iMac Portable Genius

( 5 )

Overview


Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. Genius icons present smart or innovative ways to do something; in many cases, this will be a way that readers can save time or hassle. A handy smaller trim size makes it...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $2.72   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 4 of 5
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$2.72
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2801)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2008-09-29 Paperback 1 New 0470290617 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition: New
2008-09-29 Paperback New Brand New Softcover-no marks or highlights-ships w/ tracking #

Ships from: Zephyrhills, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$18.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(89)

Condition: New
New Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW Your purchase also supports literacy charities. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a ... return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(241)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 4 of 5
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview


Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. Genius icons present smart or innovative ways to do something; in many cases, this will be a way that readers can save time or hassle. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for their iMac. They’ll find essential information   coupled with savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started, to intermediate information, and hip tips that cover how to use iMacs and related hardware and software.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470290613
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Series: Portable Genius Series, #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 How Can I Get the Most Out of the Finder? 2

Using Different Window Modes 4

Using Specialized Folders 12

Bending the Dock to Your Will 15

Setting Up Custom Workspaces 19

Automating Repetitive Tasks 23

Finding Lost Files 30

Ch. 2 How Can I Set Up My iMac for Multiple Users? 34

An iMac Setup Even Your Mom Can't Wreck 36

Setting Up Parental Controls 40

Maintaining Everyone's Privacy 44

Making Files and Programs Available to All Users 52

Ch. 3 How Do I Hook Stuff Up to the iMac? 56

Should I Use USB or FireWire? 58

Syncing MP3 Players, Phones, and PDAs 60

Using an Additional Display 67

Limiting Cable Clutter 71

Ch. 4 How Do I Set Up a Local Network? 76

Making the Connection 78

Sharing Access and Data 91

Creating an Ad Hoc Network 107

Ch. 5 How Can I Use My iMac to Get Organized? 114

Scheduling Your Life 116

Getting Things Done 124

Tracking Contacts 128

Making the Most of Dashboard 132

Ch. 8 How Can I Telecommute on My iMac? 198

Working in More than One Place 200

Using Windows 217

Using iWork Instead of Office 229

Ch. 9 Do I Have to Use the Software My iMac Came With? 234

Trying Out Alternative Web Browsers 236

Improving Your E-mail and Chat Experience 244

Problems with Using Non-Apple Software 252

Ch. 10 How Can I Turn My iMac into the Ultimate Gaming Machine? 260

Optimizing Your System for Gaming 262

Playing Windows Games on Your iMac 267

Tricking Out the iMac with Gaming Hardware 272

Ch. 11 What's the Apple Remote Good For? 278

Giving Slide Shows and Presentations 280

Watching Video on Your iMac 283

Doing Other Dumb Remote Tricks 287

Ch. 12 How Should I Back Up the Files on My iMac? 292

Using TimeMachine 294

Making Online Backups 298

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(2)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2009

    iMac Portable Genius...an accurate title!

    This book was purchased as a review of old points and intro to new features. It had been a while since I had purchased a book on the Mac. I was not disappointed.

    From the table of contents to the chapter organization to the details, the book lived up to its title ... iMac Portable Genius. It can be used for reference, reminder, or even finding out "how to." I found individual topics easy to locate and the contents helpful.

    If you have the latest iMac and already know EVERYTHING about it, the book might only be a quick reference tool. However, since I did not claim to know (or at least remember) everything Mac, I found it to be one of the best computer books I have purchased.

    The topics are easy to read, and find. The book might best be described as "What Mac support folks (Genius Bar, etc) might answer if you called and asked about [pick your topic]."

    Whether someone is new to the Mac, or a well-seasoned pro, I would recommend this book. It is nice to find a book (such as this) which actually lives up to its title.

    Example topics I enjoyed included: syncing calendars; fixing songs that won't play; RSS feeds; SMS messaging; optimizing the Mac for gaming; and useful websites.

    It contains sufficient photos without drowning you in them.

    Other books you also may find of interest include the Mac books by Pogue.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 16, 2009

    imac help

    I found this book very helpful. I had a purchased and imac with no prior experience. I always used a HP or Dell. I am not sure if I wouldn't have returned the computer if I hadn't found this book to help. I am now getting use to my computer but still rely on the book to answer any questions I may have. I have found it very informative and to the level of my computer experience which is not as much as I would like it to be.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)