My macOS

My macOS

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My macOS is filled with beginning through intermediate tasks, presented in a thorough step-by-step format, that guide you through learning everything you need to know to use the newest release of macOS. The goal is not to teach you how to type or click a mouse but how to configure network settings, customize your desktop, use built-in apps, optimize battery life, set up backup solutions, and much more.

In My macOS, you will find:
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to macOS photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from macOS.

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

Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
Staying informed and productive with Notification Center
Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
Opening and organizing apps with Launchpad
Accessing network devices and resources
Activating and using iCloud services
Communicating online with email, instant messaging, and video
Keeping appointments with Calendar and Reminders
Planning trips and checking traffic with Maps
Keeping up-to-date with friends and family via Twitter and Facebook
Downloading and enjoying music, movies, books, and more
Sharing purchases with your family
Challenging your friends to games with Game Center
Working seamlessly with iOS Devices with Handoff and AirDrop
Protecting and securing your system and data
Expanding your system with peripheral devices
Troubleshooting common system problems
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 20mm | 914g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0789757885
  • 9780789757883
  • 1,179,798

Table of contents

Prologue: Getting Started with the Mac
Chapter 1: Managing Your Desktop
Chapter 2: Making the Most of Your Screen Space
Chapter 3: Connecting Your Mac to a Network
Chapter 4: Setting Up iCloud and Internet Accounts
Chapter 5: Accessing Email and the Web
Chapter 6: Sharing Files, Devices, and Services
Chapter 7: Being Social with Messages, FaceTime, Twitter, and Facebook
Chapter 8: Managing Who, Where, When, and What
Chapter 9: Entertainment on the (Big) Little Screen
Chapter 10: Installing and Managing Applications and Extensions on Your Mac
Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Mac Hardware
Chapter 12: Using El Capitan with Your
Chapter 13: Connecting Peripherals to Your Mac
Chapter 14: Securing and Protecting Your Mac
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About John Ray

John Ray is a life-long fan of Apple products; he has been an avid Mac user since its inception in 1984. He relies on OS X both at work and at home because it is a robust, flexible platform for programming, networking, and design. Over the past 17 years, John has written books on OS X, iOS development, Linux, web development, networking, and computer security. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Research Information Systems at The Ohio State University. When he isn't writing, he is either re-creating a marine disaster in his living room, watching Arduinos go up in smoke, or planning a highly elaborate projects that will quadruple his carbon footprint.
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