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November 17, 2011

Mac Kung Fu--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion

Raleigh, NC—Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience and tweak your system so it's just right for you. Every one of these 300 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints and hacks in Mac Kung Fu (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $35.00 USD) makes "it just works" even better. Become the ultimate Mac user, working faster, smarter, and simply have lots more fun with your Apple computer.

After you've uncovered the basics in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is your next step. You'll learn how to master everyday tools such as the Dock, Spotlight, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Dashboard. You'll discover other amazingly useful tools and built-in add-ons that you never knew existed. You'll customize the OS X interface, refine your workflow, learn valuable security tricks, work better with photos, movies and documents, and test your Mac hardware. You'll wow friends with your insanely great Mac knowledge!

Each tip in this unique book is deliberately short and readable, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.

Available in epub, mobi, and PDF direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Advance Praise
"Simply amazing... Even very advanced users are going to find something here they didn't know."
—Patrick Burleson, Owner BitBQ, LLC

"This book is easy to read and should be a staple for anyone using a Mac."
—Wesley Matlock, Mobile Team Developer Lead, overstock.com

"I love how accessible this book is. No fluff, no filler, and no extraneous content to weed through. Just lots of interesting things that I could put into practice immediately."
—Angela Murtha, Girl Meets Bit

For a review copy or more information please email pragprogpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Keir Thomas is a Linux Journal award-winning author who has been writing about Linux, operating systems and computer hardware for over a decade. Formerly a computer magazine journalist and editor, working on titles such as Linux User and Developer, Linux Magazine and PC Utilities, his other book titles include Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition, Beginning Fedora Linux, Ubuntu Kung Fu, and Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition.

He works as a full-time author and lives on the side of a mountain in the United Kingdom. His hobbies include hiking, cycling and vegetable gardening.

View Keir Thomas's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including: errata, discussions, full table of contents, excerpts from the book and more, see the catalog page for Mac Kung Fu.

Mac Kung Fu Mac Kung Fu
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Keir Thomas
Print ISBN: 9781934356821  
Pages: 300
Print Price: $35.00  
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