Description : OS Sierra is the 13th operation system version for Macintosh computers. It was previously called OS X and is the successor to OS X El Capitan with it being the first OS issued under their rebranding as macOS. It was named after the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California. The major features that the system boasts are the iCloud system, windowing and Continuity. There is also support for Apple Pay and Siri. The initial preview of the system was given to developers around the time of the WWDC keynote that was done on June 13, 2016. It was formally released to the Apple Beta Software Program in July 2016 and released to end users in September 2016 as a free upgrade through the Apple Store. This book will review some of the key features of the macOS and educate the reader on the capabilities.
Description : Get to grips with your new MacBook quickly, in easy steps. Learn the basics first: the Mac Desktop, the Dock, the Finder, and how to use the new Touch Bar – then explore the great features of this popular Apple laptop. The MacBook is one of the most iconic devices of its kind and continues to develop as a stylish and powerful laptop computer. The MacBook now comes with the latest Apple operating system, macOS High Sierra, bringing an increased range of features and functionality. MacBook in easy steps, now in its 6th edition, gives a full rundown about using a MacBook and making the most of macOS High Sierra: Demystifies Mac jargon and MacBook versions Explains the Dock, Desktop and the Finder Introduces the new Touch Bar (available on some models) Shows how to use Family Sharing with other family members Covers iCloud and the iCloud Drive for backing up and sharing files Details getting started with macOS High Sierra Covers new features of macOS High Sierra Shows how to customize your MacBook Demonstrates the Launchpad for viewing apps Reveals all about finding and obtaining apps Addresses battery issues and security Covers using MacBook for work and for leisure MacBook in easy steps, 6th Edition also covers the new features in the macOS High Sierra operating system, which include: Internal enhancements designed to make your MacBook more responsive and efficient. An improved file system, designed to meet modern computing needs. An enhanced graphics processor for the best graphics on a MacBook yet. Support for a wide range of virtual reality options. Enhancements to exists apps, including Photos, Safari, Siri, Mail, FaceTime and Notes. Use this guide to accelerate your learning and take control of your new MacBook! Covers macOS High Sierra (OS X 10.13), released Autumn 2017.
Description : MacBook in easy steps, 6th Edition is perfect for those wanting to get a grasp of their new MacBook quickly, in easy steps. Learn the basics first: the Mac Desktop, the Dock, the Finder, and how to use the new Touch Bar - then explore the great features of this popular Apple laptop.
Description : Work, play, connect, and share with the ultimate tour to macOS 'X' macOS 'X' For Dummies is the ultimate tour guide to the Mac operating system, written by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus himself! Whether you're upgrading your trusty old MacBook or venturing into new territory for the very first time, this easy to use guide will get you up and running quickly. It's all here: navigation, preferences, file management, networking, music and movies, and so much more. From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain. Concerned about security? Need to troubleshoot an issue? Want to make your Mac perform even better? Let Dr. Mac walk you through it with clear explanations and a little bit of humor. Read this book beginning-to-end for a complete tutorial, or dip in and out as needed when things take an unexpected turn; if you have macOS questions, Dr. Mac has the answers you need. macOS has powered Macs since 2001. Each free annual update improves the system's functionality, and typically offers a few new tools and fixes old issues. If you need to learn your way around this year's update quickly, easily, and thoroughly, this book is for you. Get organized and find your way around the interface Customize your Mac's look, "feel," and behavior Get connected, get online, and into the cloud Access your movies and music, back up your data, and more! Famous for its reliability and usability, macOS offers the sort of streamlined tools and operations you won't find anywhere else. macOS 'X' For Dummies helps you discover just how much your Mac can do for you.
Description : With High Sierra, Apple has taken its macOS operating system to new heights. From Apple’s efficient new file system to improved video streaming and support for virtual reality, this latest macOS version provides features improve your experience. And once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s macOS 10.13 operating system, this new edition covers everything High Sierra has to offer. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introductions to the best and brightest macOS apps, including Siri, Safari, iCloud, FaceTime, and AirDrop. Get the whole picture. Learn more efficient ways to navigate, organize, and edit your photos with new features in the Photos app. Go in-depth. Take advantage of Apple’s new graphics technology, and its support for virtual reality.Gain real insight. David Pogue doesn't just tell you how to use macOS features. You’ll also learn why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.i
Description : Your trusted tour guide to macOS Sierra macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions. Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient! Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.
Description : Whether you're upgrading from a previous version or using a Mac for the very first time, this book will guide you through the Operating System one step at a time, to help you understand the software more quickly and easily! Great for beginners, a basic computing class, or as an update for experienced users. Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly master your Mac Plenty of full color, illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you. Presented in an easy and simple to read format, written in jargon free English In this guide you'll learn... Setting up your Mac New features of Mac OS Sierra: Siri, Universal Clipboard and more... Getting around Mac OS with Docks, finders, dashboards and widgets Handoff, MailDrop and Messages Launch pad, iBooks and maps App Store, iCloud and spotlight Security considerations Backing up data with time machineSetting up wifi, internet, email, social media and facetime Creating stunning presentations with Keynote Writing beautiful looking documents with Pages Organising your favourite music into playlists, onto your iPod or iPhone.Get started with Apple Music. Storing, organising and manipulating your photos, share on social media Creating photo albums and slideshows And more... Techniques are illustrated step by step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field. Clear instruction, and easy-to-follow tutorials with illustrated photographs, graphics and screen prints, guide you through the procedures every step of the way. If you want to get up and running quickly and easily with the new version of Mac, this is the guide you need.