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Press Release: October 31, 2011

New Titles from O'Reilly--Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual and MacRuby: The Definitive Guide


"The Lion upgrade... is classic Apple: innovative to some, gimmicky to others, big leaps forward, a few stumbles back," wrote New York Times columnist David Pogue in a July 20, 2011, review of the new OS. As an Apple expert, Pogue should know. Now Pogue returns to his highly popular Missing Manual series with the book that "should have been in the box." Learn how to make your Lion roar with this easy-to-understand new book.

Once you've got your Lion settled, move on to create great new apps with MacRuby by using Matt Aimonetti's new Definitive Guide. These two texts make a perfect package for the Mac lover in all of us. Please contact me for review copies or simply click the 'Request Review Copy' buttons, below. As always, I welcome your feedback and comments on our titles.

—Gretchen Giles,

New Titles from O'Reilly

Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual
by David Pogue
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With Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.7 completely transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail—and even does a deep dive into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads.
  • Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud.
  • Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as full-screen apps, Mission Control, the new Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and more.
  • Are you even more of a power user? Learn to set up a network, make a Lion flash drive, and even learn the basics of Lion's underlying Unix.

MacRuby: The Definitive Guide
by Matt Aimonetti
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Want to build native Mac OS X applications with a sleek, developer-friendly alternative to Objective-C? MacRuby is an ideal choice. This in-depth guide shows you how Apple's implementation of Ruby gives you access to all the features available to Objective-C programmers. You'll get clear, detailed explanations of MacRuby, including quick programming techniques such as prototyping.

Perfect for programmers at any level, this book is packed with code samples and complete project examples. If you use Ruby, you can tap your skills to take advantage of Interface Builder, Cocoa libraries, the Objective-C runtime, and more. If you're a Cocoa developer, you'll learn how to improve your productivity with MacRuby.

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