Synopses & Reviews
Update to the quintessential hip, helpful guide to the MacBook Pro
Just like your MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Second Edition is easy to carry, power-packed, and helps keep your Apple digital lifestyle on track. The second edition of this fluff-free but fun book helps you get quickly up to speed—and stay there. Find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your MacBook Pro to the max.
- Shows you how to get the most out of the MacBook Pro, Apple's sleek, hot-selling, lightweight, and fast notebook computer; it's a particular favorite of Windows users switching to Macs
- Features fresh coverage of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and the latest changes to MobileMe
- Reveals tips, secrets, and tricks on using the Dashboard and widgets, how to run Windows apps, and much more
- Demonstrates smart, innovative ways to get more out of your digital lifestyle, as well as avoid pitfalls
Get the very most out of your MacBook Pro with this winning guide.
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, Second Edition includes updated coverage on the new SD card slot, 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 Pro. But if you want to get the very most out of it, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to become your own networking guru? Access your contacts, calendars, and other data wherever you are? Put Mac OS® X Snow Leopard through its paces? 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.
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 35 books on various technology topics, including Teach Yourself Visually MacBook, iPhoto Portable Genius, Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Air, and MacBook Portable Genius. 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 Pro More Effectively?
Chapter 12. How Do I Make Better Use of My MacBook Pro’s Audio?
Chapter 13. How Do I Store and Maintain My Data?
Chapter 14. How Can I Protect My MacBook Pro?
Chapter 15. How Can I Run Windows Applications?
Chapter 16. How Do I Solve MacBook Pro Problems?