Tips point out shortcuts and solutions
Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls
Notes provide additional information
10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…Use Lion’s great desktop tools including Finder windows, Dock, Launchpad, Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spotlight. Install and manage applications through the Mac App Store and from the desktop. Personalize Mac OS Lion to suit your preferences, including desktop pictures, sounds, Mission Control’s spaces, Launchpad’s applications, and the Dashboard’s widgets. Connect your Mac OS X Lion computer to the Internet through a local wired and wireless network. Install, configure, and use mice, trackpads, and keyboards. Create and manage your Mac’s user accounts. Protect your Mac from Internet attacks, data loss, and other potential problems. Troubleshoot and solve problems through a logical, easy-to-perform approach. Run Windows applications on your Mac.
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to MacBook photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your MacBook.
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping
your MacBook working just the way you want.
• Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
• Staying on top of important events with Notification Center
• Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
• Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad
• Connecting to and accessing network resources
• Activating and using iCloud services
• Communicating online with email, instant messaging, and video
• Keeping appointments with Calendar and Reminders
• Planning trips and checking traffic with Maps
• Being social with Facebook and Twitter integration
• Downloading and enjoying music, movies, and more
• Buying, reading, and annotating iBooks
• Getting the latest and greatest software from the App Store and other sources
• Challenging your friends to games with Game Center
• Protecting and securing your system and data
• Expanding your system with peripheral devices
• Troubleshooting common system problems
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