Mac Annoyances

Mac Annoyances


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Anyone who plugs in a Mac whether it's the proud owner of the very latest version or someone still tapping away on yesterday's model usually finds these machines to be an immensely popular and beneficial tool. Unfortunately, they can also be a royal pain in the neck. Any way you slice it, Macs still have a tendency to induce minor headaches at the most inopportune times.Mac Annoyances feels your pain. Developed precisely for the individual who can't live without a Mac yet can't deal with its fickle temperament Mac Annoyances provides solutions to scores of common problems faced by Mac owners. Contained within its pages are hidden (plus well-documented) tips, tricks, and workarounds designed to drastically improve specific problem-solving capabilities. The result: a significant enhancement of the overall user experience and a tremendous savings of time no matter which version you own.What does Mac Annoyances cover? What doesn't it cover is the more appropriate question. Hassles associated with Mac OS X, iLife, Mac hardware, and Microsoft Office (the mother of all annoyances) are all addressed in sharp detail. Also tackled: how to overcome problems related to specific applications such as iTunes, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Apple's Mail program.Having trouble browsing the Web or searching with Google? Want to make your Mac a bit faster? Keyboard causing you trouble? These and dozens more annoyances like them are all dissected as well. Truth is, if you've experienced it, Mac Annoyances addresses it.Written by top-flight author and renowned Mac expert, John Rizzo, this book is a follow-up to the bestselling PC Annoyances. In keeping with the spirit of O'Reilly's Annoyances series, Rizzo adopts a sympathetic tone throughout the book that quickly ingratiates itself to readers. Rather than blaming Mac owners for possessing minimal technical savvy, Mac Annoyances takes them along for a fun-filled ride as they join forces and outsmart the system together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596007232
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Series: Annoyances Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

John Rizzo bought his first Mac in 1984, which he still has in his garage somewhere, and been writing about Macs since 1987. He is the author of many books, including Mac Annoyances.

John writes about Mac hardware and software for and for various magazines, including Macworld, MacHome, and Mac Addict. He has been a regular columnist for CNET, MacWeek and eMedia Weekly, MacUser, and Computer Currents. A staff editor for the now defunct MacUser magazine for eight years.

John also publishes, a news and information web site devoted to helping Macs users get along in a Windows world since 1997.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Mac Os X Annoyances
  • Chapter 2: E mail Annoyances
  • Chapter 3: Internet Annoyances
  • Chapter 4: Microsoft Office Annoyances
  • Chapter 5: iLife Annoyances
  • Chapter 6: iPod Annoyances
  • Chapter 7: Hardware Annoyances
  • Colophon

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