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Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual


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With Lion, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of Mac OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.7 completely transforms the Mac user interface with multi-touch gestures borrowed from the iPhone and iPad, and includes more than 250 brand-new features. This book reveals them all with a wealth of insight and detail--and even does a deep dive into iCloud, Apple's wireless, free syncing service for Macs, PCs, iPhones, and iPads.

  • Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud.
  • Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as full-screen apps, Mission Control, the new Mac App Store, Launchpad, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, AirDrop, and more. Are you even more of a power user? Learn to set up a network, make a Lion flash drive, and even learn the basics of Lion's underlying Unix.

There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Book News Annotation:

This handbook provides detailed information on the many common tasks and processes of the Apple Mac OS X Lion operating system. Intended for end users, the work begins with an introduction to the desktop environment and covers basic installation and configuration, usage of all stock applications, networking, peripherals, multimedia, security, and online services such as email and iCloud. Chapters include step-by-step instructions, tips, and screenshots. Pogue is a technology columnist for the New York Times. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; About the Author; Introduction; The Mac Becomes an iPad; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part One: The Mac OS X Desktop; Chapter 0: The New Lion Landscape; 1.1 Launchpad; 1.2 Full Screen Mode, Safari; 1.3 Full-Screen Apps, Mission Control; Chapter 1: Folders and Windows; 2.1 Getting into Mac OS X; 2.2 Windows and How to Work Them; 2.3 The Four Window Views; 2.4 Icon View; 2.5 List View; 2.6 Column View; 2.7 Cover Flow View; 2.8 Quick Look; 2.9 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 2.10 Getting Help in Mac OS X; Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff; 3.1 The Mac OS X Folder Structure; 3.2 Icon Names; 3.3 Selecting Icons; 3.4 Moving and Copying Icons; 3.5 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 3.6 Color Labels; 3.7 The Trash; 3.8 Get Info; 3.9 Shortcut Menus, Action Menus; Chapter 3: Spotlight; 4.1 The Spotlight Menu; 4.2 The Spotlight Window; 4.3 Customizing Spotlight; 4.4 Smart Folders; Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop and Toolbars; 5.1 The Dock; 5.2 Setting Up the Dock; 5.3 Using the Dock; 5.4 The Finder Toolbar; 5.5 Designing Your Desktop; 5.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual; Part Two: Programs in Mac OS X; Chapter 5: Documents, Programs, and Mission Control; 6.1 The Mac App Store; 6.2 Other Ways to Get Mac Software; 6.3 Opening Mac OS X Programs; 6.4 Launchpad; 6.5 Windows that Auto-Reopen; 6.6 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 6.7 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter; 6.8 Dashboard; 6.9 Exposé; 6.10 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 6.11 How Documents Know Their Parents; 6.12 Keyboard Control; 6.13 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 6.14 Auto Save and Versions; 6.15 Cocoa and Carbon; Chapter 6: Entering Data, Moving Data and Time Machine; 7.1 The Macintosh Keyboard; 7.2 Notes on Right-Clicking; 7.3 Power Typing; 7.4 The Many Languages of Mac OS X Text; 7.5 Data Detectors; 7.6 Moving Data Between Documents; 7.7 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 7.8 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; 7.9 Time Machine; Chapter 7: Services, Automator and AppleScript; 8.1 Services; 8.2 Automator; 8.3 Building Your Own Workflow; 8.4 Doing More with Automator; 8.5 AppleScript; Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh; 9.1 Boot Camp; 9.2 Windows in a Window; 9.3 Life with Microsoft Exchange; Part Three: The Components of Mac OS X; Chapter 9: System Preferences; 10.1 The System Preferences Window; 10.2 Bluetooth; 10.3 CDs and DVDs; 10.4 Date and Time; 10.5 Desktop and Screen Saver; 10.6 Displays; 10.7 Dock; 10.8 Energy Saver; 10.9 General; 10.10 iCloud; 10.11 Keyboard; 10.12 Language and Text; 10.13 Mail, Contacts and Calendars; 10.14 Mission Control; 10.15 MobileMe; 