O'Reilly Releases "Mac OS X Power Hound"

OiReilly has released a new book called Mac OS X Power Hound, by Rob Griffiths. Mr. Griffiths is the publisher and founder of the popular Mac OS X tip site, Macosxhints.com, and the book is intended for Panther users who want to become power users.

According to OiReilly, subjects covered in the book include:

  • Desktop and Finder: Shut down using only the keyboard; use an animated screen saver as a desktop picture; and jump to System Preferences with a keystroke.
  • iApps: Burn six hours of iTunes music onto a single CD; merge calendars in iCal; and send an instant message to anyoneis cell phone--straight from iChat.
  • All Apple programs: Unlock 32,000 secret Unicode symbols in each font; rename the System Preferences panes; add an "Email this page" button to Safari; and make Mail announce, in a British accent, "Youive got mail, O wise one."
  • Mastering the system: Customize keystrokes in any application; connect to a Mac from the road; and run a web bulletin board right from the desktop.
  • Terminal: Save Terminal commands as Finder icons; put background programs to sleep; download huge files to a home Mac by remote control; wake a sleeping Mac via the Internet; unearth the secret emacs adventure game; and more.

You can find more information on the book at OiReillyis Web site. The title is priced at US$24.95 ($16.97 - Amazon).