Take Control of Messages in Mountain Lion

With this ebook in hand, you’ll discover:

  • What is difference between SMS, instant messaging, and iMessage – plus why you’d care.
  • How to convert your iChat experience to the brave new world of Messages.
  • Why it is that Messages lets you communicate via accounts at five different services (plus Bonjour), and how to figure out which you should use.
  • In an iMessage account, how to configure which email address(es) and iPhone phone number(s) should receive messages on your Mac.
  • How to use Google Talk with Google two-factor authentication.
  • How to send messages – and set your online status – with an eye to etiquette and conventions.
  • What an instant-message buddy is, why it’s awkward that iMessage doesn’t have buddies, and how to add buddies, organize buddies, and even delete or block a buddy.
  • How to exchange photos, videos, business documents, and other files via Messages.
  • The best way to add a spoken conversation or video to a chat, whether through an iMessage/FaceTime chat or an instant-messaging service.
  • How to view and control the Mac screen of the person you’re chatting with (or vice-versa).

About the Author
Glenn Fleishman is a technology journalist based in Seattle, where he lives with his wife and two sons, both of whom are adept at accidentally pressing the Power button on his laptop. He’s a contributing editor at TidBITS, responsible for much of their Web and publishing infrastructure; a columnist for the Seattle Times on all things Mac related; and a regular contributor to the Economist, Macworld, and Ars Technica. He appears regularly on his local public radio station, KUOW.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 113 pages
  • Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc. (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615424148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615424146
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