You don't have to be a genius to use a MacBook Air. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to connect your MacBook Air to a television or network printer? Remotely view your Webcam via the Internet? Improve your e-mail life with a smart mailbox? Synch with MobileMe or your cell? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time.
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|Title of Computers eBook: MacBook Air Portable Genius|
|Release Date: 11-03-2008|
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MacBook Air Portable Genius
Chapter OneHow Do I Connect Devices?
You love MacBook Air because it doesn't require you to be a genius to accomplish basic, everyday tasks. Got a new mouse? Just plug it into the USB port and it's ready to use within seconds. Nice! Unfortunately, there are some devices that are more ornery and require a bit of extra effort on your part to get them connected and configured. In this chapter, I take you through a few such devices, including an external display, printer, fax, digital camera, scanner, and camcorder.
Using an External Display 4
Connecting and Sharing a Printer 10
Connecting and Sharing a Fax 15
Connecting Imaging Devices 17
Using an External Display
If you have an extra external display - a monitor, television set, or projector - just lying around, you can connect it to MacBook Air in various scenarios:
As an alternative display. You can use the external display instead of MacBook Air's built-in monitor.
As a desktop extension. You can use the external display to extend the MacBook Air desktop.
Fortunately, both of these connection types are plug-and-play (meaning once you plug in and turn on the external display, MacBook Air recognizes the new device right away). That's the good news. The bad news is that although using an external monitor is plug-and-play, the plug part isn't as straightforward as you might like because there are many different ways to connect a MacBook Air to a display. The next few sect...