Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Before You Hack

    1. HACK 01: Back Up Now with Disk Utility

    2. HACK 02: Create an Emergency Bootable Flash Drive

    3. HACK 03: Install Developer Tools

    4. HACK 04: Understand Your User Account

    5. HACK 05: Become an Administrator for a Moment

    6. HACK 06: Behold the Power of PLIST

  2. Chapter 2 Hacks for the Net

    1. HACK 07: Change Your Browser

    2. HACK 08: Safari: More Than Meets the Eye

    3. HACK 09: Browser Agnosticism

    4. HACK 10: Enable Safari Debug Menu

    5. HACK 11: Roll Your Own Web Server

    6. HACK 12: Two Ways to Reset Safari

    7. HACK 13: Ditch That Hidden Data

    8. HACK 14: Scrape the Web for Images

    9. HACK 15: User-Initiated Privacy for Web Applications

  3. Chapter 3 Hacking Mac OS X

    1. HACK 16: Know Your Cats

    2. HACK 17: Kill Dashboard

    3. HACK 18: Move a Widget to the Desktop

    4. HACK 19: Turn Your Desktop into a Font of Useful Information

    5. HACK 20: Tame the Finder

    6. HACK 21: Use That Software Restore Disk on (Almost) Any Mac

    7. HACK 22: Get Things Done with Automator

    8. HACK 23: A Context Menu for Moving Files

    9. HACK 24: Free Up Gigabytes of Space on Your Hard Drive (and Never Miss the Data)

    10. HACK 25: Create an Encrypted USB Drive

    11. HACK 26: Capture That Screen

    12. HACK 27: Launch in a Different Way

    13. HACK 28: Meet the Dictionary: Your Hidden Wikipedia Browser

  4. Chapter 4 Command-Line Fun

    1. HACK 29: Meet Unix

    2. HACK 30: Getting Things Done with the Command Line

    3. HACK 31: Get More Out of Your Mac with Fink and MacPorts

    4. HACK 32: Make Life Easy With Shell Scripts

    5. HACK 33: Fun with MacFUSE, or Mount Nearly Everything as a Virtual Hard Drive

    6. HACK 34: Starting and Stopping Unix Daemons

    7. HACK 35: Image Management with ImageMagick

    8. HACK 36: Tapping Into Mac OS X from the Command Line

  5. Chapter 5 Customizing the OS X Look and Feel

    1. HACK 37: Customize the Login Window

    2. HACK 38: Change Safari’s Error Page

    3. HACK 39: Convert Audio Files with iTunes

    4. HACK 40: Replace Mail Sounds

    5. HACK 41: Rename the Unrenameable

    6. HACK 42: Create Custom Screensavers

    7. HACK 43: Create Custom Icons

    8. HACK 44: Clean Up That Desktop with AppleScript

    9. HACK 45: Change the Boot Image

    10. HACK 46: Empower the Finder Window

  6. Chapter 6 Network and Security Hacks

    1. HACK 47: Automate Your Download Folder

    2. HACK 48: Approximate a Static IP with NoIP for Mac

    3. HACK 49: Surf Anonymously

    4. HACK 50: Monitor the Data Leaving Your Mac

    5. HACK 51: Resurrecting the IPFW Firewall in Leopard

    6. HACK 52: Physical Security Measures for Your Mac

    7. HACK 53: Keep Your Traffic Private with Secure Shell

    8. HACK 54: Secure Your Wireless Network

    9. HACK 55: Share Your Wi-Fi

    10. HACK 56: Use Your Mac as an Access Point

    11. HACK 57: Hide Sensitive Files in OS X

  7. Chapter 7 Hacking the iPod

    1. HACK 58: Home Folder to Go

    2. HACK 59: Boot from Your iPod

    3. HACK 60: Manage Your Shuffle Sans iTunes

    4. HACK 61: Uncap Your iPod’s Volume

    5. HACK 62: The 2¢ iPod Case

    6. HACK 63: The Ultimate Zen Hack: iPod Video Cable

    7. HACK 64: Good as New: Clean Your iPod

    8. HACK 65: Read Wikipedia on an iPod

  8. Chapter 8 Maximize your Mac with Multiple Operating Systems

    1. HACK 66: Nondestructively Partition Your Hard Drive

    2. HACK 67: Run Windows on Your Mac

    3. HACK 68: Suck Windows Onto Your Mac

