OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

by David Pogue


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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.

  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449330279
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/17/2012
Pages: 888
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About 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.

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

  • Colophon

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