Author: Wallace Wang
Reviewer: Paul Gerstenbluth
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Learn by doing. Follow the clear, simple Project steps. This Simple Projects book has Screenshots with illustrated tables.
My New Mac, Lion Edition: Simple Projects will get you started on quickly learning to use your Mac.
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition
(October 5, 2011)
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Numbering the Parts
Part 1: Basic Training
Part 2: Wrangling Files and Folders
Part 3: Making Life Easier
Part 4: Playing Music and Movies and
Part 5: The Digital Shutterbug
Part 6: Surfing and Sharing on the Internet
Part 7: Maintaining Your Mac
Page 444 includes information about disabling the Automatic Login feature
Instructions for encrypting your Mac HDD Begin on page 448.
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Working with Simple Projects
Page 216, Chapter 26 (Table 26-1)
Typing foreign characters by pressing combination keys. You can select the foreign letters by using the option key with various letters.
Page 219, Chapter 26
Use a foreign language keyboard layout. Go into Mac System preference. Select language and text. Examples Portuguese, French, etc.
Page 242, Chapter 28
Ripping songs off an audio CD.
5 different formats AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3and WAV is explained in detail.
Page 244, Chapter 26 (Figure 31-1)
Learn how to Burn custom CD. 3 formats: Audio, MP3 and Data CD or DVD is explained.
Page 262, Chapter 31 (Figure 28-3)
You can listen to Free College lectures from iTunes U. You can take free on-line courses.
Page 269, Chapter 32
Capturing video from a webcam using iMovie. This is a good way to record your video. Just make sure you receive permission from the video conference members.
Page 406, Chapter 48
Using Junk Mail filters in Apple's mail preference.
Page 408, Chapter 48
Using a Dummy email address to avoid Junk Mail. Use Yahoo for your junk email account. When it becomes full of Junk Mail just shut it down and create a new one.
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Learned how to eject a stuck CD in your Mac computer using Disk Utility's Eject button.
Keyboard shortcuts are easy to work with in unison my Mac file menus.
iMovie editing functions are well illustrated. Also, how to import a video file into iMovie is described.
No mention on the uses of Preview for editing photos. One of the best free programs for making quick edits.
No mention on the uses of Quicktime for editing my movies. Quicktime is one of the best free programs for making voice recordings on your Mac.
I find that most of the Simple Projects also work with the old Mac OS X 10.4 system.
Disclosure: I was requested to write this review from our RIAG President. I received this free review copy of Make My New Mac, Lion Edition: Simple Projects for this review.
Paul Gerstenbluth is President of the ARIE Foundation and is a Macintosh consultant. The ARIE Foundation's mission is to provide VA hospitalized patients with hobby materials and Macintosh Powerbooks that help in their stay and recovery.
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