My macOS

John Ray  
QUE Publishing
Total pages
November 2016

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My macOS
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My macOS is filled with beginning through intermediate tasks, presented in a thorough step-by-step format, that guide you through learning everything you need to know to use the newest release of macOS. The goal is not to teach you how to type or click a mouse but how to configure network settings, customise your desktop, use built-in apps, optimise battery life, set up backup solutions, and much more.

In My macOS, you will find:

Step-by-step instructions
with callouts to macOS photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into hardware or operating system problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from macOS.

Full-colour, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping macOS working just the way you want. The tasks include:

  • Managing, arranging, and tagging your files
  • Staying informed and productive with Notification Center
  • Creating and navigating virtual workspaces in Mission Control
  • Opening and organising apps with Launchpad
  • Accessing network devices and resources
  • Activating and using iCloud services
  • Communicating online with email, instant messaging, and video
  • Keeping appointments with Calendar and Reminders
  • Planning trips and checking traffic with Maps
  • Keeping up-to-date with friends and family via Twitter and Facebook
  • Downloading and enjoying music, movies, books, and more
  • Sharing purchases with your family
  • Challenging your friends to games with Game Center
  • Working seamlessly with iOS Devices with Handoff and AirDrop
  • Protecting and securing your system and data
  • Expanding your system with peripheral devices
  • Troubleshooting common system problems

New to this Edition

New content based on the release of Mac OS summer/fall 2017, as well as any changes in the hardware refresh for Macs.

Table of Contents

  • Prologue: Getting Started with the Mac
  • Chapter 1: Managing Your Desktop
  • Chapter 2: Making the Most of Your Screen Space
  • Chapter 3: Connecting Your Mac to a Network
  • Chapter 4: Setting Up iCloud and Internet Accounts
  • Chapter 5: Accessing Email and the Web
  • Chapter 6: Sharing Files, Devices, and Services
  • Chapter 7: Being Social with Messages, FaceTime, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Chapter 8: Managing Who, Where, When, and What
  • Chapter 9: Entertainment on the (Big) Little Screen
  • Chapter 10: Installing and Managing Applications and Extensions on Your Mac
  • Chapter 11: Making the Most of Your Mac Hardware
  • Chapter 12: Using El Capitan with Your
  • Chapter 13: Connecting Peripherals to Your Mac
  • Chapter 14: Securing and Protecting Your Mac
  • Index


John Ray is a life-long fan of Apple products; he has been an avid Mac user since its inception in 1984. He relies on OS X both at work and at home because it is a robust, flexible platform for programming, networking, and design. Over the past 17 years, John has written books on OS X, iOS development, Linux, web development, networking, and computer security. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Research Information Systems at The Ohio State University. When he isn’t writing, he is either re-creating a marine disaster in his living room, watching Arduinos go up in smoke, or planning a highly elaborate projects that will quadruple his carbon footprint.