I am a Mac fossil, having used Macs since they first appeared. I have bought more than a few (!) of Scott Kelby's 'Killer Tips' books, always useful, if you like the format; i.e., being able to jump in anywhere. Most tech books begin with the basics and become more advanced with progressive chapters. I have those, too, and the encyclopedia types, 'bibles' and 'missing manuals.'
The Tips books appeal to me because they present both 'a review and what's new.' Even the most veteran Mac user can appreciate a review of certain tips. After all these years, I still find myself saying, 'Oh, yeah. I forgot about that.'
Well thought out and easy to digest, the Tips books are great because they can be read at any point in the book. I keep one in the car, and read it when I get stuck in traffic, or when I have an appointment and spend time in a waiting area. Recently, I spent an hour waiting for a routine car maintenance checkup, took this book, and learned a few tips that save so much time, plus deepened my understanding of Tiger.
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That's how I see these books: if I learn even a few tips that enhance my Mac knowledge and skills, they are well worth the money. It's easy to become overwhelmed with (way) too much information. My philosophy is to learn something every day.
The Tips books help. They're sort of like taking a daily Mac vitamin to keep my knowledge base intact--and always growing. I switch to Mac in 2003. I am continually amazed of the power of the OS X Tiger operating system. However I, like many of the day to day users of the system, do not know how to access many of the neat tools available to Mac OS X Tiger users. I attend workshops and attend Apple User's Group meetings and I'm blown away by the knowledge and skills of some of our Apple users. The problem for me is that even though the tips or hacks given are great one does not use them enough to remember them several weeks later.
Most publications that cover Apple applications have side bar graphics that draw the readers attention to a neat tip. However, what is really needed is a book that gathers these 'Killer Tips' and put them in one resource organized in a manner that allows the reader/user access to the real power of Tiger. That is exactly what Scott Kelby's Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips does. The book is well designed and the layout is pleasing.
The tips contained in the book are the type that cause you to smile, nod and say 'amen'. Do you want to know how to zip a file in Tiger, capture a page, keep your private data private? The books contains literally hundreds of truly killer tips and they are explained in a language and style that we all can understand. Between the table of contents, index and content specific chapters the navigation of Tiger becomes achievable and the powerful secrets of Tiger are revealed. This is one book that all Tiger users should have in their library. However, it is especially beneficial to those users that would be considered intermediate users.
Additional resources for Mac OS X Leopard Killer Tips Sample text CHAPTER 1 • Cool Window Tips 35 TRADING SPACES If you want to move one of your spaces to a new position, simply press F8, position the cursor over the space you want to move, then click-and-hold the mouse button and drag the space to the new location. Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips Tips rule! Have you ever noticed that in just about every Mac book, the author will include a couple of tips in each chapter (you'll usually find them in the sidebar, or at the bottom of the page in a tinted box). This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.Killer Tips books are written with one goal in mind: to allow the reader to work faster and smarter. In other books, you'll often find that the most useful information is found in sidebars, tips, and notes. Part of 'Killer Tips' series, this book is about speed; showing the Mac professional how to get more work done faster, while actually increasing quality.
I highly recommend Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips - its like having a techie on call when you need to access one of those awesome Tiger tools or tricks. Apple said there are at least 200 updates to its Tiger OS! Well, how do you know what the first 10 are past the obvious Automator, Dashboard and updated mail? You get this book, that is how! I am not sure still that I do know all of the updates or hidden features in Mac OS 10.4 but at least I am a whole lot closer to knowing some.
Requirements Bluetooth 1.5 works on all Macintosh computers running Mac OS X version 10.3.2 or later. Bt dongle drivers for mac. Headset support requires a Bluetooth enabled headset and either an internal Apple Bluetooth module or a D-Link DBT-120 rev. Printers must support the Bluetooth Hard Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP) and have a Mac OS X Bluetooth enabled printer driver. Speech recognition is not supported using a Bluetooth headset. In order to configure and use a Bluetooth headset, the Bluetooth module must have the latest Bluetooth firmware from the Bluetooth Firmware Updater application version 1.0.2 or later ().
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Thanks for making this book! If you are a novice and a new Mac Switcher, this will absolutely hook you and then scratch your head and say 'Why didn't my new PowerMac G5 come with this book complimentary'?
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Description • Copyright 2009 • Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8 • Pages: 408 • Edition: 1st • eBook (Watermarked) • ISBN-10: 0-321-51551-X • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-51551-3 This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.Killer Tips books are written with one goal in mind: to allow the reader to work faster and smarter. In other books, you’ll often find that the most useful information is found in sidebars, tips, and notes.