The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies from McGraw-Hill written by Heather Morris and Joli Ballew is a book that explains how you can maintain your Mac.
Keep your Mac running at peak performance or restore it to like-new condition. This book explains essential tasks that keep your Mac in top running order. This unique book offers you a money-saving, do-it-yourself solution to help you diagnose, declutter and debug your Mac. Topics covered include scheduled reviews and updates of user settings, proper methods for hibernation and sleep, safeguarding your Mac from malware, proper installation of software and updates, and more. Avoid costly repairs, lost data, and inconvenient downtime with this guide.
This book includes daily preventative maintenance routines plus "first aid" tips and home remedies for years of trouble-free use; solutions to problems that crop up long after the warranty has expired including multiple file versions, conflicting programs, cluttered Launchpads, corrupt cache files; explains common networking scenarios to help resolve problems working with Windows PCs, DLNA devices, and media servers; guidance on controlling multiple iOS devices and iTunes accounts; and covers frequently overlooked topics, including hard drive optimization, encryption, and creating a "new user" just for boot emergencies.
This book provides hands-on coverage:
- Optimize Your Data
- Remove Unwanted Programs
- Clean up the GUI
- Optimize iTunes
- Take Control of Mail
- Optimize Safari
- Control What you Don't Like About Lion's New Features
- Inventory and Secure Your Network
- Inventory and Secure Your Mac
- Manage a Network that Contains Windows PCs
- Optimize the Boot Process and Increase Performance
- Improve Security
- Troubleshoot Your Mac
About the Authors:
Heather Morris is a technical writer and editor with more than 8 years' experience in publishing. She has written easy-to-use books on common technologies including how to use the Internet to research family history, and a book on using scanners and photo editing software to improve and save old photographs and film. Her first book, published in the UK, was Researching your Family History Online and the second was Scanning and Editing your Old Photographs. A lifelong Apple enthusiast, she currently lives in a technology-infused household in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons and a half dozen or more i-devices and computers. Prior to a career in publishing, Heather earned an M.A. in history and taught English for several years in the U.S. and abroad.
Joli Ballew is a technical author, technology trainer, and Web site developer and manager. She holds several certifications including MCSE, MCTS, and MCDST. In addition to writing, she teaches computer classes at the local junior college, and works as a network administrator and Web designer for North Texas Graphics. She's written nearly 50 books, including Degunking Windows 7, How to Do Everything; iPad, and iPad 2 QuickSteps.