My MacBook (Lion Edition)

My MacBook (Lion Edition)

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to MacBook photos that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into MacBook or OS X Lion problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your MacBook.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your MacBook working just the way you want.
The tasks include:

* Managing and arranging your desktop

* Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control

* Opening and organizing applications in Launchpad

* Accessing the Internet through wired, wireless, and cellular networks

* Communicating via email, instant message, audio, and video chat

* Troubleshooting system problems

* Entertaining with music and videos

* Keeping in touch and on-time with Calendars and Contacts

* Downloading and managing software from the App Store and other sources

* Sharing files, printers, and even scanners over your network connection

* Expanding your capabilities with peripheral devices

* Protecting and securing your data

* Recording video and publishing it instantly online
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 20mm | 598.74g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0789748320
  • 9780789748324
  • 470,875

Table of contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Managing Your MacBook Desktop 13

Introduction 13

Organizing in the Dock 14

Customizing Finder Windows 18

Arranging and Grouping Files 20

Previewing Document Contents with Quick Look 22

Using Instant-Access Utilities in the Dashboard 24

Finding Information with Spotlight 28

Chapter 2 Making the Most of Your MacBook's Screen Space 33

Introduction 33

Swimming in a Sea of Application Windows with Mission Control 34

Managing and Launching Applications with Launchpad 42

Chapter 3 Connecting Your MacBook to a Network 49

Introduction 49

Connecting to a Wired Network 50

Connecting to a Wireless Network 51

Manually Configuring Network Settings 56

Making Mobile Connections with the iPhone and Cellular Data Cards 62

Creating Virtual Private Network Connections 69

Managing Multiple Connections with Locations and Configurations 73

Seeking Automated Network Assistance 75

Chapter 4 Communicating Online with Your MacBook 79

Introduction 79

Getting Started with Accounts 80

Using Mail 82

Instant Messaging with iChat 107

Video Calls with FaceTime 121

Web Browsing in Safari 127

Chapter 5 Managing Contacts and Appointments 141

Introduction 141

Managing Contacts in Address Book 142

Working with Schedules in iCal 153

Chapter 6 Sharing Devices, Files, and Services on a Network 171

Introduction 171

File Sharing on Your MacBook 172

Sharing Printers 182

Sharing a Scanner 185

Sharing an Optical Drive 187

Sharing Your MacBook Screen 189

Sharing Your Internet Connection 195

Chapter 7 Accessing Entertainment on the Go 199

Introduction 199

Using DVD Player 200

Viewing Browser Video or Downloaded Video Files 203

Creating a Media Library in iTunes 207

Chapter 8 Installing and Managing Software on Your MacBook 227

Introduction 227

Mac App Store 228

Installing Non-App Store Applications 235

Upgrading Your Operating System 239

Chapter 9 Making the Most of Your MacBook Hardware 245

Introduction 245

Balancing Battery Life and Performance 246

Updating Keyboard Settings 249

Changing Trackpad Options 253

Adjusting the LCD Display 254

Setting Sound Input and Output 260

Recording Audio,Video, and Screen Actions 264

Chapter 10 Connecting Devices to Your MacBook 273

Introduction 273

Connecting USB Input Devices 274

Using Bluetooth Devices 276

Using External Displays and Projectors 282

Connecting and Using a Printer 285

Connecting and Using a Scanner 289

Chapter 11 Securing and Protecting Your MacBook Data 295

Introduction 295

Working with Users and Groups 296

Tracking Passwords with Keychain Access 304

Encrypting Your Lion Disk 308

Achieving Network Security with the Built-in Firewall 310

Backing Up Important Information 313

Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Your MacBook System 325

Introduction 325

Dealing with Troublesome Software 326

Restarting and Correcting a Frozen Machine 330

Fixing Disk Problems with Disk Utility 336

Gathering Information About Your MacBook 339

Remember Your Backups! 344

Chapter 13 Upgrading Your MacBook 347

Introduction 347

Upgrading Your Built-In Hardware 348

Adding External Storage 351

Index 356
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About John Ray

John Ray is a life-long fan of Apple's products; he has been an avid Mac user since its inception in 1984. He relies on Mac OS X both at work and at home because it is a robust, flexible platform for programming, networking, and design. Over the past 14 years, John has written books on Mac OS X, iPhone development, Adobe Creative Suite, Linux, networking, and computer security. He currently manages the application development team in the Office of Sponsored Programs at The Ohio State University.
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