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
You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share data between your Mac and your PC? Understand the differences between Mac OS®X and Windows®? Learn how to perform everyday Mac tasks? Transfer important stuff like calendars, contact lists, and music? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your Mac to the max.
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has written more than four dozen books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. These books include Macs Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
Maximize the amazing features packed into the latest release of Apple’s cutting-edge desktop operating system. With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything: Mac OS X Mountain Lion shows you how to set up and customize your machine for peak performance. Find out what’s new, such as Messages, the Notification Center, Reminders, and more. Networking, hardware, security, and troubleshooting are fully explained in this hands-on guide.Manage system preferences Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures Launch apps and utilities from Launchpad Manipulate open items with Mission Control Connect to the Internet and surf with Safari Video chat with FaceTime Download content from the App Store Stay in touch, on schedule, and organized with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Notes, and Reminders Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations Enjoy multimedia with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie Use iCloud to sync data with your iPod, iPad, and iPhone Set up a wired or wireless network Connect external devices via USB and FireWire Troubleshoot, tune, and back up your Mac
See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Mac Computer Basics teaches you the fundamentals of working with your Mac and how to work with other Apple hardware such as iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, and so on. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to download and manage your music and videos with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.
Learn how to…
• Set up and customize your Mac or MacBook
• Connect and synchronize a Mac with an iPod or iPhone
• Install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp
• Synchronize Address Book and iCal data with your Mac, iPod, and iPhone
• Set up Time Capsule on a wireless network
• Create albums and edit photos with iPhoto
• Play music and movies in iTunes
• Connect to the Internet, surf with Safari, chat with your buddies, and send and receive email in Mail
• Access your iDisk, chat, and publish a website with MobileMe, iChat, and iWeb
Easy steps guide you through each task.
Items you select or click are shown in bold.
Each step is fully illustrated.