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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies

Book Description

The big new book on Apple's big new cat OS X Mountain Lion

The 800+ pages in this value-packed guide cover everything you need to know to get the most out of OS X Mountain Lion. Eight minibooks are packed with detailed information covering essential topics such as OS X basics, customizing and sharing, creating digital hubs, using iWork, networking, advanced functions, and more. You'll learn how to keep your system safe with the amazing new Gatekeeper, integrate Twitter and Facebook into your Mac life, get your head in the iCloud, and a host of other cool and practical new functions.

  • Features eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X

  • Covers new OS X features that bring more of the iOS experience to the Mac desktop, including Messages, Notes, Reminders, Notification Center, Power Nap, Twitter and Facebook integration, Gatekeeper, Dictation, and Game Center

  • Shows you how to search with Spotlight, backup and restore your system with iCloud, tweak images with iPhoto, go Hollywood with iMovie, create websites, use FaceTime, turn your Mac into a DVD theatre, and jam with GarageBand and iTunes

  • Explains how to stay secure, go wireless, expand your system, troubleshoot problems, and much more

If you want one book for all things OS X Mountain Lion, you'll want OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Introducing OS X
    1. Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X
    2. Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs
    3. Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping
    4. Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight
    5. Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth
    6. Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications
    7. Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts
    8. Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar
    9. Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance
    10. Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X
    11. Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X
  6. Book II: Customizing and Sharing
    1. Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams
    2. Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
    3. Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
    4. Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
    5. Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
    6. Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit
  7. Book III: The Digital Hub
    1. Chapter 1: The World According to Apple
    2. Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod
    3. Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto
    4. Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie
    5. Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
    6. Chapter 6: No, It's Not Called iQuickTime
    7. Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater
  8. Book IV: Using iWork
    1. Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages
    2. Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
    3. Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote
  9. Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff
    1. Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet
    2. Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail
    3. Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime
    4. Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud
    5. Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari
    6. Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online
  10. Book VI: Networking in OS X
    1. Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network
    2. Chapter 2: Using Your Network
    3. Chapter 3: Going Wireless
    4. Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing
  11. Book VII: Expanding Your System
    1. Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
    2. Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir
    3. Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire
    4. Chapter 4: I'm Okay, You're a Printer
    5. Chapter 5: Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have
    6. Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work
  12. Book VIII: Advanced OS X
    1. Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp
    2. Chapter 2: . . . And Unix Lurks Beneath
    3. Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
    4. Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh
  13. Cheat Sheet