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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks [NOOK Book]

Overview

Clear, step-by-step instruction guides you through OS X Mavericks

If you want to get quickly up to speed on the newest (and now cat-free) OS X operating system, OS X Mavericks, this easy-to-follow book is just the ticket. Designed for visual learners, Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks uses rich, full-color screenshots and illustrations to show rather than tell you how to use Mavericks. You'll learn how to customize your Mac, enjoy digital media, connect common peripherals, ...

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks

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Overview

Clear, step-by-step instruction guides you through OS X Mavericks

If you want to get quickly up to speed on the newest (and now cat-free) OS X operating system, OS X Mavericks, this easy-to-follow book is just the ticket. Designed for visual learners, Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks uses rich, full-color screenshots and illustrations to show rather than tell you how to use Mavericks. You'll learn how to customize your Mac, enjoy digital media, connect common peripherals, and get the most out of the very latest enhancements, including iBooks, Maps, iCloud, and Calendar.

  • Shows you how to use and optimize the newest OS X operating system, Mavericks
  • Uses step-by-step instruction to guide you through common tasks and cool features
  • Features full-color screenshots or illustrations on almost every page
  • Covers the latest features, technologies, and enhancements

    Surf's up and the water is fine, so jump into OS X Mavericks with Teach Yourself VISUALLY OS X Mavericks!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118683255
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/2013
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,230,767
  • File size: 79 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Discovering What You Can Do with OS X

Create Documents 4

Play and Record Music 6

View and Organize Your Photos 8

Play and Make a Movie or Slide Show 10

Take Advantage of the Web 12

Communicate with Others 14

Organize Your Contacts and Appointments 16

Chapter 2 Learning Basic Program Tasks

Explore the OS X Screen 20

Tour the Dock 21

Start an Application 22

Start an Application Using Launchpad 24

Switch Between Applications 26

View Running Applications with Mission Control 27

Tour an Application Window 28

Run an Application Full Screen 29

Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu 30

Select a Command Using a Toolbar 31

Select Options with Dialog Controls 32

Chapter 3 Learning Basic Document Tasks

Save a Document 36

Open a Document 37

Print a Document 38

Edit Document Text 40

Copy a File 44

Move a File 45

Rename a File 46

Delete a File 47

Open a Folder in a Tab 48

Chapter 4 Browsing the Web

Select a Link 52

Enter a Web Page Address 53

Open a Web Page in a Tab 54

Navigate Web Pages 56

Navigate with the History List 58

Change Your Home Page 60

Bookmark Web Pages 62

Search for Sites 64

Download a File 66

View Links Shared On Social Networks 68

Create a Web Page Reading List 70

Chapter 5 Communicating via E-mail

Add an E-mail Account 74

Send an E-mail Message 76

Add a File Attachment 78

Add a Signature 80

Receive and Read E-mail Messages 82

Reply to a Message 84

Forward a Message 86

Open and Save an Attachment 88

Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages 90

Chapter 6 Talking via Messages and FaceTime

Configure Messages 94

Send a Message 96

Send a File in a Message 98

Sign In to FaceTime 100

Connect Through FaceTime 102

Chapter 7 Tracking Contacts and Events

Add a New Contact 106

Edit a Contact 108

Create a Contact Group 110

Navigate the Calendar 112

Create an Event 114

Create a Repeating Event 116

Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 118

Chapter 8 Playing and Organizing Music

Understanding the iTunes Library 122

Navigate the iTunes Window 123

Play a Song 124

Play a Music CD 126

Import Tracks from a Music CD 130

Create a Playlist 132

Burn Music Files to a CD 134

Edit Song Information 136

Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 138

Listen to an Internet Radio Station 140

Chapter 9 Learning Useful OS X Tasks

Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 144

Install a Program Using the App Store 146

Write a Note 148

Pin a Note to the Desktop 150

Create a Reminder 152

Create a New Reminder List 154

Sign In to Your Facebook Account 156

Post to Facebook 158

Sign In to Your Twitter Account 160

Send a Tweet 162

Share Information with Other People 164

Work with the Notification Center 166

Organize Files with Tags 168

Search Files with Tags 170

Search for a Location 172

Get Directions to a Location 174

Install a Font 176

Chapter 10 Viewing and Editing Photos

View a Preview of a Photo 180

View a Slide Show of Your Photos 182

Import Photos from a Digital Camera 184

View Your Photos 186

Create an Album 188

Crop a Photo 190

Rotate a Photo 192

Straighten a Photo 194

Remove Red Eye from a Photo 196

Add Names to Faces in Your Photos 198

Map Your Photos 200

E-mail a Photo 202

Take Your Picture 204

Chapter 11 Playing and Creating Videos

Play a DVD Using DVD Player 208

Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player 210

Create a New Movie Project 212

Import a Video File 214

Add Video Clips to Your Project 216

Trim a Clip 218

Add a Transition Between Clips 220

Add a Photo 222

Add a Music Track 224

Record a Voiceover 226

Add Titles and Credits 228

Play the Movie 230

Publish Your Movie to YouTube 232

Chapter 12 Customizing OS X

Display System Preferences 236

Change the Desktop Background 238

Activate the Screen Saver 240

Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options 242

Change the Display Resolution and Brightness 244

Create an App Folder in Launchpad 246

Add a User Account 248

Customize the Dock 250

Add an Icon to the Dock 252

Hide the Dock 254

Add a Widget to the Dashboard 256

Extend the Desktop Across Multiple Displays 258

Chapter 13 Maintaining OS X

Empty the Trash 262

Organize Your Desktop 263

Check Hard Drive Free Space 264

Uninstall Unused Applications 266

Force a Stuck Application to Close 268

Configure Time Machine Backups 270

Restore an Earlier Version of a File 272

Restore Files Using Time Machine 274

Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery 276

Restart Your Mac 278

Chapter 14 Working with Your iCloud Account

Create an Apple ID 282

Sign In to iCloud 286

Set Up iCloud Synchronization 288

Generate a Website Password 290

Send and Receive iCloud Mail 292

Work with iCloud Contacts 294

Manage Your Schedule with iCloud 296

Locate and Lock a Lost Mac, iPod, iPhone, or iPad 298

Chapter 15 Networking with OS X

Understanding Networking 302

Connect a Bluetooth Device 304

Connect to a Wireless Network 308

Connect to a Network Resource 310

Change Your Password 312

Turn On File and Printer Sharing 314

Share a Folder 316

Share a Printer 318

Add a Shared Printer 320

Share a Screen with Another Mac 322

View OS X on Your TV 324

Index 326

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