Mac Annoyances: How to Fix the Most ANNOYING Things About Your Mac 
reviewed by Harry {doc} Babad, edited by Julie M. Willingham 
Author: John Rizzo 
http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/catalog/view/au/1832
  
O'Reilly 
http://www.oreilly.com/
Series: Annoyances  
Booksite: 
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macannoy/
  
Released: November 2004  
Pages: 176  
$25 USD, $37 CND,  14.95 GBP,  22 Euro 
ISBN: 059600723X 
Experience Needed/Audience: Macintosh users with an 
annoying itch about their hardware or software that needs 
scratching, at least for problems covered by this book. The 
author assumes that you know enough about your Macintosh 
and the software to follow the fixes provided. 
Strengths: The book is well written and comfortably and 
logically laid out. A detailed and comprehensive index is aimed 
at helping you navigate to the section you most need, thus 
enabling application of `calamine lotion' to the itching 
annoyance. 
Weaknesses: Unfortunately, John Rizzo highlighted many 
annoyances that I didn't know I had, so I was forced, as a type 
A personality, to deal with them. As a result, I was able to 
correct or compensate for at least a baker's dozen minor 
irritations that had not yet become full blown annoyances. 
From the Publisher's Overview 
 Anyone who plugs in a Mac, whether it's the proud owner of the very latest version or someone 
still tapping away on yesterday's model, usually finds these machines to be an immensely 
popular and beneficial tool. Unfortunately, they can also be a royal pain in the neck. Any way 
you slice it, Macs still have a tendency to induce minor headaches at the most inopportune times. 
  MPN, LLC 2005 macCompanion 
Page 40 
August 2005, Volume 3 Issue 8 




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