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Overview

Facts, tips, and secrets for using the powerful—but less obvious—features of a Mac

Packed with tricks, tools, and shortcuts that you may not discover by simply working with a program or software on your Mac, Macs Portable Genius, 2nd Edition reveals smart and innovative ways to execute various tasks that can save you time and hassle. Its handy smaller trim size makes it easy for you to find essential information, coupled with savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started to intermediate information and hip tips that cover how to use Macs and related hardware.

  • Reveals facts, tips, and secrets to help you get the most out of your Apple hardware and software and maximize their features
  • Shows you how to browse the web with Safari, troubleshoot and maintain your Mac, and have fun with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad and iTunes and listen to music and podcasts
  • Walks you through switching from an older version of another Mac
  • Features a handy trim size so that you can quickly find essential information on the hottest tips, tricks, and savvy advice
  • Authored by veteran author Paul McFedries, whose authoritative, no-nonsense—yet friendly and readable—writing style has sold more than three million copies of his books worldwide

Macs Portable Genius, 2nd Edition shares all the coolest information about Mac hardware and software, Apple mobile devices and iTunes, troubleshooting, and maintenance so that you and your Mac can work at your fullest potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470874028
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Portable Genius Series , #41
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer, with more than 70 books to his credit, including iPad Portable Genius and iPhone 4 Portable Genius. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site at www.mcfedries.com.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: How Do I Connect and Configure Devices?

Chapter 2: How Do I Connect My Mac with Bluetooth Devices?

Chapter 3: How Do I Synchronize My Mac with Other Devices?

Chapter 4: How Can I Get More Out of the Web?

Chapter 5: How Do I Use My Mac to Organize My Real Life?

Chapter 6: How Do I Use My Mac to Organize My Online Life?

Chapter 7: Can My Mac Help Me Communicate More Effectively?

Chapter 8: How Do I Keep My Mac Running Smoothly?

Chapter 9: Can I Upgrade My Mac?

Chapter 10: How Do I Solve Mac Software Problems?

Chapter 11: How Do I Solve Mac Hardware Problems?

Chapter 12: How Do I Run Windows on My Mac?

Appendix A: Mac Online Resources.

Appendix B: Mac Shortcut Keys.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2008

    Wonderful Resourse

    I find this book extremely helpful in providing information about Macs. As an 'older' Mac user I needed advise about the capabilities of my computer and how to solve computer issues. This book is it! From the hip good-looking kid on the cover to the last page, I am thoroughly enjoying this book and find it very useful. A must for all Mac users!

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Helpful Book

    This is a good book, but there are better ones at B&N. Overall this is a good starter book for general readers and students who want to know a little more about Mac.

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