The Little iBook Book

The Little iBook Book

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Overview

The Little iBook Book by John Tollett, Robin Williams

Taking its cues from the iMac, the sleek new iBook, Apple's Internet-ready and blazingly fast new portable, successfully combines high style and low price, guaranteeing it both buzz and sales. Who better to extol the virtues of mobile computing and familiarize you with the iBook's nifty features than Robin Williams, the bestselling author of The Little Mac Book, The Little iMac Book, and The Non-Designer's series? Because Williams and coauthor John Tollett are on the go all the time themselves, they know what you need to know to get the most out of your iBook.

Williams and Tollett show you how to navigate the ins and outs of computing at home and on the road, with conversational explanations and entertaining illustrations. Learn everything from desktop basics to how to use the iBook's innovative wireless connection feature. This slim volume is as portable as the iBook itself, and an indispensable guide for beginners and intermediate-level users alike.

Platform: MAC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201700930
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 10/15/1999
Series: Little Book Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Part I At Home or Office 13(102)
What Makes the iBook Different?
15(18)
The iBook
16(1)
New Keyboard Features
16(1)
Ports
17(1)
Restrt and Reset
18(1)
Trackpad Control Panel
19(1)
Mouse Control Panel
19(1)
Energy Saver
20(3)
Sleep Mode Beacon Light
23(1)
Replace the Battery
24(2)
Easy Installation of RAM
26(2)
File Synchronization Control Panel
28(3)
A Better Battery
31(1)
AirPort Base Station
32(1)
AirPort Card
32(1)
Software on the iBook
33(36)
Mac OS 8.6
34(1)
AppleWorks
34(1)
Palm Desk Organizer
35(6)
FAXstf
41(9)
AppleCD Audio Player
50(4)
Netscape Communicator
54(4)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
58(3)
America Online
61(3)
Earthlink Total Access
64(1)
Bugdom
65(1)
EdView Internet Safety Kit
65(1)
Quick Time
66(1)
What are These?
67(1)
Fonts
68(1)
The Keyboard
69(6)
Fkeys
70(1)
The Function Key (fn)
70(1)
User-Definable Fkeys
70(1)
The Keyboad Illustrated
71(1)
Modifier Keys
72(1)
You do have a Numeric Keypad
73(1)
Num Lock
73(1)
Keyboard Control Panel
74(1)
Removing the Keyboard Cover
74(1)
Connecting to the Internet
75(22)
Where to Begin
76(1)
You Need a Modem
76(1)
Using the Internet Setup Assistant
77(8)
Logging On to the Internet
85(1)
Internet Control Panel
86(3)
Modem Control Panel
89(1)
Remote Access Control Panel
90(2)
TCP/IP Control Panel
92(1)
Personal Web Sharing
93(3)
Use the Help Files!
96(1)
Sharing Files
97(18)
File sharing Software
98(1)
AppleTalk and Ethernet
98(1)
AirPort Wireless
98(1)
You have a Network!
98(1)
Set Up Your Macs to Share
99(10)
Diconnecting
109(1)
Turn Off File Sharing (or back on)
109(1)
Reconnecting
110(1)
AirPort Base Station
111(2)
AirPort Card
113(2)
Part II Email 115(26)
Email Options
117(18)
All Email Applications
118(1)
Set the Default Email Application
118(1)
America Online
119(5)
Netscape Communicator and Messenger
124(4)
Outlook Express
128(4)
Signatures
132(2)
Email Etiquette
134(1)
Portable Email Accounts
135(6)
National Service Provider
136(1)
Get a Local Account
136(1)
Web-based Free Email Accounts
137(2)
Check Any Existing Email Account
139(1)
Check AOL Mail with or without AOL Software
139(1)
Internet Cafes
139(1)
Public Libraries
139(1)
Save Your Email
140(1)
Part III On the Road 141(40)
Before you Leave Home
143(10)
How Important Is It?
144(1)
Help for Mobile Connecting
144(1)
Digital Phone Lines in Hotels
145(1)
Beware Reverse Polarity
146(1)
Do You Have Enough Cable?
146(1)
These are Always Useful
146(1)
Will you Need to Manually Dial for your Modem?
147(1)
Pocket Phone
147(1)
Pay Phones
147(1)
Surge Protector
148(1)
Local Access Numbers all over the Country
148(1)
Calling Cards
148(1)
Use the Location Manager
149(3)
International Travel
152(1)
International Power Plugs
152(1)
Connecting on the Road
153(12)
Why Travel with your iBook?
154(1)
Planning Ahead
154(11)
In the hotel room
156(1)
Getting through the hotel switchboard
156(1)
Using DialAssist
157(2)
Back at the ranch...I mean hotel
159(1)
Pick up a fax online
159(1)
Use an Internet cafe
160(1)
Check your other email accounts while on the road
160(1)
Use an 800 access number to connect
160(1)
Oh no, reverse polarity!
160(1)
Fax from a pay phone
161(1)
What to do about low-quality phone lines
162(1)
Use a Smart Office at the airport
162(1)
Send a file to Kinko's for hard copy output
162(1)
Email from the airplane
163(1)
Ignore the dial tone and dial manually to email
163(2)
Printing & Faxing on the Road
165(8)
Printing on the Road
166(2)
Faxing on the Road
168(3)
Free Faxing with eFax.com
171(1)
Free Voicemail
172(1)
Connecting from Foreign Countries
173(8)
Foreign Issues
174(1)
Power Adapter
174(1)
Hertz
174(1)
Surge Protector
174(1)
Power Plug
175(1)
Telephone Connectors and Jacks
175(1)
Tax Impulsing
176(1)
Dial Tone
176(1)
Reverse Polarity
176(1)
Digital Phone Lines
176(1)
Pulse Phone Lines
176(1)
International Calling Cards
177(1)
International Internet Accounts
178(1)
Web-Based Email
178(1)
Check the Number
178(1)
Check for Surcharges
178(1)
Cell Phone Connections Overseas
179(1)
Use a Local ISP
179(1)
Remote Access Configurations
179(1)
To Sum it all Up
180(1)
Part IV Extras 181(16)
Extra iBook Tips
183(8)
Power Conservation Tips
184(2)
System Software Troubleshooting
186(1)
Unreliable Modem Connections
186(1)
Airline Travel
187(1)
Laptop Lane and Smart Offices
187(1)
Airport Security
187(1)
Pardon my French
188(1)
Invest in a Travel Bag
189(1)
Car Travel
189(1)
Staying Informed
190(1)
Emergency Resurrection
190(1)
Accessories
191(6)
Converter Cables and Adapters for Connecting Non-USB Devices
192(1)
Resources
192(2)
USB Hubs
194(1)
Palm Computing Connected Organizers
194(1)
USB Mice, Game Pads, and Joysticks
194(1)
USB Scanners and Printers
194(1)
Video Capture
194(1)
External Microphone and Speakers
195(1)
Batteries and Battery Chargers
195(1)
USB Drives (floppy, hard, Zip)
195(1)
Portable Surge Protector
195(1)
USB Cameras
196(1)
Compact Flash and SmartMedia Card Readers
196(1)
Auto and Plane Power Adapters
196(1)
Retractable Modem Cable
196(1)
Glossary
197

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