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The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use an iMac. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to get started with the exciting new OS X Lion? Make the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad work your way? Watch HD content on the LED-backlit display? Network your iMac and other computers? Execute speedy data transfer with Thunderbolt? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your iMac to the max.

Portable GENIUS

Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle

Covers OS X Lion

About the Author

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 40 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac, iWork '09 Portable Genius, and iLife '11 Portable Genius. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great for experienced iMac users perhaps July 11 2009
By Peter M. Ravdin - Published on
Format: Paperback
The author of this book states that she has been enjoying Macs for 25 years. On one hand this might seem great, of the other hand in this instance, she is so used to the machines that I did not think she had a perspective that was useful to someone new to the Mac environment. The jargon was a problem. The simple stuff was not explained well, but too often skimmed over and omitted.
For example the extremely useful "undo" a Control Z on a Windows machine. No clue how to do this on a Mac. Not mentioned in the index. Finally found buried in an appendix.
I looked again, just to see if I was being to hard on this book. I think not. The first chapter has a lot about automation of tasks (complex) and illustrates how it looks on the authors two monitors.
Very flashy. Maybe really at a "Genius" level, but not very practical for me.
Tomorrow I will take the book back.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Does not cover the everyday stuff! Jan. 11 2010
By Kathleen L. Smith - Published on
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I had thought when I ordered this book that it would cover all the how too's from all the applications available starting at the most simple. If that is what you are looking for this is not the book. If you want to learn all of the new extra ones then order away....
totally useless Jan. 21 2013
By guy2 - Published on
Format: Paperback
It's baffling to me that this book is apparently part of a series. I could not find one useful page or topic in the entire book. I've never had such a frustrating reading experience as flipping desperately through its pages, looking for SOMETHING, ANYTHING that's not either impossibly arcane or pointedly obvious. Look elsewhere for help.
Five Stars Nov. 26 2014
By nd2knit - Published on
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Helpful info for beginners
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Great manual May 17 2012
By Bill Spahr - Published on
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This is the best information with the clearest pictures for use in iMovie and iDvd that I've found. It is clearly written and easy to follow.