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The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies

The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies

by Heather Morris, Joli Ballew

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Keep your Mac running at peak performance—or restore it to like-new condition!

Save time and money by solving everyday Mac problems yourself. The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies shows you how to diagnose, declutter, and debug your Mac and keep it running smoothly. You’ll find expert tips for making your Mac boot up quickly, managing updates, safeguarding your Mac from malware, installing software, securing your Mac and your network, solving issues that crop up long after your warranty has expired, and much more. Avoid costly repairs, lost data, and inconvenient downtime with this one-of-a-kind guide!

  • Optimize your data, free up hard drive space, and create an organized filing system
  • Remove unwanted programs
  • Customize OS X to suit the way you work
  • Optimize iTunes and share media over your network and devices
  • Use Mail to mitigate spam, organize contacts, and manage messages
  • Personalize Safari, manage bookmarks, and stay safe online
  • Harness Mountain Lion and customize its features
  • Secure your Mac and protect your personal data
  • Safeguard your network from intrusion
  • Share data safely and seamlessly between your Mac and Windows PC
  • Speed up the boot process and increase performance

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071798358
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 11/09/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started 1)Introduction to a Healthy Mac Part II: Optimize Data, Apps, and Programs on your Mac 2)Optimize Your Data 3)Remove Unwanted Programs 4)Clean up the GUI 5)Optimize iTunes 6)Take Control of Mail 7)Optimize Safari 8)Control What you Don't Like About Lion's New Features Part III: Fine Tune Your Network 9)Inventory and Secure Your Network 10)Inventory and Secure Your Mac 11)Manage a Network that Contains Windows PCs Part IV: Prevent Problems from Occurring 13)Optimize the Boot Process and Increase Performance 14)Improve Security Part V: Remedying Problems when they Occur 15)Troubleshoot Your Mac

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