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
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.
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.
If you're a visual learner who's eager to get up and running on all the MacBook has to offer, this fully illustrated and easy-to-follow guide is for you. Covering all the essential information you need to make the most of your MacBook, this new edition of Teach Yourself Visually MacBook provides you with the most up-to-date information on performing everyday tasks—quickly and easily. From basics such as powering on or shutting down your laptop to more advanced functions like running Windows applications, it provides the help and support you need to confidently use your MacBook to its full potential.
Providing the benefits of a lightweight, incredibly fast mobile computer with a state-of-the-art operating system, lower security risk, and ease of use, it's no wonder more and more people turn to MacBooks. If you're the proud owner of one of these magnificent laptops, Teach Yourself Visually MacBook is here to help you take a bite out of all it has to offer. From working with apps and configuring dashboard widgets to integrating iOS devices, this visual guide empowers you to get the most out of your MacBook's incredible capabilities. Covers new hardware updates and the latest version of OS X Walks you through working on the Mac desktop with Mission Control and Launchpad Explains how to download applications from the Mac App Store Offers guidance on troubleshooting, working with iCloud, FaceTime, and more
From the very first page, you'll discover why Teach Yourself Visually MacBook is the fast and easy way to learn.