Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 14, 2009 - Computers - 768 pages
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, with even better performance and more efficient use of hard drive space as well as cool features like MobileMe, the iWork productivity suite, and improved media technology. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop reference for all its features.

Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). Youíll learn to:

  • Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow Leopard
  • Navigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backups
  • Explore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWeb
  • Create cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with Keynote
  • Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDisk
  • Build a wireless network with AirPort Extreme
  • Keep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenance

Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of whatís under the hood, in case youíre interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.

  

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Contents

Introducing Mac OS X
9
Navigating and Running Programs
25
Basic OS X Housekeeping
51
Searching Everything with Spotlight
79
Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row
87
Keeping Track with the Address Book
95
The Joys of Maintenance
107
Getting Help for the Big X
129
Using iWork
401
Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
417
Building Presentations with Keynote
431
The Typical Internet Stuff
443
Getting on the Internet
445
Using Apple Mail
453
Staying in Touch with iChat
477
Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk
491

Troubleshooting the X
135
Customizing and Sharing
145
Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
167
Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
181
You Mean Others Can Use My Mac Too?
219
Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
227
Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit
241
The World According to Apple
253
Jamming with iTunes and iPod
263
Focusing on iPhoto
287
Making Magic with iMovie
311
Burn Those DVDs Using iDVD
329
Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
349
Crafting a Web Site with iWeb
371
No Its Not Called iQuickTime
385
Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater
391
Going Places with Safari
497
Staying Secure Online
513
Setting Up a Small Network
525
Using Your Network
541
Going Wireless
555
Expanding Your System
579
Add RAM Hard Drive Space and Stir
593
PortoRama Using USB and FireWire
605
Im Okay Youre a Printer
611
Applications That Youve Probably Gotta Have
619
Advanced Mac OS X
635
AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
659
Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh
675
Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X
689
Index
703
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.

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