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Sharing Files, Devices, and Services on Mac OS X (El Capitan Edition)
By John Ray
Nov 18, 2015
In this chapter from My OS X (El Capitan Edition), you learn how to use your Mac to share and access resources over a network.
Working with Page Layout and Design in Word for Mac
By Paul McFedries
Nov 16, 2015
In this chapter from My Office 2016 for Mac, you learn about creating tables to hold structured data, adding headers and footers to your documents, and working with page layout options such as margins, page orientation, and paper size.
Using Your Apple Watch to Stay Active
By Craig James Johnston
Sep 2, 2015
In this chapter from My Apple Watch, you learn how your Watch keeps track of your activity and helps you stay healthy.
Providing Location Service Using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms
By Wei-Meng Lee
Aug 17, 2015
When your app needs to work with location information, the code that requests and then handles the user's latitude and longitude shouldn't be affected by the platform of that device. Wei-Meng Lee shows how to use Xamarin.Forms to take advantage of each platform's native features to provide location services.
Using Native Platform Features in Xamarin.Forms Through DependencyService
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jul 30, 2015
Xamarin.Forms is platform-agnostic, and your single code base will work on all platforms. But if you want to perform platform-specific operations, you need to do some work, as Wei-Meng Lee shows.
Apple Watch Interface Navigation
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jul 21, 2015
In this chapter from Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications, learn how your Apple Watch application navigates between multiple screens.
Sharing Data in Apple Watch Applications
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jul 20, 2015
Your custom Apple Watch apps and iOS need to share data back and forth constantly. You could create the same code at both ends of the interaction, but why make extra work for yourself? Wei-Meng Lee, author of Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications, advises sharing code, not just data.
What's New in watchOS 2 for Developers?
By Wei-Meng Lee
Jun 24, 2015
Now that the Apple Watch is flying off shelves and onto users' wrists, you might be rushing to finish your watch apps. But Apple is already making OS improvements that can affect your work. Wei-Meng Lee, author of Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications, discusses the primary additions and changes in the new watchOS 2 beta released to developers on June 8, 2015.
Customizing Your Mac with OS X Mavericks Custom Settings
By Kate Binder
Feb 19, 2014
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets — tiny custom programs that you can build from pieces of your favorite websites.
Connecting Your Mac to a Network
By John Ray
Jan 15, 2014
This chapter shows how to connect your MacBook to wired and wireless connections as well as how to manage multiple connections.
Finding What You Want with Spotlight in OS X Mavericks
By Steve Johnson
Dec 31, 2013
Spotlight is the built-in search tool of OS X Mavericks. This chapter shows how to use it to find content on your Mac, how to filter search results, set search preferences, and get help when you need it.
Setting Up iCloud Services and Internet Accounts
By John Ray
Dec 25, 2013
In this chapter, you find out how to establish and configure iCloud accounts and get to know some of the basics of using iCloud services.
Enterprise iDevice Management with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server
By Timothy L. Warner
May 30, 2013
Unsure of how to integrate Apple devices (be they of the iOS or OS X variety) into your Microsoft- or Linux-based network? You’re not alone. IT expert Tim Warner shows how you can centrally manage iDevices in any corporate network environment with minimal cost and learning curve.
My iMac: Sharing Devices, Files, and Services on a Network
By John Ray
Mar 18, 2013
This chapter helps you make the most of your iMac network connections by showing you how to share files, folders, and devices across networks and between Mac and Windows machines.
Customizing Your Mac
By Kate Binder
Dec 28, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to customize the OS X Mountain Lion Finder, the Dock, the desktop, your screen saver, and your security preferences. You’ll also learn how to make your own Dashboard widgets
Making the Most of Reminders and Notes in OS X Mountain Lion
By Jason Rich
Oct 12, 2012
This chapter walks you though setting up Reminders and Notes, syncing app-specific data with other Macs and iDevices, and optimizing the use of Reminders and Notes.
Accessing iCloud, Email, and the Web on Your MacBook
By John Ray
Oct 8, 2012
In this chapter, you learn how to use your MacBook to access Online Services such as the World Wide Web, email, and Apple's iCloud.
Setting System Preferences in OS X Mountain Lion
By Steve Johnson
Oct 1, 2012
This chapter shows the many settings and controls that let you customize OS X Mountain Lion to best meet your needs.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to OS X Mountain Lion: Using iCloud
By Yvonne Johnson
Sep 28, 2012
This chapter answers lots of questions about the iCloud: What is it? What does it do? Why do I want it? How can I get it? How does it work? How can I see what’s on the iCloud? How can I get more of it?
Introducing Xcode 4
By Jesse Feiler
Aug 20, 2012
In this chapter from Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, you'll explore the Xcode workspace window, define projects and workspaces, debug with breakpoints, and care for your source code with repositories and versions.

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