IN THIS CHAPTER
Getting an overview of the Internet
Pre-surfing with the Network System Preferences pane
Surfing the web with Safari
Searching the web
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), ...