Taking Your OS X Lion to the Max (Technology in Action)

By Steve Sande, Dave Caolo

The Mac has come some distance, and OS X Lion is the best model but of Apple's computing device and computing device working method. sturdy, strong, and flexible, the Mac permits you to do daily initiatives very easily.

Taking Your OS X Lion to the Max walks you thru the awesome features and apps typical on the Mac and the hot OS X 10.7 Lion that will help you turn into a real energy user. You'll notice keyboard shortcuts and gestures to aid retailer time--whether you are on a iMac, Mac mini, Macbook seasoned, Air, or different Mac computer.

Beginning with the center of OS X - the Finder - Taking Your OS X Lion to the Max outlines a few of the new beneficial properties and strong revisions that make Lion the simplest model of OS X yet. The authors, all bloggers on the Unofficial Apple blog (tuaw.com), spent numerous hours with Lion to teach you ways to fully leverage your Mac and the hot OS X. And, have a few enjoyable, too!

What you are going to learn:

  • Search your Mac in seconds with customizable highlight searches
  • Send documents securely and speedy to others in your wireless community with AirDrop
  • Find a misplaced or stolen Mac with locate my Mac
  • Browse and buy important and enjoyable apps from the Mac App Store
  • Keep your records up-to-date and secure via Lion's AutoSave, types, and revised Time desktop capabilities
  • Harness the facility of Launchpad, project keep an eye on, and multi-touch gestures to customise your Mac operating environment
  • Take benefit of conversations, full-screen mode, and seek tokens within the revised Mail application
  • Make the main of updates to Lion's different integrated apps, together with iCal, deal with ebook, photograph sales space, FaceTime, Preview, and process Preferences
  • Use the robust and cheap Lion Server app to create a shared paintings or domestic computing environment
  • And more...

Who this e-book is for: Taking Your OS X Lion to the Max is your consultant to studying the way to tame Apple's Lion for paintings or excitement, and a beneficial reference for any Mac user.

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