Synopses & Reviews
The fun, visual way to get up to speed on Apple's newest operating system
- The perfect introduction to the Mac OS X operating system, this book uses step-by-step instruction and full-color screen shots and illustrations to make concepts and techniques crystal-clear for visual learners
- Readers not only learn how to handle such Mac processes as how to work with files, customize their computers, use iLife applications, and get up to speed on MobileMe, they also see exactly what to do as they go; color-coded tabs help them navigate efficiently through the book
- The book includes 150 fun and essential tasks in more than 350 eye-catching, full-color pages
Paul McFedries (Toronto, ON, Canada) is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 60 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include iPhone 3G Portable Genius, Macs Portable Genius, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.
For readers looking to gain a general understanding of the Mac OS X operating system and some of the common peripherals associated with it, this book is a perfect introduction. Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Mac OS X Snow Leoparddemonstrates everything readers need to know to about their Mac OS X to work with files, customize their computers, explore iLife applications, and discover what MobileMe has to offer. Using full color, rich screenshots and illustrations, and straight-forward step-by-step instructions, anyone wanting to know how to get the most from their Mac OS will find what they need to get started in this book.
The perfect introduction to the Mac OS X operating system, this book uses step-by-step instruction and full-color screen shots and illustrations to make concepts and techniques crystal-clear for visual learners.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle 150 Mac OS X Snow Leopard tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Snow Leopard in no time.
You'll learn to:
- Use the Dock, toolbars, and files
Synchronize your iPod® and iPhone
Create, edit, and print documents
Communicate via e-mail and iChat®
Play DVDs and digital video
Use MobileMe mail and contacts
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding What You Can Do with Mac OS X.
Chapter 2 Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks.
Chapter 3 Surfing the World Wide Web.
Chapter 4 Communicating via E-mail and Chat.
Chapter 5 Tracking Your Contacts and Appointments.
Chapter 6 Playing and Organizing Your Music.
Chapter 7 Synchronizing Your iPod or iPhone.
Chapter 8 Viewing and Editing Your Photos.
Chapter 9 Playing and Creating Digital Video.
Chapter 10 Customizing Mac OS X to Suit Your Style.
Chapter 11 Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X.
Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems.
Chapter 13 Working with Your MobileMe Account.
Chapter 14 Networking with Mac OS X.