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My MacBook

A book by John Ray

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Accessible and Well Designed Guide for your MacBook

  • Apr 7, 2011
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Macs are wonderful machines, and more and more people are switching to them as their primary computing platform. Macs are designed from the ground up with the ease of use in mind, and they pride themselves on an intuitive and accessible functionality and user interface. Nonetheless, if you are new to Mac or computers in general getting around may be a bit of a challenge in the beginning. "The Little Mac Book" is an ideal short introduction to Mac for all the newbies out there, and a useful quick reference for experienced users as well.

The book covers Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), the latest iteration of the Mac operating system. It is the operating system that comes preinstalled on all Macs, and it is the interface through which you get to interact with your computer. Like all other editions of OS X, it combines the ease of use with a powerful and stable underlying Unix-based engine.

This book aims to take some mystery out of the MacBooks It is written with a regular user in mind, and it is a very accessible and convenient little book. It covers all the important topics that any Mac user would come across: setting up your preferences, navigating the file system, using applications and customizing the dock, working with media, using some of the more common apps and utilities, printing and troubleshooting.

The format of this book is very appealing. The page size is big enough that you don't have to squint in order to see all the illustrations or scree-shots, yet it is small enough to be portable and used as a handy desk reference.

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review by . May 20, 2010
this is a great idea. I know that virtually nothing computer-related comes with an instruction manual, and yes, you can just turn on your Macbook and it'll work, but there's so much you miss out on.    This is highly recommended for newbies to the Mac platform. I've owned a Macbook for years, and I always upgrade to a newer Macbook, but even I learned a few tips from this book I didn't know!    The average Mac user might want to take a look at this book at …
review by . May 04, 2010
This little gem of a book applies to Macbooks, Macbooks Pros, and Macbook Air computers. I have had my Macbook Pro for 3 years and and I can honestly say that learning my way around this amazing computer would have been faster and easier if I had this book as a resource at the beginning.    This book covers it all from opening to closing and in a clear, concise, very well illustrated way.I recently upgraded my software from Tiger to Snow Leopard and this book even helped with …
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My MacBook

 

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to MacBook photos that show you exactly what to do.

 

Help when you run into MacBook or Snow Leopard problems or limitations.

 

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your MacBook.

 

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping

your MacBook working just the way you want. The tasks include:

 

• Managing and organizing your desktop

• Accessing the Internet through wired, wireless, and cellular networks

• Communicating via email, audio, and video chat

• Troubleshooting system problems

• Entertaining with music and videos

• Keeping in touch and on-time with Calendars and Contacts

• Accessing your data from anywhere with MobileMe

• Sharing files, printers, and even scanners over your network connection

• Expanding your capabilities with peripheral devices

• Protecting and securing your data

• Recording video and publishing it instantly to YouTube or MobileMe

• Configuring your AirPort base station to best support your MacBook’s capabilities

 

Contents:

Getting to know the MacBook hardware --
Making the most of your MacBook's desktop space --
Connecting your MacBook to a network --
Communicating online with your MacBook --
Managing contacts and appointments --
Sharing devices, files, and services on a network --
Accessing entertainment on the go --
Using MobileMe to access your...

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ISBN-10: 0789743035
ISBN-13: 978-0789743039
Author: John Ray
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: Que
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