Books: 13

Mac OS X

Developing Apps Using Swift and Xcode
Learn how to code for the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, and MacBook using Swift, Apple's hottest programming language. Fully updated to cover the new MacBook Touch Bar, macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners will not only teach complete programming novices how to write macOS programs, but it can also help more » experienced programmers moving to the Mac for the first time. You will learn the principles of programming, how to use Swift and Xcode, and how to combine your knowledge into writing macOS programs. If you've always wanted to learn coding but felt stymied by the limitation of simplistic programming languages or intimidated by professional but complicated programming languages, then you'll want to learn Swift. Swift is your gateway to both Mac and iOS app development while being powerful and easy to learn at the same time, and macOS Programming for Absolute Beginners is the perfect place to start - add it to your library today. What You'll Learn * Master the basic principles of object-oriented programming * Use Xcode, the main programming tool used for both macOS and iOS development * See what makes Swift unique and powerful as a programming language and why you should learn it * Create macOS programs using Swift and Xcode * Apply interface principles that follow Apple's Human Interface Guidelines * Take advantage of the new Touch Bar Who This Book Is For People who want to learn programming for the first time and for experienced programmers wanting to learn Xcode and the Mac for the first time. « less
Going Deep With the Terminal and Shell
Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips—for finding and managing files, remotely more » accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications. If you’re an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. You’ll soon learn how to gain real control over your system. * Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want * Make changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directories * Use Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information * Create unique "super commands" to perform tasks that you specify * Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time * Access remote servers and interact with remote filesystems * Install the X Window system and learn the best X11 applications * Take advantage of command-line features that let you shorten repetitive tasks « less
Up To Speed
The macOS Sierra: Up To Speed guide helps you to get up and running quickly with Apple's latest operating system. This handy step-by-step guide is written from scratch, starting with basic macOS topics and moving on to more advanced features of the operating system, designed to help you to become more more » productive more quickly. Though comprehensive, the information in this book is presented in a clear, consise manner with screenshots providing helpful visual guidance all along the way. In no time at all you're be navigating Sierra, setting up and maintaining user accounts, managing files, playing music and video, modifying system preferences, surfing the Web and working with applications like a pro. Some of the topics include: Operating System Basics Logging On to Your Mac Understanding the Mac Interface Using the Mouse & Keyboard Investigating Menus Using Shortcut Menus Using Gestures with a Trackpad Using the Dock Using Trash Getting Help Shutting Down your Computer Navigating a Window Minimizing, Full Screen Zooming and Closing a Window Moving a Window Changing the Size of a Window Displaying the Status Bar Switching Between Windows Using Split Window View Hiding the Finder Toolbar and Sidebar Using Mission Control Changing Window Views Using Quick Look Using Finder Tabs A Look at macOS Sierra Disk Organization Opening Folders and Disks Using the Go Menu The Finder Toolbar & the Sidebar Accessing Recent Folders Arranging & Sorting the Contents of a Folder Keeping Folders on Top When Sorting Browsing the Contents of Folders Navigating Folder Hierarchy Using iCloud & iCloud Drive Optimizing Disk Storage Store Most Files on iCloud Empty Trash After 30 Days Creating a New Folder Renaming a File or Folder Copying, Moving & Deleting Files and Folders Restoring a Deleted File Emptying the Trash Using the Info Window Finding Files using Spotlight Finding Files from the Finder Window Using Smart Folders Searching with Siri Selecting Multiple Files and Folders Creating an Alias Using & Creating Finder Tags Compressing Files and Folders Working with Burn Folders Batch Rename Files Expand all Finder Subfolders with One Mouse Click Arranging Finder Window Icons Setting Dock Properties Adding & Removing Items to the Dock Setting System Preferences Modifying Appearance Preferences Auto-Hiding the Menu Bar Changing the Desktop Background Adding a Screen Saver Using an External Monitor with a Laptop Using AirPlay Adding a Printer Playing CDs & DVDs Setting Spotlight Preferences Setting Mission Control Preferences Modifying Notification Center Settings Set a keyboard shortcut to display the Notification Center Setting View Options & Finder Preferences Applying and Removing a Custom Icon Syncing Documents & Desktop to the Cloud Setting Energy Saver Options Setting Parental Controls Creating a User Account Changing a User Account’s Picture Switching User Accounts Changing Your Password Security & Privacy Opening Applications and Documents Opening Items at Login Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text Formatting Text Saving a File Duplicating a Document Using the Save As Command Quitting an Application Forcing an Application to Quit Installing & Removing Applications Previewing Fonts with Font Book Using Automator Organizing Contacts with the Contacts Application Organizing Your Schedule with the Calendar Application Getting Things Done with the Reminders Application Using the Notes Application Using Dictation Working with the Photos App Managing Applications with Launchpad Backing Up with Time Machine Sharing Files with Airdrop Moving Between Devices with Handoff Sharing between Devices with the Universal Clipboard Mac Utilities Setting up an Internet Connection Starting Safari Browsing a Web Page Adding & Managing Bookmarks Pinning Frequently Visited Sites Searching the Internet Using Apple Pay in Safari And More.... « less
