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The latest update of this bestselling OS X guide will have you working miracles in no time with Mountain Lion, which features all-new, system-wide integration with iCloud. With this book, you can learn in your own way, whether it's working through the lessons from start to finish, jumping straight to step-by-step exercises about new features, or looking up just what you need to know at that moment. There are hundreds of exciting tools and hidden gems in your Macintosh. Author Lynn Beighley uses her gentle, yet expert, instruction to help you find these tools and gems and master them, taking full advantage of all that Mountain Lion has to offer.
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os x basics for new mac users
1 Introduction to the OS X Desktop
2 A Bit Beyond the Basics
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3 Introduction to OS X Applications
4 TextEdit for Word Processing
5 Mail for Email and Notes
6 Contacts for Keeping Track of People
7 Safari for Web Browsing
8 Calendar and Reminders for Organizing Your Life
9 Messages and FaceTime for Text, Audio, and Video Messaging
10 iTunes for Your Listening Pleasure
11 Preview for Viewing Images, pdfs, and More
12 Game Center for Playing with Friends
13 Miscellaneous Tools on Your Mac
14 Common Tools in OS X Applications
15 Working Between OS X Applications
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16 Personalize Your Mac to Meet Your Needs
17 Mission Control to Organize Your Space
18 Notification Center: Keeping You Informed
19 Set Up Printing
20 Share One Mac with Multiple Users
21 Find What You Want, Fast–with Spotlight
22 Time Machine Backup
23 Get Connected and Share Files
24 Basic Troubleshooting
25 Secure Your Mac and Its Files
26 Upgrade Your Mac and Migrate Your Files