Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing power built into Apple’s ultra-portable MacBook Air while you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go.
Jason R. Rich is the bestselling author of more than 48 books on a wide range of topics, including How To Do Everything: Digital Photography, Start An eCommerce Business in a Week, and Mac Migration: The Small Business Guide to Switching To The Mac.
How to Do Everything: MacBook strongly emphasizes the portability and other unique features of the laptop versions of the Mac, examining ports and jacks, discussing user accounts and privacy, managing multiple network connections, using MobileMe to stay synched, etc. It also explores the activities laptop users most often perform, such as productivity, entertainment, and communication.
Tasks and activities are broken down into simple-to-follow directions and highlighted with clear graphics to make everything easy to understand. Tips and tricks for getting the most out of the latest versions of the built-in software, including the new versions of iLife and iWork are also included. As a travel writer, the author understands the needs of mobile computer users. She covers battery management and power, connectivity, working online, using VoIP, and maintaining and troubleshooting the MacBook.
How to Do Everything: MacBookDraws on author’s personal experience as a writer who travels, providing tips and tricks for getting the best out of the MacBook on the road Contains accurate and up-to-date product information on latest versions of Mac OS X and iWork/iLife applications Explains the differences between the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
Complete MacBook coverage:
The Wonderful World of MacBook; Taming the MacBook: Trackpad, Keyboard, Mouse and More; Power Struggle: Battery and Power Management; Ports and Jacks: Where They Are and What They Do; Trading Spaces: Getting your Desktop Organized; Hide and Seek: Navigating your MacBook; A Home of One's Own: User Accounts; Personal Style: Customizing your MacBook; Surf's Up: Connecting to the Web; Staying in Touch: eMail, Chatting, Video and More; Discovering MobileMe; Anything Windows Can Do, Mac Can Do Better: Running Windows Programs; But Wait! There's More: MacBook Application Basics; Your Virtual Office: iWork for Productivity and Office Software; Creative Spaces: iLife for Photos, Movies, Music and Websites; Leisure Time: Games, Music and Movies; Under the Hood: Tune Ups and Basic Maintenance; Troubleshooting Your MacBook
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
Save time and money by solving everyday Mac problems yourself. The Healthy Mac: Preventive Care, Practical Diagnostics, and Proven Remedies shows you how to diagnose, declutter, and debug your Mac and keep it running smoothly. You’ll find expert tips for making your Mac boot up quickly, managing updates, safeguarding your Mac from malware, installing software, securing your Mac and your network, solving issues that crop up long after your warranty has expired, and much more. Avoid costly repairs, lost data, and inconvenient downtime with this one-of-a-kind guide!Optimize your data, free up hard drive space, and create an organized filing system Remove unwanted programs Customize OS X to suit the way you work Optimize iTunes and share media over your network and devices Use Mail to mitigate spam, organize contacts, and manage messages Personalize Safari, manage bookmarks, and stay safe online Harness Mountain Lion and customize its features Secure your Mac and protect your personal data Safeguard your network from intrusion Share data safely and seamlessly between your Mac and Windows PC Speed up the boot process and increase performance
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.
Master the versatile features of your iPhone 5 and stay organized, connected, informed, and entertained. How to Do Everything: iPhone 5 covers iOS 6 and the new capabilities added to the core functions and apps, such as Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Safari, Mail, Camera, Maps, FaceTime, and iTunes. You’ll also learn how to use iCloud, Notification Center, and Siri. Plus, discover tips on finding and downloading additional apps that can dramatically increase your iPhone’s performance. This hands-on guide covers it all!Get assistance from Siri and use the Dictation feature Import and sync data from your computer, iCloud, and other iOS devices Discover preinstalled apps and download additional apps Make and receive calls, use voicemail, and set up custom ringtones Manage Contacts and stay organized with Calendar, Reminders, and Notes Surf the Web with Safari Shoot, edit, and share photos and videos Navigate with turn-by-turn directions using the newly redesigned Maps app Manage e-mail accounts, use text messaging, and connect to social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter Video chat via FaceTime or Skype Experience multimedia entertainment and read e-books and digital editions of newspapers and magazines Play exciting single- and multi-player games Protect and troubleshoot your iPhone 5
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This all-new edition of How To Do Everything: iCloud fully covers iCloud’s versatile features and offers step-by-step directions on how to use each one, including Shared Photo Streams, the iWork for iCloud apps, and iCloud Keychain. You’ll learn how to set up iCloud, transfer and sync app-specific data, documents, files, photos, music, and other content among your computers and iOS mobile devices.Use iCloud with your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch Migrate from Apple MobileMe to iCloud Learn new iCloud features, including Shared Photo Streams, iWork for iCloud online apps, iCloud Keychain, and much more Manage your digital music library and iTunes purchases with iCloud Use the Premium iTunes Match service Store and manage your digital photos with My Photo Stream Share your digital images with others using iCloud’s Shared Photo Streams Sync files and documents among computers and iOS devices Manage and sync your Safari bookmarks, reading list, and passwords using iCloud and iCloud Keychain Work with iWork for iCloud Learn about other cloud-based services Sync and share apps, app-related data, and eBooks among iOS mobile devices and your computer(s) Back up your iPhone and iPad with iCloud Stream Apple TV content to your HD TV Locate a Lost Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iCloud’s Find My... feature Manage your iCloud email account Troubleshoot iCloud-related problems
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