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September 15, 2011

My New Mac, Lion Edition--New from No Starch Press: A Task-Oriented, Hands-On, Practical Guide to Using a Mac

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San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2011—Apple's new Lion operating system is beautiful, reliable, and intuitive. But it can still be a mystery to new users.

For Macintosh noobs, No Starch Press offers My New Mac, Lion Edition (September 2011, 504 pp., $29.95, ISBN 9781593273903). "This is a project-based, no-nonsense, get-it-done-without-a-lot-of-fuss guide to using a Mac," said No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock.

In this completely revised and updated edition, Wallace Wang (author of My New iPad 2 and Steal This Computer Book) walks readers through projects that will have them doing useful things with their new Mac right away. "My New Mac is a different kind of book, because the Macintosh is a different kind of computer," explains Wang. "Instead of burdening users with technical details, the Macintosh lets them get useful stuff done immediately. That's why I designed My New Mac as a project-oriented book that focuses on accomplishing specific tasks, rather than one that lists all the possible menu options."

Hailed by MacWorld as "highly recommended for newbies and switchers," the first two editions of My New Mac are bestsellers in Apple Stores and bookstores around the world. This edition covers the newest Lion features, including the Mac App Store, Mission Control, Launchpad, Photo Booth, FaceTime, and more.

In My New Mac, readers learn how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, chat with friends, and listen to online radio stations
  • Install new software and customize their computer
  • Use Mission Control and Multi-Touch gestures
  • Play and burn CDs and DVDs
  • Use parental controls to limit computer and Internet access
  • Transfer and view photos from their digital camera or smartphone
  • Share songs, images, and documents wirelessly
  • Keep their computer safe from intruders

For anyone who needs a quick and painless guide to getting things done with their new Mac, My New Mac, Lion Edition has 56 projects that will have them up and running (and having fun) in no time.

For more information or to request a review copy of My New Mac, Lion Edition, contact Travis Peterson at No Starch Press (, +1.415.863.9900, x108), or visit

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New iPad, Steal This Computer Book (both No Starch Press), and several books in the For Dummies series. He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and performs regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Additional Resources
Chapter 7: "Organizing Screens with Mission Control" (PDF)
Table of Contents
Detailed Table of Contents (PDF)
Index (PDF)
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My New Mac, Lion Edition My New Mac, Lion Edition
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Wallace Wang
ISBN 9781593273903, $29.95 USD
September 2011, 504 pp.

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