One and One

1. Getting Started

Congratulations on your new Mac. You probably can't wait to get started, and in this series, we'll help you set up your Mac, get connected to the Internet, and become familiar with Mac OS X Leopard. We'll also show you how to customize your computer and safeguard your files.

Unpacking and Setting Up Your Mac
Your Mac comes with everything you need. Want a little help setting it up for the first time? That's what we're here for.

Introducing Mac OS X Leopard Whether you're new to computers, switching from Windows, or moving up from Mac OS 9, we can help you get to know the great features of Mac OS X Leopard.

Exploring the Internet with Safari
With the Mac, you'll love how quickly you can be surfing the web and sending email. But you do need to connect to the Internet first. We'll show you how easy it is.

Communicating with Mail and iChat
Mail is a simple yet powerful way to send and receive email messages. iChat is a great way to stay in touch with people all over the world. Learn how to use both with ease.

Organizing Contacts and Calendars
Address Book provides a flexible, convenient and easy way to enter and store your contacts. iChat lets you easily keep track of appointments. Learn how to use both with ease.

Getting Started with iLife
Every new Mac comes with iLife '08 which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand. With all this great software already on your Mac, you have everything you need to create, enjoy, and share photos, movies, music and websites.

Customizing Your Mac
Your Mac is as unique as you are. And to prove it, you can customize the desktop, Dock, and other features to reflect your personality.

Protecting Your Mac It's important, and easy, to maintain a secure environment on your Mac. Learn how to organize your passwords, securely encrypt personal files, and use Time Machine to back everything up.

2. Simple to Switch

We'll make your transition from Windows to Mac a smooth one. We'll guide you through the differences between a PC and a Mac, familiarize you with a few of the great activities your Mac is made to do right out of the box, and teach you some useful tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your new Mac.

Making the Switch
By now, you're used to doing certain tasks on your PC the Windows way. We'll walk you through doing the basics the Mac way.

Translating Windows to Mac
While if may feel as if you're entering a totally unfamiliar world on your Mac, you'll be happy to know it does all the same stuff your PC does - just more easily and intuitively. See how fun the familiar can be.

Moving Your Digital Life
Now that you've got a new Mac, you might be wondering how you can use your existing Windows files on your Mac. You don't have to start your Mac life from scratch. We'll outline options so you can choose the method that's best for you.

Thinking Mac Starting to feel more comfortable with your Mac and want to go further? We'll show you tips and tricks that will help you do things faster, with an element of cool only found on the Mac.

3. iPod + iTunes

Thanks to iPod and iTunes, you'll never listen or watch the same way again. We teach you how to import CDs, make custom playlists, buy new music in the iTunes Store, even rent movies. You also learn how to sync content from iTunes to your iPod. If you're ready to rock, we can help you.

Importing and Playing Content in iTunes
No advanced degree needed here. iTunes is so intuitive, you'll be importing music from CDs, creating your own playlists, and downloading music — and other content — from the iTunes Store in no time.

Organizing Your iTunes Library
Thousands of songs. Hundreds of podcasts. Hours of video content. And thanks to iTunes, every song, TV show, podcast, and movie is logically organized, so you can find what you're look for instantly.

Enjoying iTunes Content on Your iPod
With iPod and iTunes, no matter where you go or what you're doing, you can take your movies, TV shows, iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and music library with you. Enjoying iTunes Content on Your Apple TV Apple TV puts your iTunes library — music, podcasts, and movies — right on your widescreen TV. Watch what you want, when you want to. Even rent movies directly from Apple TV. We'll show you how.

Using Advanced iTunes Features
With iTunes, you can share your iTunes library over a network, back up your media collection, customize your EQ settings, and send your media to Apple TV. If you're ready for more, this course is for you.

4. Digital Photos

Everyone — novice and pro alike — shoots digitally now. And Apple has great new tools for organizing photo libraries, improving images, publishing them on the web, and sharing them with friends and family. We'll show you why the Mac is the best home for your digital photos.

Choosing a Digital Camera
There are dozens of great cameras out there. So how do you find the one that's right for you? We'll demystify photography jargon and help you choose the digital camera that meets your needs.

