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This latest update to the bestselling OS X guide will have you working miracles in no time with Mavericks, which brings popular iOS apps to OS X, including iBooks and Maps. With this comprehensive guide, you can learn in your own way, whether it is working through the lessons from start to finish, jumping straight to step-by-step exercises about new features, or looking up just want you need to know at that moment. there are hundreds of exciting tools and hidden gems in OS X. Author Lynn Beighley uses her gentle, expert instruction to help you find those tools and gems and master them, taking full advantage of all that Mavericks has to offer.
If you are new to OS X, you'll learn the basics of how to use OS X efficiently and joyfully. From there, you can move on to customize Mavericks to suit the way you work. And if you've been using OS X already, you'll learn how to get the most out of iCloud integration, Notifications, Maps, iBooks, Finder tabs, multiple displays, and more.
Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it. She's authored more than a dozen books and countless articles and short stories.
During her last semester working on an MS in Computer Science, she discovered Flash and wrote her first bestseller. She never finished the degree. She moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing more books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to NY and earned an MFA in Creative Writing.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to the Mac os x Desktop 2 A Bit Beyond the Basics 3 Introduction to Mac OS X Applications 4 TextEdit for Word Processing 5 Mail for Email and Notes 6 Contacts for Keeping Track of People 7 Safari for Web Browsing 8 Calendar and Reminders for Organizing Your Life 9 Messages and FaceTime for Text, Audio, and Video Messaging 10 iTunes for Your Listening Pleasure 11 Preview for Viewing Images, PDFs, and More 12 Maps for Finding Your Way 13 Miscellaneous Tools on Your Mac 14 Common Tools in OS X Applications 15 Working between OS X Applications 16 Personalize Your Mac to Meet Your Needs 17 Mission Control to Organize Your Space 18 Notification Center: Keeping You Informed 19 Set Up Printing 20 Share One Mac with Multiple Users 21 Find What You Want, Fast–with Spotlight 22 Time Machine Backup 23 Get Connected and Share Files 24 Basic Troubleshooting 25 Secure Your Mac and Its Files 26 Upgrade Your Mac and Migrate Your Files Index