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Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

Bob LeVitus

ISBN: 978-0-470-53581-3

Aug 2009

432 pages

$20.99

Description

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest version of the Macintosh operating system, and “Dr. Mac” Bob LeVitus is the ideal expert to introduce you to Snow Leopard. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks, so whether it’s your first Mac or an upgrade, you’ll enjoy a truly rewarding relationship.

From starting up your Mac to setting up a network and keeping in touch via iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies gives you the scoop on the new features and improvements that help you do more work in less time.

  • Learn when to shut down your Mac and when not to, how to secure it, and how to back it up with Time Machine
  • Organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and be able to find what you’re looking for
  • Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting
  • Download and organize songs, podcasts, and movies with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius
  • Create documents with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs
  • Set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections
  • Find out about operating system updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and other ways to keep your Mac safe, healthy, and happy

Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for nearly two decades. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies provides just what you need to get up and running with Snow Leopard.

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Basics.

Chapter 1: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 101 (Prerequisites: None).

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My)!

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way.

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock?

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Icons.

Part II: Snow Leopard Taming (Or “Organization for Smart People”).

Chapter 6: Organizing and Managing Files and Folders.

Chapter 7: Dealing with Disks.

Chapter 8: Organizing Your Life.

Part III: Do Unto Snow Leopard: Getting Things Done.

Chapter 9: Internet-Working.

Chapter 10: E-Mail Made Easy.

Chapter 11: The Musical Mac.

Chapter 12: The Multimedia Mac.

Chapter 13: Words and Letters.

Part IV: Making This Snow Leopard Your Very Own.

Chapter 14: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing.

Chapter 15: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It.

Chapter 16: Features for the Way You Work.

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Snow Leopard.

Chapter 17: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues.

Chapter 18: Utility Chest.

Chapter 19: Troubleshooting Mac OS X.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience.

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Make Your Mac Better by Throwing Money at It.

Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Web Sites for Mac Freaks.

Appendix: Installing or Reinstalling Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Only If You Have To).

Index.