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Hacker’s guide to Macs out now

New Tips & Tricks bookazine cracks Macs wide open

The third volume of Mac Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks really is something. Kicking off with a series of features that show you how to set up a home media hub, how to speed up and maintain your Mac, and how to automate repetitive tasks, it then dives straight into a collection of the best OS X tips, where you’ll find out how to transfer iTunes metadata perfectly, how to add extra Dropbox accounts to your Mac, plus how to connect monitors, iPads and even gamepads to your Mac.

The creative section is full of iLife advice and start-up guides for Aperture, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro that will have you cranking out pro media in no time. And before wrapping up with a look at the best free Mac apps, the top ten in each App Store category and third-party replacements for native OS X apps, this bookazine takes you through the ultimate guide to Mac upgrades, showing you how to do everything from replacing a broken trackpad to building your own Hackintosh from scratch. Not to mention the free software, drivers and plug-ins that have been crammed onto the free disc.

Editor-in-chief of iCreate magazine, Nick Jones, said: “This book makes hardware upgrades accessible to everyone, and places a huge focus on linking up the many devices that people already have in their homes. Not only that, but it shows the next step to people who are looking to move beyond iLife and their native Apple apps – it really is an empowering manual for those who want to get more from their Macs.”

Volume 3 of Mac Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks is now on sale (18/04) at and all good retailers for £12.99.