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We not only tell you about OS X Mountain Lion, but we also show you how to use the major features of OS X as well as what is new in Mountain Lion including the Notification Center, iCloud, Software Updates, Dictation, Gatekeeper, the new Accessibility preference pane, the new Reminders app, the new Notes app, the updated Messages app, and more! This video tutorial is geared for both the new user to OS X and the new user to Mountain Lion.
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|Section 1: Terminology and Migrating|
|An introduction highlighting what is covered in the tutorial.|
|Find out the basic terms of a computer including Hard Drive, Ram, and Processor.|
|In this video we highlight the main differences between a Mac computer and Windows Computer. If you are coming from Windows, this video could be particularly helpful.|
|Section 2: Getting Around|
|The Finder is an application that is always running on your Mac and it is how you browse your computer. Find more about it in this video.|
|The Menu Bar is where you access the current active application's menu. Find out more about the Menu Bar in this video.|
|The Dock is where you can easily access applications and folders. Find out how to use the Dock in this video.|
|There is a structure to how folders are organized on your Mac, much like how folders are structured in a filing cabinet. See how the Mac is organized in this video.|
|Section 3: Setting Up Your Mac|
|The System Preferences are where you can set certain preferences, such as Desktop Picture, Accessibility options, Accounts, and more. Find out more about System Preferences in this video.|
|Find out all the options of the Desktop and Screensaver preference pane in this video.|
|The Print and Scan preference pane is where you setup your printers and scanners. Find out about the Print and Scan preference pane in this video.|
|The Mail, Contacts, and Calendars preference pane is where you setup your different accounts for mail, contacts, and calendars. Find out more about setting up these accounts in this video.|
|OS X Mountain Lion now features some basic Facebook and Twitter integration. Find out more about how Mountain Lion works with Social Networks.|
|With iCloud you can share information with with iPad and iPhone such as contacts, events, and documents. Find out about iCloud and OS X Mountain Lion in this video.|
|With Displays and Airplay you can easily change the resolution of your screen as well as share your screen with your Apple TV. Find out more about Displays and Airplay in this video.|
|Software Update is who you keep your Mac updated with Apple updates. Find out how to keep your Mac updated in this video.|
|With OS X Mountain Lion, you can now dictate to your Mac. Find out more about Dictation in this video.|
|Find out about the Security and Gatekeeper preference pane in this video.|
|OS X Mountain Lion changed how Accessibility works on a Mac. Find out the different features and how to use them in this video.|
|OS X Mountain Lion added notifications to the Mac. Find out how notifications work in this video.|
|You can create multiple users on your Mac. It's almost like have multiple computers. Find out more about creating multiple user accounts in this video.|
|Find out how to setup Parental Controls and create Guest accounts on your Mac in this video.|
|Section 4: Working with Applications|
|The Launchpad is an easy way to launch your applications which are located in your Applications folder. Find out more about the Launchpad and your Applications folder in this video.|
|There are a number of different ways to install and delete apps in Mountain Lion. Find out more about installing and deleting apps in this video.|
|Mission Control is a very powerful tool to access documents and applications, but it can be confusing if you don't understand it. Find out more about Mission Control in this video.|
|You can run apps in full screen mode using Mountain Lion. Find out how to find which apps support full screen and how to use it in this video.|
|Section 5: Working with Documents and Folders|
|Mountain Lion includes a new feature called Autosave. With Autosave your documents are saved automatically. Find out how to save and use Autosave in this video.|
|You can save your documents in the cloud with iCloud. This way you can access them from another computer using iCloud, or from your iPad or iPhone. Find out how to use iCloud in this video.|
|You can easily share your documents with friends and family. Find out how sharing works in this video.|
|Spotlight is how you search your computer. Find out how Spotlight works and what you can do with Spotlight in this video.|
|Section 6: Applications Up Close|
|The Mac App Store is a great way to discover and download new apps for your Mac. It's also keeps any apps downloaded through the App Store updated. Find out more about the Mac App Store in this video.|
|Calendar is the default app for working with events on a Mac. Find out how to create, edit, and share events with Calendar in this video.|
|Contacts is the default contacts app on a Mac. Find out how to save, share, and more with Contacts in this video.|
|Mail is the default email app on a Mac. Find out how to work with your email with Mail in this video.|
|Safari is the default browser on a Mac. Find out how to save bookmarks, reading lists, and more in this video about Safari.|
|iPhoto is where you keep your photos organized as well as edit them. Find out how to keep your photos organized with iPhoto in this video.|
|With Preview you can view different types of documents including photos. Find out what you can do with Preview in this video.|
|With Reminders you can easily create To-Do lists and add reminders to them. Find out how to use Reminders in this video.|
|With Notes you can easily take notes and sync them with your iPad and iPhone. Find out how Notes works in this video.|
|With Messages you can daily communicate with other people including people on Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Find out how to use Messages in this video.|
|The Dashboard gives you quick access to tidbits of information such as the Weather, Stocks, and a Calculator. Find out how to access and customize your Dashboard in this video.|
|Section 7: Backing up and Conclusion|
|Backing up your computer is one of the most important things to do. Find out how using Time Machine in this video.|
|Conclusion of the tutorial.|
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