Chris Seibold

Chris Seibold

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Chris Seibold is an engineer, writer, and cartoonist residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. As an engineer, he has tackled such diverse processes as powder coating and hot dog casing manufacture. As a writer, he has focused on computing and written for a variety of online and traditional media, including serving as Senior Contributing Editor for the Apple Matters web site and contributing hacks to iPod and iTunes Hacks, with a talent for making the complex accessible to the interested but harried user. As a cartoonist, he has produced both cartoon strips and editorials. Chris also managed to spend some time working producing radio shows relating to sports. As soon as he hits television, the trifecta will be complete. Chris lives with his wife, young son, and what is quite possibly the world's dimmest canine. He has a degree in Physics from the University of Tennessee but has yet to find work involving frictionless inclined planes.

Mac Hacks Mac Hacks
by Chris Seibold
March 2013
Print: $24.99
Ebook: $19.99

OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide
by Chris Seibold
July 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide
by Chris Seibold
August 2011
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Pocket Guide Mac OS X Snow Leopard Pocket Guide
by Chris Seibold
September 2009
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

Big Book of Apple Hacks Big Book of Apple Hacks
by Chris Seibold
April 2008
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $27.99

Webcast: Intro to Snow Leopard
September 03, 2009
In this webcast author Chris Seibold will introduce you to Snow Leopard, beginning with installation options. You have options when you install Snow Leopard but they aren't all completely obvious. He'll also cover the new features and enhancements of...

"Small in size, yet stuffed with important information, those new to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will find the answers to their most pressing questions."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, Vol. 17 No. 4/5, July/October 2012

"This compact volume has everything you need to take maximum advantage of your Mac 99% of the time in an easy to store compact manual."
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide is well worth the price, and I recommended for new OS X users and veterans alike."
--Peter Nikolaidis, MyMac.com

"Once you’re familiar with the fundamentals, use this book as a resource for problem-solving on the fly."
--Tom Piper, appleJAC Macintosh Users Group

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--Andrew Kavanagh, Amazon.com

"Whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime user, this handy book is the quickest way to get up to speed on Snow Leopard. "
--Tom Piper, appleJAC Macintosh Users Group

"This handy book is the quickest way to get up to speed on Snow Leopard. It is packed with concise information in an easy-to-read format. It covers what you need to know and is an ideal resource for problem-solving on the fly. You can go right into the heart of Snow Leopard, using its details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You’ll also find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions and more. "
--Dominque James, San Francisco Book Review

"Accept no imitators! Unlike some of the competition's books (are you listening, Scott Kelby?) that are mostly a rehash of help files, Chris Seibold's Big Book of Apple Hacks is a bona fide collection of hacks, advanced hints, and tips."
--David Weeks, MyMac Magazine

"Macintosh equipment users and collections catering to them should consider Big Book of Apple Hacks an essential acquisition key to unlocking the power of the Apple computer."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch

"...an essential acquisition key to unlocking the power of the Apple computer...From adding devices and customizing settings to step-by-step directions to circumvent Apple controls, it's an exceptional, wonderful collection of possibilities."
--Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

"The Big Book of Apple Hacks represents the meatiest collection of Apple hacks in publication."
--John Suda, Amazon.com

"A heavy reference book that's fun?...Yes, somehow the author and the contributors and the editors have managed to make a big useful book without the boredom factor. The Big Book of Apple Hacks is a big winner. Read it, back up your essential files, and then go forth and hack your Mac."
--Epublishers Weekly, Tools and Ideas for Surviving (and Thriving) in Technopoly

"If you are determined to replace your Mac Book Pro’s hard drive, read this book first...I haven’t read it all – it’s over 600 pages – but as we convert to Mac operations here I have already noted a dozen of these hacks I intend to employ. This isn’t a book for Aunt Minnie, but if you use a Mac either at home or at work and you want better control over it, this is the book to have. "
--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor