(The updated edition of this book for macOS Sierra is also available.) Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this -fluff guide to OS X Yosemite is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, Finder, applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, scanning, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. A Windows glossary makes switching to Mac (mostly) painless, and keyboard mavens will find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. New features covered include iCloud Drive, Family Sharing, Continuity, Handoff, Extensions, Today view, Photos, and updates to Spotlight, FaceTime, Game Center, and full-screen apps.
See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders.
Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows, desktops, and displays.
Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access.
Tag your files to make them easy to sort and find.
Use Finder tabs to declutter your desktop.
See all your tifications in one place.
Spread your work over multiple displays.
Enhance and customize OS X with extensions.
Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online.
Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases freely with your family.
Sync your files, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, tes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, Windows PC, and iOS devices.
Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, online sources, and more.
Dictate anywhere that you can type.
Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network.
Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using.
Mirror your Mac's screen to your HDTV wirelessly via AirPlay, or use your HDTV as a full-fledged display, complete with dock and menu bar.
Share files and printers on your home network.
Move seamlessly between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or use them together.
Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks.
Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices.
Download and install OS X, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store.
Secure your data from thieves and sops.
Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.
Fully cross-referenced and indexed.
Contents 1. OS X Basics 2. The Desktop 3. System Preferences 4. Files, Folders & Drives 5. Programs & Documents 6. Printing, Faxing & Fonts 7. Networks & Sharing 8. Online Connections 9. Security & Privacy 10. Maintenance & Backups 11. Switching from Windows 12. Keyboard Shortcuts About the Author Chris Kennedy is a technical writer based in Boulder, Colorado. When he's t typing, Chris climbs rocks, revises his screenplays, and reads the journals of polar explorers. He's been writing about OS X since Sw Leopard.