Every year or so you hear the big pitch: Windows is finally going to be awesome again. The new update is big, grander and a huge overhaul. And then it comes and it's more buggy, weirder, and less functional than the version that came before! That's probably what made you consider making the switch-you're tired of the excuses and you want a computer that just works!Whether you are a new convert to Mac, still thinking about making the switch, or just want to learn more about Macs, this book will guide you through the Mac OS and help you see how making the switch really isn't the great leap that you once thought it was.This book will show you the basics and show you how to do the common day tasks you know on Windows (like right clicking). It will also show you how to get your Mac in sync with your iPad or iPhone, and how to do everyday tasks like change background, find files, and performance tweaks to keep your Mac running like new.This book is based off of OS Sierra (released September 20, 2016); it was updated in October 2016 to include information on the all new Touch Bar (available on new Macbook Pro models). This book is a revised version of "The Complete Beginners Guide to Mac OS X Sierra" by the same author-it includes the same content, but has been supplemented with additional content about the Touch Bar for MacBook Pro.Inside... * Tour the macOS desktop * Getting started with the touch bar * Add movies, music, and books * Using Siri(r) * And much more!
A Practical Guide to Getting Started With the Next Generation of MacBook Pro and MacOS Mojave (Version 10.14)
Author: Brian Norman
MacBook Pro is like every other MacBook except for two key differences. One: Power. Two: Touch Bar. If you have purchased the notebook or are just curious about seeing more about what Mac OS can do for you, then you'll see it in this book. This book is intended for people who want to get started quickly with the MacBook Pro (this book can also help you with other non-Pro MacBooks and iMacs--the only difference is a section on Touch Bar). For that reason, it's not as comprehensive as other guides. If you want to know about some feature buried deep under the hood that you'll never use, then there are other books for you--I'm sure they'll make good doorstops when you finish. If you just want a simple guide that tells you what you need to know, so you can use your computer already, then this book is for you. If you're new to Mac--perhaps switching over from Windows, then this book will help you figure out all the similarities and differences; because so many people come to Mac from Windows, this book is written in a way to help with that transition. I purposely have done my best to make this handbook a little more casual and fun then what you expect from most Mac OS manuals. Mac OS is an operating system, and any guide you read should be an equally fun read. Each chapter starts with bullet points on what will be covered, so if something you already know, you can skip right ahead; if you only need to know how to use new features, the book is also formatted in a way that these stand out. Are you ready to start enjoying the new MacBook Pro? Then let's get started
The MacBook Pro is the latest version of their MacBook computer system from Apple Incorporated. This is a great device that was originally released to the public by the Apple CEO Tim Cook in October 2016. It is available in two monitor sizes, the 13 and 15 inch screens. It was made to meet the needs of all users for their professional and personal levels. The latest version of the device has been redesigned and constructed on the same architecture as the earlier models. It has received many praises for the new features which it contains. The larger screen model, also comes with a Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor for greater security and the convenience of the user. The both models have between 256 and 512GB of storage and the LED backlit display with the latest technology. It is available for purchase in two different color options: Space Grey and Silver. It has amazing processing power with great abilities.
Your all-in-one guide to the wonderful world of your Mac Are you getting the most from your Mac? Given what’s possible, it’s pretty unlikely. Whether you’re just beginning your journey or are already a seasoned traveler, the six information-packed minibooks included in Macs All-in-One for Dummies open up a world of knowledge, from how to set up a recently bought Mac to exploring the coolest new features on your beloved device. Now updated with what you need to know about the newest generation of hardware and software, Macs All-in-One For Dummies is your guide to simply everything: protecting your Mac; backing up and restoring data with Time Machine; managing applications on the Dock, Launchpad, and Desktop; syncing with iCloud, organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; presenting with Keynote; crunching with Numbers; getting creative with iMovie and GarageBand—the list goes on! Explore the newest version of MacOS Set up and customize a new Mac with ease Become more efficient, professional, smart, and creative with the latest must-have apps Use Home Sharing to stream content to other computers, iOS devices, and Apple TVs Dive into six books in one place: Mac Basics, Online Communications, Beyond the Basics, Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center, Taking Care of Business, and Mac Networking Whatever you want from your world of Mac, you’ll find it here—as well as a million other incredible things you’ll love. Get started on your new Mac journey today!
