Get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch right away--the QuickSteps way. Color photos and screenshots with clear instructions show you how! Follow along and learn to configure and sync your device with iTunes; make calls with your iPhone; send and receive email; surf the Web; and snap photos. You'll get tips for downloading and enjoying music, podcasts, games, and videos, as well as using a wide variety of applications. This easy-to-use guide helps you have more fun on day one with your iPhone or iPod touch!
Use these handy guideposts:Shortcuts for accomplishing common tasks Need-to-know facts in concise narrative Helpful reminders or alternative ways of doing things Bonus information related to the topic being covered Errors and pitfalls to avoid
Dwight Spivey is a software and support engineer for Konica Minolta where he specializes in working with Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware. He teaches classes on Mac usage, writes training materials, and is a Mac OS X beta tester for Apple. Spivey is the author of How to Do Everything: Mac and several other books.
Maximize the amazing features packed into the latest release of Apple’s cutting-edge desktop operating system. With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything: Mac OS X Mountain Lion shows you how to set up and customize your machine for peak performance. Find out what’s new, such as Messages, the Notification Center, Reminders, and more. Networking, hardware, security, and troubleshooting are fully explained in this hands-on guide.Manage system preferences Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures Launch apps and utilities from Launchpad Manipulate open items with Mission Control Connect to the Internet and surf with Safari Video chat with FaceTime Download content from the App Store Stay in touch, on schedule, and organized with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Notes, and Reminders Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations Enjoy multimedia with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie Use iCloud to sync data with your iPod, iPad, and iPhone Set up a wired or wireless network Connect external devices via USB and FireWire Troubleshoot, tune, and back up your Mac
Do you want to control common household appliances and amenities from your smartphone or tablet, wherever you happen to be? Home Automation For Dummies guides you through installing and setting up app-controlled devices in your home, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, multimedia systems, game consoles, and security and monitoring devices—and even suggests popular products to consider.
The saturation of the mobile market with smart devices has led to an upsurge in domestic devices, such as thermostats, refrigerators, smoke detectors, security systems, among others, that can be controlled by those devices. Both Google and Apple offer fully-integrated solutions for connecting mobile devices to home theater and audio systems, and now Google has branched out into smart thermostats and smoke detectors. If you've caught the bug and want to get your feet wet in this cool new phenomenon, Home Automation For Dummies gives you plain-English, step-by-step instructions for tech-ifying your home without breaking a sweat.Provides clear instructions on remotely controlling your home appliances Shows you how to set preferences to automatically adjust lighting or temperature Explores digital "life hacks" that explain how non-app-ready appliances can be controlled via smart phones using third-party go-betweens Covers an emerging segment of the industry that was one of the primary focuses of this year's Consumer Electronic Show
If you're looking to find new ways to simplify and better control your home environment using app-driven devices, your phone, or tablet, Home Automation For Dummies makes it easier.
Get the most out of the iWork suite of apps on a Mac, an iOS device, and in iCloud. How to Do Everything: Pages, Keynote & Numbers for OS X and iOS shows you how to create great-looking documents, persuasive presentations, and number-crunching spreadsheets. Filled with clear explanations and detailed examples, this practical guide covers everything you need to know to use these powerful productivity apps on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and web browser.Set up an iCloud account and download Pages, Keynote, and Numbers Create, edit, and format documents with Pages Add graphics, audio, video, tables, and charts to your documents Design and deliver impressive presentations with Keynote Include media, graphics, and charts in your presentation slides Set up, share, and secure powerful spreadsheets with Numbers Add tables, formulas, charts, audio, and video to your spreadsheets Access and sync iWork files using iCloud and collaborate with others
Mac users, you don’t have to give up one ounce of cool to use Office 2011 on your Mac. Here’s the hip guide you need to get the most out of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Get started with Office 2011, find out what features are shared between apps, and start creating stylish Word docs, lively PowerPoint presentations, awesome Excel reports, and totally organized Outlook lists and calendars. And you’ll love the portable size—just perfect for keeping this guide on hand while you work.Features facts, tips, and secrets to help you get the most of out of Office 2011 for Mac Provides the key tools and shortcuts you need to accomplish tasks, without bogging you down in too much detail Covers how to get started with Office, an overview of shared features, and how to use each application in the Office 2011 suite Helps you create smart Word docs, organize your calendar and contacts with Outlook, build compelling PowerPoint presentations, and use Excel formulas and functions to generate reports and analyze data
Zero in on the Office 2011 features you use most on your Mac, with Office 2011 for Mac Portable Genius.
With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything Mac, OS X Lion Edition shows you how to configure and customize your Mac and take full advantage of all the powerful tools and capabilities. You'll learn about the new features, including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, full-screen apps, Launchpad, FaceTime, and more. Hardware, networking, security, and maintenance are also discussed in this practical guide.Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures View your system from Mission Control Connect to the Internet and explore with Safari Video chat with FaceTime Stay in touch and on schedule with Mail, Address Book, iCal, and iChat Browse and download content from the Mac App Store Access your apps from Launchpad and view them full-screen Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations Stay entertained with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie Sync data with your iPod, iPad, or iPhone Set up a wired or wireless network Connect external devices via USB and FireWire Troubleshoot, maintain, and back up your Mac
Dwight Spivey is a product manager for Konica Minolta. He has worked with the Mac since 1996, is a member of the Apple Developer Connection, and stays up to date on all Mac technical issues. Dwight is the author of iPhone & iPod touch QuickSteps and many other Mac-related titles.
From the introduction:
"Some of you may be rolling your eyes right now; all computers use the file and folder concept and some sort of colorful user interface, so there couldn’t be that much difference between Mac OS X and its competitors, right? Wrong. I don’t just say this because of some blind devotion to all things Apple; I’ve actually used different flavors of Windows and Linux for more than 13 years, right alongside my trusty Mac, so experience has been my teacher. If I have any devotion to Apple, there are plenty of good reasons why, the subject of this book being the first. Readers of this book who are already Mac users understand exactly what I’m talking about. For those of you moving from other computing platforms, it’s my desire that by the end of this book you will have a whole new perspective on computing and see what it means to really have fun while working with your computer. In Mac OS X Leopard Portable Genius you can learn not just the basics, but the subtle nuances and little tips and tricks that make using your Mac that much easier. I’ve covered the gamut, from printing files, surfing the Internet and using e-mail, to partitioning your hard drive, automating repetitive tasks, and using UNIX commands, with just a little bit of geeky humor thrown in for good measure. I hope this book will do justice to Mac OS X Leopard, which isn’t just a computer operating system; it’s an art form."