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Mac® Bible by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 11. Organize Life Using Your Mac

What if your life was neat and orderly, perfectly scheduled, ran smoothly from one minute to the next, and was able to handle the slightest bump or hiccup? If that was the case you would be unlike the rest of the world and you would be daydreaming. Now that we've gotten past what your Mac can't do for you, take a look at these questions to get a better idea of what it can do:

What if every task was laid out neatly before you each day, and the list of tasks could be easily edited to suit your ever-flowing sea of activities?

How about if you could synchronize mountains of information such as phone numbers and e-mail contacts across multiple devices at the touch of a button?

Wouldn't it be awesome to be reminded of your scheduled appointments in a wide variety of ways, including on-screen alerts and e-mails, at intervals you decide on?

How would you like to easily share your schedule with friends, family, and co-workers, and notify them when changes have been made to your schedule?

All of this sounds great, doesn't it? Mac OS X can do all of the above for you, with applications that are already part of Leopard: iCal, Address Book, and iSync.

Getting to Know iCal

iCal's very name should be a pretty big hint as to what functions it specializes in. iCal is a wonderfully easy and intuitive calendaring application that helps you stay on top of your ...

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