This version of Take Control of .Mac has been thoroughly overhauled to reflect all the latest developments in Mac OS X, iLife, and .Mac. Although nearly every page contains at least some changes, the major differences from the previous version are:
Extensive updates throughout the book to reflect changes in features and user interface in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Information on new types of data you can sync via .Mac under Leopard-Dashboard widgets, Dock contents, notes, and preferences.
Descriptions of Leopard's revised sync alert interface.
Instructions on publishing new types of calendar data (to do items and attachments).
An explanation of how to connect to your iDisk using Windows Vista.
A discussion of whether Backup and iDisk are still useful for backups given the advent of Time Machine.
Instructions for making Web sites using iWeb '08.
Information on Web Gallery.
Details about using .Mac with other iLife '08 applications and removal of information about iLife '06.
Instructions for using Back to My Mac for remote file and screen sharing.
Joe Kissell has written numerous books about the Macintosh, including many popular Take Control ebooks. He's also Senior Editor of TidBITS, contributes frequently to Macworld, and previously spent ten years in the Mac software industry. Joe Kissell joined the TidBITS staff in 2006 as Senior Editor and currently lives in Paris. He has written more than a dozen Take Control ebooks, including the best- selling Take Control of Mac OS X Backups. He's also the author of numerous print books about Mac OS X and a frequent contributor to Macworld magazine. Joe runs a business called alt concepts, which publishes such Web sites as Interesting Thing of the Day and Truffles for Breakfast.