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.
Once you’re familiar with the fundamentals, use this book as a resource for problem-solving on the fly. You get configuration tips, lots of step-by-step instructions, guides for troubleshooting, and other advice—all in an easy-to-read format.Learn what’s new, including improved iCloud integration and other iPad-inspired featuresDiscover how working with multiple devices is easier and more streamlined with Mountain LionGet a guide to the Finder, Dock, user accounts, and other essentialsUse Mountain Lion’s system preferences to customize your MacTake advantage of OS X applications, such as FaceTime and Time MachineManage passwords and secure your dataWork more efficiently with a complete list of keyboard shortcuts
Why is this such a good time to switch? Upgrading from one version of Windows to another used to be simple. But now there's Windows Vista, a veritable resource hog that forces you to relearn everything. Learning a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. No viruses, worms or spyware. No questionable firewalls, inefficient permissions, or other strange features. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. And if you're still using Windows XP, we've got you covered, too.
If you're ready to take on Mac OS X Leopard, the latest edition of this bestselling guide tells you everything you need to know:Transferring your stuff -- Moving photos, MP3s, and Microsoft Office documents is the easy part. This book gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files.
Re-creating your software suite -- Big-name programs (Word, Photoshop, Firefox, Dreamweaver, and so on) are available in both Mac and Windows versions, but hundreds of other programs are available only for Windows. This guide identifies the Mac equivalents and explains how to move your data to them.
Learning Leopard -- Once you've moved into the Mac, a final task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you're in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to the Macintosh.Moving from Windows to a Mac successfully and painlessly is the one thing Apple does not deliver. Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is your ticket to a new computing experience.
The latest update of this best-selling Visual QuickStart Guide will have you up and running in no time with Mac OS X Lion. Respected, best-selling author Maria Langer will take you through all of Mac OS X Lion's groundbreaking capabilities and new features including Multi-Touch Gestures, Launchpad, Mission Control, the App Store, Mail, and much more. With plenty of screenshots to clearly illustrate techniques, this effective tutorial and reference is packed with practical information for people who want to jump in and start working and playing with OS X Lion.
As a companion to this book, Peachpit offers more than an hour of short, task-based videos that will help you master Mac OS X Lion’s top features and techniques; instead of just reading about how to use a tool, you can watch it in action. It’s a great way to learn all the basics and some of the newer or more complex features of the operating system. Log on to the Peachpit site at www.peachpit.com/register to register your book, and you’ll find a free streaming sample; purchasing the rest of the material is quick and easy.
New features covered include Notification Center, Dictation, Gatekeeper, Game Center, Messages, Notes, Reminders, Share sheets, Twitter integration, Facebook integration, AirPlay Mirroring, Power Nap, screen-saver slideshows, deeper iCloud integration, and App Store updates.
- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.
- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows and desktops.
- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.
- See all your notifications in one place.
- Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.
- Sync your documents, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, and more.
- Dictate anywhere that you can type.
- Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network.
- Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using.
- Mirror your Mac's screen to your TV wirelessly via AirPlay.
- Share files and printers on your home network.
- Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.
- Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.
- Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.
- Secure your data from thieves and snoops.
- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.
- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable.
1. OS X Basics
2. The Desktop
3. System Preferences
4. Files, Folders, and Drives
5. Programs and Documents
6. Printing, Faxing, and Fonts
7. Networks and Sharing
8. Online Connections
9. Security and Privacy
10. Maintenance and Backups
11. Switching from Windows
12. Keyboard Shortcuts