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Bob LeVitus
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Book Description

Aug. 23 2011 For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
The bestselling Mac guide, updated for the latest Mac OS X and now in full color!

Mac OS X Lion represents a new era in the Mac operating system. This friendly guide is fully updated for the latest Mac OS X and provides everything new Mac users and users upgrading to Mac OS X Lion need to know. A bestseller in previous editions, Mac OS X Lion For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks. So whether it's your first Mac or just an OS upgrade, you'll learn to tame your Lion with the expert advice of Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and Dummies.

  • Covers using the Finder, customizing Lion, adding widgets to the Dashboard, organizing and managing files and folders, searching with Spotlight, and working with Spaces
  • Explores browsing the web with Safari, using Apple Mail and iCal, connecting a printer, performing backups with Time Machine, troubleshooting, and setting up a network
  • Walks readers through the new features of Mac OS X Lion, including FaceTime, Photo Booth, Launchpad, Mission Control, Full-screen apps, and more
  • Gets you up and running with iTunes, downloading fun apps from the Mac App Store, and staying entertained with videos, photos, and other multimedia

You'll make your Lion roar with the friendly advice in Mac OS X Lion For Dummies.

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Discover OS X Lion and unleash the power of your Mac

Ready to roar with your Mac running OS X Lion? Whether you just got your first Mac or recently upgraded, the Mac's newest operating system will make your life easier in amazing new ways. With this handy guide from Mac expert Bob LeVitus, you'll have your Lion jumping through hoops in no time!

  • Make friends with Lion — explore the Desktop, menus, windows, and icons, and perform basic tasks

  • Herd all your cats — organize your files and use the free iCal, Address Book, and Mail to manage your contacts, calendar, and e-mail

  • Get purrfectly connected — set up your Internet connection, surf with Safari, and import your media to iTunes and iPhoto

  • Be productive — set up a network; create, share, and print documents; and keep your Mac safe and sound

  • Your very own Time Machine — discover how easy it is to back up and restore important information automatically using Lion'sTime Machine

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up your keyboard, mouse, and other hardware

  • Tips for navigating with Multi-Touch Gestures

  • How to work at warp speed with Mission Control and Launchpad

  • Details about running Windows on your Mac

  • How iCal helps you manage appointments and projects

  • Simple steps for networking your Macs

  • Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your Mac

Learn to:

  • Work with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control

  • Go online, set up your e-mail, and surf the Web with Safari

  • Enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac

About the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and Mac OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for almost 20 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OSX Lion for Dummies Sept. 29 2011
An excellent guide to Mac OSX Lion. Well written, easy to understand; every Lion user should have a reference cipy; in particular the index makes it easy to find the section of the book that contains answers to any problem you encounter.Mac OS X Lion For Dummies
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book! Nov. 1 2011
This manual is easy to read and refer to. This book is for beginners to OSX Lion Program. Love the fact that it is printed in full colour!
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4.0 out of 5 stars OS X Lion Dec 21 2013
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Well, what can I say..... it is a How-to book which gives details but I have gone through 6 charpers yet. I find this kind of reading arid even though the author includes humour.....Nothing wrong with the book but I still wish the person was nest to me.......
The book is good, the problem is with me.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved my new MacBook Air! Sept. 14 2011
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I highly recommend keeping a copy of this great book around for those times you do something stupid and need the chapter on Troubleshooting. I installed Kaspersky for Mac 2011 Anti-virus on my MacBook Air and it is not compatable with the new LION. It is compatable with earlier versions but not the latest OS-X Lion. The software crashed my system. I didn't panic, well a little bit, I reached for my copy of Lion for Dummies (me), turned to the chapter on Troubleshooting and Reinstalling from Time Machine. Within 15 minutes, Lion for Dummies and my Time Machine had me back up and running. Thank you OS-X Lion for Dummies..............
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and amusing - as usual Aug. 22 2011
By AKM - Published on
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I'm a big fan of Dr. Mac. Have been using Macs for decades & still find fresh insights, tricks, explanations and workarounds in his 'Dummy' books. Lion OS is different enough that I was delighted when the shipping date was moved up! I wanna get max use out of the new options.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, Entertaining Nov. 22 2011
By Scott - Published on
Interesting, informative, and even entertaining. was skeptical buying a book about it because I figured it would be dry, boring, and hellish to read. I was wrong. Dr. Mac is knowledgeable about the subject and actually makes the book fun and easy to read. All in all, Lion is pretty similar to older Mac operating systems, but this book does a great job of explaining all the new little features that make using my Macbook a lot more efficient.

There are a lot of forums and sites dedicated to Macbooks but I've found them difficult to navigate, so having this as a resource has been very helpful. He assumes that you have no previous knowledge using Mac OS, so everything is explained.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great referance book Sept. 17 2011
By Greg S. - Published on
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I just bought a iMac for the first time and it has helped me with all the questions that I needed so far. I could also go to many of the Apple Forums but at times having some reference in your hand is nice with out going online for help.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and easy to follow ! Jan. 23 2012
By Leung Wing Keung - Published on
In the past, Dummies Series always give me an impression that it is only provided for beginners who have little computer knowledge. But this book changes my mind. I completed 4 chapters in one night. Its content explained the OS X Lion in a clear and simple way. In the difficult part, some figures are also shown. I fully understand although I am a non-English speaker.

If you are a new user for Mac, I strongly recommend to buy this one. I also read two to three Mac materials. This one is my favorite.
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