Synopses & Reviews
What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Its 200 new features include Mac versions of iPad goodies like Maps, iBooks, and iTunes Radio—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 11 years straight.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Big-ticket changes. Finder tabs. Finder tags. App Nap. iCloud Keychain. iTunes Radio. Maps. iBooks. Automatic app updating. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
- Nips and tucks. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Calendar, Notification Center,Messages, Time Machine…
- Shortcuts. Meet the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
- Power users. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS Xs Unix chassis—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
Theres something new on practically every page of this edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them.
With Mavericks, Apple has unleashed the most innovative version of OS X yet—and once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Mac OS X 10.9 brings more innovations from the iPad and adds a variety of new features throughout the operating system.
- Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the OS X folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud.
- Go in-depth. Learn how use key new features such as Maps, iBooks, iCloud Keychain, Finder tabs, document tagging, beefed-up notifications, enhanced support for multiple displays.
Theres something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's surfing a new, big wave with Mavericks, and OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual is the best way to hang 10.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; The Mac Becomes an iPad; What's New in Mavericks; About This Book; The Very Basics; Part One: The OS X Desktop; Chapter 1: Folders and Windows; 1.1 Getting into OS X; 1.2 Windows and How to Work Them; 1.3 The Four Window Views; 1.4 Icon View; 1.5 List View; 1.6 Column View; 1.7 Cover Flow View; 1.8 Quick Look; 1.9 Finder Tabs; 1.10 Logging Out, Shutting Down; 1.11 Getting Help in OS X; Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff; 2.1 The OS X Folder Structure; 2.2 Icon Names; 2.3 Selecting Icons; 2.4 Moving and Copying Icons; 2.5 Making Spring-Loaded Folders Work; 2.6 Aliases: Icons in Two Places at Once; 2.7 Finder Tags; 2.8 The Trash; 2.9 Get Info; 2.10 Shortcut Menus, Action Menus; Chapter 3: Spotlight; 3.1 The Spotlight Menu; 3.2 The Spotlight Window; 3.3 Customizing Spotlight; 3.4 Smart Folders; Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop and Toolbars; 4.1 The Dock; 4.2 Setting Up the Dock; 4.3 Using the Dock; 4.4 The Finder Toolbar; 4.5 Designing Your Desktop; 4.6 Menulets: The Missing Manual; Part Two: Programs in OS X; Chapter 5: Documents, Programs and Mission Control; 5.1 The Mac App Store; 5.2 Other Ways to Get Mac Software; 5.3 Opening OS X Programs; 5.4 Launchpad; 5.5 Windows That Auto-Reopen; 5.6 The "Heads-Up" Program Switcher; 5.7 Full Screen Mode; 5.8 Mission Control: Death to Window Clutter; 5.9 Dashboard; 5.10 Exposé; 5.11 Hiding Programs the Old-Fashioned Way; 5.12 How Documents Know Their Parents; 5.13 Keyboard Control; 5.14 The Save and Open Dialog Boxes; 5.15 Auto Save and Versions; 5.16 Documents in the Cloud; 5.17 Cocoa and Carbon; Chapter 6: Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing and Backing Up; 6.1 The Mac Keyboard; 6.2 Notes on Right-Clicking; 6.3 Power Typing; 6.4 Dictation; 6.5 The Many Languages of OS X Text; 6.6 Data Detectors; 6.7 Moving Data Between Documents; 6.8 Exchanging Data with Other Macs; 6.9 Exchanging Data with Windows PCs; 6.10 The Share Button; 6.11 Time Machine; Chapter 7: Automator, AppleScript and Services; 7.1 Services; 7.2 Automator; 7.3 AppleScript; Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh; 8.1 Boot Camp; 8.2 Windows in a Window; 8.3 Life with Microsoft Exchange; Part Three: The Components of OS X; Chapter 9: System Preferences; 9.1 The System Preferences Window; 9.2 Accessibility; 9.3 App Store; 9.4 Bluetooth; 9.5 CDs and DVDs; 9.6 Date and Time; 9.7 Desktop and Screen Saver; 9.8 Dictation and Speech; 9.9 Displays; 9.10 Dock; 9.11 Energy