Master Your Mac
by Matthew Cone
OS X is a lot more than just a pretty face. Sure, the basics are easy, but beneath that gorgeous surface lie countless powerful features.
If you want to go beyond the basics, Master Your Mac will take you there. With tips on everything from organizing your workspace to strengthening your computer’s security, author Matt Cone will show you how to tweak, customize, and control your Mac. And since many of the best tools for unlocking your Mac’s potential don’t come with OS X, you’ll discover the best apps to fix those everyday Apple annoyances and make your computer do things your way.
In Master Your Mac, you’ll find out how to change hidden defaults and enable undocumented features; repair disk permissions to improve performance and keep things humming along; monitor your system; and even create a bootable USB drive for emergencies. You’ll also learn how to:
* Automate day-to-day tasks with AppleScript, triggers, and Automator macros
* Handle massive amounts of email and media with synced accounts and spam filters
* Turn your Mac into a file or web server
* Improve your web experience by creating Safari extensions and using site-specific browsers
* Secure your Mac with firmware passwords, firewalls, and FileVault full-disk encryption
Master Your Mac is packed with tips and addons to make everything you do with your Mac faster, easier, and better. Make OS X your own.
Covers OS X Mountain Lion.
iPad For Seniors For Dummies
by Nancy C. Muir
Discover all the incredible things your new iPad can do!
The iPad has made a lot of things easier for today’s seniors, and the iPad promises even more. Get the most out of your new iPad with the latest edition of this fun and practical full-color guide. Written in the friendly For Dummies style by veteran and bestselling For Dummies author Nancy C. Muir, this book sports senior-friendly larger type and lots of illustrations, so you can access information as easily as you can on your iPad!
Covering the basics and beyond, and thoroughly updated for Apple’s new iPad, this book includes pages of fresh content, including the latest on using the voice dictation feature, making FaceTime video calls, taking and editing photos and HD videos, and more.
• Covers the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and the original iPad
• Explains how to use the iPad in the clear, friendly, easy-to-follow language that has defined the Dummies series for two decades
• Uses senior-friendly larger fonts and full-color illustrations, making the information accessible and easy to follow
• Helps keep you and your stuff organized with Reminders and folders, enhance your reading experience with the stunning retina display and other accessibility features, and stay on top of the latest news with Notification Center
• Covers using Maps and the calendar, video chatting with FaceTime, browsing the web, using your iPad for e-mail and Facebook, buying apps and games, reading iBooks, playing music, watching videos, shooting photos, staying safe online, and more
However you want to use your iPad , the fun starts here, with iPad For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition.
My iPad (Covers iOS 6 on iPad 2, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad mini)
by Gary Rosenzweig
My iPad offers a full-color, fully illustrated, step by step resource for anyone using an iPad 2, iPad 3rd or 4th generation, or iPad mini running iOS 6. Each task is presented in easy to follow steps – each with corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referred by. Notes and sidebars offer additional insight into using the iPad without the need to search through paragraphs of text to find the information you need. Tasks are clearly titled to help you quickly and easily find things you want to accomplish. Everything you need to know (or didn’t know was possible) is covered in this book. From setup and configuration to using apps like iBooks, Reminders, Calendar, Pages and Maps, each task is clearly illustrated and easy to follow. Learn how to use the iPad two cameras to take pictures and video and share them with friends or chat with them live. Learn how to:
- Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
- Use Siri to control your iPad or get information by speaking commands
- Use iCloud to keep everything current between all of your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more.
- Surf the Web, and send and receive email
- Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
- Use the new iBooks app features
- Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
- Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
- Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices
- Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
- Stay organized with the Calendar app
- Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family, or to conduct video conferences
- Use Pages and Numbers to create documents and spreadsheets
- Use Keynote to build and display presentations
by Tina Fey
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.
(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)