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Mac for Beginners Third Revised Edition

Mac for Beginners Third Revised Edition


Mac for Beginners Third Revised Edition

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Macs are among the most sophisticated machines on the planet, designed to be powerful but accessible, comprehensively featured but beautifully designed. They are a triumph, and once you get to grips with the wealth of apps they have to offer you then you will begin to understand why Apple Macs are the most desired desktop computers around. In this bookazine, we teach you how to navigate your new Mac and set things up to suit you. Then we introduce you to Apple’s renowned iLife and iWork suites, which include fantastic apps like iPhoto, GarageBand and Pages. Finally, we show you the pick of the Mac App Store crop, so that no matter how you decide to use your Mac, you’ll have the very best apps for the job. Enjoy!

In this bookazine...

Everything you need to know to get started with your Apple Mac

Getting started
- Learn the basics and start using your Mac.

Learning Apple Apps
- Discover the native Apple applications.

Introducing iLife
- Get creative with iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

Introducing iWork
- Boost your productivity with Pages, Keynote and Numbers.

Essential Apps
- Download the 100 essential Mac apps.

Also inside...

Getting started
- Where is everything kept on your Mac?
- Get to know Finder
- Take a Quick Look with Finder
- Working with applications
- Customise your Mac's desktop and Dock
- Organise your apps with Mission Control
- Exploring Launchpad
- Organise Launchpad
- Get started with Dashboard
- Get to know Notification Center
- Introducing iCloud
- Set up iCloud in Mountain Lion
- Explore the About this Mac panel
- Search your Mac's hard drive
- Customise Spotlight
- Delete files securely from your Mac
- Inside System Preferences: Personal
- Inside System Preferences: Hardware
- Inside System Preferences: Sharing
- Inside System Preferences: System
- Take control of regional settings
- Set up security on your Mac
- Never lose your work with Auto Save
- Pair a Bluetooth device with your Mac
- Tweak your trackpad settings
- Modify your Magic Mouse settings
- Use Disk Utility to check the health of your hard drive and repair it
- Recover files with Time Machine
- Set up Time Machine for backing up
- Discover the Activity Monitor utility
- Secure your Mac using Gatekeeper
- Use AirDrop to share files
- Share to Facebook and Twitter
- Use voice dictation on your Mac

Learning Apple Apps
- Set up Mail on your Mac
- Master Mail's preferences
- Prevent junk mail from filling your inbox
- Get organised with Smart Mailboxes
- Filter important emails
- Get to know the Calendar
- Add a note to a Calendar event
- Add an alert to a Calendar event
- Sync events to iCloud
- Send events and export calendars
- Share your calendar publicly
- Get reminded based on your location
- Go online with Safari
- Browse with Tab View in Safari
- Use gestures in Safari
- Add a bookmark to Safari
- View your Safari history
- Keep your contacts in an address book
- Manage your contacts in iCloud
- Set up the Messages app
- Discover FaceTime for Mac
- Start using Preview
- Get more out of Preview
- Import photos from your iDevice
- Make the most of Notes
- Look up words in the Dictionary
- Get to know the Mac App Store
- Download and install an app
- Delete and reinstall apps on your Mac
- Play with Game Center in Mountain Lion

Introducing iLife
- Import and erase photos from your camera
- Organise photos with iPhoto
- Fix photos quickly in iPhoto
- Edit groups of photos at once
- Create an action packed slideshow
- Build a screensaver with your aps
- Share albums on Facebook with ease
- Share Photo Streams from your Mac
- Import video from iMovie
- Make your first iMovie
- Add transitions to your videos
- Create a better soundtrack
- Stabilise your hand-held shots in iMovie
- Add text and font effects
- Write a song in GarageBand
- Record live instruments
- Record multiple takes in GarageBand
- Fix wayward timing issues in your tunes
- Record and edit Magic GarageBand tracks
- Export high-quality audio from GarageBand

Introducing iWork
- Get creative with iWork
- Add your own style to designs in Pages
- Use Styles Drawer to format work
- Make a travel journal in Pages
- Learn how to use formulas in Numbers
- Add photos to your charts in Numbers
- Design a timetable
- Add graphics to your presentations
- Bring your presentations to life
- Rehearse your Keynote slideshow

Essential Apps
- 100 Essential Mac Apps

Free with this bookazine...
Cover disc includes four video tutorials, an equaliser plug-in for GarageBand, a free trial of FX Photo Studio Pro, three 720p HD video clips to use with iMovie, five iBooks Author templates, 41 Pages templates, a Keynote timer plug-in and a tutorial resource book.

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