2005 John Tollett and Robin Williams
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Cool apps, hot stuff
A book about cool apps is really hard to write. Not because the apps are hard to understandthey're easy to learn and fun to use. Here's the problem: These apps are such incredibly hot stuff that you can't stop playing with them. And they have the power to transform you. For example, when writing the GarageBand chapter, I realized for the first time that
Even with these obstacles, the day finally arrived when it was time to quit playing around and write this introduction. I'll make it brief, because I've got some movies that need editing and they'll be needing original sound tracks.
This book is divided into three main sections:
Section One, iLife apps
covers the suite of five fabulous applications that will change your digital life. If you don't have a digital life, these apps will most likely persuade you to get one. Before iLife, we rarely used our digital camera or our video camera; we seldom bought music, and our existing music collection consisted of dust-covered, scratched
Section Two, .Mac apps
Section Three, Mac OS X apps explains in detail the main productivity apps that are included as part of Mac OS X iCal, Mail, Address Book, Safari, iChat, and Bonjour.
We don't just write about these apps. We use them every day. And every night. Even when we don't have to. It's too much fun being a Mac user.