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Introduction to mac

  1. 1. Introduction to MAC
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Components of MAC OS •  The Finder—Is used to browse files and folder on MAC. •  The Desktop— It is the main working space as in windows OS. •  The Menu Bar— Several actions can be performed through this bar on the file, folder or the application which is selected or opened. •  The Dock—The dock is a convenient way to keep shortcuts to your favourite applications. The symbols in the dock are simply shortcuts to the real applications. •  Applications, Files, and Folders—These things can be directly compared with your Windows OS System. •  Spotlight - If you look at the upper right corner of your screen, you will see a small magnifying glass. This is Mac OS X's search function. It is called Spotlight.
  4. 4. Finder Windows •  This allows you to see visually the hierarchy of your computer's contents. •  Finder windows generally include a sidebar on the left side. •  Items are grouped into categories: places, devices, shared computers, and searches. •  Whatever mounted and accessible volumes you have, such as a hard disk, iDisk, network, CD, DVD, or iPod, in the top portion. •  The left side bottom portion contains your user account folder, i.e. Home folder—the folder named after your user account name, some of the folders found in your Home folder include (Desktop, Documents, Movies, Music, and Pictures), and the Applications folder
  5. 5. The menu bar At the top of the screen you will see some menus. These menus change depending on what application you are using at the moment. If there is ever anything you want to do in a certain application, try to find it in these menus..
  6. 6. Menu bar •  The menu bar contains some words that represent the menus for the active application. •  The menu bar also contains a few icons on its right side that represent menus for other features on your Mac, such as Spotlight (the magnifying glass icon) and sound volume (the speaker icon). •  When you click a menu, it displays a sheet (the actual menu) full of menu items. •  To perform a task or command that's listed in a menu, just select the item and your Mac will perform the action.
  7. 7. The menu bar •  The menu bar menus will change as you switch applications.
  8. 8. The Dock •  The Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom or side of your screen. •  It provides easy access to some of the Apple applications on your Mac (such as Mail, Safari, iTunes, Address Book, and QuickTime Player), displays which applications are currently running, and holds windows in their minimized state. It's also the place to find the Trash (its icon looks like a waste basket). •  You can add your own applications, files, and folders to the Dock too as per your convenience.
  9. 9. The Dock Visuals
  10. 10. The Dock Visuals
  11. 11. The Dock Visuals
  12. 12. The Dock Visuals
  13. 13. Applications, files, and folders
  14. 14. Applications •  An application is basically a computer program (that is, software) that gives users the tools to accomplish specific tasks. Example : Safari browser. •  To open an application, either double-click its icon in a Finder window (applications are normally installed in the Applications folder), or click it in the Dock (if it's there). •  Depending on the application, it may display an interface window, palettes, tool bar, or other interface components, or it could display nothing at all until you open a file or create a new one. •  Your Mac's applications are stored in the Applications folder. •  To quit an application, choose Quit from its application menu.
  15. 15. Applications Folder Visuals
  16. 16. Files and file formats •  A file is an electronic collection of information that requires an application to use. •  Each type of file (whether it's text, audio, image, movie, HTML, project code, zip compressed, or something else) can come in a different file format. •  Files require an application to use. If you want to read someone's resume, you need an application that understands the type of file at hand. •  When you double-click a file, an application opens along with it to support the file. •  More than one application can support any given file. For example, if you downloaded an MP3 music file, you can probably play the file in iTunes, QuickTime Player.
  17. 17. Files and file formats
  18. 18. Folders •  Folders on your Mac function just like tangible folders. Basically, you use them to organize your applications and files.
  19. 19. Folders •  Your Home folder (the house icon named after your user account name) contains several subfolders, such as Music, Pictures, and Movies, to help keep all your files organized by type. •  The Applications folder contains all your applications. •  The System folder contains all the system files. •  The Desktop folder contains all the stuff that's currently on your desktop.
  20. 20. Create new folders If you want to add more folders to set up an organizational scheme, here's how to create a new folder: 1.  Make the Finder active (click the desktop, click inside any Finder window, double-click the hard drive, or click the Finder icon in the Dock). 2.  From the File menu, choose New Folder; a new "untitled folder" icon appears on the desktop. 3.  Name your folder by simply typing a name in the highlighted text box below the folder icon. You can now drag any files, folders, and applications that you want into your new folder, or drag the folder into any other folder to establish a hierarchy. Or, you can simply press the Shift-Command-N key combination.
  21. 21. Get info •  If you're interested in finding out some information about any particular file, application, or folder, command your Mac to Get Info. Here's how.
  22. 22. Get info •  •  •  •  •  •  Select any file, folder, or application by clicking once on its icon. From the File menu, choose Get Info (or press Command-I). An Info window opens. The window lists several info categories (such as General, More Info, Preview, and Ownership & Permissions); these items are marked with a disclosure triangle. If a category has its information displayed, the triangle will be facing downwards. If the disclosure triangle is pointing to the right, click it to display the information. Click the General disclosure triangle to see its contents. The General pane displays some file type information for your chosen item, including its kind, size, where it's located, the date it was first created, and the last date it was modified. When you're done scoping things out, close the window (click the round, red button in the upper-left corner).
  23. 23. MAC OS Shortcuts Desktop Shortcuts
  24. 24. MAC OS Shortcuts Text Editing
  25. 25. MAC OS Shortcuts Window management
  26. 26. MAC OS Shortcuts Tab management
  27. 27. MAC OS Shortcuts Desktop navigation
  28. 28. Installation process of IPhone SDK •  A software development kit is a set of tools and APIs (application programming interface) that allows a programmer the ability to develop for a specific system. Therefore, the iPhone SDK gives you the ability to program for the iPhone. •  To download Apple's iPhone SDK, you'll need an Apple ID -- this is a free account that you can use to access multiple Apple services including iTunes, Apple Discussions, the online store, and the developer site. If you don't have an account, you can easily get one on the iPhone Dev Center.
  29. 29. Installation process of IPhone SDK To download the SDK: •  Open in your web browser. This is the iPhone Dev Center, and it offers multiple resources for the iPhone. •  Click the "Login" button on the right-hand side of the page. Use the following pages to either login using your Apple ID, or create a new Apple ID. •  Upon successful login, you will be returned to the Dev Center main page. Under the downloads section you should see a link to "iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 3.2." Clicking this link will start the ~2.6GB download -- the download process could take up to 3 hours (or longer) depending on your Internet connection speed.
  30. 30. Installation process of IPhone SDK Installing the SDK is very simple: •  Once the download is complete, find where the .dmg file was downloaded to (normally the desktop, or User > Downloads folder). Double-click on it to open the disk image. •  Double-click on the installer package inside of the disk image. The installer will launch and allow you to install the SDK. Just follow the onscreen instructions. Remember that installing the SDK will eat up about 2-3GBs of hard disk space; you can install the SDK on an external hard drive if necessary. Once the installation is completed you will notice that a new "Developer" folder will be placed on the top level of your hard drive. In this folder you will find the main tools that are used to create iPhone applications.
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