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Regardless of whether you're browsing the web, checking your e-mail, or video chatting with a friend from afar, getting things done is easy to learn, simple to perform, and fun to do. Making amazing things simple requires advanced technologies, and Mac OS X is loaded with them. Not only is OS X built on a stable, time-tested UNIX foundation, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards.
The software on every Mac is written by the same company that makes the computer itself. This results in an integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. Advanced technologies in the operating system take full advantage of the bit, multicore processors and GPUs that power Mac computers.
An integrated iSight camera works seamlessly with iChat software so that you can start a video chat with a mouse click. Mac notebooks feature a Multi-Touch trackpad that supports pinching, swiping, and other gestures. OS X communicates with the hardware to deliver incredible battery life by spinning down the hard drive when it is inactive, by intelligently deciding whether the CPU or GPU is best for a task, and by automatically dimming the screen in low-light conditions.
The most striking feature on any Mac is the elegant user interface found in OS X. Made possible by graphics technologies that rely on the advanced graphics power of a Mac, it supports multiway chatting, real-time reflections, and smooth animations. Fonts on the screen are both beautiful and readable.
Soft drop shadows make it clear at a glance which window is active and which are in the background. You can preview any type of file using Quick Look, and because the previews are in high resolution, you can actually read the text. OS X is immune from the viruses that plague PCs. With virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X protects itself from other malicious applications. It was built for the Internet in the Internet age, offering a variety of sophisticated technologies that help keep you safe from online threats.
Every Mac ships with a secure configuration, so you don't have to worry about understanding complex and often-esoteric security settings. Most importantly, OS X does not slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates directly to your Mac.
Thanks to its versatility and power, OS X is compatible with almost any computing environment, including Windows networks. It works with all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. If you need to run Windows, your Mac can do that too. Snow Leopard is the only operating system with built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, allowing you to use your Mac at home and at work, with all of your messages, meetings, and contacts in the same place.
OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer, including many features you won't find in other operating systems. The integrated VoiceOver screen-reading technology makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computer using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad. OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for more than 40 Braille displays, including Bluetooth displays. It supports many other accessibility features, including dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen.
Snow Leopard is built on the same reliable UNIX foundation that powers industrial-strength servers, helping to ensure that your computing experience is free of system crashes and compromised performance. Even upgrading your Mac to the next version of OS X is reliable and easy. It checks your applications, setting aside programs that are known to be incompatible.
If a power outage interrupts your installation, it can start again without losing any data. Upgrading does not require reformatting your drive, allowing you to keep all of your compatible applications, files, and settings. If something goes wrong when you're using your Mac, Time Machine is there, keeping automatic backups of everything on your drive.
OS X comes in a single, full-featured version that includes a large collection of beautifully designed applications. They not only let you surf the web, conduct video and text chats, manage your contacts, and accomplish other day-to-day tasks, they also work together to make you more productive and let you have more fun.
Finder makes working with your files and documents as easy as browsing your iTunes library. Located at the bottom of your screen by default, the Dock gives you quick access to your most frequently used applications, files, and folders. Using visually appealing, high-resolution icons, the Dock itself begs to be clicked.
When you do, applications spring to life in an instant. A bright signal beacon sits beneath open applications to let you know that they are running at a glance. You can set the Dock to remain at the bottom of your screen, framing your desktop picture and always visible. It can also be set to tuck itself away automatically, ready to return when you move the pointer to the bottom of your screen. The Dock comes loaded with icons for many applications that are included with your Mac - Dashboard, Mail, iCal, iPhoto, and many more.
However, it's easy to customize to suit your needs. To add a new application or folder, just grab it from the Finder and move it onto the Dock. The Dock will expand to make room for the new item, and if you have a lot of icons, they will automatically scale to fit on your desktop. To make icons easy to identify, they can be set to magnify as you move your mouse over them. Removing and rearranging items is just as simple: A stack is a Dock item that gives you fast, direct access to folders and files.
