In this new, Snow Leopard edition of the best-selling My New Mac, you'll find 52 simple projects that will have you doing useful things right away—like surfing the Internet, sending email, listening to music, taking notes, and playing with your digital photos. Fun stuff, if you know how to do it.
Wallace Wang, best-selling author of My New iPhone and several of those For Dummies� books, gives you step-by-step instructions for organizing your music with iTunes, tracking birthdays with iCal, and clipping and saving information from the Internet so you can find it again.
You'll also find simple projects that show you how to:Organize your files and folders by color and keyword Connect to the Internet, chat with your friends, and listen to online radio stations Install and update your software—and get rid of programs you don't want anymore Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access Share songs, images, and documents with other computers wirelessly Use your built-in firewall and keep your computer and information safe from intruders
Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.
Snow Leopard has a few new tricks up its sleeve, so whether you're new to Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, Mac expert Bob LeVitus has tips you'll appreciate. Learn how to start up your Mac, get to know the Dock and Finder, work your way through windows and dialogs, and organize and manage files and folders.
Open the book and find:
How to navigate around the Finder, Dock, and desktop
Tips for opening, closing, resizing, and moving windows
Steps for keeping Snow Leopard organized
How to back up your system with Time Machine®
Mac Basics in easy steps covers all the essentials a novice needs to know, from getting started to security issues. Areas covered include:
• Getting to grips with the Mac
• Dealing with Documents
• Mastering email
• Browsing the web
• Calendars & Contacts
• Photos & Videos on the Mac
• The world of iTunes
• Networking using the Mac
• Video chat using the Mac
• Personalising your Mac
This handy guide even shows how to move over from a PC - in easy steps - with minimum hassle.
Covers OS X Yosemite.
Mac Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts easy steps is packed with over 800 useful tips, smart tricks and time-saving shortcuts – all in the familiar In Easy Steps style.
• Customize the Finder to suit you
• Time-saving keyboard shortcuts
• Printing tricks to save time
• Access your office Mac remotely from home
• Optimize images for print, web or multimedia
• Personalize your Mac to look how you like it
• Keep your Mac safe and secure
• Manage your fonts, files, backups and hard drive to keep your Mac working at peak performance!
Mac Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts in easy steps even covers Unix commands, using Windows on your Mac, troubleshooting and other tricks to help you become a Mac Pro! Suitable for those new to the Mac as well as the more advanced user.
If you are new to OS X, you'll learn the basics of how to use OS X efficiently and joyfully. From there, you can move on to customize Mavericks to suit the way you work. And if you've been using OS X already, you'll learn how to get the most out of iCloud integration, Notifications, Maps, iBooks, Finder tabs, multiple displays, and more.
The whole book, every page, is in crisp full color, with clear concise, plain-English descriptions that let you start using Mac OS X today, immediately, without having to learn the whole operating system first. It's like having a friend nearby with all the answers--when you get stuck, and wonder "how to I do that in Mac OS X?" just turn to that task and there it is--the left page shows the old way, the right page shows the new way. If you¿re one of those people who believe (like we do) that the best ideas are the simple ones, you'll absolutely love this book!
If you want to start using Mac OS X today, if you want to unlock its power, stability, features and fun today, this is the book that will do it. There are no in-depth explanations about networking, no UNIX commands or how to hack the system, and no detailed descriptions of how it all works and why. In short, it's not a "tell me all about it" book--it's a "here's how to do it" book, and that's why it works so amazingly well.
Plus, if you look up how to do a particular task, and Mac OS X offers new features, new shortcuts, or new options that weren't available in Mac OS 8/9 (and there are plenty in Panther), Scott includes those too, using the same right to the point, conversational writing style that made his "Mac OS X Killer Tips" book a smash bestseller! We can't imagine an easier, faster, or more fun way to convert to Mac OS X, and really start using it today.
• Demystifies Mac jargon and MacBook versions
• Explains the Dock, Desktop and the Finder
• Highlights the new features in OS X Yosemite
• Shows how to customize your MacBook
• Guides you through Safari and Mail
• Demonstrates the Launchpad
• Illustrates how to enjoy the digital lifestyle
• Teaches how to manage music with iTunes
• Reveals all about finding and obtaining Apps
• Shows how to use Family sharing and Handoff
• Addresses battery issues and security
• Covers using MacBook for work & for leisure
Use this guide to accelerate your learning and take control of your new MacBook!
Covers OS X Yosemite.