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You'll fly through your work with these MacBook Air tips and tricks
Packed with tips and techniques on everything from how to get started with the MacBook Air notebook to getting the most out of all its latest features and accessories, this fun, hip, and portable guide has just what you need to take flight. Veteran author Paul McFedries covers a slew of new topics, including improved graphics on the new Air, setting up the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, using the new, iPhone-like multitrack touchpad, and more. You'll save time and hassle and discover how to do the things you need most.
- Offers timesaving and helpful tips to both novice and intermediate users of Apple hardware
- Covers all the key skills, tools, and shortcuts you need to become productive with your MacBook Air
- Helps you maximize all the power and new features of the very latest MacBook Air
- Includes Genius icons to show you the smartest way to do things
- Saves you time and hassle, avoids fluff, and doesn't skimp on the essentials
MacBook Air Portable Genius, 4th Edition helps you get more out of your MacBook Air with practical tips and timesaving advice.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use a MacBook Air. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to discover some time- savers you didn't know were there? Remotely lock your data? Keep OS X Mountain Lion purring? Connect to another Mac with Thunderbolt? Sync with iCloud? 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 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 75 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. His books include The new iPad Portable Genius and Macs Portable Genius, Second Edition. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his website, 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? 44
Chapter 4 How Do I Use MacBook Air to Organize My Life? 68
Chapter 5 How Do I Use MacBook Air to Set Up My Online Accounts? 96
Chapter 6 Can MacBook Air Help Me Communicate More Effectively? 114
Chapter 7 How Do I Locate and Protect a Lost MacBook Air? 134
Chapter 8 How Do I Keep MacBook Air Running Smoothly? 142
Chapter 9 How Do I Maintain the Battery? 162
Chapter 10 How Do I Maintain the Hard Drive? 178
Chapter 11 How Do I Solve MacBook Air Problems? 194
Chapter 12 How Do I Solve Specific Software Problems? 218
Chapter 13 How Do I Solve Specific Hardware Problems? 242
Appendix a MacBook Air Online Resources 258
Appendix b MacBook Air Shortcut Keys 261
Appendix c MacBook Air Multi-Touch Gestures 267
Appendix d Running Windows on MacBook Air 270