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My MacBook (Lion Edition), 2nd Edition

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My MacBook (Lion Edition), 2nd Edition

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Description

  • Copyright 2012
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-281113-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-281113-2

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

Help when you run into MacBook or OS X Lion 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 arranging your desktop

• Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control

• Opening and organizing applications in Launchpad

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

• Communicating via email, instant message, audio, and video chat

• Troubleshooting system problems

• Entertaining with music and videos

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

• Downloading and managing software from the App Store and other sources

• 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 online

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Prologue     1

Chapter 1 Managing Your MacBook Desktop     13

Introduction     13

Organizing in the Dock    14

Customizing Finder Windows    18

Arranging and Grouping Files    20

Previewing Document Contents with Quick Look    22

Using Instant-Access Utilities in the Dashboard    24

Finding Information with Spotlight     28

Chapter 2 Making the Most of Your MacBook’s Screen Space    33

Introduction    33

Swimming in a Sea of Application Windows with Mission Control    34

Managing and Launching Applications with Launchpad    42

Chapter 3 Connecting Your MacBook to a Network    49

Introduction     49

Connecting to a Wired Network    50

Connecting to a Wireless Network    51

Manually Configuring Network Settings    56

Making Mobile Connections with the iPhone and Cellular Data Cards     62

Creating Virtual Private Network Connections    69

Managing Multiple Connections with Locations and Configurations    73

Seeking Automated Network Assistance    75

Chapter 4 Communicating Online with Your MacBook    79

Introduction    79

Getting Started with Accounts    80

Using Mail     82

Instant Messaging with iChat    107

Video Calls with FaceTime    121

Web Browsing in Safari    127

Chapter 5 Managing Contacts and Appointments     141

Introduction     141

Managing Contacts in Address Book    142

Working with Schedules in iCal    153

Chapter 6 Sharing Devices, Files, and Services on a Network    171

Introduction    171

File Sharing on Your MacBook     172

Sharing Printers    182

Sharing a Scanner    185

Sharing an Optical Drive    187

Sharing Your MacBook Screen    189

Sharing Your Internet Connection    195

Chapter 7 Accessing Entertainment on the Go    199

Introduction    199

Using DVD Player    200

Viewing Browser Video or Downloaded Video Files    203

Creating a Media Library in iTunes    207

Chapter 8 Installing and Managing Software on Your MacBook    227

Introduction    227

Mac App Store     228

Installing Non-App Store Applications    235

Upgrading Your Operating System    239

Chapter 9 Making the Most of Your MacBook Hardware    245

Introduction     245

Balancing Battery Life and Performance    246

Updating Keyboard Settings    249

Changing Trackpad Options    253

Adjusting the LCD Display    254

Setting Sound Input and Output    260

Recording Audio,Video, and Screen Actions    264

Chapter 10 Connecting Devices to Your MacBook    273

Introduction     273

Connecting USB Input Devices    274

Using Bluetooth Devices     276

Using External Displays and Projectors     282

Connecting and Using a Printer    285

Connecting and Using a Scanner    289

Chapter 11 Securing and Protecting Your MacBook Data    295

Introduction     295

Working with Users and Groups    296

Tracking Passwords with Keychain Access    304

Encrypting Your Lion Disk    308

Achieving Network Security with the Built-in Firewall    310

Backing Up Important Information    313

Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Your MacBook System    325

Introduction     325

Dealing with Troublesome Software    326

Restarting and Correcting a Frozen Machine    330

Fixing Disk Problems with Disk Utility    336

Gathering Information About Your MacBook    339

Remember Your Backups!     344

Chapter 13 Upgrading Your MacBook    347

Introduction     347

Upgrading Your Built-In Hardware    348

Adding External Storage    351

Index    356

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