TidBITS Publishing has announced that author Joe Kissell has completed his Mac Fitness book trilogy with the release of “Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac,” which joins the new second edition of “Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac” and the recently revised “Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac.”‘
The 196-page “Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac” is a compendium of detailed explanations, specific directions, and tips for testing and tuning a Mac. In it, Kissell explains how each component of a Mac contributes to its performance, and shows where bottlenecks can appear that can cause a previously swift machine to bog down with the dreaded spinning pizza of death cursor. The ebook
version is available for US$15 at http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/speeding-mac .
Kissell also addresses the needs of those whose Macs have problems beyond sluggish performance. Within the 110 pages of his newly revised second edition of “Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac,” the author provides 17 basic troubleshooting procedures and explains how to solve 15 common problems, and he discusses how to fix less common problems, too. The ebook is available for $10 at http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/troubleshooting-mac .
Completing the trilogy is the 103-page second edition of “Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac,” revised last month. In it, Kissell describes a commonsense approach that explains how to start on the right foot with keeping a Mac running smoothly; what should be done daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly; and how to prepare for Mac OS X updates. The ebook is available for $10 at