MacBook Pro Portable Genius [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use a MacBook Pro. But if you want to get the most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius to work and ramp up the pace. Want to create virtual workspaces on the desktop? Synchronize contact information between an iPhone, iPad, and iPod? Take advantage of iCloud? Manage your time with Calendar? You'll find all of this inside, along with cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access ...

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MacBook Pro Portable Genius

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Overview

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use a MacBook Pro. But if you want to get the most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius to work and ramp up the pace. Want to create virtual workspaces on the desktop? Synchronize contact information between an iPhone, iPad, and iPod? Take advantage of iCloud? Manage your time with Calendar? You'll find all of this inside, along with cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools to help you perform tasks easier, save loads of time, and enjoy your MacBook Pro to the max.

PORTABLE GENIUS
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118363607
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2012
  • Series: Portable Genius Series , #800
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Galen Gruman has written more than 35 books explaining how to use popular technology, including the iPad®, OS X®, Windows® 8, iOS, Adobe® InDesign®, and QuarkXPress®. He's the mobile columnist at the technology website InfoWorld.com, former editor of Macworld magazine, and both a Mac and PC user since 1985.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1
How Can I Use My Desktop Space Efficiently? 2

Chapter 2
How Do I Manage User Accounts? 48

Chapter 3
What Are My Internet Connection Options? 78

Chapter 4
How Do I Share Files, Printers, Videos, and More? 102

Chapter 5
How Can I Control My MacBook Pro and Maintain Battery Power? 140

Chapter 6
How Do I Take Advantage of iCloud? 172

Chapter 7
How Do I Manage Contacts and E-mail? 192

Chapter 8
How Do I Communicate in Real Time? 228

Chapter 9
How Can I Manage My Calendars? 244

Chapter 10
How Can I Make Better Use of the MacBook Pro’s Audio Features? 266

Chapter 11
How Do I Add and Manage Storage Space? 284

Chapter 12
How Can I Run Windows Applications? 302

Chapter 13
How Can I Protect My MacBook Pro’s Data? 314

Chapter 14
How Do I Solve MacBook Pro Problems? 348

Index 376

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Answered my questions and more .....

    wanted a reference manual when I could not figure something out on my own. So far this has answered all of my questions. Good for those transitioning from PC to MAC. I am very computer savvy (software vs hardware) and still used this book.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    If new to a Mac - An excellent reference.

    I purchased my first Macbook about 10 months ago. I always used a PC but wanted to make to jump to a Mac as all my co-worker's used them as there personal computers at home. Obviously being a novice to the Mac world everything is different. The Macbook Pro - Portable Genius has been an excellent source of reference to refer to take full advantage of everything a Mac has to offer and can do. This book has solved many questions for me and has enabled me to become more comfortable in my adaptation to a Mac. The book is easy to understand and explains everything in a way for even the beginner user to understand and be able to implement. I highly recommend this book to any first time purchaser / user of a Mac. It will help you get the most out of your Macbook Pro.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2009

    Good reference for novices

    This book is a good reference for first time Mac buyers, PC switchers, etc. It's very comprehensive and easy to follow, providing clear instructions on how to master the new MacBook Pros. I found the book to have a clear layout of information with illustrations that helped me make my MacBook Pro easier to use.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Great book, learned a lot

    This is a really good book with step by step instructions and pictures. I wish it would have covered the Mobil Me a little better.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Helpul Advice

    This is a suggestion to anybodywho might consider buying this book. If you do in fact have a mac, figure out how to go online , and search what you need to search. This book is okay at the very best, and for example, you actually are told how to open a folder. If you have never used a computer before in your life, then this is the book for you.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Mediocre at Best

    I really had higher expectations for the eBook. I made the mistake of thinking this was going to be the highest authority book. I was wrong. Instead, what it is- is a desperate reflection of corporate greed- put out a product as quickly as possible to get a piece of the pie before the masses catch on. The book should have covered every starting app, how to manage the hard drive, etc.; everything about the OS. It falls short miserably.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    For guy under

    Because macs are faster and a lot better

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Is the pc or mac better????cuz my dad works with pc's.............

    He works with a company called comptec (computer curear center) but uses pcs and teaches about pcs in classes.so i was wondering if mac is better.my and my bro.are in a band and we werk with pro tools le 8 with windows. Is the macbook better for musicians?!??!??is it faster??!??is it easier to use??! WHY IS EVERY ONE GETTING MACS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?WHY???WHY????WWWWWHHHHYYYYY??????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please answer.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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