OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual

What do you get when you cross a Mac with an iPad? OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Its 200 new features include iPaddish goodies like dictation, Notification Center, and Reminders—but not a single page of instructions. Fortunately, David Pogue is back, with the expertise and humor that have made this the #1 bestselling Mac book for over 10 years straight.

  • Big-ticket changes. Twitter and Facebook intgration. Air-Play TV mirroring. Power Nap. Game Center. Documents in the Cloud. iMessages. Gatekeeper. If Apple wrote it, this book covers it.
  • Mountain Lion Watch. This book demystifies the hundreds of smaller enhancements, too, in all 50 programs that come with the Mac: Safari, Mail, Messages, Preview…
  • Shortcuts. This must be the tippiest, trickiest Mac book ever written. Undocumented surprises await on every page.
  • Power users. Security, accounts, networking, build-your own Services, file sharing with Windows—this one witty, expert guide makes it all crystal clear.

There’s something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Apple’s brought a new cat to town, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual is the best way to tame it.

Table of Contents
Part I: The OS X Desktop
Chapter 0. The Mountain Lion Landscape
Chapter 1. Folders & Windows
Chapter 2. Organizing Your Stuff
Chapter 3. Spotlight
Chapter 4. Dock, Desktop & Toolbars

Part II: Programs in OS X
Chapter 5. Documents, Programs & Spaces
Chapter 6. Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up
Chapter 7. Automator, AppleScript & Services
Chapter 8. Windows on Macintosh

Part III: The Components of OS X
Chapter 9. System Preferences
Chapter 10. Reminders, Notes & Notification Center
Chapter 11. The Other Free Programs
Chapter 12. CDs, DVDs, iTunes & AirPlay

Part IV: The Technologies of OS X
Chapter 13. Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper
Chapter 14. Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop
Chapter 15. Graphics, Fonts & Printing
Chapter 16. Sound, Movies & Speech

Part V: OS X Online
Chapter 17. Internet Setup & iCloud
Chapter 18. Mail & Contacts
Chapter 19. Safari
Chapter 20. Messages
Chapter 21. SSH, FTP, VPN & Web Sharing

Part VI: Appendixes
Appendix A. Installing OS X Mountain Lion
Appendix B. Troubleshooting
Appendix C. The Windows-to-Mac Dictionary
Appendix D. The Master OS X Secret Keystroke List

Book Details

  • Paperback: 904 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media / Pogue Press (July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449330274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449330279
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