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Learning Apple OS X Mavericks

Video Description

In this OS X Mavericks training course, expert author Andy Anderson will take you through the ins and outs of the Mavericks operating system, giving you useful information to help transform this humble operating system into a valuable working tool. This course is aimed towards both new users to the Mac OS and users upgrading from prior versions of OS X.
You will start the course by learning basic startup techniques. You will then cover topics such as working in the Finder window, using the dashboard and widgets, and configuring your workspace. Andy will show you how to set up a user account, work in Safari, and set up, control, and customize your mailbox. You will also learn to work in iTunes and iBooks, including setting up your iTunes preferences, controlling the interface, and reading books on your monitor. This video tutorial will teach you how to work with Calendar and Map, showing you how to set up a calendar account, generate calendar events, and get directions with the map. Finally, there is a chapter filled with additional features and tips, sure to help you get the most out of OS X Mavericks.
By the conclusion of this video based training course, you will have the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate this operating system and be able to take full advantage of the powerful features included in OS X Mavericks.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. Introduction - Chapter 1 00:01:03
    2. About Andy 00:02:58
    3. What You Will Need 00:05:46
    4. Moving Day 00:05:12
    5. The Mavericks Interface 00:05:23
  2. Staying Safe, Secure And Up-To-Date
    1. Introduction - Chapter 2 00:00:41
    2. The Mavericks Desktop And Dock 00:07:10
    3. Disk Security With Disk Images 00:06:16
    4. Working With Keychain 00:03:21
    5. Keeping Mavericks Up-To-Date 00:02:07
    6. Picking Up Where You Left Off 00:01:22
  3. Working In The Finder
    1. Introduction - Chapter 3 00:00:35
    2. The Finder Window 00:06:55
    3. Using Finder Services 00:06:31
    4. Context-Sensitive Menus 00:02:25
    5. Working With An Alias 00:03:06
    6. Renaming, Copying, Moving And Deleting 00:03:56
    7. Controlling Files With Properties 00:04:11
    8. Autosave And Versions 00:03:05
    9. Working With Gestures - Chapter 3 00:02:44
    10. Finder Shortcuts 00:03:30
  4. The Mavericks Dock And Launchpad
    1. Introduction - Chapter 4 00:00:39
    2. Adding And Deleting Dock Items 00:04:50
    3. Controlling The Dock Through Options 00:03:58
    4. Organizing With Stacks 00:02:14
    5. Trash Versus Eject 00:02:23
    6. Working In The Launchpad 00:02:54
    7. Adding Additional Launchpad Screens 00:02:01
    8. Generating Launchpad Folders 00:02:23
  5. Using The Dashboard And Widgets
    1. Introduction - Chapter 5 00:00:22
    2. The Mavericks Dashboard 00:03:21
    3. Adding Additional Widgets 00:03:10
  6. Spotlight
    1. Introduction - Chapter 6 00:00:37
    2. Working With Spotlight 00:04:42
    3. Performing Basic Spotlight Searches 00:06:22
    4. Advanced Search Techniques 00:05:15
  7. Workspace Configuration
    1. Introduction - Chapter 7 00:00:50
    2. Generating A Good Appearance 00:03:24
    3. Working In Mission Control 00:03:50
    4. Security And Privacy 00:04:53
    5. Controlling CD And DVD Functions 00:02:50
    6. Managing Single And Multiple Displays 00:03:30
    7. Saving Energy 00:02:05
    8. Working With Gestures - Chapter 7 00:03:14
    9. Managing The Date And Time 00:02:16
    10. Working With Multiple Start-Up Disks 00:02:12
    11. Backing Up Your Data 00:03:46
  8. Getting Connected
    1. Introduction - Chapter 8 00:00:32
    2. Working In The Cloud 00:04:55
    3. Setting Up Accounts 00:01:45
    4. Configuring Internet Settings 00:05:25
    5. Cutting The Cords With Bluetooth 00:02:49
    6. Sharing Settings 00:03:37
  9. Setting Up A User Account
    1. Introduction - Chapter 9 00:00:41
    2. Setting Up A User Account 00:06:25
    3. Switching Users And Setting Permissions 00:03:28
    4. Creating Groups And Sharing 00:03:56
    5. Working With Notifications 00:04:48
  10. Working In Safari
    1. Introduction - Chapter 10 00:00:49
    2. Working With Safari Preferences 00:08:18
    3. Searching And Navigating 00:06:19
    4. Bookmarks, Reading Lists And Top Sites 00:06:09
    5. Managing History 00:02:08
    6. Saving Websites To The Dashboard 00:03:07
    7. Exporting And Importing Sites 00:01:58
  11. Managing What You Have
    1. Introduction - Chapter 11 00:00:47
    2. Working With Tabs 00:03:16
    3. Organizing Files And Folders With Tags 00:04:58
    4. Creating Smart Folders 00:02:27
    5. Controlling Multiple Apps With Spaces 00:04:33
    6. Adjusting The Sidebar And Toolbar 00:03:09
  12. Working With Mail
    1. Introduction - Chapter 12 00:00:59
    2. Setting Up Mail Preferences 00:07:50
    3. Setting Up A Mail Account 00:05:34
    4. Controlling Mail Using Rules 00:04:09
    5. Creating Mailboxes And Smart Mailboxes 00:03:06
    6. Customizing The Mail Interface 00:02:12
    7. Organizing A Conversation 00:02:51
    8. Sending And Receiving Emails 00:04:04
    9. Searching In Mail 00:02:27
    10. Archiving Mail 00:03:56
  13. Working In iTunes And iBooks
    1. Introduction - Chapter 13 00:00:49
    2. Setting Up iTunes Preferences 00:07:17
    3. Going From Music CD To iTunes 00:03:03
    4. All About Folders, Playlists And Smart Playlists 00:04:56
    5. Working In Genius And Radio 00:04:29
    6. Controlling The iTunes Interface 00:03:24
    7. The iTunes Store 00:02:41
    8. The New iBooks App 00:03:52
    9. Reading Books On Your Monitor 00:04:35
    10. The iBooks Store 00:02:07
  14. Working With Calendar And Map
    1. Introduction - Chapter 14 00:00:38
    2. Calendar Preferences And Interface 00:07:51
    3. Setting Up A Calendar Account 00:02:24
    4. Generating Calendar Events 00:03:45
    5. Exporting And Importing Calendar Data 00:05:16
    6. The Map Interface 00:05:37
    7. Searching And Pinning 00:03:02
    8. Getting Directions 00:04:08
  15. Additional Features And Tips
    1. Introduction - Chapter 15 00:00:48
    2. Quicktime: More Than A Movie Viewer 00:07:09
    3. Organization With The Automator 00:06:44
    4. Using Enhanced Dictation 00:03:38
    5. Working With Speakable Items 00:02:50
    6. Closing Thoughts 00:01:10