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Release the power of your new Intel-based Mac!
Take an online Safari, see who you’re iChatting with, or pack a Mac laptop
Simply Mac-nificent — all the cool things your new Mac can do! This handy guide helps you make the most of every model. Find out how to use all the cool software that’s included, start a GarageBand, download music and video to iTunes, brush up on Bluetooth, and a whole lot more. The fun begins right here!
Discover how to
Set up and configure your Mac
Go wireless with AirPort
Stay in touch using iChat AV
Edit and share your digital photos
Create and capture podcasts
Troubleshoot problems and protect your Mac
About the Author
Edward C. Baig writes the weekly Personal Technology column in USA
TODAY and is co-host of the weekly USA TODAY’s Talking Tech with Ed Baig &
Jefferson Graham podcast.
Before joining the paper as a columnist and reporter in 1999, Ed spent six
years at Business Week, where he wrote and edited stories about consumer
tech, personal finance, collectibles, travel, and wine tasting. He received the
Medill School of Journalism 1999 Financial Writers and Editors Award for his
contributions to the “Business Week Investor Guide to Online Investing.” That
came after a three-year stint at U.S. News & World Report, where Ed was the
lead tech writer for the News You Can Use section but also dabbled in numerous
other topics. Ed fondly remembers putting together features on baseball
card investing, karaoke machines, and the odd things people collect, including
Pez dispensers, vintage radios, and “magic” memorabilia.
Ed began his journalistic career at Fortune, gaining the best basic training
imaginable during his early years as a fact checker and contributor to the
Fortune 500. Through the dozen years he worked at the magazine, Ed covered
leisure-time industries, penned features on the lucrative “dating” market
and the effect of religion on corporate managers, and was heavily involved in
the magazine’s Most Admired Companies project. Ed also started up
Fortune’s Products to Watch column, a venue for low- and high-tech items.
Ed has been passionate about gadgets and technology since buying his first
reel-to-reel tape recorder and shortwave radio as a boy. He has also purchased
8-track cartridge players (still in the attic somewhere) and the
Magnavox Odyssey video game console, a forerunner to PONG.
These days, when he’s not spending time with his family or at the keyboard
of his myriad computers, Ed can be found rooting for the New York Giants
and New York Mets, listening to music of all types, and watching movies.
He has a BA in Political Science from York College and an MBA from Adelphi