Taking Better Photos
Shoot like the pros and capture better digital photographs. We'll teach you the basics of composition and exposure, so you'll be able to get the effect you want for that perfect portrait or landscape.

Moving Your Photos to Your Mac
iPhoto makes it easy to move photos from your digital camera into a photo library. And once they're on your Mac, you can use iPhoto to view, organize, edit, and share your photos with ease.

Organizing Your Photos
When you need to find that perfect photo from last year's ski trip, you'll be glad you use iPhoto. This course shows you how to easily organize and then quickly search your photo library.

Editing Your Photos
Even the best photographers take photos that need a tweak or two. The techniques you'll learn here will help you present your photos in their best light.

Sharing Your Photos
Picture-perfect photos deserve to be shared. You can use your Mac and iPhoto to share photos with friends, family, or the entire world in a variety of fun and exciting ways.

Moving Up to Aperture
It's the next step for serious photographers. Powerful yet intuitive, Aperture lets you edit shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos. We'll give you a great introduction.

5. Moviemaking

With a digital video camera and a Mac, you have everything you need to shoot, edit, and share home movies everyone will want to watch. Combine the best scenes, add transitions, create the perfect soundtrack, then let the show begin. It's fun and easy to make movies on a Mac.

Choosing a Digital Video Camera
With so many video cameras to choose from, the process can be overwhelming. But we're here to translate the jargon, explain the formats and features, and help you make the right choice.

Shooting Great Video
By planning your shot, lighting the scene properly, and capturing great-sounding audio, you can make home movies that look as if they belong on the silver screen. We'll cover the basics.

Importing Media with iMovie
You've shot some great video. Now it's time to put it all together. With iMovie, you can import that video, combine it with still photos, add music and sound effects, and more. All with drag-and-drop ease.

Organizing Clips in iMovie
Great movies begin with great planning and organization. With the iMovie techniques you learn in this session, organizing your growing collection of digital video clips will no longer be daunting.

Editing, Arranging, and Polishing Clips in iMovie iMovie
offers several different ways to edit and arrange video clips. We'll explain them to you. And once your have your rough cut in place, you can polish it with professional transitions and special effects.

Sharing Your Movies with Others
Want to see how easily you can share your movies with others? With just a few clicks, you can export your blockbuster to the web, DVD, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, and even iTunes.

Moving Up to Final Cut Pro
It's the first choice of professional video editors worldwide. You'll find out why — and learn what it can do to improve your moviemaking prowess — when we teach you about Final Cut Pro.

6. Music Making

GarageBand puts a complete recording studio in your Mac, making it easy to perform, record, and create music. We'll show you how to take advantage of the loops, instruments, and other tools in GarageBand to edit, mix, and master the song to sound the way you hear it in your head.

Exploring Magic GarageBand
You'll have lots of fun with Magic GarageBand. You specify the genre (style) of music and the instruments to use, and Magic GarageBand automatically creates a song for you.

Working with Arrangements
Want an easy way to keep track of each section of your song? Add Arrange regions to define such sections as the intro, verse, and chorus. Select, move, and copy Arrange regions for easy rearrangements.

Creating a Multitake Recording
With GarageBand, you don't have to worry about getting it right the first time. We'll show you how to record multiple versions (or “takes”) and choose the take you want to use.

Applying Visual EQ
With Visual EQ, you can make sophisticated equalization adjustments with a simple click and drag. Or simply choose from a variety of professionally designed presets to enhance your music automatically.

Automating Tempo, Effects, and Instruments
Record producers use dynamically changing effects to keep a song sounding fresh and exciting. And you can too. We'll teach you to use GarageBand to automate effect changes within a composition.

Sharing Your Music Projects with Others
GarageBand makes it easy to share your song with the world. You can export it to iTunes. Burn a copy on CD. Upload it to the web. Take it with you on an iPod. Even email it to all your fans.

Moving Up to Logic Pro
With a range of powerful, easy-to-use features, Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. We'll show you how to take advantage of many of its sophisticated features..

7. Building Your Own Website

iWeb makes it easy to create a personal website that's stunningly beautiful. Share memories from your last vacation with an online photo page. Keep a blog about the things that matter most to you. It only takes a few minutes to create, and with a single click, you can post it all to your .Mac account.

