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Mac OS Sierra, The Missing Manual by David Pogue book review

David Pogue’s Missing Manual’s series from O’Reilly Media, truly saves having to hire a consultant or call Apple every time I have a question about Apple’s latest Operating System.  It’s 879 pages of information, organized into 6 parts – #1 covers the desktop and it’s environs, #2 covers programs on the Mac, # 3 the components of the Mac OS, #4 the more advanced ares of technologies it has, #5 internet features, #6 are the appendixes include guidance on installing this operating system; a troubleshooting handbook; a Windows-to-Mac dictionary (to help Windows refugees find the new locations of familiar features in macOS); and a master list of all the keyboard shortcuts and trackpad/mouse gestures on your Mac., so I found it a good reference for the future, and I also have the eBook version on my iPad and iPhone, both recommended for those times when you have no idea of how to do something.  Cost is fair, $22.84 for print ( Amazon).

As the reader considers it’s worth, I found that it spoke to us, no matter our skill level,  from beginner to power user, with shaded boxes of tips, or Power Users Clinic.  Some of the chapters come with free downloadable appendixes—PDF documents, available on this book’s ‘Missing CD’ webpage —that go into further detail on some of the tweakiest features. (You’ll see references to them sprinkled throughout the book.)

What’s New in Sierra:

Optimized Storage
Desktop and Documents Folders on iCloud.
Copy/Paste Between Devices
Auto-Unlock with the Apple Watch
Apple Pay on the Web
Window tabs
Messages upgrade
Touch Bar and Touch ID

I like the book, it’s layout, and ease of finding what you want quickly.  Well written by David Pogue’s team.


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