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Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training

with Nick Brazzi

Video: Welcome

Learn how to run Mac OS X Mavericks. Find out how to find files, set up your Apple ID and iCloud accounts, and use iChat, Safari, iTunes, and more.
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  1. 1m 57s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 1h 12m
    1. Essential analogies for an operating system
      7m 20s
    2. Upgrading to OS X Mavericks
      7m 51s
    3. Setting up the keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals
      4m 10s
    4. Interfacing with windows, menus, and the taskbar
      10m 19s
    5. Understanding modifier keys and keyboard shortcuts
      7m 5s
    6. Introducing System Preferences
      8m 45s
    7. Setting up multiple user accounts
      8m 53s
    8. Setting mouse and trackpad options
      8m 0s
    9. Understanding gesture control with mice and trackpads
      5m 23s
    10. Connecting to the Internet
      4m 41s
  3. 18m 35s
    1. Connecting external drives and deciding what shows up on the desktop
      5m 2s
    2. Organizing items on the desktop
      8m 4s
    3. Customizing the desktop wallpaper
      5m 29s
  4. 56m 27s
    1. Browsing through folders
      7m 9s
    2. Understanding essential folder structure, including the Home folder
      9m 28s
    3. Creating, copying, moving, and renaming files and folders
      8m 15s
    4. Using folder shortcuts and file aliases
      7m 47s
    5. Using Quick Look to view a file without opening it
      5m 39s
    6. Deleting files using the Trash
      5m 27s
    7. Using tabs to organize the Finder window
      5m 20s
    8. Getting information about files and folders
      7m 22s
  5. 51m 10s
    1. Launching and quitting applications
      7m 12s
    2. Accessing application preferences
      2m 4s
    3. Organizing applications in the dock and customizing the Dock
      5m 21s
    4. Multitasking between multiple applications
      3m 33s
    5. Using Mission Control and full-screen apps to organize a cluttered workspace
      8m 58s
    6. Working with multiple displays
      10m 37s
    7. Using an Apple TV as a secondary display
      6m 24s
    8. Using Dashboard widgets for quick tasks
      7m 1s
  6. 25m 18s
    1. Saving files within an application
      7m 55s
    2. Searching for files
      5m 15s
    3. Tagging files for quick searchability
      6m 56s
    4. Zipping and unzipping archive files
      5m 12s
  7. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding Apple ID and iCloud accounts
      6m 41s
    2. Setting up an Apple ID to use in iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store
      6m 44s
    3. Setting up an iCloud account
      11m 29s
    4. Configuring iCloud to sync data and store documents
      11m 15s
  8. 50m 59s
    1. Browsing and searching the web
      7m 13s
    2. Tips for working in Safari
      7m 26s
    3. Bookmarking important websites
      7m 12s
    4. Downloading files
      7m 12s
    5. Passwords and iCloud Keychain
      12m 18s
    6. Privacy and security in Safari
      9m 38s
  9. 1h 38m
    1. Setting up accounts for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts
      7m 49s
    2. Mail
      11m 10s
    3. Calendar
      8m 44s
    4. Contacts
      7m 13s
    5. Messages and FaceTime
      13m 38s
    6. Maps
      9m 9s
    7. iTunes
      6m 14s
    8. iBooks
      9m 6s
    9. QuickTime
      8m 26s
    10. Notes and Reminders
      7m 48s
    11. Notification Center
      9m 40s
  10. 23m 16s
    1. Using the App Store to get new applications
      5m 10s
    2. Updating applications through the App Store
      5m 4s
    3. Installing from a CD or downloading from the web
      6m 14s
    4. Setting up a printer
      6m 48s
  11. 18m 6s
    1. Sharing files, printers, and screen control over a local network and iCloud
      12m 4s
    2. AirDrop
      2m 19s
    3. Remote Disc
      3m 43s
  12. 24m 21s
    1. Understanding backups and archives
      6m 43s
    2. Backing up manually
      7m 56s
    3. Time Machine
      9m 42s
  13. 1m 40s
    1. Next steps
      1m 40s

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Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 7h 59m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 05, 2013


This course can help you get comfortable working with Mac OS X Mavericks, while demystifying what an operating system is and how it works. Nick Brazzi will show you how to navigate the OS X interface; open and organize files and applications with Finder, the Macintosh "filing cabinet"; and set up your Apple ID and iCloud accounts and sync your data with multiple computers and iOS devices. He also shows how to run the most popular Mac OS X applications, including iChat, Maps, Safari, and iTunes, and install new ones from the App Store. Plus, learn how to back up your Mac and make sure you don't lose a single bit of data.

Topics include:
  • Installing and running Mavericks for the first time
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Browsing through folders in the Finder
  • Launching and managing applications
  • Saving and searching for files
  • Setting up iCloud and Apple ID accounts
  • Browsing the web with Safari
  • Using Mail, Calendar, and Contacts
  • Messaging with iChat and Facetime
  • Installing apps
  • Sharing files and printer over a local network
  • Backing up your Mac
Mac OS X


(Music) Hi, I'm Nick Brazzi. Welcome to Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training. OS X is the operating system for Mac computers. It's the primary interface and the basic system that supports all of the software on the Mac. This course will give you a look at all the essentials to get you running in the Mac OS X environment. I'll start by helping you understand the core interface elements in OS X. So that you can store all of your files and work with applications running on the Mac.

Next we'll look at essential techniques for saving files. Organizing them, and finding them if they ever get lost. I'll set up Apple ID and iCloud accounts, and show you why they might or might not be important to you. Finally, we'll take a look at the most important applications that come bundled with OS X. And also see how to install new applications. Let's get started with Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training.

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