Switching to a Mac For Dummies: Edition 3

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Learn how to make the switch from PC to Mac a completely smooth transition

The number of Mac users continues to increase significantly each year. If you are one of those people and are eager but also anxious about making the switch, then fear not! This friendly guide skips the jargon to deliver you an easy-to-read, understandable introduction to the Macintosh computer. Computer guru Arnold Reinhold walks you through the Mac OS, user interface, and icons. You'll learn how to set up your Mac, move your files from your PC to your Mac, switch applications, get your Mac online, network your Mac, secure your Mac, work with the iLife suite, troubleshoot common problems, and more.

  • Dives in to helping you make the switch from PC to Mac as smooth and effortless as possible
  • Walks you through the latest features of Mac OS X Lion to help you take advantage of all the cool things your Mac can do that you might not know about
  • Offers clear instructions for working with the iLife applications, running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, networking your Mac, and switching your family or your business to a Mac
  • Shares essential advice for troubleshooting common problems and provides easy tips for keeping your Mac happy

Switching to Mac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Edition is all you need to switch to a Mac and never look back!

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About the author

Arnold Reinhold has more than three decades of experience in the software industry. His first Apple product was a Mac 512. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Mac mini Hacks & Mods For Dummies, Green IT For Dummies, and Internet Quick Reference For Dummies.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 7, 2011
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Pages
432
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ISBN
9781118173718
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Hardware / Personal Computers / Macintosh
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This content is DRM protected.
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"This book is a must for anyone attempting to examine the iPhone. The level of forensic detail is excellent. If only all guides to forensics were written with this clarity!"-Andrew Sheldon, Director of Evidence Talks, computer forensics experts

With iPhone use increasing in business networks, IT and security professionals face a serious challenge: these devices store an enormous amount of information. If your staff conducts business with an iPhone, you need to know how to recover, analyze, and securely destroy sensitive data. iPhone Forensics supplies the knowledge necessary to conduct complete and highly specialized forensic analysis of the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch. This book helps you:

Determine what type of data is stored on the deviceBreak v1.x and v2.x passcode-protected iPhones to gain access to the deviceBuild a custom recovery toolkit for the iPhoneInterrupt iPhone 3G's "secure wipe" processConduct data recovery of a v1.x and v2.x iPhone user disk partition, and preserve and recover the entire raw user disk partitionRecover deleted voicemail, images, email, and other personal data, using data carving techniquesRecover geotagged metadata from camera photosDiscover Google map lookups, typing cache, and other data stored on the live file systemExtract contact information from the iPhone's database Use different recovery strategies based on case needs

And more. iPhone Forensics includes techniques used by more than 200 law enforcement agencies worldwide, and is a must-have for any corporate compliance and disaster recovery plan.

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Chris Kennedy
Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this no-fluff guide to OS X El Capitan 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 Split View, Photos, Force click, natural-language queries, the new system font, System Integrity Protection, pointer magnification, two-factor authentication, and updates to Mission Control, Spotlight, Mail, Notes, Safari, Maps, Calendar, Disk Utility, and Finder.


- 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.

- Organize, view, edit, sync, and share your photos.

- 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.


Contents

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


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It's a fact: if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you already have the tools you need to develop your own iPhone apps. With this book, you'll learn how to use these open source web technologies to design and build apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the platform of your choice-without using Objective-C or Cocoa.

Device-agnostic mobile apps are the wave of the future, and this book shows you how to create one product for several platforms. You'll find guidelines for converting your product into a native iPhone app using the free PhoneGap framework. And you'll learn why releasing your product as a web app first helps you find, fix, and test bugs much faster than if you went straight to the App Store with a product built with Apple's tools.

Build iPhone apps with tools you already know how to useLearn how to make an existing website look and behave like an iPhone appAdd native-looking animations to your web app using jQTouchTake advantage of client-side data storage with apps that run even when the iPhone is offlineHook into advanced iPhone features -- including the accelerometer, geolocation, and vibration -- with JavaScriptSubmit your applications to the App Store with Xcode

This book received valuable community input through O'Reilly's Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS).

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