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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials by Kevin M. White

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Lesson 27. Peripherals and Drivers

Goals

• Understand and manage OS X peripheral connectivity

• Pair Bluetooth devices to your Mac

• Troubleshoot peripheral and driver issues

Apple pioneered the concept of automatic peripheral support with the original Mac. This feature, commonly known as plug-and-play, is now supported with varying success in all modern operating systems. Peripheral hardware has also improved, as now the most common connectivity standards support hot-pluggable or even wireless connections. OS X supports all popular modern peripheral standards, demonstrating Apple’s continued commitment to making peripheral use as easy as possible.

At the start of this lesson, you’ll learn how OS X supports different peripheral technologies. ...

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