60 OS X Mountain Lion tips

“Published today, 60 Mountain Lion Tips is the latest entry in the MacSparky Field Guides series,” Federico Viticci reports for MacStories.

“Co-authored by Brett Terpstra and David Sparks, the book stands out for its clever use of iBooks 2.0 features (though a PDF version is also available) and embedded screencasts,” Viticci reports. “The layout of the book is clean, and, like David’s previous Field Guide, compliant with the design standards of iBooks Author. For instance, you can navigate from a page to a chapter by pinching out, you can access a dedicated page for notes and highlights, and you can watch videos inline.”

Viticci reports, “More importantly, 60 Mountain Lion Tips is easy to read and, in just a few hours, I actually got a lot out of it. We had our own Mountain Lion tips in our first eBook, and yet this book taught me a few OS X tricks I didn’t know about. I especially appreciated the section on third-party app tips, which many roundups usually don’t cover (we didn’t). 60 Mountain Lion Tips is only $6.99.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. I just purchased this and have briefly checked it out on my iPad. It’s well worth the $7 as there are interesting little tidbits that I hadn’t seen elsewhere.

    David Sparks has written a couple of other rich media iBooks, and in collaboration with Brett Terpstra, a great book called Paperless. These two are in the vanguard of twenty-teen publishing, using all the great tools available in iBook and creating awesome and eminently readable and helpful guides.

    I’m not associated with them or their enterprises but am simply a very happy reader. You will be, also.

  2. MDN, What’s your cut on this?

    This is not a news article, this is an advertisement for someone’s book. Put it in the sidebar.
    Next, can we expect such insightful headlines like “Get Cash For Gold”, or “Make $1000s At Home In Your Spare Time” ?

    Come on, now… at least call a spade a spade, and make your headline read “New OSX Tips Book Released”

    1. I disagree with everything except the suggestion for the headline change. This is relevant to those wanting to know more about ML. Even book releases are news. Pushing it into the sidebar is not helpful at all. Not enough info and no comments. Sadly for some, I rarely look at sidebars. Eyes are just trained to go for the meat. So I have no problem with “news” like this. If you don’t find it newsworthy, move on to the next MDN article.

    1. Yes, the basic tips will be published on this or that blog over the next few months. What you get with this book is more than just the tip – you get real decent “behind the tip” info, multi-media presentations, the whole peanut.

      But to spend the $7 is up to each individual.

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