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OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Backing Up with Time Machine
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 22, 2015
Time Machine has grown in capability and is a viable choice to back up OS X Server. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite shows you how to use Time Machine for continuous data protection on OS X Server.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Describe SSL Certificate Basics
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 15, 2015
SSL is a system for transmitting data securely between hosts. This excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite covers SSL certificate basics and how to decide which certificate to use.
OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Upgrading or Migrating to OS X Server
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Apr 8, 2015
Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler offer the eight steps involved in upgrading or migrating to OS X Server, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Pages
By Mark Wood
Apr 7, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, provides real-world time-savers (and occasional pitfalls) in Pages.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Keynote
By Mark Wood
Apr 2, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, offers 10 tips for making effective - maybe even genius! - Keynote presentations.
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.
10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Numbers
By Mark Wood
Mar 26, 2015
Mark Wood, author of Apple Pro Training Series: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, shares 10 ways to harness the real power of Numbers.
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: 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.
How to View Someone's Mac or iOS Device Remotely
By Dan Moren
Mar 16, 2015
Troubleshooting friends' or family members' computers is tricky when they’re far away, but thanks to OS X's built-in screen sharing capabilities, you can see exactly what they are is seeing on their Mac—or, with a little help from Yosemite—even on their iOS device. Mac expert Dan Moren, author of The Connected Apple Family: Discover the Rich Apple Ecosystem of the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, shows you that it doesn't have to be a frustrating process at all.
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: 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: 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: 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 10.10: 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.
10 Things You Might Not Know About FileVault 2
By Richard Trouton
Feb 9, 2015
Rich Trouton, author of FileVault 2 for Mac OS X Decoded Learn by Video, has learned about a number of helpful (and largely undocumented) features of FileVault 2 in Mac OS X. This article details 10 of his most useful discoveries.
The Import Process for Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Jan 12, 2015
Learn how to import media from Final Cut Pro X 10.1, including importing from a camera, importing from a volume, and media import options, in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Quick-Reference Guide.
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 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.
Recording and Editing Software Instruments in GarageBand
By Mary Plummer
Aug 6, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: GarageBand, you’ll learn recording and editing techniques for building music with Software Instrument regions. You’ll also learn how to change instruments for Software Instrument tracks in the timeline.

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