OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 876

With Yosemite, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his expertise and humor to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.10 includes more innovations from the iPad and adds a variety of new features throughout the operating system. This updated edition covers it all with something new on practically every page.

  • Get the scoop on Yosemite’s big-ticket changes
  • Learn enhancements to existing applications, such as Safari and Mail
  • Take advantage of shortcuts and undocumented tricks
  • Use power user tips for networking, file sharing, and building your own services
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    4.0

    First Encounter with a Mac.

    By abwphotos

    from Manchester, U.K.

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      Comments about oreilly OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual:

      With a seriously sick 10 yr old Desk top PC I decided to try a top of the range Mac.

      Being an 'old Fa-t' I Followed all the minimal Apple tutorials and ended up with a headache and days of waiting for files to transfer. Subsequently found that my transfers were allocated to a different user account that could not be accessed from my Mac login.

      Found this book on a popular website, having purchased another Missing Manual, (Photoshop). I read the first three-four chapters and my life was transformed.

      As a Brit., it took me a little while to get up to speed with David's humour but the content is all it says in the title: The Missing Manual.

      Not sure I will need all the the ensuing chapters. Experience is the best teacher but will read all!

      Buy this book BEFORE you buy a Mac!

      You won't regret it.

       
      4.0

      Solid Series, But Becoming Bland

      By Apple Dude in So Cal

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      Comments about oreilly OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual:

      I've bought The Missing Manual for every version of OS X since Leopard, and genuinely like the series. It is starting to feel though, like each subsequent edition is little more than the previous one, with some (not always thorough) editing of OS X version numbers.
      I understand that each version of OS X is based heavily on the previous, and it only makes sense to use the previous Missing Manual as a starting point, but it seems like there is less effort to cover the OS with the depth than an eight-hundred page reference volume should.
      Don't get me wrong, I'll still get the next edition for OS 10.11, I just wish there would be a more significant refresh to the Missing Manual to go along with the OS refresh.

       
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      Great book that needed to be published

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        Comments about oreilly OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual:

        like having both editions. The eBook on my I pad and the bound one to read.

         
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          Comments about oreilly OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual:

          This is the first download version I had purchased, I found it just as easy to look through as a book version, together with the ability to search made it very useful.
          Although I learn a lot by experimenting with new features, these manuals do expose the hidden away features.
          I recommend this book

           
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          Great PC to iMac Transition Tool

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            Comments about oreilly OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual:

            First, I bought the digital OS X Mavericks version of the book to help me make the PC to iMac decision. After reading that version I knew I could make the transition and I bought a 27" iMac Retina. The OS X Yosemite version of the book came about a month after the iMac arrived and very easily walked me through all the Yosemite changes. The digital version of the book is the way to go. I keep a link to the book on my iMac home screen for easy reference and a copy on my iPad for spare time reading.

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