How to Do Everything MacBook Air

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Take your MacBook Air to new heights!

Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing ...

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Overview

Take your MacBook Air to new heights!

Discover how to get more than ever before out of Apple’s incredibly thin and light notebooks with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything: MacBook Air shows you how to harness the power of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and use iTunes, iWork, iLife, iCloud, Safari, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notification Center, Mail, and other powerful apps. Tap into all the computing power built into Apple’s ultra-portable MacBook Air while you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go.

  • Custom configure your MacBook Air and navigate with the Multi-Touch trackpad
  • Get the most out of the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion operating system
  • Transfer data from a PC or another Mac
  • Manage your email accounts with the Mail app
  • Sync all of your data and devices via iCloud
  • Connect peripherals—Bluetooth devices, printers, cameras, and more
  • Use your MacBook Air to connect to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and other services
  • Maximize productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office and the iWork apps
  • Download and play movies, TV shows, and games
  • Manage your iTunes Library
  • Get organized with the new Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders apps
  • Communicate efficiently using the Messages app
  • Video chat with FaceTime or Skype
  • Run Microsoft Windows programs on your MacBook Air
  • Update, back up, troubleshoot, and maintain your MacBook Air
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071802499
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/7/2012
  • Series: How to Do Everything Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 129,480
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason R. Rich is the bestselling author of more than 48 books on a wide range of topics, including How To Do Everything: Digital Photography, Start An eCommerce Business in a Week, and Mac Migration: The Small Business Guide to Switching To The Mac.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Get To Know Your MacBook Air
Chapter 1: Get Familiar with the MacBook Air
Chapter 2: Learn the Basics of the Mac OS X Operating System
Chapter 3: Make the Switch From Windows To a Mac
Part II: Discover The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion OS
Chapter 4: Set Up The Software That Comes With MacBook Air
Chapter 5: Install New Software Onto MacBook Air
Chapter 6: Transfer Data & Files from Another Computer
Chapter 7: Use Apple’s iCloud to Synch all Your Devices
Chapter 8: Add Optional Peripherals & Accessories to Expand Performance
Part III: Use Your MacBook Air Anytime & Anywhere
Chapter 9: Create Documents, Spreadsheets, Digital Slide Presentations
Chapter 10: Surf the Web on Your MacBook Air
Chapter 11: Set Up Existing Email Accounts For MacBook Air
Chapter 12: Bring The iLife Apps Into Your Life
Chapter 13: Get Organized with Calendar and Address Book Software
Part IV: Entertain Yourself With iTunes Content, Games & More
Chapter 14: Find & Enjoy Music, Movies, TV Shows & More With iTunes
Chapter 15: Play Games On Your MacBook Air
Part V: Easily Handle All of Your Mobile Computing Needs
Chapter 16: Travel with Your MacBook Air
Chapter 17: Use FaceTime, Skype or VOIP Software to Communicate & Video Conference
Chapter 18: Run Windows and Windows Software On Your MacBook Air
Appendix: What To Do When Something Goes Wrong

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