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January 9, 2013

Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf: Over 400 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for Apple OS X

Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

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Raleigh, NC—Squeeze every drop of juice from Mac OS X with over 400 quick and easy tips, tricks, hints and hacks in Mac Kung Fu, Second Edition: Over 400 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for Apple OS X (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $39.00 paperback). Exploit secret settings and hidden apps, push built-in tools to the limit, radically personalize your Mac experience, and make "it just works" even better.

In addition to core OS X technologies, this significantly revised and expanded update to the best-selling first edition dissects new OS X Mountain Lion tools such as iCloud, Notifications, Reminders, and Calendar.

"You're sure to find something clever, amusing, and (best of all) useful by browsing its 400-odd pages of high-caffeine OS X utility content."
—Erica Sadun, TUAW Bookshelf Review

Mac Kung Fu, Second Edition will blow your mind with secret hacks never before made public and little-known tricks that will change the way you work forever. From big tasks through everyday jobs, this book will improve your productivity and refine your workflow. You'll customize and manage the OS X interface, boost the power of built-in apps, efficiently handle the filesystem, implement important security tricks, and much more.

Working with files in iCloud? We have tips to help. Managing program windows on your desktop? Hacks will make life easier. Creating reminders or notes? Use our tricks to make the process more productive. Emailing, tweeting, browsing, printing, word processing, testing and exploiting hardware, working with photos, movies, and documents... There's no area Mac Kung Fu, Second Edition doesn't touch upon, making it a unique and utterly necessary addition for any Mac lover's bookshelf.

Each tip is deliberately short and readable, often detailing things even Mac Geniuses don't know, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most tips take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

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 an award-winning author with more than ten computing books to his name, two of which have been published through Pragmatic Bookshelf. A former computer magazine editor, his work has been published around the world and translated into many different languages. He has blogged professionally for the MacWorld and PCWorld websites, among others. He previously wrote the best-selling Ubuntu Kung Fu for Pragmatic Bookshelf.

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, Second Edition.

Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
By Keir Thomas
Print ISBN: 9781937785079  
Pages: 424
Print Price: $39.00  
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