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Updated tips, tricks, and shortcuts for making the most out of the MacBook
Packed with the most accessible and useful information on the MacBook and written by veteran author Brad Miser, this handy guide shares the most tantalizing techniques intriguing insider tips for getting the most out of your MacBook. Since the release of the first edition, there have been extensive changes to MobileMe and iLife '09 and this fluff-free book encourages you to dive in and get up to speed on all the latest updates.
You'll get the goods on the upcoming release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard as well as tricks on everything from using the desktop with the Dashboard and its widgets to running Windows applications on your MacBook.
- Shares shortcuts and secrets for making the most of Apple's sleek and high-performing portable computer, the MacBook
- Skips the fluff and delivers just the essentials on key topics, including the changes to MobileMe and iLife '09
- Features more than 300 color screen shots and convenient 6x9 trim size travels wherever you go
- Divulges details for running Windows applications and using the desktop with the Dashboard
If you're eager to make the most of your MacBook and interested in sharpening your key skills, then this captivating companion is for you!
Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. These books tell readers what they may not find out by just working with a product or software. 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 smaller trim size makes it handy, but also easy for readers to find essential information and tips for their MacBook. Updated coverage for MacBook Portable Genius, Second Edition includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '09 and MobileMe.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use the latest MacBook. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to power-use Mac OS X Snow Leopard? Discover great, timesaving desktop and Finder tricks? Access all your contacts and calendars any time, anywhere, with the amazing MobileMe? Build and manage a local network to connect to the Internet, share files, share Macs, and more? 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 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
Brad Miser has written more than 40 books on various technology topics, including iPhoto '09 Portable Genius, Teach Yourself Visually MacBook, MacBook Pro Portable Genius, and Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Air. He has been a coauthor, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Can I Use My Desktop Space Efficiently?
Chapter 2: How Do I Manage User Accounts?
Chapter 3: What Are My Internet Connection Options?
Chapter 4: What Can I Do on a Local Network?
Chapter 5: How Do I Take Advantage of MobileMe?
Chapter 6: How Can I Manage Contact Information?
Chapter 7: How Can I Go Beyond Email Basics with Mail?
Chapter 8: How Can I Communicate with iChat?
Chapter 9: How Can I Manage My Calendars?
Chapter 10: How Can I Make Sure I Don't Run Out of Battery Power?
Chapter 11: How Can I Control My MacBook More Effectively?
Chapter 12: How Do I Make Better Use of My MacBook's Audio?
Chapter 13: How Do I Store and Maintain My Data?
Chapter 14: How Can I Protect My MacBook?
Chapter 15: How Can I Run Windows Applications?
Chapter 16: How Do I Solve MacBook Problems?