iMovie The Missing Manual – Review

iMovie The Missing Manual Author: David Pogue O’Reilly Press ISBN-10: 1491947322 ISBN-13: 978-1491947326 Price: Ebook: $33.99 Print: $39.99 Print and Ebook: $43.99 The “Missing

About Mark Sealey

Mark Sealey is a British expatriate working and living in Southern California with his artist/writer wife, Roberta Lannes-Sealey, whom he met in 1996, when the web, she and he were much younger. Mark's interest in computers began in the the early ‘80s when his father suggested that, If we don’t understand how to control them, they’ll creep up behind us and make life unbearable. Have they? Using the venerable Acorn system until his move to the US, Mark wrote extensively about the BBC and RISC machines. He concentrated chiefly on education, music and productivity/system software; at the time Micronet and Prestel led the way for wide area networking… he published over 2,000 articles for these outlets. After graduating with a humanities degree, Mark was a teacher for 20 years until 1994 - first in Italy then the UK. Becaming increasingly attracted to the world of information technology as a major contributor to children’s learning and development, he eventually moved to editing the UK’s chief journals in the educational computing. He has always enjoyed freelance reviewing, consulting, editing and writing. When he moved to the US, he was fortunate enough to find full time employment at a major arts non-profit as a software engineer; though it’s doubtful if there’s a single skill which he was originally hired to use that’s still in daily use. Mark is also a composer of chamber and orchestral music, music critic, a published poet, photographer and environmentalist with an enthusiasm for fitness, vegan nutrition and long distance running. He is now convinced that only humans’ humility can save our planet.

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An Average* User Upgrades to Mountain Lion
User Report

By occasional contributor to MyMac.com, Susan Klement I’m not what you would call a power user of my MacBook but I’m always intrigued by

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Mac OS X Lion, The Missing Manual
Book Review

Mac OS X Lion, The Missing Manual By David Pogue O’Reilly Media ISBN: 978-1-449-39749-4 US $34.99, CDN $36.99 909 pages David Pogue’s latest “missing

About Sam Negri

Sam Negri is a desert dweller and professional journalist. During a 50 year career based in Tucson, Arizona, USA, he traveled and wrote about every corner of the Desert Southwest. Sam is an active bicyclist, photographer, opera lover, and piano student.

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iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd edition, and iPhone For Dummies, 3rd edition
Reviews


Convincing people to purchase a book about a product as intuitive as the iPhone might seem like a difficult task, but in the 3rd editions of their respective iPhone books, the popular The Missing Manual series and the ubiquitous For Dummies series have both released books worth recommending to almost any iPhone owner.

About Scott Willsey

Scott is a long time Apple enthusiast whose first personally owned computer was the original 128k Macintosh introduced in 1984. He has 35 years of computing experience, working with Apple II, Mac OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux, and (of course!) iOS. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw and his website is at saw66.com.

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First Book Shoot-out
Missing Manual vs. My New Mac


Recommending a good book for newcomers to the Mac platform is always tricky. You want to recommend something that doesn’t just cover all the basics but also has some depth as well. A book that only covers the simplest aspects of the Mac interface like how to copy files or connect to the Internet will quickly become obsolete as the user’s skills increase. So the best sort of beginner’s book is one that doesn’t just cover the interface and the operating system but also explains how to use the supplied programs to complete a variety of different projects.

About Neale Monks

Neale Monks has used Macs since 1990, when he was won over by the simplicity of printing from a networked Mac compared to doing the same thing with networked PCs. Since that time he's written for several Macintosh magazines including Macworld and Macformat as well as MyMac.com, InformIT, Peachpit, TidBITs, and the now-defunct AppleLust web site. Besides using Macs to make his living every day of the week, he likes to tinker about with vintage Macs, and a few years back wrote an e-book called 'Buying Used Macs' published through MyMac.com. Neale has a degree in zoology and a PhD in palaeontology. He lives in the market town of Berkhamsted on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.

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Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual
Review


David Pogue’s latest endeavor, Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual has built upon all of his previous versions and his experience in working with Macs. This is what should come in the box with your Mac. Everything you need to know or would like to know about Leopard is in this book.

About Russ Walkowich

Russ Walkowich is the longest contributing member of MyMac, starting back in 1995. He has served as writer, author, editor, and spiritual guide to a tribe of MyMac Founders in all that time.

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MyMac Podcast #166
Macworld Expo Day 3 David Pogue and Sinbad


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Our longest podcast of the week is one of our best yet. Tim and Nemo look at the days event, and talk about some of the booths and events of the day. Nemo interviews New York Times technology writer David Pogue, while Tim does an on the spot interview with Sinbad. (yes, we know the audio is bad for the Sinbad interview, but what the heck.) More Apple Quiz from the Prosoft Engineering, and Guy and Nemo pay some Booth visits.



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Prosoft Engineering

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Macworld Boston
Why You Should Be there!

Macworld Conference & Expo – just what does that name mean to you? Does it bring to mind fond memories of meeting new people and watching live product demonstrations in anticipation of winning some coveted new piece of software? Do you think fondly of meeting some person face-to-face whose articles, blogs or forum comments you’ve been reading for years?

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Book Bytes
MyMac Magazine #34

Mac OS8 Visual Quickstart Guide By Maria Langer http://www.gilesrd.com Peachpit Press http://www.peachpit.com ISBN 0-201-69645-2, 281 pages $17.95 U.S., $25.00 Canada Last month I reviewed

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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Book Bytes
MyMac Magazine #30

The Weird Wide Web by Erfert Fenton and David Pogue IDG Books Worldwide, www.idgbooks.com ISBN 0-7645-4004-1, 131 pages. $12.99 USA $17.99 Canada £11.99 UK

About John Nemerovski

John "Nemo" Nemerovski is MyMac's Reviews Editor. He is a private and small group personal technology tutor in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with an emphasis on iPad and iPhone training, plus basic computing, digital photography, and Photoshop. Nemo is an accomplished music instructor on keyboard and guitar, and an expert artisan bread baker. If you are interested in writing reviews or requesting a product review on MyMac, contact him: nemo [ a t ] mymac [ d o t ] c o m.

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