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Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' is an update to the Unix-based operating system for Macintosh. It builds on previous versions of Mac OS X to provide an even more powerful and easy-to-use experience. New technologies such as Spotlight and Dashboard integrate your information and the Internet to make you even more productive. System-wide improvements let Mac OS X anticipate your needs, with issues such as printer configuration handled with even less user intervention than ever before. The advent of powerful Spotlight searching and Smart Folders means that you no longer have to worry about where you saved something - everything is locatable based on whatever criteria or content matter to you. VTC Author Jesse Feiler is your guide through this latest installment of the Apple Mac OS.
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One of the major new features of Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is Automator. It is a tool that lets you build workflows from actions that may be provided by Apple (over 200 are part of the Automator installation), by software developers -- or by you, following the techniques described in the second part of this tutorial. You can use Automator to automate repetitive tasks or to manage complex and rarely-performed tasks. If you have Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later, you have Automator. VTC author Jesse Feiler guides you through using the software, taking advantage of the actions you already have, and show you how to build your own actions ranging from simple to complex.
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Dashboard provides instant access to widgets (mini-applications) that "float" over the desktop. These widgets provide simple functionality such as a calculator or clock; interaction with data from iTunes, the Address Book or other local apps; and interaction across the Web to get weather reports, stock quotes, etc. This course provides an introduction to Dashboard and you will learn how to create your own widgets. VTC author Jesse Feiler guides you through the steps to build a time clock widget to track your time and export it to a TextEdit document.
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Apple's revolutionary new Unix-based operating system was developed from the ground up. OS X has new features and usability that provide better stability, including multi-tasking and protected memory. Faster than previous Apple operating systems, OS X remains user-friendly to the point of affection. Even so, OS X is a radical departure from previous Mac operating systems. VTC author Matt Neutra will walk you through all of the new elements of OS X - including v10.2 - and show you how to maneuver it like a power user. He starts by familiarizing you with the interface, then guides you through the use of the Finder. You will learn how to set your preferences, how to use Sherlock, how to share files, the iLife applications, and more. You'll be introduced to various multimedia applications, including QuickTime, iTunes, and iMovie. Welcome to Mac OS X.
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Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is an update to the Unix-based operating system for Macintosh. It builds on previous versions of Mac OS X to provide an even more powerful and easy-to-use experience. VTC author Jesse Feiler guides you through Leopards new technologies such as Time Machine, Cover Flow, Quick Look, and Spaces help you organize your information and find what you want quickly. As well as major advances in printing, accounts and file permissions, Mail, Automator, and Safari. Jesse will cover the basics of using Mac OS X and your Macintosh computer as well as advanced features such as Back to My Mac, new parental controls, Spotlight, and simplified sharing of disks and computers.
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Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the update which is bringing gestures and full screen into maturity. This is possibly the first desktop / laptop operating system which has been heavily influenced by the recent innovations of mobile technology. This VTC course explores the basics of this system and the basics of many of the applications which are included. VTC author, Sam McGuire covers many topics, including file management, setting up your email, backing up your files, and connecting to the Internet. The course also includes a section covering the breakthrough iCloud which opens up a whole new level of connection between Lion and your mobile iOS devices. If ever there was a good time to be a Mac user, this is it!
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In this course, author Sean Colins shows how to configure a Lion Server installation, while highlighting its ease of use. The course gives an overview on servers: what they are, why they're necessary, and how to set them up quickly. It also covers file sharing, managing iOS devices with the new Profile Manager, and creating and sharing podcasts in Podcast Publisher, plus productivity services such as iCal, Address Book Server, and iChat Server, which keep shared calendars, contacts, and chat conversations securely in your possession.

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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is the update which is bringing more features than ever from Apple's popular iOS. This is possibly the first desktop / laptop operating system which brings full integration with social media giants Facebook and Twitter. This VTC course explores the new features of this system and the basics of many of the applications which are included. VTC author, Sam McGuire covers many topics, including file management, setting up your email, backing up your files, and connecting to the Internet. The course also includes a section covering the new iCloud features which opens up a whole new level of connection between Mountain Lion and your mobile iOS devices. If ever there was a good time to be a Mac user, this is it!
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In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, master gestures, and achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, Calendar, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, performing maintenance operations using Disk Utility, and offers time-saving techniques for using the Mac efficiently. Along the way, Christopher reviews the 200+ new features in Mountain Lion, which gives even experienced Mac users a valuable head start.

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In this course, author Christopher Breen examines Mac OS X Mountain Lion, the latest version of the Apple operating system. The course takes a look at the enhancements to messages, contacts, calendars, mail, Safari, and expanded iCloud remote storage options, as well as brand-new features such as AirPlay mirroring, which makes it simple to wirelessly project your Mac screen onto an Apple TV–connected television, the Game Center app, Dictation, and Gatekeeper security protections.

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