Book Notes: Master Your Mac, by Matt Cone

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Matt Cone, who runs macinstruct.com, has released a great book for Mac users who want to do more with their Macs. Instead of walking the reader through OS X’s features, preference and apps, Cone presents 38 “projects,” each of which uses some of OS X’s built-in features along with free or paid third-party software. Some of the chapters cover basic features that are often underused: things like using keyboard shortcuts, finding files, customizing trackpad and mouse gestures. Others go much further, and teach readers how to create Safari extensions, access a Mac remotely, secure a Mac, and perform troubleshooting and maintenance.

Cone successfully translates the hands-on approach he presents on his MacInstruct website into this compendium of project-based tutorials. For many of the chapters, even if you don’t want to do all that he presents, you’ll learn more about how to get the most out of your Mac.