Mac Hacks
Tips & Tools for unlocking the power of OS X
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: March 2013
Pages: 330

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
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The Cover of The Books Says it All

By Grant

from Adelaide, South Australia

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

    Best Uses

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    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Mac Hacks:

    The image on the the cover defines the contents perfectly. This book is the Swiss Army knife for the Mac.

    It is very well laid out, with graphics that are appropriate to the description of the task being referred to.

    The topics covered were comprehensive and the book is written in a very east to read style

     
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    Some Useful Hacks

    By Dick

    from Los Gatos, CA

    About Me Designer, Engineer

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    • Useful Hacks

    Cons

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    Best Uses

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    Comments about oreilly Mac Hacks:

    MacHacks has a number of useful hacks. The ones I tried worked ok. I had some trouble with hack 8 initially; but starting over from scratch, it worked fine.

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