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Mac OS X Lion Made Simple

Book Description

So you have your brand new Mac, or perhaps you've upgraded to Lion on an existing desktop or laptop. Now what? OS X Lion Made Simple will guide you through all of the new features of Lion, as well as provide a thorough tour of the features and applications that are OS X standards. You'll discover how to make the most of features like Spotlight, Stacks, and Air Drop, and you'll see how to get the newest version of Mail working exactly the way you want it to.

Inside this book, you will find all of the new features of OS X Lion explained, exposed, and uncovered. It's filled with clear and colorful images that help you get the bigger picture and get a close-up look at what OS X Lion has to offer. Whether you are just joining the many millions of Mac users around the world, or you are upgrading from Snow Leopard, this book will assist you in uncovering the many new options offered with OS X Lion.

What you'll learn

  • A look at a day in the life of a Mac user

  • New features in OS X Lion

  • How to work with documents in Lion

  • How to work with photo and video files

  • Finding the fun in your iLife

  • Customizing your Lion environment

Who this book is for

Whether you are new to Macs or just to Lion, this book will give you exactly what you need to make the most of OS X Lion.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part I: Mac OSX Lion Quick Start Guide
    1. Getting Around Quickly
      1. The Ports on a MacBook Pro
      2. The MacBook Pro's Keyboard
      3. Navigating Lion
  9. Part II: Introduction
    1. Welcome to Mac OS X Lion!
      1. Navigating this Book
  10. Part III: You and Your Lion…
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Started With Lion
      1. Navigating the Desktop
      2. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Getting Around in Lion
      1. Using the Finder
      2. The Window View Options
      3. Finder Preferences
      4. The Finder App's Right-Click Options
      5. Stacks
      6. Airdrop
      7. Using Launchpad
      8. Spotlight Searching
      9. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: Understanding Lion Application Menus and Shortcuts
      1. General Application Menus
      2. The Finder
      3. Safari
      4. iTunes
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 4: Making iWork '09 Work
      1. The iWork '09 Suite
      2. Pages
      3. Numbers
      4. Keynote
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 5: Using the Mac App Store
      1. The Mac App Store
      2. Keeping Your Apps Up to Date
      3. Securing Your Identity
      4. App Components and Purchasing
      5. Summary
    6. Chapter 6: Finding Life in iLife
      1. iMovie
      2. The iMovie Interface
      3. iPhoto
      4. GarageBand
      5. Summary
    7. Chapter 7: Essential Utilities
      1. Enhancing Your Experience with Utilities
      2. Monitoring Your System
      3. Maintaining Hard Drive Health
      4. Data Security
      5. Staying Organized
      6. Summary
    8. Chapter 8: It’s a Jungle Out There: Safari and the Internet
      1. The Safari Interface
      2. Safari Preferences
      3. Safari Privacy and Security
      4. Safari’s Extras
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 9: Mail and Other Ways to Say Hello
      1. Using Mail
      2. Mail’s Interface
      3. E-mail Contextual Menus
      4. Composing a Message
      5. Other Communication App Alternatives
      6. Summary
    10. Chapter 10: Keeping Things Safe: Time Machine and Security
      1. Time Machine Overview
      2. Versions
      3. Backup Alternatives
      4. Securing Your Lion
      5. Summary
    11. Chapter 11: Automating Tasks and Customizing Lion
      1. Understanding Automation
      2. The Basics of Automator
      3. Customizing Lion
      4. Summary
  11. Index