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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion [Paperback]

Paul McFedries
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Aug. 2 2011 Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) (Book 81)
Visual learners will quickly see how to take full advantage of Mac OS X Lion

The latest Mac desktop operating system adds iPad functionality, a desktop App Store, and many more cool features. This guide combines step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations to show visual learners how to take advantage of everything Lion has to offer. Plenty of screen shots show you just what to expect at every step, so you can get going quickly whether you're new to the Mac or upgrading from an earlier OS.

  • Reviews how Lion incorporates all-new features including a multi-touch trackpad, Mission Control, App Store functionality for the desktop, and more
  • Aims specifically at those who learn best when they see how things are done, with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations showing exactly what each step looks like
  • Shows both new Mac users and those upgrading from an earlier Mac OS how to get going with OS X Lion, use all the iLife digital media applications, customize the desktop, and make the most of the latest features

If you learn more quickly when someone shows you how it's done, this is the perfect Mac OS X Lion guide for you.

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 OS X Lion tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on OS X Lion in no time.

You'll learn to:

  • Play music and make movies or DVDs

  • Use Launchpad and Mission Control

  • Communicate via e-mail or FaceTime®

  • Connect an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®

  • Network with OS X Lion

Designed for visual learners

  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

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5.0 out of 5 stars Teach yourself visually OS X Lion June 5 2012
By Elsa
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All the info is very clear and the step by step with the pictures help to easy understand. It is a good way to learn.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Irrelevant for Snow Leopard users April 30 2012
By Peter C
This book is not helpful if you are familiar with Snow Leopard. Chapter 14 on Mobile Me is irrelevant. There is no reference with regards to upgrading from earlier OS X, and no reference to iCloud which is a major change from Movile Me.
I cannot recommend this book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac lion Nov. 15 2011
Exactly as described and perfect for us. I bought this for my 91 year old step father to get familiar with the changes in his upgraded Mac software. He has had nothing but positive comments.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very "Dick and Jane," but Useful Aug. 18 2011
By Tim Naff - Published on Amazon.com
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If you've never used a computer before, this book should be perfect for you. If you've never used a Mac before, it will be very good. If you've used early Mac operating systems, but not OS X, it will still be quite good. If you already know earlier versions of OS X very well, you won't find a lot here to help you. There is no section that summarizes changes from earlier versions. There is no consistent identification of OS or app features that are new with Lion. This book is generally about OS X, and it is not an in-depth treatment. If you want in-depth, get the Portable Genius book (which was not out for Lion when I did this review). Most of the book's space is devoted to the apps included with the OS. There are some exceptions, such as the page on Mission Control, which is new to Lion. There is also a very nice treatment of file sharing and printer sharing. On the other hand, there's a whole page on how to save a document!

So why in the world did I give it four stars? Even though I've been working with computers, including software development, since the days when a single computer filled a small room, I'm relatively new to Macs. And this book does do a creditable job of an overview of the OS and the apps. Yes, it's very "Dick and Jane." You have to try not to be offended when it tells you things that any near-computer-illiterate would know. You have to scan each page looking for nuggets. The nuggets are there ... they really are. They are easy to find, because a huge amount of effort has gone into creating a good visual presentation. If you are not familiar with an app, you can go through the appropriate section of the book in just a few seconds and save yourself some trial and error.

In summary, the book is well organized and designed to make information easy to find and to absorb. If you're computer literate enough to be reading this review, I can't imagine how you could find anything in the book that would be too difficult for you. It is a simple book, but that is partly because the author does a good job of simplifying. The book falls right in line with Apple's own philosophy of simplicity. Even so, this is not necessarily a book for the simple.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent For Those New To OS X Sept. 25 2011
By Robert L. Cochran - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my wife because she is new to OS X, and I hoped it would help her extract the most from her MacBook Air. The book is not intimidatingly thick, and the visual presentations are very appealing. After she used it and seemed satisfied with what she learned from it, I then lent this book to one of my customers who had just bought a MacBook. I think he has read it cover to cover. I too have read sections of the book. I was able to quickly look up basic stuff such as how to move a file or a directory from one location to another. The visual format shows the important parts of a screen or an action and you quickly "see" how to do something in a way that textual explanation doesn't seem to convey. I like the neutral tone: the author is nonpolitical, nonsectarian and non-jokey. He doesn't write comments or jokes that are intended to convince you he is smart and/or is a fanatic of some sort. What he provides is excellent instruction. That is what I'm paying for. The book is safe for me to buy and give to my own customers who are just starting out with the Mac platform. I have no fear they will become offended by the author's statements or views.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie in Mammoth Aug. 25 2011
By Robbie - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very easy to follow as it shows photographs of everything that has to be done. It is very comprehensive and well laid out. Specific topics are easy to find.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very happy Sept. 3 2011
By MyBookReviewer01 - Published on Amazon.com
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This was the single, least helpful, how to book I have ever purchased.

It is quite the opposite of every other "Teach Yourself something Visually" book I ever bought. The series is typically outstanding. It is only in this instance that the result was unfortunate. I was quite dependent upon the strength of the series, and assumed that they did a quality review of the books for some sort of standard of delivery or quality.

It is supposed to be a book for someone who has never used a computer, or for that matter a mac. However, the first chapter starts out discussion word documents (which assume someone knows what MS\Word is and has it installed), and spreadsheets (see comment about MS/Word, and insert MS/Excel).

The chapter that teaches you how to log into the computer, and set up your preferences is CHAPTER 11 (not chapter 1).

The sequence of the book is poor, the content is either frequently confusing to the new user.

The person who received this book as a gift was fortunate to have a data processing professional in the house, and also have access to hands on, in person, lessons at the apple store.

as a reference material, for a refresher or looking things up, the book is almost acceptable.

as an entry point, it is very sub-standard.

Sadly, I will never again purchase either a book from this author, or from this series, without first reviewing the content of the book in person.

Online purchases of EITHER are over.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product Oct. 26 2011
By Filiberto Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
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Just what I needed to understand better the new improvement in Mac's technology. The book is simple to understand, very illustrative and nice in presentation. The subjects are not too long, not too short, just fine to optimeze your reading time. The price that I paid was reasonable and the shipping was superb.
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