10.16 Mouse; 10.17 Network; 10.18 Parental Controls; 10.19 Print and Scan; 10.20 Security and Privacy; 10.21 Sharing; 10.22 Software Update; 10.23 Sound; 10.24 Speech; 10.25 Spotlight; 10.26 Startup Disk; 10.27 Time Machine; 10.28 Trackpad; 10.29 Universal Access; 10.30 Users and Groups; Chapter 10: The Free Programs; 11.1 Your Free Mac OS X Programs; 11.2 Address Book; 11.3 App Store; 11.4 Automator; 11.5 Calculator; 11.6 Chess; 11.7 Dashboard; 11.8 Dictionary; 11.9 DVD Player; 11.10 FaceTime; 11.11 Font Book; 11.12 GarageBand; 11.13 iCal; 11.14 iChat; 11.15 iDVD; 11.16 Image Capture; 11.17 iMovie, iPhoto; 11.18 iTunes; 11.19 Launchpad; 11.20 Mail; 11.21 Mission Control; 11.22 Photo Booth; 11.23 Preview; 11.24 QuickTime Player; 11.25 Safari; 11.26 Stickies; 11.27 System Preferences; 11.28 TextEdit; 11.29 Time Machine; 11.30 Utilities: Your Mac OS X Toolbox; Chapter 11: CDs, DVDs and iTunes; 12.1 Disks Today; 12.2 Disks In, Disks Out; 12.3 Startup Disks; 12.4 Burning CDs and DVDs; 12.5 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 12.6 DVD Movies; Part Four: The Technologies of Mac OS X; Chapter 12: Accounts, Parental Controls and Security; 13.1 Introducing Accounts; 13.2 Creating an Account; 13.3 Parental Controls; 13.4 Editing Accounts; 13.5 Setting Up the Login Process; 13.6 Signing In, Logging Out; 13.7 Sharing Across Accounts; 13.8 Fast User Switching; 13.9 Five Mac OS X Security Shields; 13.10 Two Mac OS X Privacy Shields; Chapter 13: Networking, File Sharing and AirDrop; 14.1 Wiring the Network; 14.2 File Sharing: Three Ways; 14.3 AirDrop; 14.4 Sharing Your Public Folder; 14.5 Sharing Any Folder; 14.6 Accessing Shared Files; 14.7 Networking with Windows; 14.8 Screen Sharing; 14.9 More Dialing In from the Road; Chapter 14: Printing, Scanning, Fonts and Graphics; 15.1 Mac Meets Printer; 15.2 Making the Printout; 15.3 Managing Printouts; 15.4 Printer Sharing; 15.5 Faxing; 15.6 PDF Files; 15.7 Fonts--and Font Book; 15.8 ColorSync; 15.9 Graphics in Mac OS X; 15.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes; Chapter 15: Sound, Movies and Speech; 16.1 Playing Sounds; 16.2 Recording Sound; 16.3 QuickTime Player; 16.4 Speech Recognition; 16.5 The Mac Reads to You; 16.6 VoiceOver; 16.7 Ink: Handwriting Recognition; Chapter 16: The Unix Crash Course; 17.1 Terminal; 17.2 Navigating in Unix; 17.3 Working with Files and Directories; 17.4 Unix Help; 17.5 Terminal Preferences; 17.6 Terminal Tips and Tricks; 17.7 Changing Permissions; 17.8 20 Useful Unix Utilities; 17.9 Putting It Together; Part Five: Mac OS X Online; Chapter 17: Internet Setup and iCloud; 18.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 18.2 Network Central and Multihoming; 18.3 Broadband Connections; 18.4 Cellular Modems; 18.5 Tethering; 18.6 Dial-Up Modem Connections; 18.7 Switching Locations; 18.8 Internet Sharing; 18.9 iCloud; 18.10 Internet Location Files; Chapter 18: Mail and Contacts; 19.1 Setting Up Mail; 19.2 Checking Your Mail; 19.3 Writing Messages; 19.4 Stationery; 19.5 Reading Email; 19.6 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 19.7 RSS Feeds; 19.8 Notes; 19.9 To Dos; 19.10 Address Book; Chapter 19: Safari; 20.1 The Three Biggies in Lion; 20.2 Browsing Basics; 20.3 Tips for Better Surfing; 20.4 Tabbed Browsing; 20.5 RSS: The Missing Manual; Chapter 20: iChat; 21.1 Welcome to iChat; 21.2 Many Chat Networks; 21.3 Setting Up Your Chat Account(s); 21.4 The Buddy List; 21.5 Making a List; 21.6 Let the Chat Begin; 21.7 Text Chatting; 21.8 Audio Chats; 21.9 Video Chats; 21.10 Juggling Chats and Windows; 21.11 Sharing Your Screen; 21.12 iChat Theater; Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN and Web Sharing; 22.1 Web Sharing; 22.2 FTP; 22.3 Connecting from the Road; 22.4 Remote Access with SSH; 22.5 Virtual Private Networking; Part Six: Appendixes; Installing Mac OS X Lion; Hardware Requirements; Psychological Requirements; The Standard Installation; The Setup Assistant; The Homemade Lion Installer Disk; Uninstalling Mac OS X 10.7 Lion; Troubleshooting; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary; About [this program]; The Master Mac OS X Secret Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; Colophon;

Product Details

Pogue, David
Pogue Press
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Operating Systems - General
10.7;Lion;Mac;Mac OS X;Missing Manual;Missing Manuals;Photobooth;Pogue;QuickTime;Terminal;iChat;iMovie;iPhone;iPhoto
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