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My New Mac: 50 Simple Projects to Get You Started

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Publisher Comments:

You finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether yours is a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac &mdash 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.

Synopsis:

Wang takes a project-oriented approach that mirrors the sorts of things people want to do with their Macs. This book is designed to teach new users how to get the most out of their Macs by providing practical, usable examples and instructions.

Synopsis:

Mac OS is a beautiful and reliable operating system, but it can be confusing to 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.

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books including the Steal This Computer Book series, Steal This File Sharing Book, The Book of Nero, and Visual Basic 2005 Express: Now Playing (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

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Basic Training
    • Chapter 1: Turning a Macintosh On and Off Manually or Automatically
    • Chapter 2: Learning to Use the Mouse
    • Chapter 3: Choosing Commands on the Menu Bar
    • Chapter 4: Controlling Programs with the Dock
    • Chapter 5: Manipulating Windows
    • Chapter 6: Navigating Through Folders with the Finder
    • Chapter 7: Creating, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files and Folders
    • Chapter 8: Conserving Energy While Using Your Macintosh
  • Part II: Making Life Easier with Shortcuts
    • Chapter 9: Working Faster with Shortcut Commands
    • Chapter 10: Learning to Drag and Drop
    • Chapter 11: Controlling Your Macintosh with Hot Corners
    • Chapter 12: Finding Files Fast
    • Chapter 13: Organizing Files and Folders by Color and Weird Words
    • Chapter 14: Putting Information at Your Fingertips with Dashboard
    • Chapter 15: Giving a Macintosh Multiple Personalities with User Accounts
    • Chapter 16: Slapping Parental Controls on Your Kids
    • Chapter 17: Making Your Mac Easier to See, Hear, and Control
  • Part III: Putting Your Macintosh to Work
    • Chapter 18: Jotting Down Notes
    • Chapter 19: Turning Your Mac into an Electronic Reminder
    • Chapter 20: Never Forget a Birthday Again
    • Chapter 21: Playing Audio CDs and Audio Files on Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 22: Ripping and Burning an Audio CD
    • Chapter 23: Playing Your Favorite Parts of a DVD
    • Chapter 24: Storing Files on a CD or DVD
    • Chapter 25: Transferring Images to a Macintosh
    • Chapter 26: Organizing Digital Photographs in iPhoto
    • Chapter 27: Tagging and Sorting Digital Photographs in iPhoto
    • Chapter 28: Editing Digital Photographs in iPhoto
    • Chapter 29: Turning Your Macintosh into an Electronic Picture Frame
    • Chapter 30: Sharing Files Without Connecting Cables
    • Chapter 31: Retrieving Files Back in Time
    • Chapter 32: Typing Foreign Languages
  • Part IV: Touching the World Through the Internet
    • Chapter 33: Remembering Your Favorite Websites
    • Chapter 34: Reading the Latest Updates on Your Favorite Websites
    • Chapter 35: Keeping Your Internet Activities Private
    • Chapter 36: Saving Research Information from a Web Page
    • Chapter 37: Creating an Electronic Clipping Service for Web Pages
    • Chapter 38: Watching Video on Any Website
    • Chapter 39: Expanding Your Mind by Listening to Free College Lectures
    • Chapter 40: Listening to News, Music, and Talk Shows over the Internet
    • Chapter 41: Setting Up an Email Account
    • Chapter 42: Reading and Writing Email
    • Chapter 43: Making Email Look Pretty
    • Chapter 44: Organizing Your Email
    • Chapter 45: Dealing with Junk Email
  • Part V: Maintaining Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 46: Learning About Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 47: Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Software on Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 48: Performing Preventative Maintenance on Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 49: Ejecting Stuck CDs or DVDs
    • Chapter 50: Password Protecting Your Macintosh
    • Chapter 51: Encrypting Your Data
    • Chapter 52: Troubleshooting Your Printers
  • Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593271640
Subtitle:
52 Simple Projects to Get You Started
Author:
Wang, Wallace
Author:
Wang, Wally
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Macintosh (Computer) -- Programming.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Leopard;Mac;Mac OSX;OS X;OSX
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20080414
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 1.16 in 2.03 lb

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Mac OS is a beautiful and reliable operating system, but it can be confusing to 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.

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