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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.
Arranging Photos by Faces and Places in iPhoto
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 30, 2014
What do you do when you want to see photos of specific people or look at photos taken at the cabin you rent every winter? Thankfully, you can put iPhoto to work finding all the people and all the places in your photos. Dion Scoppettuolo shows you how in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: iPhoto.
Sharing Video and Photos Using AirDrop on iOS
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 29, 2014
Are you still using email to send photos or video clips to friends and family? Apple Pro expert Dion Scoppettuolo shows you how using AirDrop for iOS can make it easier if the person you're sharing with is right next to you.
Having Fun with iMovie Trailers
By Dion Scoppettuolo
Jul 24, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: iMovie you'll select a movie genre and then customize a storyline to fit your home video. Finally, you'll add clips according to the iMovie storyboard directions.
Editing with Blade Speed in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 26, 2014
The variable speed change applies at least two different playback rates within a single clip. This effect requires dividing the clip into segments, one for each speed rate. Brendan Boykin shows you how in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production.
Making the First Edit in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 20, 2014
In this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production, learn how to add and rearrange clips within a primary storyline; Ripple, Roll, and Slip trim clips; blade, replace with gap, ripple delete, and join through edit; perform connect edits; create and edit in a connected storyline; adjust audio levels; and share the project to a media file.
iPad and iPhone for the Birds
By Lisa L. Spangenberg
Mar 4, 2014
Are you a bird enthusiast, like Lisa L. Spangenberg, author of Meet iPhoto for iOS 6? With your iOS device and the birding apps described in this article, you can skip old-fashioned manual searching through cumbersome and silent field guides. A few taps will lead you to detailed information about the feathery fellows hanging out in your neighborhood.
OS X Support Essentials: OS X Recovery
By Kevin M. White, Gordon Davisson
Jan 22, 2014
In this lesson from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks, you will learn how to access OS X Recovery both on new Mac computers that came with OS X preinstalled and on systems that were upgraded to OS X Mavericks; explore the utilities available from OS X Recovery; and learn how to create external OS X recovery disks that can be used in cases where the local Recovery HD system isn’t available.
OS X Server Essentials: Caching Content from Apple
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 17, 2014
The Caching service speeds up the download and distribution of software and other content distributed by Apple. In this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.9: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mavericks, learn about the Caching service, Caching service clients, the differences between the Caching service and the Software Update service, and troubleshooting the Caching service.
TextEdit for Word Processing in OS X Mavericks
By Lynn Beighley
Dec 24, 2013
TextEdit is a small yet surprisingly powerful word processor. Lynn Beighley shows you how to perform many tasks in TextEdit, including create a document, find and replace words, use text styles, work with tabs and indents, create lists that number themselves, create tables, print automatic page numbers, correct spelling, select noncontiguous text, show substitutions, and read Microsoft Word files.

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