Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies
Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). You’ll learn to:
- Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow Leopard
- Navigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backups
- Explore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWeb
- Create cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with Keynote
- Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDisk
- Build a wireless network with AirPort Extreme
- Keep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenance
Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what’s under the hood, in case you’re interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.
Book I: Introducing Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.
Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs.
Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping.
Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight.
Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth and Front Row.
Chapter 6: Keeping Track with the Address Book.
Chapter 7: The Joys of Maintenance.
Chapter 8: Getting Help for the Big X.
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting the X.
Book II: Customizing and Sharing.
Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams.
Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch.
Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences.
Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts.
Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit.
Book III: The Digital Hub.
Chapter 1: The World According to Apple.
Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod.
Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto.
Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie.
Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD.
Chapter 6: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand.
Chapter 7: Crafting a Web Site with iWeb.
Chapter 8: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime.
Chapter 9: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater.
Book IV: Using iWork.
Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages.
Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers.
Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote.
Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff.
Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet.
Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail.
Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat.
Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.
Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari.
Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online.
Book VI: Networking in Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network.
Chapter 2: Using Your Network.
Chapter 3: Going Wireless.
Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing.
Book VII: Expanding Your System.
Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy.
Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir.
Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using USB and FireWire.
Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer.
Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have.
Book VIII: Advanced Mac OS X.
Chapter 1: . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath.
Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks.
Chapter 3: Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh.
Chapter 4: Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X.