Mac Unlocked: Everything You Need to Know to Get Cracking in macOS Big Sur



Title: Mac Unlocked: Everything You Need to Know to Get Cracking in macOS Big Sur

Author(s): David Pogue

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Year: 2020

ISBN: 9781982176686; 1982176687


Apple updates its Mac operating system every year, adding new features with every revision. But after twenty years of this updating cycle without a printed user guide to help customers, feature bloat and complexity have begun to weigh down the works.

For thirty years, the Mac faithful have turned to David Pogue’s Mac books to guide them. With Mac UnlockedNew York Times bestselling author Pogue introduces readers to the most radical Mac software redesign in Apple history, macOS Big Sur. Beginning Mac users and Windows refugees will gain an understanding of the Mac philosophy; Mac veterans will find a concise guide to what’s new in Big Sur, including its stunning visual and sonic redesign, the new Control Center for quick settings changes, and the built-in security auditing features.

With a 300 annotated illustrations, sparkling humor, and crystal-clear prose, Mac Unlocked is the new gold-standard guide to the Mac.

About David Pogue 

David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist from 2000 to 2013. He’s a five-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS News Sunday Morning,” a New York Times bestselling author, a five-time TED speaker, and host of 20 NOVA science specials on PBS.

He’s written or cowritten more than 120 books, including dozens in the “Missing Manual” tech series, which he created in 1999; six books in the “For Dummies” line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); two novels (one for middle-schoolers); his three bestselling “Pogue’s Basics” books of tips and shortcuts (on Tech, Money, and Life); his new how-to guides, “iPhone Unlocked” and “Mac Unlocked”; and his 2021 magnum opus, “How to Prepare for Climate Change.”

After graduating summa cum laude from Yale in 1985 with distinction in music, Pogue spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He has won a Loeb Award for journalism, two Webby awards, and an honorary doctorate in music. He lives with his wife Nicki and their blended brood of five spectacular children in Connecticut and San Francisco.


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