When you click a stack, the files within spring from the dock in a fan or a grid, depending on the number of items or preference that you set. Mac OS X starts you off with premade stacks for downloads, applications, and documents. The Downloads stack automatically captures files you download from Safari, Mail, and iChat. The Applications stack gives you fast access to all your applications. The Documents stack is a great place to keep things like presentations, spreadsheets, and word processing files.
The files in each stack can appear as large icons that preview their contents, so it's easy to find the right file before your click.
Stacks are scrollable, so you can easily view all items. You can navigate through folders in a stack to see all the files inside the stack. Create as many stacks as you wish simply by dragging folders to the right side of your Dock. With the clutter cleared away, you can easily find the document that you need. A click makes it the active window, and pressing the space bar gives you a full-screen preview of the windows. When you drag a file onto a Dock icon, all of the open windows in the application pop up, allowing you to place the file into the right window, perfect for those times when you'd like to attach a file to an e-mail message.
The Finder is the home base for your Mac. Represented by a blue icon with a smiling face, it's one of the first things you'll see when you start working on a Mac. Finder lets you organize and access practically everything on your Mac, including applications, files, folders, discs, and shared drives on your network. You can also see rich, high-quality previews of the contents of your files.
Finder takes full advantage of the advanced technologies in Mac OS X, including bit support and Grand Central Dispatch, responding quickly to your actions. The sidebar in the Finder window is your starting point when browsing your Mac. You'll be able to locate frequently accessed folders, CDs, DVDs, network computers, and the like via the sidebar. With a few clicks, you'll be on the way to finding what you need.
The sidebar also features a handy Search For section, which uses Spotlight search to find files that you've modified today, yesterday, or in the past week. It can also find images, movies, or documents. Click on a folder and you'll see an up-to-the-minute lists of files contained within. Just like the Dock, you can customize the sidebar with your own search folders.
Any Mac or PC in your home network automatically appears on the sidebar. This allows you to easily share files between them, and use Spotlight search and Cover Flow to search network computers. When you click a connected Mac, you can use screen sharing, which lets you see and control another Mac as if you were sitting in front of it. This is useful, for example, when you want to show someone how to use an application or feature. Using Cover Flow, you can flip through documents as easily as you flip through music in iTunes or bookmarks in Safari 4.
Each file is displayed as a large preview of its first page, so you can actually see the contents of a document before opening it. You'll also be able to look at files in a list view, which allows you to sort them in different ways, including by file name, date modified, or file type.
You can see them in multiple column view, which lets you navigate through multiple folders with ease. Finally, you can view them as large icons, up to x pixels in size. Icon view lets you thumb through a multipage document or watch a QuickTime movie right in Finder, speeding your ability to find and view your files. It unshuffles overlapping windows on your desktop, placing them in an organized thumbnail view.
You'll be able to quickly locate and switch to any window, or get to any file on your desktop with ease. It preserves the visual quality of each reduced-size window, ensuring that you can identify its contents with ease. If a full-screen preview is required, simply press the Space bar. As you move from one tiled window to the next, you'll see the title displayed at the bottom of the window.
When you find the window you need, just click it. Magically, every window returns to full size, and the window you clicked is brought to the front of your desktop and made active. With a single key press, all open windows push to the side of your screen, revealing your desktop. Simply grab the item that you need and another keypress will bring the windows back to their original locations.
You can use this to check and see if a CD or DVD that is burning in the background has completed, or if you need locate and drag a file into an e-mail as an enclosure. A click makes it the active window, pressing the Space bar gives you a full-screen preview of the window. If you prefer keyboard shortcuts, you can tile application windows with a keystroke too. Simply drag a file onto the icon of an open application and its windows will tile, allowing you to place the file into the window that you desire. Flip through multipage PDFs and Microsoft Office documents, watch full-screen video, view photo slideshows, and more: Quick Look is the innovative technology that gives you a sneak peek of entire files, even multiple-page documents and video, without opening them.
