October 11, 2011 in Tips and How To (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - The Video Guide to Lion is a new way to learn how to get the most from your Mac. Instead of a traditional book or a set of tutorials on a DVD, it is an application that can be purchased in the Mac App Store. Targeted at new Mac users, or users who have just upgraded to Lion and are looking to learn about its new features, the Video Guide to Lion is a series of 21 video tutorials that can be watched right on a Mac inside the application. It is a product from MacMost, the same web site that features more than 600 tutorials on how to use Macs, iPhones and the iPad. But the videos in the Video Guide to Lion are exclusive to those who buy it.
"I wanted to come out with a way for people to learn Lion, but I didn't want to do another book," said Gary Rosenzweig, the producer of MacMost. "Since all Lion users have the Mac App Store, it seemed to make sense to create a product that could be sold right there."
The more than 2 hours of instruction includes topics like manipulating files, using Finder windows, learning about Mission Control, file sharing, browsing the web, using Mail, and accessing system preferences. Once a user has purchased the Video Guide to Lion, it will download to their Mac and can be run at any time. They can jump around between the videos, pause them, and resume them later. The videos are all recorded in high definition and show the user exactly what to do while Rosenzweig explains the different features of the Mac.
"Video instruction is the best way for many people to learn," said Rosenzweig. "When you can watch the video right there on your Mac, you can try things out for yourself as the video plays, or pause it to try them."
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 405 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Video Guide to Lion 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Education category. Mac users can also run the Mac App Store from their Dock and then search for it.
MacMost is a Web site and podcast network dedicated to helping people get the most from their Mac, iPhone and iPod. The site includes tutorials, news, reviews and commentary. Copyright 2011 MacMost. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.