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Mac OS X Applications

  1. 1. Mac OS X Applications Presented by ArrowQuick Solutions Wednesday, July 16, 2003
  2. 2. Internet Mail <ul><li>Mail application comes with Mac OS X </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Junk mail filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful and flexible mail rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handles multiple accounts (.Mac, POP, IMAP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag and drop attachments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inline display of photos, movies, & PDFs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with system wide address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell checking is part of Mac OS X </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Internet Mail <ul><li>Junk Mail Filtering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail comes with sophisticated built-in junk mail filtering that uses technology to identify and nail junk mail messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple controls are available to train Mail to agree with your view of what’s junk and what’s not </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The “Junk” button in the Toolbar lets you label any junk messages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The “Not Junk” override that appears on any message labeled as Junk. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you’re satisfied that you and the filter are agreeing, checking the Automatic option which sends everything the filter identifies straight to a junk mail folder </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Internet Mail <ul><li>Mail Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When email comes to your Inbox, rules can automate tasks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify junk mail and mark it automatically </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move and organize messages into specific folders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Play sounds to notify you of a message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically reply, redirect, or forward the message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flag or delete the message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules are defined in the Mail Preferences </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Internet Mail <ul><li>Setting Up Mail Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have Internet Service Provider setup mail account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Mail, the following pieces of information are needed: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Account Type (most likely POP) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description (Perry’s KDSI Email) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email Address ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full Name (Perry Lund) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incoming Mail Server: ( </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Name (lundpj) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password (********) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outgoing Mail Server ( </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Address Book <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each card can hold, display & label all your information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on an address to ask the Web for a map showing the location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on a home page URL to launch the web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on an email address to send a message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iSync software from Apple will synchronize Address Book to Palm Pilot or Bluetooth-equipped cell phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address Book is built on the industry standard vCard format for storing contact information </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. iChat - Instant Messaging <ul><li>iChat delivers control over your instant messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built-in compatibility with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), you have immediate access to the more than 150 million members of America Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Attach button lets you transmit any kind of file, and photos are displayed right in the message window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a range of formatting options available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A log file is kept that lets you check what you’ve said and makes it easy to collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat works seamlessly with the built-in Mail and system wide Address Book applications. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Safari - Web Browser <ul><li>Safari, the Mac OS X default Web browser, offers you outstanding performance. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML Page Load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JavaScript performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application load time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New in Safari </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safari is Mac OS X default browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AutoTab loads folders quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync your bookmarks with iSync </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available in all Mac OS X languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased standards compatibility </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Safari - Web Browser <ul><li>Built in Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>The SnapBack button returns you to the point where you last typed a URL </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark menu lists URLs found in Address Book </li></ul><ul><li>Website accounts & passwords stored in KeyChain </li></ul><ul><li>Safari also cleans up after itself when downloading files </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically can eliminate popup windows </li></ul>
  10. 10. iMovie
  11. 11. iMovie (version 3.0.3) <ul><li>iMovie (video capture & editing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control DV camcorder via FireWire interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import video from camcorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import audio sources from CD / MP3 / AIFF / iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Import graphics from iPhoto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special effects and titling available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export to camcorder or transfer to iDVD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With experience and practice, iMovie can do 90% of most video work a professional would do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie is free! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. iMovie (version 3) <ul><li>iMovie (video capture & editing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special effects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aged Film, Letterbox, Lens Flare, Electricity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add pan and zoom effect to digital still images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30 title styles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Control the timing of titles, typeface, and color </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Titling can be previewed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio controls: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are now three audio tracks (used to be 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customization of volume levels on all three audio tracks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New audio effects from Skywalker Sound </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. iMovie (version 3) <ul><li>iMovie (video capture & editing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Markers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For use with your DVD projects; lets iDVD create scene selection menus so your viewers can jump directly to their favorite scenes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send your iMovie to DVD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The moment you save your movie, it’s ready for iDVD — no more export processes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Plug-in and Effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video Plug-ins </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gee