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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-39416-8
816 pages
September 2012
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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.

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Introduction 1

Book I: Introducing OS X 9

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X 11

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs 27

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping 57

Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight 87

Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth 97

Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications 103

Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts 111

Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar 125

Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance 135

Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X 157

Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X 165

Book II: Customizing and Sharing 175

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams 177

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch 201

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences 219

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too? 263

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts 271

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit 287

Book III: The Digital Hub 297

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple 299

Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod 307

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto 335

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie 359

Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand 381

Chapter 6: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime 403

Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater 409

Book IV: Using iWork 419

Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages 421

Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 435

Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote 449

Book V: The Typical Internet Stuff 461

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet 463

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail 471

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime 499

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud 519

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari 523

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online 541

Book VI: Networking in OS X  551

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network 553

Chapter 2: Using Your Network 571

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 587

Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing 599

Book VII: Expanding Your System  611

Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy 613

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir 627

Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire 639

Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer 647

Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have 655

Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work 671

Book VIII: Advanced OS X 679

Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp 681

Chapter 2:  And Unix Lurks Beneath 689

Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks 713

Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh 729

Index  745

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Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.

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