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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mac Kung Fu: Is it worth the $22.00?

Just a brief entry here. Last night I bought Keir Thomas’ Mac Kung Fu, a collection of 300+ tips for the Mac. Keir put the focus on the latest version of OS X, 10.7; but a lot of it applies to 10.6 and 10.5, too.

Is it worth the $22.00? A lot of this information is available through Google searches and searches of and

If you’ve spent a lot of time in the past 10 years digging through Macworld magazine and MacLife magazine, then you probably know most of this stuff. But if you just came to the Mac (I’m talking you, the new owner of a MacBook Air), this book will put you ahead of the game. For about an hour’s worth of your time, you get these tips in three different e-book formats; PDF, .mobi for Kindle and .epub for iBooks.

Now various pirate sites have posted these files. Don’t Go There. Support legitimate writers and publishers by going to Pragmatic Programmers.


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