Website Essentials
Got questions about website creation? We'll answer them — and provide a thorough introduction to the web, blogging, and getting your iLife media on the Internet — in this fun and informative session.

Interactive Website Design with iWeb
You don't need to know a single line of code or the first thing about web design. With iWeb, everything is drag-and-drop easy. We'll show you the basics, and put you in the Internet fast lane.

Adding Photos and Movies with My Album
Visitors to your website will be amazed when they see what you've done. Find out how to use the My Album template to organize photo albums and movies on a single, impressive-looking web page.

Expressing Yourself with Blogs and Podcasts
iWeb has everything you need to publish media-rich online journals of your thoughts, photos, and movies. We'll show you how to post them in a blog or publish them as a podcast.

Publishing, Managing, and Promoting Your Website
Your site may consist of a few or a few dozen pages, but iWeb makes it easy to manage them. And when you're ready to share, iWeb offers seamless web publishing to .Mac or another web server.

8. Presentations

Keynote '08 gives you all the tools you need to tell your story effectively and dramatically. From choosing a theme to adding text to importing images to creating amazing animations, we'll take you through every step.

Designing Cinema-Quality Presentations with Keynote
Whatever your story may be, Keynote lets you turn it into an impressive presentation with sharp graphics and stunning animations. Sign up and find out how effective your presentations can be.

Delivering Presentations that Inspire
To help you deliver your presentation like a pro, Keynote lets you include presenter's notes and comments. And with the Presenter's Display view, you'll remain one step ahead during the presentation.

Designing Your Own Themes
Keynote includes several Apple-designed themes, but you can also create your own background graphics, fonts and more.

9. Productivity

Pages '08 is the word processor with an incredible sense of style. Numbers '08 is the spreadsheet application you've been waiting for. MobileMe is Apple's Internet service that keeps your email, contacts and calendar in sync across your iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and PC, so wherever you are, you're always up to date. Bento is the personal database that's as easy to use as your Mac.

Creating Documents in Word Processor Mode
Refined word processing templates and multiple usability features make it easy to create great-looking documents. Just open Pages and start typing. It's so intuitive, you already know how to use it.

Tracking Changes in Pages
If you collaborate with others on a project, you'll find the new tools for tracking changes simply invaluable. We'll show you how to use change bubbles, how to accept and reject changes, and lots more.

Exploring Page Layout Mode in Pages
Learn to use Pages to produce documents that look exactly as you imagined them. Import images, use guides to align them, then specify how text should wrap around them with an Inspector.

Getting Started with Numbers
Numbers turns the tables on other spreadsheet applications by offering a fundamentally better way to organize data and manage lists. Wait until you see what you can do with its powerful features.

Analyzing Your Data
Numbers provides all the tools you need to organize your data effectively. You'll learn how to filter data sets and create “what-if” scenarios, allowing you to interact and analyze data in new ways.

Making Your Spreadsheets Look Great
Be amazed by how easy it is to format even complex spreadsheets. Each Numbers table has its own grid of rows and columns, giving you complete control of how your data looks.

Printing and Sharing Your Spreadsheets
Need to open an Excel spreadsheet? Or send a Numbers spreadsheet to someone using Excel? It's easy. And wait until you see how Numbers has revolutionized the process of print formatting.

Staying Up to Date Automatically with MobileMe
MobileMe keeps your email, contacts and calendar in sync across your iPhone, iPod touch, Mac and PC, so wherever you are, you're always up to date.

Getting Started with Bento
Bento comes with more than 20 predesigned templates to help you organize all the details of your busy life. Learn how with ease.

Using Bento with Address Book and iCal
If you're using Address Book and iCal, Bento can help you get more organized with very little effort.

Using Bento with Excel and Numbers
Learn how to import a spreadsheet, view and sort it the way you want, get quick stats about your data, and find the information you need instantly.

10.Open Project
Whether you want to help your daughter with her science project, create a movie to celebrate your grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary, or put together a professional-looking business plan, our Trainers can explain what applications you might want to use and the steps to take to bring your project from an idea to a reality. . Make a Movie . Record a Song . Inventory Your Valuables . Create a Slideshow . Construct a Business Plan . Make a Self-Running Presentation . Organize Your Photo Collection Publish a Website