Synopses & Reviews
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 more than 160 tasks with your MacBook Air. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running with your MacBook Air in no time.
You'll learn to:
Work with the multitouch trackpad
Use the Dock, Exposé, and Spaces
Get online via AirPort or Wi-Fi
Sync your iPhone to MacBook Air
Manage contacts and calendars
Connect to other devices
E-mail, iChat®, and surf the Web
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
The foundation of Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Air is "to read less, learn more." In this book the focus is on the visual approach to learning---maximum illustrations with minimum text--to show visual learners how to get up and running with their sleek new laptop. The book includes topics of keen interest to new MacBook Air users, such as configuring and using the new multi-touch trackpad, installing applications from CDs/DVDs inserted in other Macs, and personalizing their MacBook Air. Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Air covers all the vital information and provides the help and support visual learners need it's like having a Mac expert showing them the fast and easy way to get up to speed.
- At only three-quarters of an inch thick and weighing a mere three pounds, the MacBook Air may be light in weight, but users will quickly discover that it's no lightweight when it comes to reliability and technology
- Visual learners get all the help they need for learning everything from using the incredible multi-touch trackpad to taking advantage of all that MacBook Air offers
- Like this amazing new computer itself, this book is designed to be visually appealing while simultaneously providing spectacular functionality and value
- Clearly explains how to install applications from CDs/DVDs and personalize a MacBook Air
If you’re a visual learner who prefers instructions that show you how to do something, then this book is for you. Its clear, step-by-step screen shots show you how to tackle more than 160 tasks with your MacBook Air. You'll learn to work with the multitouch trackpad; use the Dock, Exposé, and Spaces; get online via AirPort or Wi-Fi; sync your iPhone to your MacBook Air; manage contacts and calendars; connect to other devices; use e-mail and iChat, surf the Web; and much more. Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Exploring MacBook Air.
Chapter 2: Looking Through Mac OS X Finder Windows.
Chapter 3: Using the Dock, Exposé, Spaces, and the Dashboard.
Chapter 4: Working on the Mac Desktop.
Chapter 5: Working with Mac Applications.
Chapter 6: Personalizing MacBook Air.
Chapter 7: Connecting to a Network and the Internet.
Chapter 8: Traveling with MacBook Air.
Chapter 9: Connecting MacBook Air to Other Devices.
Chapter 10: Using MobileMe Online Services.
Chapter 11: Surfing the Web.
Chapter 12: E-mailing.
Chapter 13: Chatting.
Chapter 14: Managing Contacts.
Chapter 15: Managing Calendars.
Chapter 16: Printing on Paper or Electronically.
Chapter 17: Maintaining and Troubleshooting MacBook Air.
Chapter 18: Listening to Music and Watching Video with iTunes.
Chapter 19: Creating Photo Books and Other Projects with iPhoto.