Inside .Mac

Inside .Mac

By: Chuck Toporek (author)Paperback

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Apple's .Mac service (pronounced dot Mac) offers everything Mac OS X users have come to expect: an attractive, intuitive interface and a wealth of features with all the underlying power you'll ever need. .Mac includes web mail, an online contact management system, storage space, a fully customizable web site of your own, and much more. On your first tour of this suite of subscriber-based services, you'll be delighted by how easy and convenient .Mac is to use. But you'll soon discover that there's a lot more to .Mac than meets the eye! Inside .Mac will help you get the most out of Apple's new Internet services. This handy, quick reference offers a clear overview of the entire .Mac package and many of its not-so-obvious features. You'll learn how to set up and manage your account quickly and without fuss. Each .Mac service is discussed in an objective, no-frills fashion that'll show you how to use--and what to expect from--iDisk, web mail, your personal web site, and everything else that .Mac offers. The book covers: Setting up your .Mac account: a guided tour to getting started with .Mac, Using your iDisk: a detailed look at using iDisk, its directories, the iDisk utility and more, Mac Software: a look at what's included in the software directory, including Virex anti-virus software, the Backup utility, Mac Slides Publisher, and third-party software, . Mac Email: everything you need to know, on configuring your settings to adding additional email accounts, Building a HomePage: an overview of HomePage options that covers uploading files, publishing iPhoto libraries, protecting your site, and publishing and announcing your site, Synchronizing Your Mac with .Mac: learn how to set up and sync your Address Book, iCal Calendars, and more using iSync. From enthusiastic new users to hardcore Mac geeks, anyone who uses .Mac will want to get the most from their subscription service. Inside .Mac is the only book that shows you how. There's no better way take control than with this handy guide.

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About Author

Chuck Toporek cut his teeth on a Mac II system when he got his first job in publishing in 1988, and has been using them ever since. Chuck is the editor in charge of the Mac OS X/Apple Developer Connection (ADC) series for O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. He is also the editor of the first edition of Mac OS X Pocket Reference and co-author of O'Reilly's Mac OS X in a Nutshell.


Preface; Part I. .Mac's Core Services; 1. Setting Up Your .Mac Account Before You Sign Up Your First Stop: System Preferences Configuring Mail Changing Your .Mac Password Setting an iCal Event to Change Your .Mac Password Renewing Your .Mac Membership; 2. Inside Navigating Managing Your .Mac Account Forget Your Password? The .Mac Services Sidebar The .Mac Learning Center; 3. Using Your iDisk The iDisk's Filesystem Mounting the iDisk iDisk Public Folders Unmounting an iDisk Mounting an iDisk on a Mac OS; 9 System The iDisk Utility iDisk Synchronization; 4. .Mac Mail Two Ways to Check Your .Mac Mail Using .Mac's Web-Based Mail Setting Mail's Preferences Working with Mail Using the Address Book with .Mac; Part II. Protecting Your Mac; 5. Using Virex Finding and Installing Virex Running Virex Scanning Attachments in Mail Virus Scanning from the Terminal; 6. Using Backup What to Back Uup? Where to Back Up? Backup's Cans and Can'ts Finding and Installing Backup Using Backup Backing Up to an iDisk Backing Up to CD or DVD Backing Up to a Drive Restoring Files from a Backup When a Backup Fails; Part III. .Mac and Your Digital Life; 7. Building a .Mac HomePage Planning Your HomePage What You Can't Do with a .Mac HomePage What Goes Where on Your iDisk HomePage Styles and Themes Creating Your Main Page Creating a Photo Album Page with iPhoto Sharing Files on your HomePage Creating an iMovie Page Creating a Movie Page with iMovie; 4 Password-Protecting Your HomePage Announcing Your HomePage Adding a Favicon to Your HomePage Rolling Your Own Learning More About Web Design; 8. Blogging with iBlog What Is a Blog? Why iBlog? Installing iBlog iBlog Overview Building Your Blog Further Exploration; 9. Using iSync with .Mac Understanding iSync Overview of iSync Registering Your Mac with the Sync Server Performing Your First Sync Mac-to-Mac Syncing Bookmark Syncing iSync's Logs; 10. Slide Shows and iCards Creating a Public Slide Show iCards; Part IV; Appendixes A. .Mac's Keyboard Shortcuts B. Common iDisk Error Codes C. Installing and Using the iDisk Utility for Windows XP; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780596005016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780596005016
  • weight: 630
  • ISBN10: 0596005016

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