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OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies : For Dummies - Bob LeVitus

OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies

For Dummies

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Tame your Mountain Lion, the "Dr. Mac" way.

Author Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is a Mac guru and one of the world's leading authorities on all things Apple, so when he talks OS X Mountain Lion, people listen. Now you can learn how to get the most out of OS X Mountain Lion with the latest edition of this bestselling guide to OS X. Whether you're learning your way around your first Mac or just updating your OS, you'll unleash the power of OS X Mountain Lion with this friendly, full-color guide to Apple's new operating system.

  • Covers OS X basics, including working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control; setting up your e-mail; surfing the web with Safari; organizing your files; navigating with multi-touch gestures; managing your contacts and calendars; connecting a printer; and printing documents.
  • Walks you through the new-to-OS-X features, such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Twitter and Facebook integration, Game Center, and Gatekeeper.
  • Gets you up and running with iTunes and the latest apps from the Mac App Store and shows you how to enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe with Time Machine
  • OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies is the perfect guide to help you reach the peak of this exciting new operating system.
About the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for more than 25 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer .

Introduction 1 Part I: Introducing OS X Mountain Lion: The Basics 7 Chapter 1: OS X Mountain Lion 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9 Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)! 25 Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 47 Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 69 Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 87 Part II: Mountain Lion Taming (Or “Organization for Smart People”) 119 Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 121 Chapter 7: Four Terrifi c Timesaving Tools 163 Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 183 Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 193 Part III: Do Unto Mountain Lion: Getting Things Done 209 Chapter 10: Internet-Working 211 Chapter 11: Communications Made Easy 227 Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 257 Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 273 Chapter 14: Words and Letters 285 Part IV: Making This Mountain Lion Your Very Own 295 Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 297 Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 313 Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 347 Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Mountain Lion 369 Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 371 Chapter 19: Utility Chest 387 Chapter 20: Troubleshooting OS X 399 Part VI: The Part of Tens 409 Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 411 Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It 421 Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 427 Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling OS X Mountain Lion (Only If You Have To) 435 Index 441

ISBN: 9781118394182
ISBN-10: 1118394186
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 14th August 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 1