All you have to do is select a file in Finder and press the Space bar. An elegant transparent window appears, showing you the contents of the file instantly. It's great when you're looking for something specific, but don't have time to open lots of files to find it. Quick Look works with nearly every file on your system, including images, text files, PDFs, movies, Keynote presentations, Mail attachments, and Microsoft Office documents.
You can view the file in full screen, and you can open the application that created it with a double-click. Best of all, Quick Look works even if you don't have the application that created it, perfect for those times when a colleague sends you a file that you could not otherwise open. You can use Quick Look to your advantage when searching for files to restore via Time Machine. Once you locate the file you are looking for, you can use Quick Look to verify its contents before restoring it to your desktop.
Quick Look also works in Mail and iChat, allowing you to preview attachments before they are downloaded. Perfect for viewing attached PDFs and Office Documents, you can even view attached photos as a slideshow and add them to your iPhoto library with ease. Because it's built into the core of Mac OS X, search results update instantly whenever files change. Spotlight is the lightning-fast search technology that is built into Mac OS X. It makes it easy to find what you are looking for, even if you don't know where it's stored on your computer. Conveniently located in the OS X menu bar, the Spotlight search field gives you instant results as you start typing.
It searches through files, folders, documents, Mail messages, Address Book contacts, iCal calendars, System Preferences, applications, and dictionary definitions. Spotlight searches aren't confined to your computer, you can also search other computers on your network. Built into the core of OS X, Spotlight can deliver search results quickly because it indexes files on your computer as a background process. When you make a change, such as adding a new file, e-mail, or contact, Spotlight automatically updates its index, ensuring that you receive up-to-the-moment search results.
Spotlight is more than a simple search engine. Its index stores information on metadata contained within supported files: These include the type of content, author, edit history, format, size, and too many other details to list in this space. Most document types, including Microsoft Word documents, Adobe Photoshop images, and e-mail contain rich metadata. Because Spotlight indexes content as well, search results include what appears inside a file or document, not just its title.
When you click the document, you are immediately taken to the spot in the document with the search terms highlighted. Thanks to its speed and flexibility, Spotlight opens up countless new ways for you to organize your files. You can save the results of a search as a Smart Folder that automatically updates as you add, change, or remove documents on your Mac. Smart Folders contain files grouped together based on search criteria instead of physical location, allowing the same file to appear in multiple Smart Folders without moving from its original saved location on your system.
There is no need to duplicate, shift, or update files: Spotlight Smart Folders keep everything organized for you. Regardless of which application you search, results will appear immediately after you start typing a few letters. As your search is customizable, you'll be able to restrict your search to selected mailboxes or fields in Mail if you desire. In Address Book, you'll be able to search your entire contact list, or only select groups.
It is both fast and easy-to-use, sporting a simple, elegant interface and support for the latest Internet standards. Safari does not stand in the way of your enjoyment of the web. Faster than other browsers on the market, Safari delivers blazingly fast performance thanks to its Nitro Engine. Safari also offers top-flight HTML performance, the best on any platform, loading pages up to 3 times faster than Internet Explorer 8 and almost 3 times faster than Firefox 3.
You'll spend more time browsing the web and less time waiting for pages to load. Sporting a clean, elegant look, Safari allows you to focus on what matters: The features that you use most are a mere click away, and the integrated Google search bar makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Running Safari 4 on Snow Leopard makes it even more resistant to crashes than it was on Leopard. Most crashes in Mac OS X are caused by web browser plug-in crashes.
Apple engineers redesigned Safari to make plug-ins run separately from the browser. If a plug-in crashes on a web page, Safari keeps running.
