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OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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About the Creative Team

Julie Van Keuren (editor) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband, M.H. (who’s living the novel-writing dream), have two sons, Dexter and Michael. Email: .

Kirill Voronin (technical editor) is the head of an IT consulting company, aptly called Shortcut, based in Moscow, Russia. He has worked with Macs since the ’90s, and he’s an Apple Certified System Administrator and Apple Certified Trainer for IT courses. He lives with his wife, Maria, and son, Nil. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking. Email: .

Phil Simpson (design and layout) runs his graphic design business from Southbury, Connecticut. His work includes corporate branding, publication design, communications support, and advertising. In his free time, he is a homebrewer, ice cream maker, wannabe woodworker, and is on a few tasting panels. He lives with his wife and four great felines. Email: .

Brian Jepson (technical consultant) is an O’Reilly editor and hacker, and co-organizer of Providence Geeks and the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He’s also been involved in various ways over the years with AS220, a nonprofit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. Email: .

Acknowledgments

Over the years, over the 10 editions of this book, many friends and colleagues have contributed enthusiasm, expertise, and even prose to this book’s editions. They include Zachary Brass, Dan Pourhadi, Rich Koster, J.D. Biersdorfer, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Ben Waldie, and Lesa Snider.

In addition to the dream team members identified above, I owe debts of thanks to O’Reilly’s Missing Manuals editor-in-chief, Brian Sawyer; Apple’s Ryan James and Bill Evans for going beyond the call of duty to chase down tweaky tech answers; Philip Michaels, who wrote about Game Center for this book; my crack team of eleventh-hour proofreaders, Diana D’Abruzzo, Kellee Katagi, Judy Le, and Nancy Young; and my assistant Jan Carpenter, whose help in redoing this book’s 450 illustrations made my very survival possible.

I’ve never met, or even spoken to, Kirill Voronin; he lives in Moscow. But he submitted so many corrections to the previous edition’s Errata page online that I wound up hiring him to be the tech editor for this book—and he knocked it out of the park.

I also wish I could send out an “I Made the Book Better!” T-shirt to every reader who ever took the time to write with corrections, suggestions, tips, and tricks. And thanks, as always, to David Rogelberg for believing in the idea.

Above all, this book owes its existence to the patience and affection of Nicki, Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey. They make these books—and everything else—possible.

—David Pogue

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific page numbers (not just see Chapter 14); and an ironclad promise never to put an apostrophe in the possessive pronoun its.

Here’s a list of current and upcoming titles:

For the Mac

  • OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein

  • FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman

  • iMovie: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller

  • iPhoto: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider

  • iWork: The Missing Manual by Jessica Thornsby and Josh Clark

  • Office 2011: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition by David Pogue

  • Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop Elements 13: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

For Windows

  • Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Excel 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald

  • QuickBooks 2105: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop Elements 13: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Electronics

  • iPhone: The Missing Manual, Eighth Edition by David Pogue

  • David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual

  • Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • iPad App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry

  • iPod: The Missing Manual, Eleventh Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer & David Pogue

  • Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers

  • Fire Phone: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Netbooks: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer

  • NOOK HD: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

Web Technologies

  • Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • CSS3: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual. Second Edition by David Sawyer McFarland and Chris Grover

  • Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Flash CS6: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy

  • HTML5: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

  • PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Brett McLaughlin

  • WordPress: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Life

  • Buying a Home: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

  • Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

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