Game Center, iCloud, iMessage, and Notification Center are iOS features, right? Now with Mountain Lion, the latest version of OS X from Apple, they can be found on a Mac along with several other enhancements that bring the operating system closer to the iPad experience. While the latest update makes the Mac easier to use, there are many shortcuts and features just waiting to be discovered. OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual delivers an astounding number of tips and tricks that typical users may never learn on their own.
The author, having written several books covering the Mac over the past decade, knows his way around the operating system and it shows. He exhaustively covers the basics from how to organize files to using the bundled applications. The time-saving methods and buried features highlighted throughout the text make this book a useful reference for both beginners and experienced users. Did you know that by pressing the space bar when a file is highlighted in the Finder, the content of that file can quickly be previewed without having to open an application? There are even ways to access this and other features by using trackpad gestures. Anyone can benefit from learning additional techniques for getting the most out of their computer. Reading OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual has changed how I use my Mac.
Disclosure: Free access to this e-book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.