Simply refresh the page and get going again. Safari allows you to view your browsing history in a dramatic new way: The sites appear exactly as you did when you last visited them, and you can flip through the results using the familiar Cover Flow interface. The Top Sites feature shows you a stunning at-a-glance preview of your favorite web sites. Safari tracks which sites you visit and ranks your favorites, presenting up to 24 thumbnails on a single page, all of which are accessible with a single click.
You can customize the display by pinning a favorite site to a specific location in the grid. A star in the upper right of each thumbnail indicates whether a site has added new content since last you visited. Supporting the latest standards for secure access and information sharing on the web, Safari protects you both at home and when you're browsing on a public computer. It features integrated antiphishing technology that detects fraudulent websites and warns you before displaying information.
It supports EV Extended Validation certificates, allowing you to feel confident shopping, updating account information, or paying bills online. Integrated parental controls allow you to protect your children as they explore the web. Using the same technology that keeps spam out of your inbox, a content filter takes a quick peek at websites before they load, attempting to determine if they're suitable for young eyes.
If they are not, Safari blocks them from being viewed. You can override this filter by creating lists of specific websites that you want, or don't want, your children to see. These controls must be enabled to function, by default they are turned off, offering mature users unhindered access to the web. They bring the power of Mac OS X to your e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
They feature elegant, easy-to-use interfaces, lightning-fast searches, and compete integration across the applications and your Mac. Designed from the ground up specifically for e-mail, Mail features an elegant user interface that makes it easy to manage all of your e-mail from a single, ad-free inbox, even when you are not connected to the Internet. Mail, and AOL Mail. It can access multiple e-mail accounts with ease, allowing you to manage all of your messages from a single program. Thanks to Mail, Snow Leopard is the only operating system with built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server.
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You can use your Mac, complete with all of the features and applications that you love, at home and at work with all of your messages, meetings, and contacts in a central location. Mail does much more than simply display e-mail messages. It analyzes the contents to help you act on them. If you receive an invitation, Mail allows you to add it to your calendar with ease -- even if such language as "today" or "tomorrow" is used in place of a date. If a location is listed in the invitation, you can click the address to view a Google map of the address.
If a message includes a phone number of e-mail address, it can be added to your Address Book with a click. An intelligent mail filter automatically identifies and catches messages that Mail thinks are junk. This mail is placed in a special folder, ensuring that your inbox is not clogged with spam. If a junk message does get through, simply click the Junk button, and from then on, similar e-mail will also be placed in the Junk folder.
The more you train Mail to recognize junk mail, the better it gets. Address Book is a flexible and convenient application that stores contact information for your friends, family, and colleagues. You can import information from other applications, create distribution lists for clubs and groups, print address labels and envelopes, and more.
Because Address Book is built on the industry-standard vCard format for storing contact information, your friends can send your cards that can be added to your Address Book via drag and drop: Address Book can do more than simply display card contents; it also lets you use them. Click an address to ask the web for a Google map showing the location. Click a URL to open the website. Click an e-mail address to instantly send a message or start an iChat conversation. You'll be able to create separate calendars for home, school, work, and so on. You can see all of your calendars in a single view, or choose to see only the calendars you want.
You can use iCal to invite friends and family to events. You'll be able to create invitations using contact information from your Address Book, update your guest list, keep track of attendee responses, and receive the latest status information. A centralized notification box keeps all your invitations and responses in one location so you can manage events in iCal instead of your busy e-mail inbox. When you or another Mac user receives an iCal invitation in Mail, it's automatically added to iCal.
Spotlight allows you to more easily find information in Mail, iCal, and Address Book. You can use it to search within the applications, including all fields in an e-mail, and all information on a card or appointment, ensuring that you find every possible match. If you're not using the applications, you can still find messages, contacts, and appointments by using Spotlight search in the main OS X menu bar.
Start typing a search term and Spotlight returns the related items immediately.
Spotlight technology also helps you organize your mail and contacts by using Smart Groups and Smart Mailboxes. Simply select the relevant criteria, for example, every contact with a birthday in the next 30 days or every e-mail sent by your boss, and your applications will create a folder containing every item that meets your criteria.
