Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-09-13
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Eight minibooks included are: (1) Introducing Mac OS X (2) Customizing and Sharing (3) The Digital Hub (4) Using iWork (5) The Typical Internet Stuff (6) Networking in Mac OS X (7) Expanding Your System (8) Advanced Mac OS X. What the book covers: Mac OS X basics, navigating and Running Programs, finding files and folders with Finder, searching with Spotlight, customizing the Mac OS X desktop, keeping track with the Address Book, backing up files with Time Machine, setting up multi-user accounts, jamming with iTunes, organizing and tweaking images with iPhoto, making magic with iMovie, building musical arrangements with GarageBand, crafting a web site with iWeb, getting on the Internet, using Apple Mail, getting productive with the iWork applications, staying secure online, setting up a network, expanding your system, introducing UNIX commands, simplifying your life with AppleScript, troubleshooting Mac OS X, and much more. Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X. This new version will have will have approximately 40-50% new content. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than nineteen years.

Author Biography

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for almost 30 years — pushing computers and their uses far beyond “normal” performance limits for decades now. His fi rst love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984 when he bought his lightning-fast 300 BPS modem for his Atari 400. Now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda.
Mark's rapidly expanding list of books includes MacBook For Dummies, 3rd Edition; Macs for Seniors For Dummies; iMac For Dummies, 6th Edition; Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies; Building a PC For Dummies, 5th Edition; Scanners For Dummies, 2nd Edition; CD & DVD Recording For Dummies, 2nd Edition; PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition; Mac OS X Tiger: Top 100 Simplifi ed Tips & Tricks; Microsoft Office v. X Power User's Guide; BURN IT! Creating Your Own Great DVDs and CDs; The Hewlett-Packard Offi cial Printer Handbook; The Hewlett-Packard Official Recordable CD Handbook; The Hewlett-Packard Offi cial Digital Photography Handbook; Computer Gamer’s Bible; Recordable CD Bible; Teach Yourself the iMac Visually; Running a Perfect BBS; Offi cial Netscape Guide to Web Animation; and Windows 98 Troubleshooting and Optimizing Little Black Book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Introducing Mac OS X 7

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X 9

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs 25

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping 53

Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight 81

Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth 91

Chapter 6: Keeping Track with the Address Book 97

Chapter 7: The Joys of Maintenance 109

Chapter 8: Getting Help for the Big X 131

Chapter 9: Troubleshooting the X 139

Chapter 10: Running Windows on Your Mac 149

Book II: Customizing and Sharing 157

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams 159

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch 183

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences 199

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too? 241

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts 249

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit 265

Book III: The Digital Hub 275

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple 277

Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod 287

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto 315

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie 339

Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD 361

Chapter 6: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand 381

Chapter 7: Crafting a Web Site with iWeb 403

Chapter 8: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime 415

Chapter 9: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater 421

Book IV: Using iWork 431

Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages 433

Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 447

Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote 461

Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff 473

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet 475

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail 483

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat and FaceTime 509

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk 527

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari 533

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online 549

Book VI: Networking in Mac OS X 559

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network 561

Chapter 2: Using Your Network 577

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 591

Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing 603

Book VII: Expanding Your System 615

Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy 617

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir 629

Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire 641

Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You're a Printer 647

Chapter 5: Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have 655

Book VIII: Advanced Mac OS X 671

Chapter 1: . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath 673

Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks 695

Chapter 3: Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh 711

Chapter 4: Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X 725

Index 739

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