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The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share data between your Mac and your PC? Understand the differences between Mac OS®X and Windows®? Learn how to perform everyday Mac tasks? Transfer important stuff like calendars, contact lists, and music? 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 Mac to the max.
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has written more than four dozen books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. These books include Macs Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.
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.
Mac computer sales are far outpacing the sales of PCs recently and the number of users working with a Mac for the first time is growing almost as rapidly. While a Mac is out of the box easy, there are some fundamental, even philosophical differences between a Mac and a PC. This book provides “switchers” with the essential information, coupled with savvy advice, on everything from simple tasks like getting started on a Mac, to intermediate information, and hip tips that cover sharing data between a Mac and PC, dual boot and running Windows applications on a Mac using BootCamp, and safely transferring important data such as calendars, contacts, and music. Books in the Portable Geniusseries 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. 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 their Mac.
Savvy advice on making the switch from PCs to Macs–in full color!
- Provides switchers with the essential information they need to make a successful transition to Macs; this guide homes in on the most useful techy nuggets about Apple and Macs, information that helps readers eliminate hassles and save time while transitioning
- Covers getting started on a Mac; sharing data between a Mac and PC; dual boot and running Windows applications on a Mac using BootCamp; connecting devices to a Mac; safely transferring important data such as calendars, contacts, and music; and much more
- As with all books in the Portable Genius series, this book is fun but straightforward; it comes in a handy portable size that doesn't skimp on the essentials and is packed with tips, cool tricks, and savvy advice
Paul McFedries (Toronto, ON, Canada) is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 60 books that have sold over three million copies worldwide. These books include iPhone 3G Portable Genius and Macs Portable Genius. His Web site is www.mcfedries.com.
Table of Contents
chapter 1: What Are the Differences Between Mac and Windows?
chapter 2: Which Mac Applications Do I Use?
chapter 3: How Do I Perform Everyday Mac Tasks?
chapter 4: How Do I Transfer E-mail, Contacts, and Calendars to My Mac?
chapter 5: How Do I Move My Other Windows Data to My Mac?
chapter 6: How Do I Work with Files, Folders, and Programs?
chapter 7: How Do I Connect and Work with Devices?
chapter 8: How Do I Perform Mac Maintenance?
chapter 9: How Can I Solve Mac Problems?
chapter 10: How Can I Share Data Between Mac OS X and Windows?
chapter 11: How Can I Run Windows on My Mac?
appendix a: Mac Online Resources.
appendix b: Mac Shortcut Keys Glossary.