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Learn OS X Lion

Book Description

You're smart and savvy, but you're also busy. This comprehensive guide to Apple's latest version of OS X, Lion, gives you everything you need to know to live a happy, productive Mac life. Learn OS X Lion will have you up and connected right away. With a minimum of overhead and a maximum of useful information, you'll cover a lot of ground in the time it takes other books to get you plugged in.

If this isn't your first experience with OS X, skip right to the "What's New in Lion" sections. You may also find yourself using this book as a quick refresher course or a way to learn new Mac skills you've never tried before.

What you'll learn

  • Lion's new features and how to put them to work

  • How to work with documents

  • Managing email with Mail

  • How to enhance your life with iLife

  • Customizing your Lion environment

  • How to get things done at the command line

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I: Introducing Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    1. Chapter 1: Welcome to Lion
      1. The Aqua Interface and the Desktop
      2. The Menu Bar
      3. The Dock
      4. Launchpad
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Using the Finder
      1. Anatomy of the Finder Window
      2. Common Finder Tasks
      3. Customizing the Finder
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: The Mac OS X File System
      1. The Overall File Structure of Mac OS X
      2. The Users Folder and Your Home
      3. The Applications Folder
      4. The Library Folders
      5. Other Common Folders
      6. Hidden Folders
      7. Summary
    4. Chapter 4: The Extended Desktop: Mission Control, Spaces, and Dashboard
      1. The Extended Desktop
      2. Mission Control
      3. Spaces and Full-Screen Applications
      4. Dashboard
      5. Summary
  9. Part II: Working with Applications
    1. Chapter 5: Mac OS X Application Basics
      1. Opening and Quitting Applications
      2. Documents and Files: Opening, Creating, Saving, and Using Versions
      3. Full-Screen Applications
      4. Other Common Application Features
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 6: Installing and Removing Applications
      1. Introducing the Mac App Store
      2. Getting Applications Outside the App Store
      3. Removing Applications
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 7: Lion’s Applications
      1. iTunes
      2. QuickTime Player
      3. Preview
      4. Photo Booth
      5. Other Default Lion Applications
      6. Summary
  10. Part III: Mac OS X and the Internet
    1. Chapter 8: Connecting to the Internet
      1. Networking and the Internet, an Introduction
      2. Configuring Your Mac for a Broadband Connection
      3. Other Network Connections
      4. Creating Separate Networking Profiles for Different Locations
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 9: Browsing the Web with Safari
      1. Safari Basics
      2. Bookmarks
      3. Tabbed Browsing
      4. Downloading Content from the Web
      5. Web Forms and AutoFill
      6. Security and Privacy
      7. Advanced Safari Features
      8. RSS Feeds in Safari
      9. Safari Plug-Ins
      10. Extensions
      11. Summary
    3. Chapter 10: Working with Mail
      1. Introducing Apple's Mail Application
      2. Adding E-mail Accounts
      3. Receiving and Managing E-mail
      4. Sending E-mail
      5. Creating Notes
      6. Summary
    4. Chapter 11: Address Book
      1. Adding and Editing Contacts
      2. Setting Up Your Own Card
      3. Creating Groups
      4. Sharing Contacts
      5. Viewing Shared Contact Lists
      6. Printing Labels and Envelopes
      7. Summary
    5. Chapter 12: Using iCal
      1. Managing Calendars in iCal
      2. Adding and Editing Events
      3. Adding Reminders
      4. Inviting Others to Events and Appointments
      5. Adding Time Zone Support
      6. Subscribing to Public Calendars
      7. Sharing Your iCal Calendars
      8. Managing Calendaring Accounts in iCal
      9. Summary
    6. Chapter 13: Instant Communication with iChat and FaceTime
      1. Using iChat
      2. Using FaceTime
      3. Summary
    7. Chapter 14: From MobileMe to iCloud
