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

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Lesson 10. Using Your PowerBook or iBook Portable

Time

This lesson takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Goals

To learn strategies for maximizing your PowerBook’s or iBook’s battery life.

When it comes to Mac OS X Tiger, it really doesn’t matter which type of Mac you run it on (iMac, G5, Mac mini, etc.) because it’s pretty much a consistent experience, and that’s a good thing. However, if you have a PowerBook or an iBook (Apple’s versions of the “laptop” computer), you’ll want to become a master of battery management, and you’ll be exploring a few areas of Mac OS X Tiger that people with desktop Macs will never see. This lesson looks at some simple things you can do to keep from needlessly draining your battery. That way, you don’t wind ...

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