My macOS

My macOS

by John Ray


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My macOS is filled with beginning through intermediate tasks, presented in a thorough step-by-step format, that guide you through learning everything you need to know to use the newest release of macOS. The goal is not to teach you how to type or click a mouse but how to configure network settings, customize your desktop, use built-in apps, optimize battery life, set up backup solutions, and much more.

In My macOS, you will find:
Step-by-step instructions
with callouts to macOS photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from macOS.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping macOS working just the way you want. The tasks include:

  • Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
  • Staying informed and productive with Notification Center
  • Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
  • Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad
  • Accessing network devices and resources
  • Activating and using iCloud services
  • Communicating online with email, instant messaging, and video
  • Keeping appointments with Calendar and Reminders
  • Planning trips and checking traffic with Maps
  • Keeping up-to-date with friends and family via Twitter and Facebook
  • Downloading and enjoying music, movies, books, and more
  • Sharing purchases with your family
  • Challenging your friends to games with Game Center
  • Working seamlessly with iOS Devices with Handoff and AirDrop
  • Protecting and securing your system and data
  • Expanding your system with peripheral devices
  • Troubleshooting common system problems

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789757883
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 11/17/2016
Series: My... Series
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 1,165,873
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Ray is a life-long fan of Apple products; he has been an avid Mac user since its inception in 1984. He relies on OS X both at work and at home because it is a robust, flexible platform for programming, networking, and design. Over the past 17 years, John has written books on OS X, iOS development, Linux, web development, networking, and computer security. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Research Information Systems at The Ohio State University. When he isn’t writing, he is either re-creating a marine disaster in his living room, watching Arduinos go up in smoke, or planning a highly elaborate projects that will quadruple his carbon footprint.

Table of Contents

Previous Edition

Prologue: Getting Started with the Mac
Chapter 1: Managing Your Desktop
Chapter 2: Making the Most of Your Screen Space

Chapter 3: Connecting Your Mac to a Network
Chapter 4: Setting Up iCloud and Internet Accounts
Chapter 5: Accessing Email and the Web
Chapter 6: Sharing Files, Devices, and Services
Chapter 7: Being Social with Messages, FaceTime, Twitter, and Facebook
Chapter 8: Managing Who, Where, When, and What

Chapter 9: Entertainment on the (Big) Little Screen
Chapter 10: Installing and Managing Applications and Extensions on Your Mac
Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Mac Hardware
Chapter 12: Using El Capitan with Your

Chapter 13: Connecting Peripherals to Your Mac

Chapter 14: Securing and Protecting Your Mac

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting Your System Online-only chapter
Chapter 16: Upgrading Your Mac Online-only chapter

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