Synopses & Reviews
Get to know the newest iMac, including OS X Mountain Lion
Completely updated to cover the latest iMac, the new edition of this savvy guide is just what you need to get the most out of your cool new computer. Veteran author Guy Hart-Davis reveals all the best tricks and tips, as he shows you how to set up and customize your iMac and get every bit of fun and smarts out of iLife, the Magic Mouse, OS X Mountain Lion, and more. Packed with useful tidbits, full-color screenshots, and great advice, iMac Portable Genius, Fourth Edition is the perfect guide, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from a Windows PC.
- Explores the best ways to get the very most out of your new iMac, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from a Windows PC
- Highlights all the latest bells and whistles, including OS X Mountain Lion, the new Magic Mouse, iLife applications, and more
- Covers troubleshooting and maintaining your iMac and its related hardware and software
Get the most accessible, useful information possible on your new iMac with iMac Portable Genius, Fourth Edition.
Updated to include coverage on Mac OS X Moutain Lion. Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. Genius icons present smart or innovative ways to do something; in many cases, this will be a way that readers can save time or hassle. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for their iMac. They'll find essential information coupled with savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started, to intermediate information that covers how to troubleshoot and maintain an iMac and related hardware and software.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use an iMac. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to tame Mountain Lion? Use your iMac as an entertainment center? Customize the Finder's four different views? Chat with Messages? Keep your files safe? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and help you enjoy your iMac to the max.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
About the Author
Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 80 computing books, including all the previous editions of iMac Portable Genius. He also writes about the iPhone and iPad, Android tablets and phones, Windows, and Microsoft Office.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 What’s the Best Way to Get Started with My iMac? 2
chapter 2 How Can I Set Up My iMac for Multiple Users? 48
chapter 3 How Can I Get the Most Out of the Finder? 90
chapter 4 How Do I Set Up a Local Network? 122
chapter 5 How Can I Use My iMac as an Entertainment Center? 164
chapter 6 What Can I Do with My Digital Images and Music? 178
chapter 7 How Can I Use My iMac to Keep in Touch? 212
chapter 8 How Can I Use My iMac to Get Organized? 240
chapter 9 How Can I Telecommute and Work Efficiently on My iMac? 264
chapter 10 What Are the Best Applications for My iMac? 292
chapter 11 How Can I Run Windows Programs and Games on My iMac? 310
chapter 12 How Can I Make My iMac Run Faster and More Reliably? 334
chapter 13 How Can I Keep My iMac and My Files Safe? 370