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Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.6: Using File Services
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Dec 2, 2009
This chapter addresses the topic of using Mac OS X Server to share files across a network, including how to set up share points with appropriate access settings and configure the specific sharing protocols that Mac OS X Server will use.
10 Reasons to Switch to Mac OS X Lion
By Tom Negrino
Jul 21, 2011
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion has a slew of brand-new features and improvements. Tom Negrino offers ten reasons why you should upgrade.
A Java Programmer's Introduction to Objective-C: Memory Management
By Marcus Zarra
Sep 23, 2005
Developers continue to debate the question of memory management solutions. Which is best? Although Objective-C's retain/release runs smoother and faster than Java's garbage collection, it places a much larger burden on the developer and introduces a much larger risk of memory leaks. In the first of a series of articles that detail the important differences between Java and Objective-C, Marcus Zarra compares and contrasts memory management in Java and Cocoa/Objective-C.
A Tour of Dashcode in Mac OS X Leopard
By Ryan Faas
Jan 4, 2008
Dashboard widgets have been a great feature of Mac OS X since Tiger was released. With Leopard, Apple has introduced Dashcode, an intuitive tool for creating widgets that is both easy and fun to use. Ryan Faas tells you how easy it can be to create a news/headline widget, for example, in just a few minutes.
A Windows User’s Intro to the Mac Mini
By Paul Ferrill
Sep 16, 2005
If the Apple Mac Mini has you curious about adding this to your setup or switching from a PC, you'll want to read up on Paul Ferrill's journey back into the world of Apple after a long hiatus. Here you'll get a personal tour of some features of OS X Tiger, to compare them to similar Windows functions.
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Jul 1, 2001
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Absolutely the Last Article You Need To Read About Absolute References in Excel
By Maria Langer
Jan 7, 2005
Ever copy a formula you think is perfect and have surprising (and incorrect) results in the destination cells? You might be missing out on a feature of Excel that can make your spreadsheet work easier.
Accessing an Active Directory Service with OS X Directory Services v10.5
By Arek Dreyer
Oct 22, 2008
It's easy to integrate Mac OS X into an Active Directory environment. This chapter shows you how.
Adding a Submenu to a Menu in OS X
By Dan Sydow
Dec 14, 2001
Join expert author Dan Parks Sydow as he explores adding a submenu to a menu in a Mac OS environment.
Alternate Authentication Methods Under Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server
By Ryan Faas
Apr 27, 2007
Using smart cards or similar products can greatly enhance the security of a network and of individual workstations (including portable computers and those used for remote access). Ryan Faas shows you how to implement these alternatives to static usernames and passwords on the Macs in your network.
Animate Your Slides for a Killer Keynote Presentation
By Richard Harrington
Aug 11, 2006
Adding animation to your slides is an important step in finalizing a presentation. You can create several types of animation in Keynote. Two of the most common are builds and transitions. This chapter will give you step-by-step instructions to animate your slides and give sizzle to your presentations.
Apple Management Concepts for Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices
By Arek Dreyer, Kevin M. White
Aug 26, 2014
This chapter from Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices defines Apple’s goals related to iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices, introduces the key iOS and OS X features and services you will use when managing Apple devices, and explores the most common deployment scenarios, or models, to provide a framework on which to build your specific deployment plans.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials: Managing Accounts
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 23, 2012
Account management in OS X Lion encompasses fine-tuning the user experience by managing preferences and settings for users, groups, devices, and device groups. Ben Greisler and Arek Dreyer show you how.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Support Essentials: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Lion: Data Management
By Kevin M. White
Dec 6, 2011
This chapter focuses on the composition and organization of the files and folders that make up Lion. In this chapter you, acting as an administrator, will use the file layout to strategically allocate resources. You will also work with many Mac-specific file technologies, including resource forks, packages, Quick Look, and Spotlight. Finally, you will use the built-in features for archiving data on the Mac, and learn how to back up and restore data using Time Machine.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: System Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Aug 25, 2014
This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks explains the OS X startup process, examines essential files and processes required to successfully start up, covers the various startup modes used by OS X, and shows how to troubleshoot the processes used at startup and login.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials: OS X Recovery
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Dec 4, 2012
In this lesson you will learn how to access OS X Recovery on both new Macs that came with OS X preinstalled and on systems that were upgraded to OS X. You will also briefly explore the utilities available from OS X Recovery. As long as you don’t make any permanent changes using the utilities in OS X Recovery, you can safely explore without damaging your primary OS X system.
Apple Remote Desktop 3, Part 1: How You Can Plan a Remote Desktop Installation
By Ryan Faas
Sep 1, 2006
Most users recognize the power of Apple Remote Desktop for observing and controlling remote Macs and Mac OS X Server, but that is only a small fraction of the features and capabilities offered by this powerful tool. In this first article in a five-part series, Ryan Faas shows you how much more Remote Desktop can be used to accomplish; and how to plan, configure, and deploy Apple Remote Desktop efficiently and effectively in a Mac network.
Apple Remote Desktop 3, Part 2: Interacting with Users
By Ryan Faas
Sep 8, 2006
After you have Apple Remote Desktop installed, you can use it to interact with users by text chat or one-way messages and alerts. Find out how to respond to user problems, observe one or more remote computers, and take control of Mac workstations remotely to improve security, enhance classrooms, and improve teacher/student interaction or help desk operations. It's all part of Ryan Faas' series on learning how to use and get the most out of the robust features of Apple Remote Desktop.
Apple Remote Desktop 3, Part 3: Gathering Information about Remote Computers
By Ryan Faas
Sep 15, 2006
Having accurate information about the computers in your company can be critical for any number of tasks. General inventory, purchasing decisions, software license compliance, tracking usage patterns, theft identification, upgrade planning, and update deploying rely on knowing as much as possible about the computer you manage. Constantly keeping track of that kind of information is typically a daunting challenge unless you make use of Apple Remote Desktop's vast reporting capabilities. In this third installment of Ryan Faas' Apple Remote Desktop 3 in-depth series, find out how easy it can be to have detailed and current reports on everything you need to know.
Apple Remote Desktop 3, Part 4: Deploying Software, Files, and System Changes
By Ryan Faas
Sep 22, 2006
Deploying small but critical updates and making minor changes to every computer across a network can be a daunting task. In the fourth installment of his series on Apple Remote Desktop, Ryan Faas shows you how to harness Remote Desktop to make installing anything from new fonts, to rolling out a complete list of Mac OS X and application updates, to making simple or complex configuration changes across every Mac in your network almost effortless.

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