Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies®

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
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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). You'll 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 maintenanceMac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what's under the hood, in case you're 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.

Table of Contents

Introducing Mac OS X
Shaking Hands with Mac OS X
Navigating and Running Programs
Basic OS X Housekeeping
Searching Everything with Spotlight
Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row
Keeping Track with the Address Book
The Joys of Maintenance
Getting Help for the Big X
Troubleshooting the X
Customizing and Sharing
Building the Finder of Your Dreams
Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit
The Digital Hub
The World According to Apple
Jamming with iTunes and iPod
Focusing on iPhoto
Making Magic with iMovie
Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD
Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
Crafting a Web Site with iWeb
No, It's Not Called iQuickTime
Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater
Using iWork
Desktop Publishing with Pages
Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
Building Presentations with Keynote
The Typical Internet Stuff
Getting on the Internet
Using Apple Mail
Staying in Touch with iChat
Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk
Going Places with Safari
Staying Secure Online
Networking in Mac OS X
Setting Up a Small Network
Using Your Network
Going Wireless
Sharing That Precious Internet Thing
Expanding Your System
Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir
Port-o-Rama: Using USB and FireWire
I'm Okay, You're a Printer
Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have
Advanced Mac OS X
. . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath
AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh
Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X
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