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PowerBook Fan Book: Love At First Boot

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You've coveted one for a long while, and now it's yours: the sleek and speedy PowerBook. It's as stylish as you wanted, as slick as you imagined, and as mighty as you hoped. So now what? The PowerBook Fan Book is your quick and fun guide to mastering all the features and taking advantage of the infinite advanced capabilities of your beloved new laptop. No PowerBook owner should be without a copy.Lightweight but power-packed, your PowerBook comes with all sorts of high-end features so that you can effortlessly ...

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Overview

You've coveted one for a long while, and now it's yours: the sleek and speedy PowerBook. It's as stylish as you wanted, as slick as you imagined, and as mighty as you hoped. So now what? The PowerBook Fan Book is your quick and fun guide to mastering all the features and taking advantage of the infinite advanced capabilities of your beloved new laptop. No PowerBook owner should be without a copy.Lightweight but power-packed, your PowerBook comes with all sorts of high-end features so that you can effortlessly enjoy portable connectivity, wireless networking, lightning-fast graphics, and much more. In either the 12-inch, 15-inch, or 17-inch model, the PowerBook boasts a PowerPC G4 processor with speeds topping the charts at 1.5GHz and 4x-speed SuperDrives, and it comes standard with AirPort Extreme—offering the fastest speeds in wireless networking—and Bluetooth.But there's a lot to learn before you know your trusty machine well enough to make the most of these many offerings. The PowerBook Fan Book is just the thing to get you up to speed in a flash with your new laptop. This compact, affordable, and accessible guide takes you through the process of getting familiar with your machine and OS X Panther, learning cool tricks and tidbits, and finding out about often little-known but must-have accessories for your favorite new piece of hardware.The ideal gift for anyone wielding the most desirable of Apple's laptops, this book includes sections on getting started, organizing your digital lifestyle, advanced features, using your PowerBook at home, at the office, or on the go, and tips and tricks for doing most anything and everything you could want. In no time, you'll be burning DVDs, crunching numbers, building a website, composing music, and editing digital video like an expert.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008178
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/19/2004
  • Series: PowerBook Fan Books
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 5.92 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Derrick Story has more than 25 years as a photojournalist, including serving as managing editor for O'Reilly Network. He speaks at technology conferences including Macworld, PMA, PhotoPlus, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., The Digital Photography Companion, and his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual with David Pogue.

Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story (thedigitalstory.com) and follow him on Twitter. Aperture fans might want to check out his co-authored video training on Lynda.com: Aperture 2 Essential Training.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : connecting with your PowerBook
Ch. 1 The care and feeding of your PowerBook 1
Ch. 2 The start of a beautiful friendship 11
Ch. 3 Organize your life 41
Ch. 4 Refine your digital lifestyle 57
Ch. 5 PowerBook on the go 85
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2004

    a digital lifestyle

    As the book says, using a PowerBook is a digital lifestyle statement to some of its fans. That might sound a trifle pretentious, if you don't have one of these gadgets. But Story describes bunches of cool ways to use it. These are in the key chapters 3 and 4. He quickly describes the basics of using iPhoto to amass a collection of digital photos. And of using iMovies to view digital video. The chapters are somewhat short. There is enough detail to use the most common operations of these programs, and others. But the narrative only hints at the complexity of the full features of each program. The book provides a useful and quick survey.

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