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Mac OS X Lion For Dummies

Mac OS X Lion For Dummies

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By (author) Bob Levitus

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 20mm | 1,120g
  • Publication date: 23 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111802205X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118022054
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 126,000

Product description

The bestselling Mac guide, updated for the latest Mac OS X and now in full color! Mac OS X Lion represents a new era in the Mac operating system. This friendly guide is fully updated for the latest Mac OS X and provides everything new Mac users and users upgrading to Mac OS X Lion need to know. A bestseller in previous editions, Mac OS X Lion For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks. So whether it's your first Mac or just an OS upgrade, you'll learn to tame your Lion with the expert advice of Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and Dummies. Covers using the Finder, customizing Lion, adding widgets to the Dashboard, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, and working with Spaces Explores browsing the web with Safari, using Apple Mail and iCal, connecting a printer, performing backups with Time Machine, troubleshooting, and setting up a network Walks readers through the new features of Mac OS X Lion, including FaceTime, Photo Booth, Launchpad, Mission Control, Full-screen apps, and more Gets you up and running with iTunes, downloading fun apps from the Mac App Store, and staying entertained with videos, photos, and other multimedia You'll make your Lion roar with the friendly advice in Mac OS X Lion For Dummies .

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Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost 20 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer .

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Discover OS X Lion and unleash the power of your MacReady to roar with your Mac running OS X Lion? Whether you just got your first Mac or recently upgraded, the Mac's newest operating system will make your life easier in amazing new ways. With this handy guide from Mac expert Bob LeVitus, you'll have your Lion jumping through hoops in no time!Make friends with Lion -- explore the Desktop, menus, windows, and icons, and perform basic tasksHerd all your cats -- organize your files and use the free iCal, Address Book, and Mail to manage your contacts, calendar, and e-mailGet purrfectly connected -- set up your Internet connection, surf with Safari, and import your media to iTunes and iPhotoBe productive -- set up a network; create, share, and print documents; and keep your Mac safe and soundYour very own Time Machine -- discover how easy it is to back up and restore important information automatically using Lion'sTime MachineOpen the book and find: How to set up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardwareTips for navigating with Multi-Touch GesturesHow to work at warp speed with Mission Control and LaunchpadDetails about running Windows on your MacHow iCal helps you manage appointments and projectsSimple steps for networking your MacsMaintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your MacLearn to: Work with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission ControlGo online, set up your e-mail, and surf the Web with SafariEnjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing OS X Lion: The Basics 7 Chapter 1: Mac OS X Lion 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9 Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh, My)! 23 Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 45 Chapter 4: What's Up, Dock? 69 Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 89 Part II: Lion Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People") 121 Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 123 Chapter 7: Timesaving Tools 165 Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183 Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 195 Part III: Do Unto Lion: Getting Things Done 207 Chapter 10: Internet-Working 209 Chapter 11: E-Mail Made Easy 233 Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257 Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 275 Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285 Part IV: Making This Lion Your Very Own 295 Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297 Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 315 Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 351 Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Lion 373 Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 375 Chapter 19: Utility Chest 393 Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Mac OS X 407 Part VI: The Part of Tens 419 Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 421 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It 431 Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 437 Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion (Only If You Have To) 445 Index 451