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The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition (Little Book)

The Little Mac Book, Lion Edition (Little Book) [Kindle Edition]

Robin Williams
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Adopting a back-to-the-basics approach, this bestselling little Mac classic has been revised and overhauled to introduce users to OS X Lion. In the gentle, friendly, funny style that generations of computer users have come to know and love, author Robin Williams shows readers how to dive in and start working with the Mac and OS X Lion. This full-color little book walks readers through all of the key new features including Multi-Touch Gestures, Launchpad, Mission Control, the App Store, Mail, and much more. Using straightforward, jargon-free explanations delivered in logical, easy-to-follow sections, Robin is a new user's personal guide, coaching and encouraging readers as they learn their way around the magic of the Mac and OS X Lion.

About the Author

Robin Williams is the author of more than 25 bestselling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Presentation Book, and many more. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced a generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the Web.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5910 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (21 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056J0OL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #715,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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1.0 out of 5 stars Mac book 2 Mar 2014
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Very confusing instructions and not at all helpful. I need to apply to my laptop class to make sense of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal if new to IOS 19 April 2013
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Easy to follow guide through IOS showing shortcuts hints and tips helping a beginner exploit the software, getting the most out the MAC
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By sheltie
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I recommend this super little book to anyone new to a Mac OSX. I still dip into my first book for my old Tiger! Knowing how good that one is I bought this Lion Edition for my new MacBook Air laptop, small enough to fit in my Laptop Bag, handy to check up on things I have forgotten. For me,essential. Wouldn't be without it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Mac Book by Robin Williams 7 Nov 2011
Very well written. Gives one a clear understanding of Lion applications. I am still working through with the different subjects to get to know my Lion applications.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle and Informative Introduction to Mac 9 Oct 2011
By Dr. Bojan Tunguz - Published on
Macs are wonderful machines, and more and more people are switching to them as their primary computing platform. Macs are designed from the ground up with the ease of use in mind, and they pride themselves on an intuitive and accessible functionality and user interface. Nonetheless, if you are new to Mac or computers in general getting around may be a bit of a challenge in the beginning. "The Little Mac Book" is an ideal short introduction to Mac for all the newbies out there, and a useful quick reference for experienced users as well. The book is divided into sections that cover all the basic aspects of the Mac user interface - the mouse, the dock, menus and shortcuts, save and print, surfing the web, etc. Each section contains several short subsections that aim to explain and guide you in a step-by-step manner through all the actions that you may want to do on your Mac. The explanations are lucid, informative, and easy to follow. As you may infer from the list of sections many of the explanations are for the most basic tasks imaginable, but there are a few that even the experienced Mac users may not have been familiar with. The book is printed in a large format - a bit larger than most such books. This can be useful as it helps cover most explanations in just a couple of pages and you don't have to leaf a lot in order to learn about the information that you need. The book is really nicely illustrated, with large color photographs, which can greatly facilitate the learning experience.

Overall, this is a very well written and useful basic introductory book for new Mac users. If you are already familiar with Macs, then this book may help you with the new features that are introduced in Lion, although in that case I would recommend a bit more advanced introduction.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Book! 17 Sep 2011
By Donna Schultz - Published on
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This book is small enough to be carried everywhere. It fits nicely into the computer carrying case. And, it is full of information for first time Mac/Lion users! It is like having Apple One to One classes in your pocket. Good investment for new Mac users.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lion 18 Sep 2011
By August Salemi - Published on
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If you are a newcomer to the Mac, this book is an excellent choice, informative and well-written. However, if you are an experienced Mac user, this book offers little more than basics. As an advanced Mac user, I found it useless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Little Mac Book 19 Dec 2011
By Carolyn K. Robinson - Published on
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The Little Mac Book by Robin Williams Is very helpful for beginning computer users as well as beginning Mac users. The organization is effective; it is clearly written, and the Index is particularly helpful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For the noob 23 May 2013
By terry mastrantonio - Published on
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coming from Wiindows to Mac and not being very computer illiterate, this book does the trick
recommended for all the dummies out there like me
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