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The little iBook book
Tollett, John.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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QA76.8.I52 T65 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The iBook is a handy but affordable portable computer from Apple. This text includes creative ideas for using the iBook at home or in the office and is filled with real-world examples. There is a strong focus on how to travel and send e-mail with the machine.

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Library Journal Review

A little more than a year ago both Apple and the Mac were given up for dead. The only question was who was going to buy Apple. Suddenly Steve Jobs reappeared, becoming the interim CEO for no salary. Jobs introduced the iMac, the iBook, and the G3/4s, and Apple is back with a passion. Now the company's biggest problem is producing enough because everything is selling like crazy. Apple has a new operating system, OS 9, which is more than an incremental improvement over OS 8. Integrated within OS 9 is the AppleScripting language, a personal web server that can be easily set up on an ethernet, and Sherlock, which allows the Mac to search simultaneously on both the local hard drive and any connected networks, including the Internet, without taking over the way Microsoft's "Active Desktop" does. And then there is also the iBook, easily the coolest portable design imaginable. All of these guides are excellent for OS 9 and the iBook. If you have Macintosh users among your patrons, these texts will circulate as fast as the Mac is selling. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Part I At Home or Officep. 13
1 What Makes the iBook Different?p. 15
The iBookp. 16
New Keyboard Featuresp. 16
Portsp. 17
Restart and Resetp. 18
Trackpad Control Panelp. 19
Mouse Control Panelp. 19
Energy Saverp. 20
Sleep Mode Beacon Lightp. 23
Replace the Batteryp. 24
Easy Installation of RAMp. 26
File Synchronization Control Panelp. 28
A Better Batteryp. 31
AirPort Base Stationp. 32
AirPort Cardp. 32
2 Software on the iBookp. 33
Mac OS 8.6p. 34
AppleWorksp. 34
Palm Desk Organizerp. 35
FAXstfp. 41
AppleCD Audio Playerp. 50
Netscape Communicatorp. 54
Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 58
America Onlinep. 61
EarthLink Total Accessp. 64
Bugdomp. 65
EdView Internet Safety Kitp. 65
QuickTimep. 66
What are These?p. 67
Fontsp. 68
3 The Keyboardp. 69
Fkeysp. 70
The Function Key (fn)p. 70
User-Definable Fkeysp. 70
The Keyboard Illustratedp. 71
Modifier Keysp. 72
You do have a Numeric Keypadp. 73
Num Lockp. 73
Keyboard Control Panelp. 74
Removing the Keyboard Coverp. 74
4 Connecting to the Internetp. 75
Where to Beginp. 76
You Need a Modemp. 76
Using the Internet Setup Assistantp. 77
Logging On to the Internetp. 85
Internet Control Panelp. 86
Modem Control Panelp. 89
Remote Access Control Panelp. 90
TCP/IP Control Panelp. 92
Personal Web Sharingp. 93
Use the Help Files!p. 96
5 Sharing Filesp. 97
File Sharing Softwarep. 98
AppleTalk and Ethernetp. 98
AirPort Wirelessp. 98
You have a Network!p. 98
Set Up Your Macs to Sharep. 99
Disconnectingp. 109
Turn Off File Sharing (or back on)p. 109
Reconnectingp. 110
AirPort Base Stationp. 111
AirPort Cardp. 113
Part II Emailp. 115
6 Mail Optionsp. 117
All Email Applicationsp. 118
Set the Default Email Applicationp. 118
America Onlinep. 119
Netscape Communicator and Messengerp. 124
Outlook Expressp. 128
Signaturesp. 132
Email Etiquettep. 134
7 Portable Email Accountsp. 135
National Service Providerp. 136
Get a Local Accountp. 136
Web-based Free Email Accountsp. 137
Check Any Existing Email Accountp. 139
Check AOL Mail with or without AOL Softwarep. 139
Internet Cafesp. 139
Public Librariesp. 139
Save Your Emailp. 140
Part III On the Roadp. 141
8 Before You Leave Homep. 143
How Important Is It?p. 144
Help for Mobile Connectingp. 144
Digital Phone Lines in Hotelsp. 145
Beware Reverse Polarityp. 146
Do You Have Enough Cable?p. 146
These are Always Usefulp. 146
Will you Need to Manually Dial for your Modem?p. 147
Pocket Phonep. 147
Pay Phonesp. 147
Surge Protectorp. 148
Local Access Numbers all over the Countryp. 148
Calling Cardsp. 148
Use the Location Managerp. 149
International Travelp. 152
International Power Plugsp. 152
9 Connecting on the Roadp. 153
Why Travel with your iBook?p. 154
Planning Aheadp. 154
In the hotel roomp. 156
Getting through the hotel switchboardp. 156
Using DialAssistp. 157
Back at the ranch...I mean hotelp. 159
Pick up a fax onlinep. 159
Use an Internet cafep. 160
Check your other email accounts while on the roadp. 160
Use an 800 access number to connectp. 160
Oh no, reverse polarity!p. 160
Fax from a pay phonep. 161
What to do about low-quality phone linesp. 162
Use a Smart Office at the airportp. 162
Send a file to Kinko's for hard copy outputp. 162
Email from the airplanep. 163
Ignore the dial tone and dial manually to emailp. 163
10 Printing and Faxing on the Roadp. 165
Printing on the Roadp. 166
Faxing on the Roadp. 168
Free Faxing with eFax.comp. 171
Free Voicemailp. 172
11 Connecting from Foreign Countriesp. 173
Foreign Issuesp. 174
Power Adapterp. 174
Hertzp. 174
Surge Protectorp. 174
Power Plugp. 175
Telephone Connectors and Jacksp. 175
Tax Impulsingp. 176
Dial Tonep. 176
Reverse Polarityp. 176
Digital Phone Linesp. 176
Pulse Phone Linesp. 176
International Calling Cardsp. 177
International Internet Accountsp. 178
Web-Based Emailp. 178
Check the Numberp. 178
Check for Surchargesp. 178
Cell Phone Connections Overseasp. 179
Use a Local ISPp. 179
Remote Access Configurationsp. 179
To Sum it all Upp. 180
Part IV Extrasp. 181
12 Extra iBook Tipsp. 183
Power Conservation Tipsp. 184
System Software Troubleshootingp. 186
Unreliable Modem Connectionsp. 186
Airline Travelp. 187
Laptop Lane and Smart Officesp. 187
Airport Securityp. 187
Pardon my Frenchp. 188
Invest in a Travel Bagp. 189
Car Travelp. 189
Staying Informedp. 190
Emergency Resurrectionp. 190
13 Accessoriesp. 191
Converter Cables and Adapters for Connecting Non-USB Devicesp. 192
Resourcesp. 192
USB Hubsp. 194
Palm Computing Connected Organizersp. 194
USB Mice, Game Pads, and Joysticksp. 194
USB Scanners and Printersp. 194
Video Capturep. 194
External Microphone and Speakersp. 195
Batteries and Battery Chargersp. 195
USB Drives (floppy, hard, Zip)p. 195
Portable Surge Protectorp. 195
USB Camerasp. 196
Compact Flash and SmartMedia Card Readersp. 196
Auto and Plane Power Adaptersp. 196
Retractable Modem Cablep. 196
14 Glossaryp. 197