Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

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By (author) Bob Levitus

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 26mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470435437
  • ISBN 13: 9780470435434
  • Illustrations note: , black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 157,422

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest version of the Macintosh operating system, and "Dr. Mac" Bob LeVitus is the ideal expert to introduce you to Snow Leopard. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks, so whether it's your first Mac or an upgrade, you'll enjoy a truly rewarding relationship. From starting up your Mac to setting up a network and keeping in touch via iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies gives you the scoop on the new features and improvements that help you do more work in less time.* Learn when to shut down your Mac and when not to, how to secure it, and how to back it up with Time Machine* Organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and be able to find what you're looking for* Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting* Download and organize songs, podcasts, and movies with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius* Create documents with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs* Set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections* Find out about operating system updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and other ways to keep your Mac safe, healthy, and happy Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for nearly two decades. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies provides just what you need to get up and running with Snow Leopard.

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Bob LeVitus, aka Dr. Mac , is among the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost twenty years, and has written or cowritten more than 45 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer .

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Learn to: Navigate around the desktop and get to know the DockGet online, set up an e-mail account, and surf the Web with SafariEnjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your MacOrganize and manage files and foldersGet to know Mac OS XSnow Leopard and make the most of your MacWhether you're new to the Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, you've come to the right place. Snow Leopard has a few new tricks up its sleeve, and Mac expert Bob LeVitus will show you how to use them. This handy guide helps you figure out the nuts and bolts of Mac OS X, covers all the cool stuff, and prepares you for the quirks!The basic tour -- learn how to start up your Mac, shut it down properly, keep it safe, and back it up with Time MachineTame the chaos -- organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and find what you're looking forOnline and loving it -- set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChattingMusic and multimedia -- download and organize songs, movies, and podcasts with iTunes(R) and create a playlist with GeniusBe productive -- create documents with TextEdit, print them, make PDFs, and faxShare your Mac -- set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connectionsSafety first -- learn about software updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and moreOpen the book and find: How to customize the Dock and FinderTips for setting up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardwareSteps for getting organized with SpacesHow to back up your system with Time MachineDetails about running Windows on your MacHow iCal helps you manage appointments and projectsSteps for networking your MacsMaintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your Mac

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Basics. Chapter 1: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 101 (Prerequisites: None). Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)! Chapter 3: Have It Your Way. Chapter 4: What's Up, Dock? Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Icons. Part II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People"). Chapter 6: Organizing and Managing Files and Folders. Chapter 7: Dealing with Disks. Chapter 8: Organizing Your Life. Part III: Do Unto Snow Leopard: Getting Things Done. Chapter 9: Internet-Working. Chapter 10: E-Mail Made Easy. Chapter 11: The Musical Mac. Chapter 12: The Multimedia Mac. Chapter 13: Words and Letters. Part IV: Making This Snow Leopard Your Very Own. Chapter 14: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing. Chapter 15: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It. Chapter 16: Features for the Way You Work. Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Snow Leopard. Chapter 17: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues. Chapter 18: Utility Chest. Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Mac OS X. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience. Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It. Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks. Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Only If You Have To). Index.