Saver; 9.12 General; 9.13 iCloud; 9.14 Internet Accounts; 9.15 Keyboard; 9.16 Language and Region; 9.17 Mission Control; 9.18 Mouse; 9.19 Network; 9.20 Notifications; 9.21 Parental Controls; 9.22 Printers and Scanners; 9.23 Security and Privacy; 9.24 Sharing; 9.25 Sound; 9.26 Spotlight; 9.27 Startup Disk; 9.28 Time Machine; 9.29 Trackpad; 9.30 Users and Groups; Chapter 10: Notifications; 10.1 Insta-Respond to Bubbles; 10.2 Shutting Up the Bubbles; 10.3 The Notification Center; Chapter 11: The Free Programs of OS X; 11.1 Your Free OS X Programs; 11.2 App Store; 11.3 Automator; 11.4 Calculator; 11.5 Calendar; 11.6 Chess; 11.7 Contacts; 11.8 Dashboard; 11.9 Dictionary; 11.10 DVD Player; 11.11 FaceTime; 11.12 Font Book; 11.13 Game Center; 11.14 GarageBand; 11.15 iBooks; 11.16 iChat; 11.17 Image Capture; 11.18 iMovie, iPhoto; 11.19 iTunes; 11.20 Launchpad; 11.21 Mail; 11.22 Maps; 11.23 Messages; 11.24 Mission Control; 11.25 Notes; 11.26 Photo Booth; 11.27 Preview; 11.28 Reminders; 11.29 QuickTime Player; 11.30 Safari; 11.31 Stickies; 11.32 System Preferences; 11.33 TextEdit; 11.34 Time Machine; 11.35 Utilities: Your OS X Toolbox; Chapter 12: CDs, DVDs and iTunes; 12.1 Disks Today; 12.2 Disks In, Disks Out; 12.3 Startup Disks; 12.4 Erasing a Disk; 12.5 Burning CDs and DVDs; 12.6 iTunes: The Digital Jukebox; 12.7 DVD Movies; Part Four: The Technologies of OS X; Chapter 13: Accounts, Security and Gatekeeper; 13.1 Introducing Accounts; 13.2 Creating an Account; 13.3 Parental Controls; 13.4 Editing Accounts; 13.5 Setting Up the Login Process; 13.6 Signing In, Logging Out; 13.7 Sharing Across Accounts; 13.8 Fast User Switching; 13.9 Six OS X Security Shields; 13.10 And Four Privacy Shields; Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing and AirDrop; 14.1 Wiring the Network; 14.2 File Sharing: Three Ways; 14.3 Accessing Shared Files; 14.4 Networking with Windows; 14.5 Screen Sharing; 14.6 More Dialing In from the Road; Chapter 15: Graphics, Fonts and Printing; 15.1 Mac Meets Printer; 15.2 Making the Printout; 15.3 Managing Printouts; 15.4 Printer Sharing; 15.5 Faxing; 15.6 PDF Files; 15.7 Fonts--and Font Book; 15.8 ColorSync; 15.9 Graphics in OS X; 15.10 Screen-Capture Keystrokes; Chapter 16: Sound, Movies and Speech; 16.1 Playing Sounds; 16.2 Recording Sounds; 16.3 QuickTime Player; 16.4 The Mac Reads to You; 16.5 VoiceOver; 16.6 Ink: Handwriting Recognition; Part Five: OS X Online; Chapter 17: Internet Setup and iCloud; 17.1 The Best News You've Heard All Day; 17.2 Network Central and Multihoming; 17.3 Broadband Connections; 17.4 Cellular Modems; 17.5 Tethering; 17.6 Dial-Up Modem Connections; 17.7 Switching Locations; 17.8 Internet Sharing; 17.9 iCloud; Chapter 18: Mail and Contacts; 18.1 Setting Up Mail; 18.2 Checking Your Mail; 18.3 Tailoring the Look of Mail; 18.4 Writing Messages; 18.5 Stationery; 18.6 Reading Email; 18.7 VIPs; 18.8 The Anti-Spam Toolkit; 18.9 Contacts (Address Book); Chapter 19: Safari; 19.1 Browsing Basics; 19.2 The Unified Address/Search Bar; 19.3 Full Screen and Gestures; 19.4 Top Sites; 19.5 Customizing the Toolbar; 19.6 Bookmarks (and the Sidebar); 19.7 Saved Passwords and the iCloud Keychain; 19.8 14 Tips for Better Surfing; 19.9 Tabbed Browsing; 19.10 Privacy and Security Features; Chapter 20: Messages; 20.1 Welcome to Messages; 20.2 iMessages; 20.3 The Traditional Chat Networks; 20.4 Let the Chat Begin; 20.5 Text Chatting; 20.6 Audio Chats; 20.7 Video Chats; 20.8 Juggling Chats and Windows; 20.9 Sharing Your Screen; 20.10 Messages Theater, RIP; Chapter 21: SSH, FTP and VPN; 21.1 FTP; 21.2 Connecting from the Road; 21.3 Remote Access with SSH; 21.4 Virtual Private Networking; Part Six: Appendixes; Installing OS X Mavericks; Hardware Requirements; Psychological Requirements; The Standard Installation; The Setup Assistant; The Homemade Installer Disk; Troubleshooting; Minor Eccentric Behavior; Frozen Programs (Force Quitting); Recovery Mode: Three Emergency Disks; Application Won't Open; Startup Problems; Fixing the Disk; Where to Get Troubleshooting Help; The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary; About [this program]; The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List; Startup Keystrokes; Colophon;