Mac OS X Secrets

Mac OS X Secrets

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This is a definitive, totally rewritten and updated version of the all-time Mac bestseller! It features complete, in-depth coverage of the latest release of OS X, Panther! It covers new OS features. It covers all of the latest Mac hardware and software technology. It is packed with thousands of little-known and undocumented techniques for troubleshooting problems and optimizing power and productivity. It presents an unbiased and authoritative appraisal of hundreds of Mac products, from the latest CPUs from Apple, to cutting-edge Mac peripherals, to classic and new Mac applications. It provides the most definitive and comprehensive information available for every aspect of using the Mac. Benjamin Levisay is a founding partner of MacDoctors, an Apple and Adobe reseller and service provider, providing highly specialized hardware and networking solutions, along with consulting and training services for the graphic arts community. Levisay is a frequent lecturer and trainer.show more

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  • Paperback | 1080 pages
  • 185.4 x 233.7 x 58.4mm | 1,564.91g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Panther ed
  • 0764542281
  • 9780764542282

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The all-new update to the ever-popular Macintosh classic has arrived! Totally rewritten and enhanced to cover the latest release of OS X Panther, Mac OS X Secrets is packed with invaluable advice and secrets on every aspect of Macintosh computing and Mac products. Featuring the latest updates on hardware, software technology, the Internet, applications, and utilities, this book delivers the hottest-and often undocumented-techniques for trouble-shooting problems and optimizing power and productivity.The companion Web site contains a complete list and links of Mac Secrets software, searchable versions of all chapters from the book, updated information as needed, and more!Your Insider's Guide to: The dock and its secrets (see Chapter 3)Setting up your Mac for multiple users (see Chapter 6)iTunes(R), iPhoto(TM), iMovie(R), and iDVD(TM) (see Chapters 13, 14 &15)Instant messaging and iChat (see Chapter 19)Building a Web site (see Chapter 21)Digital cameras and scanners (see Chapter 25)Cross-platform networking (see Chapter 30)show more

About Benjamin Levisay

Benjamin Levisay is a founding partner of MacDoctors, an Apple and Adobe reseller and service provider in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, providing highly specialized hardware and networking solutions, along with consulting and training services for the graphic arts community. Levisay is a frequent lecturer and trainer.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Part I: Dissecting Mac OS X. Chapter 1: The Elements of Mac OS 10.3. Chapter 2: Putting Power in the Apple Menu. Chapter 3: The Dock and Its Secrets. Chapter 4: The Power of System Preferences. Chapter 5: Secrets of the Utilities Folder. Chapter 6: Secrets of Setting Up Your Mac for Multiple Users. Part II: Application Secrets Revealed. Chapter 7: The Raw Essentials of a Mac Program. Chapter 8: Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. Chapter 9: Getting Graphic with Your Mac. Chapter 10: Mac OS X Speech Secrets. Chapter 11: Putting Your Mac on Autopilot. Part III: Secrets of Apple's Digital Lifestyle Applications. Chapter 12: Mac OS X Application Overview. Chapter 13: "The Beat Goes On" with iTunes, GarageBand, and the iPod. Chapter 14: iPhoto. Chapter 15: Get Rolling with iMovie 4 and iDVD 4. Chapter 16: Syncing Your Life with Your Mac. Part IV: Getting Online and Staying Safe and Sane. Chapter 17: An Overview of Online Options. Chapter 18: E-Mailing and Web Browsing the Apple Way. Chapter 19: The Secrets of Instant Messaging and iChat AV. Chapter 20: Using .Mac and Your iDisk. Chapter 21: A Crash Course on Building Your Own Web Site. Part V: Connection Secrets: Peripherals and Networking. Chapter 22: Printing and Faxing. Chapter 23: Making Sense of Mac OS X Fonts. Chapter 24: Macintosh Hardware Part by Part. Chapter 25: Digital Cameras and Scanners. Chapter 26: CD-ROM and DVD: The World of Optical Drives. Chapter 27: FireWire, USB, and IDE: Do We Still Need SCSI? Chapter 28: PCI and Other Slots. Chapter 29: Networking. Chapter 30: Mac/Windows Cross-Platform Networking. Chapter 31: Under the Hood: The World of Unix. Chapter 32: Troubleshooting. Appendix: Third-Party Software and Web Resources. Index.show more

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