Your ticket to entering the exciting world of Macs! If you've always thought computers were too complicated and intimidating, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Written and designed with your unique needs in mind, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to experience all your more » Apple computer has to offer. In no time, you'll find out how to stay connected with family and friends, explore the Internet, create and print documents, watch your favorite movies, get apps from the App Store, and so much more. From advice on which Mac you should buy to getting started with set up and configurations, this hands-on, accessible guide covers everything needed to help you make the most of your new computer. You'll learn how to customize OS X El Capitan, work with files and folders, connect to a printer, use Safari to browse the web, and keep in touch through social media—and that's just the tip of the iceberg. * Set up your Mac and move around the desktop * Make FaceTime calls and send emails * Store photos and files using iCloud * Play videos, music, and games With the help of Macs For Seniors For Dummies, you'll soon discover that you don't have to be a millennial to make a Mac your minion! « less
The Missing Manual, El Capitan Edition
Those who have made the switch from a Windows PC to a Mac have made Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual a runaway bestseller. The latest edition of this guide delivers what Apple doesn't—everything you need to know to successfully and painlessly move your files and adapt to Mac's way of doing things. more » Written with wit and objectivity by Missing Manual series creator and bestselling author David Pogue, this book will have you up and running on your new Mac in no time. « less
Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X Mavericks This fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple’s latest desktop operating system – OS X Mavericks. You’ll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take more » your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a multimedia hub, and make your Mac happy with the over 200 new features found in OS X Mavericks. * Includes eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X * Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications * Shows you how to navigate around the desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, build the Finder of your dreams, and sync your important stuff with iCloud * Walks you through the fun stuff, too, including editing images in iPhoto, trying out your cinema skills with iMovie, rockin' out with GarageBand and iTunes, becoming a gaming guru, video-chatting with FaceTime, surfing the web with Safari, and more Whether you want to test the OS X waters or just dive right in, OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies is here to help guide your way. « less
Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the more » basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do. * Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud * Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications * Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store * Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you. « less
There's no doubt about it: Macs, iPhones, and iPads have invaded the workplace. But, you don't need an IT department to administer a Mac network in your home or business. This friendly guide explains everything you need to know to set one up yourself using OS X Mountain Lion Server. First, you'll find more » an easy, quick-start way to implement OS X Mountain Lion on a Mac Mini. From there, you'll learn how to set up DNS, iCal Server, Podcast Producer, Wiki Server, file sharing, mail services, and more. This book helps you set up profile support for your iPhone and iPad and provides ways to configure iCloud in the home or office to keep your business data safe. « less
Exploiting OS X from the Root Up
Written by two experienced penetration testers the material presented discusses the basics of the OS X environment and its vulnerabilities. Including but limited to; application porting, virtualization utilization and offensive tactics at the kernel, OS and wireless level. This book provides a comprehensive more » in-depth guide to exploiting and compromising the OS X platform while offering the necessary defense and countermeasure techniques that can be used to stop hackers As a resource to the reader, the companion website will provide links from the authors, commentary and updates. * Provides relevant information including some of the latest OS X threats * Easily accessible to those without any prior OS X experience * Useful tips and strategies for exploiting and compromising OS X systems * Includes discussion of defensive and countermeasure applications and how to use them * Covers mobile IOS vulnerabilities « less
Advice and techniques that you need to get the job done. Looking for ways to streamline your work so that you can focus on maximizing your time? In Depth provides specific, tested, and proven solutions to the problems you run into every day–things other books ignore or oversimplify. This is the one book more » that you can rely on to answer all the questions you have now and will have in the future. « less