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Tips and techniques for forward-thinking MacBook Pro users.
Now that you have a MacBook Pro, you need just one more accessory, your very own copy of MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Third Edition. This handy, compact book lets you in on a wealth of tips and tricks, so you get the very most out of Apple's very popular notebook. Discover the latest on the most recent release of iLife, get the skinny on the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processors in the Pro, see how to go wireless in a smart way, and much more. The book is easy to navigate, doesn't skimp on the essentials, and helps you save time and avoid hassle.
- Includes savvy advice and plenty of no-nonsense content in a clear layout that is easy to access
- Covers key tools, topics, and shortcuts on things like running Windows applications, desktop sharing, the latest operating system Mac OS X Lion and the latest iLife '11 release
- Features Genius icons throughout the book that provide smart and innovative ways to handle tasks and save yourself time
Get better acquainted with your MacBook Pro with MacBook Pro Portable Genius, 3rd Edition.
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 Pro. MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Third Edition includes updated coverage on the anticipated new release of iLife as well as the new Intel Core i7 and i5 processors.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use the new MacBook Pro. But if you want to get the very most out of it, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to control everything on your desktop with Mission Control and launch your apps with the Launchpad? Keep in touch with family, friends, and coworkers with Mail, FaceTime, iChat, and more? Network your system like a pro? Run Windows virtually? 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 Pro to the max.
About the Author
Brad Miser has written more than 45 books on computers and related technology, including iPhoto '11 Portable Genius; Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook, 3rd Edition; MacBook Portable Genius, 3rd Edition; and others.
Portable Genius. Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How Can I Use My Desktop Space Efficiently?
Chapter 2 How Do I Manage User Accounts? 46
Chapter 3 What Are My Internet Connection Options? 72
Chapter 4 What Can I Do on a Local Network? 100
Chapter 5 How Can I Control My MacBook Pro More Effectively? 128
Chapter 6 How Do I Take Advantage of MobileMe? 152
Chapter 7 How Can I Manage My Contacts? 178
Chapter 8 How Can I Go Beyond E-mail Basics with Mail? 198
Chapter 9 How Can I Chat? 226
Chapter 10 How Can I Manage My Calendars? 252
Chapter 11 How Do I Make Better Use of My MacBook Pro's Audio? 276
Chapter 12 How Do I Store and Maintain My Data? 294
Chapter 13 How Can I Make Sure I Don't Run Out of Battery Power? 316
Chapter 14 How Can I Protect My MacBook Pro? 326
Chapter 15 How Can I Run Windows Applications? 362
Chapter 16 How Do I Solve MacBook Pro Problems? 376