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My New Mac: 52 Simple Projects to Get You Started

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Publisher Comments:

So you finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether it's a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac—it's still your Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, OS X. But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it off and put it to sleep? Maybe you do. . . . But what about setting up an email account, or playing your favorite CDs and movies? You need a book like My New™ Mac to make everything easy.

In this new, Snow Leopard edition of the best-selling My New Mac, you'll find 52 simple projects that will have you doing useful things right away—like surfing the Internet, sending email, listening to music, taking notes, and playing with your digital photos. Fun stuff, if you know how to do it.

Wallace Wang, best-selling author of My New iPhone and several of those For Dummies® books, gives you step-by-step instructions for organizing your music with iTunes, tracking birthdays with iCal, and clipping and saving information from the Internet so you can find it again.

You'll also find simple projects that show you how to:

  • Organize your files and folders by color and keyword
  • Connect to the Internet, chat with your friends, and listen to online radio stations
  • Install and update your software—and get rid of programs you don't want anymore
  • Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access
  • Share songs, images, and documents with other computers wirelessly
  • Use your built-in firewall and keep your computer and information safe from intruders

Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.

Book News Annotation:

Intended for beginners who are not tech savvy, these tutorials explain how to navigate the Macintosh interface, use shortcut commands, work with music and images, and access the internet. Black and white screenshots illustrate the steps for customizing the dock, managing files and folders, burning an audio CD, editing digital photographs with iPhoto, bookmarking a website, reading email messages, and keeping internet activities private. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A task-oriented, friendly, hands-on, and practical guide to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Mac OS is a beautiful and reliable operating system, but it can still confuse brand new Mac owners-especially if they come from Windows. After all, Mac OS is not Windows, and that's a good thing. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy for new users to penetrate this different operating system. Fortunately, with My New Mac, it won't be long before readers are relishing those differences. Rather than focus each chapter on a specific program or feature of Mac OS (as most beginner books do), Wallace Wang takes a project-oriented approach that mirrors the sorts of things people want to do with their Mac. For example, rather than offering a tedious, step-by-step walkthrough of Photo Booth or iChat, Wang focuses on using Photo Booth to organize photos and post them to a website or using iChat to chat with friends. Key aspects of each program needed to perform a task are discussed and indexed for easy reference, but this is not a reference book: it's designed to teach new users how to get the most out of their Mac by having them use it to actually do things.

Synopsis:

You finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether yours is a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac-it's still a Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X.

But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it on and off properly or put it to sleep? You need a book like My New Mac to make everything easy.

Wallace Wang, author of the best-selling Steal This Computer Book, will show you, step-by-step, how to use tools like iPhoto to organize your photos, track birthdays with iCal, and clip and save information from the Internet so you can find it again. You'll find simple projects that will show you how to: Organize your files and folders by color and keyword View stocks, flights, and the weather Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access Play and burn CDs and DVDs Transfer photos from your digital camera to your computer Share songs, images, and documents wirelessly between Macs

Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, My New iPhone, and Steal This Computer Book (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

