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Maximize the power of your Mac
Get the most out of your Mac, whether you've got an iMac, MacBook, and Mac mini. How to Do Everything: Mac, Second Edition shows you how to configure and customize your Mac and put all of the built-in tools to work right away, such as iTunes, Mail, Safari, and iLife. Learn all about the cutting-edge new Mac OS X Snow Leopard features, including 64-bit support, Grand Central Dispatch, QuickTime X, and enhanced performance. Hardware, peripherals, networking, and maintenance are also covered in this easy-to-follow guide.
- Manage files, folders, and applications with the improved Finder
- Get online and explore with Safari
- Entertain yourself with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie
- Tweak the System Preferences
- Set up a wired or wireless network
- Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Stay in touch and on schedule with Mail, Address Book, iCal, and iChat
- Dual-boot between Mac OS X and Windows
- Add external devices via USB and FireWire
- Troubleshoot, maintain, and back up your Mac
Dwight Spivey is the author of several Mac guides, including the first edition of this book. He is a software and support engineer for Konica Minolta, where he specializes in Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware. Dwight teaches classes on Mac usage, writes training and support materials for Konica Minolta, and is a Mac OS X beta tester for Apple.
Have more fun and get more done with your Mac!
This bestselling guide to getting the most out of Apple's consumer line of computers--including the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini--is written in a breezy, easy-to-follow style. How to Do Everything: Mac, Second Edition explains how to use the many powerful features of the new version of the operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as iLife '09, Safari 4, iTunes, iWork '09, and the latest versions of other tools.
About the Author
Dwight Spivey is a Level III Software Engineer for Konica Minolta. He handles the company's Mac maintenance and troubleshooting and is a Mac OS X beta tester for Apple.
Table of Contents
Part I: Get Started with Your Mac
; Chapter 1.
Welcome to the World of Mac!; Chapter 2.
First Things First: Getting to Know Your Mac; Chapter 3.
Cruisin': Navigating Your Mac; Chapter 4.
Stylin' and Profilin'! Customizing Your Mac; Chapter 5.
Getting Started on the Internet; Part II: Making Your Mac Earn Its Keep
; Chapter 6.
How to Use Your Mac's Applications; Chapter 7.
I Work, You Work, We All Work with iWork; Chapter 8.
Start the Presses! Printing and Faxing Your Documents; Chapter 9.
Connected and Organized: Two Things Most of Us Are Not!; Part III: Pictures, Music, and Movies, Oh My!
; Chapter 10.
The Quick and the Time: QuickTime; Chapter 11.
Say Cheese! Managing Your Photos with iPhoto; Chapter 12.
Well, Turn It Up, Man! Get in Tune with iTunes; Chapter 13.
iLights! iCamera! iAction: Using iMovie; Part IV: Time to Geek Out! Digging Deeper into Your Mac
; Chapter 14.
Making Sense of the System Preferences; Chapter 15.
Making Your Mac Play Pretty with Other Computers: Networking and Sharing; Chapter 16.
Deeper into the Internet Jungle with Safari; Chapter 17.
Mail Call!; Part V: Making Your Mac Even Better: Adding Microsoft Windows and Hardware
; Chapter 18.
ATTENTION! Welcome to Boot Camp, Private!; Chapter 19.
It's Alive! Adding Hardware to Your Mac(enstein); Part VI: Troubleshooting and Getting Further Help When You Need It
; Chapter 20.
What the Heck Just Happened; Chapter 21.
Helpful Resources for Your Mac; Part VII: Change the Silicon Every Three Thousand Miles: Maintaining Your Mac
; Chapter 22.
Keeping the Engine Tuned; Chapter 23.
Getting Under the Hood; Chapter 24.
Back'er Up: Using Time Machine; Index