Synopses & Reviews
Essential tips and techniques on the Mac OS X features you use most!
If you want the kind of hip, friendly help you'd get from friends on how to get the most of out of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, this is the guide you need. Jump right into the coolest new Mac OS X features like Game Center, Messages, and Notification, or get a better handle on the basic tools and shortcuts that will help keep your mountain cat purring. From customizing to using multimedia to syncing your Mac to other devices, this book saves you time and hassle, avoids fluff, and covers what you want to know most.
- New addition to the hip, savvy Portable Genius series of books that helps you get the very most out of your Apple lifestyle
- Provides essential facts, tips, techniques, and shortcuts
- Helps you jump right into cool new Mac OX X features, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notification
- Covers Mac OS X and Mac computer basics, including customizing your computer and workspace, troubleshooting and maintaining your Mac, browsing and manipulating images and multimedia, listening to music and Podcasts, and more
- Explains how to work with and connect peripherals, copy music to an iPod, add a printer, and sync a Mac to other devices
Enjoy your new Mac OS X Mac to the max with Mac OS X Portable Genius.
Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. While Mac OS X Mountain Lion Portable Genius is not a comprehensive tome, it aims to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in the operating system. 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 Mac OS. They'll find savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started to intermediate information that covers how to use the coolest features of the new Mac operating system such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use OS X Mountain Lion. But if you want to get the very most out of it, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to enjoy the perks of iMessage on your Mac? Easily keep track of notifications? Let iCloud keep your entire Apple kingdom in sync? Have your Mac take dictation? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of shortcuts and tools to save you loads of time and help you enjoy OS X Mountain Lion 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
Dwight Spivey is a product manager for Konica Minolta and has specialized in working with Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware for many years. He is the author of several books on OS X and Apple's iPhone.
Table of Contents
chapter 1 How Do I Get Started with Mountain Lion? 2
chapter 2 How Can I Customize Mountain Lion? 32
chapter 3 How Do I Change the Mountain Lion System Preferences? 56
chapter 4 How Do I Manage User Accounts? 82
chapter 5 What Can I Do with Applications? 102
chapter 6 What Can I Do with Utilities? 134
chapter 7 How Do I Work with PDFs in Preview? 154
chapter 8 How Do I Organize My Life with Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders? 172
chapter 9 How Do I Master the Web with Safari? 200
chapter 10 How Do I Stay Connected with Mail? 224
chapter 11 How Can I Use iTunes with Multimedia? 254
chapter 12 How Do I Work with Images and Video? 286
chapter 13 How Do I Print and Share? 318
chapter 14 How Can I Automate My Mac? 346
chapter 15 How Do I Install Windows 7 on My Mac? 366
chapter 16 Do You Have Any Troubleshooting Tips? 380
appendix a Mac Online Resources 394
appendix b Mac Shortcut Keys 398