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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.10: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite: Keychain Architecture
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
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
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
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.
Apple Management Concepts for Deploying and Maintaining iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks Devices
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
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
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
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
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
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.
OS X Support Essentials: OS X Recovery
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
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
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.
Master Your Files in OS X Mavericks
Dec 18, 2013
Files are the foundation of working within OS X, and you can make them work to your advantage. Jeff Carlson shows you how to share, copy, move and delete files, goes over Finder essentials, and explains how to find files with Spotlight.
Setting Up Your Workspace in Xcode
Aug 7, 2013
A true workspace in Xcode is a container that encompasses multiple projects that share common resources. This chapter shows you how to create an application suite consisting of an OS X application, an iOS application, and a shared framework that encapsulates all the common components.
Troubleshooting iCloud, Part 2
Jun 6, 2013
Tom Negrino offers some insightful tips for troublshooting iCloud.
Troubleshooting iCloud, Part 1
Mar 28, 2013
In part one of a two-part series, Tom Negrino, author of iCloud: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition, explains what iCloud is (and isn't) and offers some general troubleshooting techniques that you can use not just with iCloud problems, but with any computing problems you may have.
Working with Calendars and Reminders in iCloud
Mar 6, 2013
iCloud lets you keep your calendar events and reminders in the cloud, automatically synchronizing them among all your devices. Tom Negrino shows you how to use iCloud to manage your appointments, your events and your life!
Building a Simple Image Processor with AppleScriptObjC (Cocoa-AppleScript)
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.
Exploring the Server App in OS X Server
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.

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