      1. What Is iCloud
      2. Setting Up iCloud on Your Mac
      3. Moving from MobileMe to iCloud
      4. Summary
  11. Part IV: iLife
    1. Chapter 15: iPhoto
      1. Photo Management
      2. Photo Editing
      3. Printing and Sharing Your Photos
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 16: iMovie
      1. Importing Video into iMovie
      2. Making a Movie
      3. Summary
    3. Chapter 17: GarageBand
      1. Creating Projects in GarageBand
      2. Working with Tracks
      3. Saving and Sharing Your Song
      4. Summary
  12. Part V: Lion Taming: Customizing and Administering OS X
    1. Chapter 18: Exploring System Preferences
      1. Personal Preferences
      2. Hardware
      3. Internet & Wireless
      4. System
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 19: Printing, Peripherals, and Bluetooth
      1. Printing in Mac OS X
      2. Connecting Bluetooth Devices
      3. Connecting External Storage
      4. Connecting Other Peripherals
      5. Summary
    3. Chapter 20: Time Machine Backup and Recovery
      1. The Difference Between Backups and Synchronization
      2. Backing Up Your Data with Time Machine
      3. Other Methods of Backup, Sync, and Recovery
      4. Summary
    4. Chapter 21: Common Mac OS X Maintenance
      1. Disk Setup and Maintenance
      2. Managing Fonts
      3. Summary
    5. Chapter 22: Mac OS X Security
      1. Passwords and Keychains
      2. Data Encryption with the FileVault
      3. Other Security Features
      4. Summary
  13. Part VI: Introducing Darwin and the Mac OS X Command Line
    1. Chapter 23: Introducing Darwin and the Mac OS X Command Line
      1. Darwin Basics
      2. Introducing the Shell
      3. Working As Root
      4. Editing Files
      5. File Permissions and Attributes
      6. ACLs and Extended File Attributes
      7. Customizing Terminal and the Shell
      8. Summary
    2. Chapter 24: Extending the Power of Darwin
      1. Getting Started with Shell Scripting
      2. Advanced Scripting with Perl, Python, and Ruby
      3. Installing New UNIX Software
      4. Compiling Software from the Source Code
      5. Summary
  14. Part VII: Lion Networking
    1. Chapter 25: Networking Beyond Connecting to the Internet
      1. Networking Defined
      2. Advanced Mac OS X Network Configuration
      3. Networking Utilities in OS X
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 26: Remote Access and Sharing
      1. Making the Remote Connection
      2. Creating Local, Private Networks
      3. Sharing Services in Mac OS X
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 27: Lion as a Web Server
      1. Apache and Mac OS X Web Sharing
      2. Customizing Apache
      3. PHP
      4. Databases
      5. Tips and Tricks
      6. Other Considerations
      7. Summary
  15. Part VIII: Cross-Platform Solutions
    1. Chapter 28: Working with Microsoft Windows and More
      1. Using a Mac in the Enterprise
      2. Working with Foreign Files and File Systems
      3. Summary
    2. Chapter 29: Running Other OSs on Your Mac
      1. A Brief History of Emulation on the Mac
      2. Boot Camp
      3. Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox
      4. CodeWeavers CrossOver (and Wine)
      5. Accessing a Windows Computer Remotely
      6. Summary
  16. Part IX: Mac OS X Development: An Introduction
    1. Chapter 30: An Overview of Mac OS X Development
      1. Scripts, Applications, and More
      2. Platform Targeting
      3. Third-Party Tools and Technologies
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 31: Mac OS X Automation with Automator and AppleScript
      1. Automator
      2. AppleScript
      3. Summary
    3. Chapter 32: Introducing Apple's Xcode and Developer Tools
      1. Getting and Installing Xcode
      2. Welcome to Xcode
      3. Instruments
      4. Dashcode
      5. Quartz Composer
      6. Other Developer Utilities and Tools
      7. Summary
    4. Chapter 33: A Taste of Cocoa Development
      1. Building a Cocoa Application
      2. What You Still Need to Know
      3. Summary
  17. Part X: Appendix
    1. Appendix A: Installing Lion and Recovery Options
      1. What You Need to Install Lion
      2. Installing Lion
      3. Mac OS X Recovery
      4. Lion Recovery Disk Assistant
  18. Index