Learn the skills, tools and shortcuts you need in order to make the most of your MacBook Pro
This easy-to-use, compact guide skips the fluff and gets right to the essentials so that you can maximize all the latest features of the MacBook Pro. Packed with savvy insights and tips on key tools and shortcuts, this handy book aims to help you increase your productivity and save you time and hassle. From desktop sharing and wireless networking to running Windows applications and more, this book shows you what you want to know.
- Includes the latest version of OS X, iCloud, FaceTime, and more
- Covers all the essential tools, topics, and shortcuts on things like running Windows applications, using the Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and more
- Features Genius icons throughout the book that provide smart and innovative ways to handle tasks and save yourself time
MacBook Pro Portable Genius, 5th Edition puts you well on the way to being a pro at using your MacBook Pro!
About 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.
Table of Contents
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