Total OS X Mavericks covers every inch of Apple’s new operating system: We provide an overview of all the features packed into OS X 10.9, then dive into what you need for a basic installation. From there, we offer in-depth descriptions of new features like iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Finder Tags, detail what to expect from new apps like iBooks and Maps and OS X's new multiple displays, and explain Apple’s under-the-hood changes in plain English.
There’s never been a better time to be a Mac user. And with Total OS X Mavericks to help you get acquainted with the Mac’s latest and greatest features, you’ll be on the fast track to more fun and greater productivity.
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
Apple advertises that Mountain Lion has a little over 200 changes, but that's counting absolutely everything, such as the fact that the kernel ASLR now randomly arranges kernel components at boot time. This book doesn't cover those kinds of changes - just the changes that have the most impact on a user's day-to-day experience.
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.
OS X El Capitan in easy steps opens up the gateway to the foundations of OS X: the Dock and the Finder. Then, it reveals a raft of ways in which you can make the most of OS X El Capitan:Multi-Touch navigation options for getting around in OS X El Capitan.Working with and managing your apps.Productivity options on your Mac.Getting online with Safari, Mail, Messages and FaceTime.Managing your digital lifestyle for photos, music, video, books and games.The invaluable iCloud online function for backing up and sharing your files.
There is also a chapter on troubleshooting and keeping your El Capitan in tiptop shape.
OS X El Capitan in easy steps also covers the new features in the operating system, which include:Split view functionality, so that you can work with two apps at the same time.A streamlined Mission Control function for managing your open apps and Desktop.An improved Notes app that can be used to add photos, videos, web page addresses and map details from the Maps app.Enhanced Spotlight search functionality that can produce results from an increased number of sources.An updated Mail app that can be used in full-screen and supports swipe gestures for managing your Inbox.Additional editing options in the Photos app.An enhanced Safari app for browsing the web, including an option for pinning your favourite websites so that they are readily available and open in the background.
Whether you’re new to the Mac or just upgrading, use this book to master the essentials and then unleash the power of OS X El Capitan.Covers OS X El Capitan (10.11)
See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to master OS X Mountain Lion with ease. No need to feel intimidated--we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.
• Locate, purchase, and download applications using the Mac App Store
• Use Spotlight to instantly locate any file
• Chat with your friends online using audio and video
• Buy music online
• Use iPhoto to take control of your photo collection
• Share calendars with coworkers, family, and friends
• Use LaunchPad to start and organize any applications on your Mac
• Make your email organize itself
• Connect with friends who play the same games you do and compare scores
• Customize your desktop and icons
• Set up your own wireless network to share files, printers, and Internet access
Easy OS X Mountain Lion’s concise, easy-to-follow tasks get you up and running quickly, no matter what you want to do with your Mac.