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Customizing Your Mac with OS X Mavericks Custom Settings
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
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
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
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.
Technology Books for Seniors
Dec 16, 2013
Que has published a variety of technology books of interest to older users. In this article, Michael Miller previews these books for seniors — and recommends specific books for specific users.
Enterprise iDevice Management with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Using the Xcode Source Editor
Jul 31, 2012
Learn how the Xcode Source Editor can help you write clean, well-formatted code and even identify problems before you even try to run your application. Even if you have played around with editing files already, you’re still likely to find a few undiscovered tricks.
What Is Quartz Composer and Why Should I Learn It?
Jul 26, 2012
Quartz Composer (QC) is a node-based graphical programming language. Learn how Quartz Composer differs from other applications you may have used before, and the many different end products you can create with it.
What's New in OS X Mountain Lion: Yvonne Johnson and Jennifer Kettell Discuss How Changes in Mountain Lion Affect New and Experienced OS X Users
Jul 26, 2012
Technical writer and web designer Jennifer Kettell and author Yvonne Johnson talk about what Mac users old and new can expect in the new OS X Mountain Lion update.
Hello Messages, Goodbye iChat: Send/Receive Free Text Messages From A Mac
Mar 5, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains how to download and use the new Messages app on a Mac, which replaces iChat for sending and receiving instant messages, as well as text messages, for free.
Get Ready For The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Update
Feb 24, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains some of the new features being added to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, and explains why you’ll want to update your computer this summer.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.
David Chisnall Presents a Developer's Reading List
Jan 4, 2012
Expert programmer David Chisnall provides a list of the 5 books he believes every programmer should read.

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