Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

Overview

For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to:


  • Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster ...
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Overview

For a company that promised to "put a pause on new features," Apple sure has been busy-there's barely a feature left untouched in Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard." There's more speed, more polish, more refinement-but still no manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the humor and expertise that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for eight years straight. You get all the answers with jargon-free introductions to:


  • Big-ticket changes. A 64-bit overhaul. Faster everything. A rewritten Finder. Microsoft Exchange compatibility. All-new QuickTime Player. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Snow Leopard Spots. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, iChat, Preview, Time Machine.
  • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power usage. Security, networking, build-your-own Services, file sharing with Windows, even Mac OS X's Unix chassis-this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449388782
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/8/2009
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 906
  • Sales rank: 1,050,616
  • File size: 36 MB
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Meet the Author

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for "The New York Times". Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video, and a popular daily blog, "Pogue's Posts." He is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos. With more than 3 million books in print, he is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "Dummies" series, and in 1999 he launched his own series of computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes more than 100 titles. He has been profiled on "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes." Pogue's website is www.davidpogue.com and his Twitter screen name is Pogue. He lives in Connecticut.

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David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

    Must-Have Reference

    There are two things I always look forward to related to my Macs: Apple's consistently innovative OS improvements with an upgrade or new version, and David Pogue's "Missing Manual." I have relied on the Missing Manual series as my primary reference with each new version of the OS and always easily find the answers to any question that comes up, whether simple or complex. I enjoy Poque's style of writing, his clarity and his humor.

    Buy the book! You won't be disappointed.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Comprehensive

    I have been buying each edition and using them as class textbooks. Essentially, its a reference book. There are so many features to the operating system that shorter books don't cover them all. The Missing Manual series is good in general because writers are putting the books together, instead of just computer people. This author has a regular column on Thursdays in the New York Times.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2010

    Helpful guide to the MAC Operating system

    This is another good guide to Mac systems by David Pogue. Even though I have used Macs since they came out, I discovered a number of items about how things work which improved my ability to make my computer useful.There is a lot of material that is familiar to the versatile user so you must look at specific topics to learn new things. If a novice with the system, there is lots of clear explanation for how to accomplish tasks and arrange the computer to work successfully.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Help

    I found this to be very helpful - I've not been taking full advantage of my Mac because I had a few key pieces of information missing. This resource filled in the blanks!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great and Simple Guide

    This book is excellent. Easy to understand and comprehend. Being a new mac user I found it very helpful in helping me understand how Mac works and how to complete different tasks and change certain settings. A must have for every Mac user new or current.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Great book for Snow Leopard users

    The missing manual always does a great job of covering whatever subject they are writing about. I particularity like this book since it does more of a deep dive on the features of snow leopard that other books on the market. http://www.pcgenius.com

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Book/Manual

    This is a great manual, it breaksdown OS X Snow Leopard to easy to understand parts. If you want to figure out how to do something, you can just reference that item either in the index or if you want more in depth information you can read the chapter on it. Like how this manual has been done. Gives examples from Windows to what the equivalent is in Mac. Highly recommend to anyone that is new to Mac.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    everything you need to know and more

    I keep this book on my desk and use it all the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Well organized - easy to use

    Excellent for the reference shelf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A

    As a new Mac user, this book has been invaluable for me. It has solved several problems for me already and will be used many times in the future. Well written and very easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This is a very helpful reference book

    very organized information...format makes it easy to follow..information is relevant to needed answers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    excellent reference manual

    useful to look up stuff when you need to know how to do something

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A lot of extra information

    Contains lots of info not in other books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Mac OS X Missing Manual

    A great reference for new MAC users!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Comprehensive reference for Mac OS X.

    Recommend this book to anyone starting out using OS X. Also a great reference for all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I would buy this product again

    Clearly written. Easy to use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    MAC OS Snow Leopard

    Very Impressed with the material

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great!

    Mainly reference. Well written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Complicated book for a simple mind

    I should have bought the computer book for dummies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    OK

    The information is good though not definitive. A broader based index would make this manual more helpful.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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