The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies

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Keep your Mac running at peak performance—or restore it to like-new condition!

Save time and money by solving everyday Mac problems yourself. The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies shows you how to diagnose, declutter, and debug your Mac and keep it running smoothly. You’ll find expert tips for making your Mac boot up quickly, managing updates, safeguarding your Mac from malware, installing software, securing your Mac and your network, solving issues that crop up long after your warranty has expired, and much more. Avoid costly repairs, lost data, and inconvenient downtime with this one-of-a-kind guide!

  • Optimize your data, free up hard drive space, and create an organized filing system
  • Remove unwanted programs
  • Customize OS X to suit the way you work
  • Optimize iTunes and share media over your network and devices
  • Use Mail to mitigate spam, organize contacts, and manage messages
  • Personalize Safari, manage bookmarks, and stay safe online
  • Harness Mountain Lion and customize its features
  • Secure your Mac and protect your personal data
  • Safeguard your network from intrusion
  • Share data safely and seamlessly between your Mac and Windows PC
  • Speed up the boot process and increase performance

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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.

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