Recommended Reading: 'Mac Hacks'
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Recommended Reading: 'Mac Hacks'

If you want to take control of your Mac -- and learn lots of tips and secrets -- O'Reilly Media's "Mac Hacks" is the book for you.

Subtitled "Tips & Tools for Unlocking the Power of OS X," the book helps you dig below the surface to tweak system preferences, mount drives and devices, and generally do things with your system that Apple just doesn't expect you to do. There are more than 50 hacks in this book that show you how to fine-tune the interface, work with multimedia, set up your network, boost security, and perform a few tricks with Unix, including:

° Going beyond Preferences to change the way OS X Mountain Lion behaves;

° Customizing your experience by taming browsers and making apps full screen;

° Getting information delivered right to your desktop;

° Automating mundane tasks;

° Using the command line and install various Unix apps to unlock your Mac's Unix power;

° Increasing security, monitor network traffic, and remaining anonymous;

° Playing Wii games and hosting a Minecraft server on your Mac;

° Modifying your WiFi, move iTunes, and record TV shows;

° Turning your MacBook into a tablet and giving it a custom dye job.

Author Chris Seibold is an engineer, writer, and cartoonist residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. As an engineer, he has tackled such diverse processes as powder coating and hot dog casing manufacture. As a writer, he has focused on computing and written for a variety of online and traditional media, including serving as senior contributing editor for the Apple Matters web site and contributing hacks to "iPod and iTunes Hacks."

"Mac Hacks" has 330 pages. It costs US$27.49 for the print edition and $19.99 for the ebook version -- or you can get both for $27.49. For more information about the book -- including the table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic -- go to .

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