Synopses & Reviews
Enjoy your MacBook Air to the max with this handy guide by your side!
Packed with tips and techniques on everything from getting started with the MacBook Air to taking advantage of all its remote features and accessories, this fun, hip, and portable guide has just what you need to confidently get started with the MacBook Air. In this latest edition, veteran author Paul McFedries covers an assortment of new topics including the new OS X Lion, Intel's latest Sandybridge processor, Thunderbolt, and the backlit keyboard.
- Offers helpful tips that cover how to maximize the power of the newest MacBook Air
- Covers all the key skills, tools, and shortcuts to make you a more efficient MacBook Air user
- Features Genius icons to show you the smartest way to do things
- Helps save you time and avoid hassles as you get up to speed
MacBook Air Portable Genius, Third Edition features savvy advice, tips, tricks, and techniques so you can get started using your MacBook Air today.
Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. MacBook Air Portable Genius is not comprehensive rather it aims to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by delivering tips and techniques for the most used features and functions. 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 MacBook Air. Readers will discover savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started to intermediate information and hip tips that cover how to maximize the power of the newest fully featured notebook from Apple. The Third Edition will cover OS X Lion, Thunderbolt and much more!
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use the MacBook Air. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to handle gigabytes of data and media in a flash, with the speedy new Thunderbolt I/O? Keep your new Mac OS X Lion purring? Synchronize an iPad, iPod, or iPhone with your Air? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your MacBook Air 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
Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 70 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These books include Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion and Macs Portable Genius, Second Edition. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his website at www.mcfedries.com.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How Do I Connect Devices? 2
Chapter 2 How Do I Make Wireless Connections? 24
Chapter 3 How Do I Synchronize MacBook Air with Other Devices? 46
Chapter 4 How Do I Use MacBook Air to Organize My Real Life? 68
Chapter 5 How Do I Use MacBook Air to Organize My Online Life? 94
Chapter 6 Can MacBook Air Help Me Communicate More Effectively? 110
Chapter 7 How Do I Keep MacBook Air Running Smoothly? 132
Chapter 8 How Do I Maintain the Battery? 152
Chapter 9 How Do I Maintain the Hard Drive? 168
Chapter 10 How Do I Solve MacBook Air Problems? 184
Chapter 11 How Do I Solve Specific Software Problems? 208
Chapter 12 How Do I Solve Specific Hardware Problems? 230
Appendix A MacBook Air Online Resources 244
Appendix B MacBook Air Shortcut Keys 247
Appendix C MacBook Air Multi-Touch Gestures 254