Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 14, 2020 - Computers - 384 pages

The visual learner’s ultimate guide to the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and macOS Catalina

Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ultimate guide to getting up and running quickly with your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air! Whether you’re new to computers or transitioning from a PC, this graphics-heavy guide will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of your new laptop. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, with screenshots that help you follow along with confidence. You’ll learn how to manage files, work with macOS software, organize photos and media, set up email, access the internet, and adjust settings and preferences to make your MacBook work the way you work. You’ll also explore the features that bring computing to a whole new level, including iCloud, FaceTime, the App Store, and so much more!

The Mac has long inspired a legion of loyal fans, and you’re about to find out why. From sleek design to intuitive interface, to an OS that just works, Apple has cornered the market on the high-end computing experience. The MacBook makes sublime computing portable, and this book shows you how to take advantage of all that your MacBook has to offer.

MacOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Prepare yourself to experience music, TV, and podcasts in newly designed Mac apps. You can now enjoy your favorite iPad apps on Mac, and even extend your workspace and expand your creativity with iPad and Apple Pencil. Packed with new features and updates to the apps Apple users love, you can now take everything you do up the next level.

  • Get acquainted with the latest macOS version Cataline, and its new features
  • Perform everyday tasks quickly and easily
  • Customize preferences and settings to suit your needs
  • Download new apps, video chat, save to the cloud, and much more!

No confusing tech-speak, no vague instructions, and no complex tangents into obscure tasks. This friendly guide is packed with screenshots, easy-to-follow instructions, and a practical sensibility; you’re not launching the space shuttle, you just want to open your email. If you’re ready to explore all that your MacBook can do, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ideal companion.

 

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Contents

Understanding the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
4
Start Your MacBook and Log In
12
Point and Click with the Trackpad
18
Open Close and Manage Windows
24
Log Out Shut Down and Resume
30
Set Up a Screen Saver
36
Add or Remove Desktop Spaces
42
Configure the Appearance
50
Receive and Read Your Messages
194
Send a File via EMail
200
Block and Unblock Contacts
206
Chatting and Calling
210
Organizing Your Life
224
Create a New Calendar
230
Subscribe to a Shared Calendar
236
Add Someone to Your Contacts 238 Change a Contacts Information 240 Organize Contacts into Groups
242

Configure iCloud Settings
56
Sharing Your MacBook with Others
68
Share Your MacBook with Fast User Switching
74
Turn On Screen Time and Set Downtime
80
Apply Content and Privacy Restrictions
86
Review a Users Actions
92
Run an App Full Screen
102
Switch Quickly Among Apps
108
Using Dictation and Speech
114
Perform Tasks with Siri 118 Remove Apps 120 Identify Problem Apps 122 Force a Crashed App to Quit 124 Revert to an Earlier Version of a Docu...
126
Surfing the
164
Sending and Receiving EMail
188
Track Your Commitments with Reminders
248
Explore with 3D Flyovers in Maps
254
Add Your Music to the Music App 258 Set Up Home Sharing 260 Buy Songs Online 262 Play Songs 264 Create Playlists 266 Create Smart Playlists ...
257
Making the Most of Your Photos
278
Select Photos from Bursts
288
Remove RedEye
294
Create Photo Albums
300
EMail a Photo
306
Troubleshooting Your MacBook
332
Control Checking for Software and App Updates
338
Recover When macOS Crashes
344
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Guy Hart-Davis (Barnard Castle, UK) is the author of more than 100 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.

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