OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide

OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide

by Chris Seibold


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Get the concise information you need to start using OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of the Mac operating system. This handy guide goes right to the heart of the OS, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, utilities, and other features.

Once you’re familiar with the fundamentals, use this book as a resource for problem-solving on the fly. You get configuration tips, lots of step-by-step instructions, guides for troubleshooting, and other advice—all in an easy-to-read format.

  • Learn what’s new, including improved iCloud integration and other iPad-inspired features
  • Discover how working with multiple devices is easier and more streamlined with Mountain Lion
  • Get a guide to the Finder, Dock, user accounts, and other essentials
  • Use Mountain Lion’s system preferences to customize your Mac
  • Take advantage of OS X applications, such as FaceTime and Time Machine
  • Manage passwords and secure your data
  • Work more efficiently with a complete list of keyboard shortcuts

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449330323
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Chris Seibold is an engineer, writer, and cartoonist residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. As an engineer, he has tackled such diverse processes as powder coating and hot dog casing manufacture. As a writer, he has focused on computing and written for a variety of online and traditional media, including serving as Senior Contributing Editor for the Apple Matters web site and contributing hacks to iPod and iTunes Hacks, with a talent for making the complex accessible to the interested but harried user. As a cartoonist, he has produced both cartoon strips and editorials. Chris also managed to spend some time working producing radio shows relating to sports. As soon as he hits television, the trifecta will be complete. Chris lives with his wife, young son, and what is quite possibly the world's dimmest canine. He has a degree in Physics from the University of Tennessee but has yet to find work involving frictionless inclined planes.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1: What’s New in Mountain Lion?

  • Chapter 2: Installing Mountain Lion and Migrating Data

  • Chapter 3: A Quick Guide to Mountain Lion

  • Chapter 4: Troubleshooting OS X

  • Chapter 5: System Preferences

  • Chapter 6: Built-in Applications and Utilities

  • Chapter 7: Managing Passwords in Mountain Lion

  • Chapter 8: Keyboard Commands and Special Characters

  • Colophon

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