MacAddict Guide to Living the iLife, '05 edition

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Macs today come "fully loaded," but unlike your typical fully loaded automobile, Macs do not come with detailed instruction manuals. Instead, the user is often left to fend for him or herself as they try to sort through all that powerful and mysterious software. On the surface, these programs are relatively easy-to-use, but it is what lies beneath the surface that makes them most useful. MacAddict Guide to Living the iLife, Second Edition is your way to take control of this unfortunate situation. Through the use ...

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Overview

Macs today come "fully loaded," but unlike your typical fully loaded automobile, Macs do not come with detailed instruction manuals. Instead, the user is often left to fend for him or herself as they try to sort through all that powerful and mysterious software. On the surface, these programs are relatively easy-to-use, but it is what lies beneath the surface that makes them most useful. MacAddict Guide to Living the iLife, Second Edition is your way to take control of this unfortunate situation. Through the use of visual aids and projects, you will be guided through each application's basic features before moving on to the hidden features and time-saving shortcuts. Get inside such topics as:

  • iTunes
  • Garage Band
  • iPhoto
  • iMovie and iDVD
  • iChat
  • The dashboard, address book and Sherlock
  • iApps that you didn't even know you had
You'll also explore the Utilities folder as you learn which applications can help you, which ones you should leave alone and which one is the portal to a host of old-school games that you may otherwise have never known existed. MacAddict Guide to Living the iLife will help you and your Mac live the good life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789734099
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 7/18/2005
  • Series: Future Press Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelly Brisbin has written about technology for 16 years. Her specialties include the Macintosh, networking and the Internet. She is the author of more than ten books and has also written hundreds of articles for magazines. Her most recent day job was Managing Editor/Technology at Powered Inc. in Austin, Texas. MacAddict is the ultimate hands-on guide to everything Macintosh. Its mission is to provide the reader with the most comprehensive range of information possible, from upgrading to troubleshooting to customizing a Macintosh desktop.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE IAPPS THAT START WITH "I".

1. iTunes.

Bring Music into iTunes

Play First

Adding Music to the Library

Internet Radio

Organizing Your Music

Building Playlists

Party Shuffle

Exporting Playlists

Music Ratings

Time-Shifting

Searching and Browsing

Changing Track Information

A Peek into the Music Folder

Burn Discs

Choose Content

Get Ready to Burn

Printing CD Case Labels

iTunes to the Max

Pump Up Playback with Sound Effects

Optimizing Encoded Sound Quality

The Visual Side of iTunes

AppleScript and iTunes

Sharing Music

Share Your Playlists with the World

2. GarageBand.

Get to Know GarageBand

The Quick Tour: We're with the Band

Keyboard Shortcuts

Introduction to Tracks

Start a Project

Loops

Recording Software Instruments

Recording Real Instruments

Multitrack Recording

Tracks and the Timeline

Groovin' in the Timeline

Editing Tracks

Mixing

Mixing Controls

Volume Curves

Timing and Velocity Tweaks

Timing and Tuning

Effects

Using the Master Track

A Lean, Mean Mix

Sharing Songs and Parts of Songs

Importing Music: It's a Drag

Turbocharge GarageBand

Apple Loops

Community

3. iPhoto.

Starting Up iPhoto

Importing Photos

Importing from a Digital Camera

Import from a Card Reader

Import Selected Photos

Import from Your Hard Drive or a CD

Photo Triage

Adding Information About Photos

Names, Dates, and Comments

Tagging Multiple Photos

Keywords

Photo Info

View Your Handiwork

Organize Your Photos

Albums

Smart Albums

Date-Based Albums

Film Rolls

Folders

Customized Views

Arranging Photos

Photo Editing

Customize the Editing Environment

Basic Editing Tools

The Editing Dashboard

Sharing and Displaying Photos

Slideshows

Printing Photos

Ordering Prints

Emailing Photos

Web Pages and Slides with .Mac

Burning CDs and DVDs

Exporting Photos

Network Photo Sharing

4. iMovie.

Getting Ready to Make a Movie

Projects

Connecting Your Camera

Magic Movie

Importing and Scene Detection

Video Formats

Editing Clips

Nondestructive Editing

Trimming a Clip

Cropping

Splitting

Direct Trimming

More on Moving Clips Around

Transitions, Effects, and Titles

Transitions

Video Effects

Pile on the Plug-Ins

Titles

Sound and Music

Import from iTunes

Import from a CD

Import Sound Effects

Narrating Your Movie

Editing Audio Clips

Working with Still Images

Importing Photos

The Ken Burns Effect

Creating Stills from Your Movie

Sharing and Exporting Movies

Compression: Web, Email, and Direct to QuickTime

Export to Tape or iDVD

5. iDVD.

