OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

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What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.

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Overview

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.

  • Big-ticket changes. Twitter and Facebook intgration. Air-Play TV mirroring. Power Nap. Game Center. Documents in the Cloud. iMessages. Gatekeeper. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Mountain Lion Watch. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Messages, Preview…
  • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power users. Security, accounts, networking, build-your own Services, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple's brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449330279
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 335,897
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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. 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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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part One: The OS X Desktop

Chapter 0: The Mountain Lion Landscape

Chapter 1: Folders & Windows

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Stuff

Chapter 3: Spotlight

Chapter 4: Dock, Desktop & Toolbars

Part Two: Programs in OS X

Chapter 5: Documents, Programs & Mission Control

Chapter 6: Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up

Chapter 7: Automator, AppleScript & Services

Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh

Part Three: The Components of OS X

Chapter 9: System Preferences

Chapter 10: Reminders, Notes & Notification Center

Chapter 11: The Other Free Programs

Chapter 12: CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlay

Part Four: The Technologies of OS X

Chapter 13: Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper

Chapter 14: Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop

Chapter 15: Graphics, Fonts & Printing

Chapter 16: Sound, Movies & Speech

Part Five: OS X Online

Chapter 17: Internet Setup & iCloud

Chapter 18: Mail & Contacts

Chapter 19: Safari

Chapter 20: Messages

Chapter 21: SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing

Part Six: Appendixes

Appendix A: Installing OS X Mountain Lion

Appendix B: Troubleshooting

Appendix C: The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary

Appendix D: The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Great Book, Very helpful

    This book does everything I needed and expected. I am new to the Mac but not to computers or Unix/Linux. This book covers all of the tips and tricks to the Mac OS X desktop to get you up to speed quickly. Just what I wanted.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    A necessary addition

    Like all David Pogue manuals this is a must have. Explains all of the system clearly, with illustrations and sidebar hints, Great to own as Apple no longer packs a users manual with their updates.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Copper, Callen, and Cerina's Bio

    Are under construction ((actually, I'm too lazy to make them AGAIN))

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Larken's and Myth's bio

    Name: Larken storm***
    Description: A sleek golden pelt with a dark brown mane and tail tip with dark amber eyes.***
    Mate/Crush: None***
    Kin: Myth turn***

    Name: Myth Turn***
    Description: A thin build with a dark golden pelt and shockingly green eyes.&&&
    Mate/Crush: None***
    Kin: Larken Storm***


    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Mountain's Bio: Updated. ヅ

    Name: Mountain's Fall. Gender: &female. Looks: Beautiful Light Brown/gray lioness with Red/Violet eyes. Crush: Copper. Mate: No, Wants.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    To all weird lion and cub stuff

    WAT DAFUQ?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Lila

    She diped her head "hello Daliki"

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Riley and bane

    She walks in with her brothr they look around

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Coal, Daisy, and Crystal

    Three little cubs came in. "Can we join?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    To daliki

    My dream bf is at hello res onr!!! THIS IS MY DREAM BOYFRIEND:

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Fala

    May i join?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Angel

    Hello? May I join? *a golden female lion walks up to the others*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Mya

    She padds in. "Hi everybody." She says with a yawn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Icy rose

    She nods "Yup no one notices me" she says

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Kane & Azula

    ((Sorry I lie dropped off te face of the earth last night... mtv movie awards)) the siblings pad in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Jadien

    Chases a zebra. Suddenly, muscles rippling, she sprang gracefully from the ground, sunk her teeth in, and carried her food back.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Patience

    A pake white lioness stalked in, her dark blue eyes bright. Her paws had hints of black and so did her tail and ear+tips....She was mateless, even though she was very pretty. She was mute, too. She could not speak. She called herself useless....Except her friends didn't let herself call hre own self rud names through the sand. She wrote in the sand. "I am Patience...May l join?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Light to snowy

    Are you ok? Just stand up and heres the problum youre siting on a pece of plastik.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Sheeka

    Nods

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