The visual learner’s ultimate guide to the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and macOS Catalina Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ultimate guide to getting up and running quickly with your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air! Whether you’re new to computers or transitioning from a PC, this graphics-heavy guide will show you everything you need to know to get the most out of your new laptop. Clear, step-by-step instructions walk you through each task, with screenshots that help you follow along with confidence. You’ll learn how to manage files, work with macOS software, organize photos and media, set up email, access the internet, and adjust settings and preferences to make your MacBook work the way you work. You’ll also explore the features that bring computing to a whole new level, including iCloud, FaceTime, the App Store, and so much more! The Mac has long inspired a legion of loyal fans, and you’re about to find out why. From sleek design to intuitive interface, to an OS that just works, Apple has cornered the market on the high-end computing experience. The MacBook makes sublime computing portable, and this book shows you how to take advantage of all that your MacBook has to offer. MacOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Prepare yourself to experience music, TV, and podcasts in newly designed Mac apps. You can now enjoy your favorite iPad apps on Mac, and even extend your workspace and expand your creativity with iPad and Apple Pencil. Packed with new features and updates to the apps Apple users love, you can now take everything you do up the next level. Get acquainted with the latest macOS version Cataline, and its new features Perform everyday tasks quickly and easily Customize preferences and settings to suit your needs Download new apps, video chat, save to the cloud, and much more! No confusing tech-speak, no vague instructions, and no complex tangents into obscure tasks. This friendly guide is packed with screenshots, easy-to-follow instructions, and a practical sensibility; you’re not launching the space shuttle, you just want to open your email. If you’re ready to explore all that your MacBook can do, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook is your ideal companion.
The first ever successful computer with a GUI, ability to allow users to preview a document before printing, and a mouse was the Mac. The following are the reasons why it has remained relevant all these years. Turned Icons into Art Since Mac was the first computer with a GUI, it was the first to have icons. Susan Kare designed those first icons for Mac. Macs Beg to Be Networked Back when the Mac was launched, computer networking was exotic and pricey; but even then, Macs could be easily connected to each other. HyperCard Partly Inspired the Web The HyperCard was created by Bill Atkinson in 1987. Through this app, anyone could create on-screen cards with hyperlinks, images, or texts. The Mac laptop is advanced right out of the box, it comes with many basic tools such as calendar management, email, etc. However, there is another world of powerful software for Apple Mac that will make complicated tasks easier. Although most of them are not free, they only cost a few bucks and they are well worth it. Here are some of the best.
This manual covers exploring Os X Yosemite, upgrading to mac Os X Yosemite, getting started with mac Os X Yosemite ,working with finder and system preferences, exploring safari web browser and Os X Yosemite tips and tricks
Whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime user, this handy book is the quickest way to get up to speed on Lion. Packed with concise information in an easy-to-read format,Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guidecovers what you need to know and is an ideal resource for problem-solving on the fly. This book goes right to the heart of Lion, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions, and more. Learn about Lion's new features and changes Get quick tips for setting up and customizing your Mac’s configuration Solve problems with the handy reference to the fundamentals of the Finder, Dock, and more Understand how to manage user accounts Work more efficiently using keyboard shortcuts Take advantage of iCloud, Apple's online suite of services and tools
Unleash the power of OS X Mountain Lion! Maximize the amazing features packed into the latest release of Apple’s cutting-edge desktop operating system. With coverage of the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, How to Do Everything: Mac OS X Mountain Lion shows you how to set up and customize your machine for peak performance. Find out what’s new, such as Messages, the Notification Center, Reminders, and more. Networking, hardware, security, and troubleshooting are fully explained in this hands-on guide. Manage system preferences Interact with your Mac using Multi-Touch gestures Launch apps and utilities from Launchpad Manipulate open items with Mission Control Connect to the Internet and surf with Safari Video chat with FaceTime Download content from the App Store Stay in touch, on schedule, and organized with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Notes, and Reminders Use iWork for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations Enjoy multimedia with QuickTime, iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie Use iCloud to sync data with your iPod, iPad, and iPhone Set up a wired or wireless network Connect external devices via USB and FireWire Troubleshoot, tune, and back up your Mac