Mac Computing for Seniors in Easy Steps: Updated to Cover Mac OS X Lion

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Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps begins with an overview of Mac computers, covering different types of desktops and laptops that are available and gives a tour around them so that you quickly feel confident about using them. There is then an extensive look at customizing the desktop so that you can set up your Mac exactly as you want it.

The Mac operating system, OS X Lion will be covered. The book takes an in-depth look at the latest version of OS X Lion, covering ...

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Overview

Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps begins with an overview of Mac computers, covering different types of desktops and laptops that are available and gives a tour around them so that you quickly feel confident about using them. There is then an extensive look at customizing the desktop so that you can set up your Mac exactly as you want it.

The Mac operating system, OS X Lion will be covered. The book takes an in-depth look at the latest version of OS X Lion, covering everything from working with programs to organizing folders and files. It also shows how to effortlessly share files with Windows PC machines.

Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps shows how to work with photos, videos and music, using the popular iLife suite of programs. It also deals with the ubiquitous iPod, the new Apple iPhone and hassle-free use of the Internet and email.

The final chapters of the book cover issues such as setting up your own wireless network and also ensuring that your Mac stays secure and virus free.

The new edition of Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps shows how to put the fun back into your computing experiences - even Seniors can now enjoy the sleek and stylish world of Apple Macs!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840784343
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 7

Life and Times of Apple 8

Choosing a Mac 9

The Mac Operating System 10

Ports and Slots Explained 11

The Mac Desktop 12

Customizing Your Mac 13

Changing the Background 14

Changing the Screen Saver 15

Changing the Screen Size 16

Changing the Text Size 17

Adjusting the Volume 18

Customizing the Mouse 19

Customizing the Keyboard 20

Sharing with Windows 21

Shutting Down and Sleeping 22

2 Finding Your Way Around 23

Finder: the Core of Your Mac 24

Quick Look 27

Covers 28

Using the Dock 29

Mission Control 34

Working with Mac Windows 36

Launchpad 37

Mac Apps 38

The App Store 39

Downloading Apps 40

Full-Screen Apps 42

A New Way of Navigating 44

Multi-Touch Preferences 45

Removing Items 48

3 Organizing your Mac 49

Creating Files 50

Saving Files 51

Auto Save and Versions 52

Opening Items 54

Creating a Folder Structure 55

Compiling an Address Book 56

Adding a Calendar 58

Using Reminders 61

Finding Things 62

Adding a Printer 65

External Drives 66

4 Leisure Time 67

Downloading Your Photos 68

Viewing Photos 69

Slideshows 70

Creating a Photo Album 71

Enhancing Your Photos 73

Sharing and Creating 77

Playing a Music CD 78

Organizing Your Music 79

Downloading Music 81

Adding an iPod 83

Earbudsand Headphones 84

Creating Music 85

Listening to the Radio 87

Creating a Home Movie 88

Sharing a Home Movie 90

Playing Chess 94

5 At Home 95

Productivity Options 96

Accessing a Dictionary 97

Creating a Letter 99

Formatting a Newsletter 102

Using a Calculator 106

Doing Household Accounts 107

Creating a Presentation 110

6 Getting Online 113

Accessing the Internet 114

Around the Web 115

Setting a Homepage 118

Using Tabs 119

Searching the Web 120

Adding Bookmarks 121

Viewing Your Online History 123

Safari Reader 124

7 Being Interactive Online 125

Shopping Online 126

Booking a Vacation 128

Researching Family History 130

Price Comparison Sites 132

Shopping on eBay 134

Online Finances 137

Maps Online 139

Online Games 140

8 Keeping in Touch 141

Setting up Email 142

Adding Mailboxes 143

Creating Email 144

Email Conversations 145

Attaching Photos 146

Email Stationery 148

Dealing with Junk Email 149

Text and Video Chatting 150

9 Mac Mobility 151

iPhone 152

iPad 153

iOS 5 154

iCloud 155

Using iCloud 156

10 Expanding Your Horizons 159

Adding Users 160

Login Options 162

Switching Between Users 164

Parental Controls 165

Creating Your Own Network 170

Sharing on a Network 173

11 Safety Net 177

Mac Security 178

Updating Software 179

Checking Your System 180

Dealing with Crashes 183

Backing Up 184

Index 187

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