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MacBook Portable Genius Paperback – November 17, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0470291696 ISBN-10: 0470291699 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470291699
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470291696
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,964,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use a MacBook. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to connect your MacBook to other Macs? Use Exposé® to its fullest potential? Troubleshoot? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and make your MacBook IQ soar.

Brad Miser has written more than 25 books about computers and related technology, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook. He has also written numerous articles in MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker on various topics at MacWorld Expo, at user group meetings, and in other venues.

Portable GENIUS

Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.

About the Author

Brad Miser has written more than 25 books about computers and related technology, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook. He has also written numerous articles in MacAddict magazine and has been a featured speaker on various topics at MacWorld Expo, at user group meetings, and in other venues.

More About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" devices, especially the iPhone and iPod touch, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. Brad has written many books including: My iPhone, 6th Edition, including My iPod touch, 3rd Edition; Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Lion; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By P. L. Thompson on April 4, 2009
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MacBook Portable Genius should be rated somewhere between excellent and outstanding! It is a quick and easy reference guide that answers almost any question a new MacBook owner might have. I bought this book because it was the newest reference book on the market for my new MacBook. It is full of step-by-step guides that help with installing new applications and programs, it helps solve small problems that may appear for folks who are new to Apple computers and MacBook. MacBook Portable Genius is a quality product!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dalen Crosby Mills on January 18, 2009
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I bought my first laptop ever, a MacBook. I have had Apple products since the mid 80's and I am pretty comfortable with them but I like to have a book to read, not just the "help" pulldown menu. My wife and I were traveling and a bookstore we stopped at had this Portable Genius series and I really liked the simple language, the colored photos and the step by step instruction helps. I had just purchased an iPhone so I got the iPhone book. Easy to use, easy to read. I have an iMac and MacBook and OS X Leopard "Genius" books as well. I would only buy MacBook or Mac not both as there isn't enough difference to buy both. I have recommended them to two friends who have just purchased their first Apple products and they got the books and have already thanked me. Do I get royalties for this glowing report? Just kidding.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By history buff on July 29, 2009
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buy ALL the genius series books! couldn't manage without them. much easier and faster and less embarrassing than asking a real person. written with lots of humor which makes it FUN to read--and i hate reading manuals!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. F. Hoover on June 12, 2010
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I have my first laptop and it is a MacBook Pro. I haven't used an Apple anything since my Apple 2C in the late 70's-early 80's.
Since all I have used for many years iC a PD with M/S. I needed to learn quick to use the Mac. The book is great and provides
information on most anything you want to do with the MacBook Pro. It also has Pictures, Pictures, Pictures.
So if you can't read you can follow the pictures. i recommend this to all users but, especially new users.
MacBook Portable Genius
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dot Ross on November 27, 2009
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The book was in great shape and is providing the badly needed assistance I need in getting to know and work with my MacBook!
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