Is “techie” the last word you’ll ever use to describe yourself? Fret not, you might just need a little mental jogging here and some tech calisthenics there to fire up your desire to upgrade your Mac know-how. For that, there are Mac books which you can read and help you hone your craft. In fact, we’re giving out our list of informative, interesting and enlightening Mac books that will probably inspire you to be a Mac Genius.
1. Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual
From the popular author of numerous how to bestsellers, David Pogue, comes another fantastic reference for Apple’s latest Mac OS X Lion. Most of Pogue’s readers admire his works not only for their comprehensive contents but also for the humorous approach in providing information to his audience.
This book will teach you how to appreciate OS X Lion’s Key features and make the most out of your Mac’s performance. Understanding new computer concepts like iCloud, Air Drop, FaceTime, Mission Control and may more will be easy as a pie. Truly, this book proves to be worthy of its title: The Missing OS X Lion Manual.
Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual
2. My New Mac, Lion Edition: Simple Projects to Get You Started
Getting yourself totally immersed to a more exciting computer experience with your new Mac is a breeze with this self-help book. We all know that transitions can be awfully difficult to handle and this book takes an attempt to make complicated processes easier for Mac newbies.
This is a fitting reference for those who would like to learn the basics of Mac computing, the Lion OS to be more specific. Walace Wang shows his readers that with their new Mac comes comes greater tech power. Neat!
3. Mac at Work
Take your Mac productivity to a new level with this fantastic reading by David Sparks. Mac at work expounds on the features of Mac OS X and provides discussions on various applications that run on Mac operating system. These bits of information gives users a clearer picture of each software which makes choosing between similar applications easier.
In addition, cool tips, tricks and techniques were given away as guides to work-related computing. Recommended for both newbies and experienced Mac users.
4. Mac Kung Fu: Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion
Need a handy Mac reference for everyday use? Owning the Mac Kung Fu is like discovering a secret Mac insider handbook. Why do we say so? Its author Keir Thomas painstakingly documented an assortment of tips based on his mastery and experience with Mac.
Most of the teachings in this reference were claimed to be experimental features never officially made public. Isn’t that awesome?
5. Basics4Mac Presents The Backup Plan
This book aims to help mac users get their data backed-up as hassle-free as possible. With a reliable backup plan, you’ll be able to establish your own customized method based on your requirements. Available only in Kindle edition.
6. How to Do Everything iCloud
Don’t get lost in the information traffic. After Apple closed down its MobileMe service and replaced it with iCloud not many Mac users are aware of the latter. This book attempts to give its readers a walkthrough on how to set-up and use iCloud service.
Get into the nitty gritty stuff of cloud computing and by the time you are finished reading the book, you’ll definitely have a working knowledge of how iCloud works. Troubleshooting and problem solving techniques have been included as added reference.
7. Mac OS X Leopard Killer Tips
Not all Mac users have already upgraded to Lion, so we got some nice stuff for Leopard users too. The book covers a wide variety of subject around Mac OS X 10.5 known as Leopard. Scott Kelby’s intention for writing this book is to allow his readers to work faster and smarter. VMost reviews find this book very informative and entertaining.
8. 22 Tempting Timesavers for Mac Users
If you put so much value on your time, let Miraz Jordan help you on that ground rule. As the title obviously conveys, the book features 22 ways to save your time on your Mac. Time-saving fixes and approaches to various tasks will make working and playing on Mac quick and easy.
Practical and straightforward, you’ll be surprised to learn that some daunting operations22 tempting are actually a piece of cake.
Whether your intention is to be a mac genius, gain knowledge or just brush up on your mac skills, having a good reference is very crucial to your goal. There are thousands of books out there ready to help you, but don’t forget that spending time reading these books are not enough – you need to practice and apply the lessons you have learned in order for you to realize your potential. As the saying goes, it’s never too late to learn a new skill!