Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Illustration by Neil Webb

Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion

with Chad Chelius

Video: Keeping your Mac up to date

Periodically, Apple, as well as other software manufacturers, will release software updates to their programs. Sometimes to fix bugs, and other times to add features or improve performance. In my experience, it's usually a good idea to run these updates as they are released. So that your computer continues to run efficiently and in a stable manner. Now in Mountain Lion, there's actually a couple of ways you can check to see if there's any updates available for you software. One of the obvious ways is down here in your dock.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 17s
  2. 6m 38s
    1. What is an OS?
      1m 18s
    2. What is Mountain Lion?
      1m 24s
    3. System requirements
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 43s
    1. How to get Mountain Lion
      4m 58s
    2. Installing Mountain Lion
      4m 10s
    3. Keeping your Mac up to date
      2m 35s
  4. 23m 13s
    1. The purpose of user accounts
      1m 23s
    2. Creating a user account
      5m 23s
    3. Logging in to a user account
      4m 41s
    4. The Home folder
      5m 10s
    5. Setting parental controls
      6m 36s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. The Finder
      3m 26s
    2. Finder windows
      7m 30s
    3. Customizing the Finder window toolbar
      4m 50s
    4. Finder preferences
      5m 3s
    5. Working with files and folders
      8m 38s
    6. Sharing files between users
      5m 6s
    7. The Dock
      7m 51s
    8. Setting the desktop and the screensaver
      7m 50s
    9. The Dashboard
      5m 27s
    10. Mission Control
      8m 7s
    11. Launchpad
      6m 3s
  6. 17m 54s
    1. Connecting to the Internet
      3m 52s
    2. Safari fundamentals
      6m 26s
    3. Top Sites
      4m 1s
    4. Using the new Share feature
      3m 35s
  7. 13m 52s
    1. Setting up an email account
      3m 45s
    2. The Mail interface
      3m 14s
    3. Working with messages
      6m 53s
  8. 32m 25s
    1. Contacts
      6m 31s
    2. Calendar
      5m 39s
    3. TextEdit
      5m 9s
    4. Preview
      4m 18s
    5. QuickTime player
      4m 50s
    6. Installing applications
      5m 58s
  9. 27m 2s
    1. Reminders
      6m 42s
    2. Notes
      3m 57s
    3. Messages
      5m 6s
    4. Notification Center
      4m 34s
    5. Dictation
      6m 43s
  10. 7m 32s
    1. Backing up with Time Machine
      5m 2s
    2. Restoring files with Time Machine
      2m 30s

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Watch the Online Video Course Up and Running with Mac OS X Mountain Lion
3h 31m Appropriate for all Oct 24, 2012

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Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of Apple OS X, adds more than 200 new features to the operating system. In this workshop, author and expert Chad Chelius shows you how to take advantage of all the power that Mountain Lion puts at your fingertips. After learning how to install and set up the software, create and work with user accounts, and find your way around the interface, you'll get tips on using Mountain Lion to surf the web, send email, play audio and video, and much more. And you'll be introduced to new features like dictation, the Notification Center, and the Reminders, Notes, and Messages applications.

Topics include:
  • Installing Mountain Lion
  • Creating and logging in to a user account
  • Setting parental controls
  • Customizing the Finder window toolbar
  • Sharing files between users
  • Browsing the web with Safari
  • Sending and receiving email
  • Installing applications
  • Using Reminders, Notes, Messages, and the Notification Center
  • Backing up and restoring files with Time Machine
Subjects:
Business video2brain
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Chad Chelius

Keeping your Mac up to date

Periodically, Apple, as well as other software manufacturers, will release software updates to their programs. Sometimes to fix bugs, and other times to add features or improve performance. In my experience, it's usually a good idea to run these updates as they are released. So that your computer continues to run efficiently and in a stable manner. Now in Mountain Lion, there's actually a couple of ways you can check to see if there's any updates available for you software. One of the obvious ways is down here in your dock.

You're going to notice that on my App Store icon, I have a small badge indicating a number 1. And that's really telling me I have one software update on my computer. So, I could click on the App Store icon to launch the app store. The other way is to come up here to your Apple menu and choose Software Update. And it's really going to do the same thing. You'll notice that down here, the App Store is open as indicated by the small Icon underneath. But you'll also notice that it automatically jumps to the Updates Section within the App Store Application.

Now in my particular example, I have an update to an application that I use regularly called iWork. Now I should point out that not only Apple products are sold on the App Store. Programs from other vendors are also sold here and if you purchase that application from the App Store. It's also a really efficient way for the vendor to provide updates to you within the App Store as well. Now in this particular example I have an update to iWork version 9.2. So to run that update, is simply a matter of clicking the Update button. And you do need to be signed in using your Apple ID that you use to purchase this software.

And then it's going to download this update for you. You can see towards the end it's going to show you the installing progress. And once it's finished it's going to give you an indicator telling you that it's been installed. There we go, so that's how easy it is to run updates on your computer. As you can see, keeping your software updated is not difficult at all. And it will generally ensure that your computer runs efficiency, without any unexpected interruptions.

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