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Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Learn to:
  • Navigate around the desktop and get to know the Dock

  • Get online, set up an e-mail account, and surf the Web with Safari

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

  • Organize and manage files and folders

Get to know Mac OS XSnow Leopard and make the most of your Mac

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Overview

Learn to:
  • Navigate around the desktop and get to know the Dock

  • Get online, set up an e-mail account, and surf the Web with Safari

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

  • Organize and manage files and folders

Get to know Mac OS XSnow Leopard and make the most of your Mac

Whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, you've come to the right place. Snow Leopard has a few new tricks up its sleeve, and Mac expert Bob LeVitus will show you how to use them. This handy guide helps you figure out the nuts and bolts of Mac OS X, covers all the cool stuff, and prepares you for the quirks!

  • The basic tour — learn how to start up your Mac, shut it down properly, keep it safe, and back it up with Time Machine

  • Tame the chaos — organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and find what you're looking for

  • Online and loving it — set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting

  • Music and multimedia — download and organize songs, movies, and podcasts with iTunes® and create a playlist with Genius

  • Be productive — create documents with TextEdit, print them, make PDFs, and fax

  • Share your Mac — set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections

  • Safety first — learn about software updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and more

Open the book and find:

  • How to customize the Dock and Finder

  • Tips for setting up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardware

  • Steps for getting organized with Spaces

  • How to back up your system with Time Machine

  • Details about running Windows on your Mac

  • How iCal helps you manage appointments and projects

  • Steps for networking your Macs

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your Mac

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470535813
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/14/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Bob LeVitus, aka Dr. Mac, is among the world's leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost twenty years, and has written or cowritten more than 45 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Basics.

Chapter 1: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 101 (Prerequisites: None).

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)!

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way.

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock?

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Icons.

Part II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or “Organization for Smart People”).

Chapter 6: Organizing and Managing Files and Folders.

Chapter 7: Dealing with Disks.

Chapter 8: Organizing Your Life.

Part III: Do Unto Snow Leopard: Getting Things Done.

Chapter 9: Internet-Working.

Chapter 10: E-Mail Made Easy.

Chapter 11: The Musical Mac.

Chapter 12: The Multimedia Mac.

Chapter 13: Words and Letters.

Part IV: Making This Snow Leopard Your Very Own.

Chapter 14: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing.

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It.

Chapter 16: Features for the Way You Work.

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Snow Leopard.

Chapter 17: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues.

Chapter 18: Utility Chest.

Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Mac OS X.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It.

Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks.

Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Only If You Have To).

Index.

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