In this to-the-point ebook, OS X expert Tom Negrino walks you through the steps you should accomplish before clicking that fateful button. You’ll lay the groundwork for the upgrade, evaluate your Mac and your apps, and learn how to protect your work in the rare event that something goes horribly wrong.
Want to upgrade to iOS 5? We lay out which devices will run Apple's newest mobile OS, and how to download and install it. Once you've gotten the software on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, we'll walk you through its marquee features: Master new multitasking gestures on the iPad 2 and explore Notification Center; play with Apple's three new apps, Reminders, Messages, and Newsstand; learn about improvements to Safari, Mail, Camera, Photos, and Game Center; check out the smaller tweaks made to Maps, Calendar, Music, Videos, FaceTime, Weather, and Stocks; and discover what's been done under-the-hood in regards to Twitter integration, new typing tricks, AirPlay mirroring, and Accessibility.
If you're confused about Apple's new sync service, iCloud, never fear: Our iOS 5 Upgrade Guide also offers a rundown of the service and each of its features, as well as a step-by-step guide for setting it up on your device. And for those who wish to untether their iOS device from their computer, the guide explains how to take advantage of iOS 5's Wi-Fi Sync and eliminate cord-based backup and information transfer.
Little is more exciting and unnerving than a major operating system upgrade for your Mac, but thousands of people have upgraded to Panther and Tiger calmly and successfully with the advice in Joe Kissell's previous hit Take Control of Upgrading... titles. Joe's expert guidance, developed over innumerable test installations, walks you through the six steps necessary before upgrading, which of Leopard's three installation options is right for you, how to perform the actual upgrade, and post-installation checking and cleanup.
Worried that something might go wrong? Joe provides in-depth discussions of what exactly each installation option does (and does not do), how to restore missing files, practical troubleshooting tips for the most common problems, and even step-by-step instructions to downgrade to your previous system if necessary. You'll also find tips on a few things that may surprise you, including special notes on Spotlight, Apple Mail, Keychain, and Time Machine. Bonus Section! Direct links to software update sites for FireWire hard drives, keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, video cards, audio equipment, common utilities, and more.
Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions like:Will my Mac and peripherals work with Leopard?Which upgrade method should I use?Should I partition my hard disk before upgrading?Which files aren't copied by Archive and Install?What if I can't print after upgrading?Do I need new versions of my utilities for Leopard?What should I do if my Mac refuses to boot under Leopard?What should I do if Time Machine wants me to let it start backing up?