The Macintosh iLife: An Interactive Guide to iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
||Author: Jim Heid|
List Price: $29.99
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Publisher: Peachpit Press (01 April, 2003)
Sales Rank: 3,610
Average Customer Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
The combination of clear prose, outstanding book design and efficient use of the resources that the DVD offers as a complement to a book, makes this book not only a pleasure to read, but a unique learning experience. I could not put it down. I know many people who can't read past the first few pages. They will lose the enthusiasm soon. Not with this book. It is a standard to be followed. Concise and precise but at the same time so comprehensive and wonderful to read.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Well written, informative, and not just for the novice!
I've been using Macintoshes since 1984, and am usually an "early adopter" of new software as it's released. Before reading this book and watching the DVD video, I'd already used all of the iLife applications and thought I knew how to use them, more or less.
Well, I found out that I knew how to use them less, rather than more! Jim Heid's excellent book and video is great for the novice, but it also has plenty to teach the experienced user. In this age of "no printed manual" many of us just jump into an application and figure out how to use it. In doing so, we miss out on a lot of little tricks and capabilities that really save time, improve usability, and make using these great programs even more fun! Heid brings us up-to-speed while teaching all of these small, often undocumented features that really make using the applications even smoother and easier.
This book/video combo is a great value and recommended for any Mac user who wants their computer to be the center of their "digital life."
Rating: 5 out of 5
Best computer book value ever - no, really!
I have bought many computer books (20 in the past year due to switching to a different computer system) and this is the hands-down best value ever. The DVD alone is easily worth what Amazon charges for this book - there is nothing quite like watching someone actually doing the work to teach you how it is done. The book itself is very clearly written, and colorful and highly informative to boot. I bought some books that covered only one of the iapps previously, and found this book was at least as informative as those books - and it covers all four iapps! I have loaned it to friends and recommended it to several others, and they have all raved. In addition, the author has posted a free update on his website covering itunes 4 - so the most up-to-date book (as of now, July 1 2003) is even MORE up to date.
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