Folders stay updated as new items are created, ensuring that they stay current. Mail and iCal use the contacts from Address Book, allowing you to send messages or invitations to individuals and groups. Mail can access your iPhoto library, making it easy to e-mail pictures to your friends and family. If you receive an attachment, Mail lets you use Quick Look to view its contents, without having to save the attachment and launch another application. Part of what makes Address Book and iCal so powerful is seamless syncing. They can sync the contact and calendar information on your Mac with your iPhone or other mobile phone, PDA, or iPod touch, so it goes with you everywhere.
Add an optional MobileMe account and your contacts and calendars will stay up to date wirelessly across multiple Macs, your iPhone, iPod touch, and the web, allowing you to access the information from any device with an Internet connection. A powerful instant text messaging application, iChat is loaded with great features that make sending messages to your friends on AIM and MobileMe both fast and easy. Simple text chats feel like natural conversations, with icons and thought bubbles that make it easy to see what's saying what. You can transmit any type of file, from a web address to a photo, by simply dragging it into your chat.
Pictures display right in the message window, web links open in a browser with a click. In short, iChat is the best way to IM. Most Macs include a built-in iSight camera and microphone. When you use them with iChat, you get the easiest way to participate in high-quality video and audio chats with your friends and family. You can chat with a single person, or invite several to multiway chat. Featuring a unique 3D view, iChat practically puts everybody in the room with you. View their faces reflected into space, just as if they were sitting around a conference room table.
Video backdrops can make it look like you're chatting from the Eiffel Tower, under the sea, or in front of your own custom backdrop. Featuring an intuitive interface, iChat shows you when your buddies are available to chat. Bright icons indicate their online status, and whether they're capable of a video chat or just audio.
To start a chat, click the camera or phone icon to send an invitation. To add more people, click the icons for the meeting attendees on your buddy list and each colleague steps into your virtual office. Screen sharing allows you to observe and control another Mac's desktop, allowing you to collaborate with colleagues, browse the web with a friend, pick plane seats with your spouse, or show another Mac user how to use an application.
Both computers have control over the shared screen at all times, and you'll have audio communication while you share a screen, allowing you to banter as you collaborate. You'll be able to approve buddies that you trust, iChat blocks all attempts to send and receive IMs with anyone else. The days of rifling through stacks of CDs or flipping through channels are gone.
You'll be able to browse, organize, and play your media from a central location. You can even rent selected movies for playback on your computer, iPod, or Apple TV. It has a library of over 10 million songs, thousands of free podcasts, HD TV show and movie content, and countless audiobooks.
From the application, you can choose which music, photos, contacts, and calendars will sync with your Apple mobile device. You'll be able to record and trim your own movies, and share them on the web with ease. Completely redesigned for Snow Leopard, QuickTime X features a brand-new version of the QuickTime Player, the software used by millions to watch video on their computer screen.
Thanks to the Core Animation technology found in OS X, the QuickTime Player boasts a clean, uncluttered interface with controls that fade out when not needed. Rather than using text-only chapter names, QuickTime Player displays frame-based thumbnail images for each chapter marker, making it easy to navigate your chaptered media.
The QuickTime Player allows you to trim your media to an ideal length by removing unwanted portions from the beginning or end of a clip. Rather than relying on a simple timeline, it displays frame-based thumbnails that help you make the perfect edit. After conversion, the software delivers the content to your iTunes library. You can also use the software to publish your media to MobileMe or YouTube, without having to worry about file formats or resolution settings. You'll be able to use the QuickTime Player to capture live audio and video, directly from your built-in iSight camera, FireWire camcorder, or microphone.
Just click the record button in the player to start capturing your audio or video to disk.
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You can also catch action on your screen thanks to the screen recording feature, perfect for creating instructional media or when you want to show a friend how to do something. QuickTime X is optimized for the latest media formats, such as H.