OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual - David Pogue

OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

By David Pogue

  • Release Date: 2012-07-25
  • Genre: Operating Systems
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings


What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.
Big-ticket changes. Twitter and Facebook intgration. Air-Play TV mirroring. Power Nap. Game Center. Documents in the Cloud. iMessages. Gatekeeper. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.Mountain Lion Watch. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Messages, Preview…Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.Power users. Security, accounts, networking, build-your own Services, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.


  • Spoiler Alert--this book is dull.

    By Punchline
    This book is so deadly dull, it's amazing. Yes, it's chock full of info but written in such a plodding, mind numbing way that you're bound to fall asleep before using it. Now I find myself in the position of buying a new manual to replace it. Keep shopping, folks.
  • The Missing Manual

    By pmccartan
    I agree with Deceptive Ad. I have OS X Lion on my MacBook Pro and after downloading (after paying for) this book, I find that I cannot open it on my laptop.
  • Great book -- buy it!

    By JGowan
    I have owned every copy of The Missing Manual series that David Pogue has ever written on OS X. I look forward to it almost as much as I look forward to the actual release of the new software. Pogue writes in a down-to-earth / no nonsense approach that is as full of knowledge as it is wit and charm. You have never had this much fun learning about computers if you've never read his Missing Manual books. David has made this another great book that thoroughly goes through the changes from Lion and shows the major differences so that you know what's new (great for those who know a lot about OS X anyway and just want to start living the good life with Apple's new features. We also get to see minor differences so that we don't hit a brick wall when we're asked to save our latest document in iCloud! Thanks, Dave! The book is nicely laid out and has excellent screenshots so following along is a no brainer. I just park myself in front of my computer with my iPad and start following along! Super easy and convenient! Speaking of… this copy is the first one that I've read on my iPad so it's quite a bit different. And by different, I mean vastly better! The iPad is significantly lighter than the actual book; it's easy to change and enlarge fonts based on your need; take it with you on planes and bone up on All-Things-OS X which you most surely wouldn't schlepp the real one along. And you can have multiple copies of the book. I've installed it on my iPhone and iPad along with my wife's iPhone and iPad. 4 copies! That can be used at anytime. Someone needs help, boom, pull out your iPhone! Now, I prefer the iPad way but it's great to know that I have the great NY Times Tech guru in my pocket, so to speak, whenever trouble pops up. Unlike the review before that said "no where I can I find that the DL was going to be in ePub", I actually read the Requirements which stated that the this book required (and can ONLY BE VIEWED) using iBooks on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. I generally do a little reading whenever the price of something is a more than a couple of bucks. I can't imagine making a $17 purchase and not bothering to read the Requirements that are 3 inches from the BUY BUTTON. The reason that iBooks and Apps don't have the Requirements every where is because most (logical) people understand that they can only be used on iOS devices. Do I wish that iBooks could be read on a Mac? Sure,… but not for my benefit. Who wants to read a book on huge monitor?! I'd rather read it on a book-like device! This is a great book and truly is the book that should have been in the box!