Mac Os X Lion

Mac Os X Lion

by Dwight Spivey


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With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything Mac, OS X Lion Edition shows you how to configure and customize your Mac and take full advantage of all the powerful tools and capabilities. You'll learn about the new features, including Multi-Touch gestures, Mission Control, full-screen apps, Launchpad, FaceTime, and more. Hardware, networking, security, and maintenance are also discussed in this practical guide.

  • Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures
  • View your system from Mission Control
  • Connect to the Internet and explore with Safari
  • Video chat with FaceTime
  • Stay in touch and on schedule with Mail, Address Book, iCal, and iChat
  • Browse and download content from the Mac App Store
  • Access your apps from Launchpad and view them full-screen
  • Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Stay entertained with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie
  • Sync data with your iPod, iPad, or iPhone
  • Set up a wired or wireless network
  • Connect external devices via USB and FireWire
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and back up your Mac

Dwight Spivey is a product manager for Konica Minolta. He has worked with the Mac since 1996, is a member of the Apple Developer Connection, and stays up to date on all Mac technical issues. Dwight is the author of iPhone & iPod touch QuickSteps and many other Mac-related titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071775175
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2011
Series: How to Do Everything Series
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 918,640
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dwight Spivey is a Level III Software Engineer for Konica Minolta. He handles the company’s Mac maintenance and troubleshooting, is a Mac OS X beta tester for Apple, and stays up to date on all Mac technical issues. Dwight teaches classes on Mac usage and writes training materials and documentation for the support group regarding installation, use, and troubleshooting for the Mac, Linux, and Windows environments. This is his eighth book.

Table of Contents

Part I: Get Started with Your Mac

Chapter 1. Welcome to the World of Mac!

Chapter 2. First Things First: Getting to Know Your Mac

Chapter 3. Cruisin': Navigating Your Mac

Chapter 4. Stylin' and Profilin'! Customizing Your Mac

Chapter 5. Getting Started on the Internet

Part II: Making Your Mac Earn Its Keep

Chapter 6. How to Use Your Mac's Applications

Chapter 7. I Work, You Work, We All Work with iWork

Chapter 8. Start the Presses! Printing and Faxing Your Documents

Chapter 9. Connected and Organized: Two Things Most of Us Are Not!

Part III: Pictures, Music, and Movies, Oh My!

Chapter 10. The Quick and the Time: QuickTime

Chapter 11. Say Cheese! Managing Your Photos with iPhoto

Chapter 12. Well, Turn It Up, Man! Get in Tune with iTunes

Chapter 13. iLights! iCamera! iAction!: Using iMovie

Part IV: Time to Geek Out! Digging Deeper into Your Mac

Chapter 14. Making Sense of the System Preferences

Chapter 15. Making Your Mac Play Pretty with Other Computers: Networking and Sharing

Chapter 16. Deeper into the Internet Jungle with Safari

Chapter 17. Mail Call!

Part V: Making Your Mac Even Better: Adding Microsoft Windows and Hardware

Chapter 18. ATTENTION! Welcome to Boot Camp, Private!

Chapter 19. It's Alive! Adding Hardware to Your Mac(enstein)

Part VI: Troubleshooting and Getting Further Help When You Need It

Chapter 20. What the Heck Just Happened?

Chapter 21. Helpful Resources for Your Mac

Part VII: Change the Silicon Every Three Thousand Miles: Maintaining Your Mac

Chapter 22. Keeping the Engine Tuned

Chapter 23. Getting Under the Hood

Chapter 24. Back'er Up: Using Time Machine


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