Mac OS X Lion Live Lessons

Video description

Mac OS X Lion might sound like a dry and boring series, but it’s not! The author, Yvonne Johnson, handles each topic in an interesting, and sometimes humorous way, sharing lots of personal tips along the way from her decades of experience as both a computer user and teacher. Her engaging style makes it easy for you to learn the ins and outs of Lion, and you never know what famous (or scary) person she might include in her videos. ¿¿


The video series begins with an introduction to Lion, its applications and utilities, and a look at some of its major new features—Full Screen, Launchpad, Mission Control, and AutoSave and Resume, to name a few. Then the series covers the ways to customize your Mac so it works for you. This includes customizing the desktop, Dock, Launchpad, and Dashboard; setting preferences for the system itself; and setting up user accounts if you share your Mac with other users.


Several lessons cover the Finder and explain how to work with files and disk drives as well as how to use Time Machine to backup your system and restore files. In this section you also learn how to use the powerful Spotlight search feature to perform some tasks that might surprise you, but are guaranteed to help you save time.


The rest of the series is devoted to covering the major functions of the main applications, including the App Store, Safari, the Address Book, iCal, Mail, iChat, FaceTime, TextEdit, iTunes, Photo Booth, Preview, and QuickTime Player. The instruction material for most of these applications is broken down into multiple lessons so you can easily digest the concepts and topics that are covered in a single video.

Table of contents

  1. Part 1: Introduction to Lion
    1. Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Lion 00:26:26
    2. Overview of Applications and Utilities 00:27:02
    3. Lesson 3: Customizing the Desktop 00:13:42
    4. Lesson 4: Customizing the Launchpad 00:09:10
    5. Lesson 5: Using System Preferences 00:18:43
    6. Lesson 6: Working with User Accounts 00:19:27
  2. Part 2: Using Finder
    1. Lesson 7: Getting Acquainted with Finder 00:15:31
    2. Lesson 8: Using Finder Views 00:14:00
    3. Lesson 9: Manipulating Files in Finder 00:11:37
  3. Part 3: Performing Routine Tasks
    1. Lesson 10: Using Autosave 00:10:45
    2. Lesson 11: Burning, Erasing, & Copying Disks 00:11:47
    3. Lesson 12: Backing Up with Time Machine 00:12:39
    4. Lesson 13: Using Spotlight Search 00:07:55
    5. Lesson 14: Using the App Store 00:14:19
  4. Part 4: Getting Down to Business With Lion Applications
    1. Lesson 15: Getting Acquainted with Safari 00:16:26
    2. Lesson 16: Working with Bookmarks 00:11:25
    3. Lesson 17: Using the Address Book 00:19:22
    4. Lesson 18: Finding, Sorting, and Printing Cards 00:11:07
    5. Lesson 19: Getting Acquainted with iCal 00:11:08
    6. Working with Events in iCal 00:16:25
    7. Lesson 21: Working with Reminders in iCal 00:11:38
    8. Lesson 22: Getting Acquainted with Mail 00:14:48
    9. Lesson 23: Receiving and Sending Messages 00:19:33
    10. Lesson 24: Organizing Messages 00:13:44
    11. Lesson 25: Using iChat 00:10:52
    12. Lesson 26: Using Face Time 00:06:04
    13. Lesson 27: Using Text Edit 00:13:56
  5. Part 5: Exploring the Media Applications in Lion
    1. Lesson 28: Getting Acquainted with iTunes 00:16:02
    2. Lesson 29: Creating and Using Playlists 00:07:44
    3. Using the iTunes Store 00:10:51
    4. Lesson 31: Using Photo Booth 00:05:31
    5. Lesson 32: Using Preview 00:09:30
    6. Lesson 33: Using QuickTime Player 00:10:11

Product information

  • Title: Mac OS X Lion Live Lessons
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2011
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780132957021