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Plenty of tips, tricks, and shortcuts help you make the most of Apple's newest OS X
OS X Mavericks is Apple's newest operating system, with great new ways to enhance your digital lifestyle. This hip, straightforward guide focuses on helping you get everything you want from your Mac. You'll discover how to customize your computer and workspace, troubleshoot and maintain OS X, and have fun browsing and manipulating images and multimedia. You'll listen to music and podcasts, discover how to work with and connect peripherals, copy music to an iPod, add a printer, sync your Mac to other devices, and much more.
- OS X Mavericks is the newest version of the Mac operating system, and this guide fills you in on how to use all the cool new features
- Portable Genius guides are packed with tips and techniques to help you make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle
- Covers such essentials as getting started and customizing OS X, browsing and manipulating images and multimedia, listening to music and podcasts, and using Game Center, Messages, and Notifications
- Shows how to connect peripherals, copy music to an iPod, add a printer, sync your Mac to other devices, troubleshoot problems, and maintain OS X
OS X Mavericks Portable Genius is like having an Apple genius at your side whenever you want one.
Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. While OS X Portable Genius is not a comprehensive tome, it aims to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in the operating system. 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 Mac OS. They'll find savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started to intermediate information that covers how to use the coolest features of Apple’s operating system such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use OS X Mavericks. But if you want to get the very most out of it, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to get better organized with new Tags and Finder Tabs? Find new ways to multitask with multiple displays? Enjoy totally cool flyover 3D maps on your desktop? Store all your passwords with iCloud Keychain and encryption? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of shortcuts and tools that save you loads of time and let you enjoy Mavericks 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
Dwight Spivey has specialized in working with Mac operating systems, applications, and hardware for nearly 20 years. He is the author of several books on OS X and the iPhone. He is an active member of Apple's Mac Developer Program.
Table of Contents
How Do I Get Started with Mavericks? 2
How Can I Customize Mavericks? 34
How Do I Change the Mavericks System Preferences? 56
How Do I Manage User Accounts? 80
What Can I Do with Applications? 100
What Can I Do with Utilities? 138
How Do I Work with PDFs in Preview? 158
How Do I Organize My Life with Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders? 176
How Do I Master the Web with Safari? 206
How Do I Stay Connected with Mailchapter 11
How Can I Use iTunes with Multimedia? 254
How Do I Work with Images and Video? 286
How Do I Print and Share? 318
How Can I Automate My Mac? 346
How Do I Install Microsoft’s Windows Operating System on My Mac? 366
Do You Have Any Troubleshooting Tips? 380
Mac Online Resources 393
Mac Shortcut Keys 397