DedicationAcknowledgmentsIntroductionBasic Training
  • Chapter 1: Turning Your Macintosh On and Off Manually or Automatically
  • Chapter 2: Learning to Use the Mouse
  • Chapter 3: Choosing Commands on the Menu Bar
  • Chapter 4: Loading Programs and Files from the Dock
  • Chapter 5: Customizing the Dock
  • Chapter 6: Manipulating Windows
  • Chapter 7: Navigating Through Folders with the Finder
  • Chapter 8: Managing and Viewing Your Files and Folders
  • Chapter 9: Conserving Energy While Using Your Macintosh
Making Life Easier with Shortcuts
  • Chapter 10: Working Faster with Shortcut Commands
  • Chapter 11: Learning to Drag and Drop
  • Chapter 12: Controlling Your Macintosh with Hot Corners
  • Chapter 13: Finding Files Fast
  • Chapter 14: Organizing Files and Folders by Color and Weird Words
  • Chapter 15: Putting Information at Your Fingertips with Dashboard
  • Chapter 16: Giving Your Macintosh Multiple Personalities with User Accounts
  • Chapter 17: Slapping Parental Controls on Your Kids
  • Chapter 18: Making Your Mac Easier to See, Hear, and Control
Putting Your Macintosh to Work
  • Chapter 19: Jotting Down Notes
  • Chapter 20: Turning Your Mac into an Electronic Reminder
  • Chapter 21: Never Forget a Birthday Again
  • Chapter 22: Playing Audio CDs and Audio Files on Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 23: Ripping and Burning an Audio CD
  • Chapter 24: Playing Your Favorite Parts of a DVD
  • Chapter 25: Storing Files on a CD or DVD
  • Chapter 26: Transferring Images to Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 27: Organizing Digital Photographs in iPhoto
  • Chapter 28: Tagging and Sorting Digital Photographs in iPhoto
  • Chapter 29: Editing Digital Photographs in iPhoto
  • Chapter 30: Turning Your Macintosh into an Electronic Picture Frame
  • Chapter 31: Sharing Files Wirelessly with Bluetooth
  • Chapter 32: Retrieving Files Back in Time
  • Chapter 33: Typing Foreign Languages
Touching the World Through the Internet
  • Chapter 34: Getting on the Internet and Sharing Folders
  • Chapter 35: Remembering Your Favorite Websites
  • Chapter 36: Getting the Latest News Using RSS
  • Chapter 37: Keeping Your Internet Activities Private
  • Chapter 38: Saving Research Information from a Web Page
  • Chapter 39: Creating an Electronic Clipping Service for Web Pages
  • Chapter 40: Watching Video on Any Website
  • Chapter 41: Expanding Your Mind by Listening to Free College Lectures
  • Chapter 42: Listening to News, Music, and Talk Shows over the Internet
  • Chapter 43: Setting Up an Email Account
  • Chapter 44: Reading and Writing Email
  • Chapter 45: Making Email Look Pretty
  • Chapter 46: Organizing Your Email
  • Chapter 47: Dealing with Junk Email
  • Chapter 48: Instant Messaging with iChat
Maintaining Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 49: Learning About Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 50: Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Software on Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 51: Ejecting Stuck CDs or DVDs
  • Chapter 52: Password Protecting Your Macintosh
  • Chapter 53: Encrypting Your Data
  • Chapter 54: Configuring the Firewall
The Next Step

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593272098
Author:
Wang
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Author:
Wang, Wallace
Author:
Wang, Wei
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Apple;Mac;Mac OS;Mac OS X;Mac OS X Snow Leopard;Mac OSX;Mac Snow Leopard;Snow Leopard;apple;mac;mac os;mac os x snow leopard;mac osx;snow leopard
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 1.21 in 2.13 lb

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A task-oriented, friendly, hands-on, and practical guide to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Mac OS is a beautiful and reliable operating system, but it can still confuse brand new Mac owners-especially if they come from Windows. After all, Mac OS is not Windows, and that's a good thing. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy for new users to penetrate this different operating system. Fortunately, with My New Mac, it won't be long before readers are relishing those differences. Rather than focus each chapter on a specific program or feature of Mac OS (as most beginner books do), Wallace Wang takes a project-oriented approach that mirrors the sorts of things people want to do with their Mac. For example, rather than offering a tedious, step-by-step walkthrough of Photo Booth or iChat, Wang focuses on using Photo Booth to organize photos and post them to a website or using iChat to chat with friends. Key aspects of each program needed to perform a task are discussed and indexed for easy reference, but this is not a reference book: it's designed to teach new users how to get the most out of their Mac by having them use it to actually do things.
"Synopsis" by , You finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether yours is a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac-it's still a Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X.

But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it on and off properly or put it to sleep? You need a book like My New Mac to make everything easy.

Wallace Wang, author of the best-selling Steal This Computer Book, will show you, step-by-step, how to use tools like iPhoto to organize your photos, track birthdays with iCal, and clip and save information from the Internet so you can find it again. You'll find simple projects that will show you how to: Organize your files and folders by color and keyword View stocks, flights, and the weather Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access Play and burn CDs and DVDs Transfer photos from your digital camera to your computer Share songs, images, and documents wirelessly between Macs

Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.

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