Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Yosemite

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.45.59 AMI am a big fan of Apple products, and my household uses them as the primary computer platform. I have long admired Apple’s ability to combine high value, elegant style, ease of use and high power inside a single computer product. All of these qualities are on display in Mac line of computers, the heirs to the original Macintosh computer.

Today’s Macs are a far cry from their simple predecessors from just a generation ago. They are powerful machines that can accomplish many more tasks than the average user can even conceive of. Even though they are pretty intuitive to use, they still require learning quite a few specific skills, especially if you are new to Macs or computers in general. “Teach Yourself Visually OS X Yosemite” is excellent introductory books that will help you get a better grip on the use of your Apple computer.

The book is broken down into many simple tasks, and it does not have to be read sequentially or in any particular order. It is best used as a quick reference book for when you really need to get something done with your Mac. The exposition is very easy to follow and very pedagogical. The sample of topics covered includes “Connect External Drives,” “Set Time Limits for a User,” “Remove Apps,” “Compress Files,” “Set Up FaceTime,” “Create a Custom CD,” “Identify Faces in Photos,” and many others. Most of the topics are at the beginner level, but there are a few that can be of value even to an experienced Mac veteran.

This is very beautifully designed book. Every page is glossy in full vibrant color. It is simply a pleasure to leaf through the book. No book can completely capture the brilliant vibrancy of Mac’s beautiful display, but this one comes as close as it’s possible in the printed form. All the images and screenshots are very clear and easy to read.

This is overall a very well written and well-designed book that can be of a lot of help to many new Mac users.


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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