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Building a Simple Image Processor with AppleScriptObjC (Cocoa-AppleScript)
By Ben Waldie
Jan 28, 2013
Ben Waldie, author of Mac Automation Made Simple, demonstrates how to use basic application-building techniques with AppleScriptObjC and Xcode to create powerful applications for manipulating images - rotating, flipping, scaling, and more.
iPhone App Anthem: Using Apps & the App Store
By Scott Kelby, Terry White
Jan 22, 2013
Scott Kelby and Terry White show you how to download iPhone apps to your computer, get apps from your iPhone's app store, delete, update and rearrange apps, quickly switch to another app, cut the app clutter by creating folders, access more apps at the bottom of your screen, use Apple's own downloadable apps, and access your audio controls while in another app.
Exploring the Server App in OS X Server
By Arek Dreyer, Ben Greisler
Jan 3, 2013
Learn about the various panes available in the Server app, how to enable remote access to the Server app, and how to move the location your server uses to store much of its service data.
Filmmaking with Your iPad or iPhone: Prepping the Shoot
By Taz Goldstein
Jan 2, 2013
Preparing for a shoot takes many forms. It might be knowing where to look for a hard-to-find prop. It might be having the right tools mastered for your next location scout. It might be understanding the importance of a release form. It all comes down to this: The more you prepare, the greater your chances for success.
Using Your iPhone as a Phone
By Lynn Beighley
Dec 25, 2012
Don’t forget, your iPhone is also a telephone. And not just a simple phone, but one that helps you, among other things, keep and organize your contacts, view records of calls you’ve made, manage numbers you call frequently, conduct calls with speakerphone and mute, and retrieve voicemail. In this chapter, you’ll take some time to discover just how your iPhone functions as a phone.
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.
Author Talk: Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman on Making Video with Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Robbie Carman, Richard Harrington
Nov 26, 2012
Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman are both Apple Certified Trainers and have extensive backgrounds in video production. They talk with publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel about their book Video Made on a Mac: Production and Postproduction Using Apple Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite, explain who it is written for, and reveal why the Mac is their platform of choice for professional endeavors.
Working with Window Views in OS X Mountain Lion
By Maria Langer
Oct 1, 2012
In this chapter, Maria Langer shows you how to work with OS X’s window views. By understanding how each view works and what features it offers, you should be able to decide which views work best for the things you need to do.
How to Use TextEdit for Word Processing in OS X Mountain Lion
By Lynn Beighley
Sep 24, 2012
Although TextEdit can’t do all the fancy things a big word processor can, it’s excellent for many projects. In this chapter, Lynn Beighley shows you how to use TextEdit to write memos, letters, diaries, novels, grocery lists, memoirs, or any other text document.
Seven Secret Features of Mountain Lion That No One's Talking About
By Lynn Beighley
Sep 7, 2012
Lynn Beighley, author of OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series, discloses seven cool time- and finger-saving features you probably wouldn't discover on your own in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Building a Basic AppleScriptObjC (Cocoa-AppleScript) Application with Xcode
By Ben Waldie
Sep 6, 2012
Ben Waldie, author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide and host of the Mac Automation Made Simple video training series, shows us how to create a simple interface-based AppleScript project. With Xcode and AppleScriptObjC, you can use what you learn here to develop more advanced solutions that simplify and speed up everyday Mac activities.
Master Your Files in OS X Mountain Lion
By Jeff Carlson
Aug 20, 2012
Files are the foundation of working within OS X, and you can make them work to your advantage.
OS X Mountain Lion: Game Center for Playing with Friends
By Lynn Beighley
Jul 26, 2012
Game Center is an app that manages your collection of Mac games, keeping track of them and giving you an easy way to boast about your prowess to others. But it’s much more than that. Use Game Center to connect with friends, and see what games they’re playing and how well they are doing. In this excerpt from OS X Mountain Lion: Peachpit Learning Series, Lynn Beighley shows you how to use it.
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing: Working with Sound
By Michael Wohl, Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman
May 29, 2012
Final Cut Pro X contains an impressive number of ways to improve your video’s sound. It has tools to set the audio levels to a uniform, accurate volume; multiple methods to create audio fades and four fade styles; intuitive controls for panning sound between speakers, in both stereo and surround sound environments; and much more. Learn how to work with sounds in Final Cut Pro X in this chapter from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing.
Handheld Moviemaking: iMovie on the iPhone
By Joanna Silber
Apr 4, 2012
Joanna Silber hated using iMovie from the first minute she opened it on her iPhone. Then she started working with it, and the app pretty rapidly changed her mind. Read what this iMovie convert says about it now.
iOS 5 Core Frameworks: Core Location and Map Kit
By Shawn Welch
Mar 29, 2012
By pulling a user’s location, you make the data in your app more relevant to your users. Shawn Welch discusses iOS 5 enhancements to location services including forward and reverse geocoding, placemarks, and regions.
Using Apps & the App Store with Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS
By Scott Kelby, Terry White
Mar 8, 2012
Scott Kelby and Terry White share everything you need to know about getting apps from the Apple app store, including updating and deleting them, organizing and moving apps, and where to find the coolest apps.
Managing Media in Final Cut Pro X
By Larry Jordan
Feb 22, 2012
Unlike any other editing system, Final Cut Pro X is designed from the ground up to work with tapeless media, which is media recorded to cards and hard disks, not videotape. Managing this media is what this chapter is all about.
How to Make the Most of the Internet on Your iPhone
By Simone Ochsenkuehn, Michael Krimmer
Feb 16, 2012
With your iPhone, all the information you could possibly want is there, right in your hands and in the most updated form; you just need to get it. This chapter shows you how.
Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X: Organizing Your Media
By Richard Harrington, Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro
Feb 8, 2012
Final Cut Pro X has several tools that let you sort, sift, filter, and find the perfect shot. You can use embedded metadata as well as attach powerful keywords to improve your ability to locate the perfect shot. In this chapter you'll learn the many ways to organize your media.

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