Three, Vitrix, CSB Digital, eZedia </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Effects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audiodish, Hollywood Edge </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Mac OS X iMovie Demo <ul><li>iMovie (video editing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Import some video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrange in editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply special effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply transitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play movie </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. iPhoto 2 <ul><li>iPhoto: application for importing, organizing, editing and sharing digital photographs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance button lets you instantly correct any photo that’s too dark, too light, or overexposed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct red-eye, crop photos, and even change color photos to black and white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retouch wand can be used to make blemishes disappear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own coffee-table books </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. iPhoto 2 <ul><li>New in iPhoto 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive your iPhoto Library to CD or DVD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-button Enhance improves your photos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded email support for mail clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New .Mac screen effects share your slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New printing templates to suit your needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated with iTunes, iMovie, & iDVD in package called iLife </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Mac OS X Software <ul><li>Mac OS X Additional Software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AppleScript (programmable scripting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iCal (manage your calendars) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iSync (synchronize digital contact information) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AppleWorks (productivity software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Cut Express (professional video editing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keynote ( presentation software) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others at: </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Break Time
  19. 19. Mac OS X Permissions <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Permissions are the foundation of a multi-user file system like Mac OS X and UNIX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users and groups identify you & files you own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permissions mark your turf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The files you can see and change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The programs you can run </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permissions are applied individually to each file and define who can read, write, and execute it. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Mac OS X Permissions <ul><li>Users and Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A user is someone with an account on MacOS X </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users have name, password, and are able to login </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users have unique identity on machine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users have home directory for personal files </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Password is proof of identity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A group is organizational unit to which any number of users may belong. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each user must belong to a least one group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MacOS X specifies a primary group automatically </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Groups associate a group of users to a group of files </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Mac OS X Permissions <ul><li>Every file in the file system has a set of permissions that define who can access the file, and how. Access is defined for three classes of user: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the user owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the group owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>everybody else - termed others . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And each user is allowed, or disallowed from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reading the file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writing to the file (or changing it in any way) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>executing the file (applicable to applications / programs). </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Mac OS X Permissions <ul><li>Anatomy of Permission (using Terminal program) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character / text based tool for looking at file system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used before nice graphical interfaces existed in UNIX </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Mac OS X Permissions <ul><li>Anatomy of Permission (using Terminal program) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>d at left end represents that the file is a directory / folder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- at left end represents that file is just that - a file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First set of rwx marks are permission for owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second set of rwx marks are permissions for group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third set of rwx marks are permissions for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If an r,w,or x are missing, the permission is not granted </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Permissions <ul><li>Changing Permissions on Folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reason: tighter or looser security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Summary of Typical Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full access by everybody : wide open access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give, but don’t take : other users can put things in the folder, but can not actually open the folder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look, but don’t touch : Users can open and copy files from inside folder, but they can not put anything in or save any changes they make to items in folder </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Permissions <ul><li>Changing Permissions Graphically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select folder, and press Command - I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click triangle for Ownership & Permissions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The lock prevents accidentally change of owner and group, while still allowing access to be changed. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Mac OS X Materials <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS X Missing Manual by David Pouge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS X Unleashed by J. Ray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS X Hints by Rob Griffiths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS X Hands-On Training by Garrick Chow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MacAcademy Mac OS X 4 volume CD set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Mac OS X 10.3 News <ul><li>The Finder puts you at the center of your Mac with iTunes-like navigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Slick new Exposé quickly tiles open windows and reveals files on your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>iChat AV offers video chat and audio calls with no extra long distance charges. </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly log another user into your Mac without quitting applications. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Mac OS X 10.3 News <ul><li>FileVault: Secure your home folder with encryption a spy would love, AES-128. </li></ul><ul><li>Find, organize and manage all the fonts on your Mac in the new Font Book. </li></ul><ul><li>Fax anyone in your Address Book from any application that prints. </li></ul><ul><li>Panther also improves many of the technologies underlying Mac OS X including graphics and Windows network compatibility </li></ul>
  29. 29. Mac OS X Q&A Ask you questions!