's coverage of the system itself and Mac hardware, Macs for Dummies shows you how to use all the most popular Mac application programs, including AppleWorks (also known as ClarisWorks) and Microsoft Office. There's also an excellent glossary that helps you figure out jargon you may encounter in manuals and on the Internet.

This book would be better if Pogue had included more about creating local area networks...



Mac OS X Tiger For Dummies
Bob LeVitus
0764576755
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Mac OS X just keeps getting better! The newest cat in the pack, 10.4 Tiger, has new bells and whistles and terrific updates that make it even easier and more fun to use, which is why you won’t want to miss out on the helpful guidance this book has to offer.

Written by “Dr. Mac” himself, veteran Macintosh expert Bob LeVitus, Mac OS X Tiger For Dummies is perfect whether you’re brand-new to the Mac or you’re a longtime Mac-thusiast. You’ll find sections on Basic Mac usage, including keyboard and mouse, menus, windows, the Dock,  saving and backing up files, and getting around OS X Internet ins and outs, how to print from your Mac, and the how and why of System Preferences How to set up a network, share files, and troubleshoot problems ...



The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X
Peter Buckley
184353553X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Synopsis The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X is the essential companion to choosing and using an Apple computer. Packed full of essential tips and advice for both novices and Mac devotees and covering Tiger', the latest version of the Apple operating system it will help you choose a Mac and get the best deal, import your files and emails from an old Mac or PC, master the finer points of OS X Tiger and download music and hook-up to an iPod. This guide will explain how to edit photos and movies, master the art of desktop publishing, host your own website on your Mac, as well as useful information on finding the best free software to empower your system and networking with other Macs or Windows machines. You will be able to go wireless with Airport', video-conference with friends around the world and stay afloat if it all...


Learning Python, Second Edition
Mark Lutz, David Ascher
0596002815
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The authors of Learning Python show you enough essentials of the Python scripting language to enable you to begin solving problems right away, then reveal more powerful aspects of the language one at a time. This approach is sure to appeal to programmers and system administrators who have urgent problems and a preference for learning by semi-guided experimentation.

First off, Learning Python shows the relationships among Python scripts and their interpreter (in a mostly platform-neutral way). Then, the authors address the mechanics of the language itself, providing illustrations of how Python conceives of numbers, strings, and other objects as well as the operators you use to work with them. Dictionaries, lists, tuples, and other data structures specific to Python receive plenty of attention including complete...



Apple Training Series : Mac OS X Server Essentials (Apple Training)
Schoun Regan
0321357582
August 17, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X Server, this
comprehensive reference takes server administrators, support
technicians, and ardent Mac users deep inside the server
operating system, covering everything from installing and
configuring Mac OS X Server to the fine points of networking
technologies, service administration, customizing users and
groups, command-line service equivalents, and more. Keyed
to the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Technical
Coordinator certification exam, the lessons in this self-paced
volume serve as a perfect supplement to Apple’s own training
class, as well as a first-rate primer for computer support
personnel who need to support and maintain Mac OS X
Server as part of their jobs.

Focused lessons take you...


Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition
David Pogue
0596006608
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
It's little wonder that longtime Windows users are migrating in droves to the new Mac. They're fed up with the virus-prone Windows way of life, and they're lured by Apple's well-deserved reputation for producing great all-around computers that are reliable, user-friendly, well designed, and now--with the $500 Mac mini--extremely affordable, too.

Whether you're drawn to the Mac's stability, its stunning digital media suite, or the fact that a whole computer can look and feel as slick as your iPod, you can quickly and easily become a Mac convert. But consider yourself warned: a Mac isn't just a Windows machine in a prettier box; it's a whole different animal and a whole new computing experience.

If you're contemplating--or have already made--the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, you need Switching to the...



Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters
Ted Landau
0201622076
July 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
Contrary to what a lot of Macintosh aficionados will tell you, Macs crash. And when they do, they crash hard. It's often tough to figure out exactly what the problem is when you get that cute little bomb icon informing you that your system has gone bye-bye.

Ted Landau does an admirable job of explaining what can go wrong with your Mac and what you need to do to prevent it from happening again. Besides offering a few preventive maintenance techniques, Landau thoroughly explains the different types of system crashes and how to resolve them, including recurring system errors that crop up like recurring nightmares.

Sad Macs is well organized, with entire chapters devoted to startup crashes, printing problems, and issues specific to portable Macs. Landau has written the ultimate Mac troubleshooting guide; it...



Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips (Killer Tips)
Scott Kelby
0321290542
August 8, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Tips rule!Have you ever noticed that in just about every Mac book, the author will include a couple of tips in each chapter (you'll usually find them in the sidebar, or at the bottom of the page in a tinted box). Sometimes it's a shortcut, a faster way to do something, or a clever workaround that just makes your life easier. People really love those tips, but there's only one problem--there's never enough of them.That's why Scott Kelby, bestselling author and Editor-in-Chief of Mac Design magazine came up with the idea to create a book that's nothing but “sidebar” tips. That's right--this entire book, cover-to-cover is packed with nothing but those cool inside secrets, slick workarounds, undocumented shortcuts, and sneaky little tricks that will make you faster, better, and have more fun using Mac OS 10.4...


Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters
Ted Landau
020169963X
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Contrary to what a lot of Macintosh aficionados will tell you, Macs crash. And when they do, they crash hard. It's often tough to figure out exactly what the problem is when you get that cute little bomb icon informing you that your system has gone bye-bye.

Ted Landau does an admirable job of explaining what can go wrong with your Mac and what you need to do to prevent it from happening again. Besides offering a few preventive maintenance techniques, Landau thoroughly explains the different types of system crashes and how to resolve them, including recurring system errors that crop up like recurring nightmares.

Sad Macs is well organized, with entire chapters devoted to startup crashes, printing problems, and issues specific to portable Macs. Landau has written the ultimate Mac troubleshooting guide; it...



Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Robin Williams
0321330226
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
If you want to tame Mac OS X Tiger, but you want to do so in the comfort of your own home, this guide makes it possible! Robin Williams uses her trademark friendly teaching style to reveal exactly what you want to know: What's new in Tiger, what's great about it, and how can you get the most out of it fast! Focused lessons take you step-by-step through practical, real-world projects that teach Mac OS X Tiger inside and out. Covers everything from upgrading your Mac to Tiger and customizing and troubleshooting your system to all of Tiger's new goodies: configuring the spoken-user interface, audio and video messaging with multiple people at once, a Dashboard full of Widgets, the innovative Spotlight Search system, the enhanced Safari RSS browser, and more.

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Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide
Chuck Toporek
0596009143
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
There's a new cat in town, and Mac OS X Tiger is the next big thing from Apple. The latest version of Mac OS X, Tiger is faster than its predecessors, and packs a host of new features including Spotlight, Dashboard, a totally new Mail application, Automator for making complex tasks simple, and many more. The Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide introduces you to the fundamental concepts of using Mac OS X Tiger. The book starts out with a quick run down of Tiger's cool new features, including the new RSS screen saver and the built-in dictionary/thesaurus you can use from any application. The Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide shows you how to use the Finder, the Dock, Expos , Spotlight, Dashboard, including tips, tricks, and keyboard shortcuts along the way. You'll learn how to configure your Tiger system using the...


O God of Players
Julie Byrne
0231127480
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
How did Catholic girls in Philadelphia in the 1940s amuse themselves? Why, by playing basketball, of course! Drawing on that 30-year-tradition of hoops mania, little Immaculata College won the first three women's NCAA college basketball championships in the early 1970s. Byrne, a religion professor, brings a fascinating point of view to the history of this unlikely ball club, arguing that the young women's spiritual values, as much as their physical skills, helped make them champions. The sports-religion connection is examined in fascinating depth, as Byrne probes the traditional Catholic position on sports, effectively building the case that basketball allowed young women the opportunity to be expressive without sacrificing their Catholic beliefs. Interviews with hundreds of Immaculata alums provide Byrne with plenty of...


Government By the People - National Version (21st Edition)
David B. Magleby, et al
0131921592
February 14, 2005
Hardcover
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O God of Players
Julie Byrne
0231127499
Sept 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
How did Catholic girls in Philadelphia in the 1940s amuse themselves? Why, by playing basketball, of course! Drawing on that 30-year-tradition of hoops mania, little Immaculata College won the first three women's NCAA college basketball championships in the early 1970s. Byrne, a religion professor, brings a fascinating point of view to the history of this unlikely ball club, arguing that the young women's spiritual values, as much as their physical skills, helped make them champions. The sports-religion connection is examined in fascinating depth, as Byrne probes the traditional Catholic position on sports, effectively building the case that basketball allowed young women the opportunity to be expressive without sacrificing their Catholic beliefs. Interviews with hundreds of Immaculata alums provide Byrne with plenty of...


Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac OS X (Visual QuickStart Guide Series)
Steven Schwartz
0321247477
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
If you're like many people, you wouldn't dream of turning on your computer without also instantly (or almost instantly) launching at least one of the applications included in Microsoft Office. This task-based guide recognizes that and gets down to business fast, taking you step-by-step through all of the key features of the Microsoft Office 2004 suite for Mac OS X: Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004and MSN Messenger Version 4.0. If you're a beginning user, you¿ll appreciate the friendly, visual approach to all of Office¿s word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, and email features. And if you're an Office veteran, you¿ll relish the coverage of Office 2004's newest features (many of them exclusive to Macs): Compatibility Reports, which identify and correct discrepancies...


Mac OS X Bible Tiger Edition
Samuel Litt
0764579177
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
* The definitive, 100omplete handbook and reference for the more than 12 million Mac OS X users has been improved and expanded to include essential expert guidance and advice on all of Tiger's new features
* Tiger boasts more than 150 new features including Spotlight, the new system-wide search tool; Dashboard, which provides instant access to accessory programs; and iChatAV, which allows users to videoconference with up to three additional people
* Packed with useful tips and secrets on installation, taking advantage of hot new features, setting up OS X on a network, running older apps in emulation mode, using Sherlock "X," AirPort, iChat, iCal, Address Book, Mail, QuickTime "X", and other Tiger features
* Includes updates to iLife and the latest built-in Tiger apps

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Beginning Mac OSX Programming
Michael Trent, Drew McCormack
0764573993
July 22, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Beginning Mac OS X Programming

Every Mac OS X system comes with all the essentials required for programming: free development tools, resources, and utilities. However, finding the place to begin may be challenging, especially if you have no prior development knowledge. This comprehensive guide offers you an ideal starting point to writing programs on Mac OS X, with coverage of the latest release - 1.4 "Tiger."

With its hands-on approach, the book examines a particular element and then presents step-by-step instructions that walk you through how to use that element when programming. You'll quickly learn how to efficiently start writing programs on Mac OS X using languages such as C, Objective-C(r), and AppleScript(r), technologies such as Carbon(r) and Cocoa(r), and other Unix tools. In...


Twilight at Mac's Place
Ross Thomas
0312315848
Dec 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Thomas ( The Fourth Durango , etc.) is at his best here with an intricate, riveting plot and a fine dry humor. Steadfast Haynes, for many years an unofficial CIA "fixer," dies of a heart attack in Washington. His funeral brings together his 30-ish son Granville, Granny's childhood chum (and Steady's lover) Isabelle, CIA retiree Gilbert Undean and minor arms dealer Tinker Burns. Steady has written his memoirs and left the rights to Granny. In quick succession: Granny discovers Steady's "book" is mainly blank pages; Isabelle is murdered; an unknown woman steals the manuscript at gunpoint; and Undean is shot to death. Granny, ex-L.A. homicide dick, aspiring actor and inheritor of Steady's fabled charm and good looks, begins his own investigation, helped by Erika, daughter of a D.C. restaurateur. The complicated...


Apple Training Series : Mac OS X Support Essentials (2nd Edition) (Apple Training)
Owen Linzmayer
0321335473
August 17, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The only Apple-certified book on Mac OS X, this updated best-seller will take you deep inside the latest big-cat operating system, covering everything from networking technologies to system administration, customizing the operating system, command-line programming, and more. Whether you're a support technician or simply an ardent Mac user, you'll quickly learn and master the 150+ features new to Mac OS X Tiger, including the innovative Spotlight search system, a Dashboard filled with customizable Widget mini-apps, the Automator application for building customized workflows, and more. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification exam, this self-paced book is a perfect supplement to Apple’s own training class and a first-rate primer for computer support...


Macs on the Go
John Tollett
0321247485
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Now that you have a Mac laptop, you have everything
you need to be a Road Warrior—a mobile computing
expert. Grab your Mac laptop and let John and Robin
show you how to realize the full potential of mobile
computing. Be productive, be creative, or just have a
lot of fun while you’re on the go! Whether you’re
traveling from one room to the other, from home to
office, or even to another country, Macs on the Go!
shows you how to take advantage of the power of
mobility.

You’ll learn how to:
-    Modify your Network settings for connectivity.
-    Use the Mac’s built-in software to keep in touch.
-    Receive and send email from almost anywhere
in the world.
-   ...


Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (Visual QuickStart Guide Series)
Maria Langer
0321305264
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
So you're finally ready to find out what all the fuss is about. Whether you're switching from Windows or upgrading from an older Mac OS, this task-based guide represents the surest way to go from 0 to 60 in no time flat with Apple's much anticipated Mac OS X Tiger--more mature, powerfully enhanced, and with more than 200 new features that will knock your socks off. In this thoroughly revised bestseller, Maria Langer walks readers through the process of installing and configuring Tiger, then introduces the Mac OS desktop, including the Dock and the Sidebar, before moving on to more advanced Finder techniques, application basics, printing and faxing, connecting to the Internet, account management, configuring your Mac for multiple users, and more. Weighing in at over 700 pages, this new edition...


Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Tiger
Erick Tejkowski
0764576984
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Richly colored illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions guide users new to Mac OS X Tiger through the basics of this powerful operating system. Covering all aspects of Tiger, this book shows visual learners how to work with files, customize their computers, and maximize the versatility of iLife '05 applications. Also explores how to browse the Web with Safari, manage fonts with FontBook, use iCal to track appointments, and make the switch from older Mac OS versions. Get your Tiger to roar with this easy to use reference filled with more than 100 fun and helpful tasks, presented in full color with a newly re-designed interior to make learning fast and efficient.

From the Back Cover
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do...


Photoshop 5 for Macs for Dummies
Deke McClelland
076450391X
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Macintosh remains the computer of choice for high-end graphic designers, and Photoshop is still the preferred software program to produce all those professional-quality images. Now, you can create your own quality artwork for fun or profit with the latest version of Photoshop and a copy of Photoshop 5 For Macs For Dummies, written by graphics arts guru Deke McClelland. Photoshop 5 adds more power and more features to its impressive arsenal of image-editing tools than ever before. Explore the new History palette, magnetic tools, editable text, and layer effects; clean up bad scans and poor-quality pictures; create collages or use the Photoshop program's special painting tricks; and control the resolution and dimensions of an image with ease and sophisticated know-how, thanks to the tips and techniques written in plain...


Apple Training Series : Mac OS X System Administration Reference, Volume 1 (Apple Training)
Schoun P. Regan
032136984X
December 13, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive, technical reference guide provides in-depth information on Apple technical architecture. It will teach the reader how to install and configure machines; architect and maintain networks; enable, customize, tune and troubleshoot a wide range of services; and integrate Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, and other Apple technologies within a networked environment. The book covers myriad system administration topics from Directory Services integration to Tiger Server deployment, Xsan administration, accountmanagement best practices, security best practices, and more. Following the learning objectives of the Apple Certified System Administrator exam, this book is a perfect supplement to Apple's own training class and a in-depth technical reference for existing system administrators and engineers. ...


Upgrading & Fixing Macs. & Imacs Tmfor Dummies. with Other
Todd Stauffer
0764506447
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Now that they've been around for a couple of years, older "Renaissance" Macs (meaning iMac and G-series computers) are starting to need upgrades. Upgrading and Fixing Macs and iMacs for Dummies shows how you can extend your Mac's set of capabilities and improve its performance through hardware additions and modifications. Author Todd Stauffer ably explains what you can do, and comments extensively on what's worth doing. He also documents some common failures (such as the "Click of Death" problem that crops up on some Iomega Zip drives) and explains how to deal with them.

Because Apple designed the Macintosh line with easy upgrades (among other things) in mind, the job of this book is mainly to explain what sorts of upgrade products you can buy and how to distinguish among them. In large measure, this is a matter...



The Little Mac Book, Tiger Edition
Robin Williams
0321335341
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
*Hmmmmm* To the Mac faithful, that's the lovely sound of the system starting up -- soon to be followed by the initial smiling computer icon. Unfortunately, as with many things in life, sometimes bad things happen. Expecting to receive a greeting from your familiar, cheerful icon, you hear chimes of doom and a frowning computer appears.

Have no fear! Ms. Robin Williams, expert Mac author, is here! The last chapter of The Little Mac Book quickly runs through possible scenarios as to why your machine would be unhappy. But reading The Little Mac Book is like taking preventive medicine. Williams spends the first 300+ pages of The Little Mac Book introducing readers to the fascinating inner workings of the Macintosh system. With a greater understanding of the Mac's files and folders, you may never come to meet either...



Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)
Mark Holt Walker, et al
0596008201
February 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Microsoft Office is the number-one selling software for the Mac; the Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Entourage applications are more dominant in the Mac world than they are among PC users. And Microsoft has greatly improved and enhanced Office 2004 to take advantage of the latest Mac OX features. In short, Microsoft Office for the Mac is wildly popular and better than ever. But as incredible and powerful it is, the Office 2004 suite comes without a single page of printed instructions. That means you're left to forge your own path through its countless innovative and useful new features and tools--until now. Office 2004 for Mac: The Missing Manual is the manual that should have been in the box. It's the map that clearly and easily guides both beginners and veterans through this new suite. Mark H. Walker,...

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