Chuck Toporek

Editor, author, speaker

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Mac OS X
  • Unix
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing
Chuck Toporek is a Mac technology geek. He is the author of three Mac books and one medical book, and he has written for MacAddict and Macworld magazines.

Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide
by Chuck Toporek
November 2007
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $11.99

Running Boot Camp Running Boot Camp
by Chuck Toporek
April 2006
Ebook: $7.99

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell
by Andy Lester , Chris Stone , Chuck Toporek , Jason McIntosh
November 2005
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide Mac OS X Tiger Pocket Guide
by Chuck Toporek
June 2005
Print: $9.95
Ebook: $7.99

Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell Mac OS X Panther in a Nutshell
by Chuck Toporek , Chris Stone , Jason McIntosh
Second Edition June 2004
OUT OF PRINT

Inside .Mac Inside .Mac
by Chuck Toporek
May 2004
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.99

Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide Mac OS X Panther Pocket Guide
by Chuck Toporek
Second Edition November 2003
OUT OF PRINT

Mac OS X  in a Nutshell Mac OS X in a Nutshell
by Jason McIntosh , Chuck Toporek , Chris Stone
January 2003
OUT OF PRINT

Mac OS X Pocket Guide Mac OS X Pocket Guide
by Chuck Toporek
Second Edition November 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Mac OS X Pocket Reference Mac OS X Pocket Reference
by Chuck Toporek
May 2002
OUT OF PRINT

Hydrocephalus: A Guide for Patients, Families & Friends Hydrocephalus: A Guide for Patients, Families & Friends
by Chuck Toporek , Kellie Robinson
February 1999
Print: $19.95

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"If you're looking for a quick and dirty guide to help you get through the ins and outs of Mac OS X Leopard then this book might be the answer you are looking for. This book is a great reference to have handy on your desktop or in your laptop bag. "
--Virginia Chilcote, BAM MouseBytes, February 2009 Issue

"For a quick reference guide to Leopard that doesn't cost too much,this book is worth while. "
--Linda Cameron, The Finder, Mid-Columbia Macintosh User Group

"The Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide is a laptop’s best friend, offering concise advice and reference for the mobile road worrier. In just a few pages, Toporek conveys the concept of Time Machine as well as anyone could – and provides keyboard shortcuts and troubleshooting tips to boot."
--Tony Reveaux, CineSource Magazine

"Despite the title, you'd need a pretty deep pocket to carry this guide around...For the space afforded to it, the guide is a useful reference for existing Mac users."
--Alan Stonebridge, Mac User

"The book provides a basic guide for setting up Leopard on your Mac - There are chapters that cover security, networking , system preference settings, configuring user accounts, and the new Leopard finder for example. The book was written and designed to cover the basics, to get someone new to Leopard up and running while providing an introduction to Leopards new features including Time Machine and Spaces, using easy-to-grasp tables, concise descriptions, and step-by-step instructions. The Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide is a great book for switchers or old Mac users who are new to the current generation of Macs. Many of the topics covered may be too basic for intermediate to advance Mac users who have kept up with all of Apple's OS releases. "
--Steve Stanger, The Mac Attack Podcast

"This compact pocket-sized guide has all of the essential information necessary to get Macintosh users, experienced or not, up to speed quickly on the new features of Mac OS X Leopard. The author provides more than 300 tips and techniques that relate to the new operating system's most compelling capabilities, including Time Machine, Spaces, and many more. The author provides numerous figures and tables that help to simplify the reader's understanding."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report

"Whether you're new to the Mac universe or just want to find out more about the features in Leopard, then Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide is for you. Toporek makes it easy to understand, even if you never used a Mac before. Think of this book as inexpensive insurance if you have a Leopard problem!"
--Irv Hass, Apple Pickers Macintosh User Group

"The Pocket Guide is a quick and easy read, but most likely useful as a handy reference when needed. It has numerous illustrations and, screenshots, tables and charts, and a dozen or so pages of keyboard shortcuts for system and application usages. There are also dozens of “Tips” spread throughout which provide practical guidance to new users."
--John Suda, Amazon.com

"Apple should include this book with every Mac sold."
--Raymond T. Hightower, ChicagoRuby.org