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Getting Started with Your Mac and Mac OS X Tiger by Scott Kelby

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Lesson 6. Keeping in Touch with Your World Using Dashboard

Time

This lesson takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Goals

To learn how to set up different “widgets,” so they’ll automatically provide information you need from the Internet, along with other time-saving mini-applications to help you accomplish everyday tasks more efficiently.

The Internet is an amazing place for gathering information. It’s especially useful for giving you instant access to commonly sought-after information, such as what the weather will be like today, how your stocks are doing right this minute, whether your flight’s on time, and referencing online dictionaries and phonebooks. If you wind up doing at least some of these things every day (I know I do), you’re ...

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