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Shortcuts, tips, and tools for making the most of the new Mac OS X Lion
Mac OS X Lion is the eagerly anticipated updated desktop operating system installed on every new Apple computer. Packed with the latest and greatest tips, tricks, and techniques for getting the most out of all that Lion has to offer, this handy guide is like having an Apple genius at your fingertips. Inside you'll find savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started to intermediate-level information that covers how to use the coolest features of the new Mac operating system.
Written in an authoritative and no-nonsense, yet approachable, tone, this book can go where you go so you can conveniently find invaluable insight and helpful tips, all aimed at making your Max OS X Lion experience as enjoyable as possible.
- Serves as an ideal guide for anyone eager to get started enjoying the new Mac OS X Lion to the max
- Shares shortcuts, tips, and tricks about Mac OS X Lion so that you can accomplish whatever task necessary
- Features a straightforward, no-nonsense writing style that skips the fluff and pares down to only the essentials
- Explains how to customize your computer and workspace, troubleshoot and maintain your Mac, listen to music and podcasts, manipulate images, copy music to an iPod, add a printer, and sync to other devices
With this book by your side, you're well on your way to enjoying the new Mac OS X Lion to its fullest!
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use OS X Lion. But if you want to get the very most out of this operating system, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and ramp up the pace. Want to send files wirelessly with AirDrop? Make the most of multi-touch gestures? See everything on your Mac with Mission Control? Organize your apps with Launchpad? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools to save you loads of time, and help you enjoy OS X Lion to the max.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple customers 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
Dwight Spivey is a software and support engineer at Konica Minolta, where he specializes in working with Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware. He teaches classes on Mac usage and has written several books about Apple software.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Do I Get Started with Lion? 2
Chapter 2: How Can I Customize Lion? 32
Chapter 3: How Do I Change the Lion System Preferences? 56
Chapter 4: How Do I Manage User Accounts? 80
Chapter 5: What Can I Do with Applications? 100
Chapter 6: What Can I Do with Utilities? 130
Chapter 7: How Do I Work with PDFs in Preview? 152
Chapter 8: How Do I Organize My Life with iCal and Address Book? 168
Chapter 9: How Do I Master the Web with Safari? 192
Chapter 10: How Do I Stay Connected with Mail? 216
Chapter 11: How Can I Use iTunes with Multimedia? 244
Chapter 12: How Do I Work with Images and Video? 274
Chapter 13: How Do I Print and Share? 306
Chapter 14: How Can I Automate My Mac? 334
Chapter 15: How Do I Install Windows 7 on My Mac? 354
Chapter 16: Do You Have Any Troubleshooting Tips? 368
Appendix A: Mac Online Resources 382
Appendix B: Mac Shortcut Keys 386