Mac OS X Lion For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Discover OS X Lion and unleash the power of your Mac

Ready to roar with your Mac running OS X Lion? Whether you just got your first Mac or recently upgraded, the Mac's newest operating system will make your life easier in amazing new ways. With this handy guide from Mac expert Bob LeVitus, you'll have your Lion jumping through hoops in no time!

  • Make friends with Lion — explore the Desktop, menus, windows, ...

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Mac OS X Lion For Dummies

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Overview

Discover OS X Lion and unleash the power of your Mac

Ready to roar with your Mac running OS X Lion? Whether you just got your first Mac or recently upgraded, the Mac's newest operating system will make your life easier in amazing new ways. With this handy guide from Mac expert Bob LeVitus, you'll have your Lion jumping through hoops in no time!

  • Make friends with Lion — explore the Desktop, menus, windows, and icons, and perform basic tasks

  • Herd all your cats — organize your files and use the free iCal, Address Book, and Mail to manage your contacts, calendar, and e-mail

  • Get purrfectly connected — set up your Internet connection, surf with Safari, and import your media to iTunes and iPhoto

  • Be productive — set up a network; create, share, and print documents; and keep your Mac safe and sound

  • Your very own Time Machine — discover how easy it is to back up and restore important information automatically using Lion'sTime Machine

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardware

  • Tips for navigating with Multi-Touch Gestures

  • How to work at warp speed with Mission Control and Launchpad

  • Details about running Windows on your Mac

  • How iCal helps you manage appointments and projects

  • Simple steps for networking your Macs

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your Mac

Learn to:

  • Work with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control

  • Go online, set up your e-mail, and surf the Web with Safari

  • Enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118159309
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,088,687
  • File size: 27 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost 20 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing OS X Lion: The Basics 7

Chapter 1: Mac OS X Lion 101 Prerequisites: None 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus Oh, My! 23

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 45

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 69

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 89

Part II: Lion Taming Or "Organization for Smart People" 121

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 123

Chapter 7: Timesaving Tools 165

Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 195

Part III: Do Unto Lion: Getting Things Done 207

Chapter 10: Internet-Working 209

Chapter 11: E-Mail Made Easy 233

Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257

Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 275

Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285

Part IV: Making This Lion Your Very Own 295

Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297

Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 315

Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 351

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Lion 373

Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 375

Chapter 19: Utility Chest 393

Chapter 20: Troubleshooting Mac OS X 407

Part VI: The Part of Tens 419

Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 421

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It  431

Chapter 23: Ten Or So Great Websites for Mac Freaks  437

Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Lion Only If You Have To  445

Index  451

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  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Not for the experienced

    This book is as well written as any of the earlier in the series. My disappointment comes from both the lack of highlighting the changes between Lion and prior operating systems, but most importantly, the inability of the author to come directly to the point. There is too much wasted text and reader's time on humor when I'm looking for answers. For someone who has upgraded to Lion from an earlier Mac OS, this book won't produce quick answers about the changes in Lion. Sorry I couldn't be more favorable as I had high hopes for this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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