Apple’s new iPad

There are many schools of thought on the effectiveness and potential longevity of eBook readers (Kindle, Sony Reader, Barnes and Noble’s new Nook) in today’s market, and within a couple of months there will be a new kid on the block to consider: Apple’s new iPad. Like most things Apple, it’s really pretty. And word on the street is that it stands a shot at challenging the market dominance of many of the current eBook readers.

Whether your are a fan of Apple products or not, why not take this chance to either improve your fluency in Apple babble or discover some new tricks and features of your iProducts?! Check out some of the great new Apple-related materials in the San Diego County Library’s collection!

You have the world’s top-of-line laptop, and now you want to know how to get the most from it. MacBook Pro Portable Genius will give you the best tips and tricks for taking your MacBook Pro to its full potential. Learn to add more data storage, set up a network, communicate effectively with iChat, run Windows applications on Leopard, and more. With full-color images and insider secrets, the MacBook Pro Portable Genius is your essential guide to getting the most from your state of the art laptop.

With iPod touch, Apple’s sleek little entertainment center has entered a whole new realm, and the ultimate iPod book is ready to take you on a complete guided tour. As breathtaking and satisfying as its subject, iPod: The Missing Manual gives you a no-nonsense view of everything in the “sixth generation” iPod line. Learn what you can do with iPod Touch and its multi-touch interface, 3.5-inch widescreen display and Wi-Fi browsing capabilities.

If you’re a visual learner interested in transitioning to a Mac from a PC, then Teach Yourself Visually: Macs is a must-read! This book offers a perfect introduction for visual learners looking to gain a general understanding of Macs and some of the common peripherals associated with them. It also walks you through the daunting process of switching from Windows to a Mac with its full-color, rich screen shots and illustrations.

In My New Mac: 52 Projects to Get You Started, Wallace Wang will show you, step-by-step, how to use tools like iPhoto to organize your photos, track birthdays with iCal, and clip and save information from the Internet so you can find it again. You’ll find simple projects that will show you how to: organize your files and folders by color and keyword, view stocks, flights, and the weather, play and burn CDs and DVDs, share songs, images, and documents wirelessly between Macs, and more!

The days of Macs being used solely by designers is long gone: due to their ease-of-use, stability and security, Mac computers are ideal machines for the seniors market. Mac Computing for Seniors In Easy Steps begins with an overview of Mac computers, covering the different types of desktops and laptops that are available and gives a tour around them so that you quickly feel confident about using them. There is then an extensive look at customizing the desktop so that you can set up your Mac exactly as you want it!

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About Steven Deineh

Steven is a librarian at San Diego County Library headquarters. He mostly enjoys reading young adult fiction (some of his favorites include Feed by M.T. Anderson, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling), science fiction/fantasy (Ender's Game & series by Orson Scott Card, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke), and fiction (anything by Sarah Waters, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett). When not reading, you can find him sleeping, drinking coffee, and wanderlusting all over San Diego County and the world.

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