The Apple Core Last-Minute, Stocking-Stuffer Gift Guide 2013

The Apple Core Last-Minute, Stocking-Stuffer Gift Guide 2013

Summary: Is there an Apple user on your gift list? Here's a short list of useful, unusual, and yet practical hardware accessories for Macintosh and iOS devices.

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Peachpit Press' Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks by Kevin White and Gordon Davisson — $64.99

OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks

 

If you're supporting Macs, this guide may be very helpful. OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks is a part of several Apple courses and the primer for the Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.9 certification.

Whether you run a computer lab or an IT department, you’ll learn to set up users, configure system preferences, manage security and permissions, use diagnostic and repair tools, troubleshoot peripheral devices, and more–all on your way to preparing for the industry-standard ACSP certification.

• Covers updated system utilities and new features of OS X Mavericks.

• Features authoritative explanations of underlying technologies, troubleshooting, system administration, and much more.

• Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks.

• Lesson files and bonus material available for download–including lesson review questions summarizing what you’ve learned to prepare you for the Apple certification exam.

This title will be published on Dec. 31.

Topics: Apple, iPhone, iPad

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  • Apple gifts for some

    Speaking of Apple gifts, why have tech journalists ignored Apple's abandonment of IOS 5 and 6 users? Nothing could be more obvious than Apple's 12 days of gift promo. The required app requires IOS 7! Had Microsoft pulled this stunt you journalisst would have been all over it. I now have two older IPADs and two IPODs that fully meet my needs short of the IOS support.
    MngoTango
    • Outdated iPods and iPads?

      Aren't you supposed to buy the new version of Apple gadget as soon as it is released? Your gadgets should be at most 1.5 year old.
      paul2011
  • Best Apple gift

    ...would be advice to jump ship to a better value platform. At some point you may may even need a job where PC and Office knowledge is invaluable. Most Apple products are toys.
    Sean Foley
    • Really?

      All my friends are dumping their crappy Microsoft junk for Apple awesome excellent products. Microsoft junk are toys (Xbone anyone). LOLZ!
      TimeForAChangeToBetter
    • Why do you think people use apple?

      They use Windows all day at work and they prefer to use apple OS at home. I personally don't use it because I like to game on my PC. but to call apple products toys shows how childish and uninformed you are.
      new gawker
      • Sorry

        Ok, Toy is the wrong word. How about Expensive Proprietary Simple Minded Buggy Devices, with Exploding batteries on Macs.
        Sean Foley
        • Clearly you haven't lived

          Because if you had you would be spontaneously combusting with your PC or other laptops since the early 2000's. Either that or you are intensely bitter now that Apple is trying to crash your Laptop inferno party. Don't you feel that LIon disco inferno coming on?
          ego.sum.stig
    • Best apple gift

      In addition to my ipads and ipods I have several PCs. My main PC is Win 8. I do not consider Apple products an alternative but just another tool. There is little reason why Apple has chosen (other than the obvious product turnover) to not support IOS levels. They run on proprietary hardware. It's a fixed sandbox!
      MngoTango