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The Little Mac Iapps Book: A Guide to Apple's Applications, Mac.Com, and Moreby John Tollett
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The Little Mac Book has taught a generation of readers how to use the Mac and spawned a best-selling series of Little Books that remove the fear from learning by adopting a gentle, non-techie approach to technical topics. Its hard to call a book little, however, when it becomes so thick and chock-full of info that it takes two people to lift itwhich is exactly what would have happened if author Robin Williams had tried to fit a detailed discussion of Apples powerful OS X iApps into her latest edition of The Little Mac Bookcalled Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition. Thus was born this handy companion volume: The Little Mac iApps Book. The Little Mac iApps Book provides detailed coverage of each powerful iApp that Mac OS X installs on your computer: Mail, iCal, iChat, Rendezvous, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, Preview, and iDVD. Through tips, techniques, and tutorials, best-selling authors John Tollett and Robin Williams teach not just how to use the individual iApps, but how to use them together and interactively. The book also discusses the benefits of setting up a .Mac accountall in the friendly, funny, unintimidating style youve come to expect from this popular series. If you want to tap the power of Mac OS Xs iAppswhether youre a beginner or a veteran Mac useryou need this book.
Prepare to pounce! This book offers all the friendly, practical instruction you need to immediately take advantage of the powerfully enhanced applications that come pre-installed with Mac OS X Panther. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques you'll learn how to use each of the powerful apps--both individually and as part of an integrated, interactive suite. Robin and John also cover the features of the immensely popular .Mac account and its applications.
Whether you're a new or veteran user, you'll welcome this volume's easy approach to all that's new (and not so new) in Panther's application collection. You'll find an entire chapter on GarageBand, Apple's new consumer-level music-making software. You'll also learn everything about getting on the Internet and using email, including the greatest web browser, Safari; the way-cool iChat AV, which adds audio and video to instant messaging; an updated iTunes, which includes access to the revolutionary Apple iTunes Music Store; a powerfully updated iCal with its enhanced alarms and robust time zone support; haunting new visual effects in iMovie; updated features in the .Mac applications, including iSync, Backup, Virex, Mail, Homepage, iCards; and much more.
About the Author
Robin Williams has written more than 20 award-winning and best-selling books, including The Little Mac Book,The Non-Designer's Design Book, and the previous edition of this volume. John Tollett is a designer, art director, and illustrator, as well as the co-author of several books with Robin, including the previous edition of this popular volume.
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