Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this no-fluff guide to OS X Yosemite is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, Finder, applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, scanning, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. A Windows glossary makes switching to Mac (mostly) painless, and keyboard mavens will find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts.
New features covered include iCloud Drive, Family Sharing, Continuity, Handoff, Extensions, Today view, Photos, and updates to Spotlight, FaceTime, Game Center, and full-screen apps.
- See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.
- Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows, desktops, and displays.
- Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.
- Tag your files to make them easy to sort and find.
- Use Finder tabs to declutter your desktop.
- See all your notifications in one place.
- Spread your work over multiple displays.
- Enhance and customize OS X with extensions.
- Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.
- Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases freely with your family.
- Sync your files, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, Windows PC, and iOS devices.
- Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, online sources, 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 HDTV wirelessly via AirPlay, or use your HDTV as a full-fledged display, complete with dock and menu bar.
- Share files and printers on your home network.
- Move seamlessly between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or use them together.
- 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 & Drives
5. Programs & Documents
6. Printing, Faxing & Fonts
7. Networks & Sharing
8. Online Connections
9. Security & Privacy
10. Maintenance & Backups
11. Switching from Windows
12. Keyboard Shortcuts
This book goes right to the heart of Snow Leopard, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions, and more.
Learn about new features and changes since the original Leopard releaseGet quick tips for setting up and customizing your Mac's configurationSolve problems with the handy reference to the fundamentals of the Finder, Dock, and moreUnderstand how to manage user accountsWork more efficiently using keyboard shortcutsTake advantage of MobileMe, Apple's online suite of services and tools
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Inside the Book
· Master the Mac OS X Snow Leopard user interface, file management, and applications
· Find everything you need with Spotlight
· Find and use keyboard shortcuts to save time
· Explore the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail
· Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod
· Chat online instantly with iChat
· Manage and share your schedule with iCal
· Get a Front Row seat to play DVDs and other media
· Set up multiple users and maintain security
· Keep your files up to date and backed up with Time Machine
· Customize and fine-tune Mac OS X Snow Leopard
· Use Microsoft Windows along with Snow Leopard
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From starting up your Mac to setting up a network and keeping in touch via iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies gives you the scoop on the new features and improvements that help you do more work in less time.Learn when to shut down your Mac and when not to, how to secure it, and how to back it up with Time Machine Organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and be able to find what you’re looking for Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting Download and organize songs, podcasts, and movies with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius Create documents with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs Set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections Find out about operating system updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and other ways to keep your Mac safe, healthy, and happy
Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for nearly two decades. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies provides just what you need to get up and running with Snow Leopard.
Mac OS X Leopard Pocket Guide offers an easy-to-read format for users of all levels. If you're a Mac newcomer, there's a Survival Guide that explains how to adapt, and a chapter on Mac OS X's key features. Experienced Mac users can go right to the heart of Leopard with chapters on system preferences, applications and utilities, and configuring. In all, plenty of tables, concise descriptions, and step-by-step instructions explain:What's new in Leopard, including the Time MachineHow to use Leopard's totally revamped FinderAll about Spaces and how to quickly flip between themHow to search for and find things with SpotlightHow to use Leopard's enhanced Parental ControlsHandy keyboard shortcuts to help you be more efficientQuick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your ownIf you're ready to tame Apple's new cat, this is the guide you want.
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If you're ready to take on Mac OS X Snow 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.
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