    4. HACK 69: Move from Windows to Mac OS X Painlessly

    5. HACK 70: Panic Swap

    6. HACK 71: Using Windows Keyboards with OS X

    7. HACK 72: Boot Another OS Without Losing Uptime in Mac OS X

    8. HACK 73: Run Classic Mac Applications with SheepShaver and Basilisk II

    9. HACK 74: Build a Screaming Fast Darwin Machine for $935 (or Less)!

  9. Chapter 9 Hacking the iLife

    1. HACK 75: Get More Out of iTunes

    2. HACK 76: Build a Custom Visualizer with Quartz Composer

    3. HACK 77: Get More Out of iChat

    4. HACK 78: Use a Chatbot with iChat

    5. HACK 79: Quick iPhoto Tips and Tricks

    6. HACK 80: Tips for Pics

    7. HACK 81: Get More Out of iWeb

    8. HACK 82: Fun with Photo Booth

    9. HACK 83: Optimize iMovie HD for YouTube

    10. HACK 84: Tips for Making Great Movies

  10. Chapter 10 Hack the Apple TV

    1. HACK 85: Use Your Apple TV with Standard Definition Sets

    2. HACK 86: Upgrade Your Apple TV Hard Drive

    3. HACK 87: Configure the Apple TV for Remote Shell Access

    4. HACK 88: Gain Remote Shell Access to the Apple TV (Running Take 2) Without Opening the Case

    5. HACK 89: Browse from the Couch

  11. Chapter 11 Hack the Latest and Greatest: Leopard

    1. HACK 90: Make Mail Templates Yours

    2. HACK 91: A Brighter Spotlight

    3. HACK 92: Time Machine: How to Back Up Different Folders to Different Disks

    4. HACK 93: Two Ways to Make a Widget

    5. HACK 94: Tweak an Existing Widget

    6. HACK 95: Beer Goggles for Leopard

    7. HACK 96: Install Leopard on Unsupported Hardware

    8. HACK 97: Burn Leopard to a Single Disk; Install Leopard from an Image

    9. HACK 98: Approximate .Mac with Free Tools

  12. Chapter 12 Hack the iPhone

    1. HACK 99: Jailbreak Your iPhone

    2. HACK 100: After You Jailbreak

    3. HACK 101: Add a Hard Drive to Your iPhone (Kind of)

    4. HACK 102: The iPhone as a Mobile Educational Tool

    5. HACK 103: The iPhone as a Mobile Blog Machine

    6. HACK 104: Going Mobile with PasswordWallet

  13. Chapter 13 Hacks for Laps

    1. HACK 105: Three Ways to Disable a Built-in iSight

    2. HACK 106: Two Hacks for the iBook

    3. HACK 107: Demobilize Your iBook

    4. HACK 108: Build a Perfect Laptop Cooler for Your Machine

    5. HACK 109: Dual Drive MacBook Pro

    6. HACK 110: Upgrade a Macbook Pro Hard Drive

    7. HACK 111: SmackBook: The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Beating Your ’Book

  14. Chapter 14 Multimedia Hacks

    1. HACK 112: Let Your TiVo Meet Your Mac

    2. HACK 113: View AVI Movies on Your Mac

    3. HACK 114: Master BitTorrent with Xtorrent

    4. HACK 115: Legal Online Sources for Music (Besides iTunes!)

    5. HACK 116: Play Songs Sans iTunes

    6. HACK 117: Play Classic Games on Your Mac with MacMAME

    7. HACK 118: Connect Your Mac to an Xbox 360

    8. HACK 119: Grab and Convert Video from YouTube

    9. HACK 120: Keep Your iTunes Library on an External Hard Drive

    10. HACK 121: Building a Digital Movie Collection from Your DVD Collection

    11. HACK 122: Create a Screencast!

    12. HACK 123: Manipulate Audio From the Command Line

  15. Chapter 15 Hack Some Hardware

    1. HACK 124: Awesome Mini in a Car Hack!

    2. HACK 125: Repair Scratched DVDs and CDs

    3. HACK 126: Use Your Mac as a Weather-Monitoring Station

    4. HACK 127: No Lights? No Power? Still Got the Net!

    5. HACK 128: Hacks for Smart Homes

    6. HACK 129: Twittering Your Home

    7. HACK 130: Create Custom Video Cables

    8. HACK 131: Clean the Mighty Mouse

  1. Appendix Credits

    1. About the Author

    2. Contributors