Prepare to Work in iDVD

Create and Save a Project

Starting iDVD

OneStep DVD

Building Your DVD Project

Encoding

Choose a Theme

Editing Text

Adding Movies and Photos to the Menu

Slideshows

Adding Submenus

Transitions

The Map

Customizing Themes

Editing Menu Backgrounds

Adding or Editing Audio

Editing Buttons

Saving Favorite Themes

Archiving and Burning DVDs

Archiving a Project

Burn a Disc

6. iChat AV.

Getting an iChat Account

Chat the .Mac Way

AIM Free for All

Basic Accounting

Using Multiple Accounts

Find Some Buddies

Customize the iChat Experience

Custom Text

Chat Status

Get Some Buddy Icons

Buddy Actions and Alerts

Text Chat

Editing, Spell-Checking, and Emoticons

Group Chats

Sending Images and Files

Audio and Video Chat

Speak Your Mind

See and Be Seen with iSight or a DV Camera

Video Setup

Multiparty AV Chats

Bonjour Mon Ami

7. iCal.

Getting Started with iCal

Understanding Calendars

Importing Information

iCal with a View

Calendars and Events

Editing Events

Customizing the Event View

To-Do Lists

Printing and Exporting Calendars

Printing

Exporting Calendars and Events

Searching in iCal

Sharing Calendars

Subscribing to Shared Calendars

Publishing Your Calendar

Synchronizing Your Calendars

8. iSync.

Syncing Options

Sync Your Mac to an iPod

Sync Your Mac to a Palm PDA

Sync Your Mac to a Cell Phone

Sync to Pocket PC And Other Devices

II. THE IAPPS THAT DON'T START WITH "I".

9. Address Book.

Entering and Importing Addresses

Adding Contacts

Importing Contacts

Working with Groups

Smart Groups

Using Address Book

Finding Contacts

Address Book and Email

More Connections

Directories

Printing Address Information

Sharing Your Contacts the .Mac Way

Address Syncing

10. Mail.

Setting Up Mail

Adding Mail Accounts

Importing Mail

Tweaking Account Setup

Sending and Receiving Mail

Addressing Mail

Email Stylin'

Spell Checking

Signatures

Reading and Viewing Mail

Replying to Mail

Working with Attachments

Managing Mail

Search

Mailboxes

Special Mailboxes

Consolidate Mailboxes

Making Your Own Mailboxes

Smart Mailboxes

Setting Up Rules

Dealing with Spam

11. Safari.

Setup and Browsing

The Safari Window

Setting Browser Window Preferences

Just Browsing

Bookmarks

Organizing Bookmarks

Importing and Synchronizing Bookmarks

Bookmark Search

Feed Yourself with RSS

Understanding RSS Feeds

Finding and Using Feeds

Your Personal Clipping Service

Web Searches

Archiving Web Pages

AutoFill

Cookies, Security, and Other Black Arts

Privacy Protector

12. Sherlock.

Meet Sherlock

Searching with Sherlock

Internet

Pictures

Stocks

Movies

Phone Book

eBay

Flights

Dictionary

Translation

AppleCare

Customizing Sherlock

Customizing the Toolbar and Menus

Adding More Channels

13. Font Book.

Fonts in OS X

Font Book Overview

Collections

Previewing Fonts

Installing Fonts

Resolving Conflicts

Using Fonts

Character Palette

14. Preview.

Preview and PDF

Document Viewing

Navigating Multipage Documents

Copying Content from a PDF

Searching

PDF Preferences

Preview and Image Files

Converting and Exporting Images

PostScript Files

Associating with Preview

15. Automator.

Meet Automator

Actions

Workflow

Build Your Own Workflow

Show Action When Run

Using Your Workflow

Resources for Automators

Men (and Women) of Action

Resources for Action Heroes

16. Unix and the Terminal.

Unix Under the Hood

The Unix Shell

Time Out for Syntax

Understanding Commands and Their Parts

More Basic Commands

man Pages

Unix and Aqua Together

sudo Control

The Power of Unix

Text Editors

Internet Tools

Apache Web Server

Working with the Terminal

Preferences

Terminal and the Keyboard

17. The Little Guys.

Calculator

Chess

Dashboard

Dictionary

DVD Player

Image Capture

Internet Connect

QuickTime Player

Stickies

TextEdit

A. The iApps You Don't Know You Have.

Activity Monitor

AirPort Admin Utility

AirPort Setup Assistant

Audio MIDI Setup

Bluetooth File Exchange

Sync Utility

Console

Digital Meter

Directory Access

Disk Utility

Grab

Grapher

Keychain Access

Migration Assistant

NetInfo Manager

Network Utility

ODBC Administrator

Printer Setup Utility

System Profiler

VoiceOver Utility

Index.

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