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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X: Building the Rough Cut
By Diana Weynand
Oct 20, 2011
In this lesson you’ll build a rough cut using the source media you’ve imported. To begin, you will create a new project, and mark clips you’ve placed in Keyword Collections. Then, you’ll choose your Favorite clips and edit them into the project to create a primary storyline.
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 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Application Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 18, 2015
Just as each application is designed to provide unique features, problems often manifest in unique ways as well. Fortunately, there are a variety of general troubleshooting steps you can take when diagnosing and resolving an application issue, as discussed in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: FileVault Technology
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 4, 2015
The current FileVault solution is more than just a new volume format; it’s a system of new technologies that enables your Mac to transition from a standard system volume to a protected system volume. The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite introduce FileVault technology in this excerpt.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: General Network Troubleshooting
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 25, 2015
The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite discuss common network issues you may run across.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Hidden Items
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Mar 11, 2015
OS X is a fully UNIX-compliant operating system, and as such includes a number of files that the average user never touches. Apple made the wise choice of configuring the Finder to hide these items from the average user. Realistically, the only people who even care about these normally hidden resources are going to be using the command-line interface via Terminal to do their work anyway. Should you want or need to open normally hidden items in the Finder, you have a choice of several methods, which the authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite discuss here.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Keychain Architecture
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Feb 25, 2015
The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite discuss keychain architecture and understanding local keychain files.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Recovery Utilities
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Feb 11, 2015
Find out which functions you can access from the OS X Utilities window in OS X Recovery, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Startup Shortcuts
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Apr 1, 2015
Your Mac firmware supports many keyboard shortcuts, which, when pressed and held down during initial power-on, allow you to modify the startup process. These alternative startup and diagnostic modes are often used for troubleshooting system issues. The authors of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite cover some startup shortcuts in this excerpt.
Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: User Account Essentials
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Feb 18, 2015
Every single file and folder on a Mac computer’s hard disk, every item and process, belongs to some type of user account. Consequently, a thorough understanding of user accounts is necessary to effectively administer and troubleshoot OS X. This chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite covers user account essentials.
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 Pro Video Series: Final Cut Pro X: Import
By Steve Martin
Oct 27, 2011
Steve Martin discusses the three main paths for ingesting media into Final Cut Pro X: importing from a camera (file- and tape-based), importing files, and importing from iMovie.
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.
Apple Remote Desktop 3, Part 5: Automating Remote Desktop
By Ryan Faas
Sep 29, 2006
Once you know how to use Apple Remote Desktop to manage workstations, deploy software, interact with users, and generate detailed inventory and system reports, you might think that's the extent of this powerful tool. But Apple has given Remote Desktop even more power and flexibility by making it completely scriptable and including easy-to-use scheduling and automation features. In this final article covering Apple Remote Desktop 3, Ryan Faas shows you how to schedule individual tasks and create automated workflows from combinations of tasks and reports, and provides an introduction to further programming Remote Desktop using AppleScript and the Mac OS X Automator utility.
Apple’s iPhone: Will It Make or Break the Mac?
By Neale Monks
Jun 29, 2007
Is Apple abandoning the Mac to become a consumer electronics company? Neale Monks discusses the impact of Apple’s iPhone on its core business—the Macintosh.

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