Chapter 12

(Inter)Networking

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Getting an overview of the Internet

check Pre-surfing with the Network System Preferences pane

check Surfing the web with Safari

check Searching the web

check Going face to face with FaceTime

These days, networking online is easier than finding a log to fall off: You simply use the Internet to connect your Mac to a wealth of information residing on computers around the world. Luckily for you, macOS High Sierra has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped with a Mac operating system.

macOS offers built-in Internet connectivity right out of the box. macOS High Sierra comes with the following:

  • Apple’s Safari web browser, which you use to navigate the web, download remote files, and more.
  • The FaceTime app for video chats with other Mac or iDevice users.
  • The Messages app, used for instant messaging and live online chatting (text). Messages works with other Messages users and people using Google, Yahoo!, AOL, Jabber (an open-source chatting protocol), ...

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