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Get started with Snow Leopard, enjoy the digital lifestyle, and learn what Mac OS X can do
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, and this cat has it all. Make your Snow Leopard purr with the step-by-step guidance in these eight minibooks! From the basics for first-time Mac users to setting up file sharing, living the iLife, getting busy with iWork, catching up with MobileMe, and networking wirelessly, here's the scoop.
Hi, Mac — learn your way around Mac OS X, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and back up your system with Time Machine
Get personal — customize your desktop and system preferences
Let's digitize — explore the digital hub where photos, music, movies, and your very own Web site all hang out
Beyond word processing — create cool-looking documents with Pages that include photos, tables, and text boxes
Presenting Keynote — use this iWork '09 application for building awesome slide presentations
Online action — get your Internet connection and e-mail set up, connect with iChat, and sync up with MobileMe
Network with me — set up a network, go wireless, and use Airport Extreme
Fun expansion projects — adding RAM to increase performance, hardware additions that will make you giddy, software applications you gotta have, and more
Open the book and find:
How to navigate around the desktop and get to know the Dock
Steps for building the Finder of your dreams
Tips for protecting your privacy on the Web
How to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iTunes, and iWeb
How to work with iWork
Steps for setting up a wireless network
Troubleshooting solutions and techniques
An introduction to UNIX
A value-priced reference on the key features and tools of Mac OS X Snow Leopard
- Mac users need to get familiar with the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X, and this straightforward-but-fun resource helps them make the most of this new operating system
- The minibooks cover Mac OS X basics, navigating and running programs, finding files and folders with Finder, searching with Spotlight, using the address book, backing up files with Time Machine, and more
- Readers will discover how to tweak images with iPhoto, create movies with iMovie, build musical arrangements with GarageBand, craft a Web site with iWeb, and stay in touch with iChat
- Also addresses how to stay secure online, expand a system and set up a network, and troubleshoot
Mark L. Chambers (Columbia, MO) has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. He is the author of more than 30 computer books. His recent titles include Mac OS X Leopard All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (978-0-470-05434-5), MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition (978-0-470-27816-1), and iMac For Dummies, 5th Edition (978-0-470-13386-6).
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, with even better performance and more efficient use of hard drive space as well as cool features like MobileMe, the iWork productivity suite, and improved media technology. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies
is your one-stop reference for all its features.
Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). You’ll learn to:
- Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow Leopard
- Navigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backups
- Explore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWeb
- Create cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with Keynote
- Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDisk
- Build a wireless network with AirPort Extreme
- Keep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenance
Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what’s under the hood, in case you’re interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: Introducing Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.
Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs.
Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping.
Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight.
Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row.
Chapter 6: Keeping Track with the Address Book.
Chapter 7: The Joys of Maintenance.
Chapter 8: Getting Help for the Big X.
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting the X.
Book II: Customizing and Sharing.
Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams.
Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch.
Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences.
Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts.
Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit.
Book III: The Digital Hub.
Chapter 1: The World According to Apple.
Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod.
Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto.
Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie.
Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD.
Chapter 6: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand.
Chapter 7: Crafting a Web Site with iWeb.
Chapter 8: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime.
Chapter 9: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater.
Book IV: Using iWork.
Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages.
Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers.
Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote.
Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff.
Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet.
Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail.
Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat.
Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.
Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari.
Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online.
Book VI: Networking in Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network.
Chapter 2: Using Your Network.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing.
Book VII: Expanding Your System.
Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy.
Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir.
Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using USB and FireWire.
Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer.
Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have.
Book VIII: Advanced Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath.
Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks.
Chapter 3: Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh.
Chapter 4: Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X.