Congratulations! At last, you have purchased your Mac that you had been dreaming of for such a long time. We do not even doubt that now you are just sitting, looking at this computer, wondering what you are going to do next with this powerful machine. Fortunately, you have this useful guide that will help you understand the basic structure of your new Mac.
The Menu bar
The menu bar is one of the most ubiquitous elements that you should use to keep your Mac in control. You can find it at the very top of your Mac`s screen. There you will see the app menu, the Apple menu, Siri, Spotlight, computer status shortcuts, and third-party look tools. The menu bar is pretty simple to use. You should click on a menu name and select a menu item that you need in a menu. You can also control it with the use of your keyboard.
The Touch Bar
If you have bought the latest model MacBook Pro, you will be definitely impressed with its big new feature. The Touch bar will revolutionize your keyboard experience bringing dynamic controls to your fingertips. It replaces the row of function keys. The Touch Bar will make some tasks you frequently perform on your Mac much easier. For example, you just have to tap on the correct word in order to correct spelling mistakes.
Safari is a web browser, which was developed by Apple on the WebKit engine. Safari is the best way to see the sites as it is faster than other browsers. It has some very awesome features you will definitely love. Safari offers native support for Netflix and plays HTML5 video everywhere it`s available.
New iTunes on Mac is a decent media player and manager that will give you the chance to get a world of content right at your fingertips. It will let you manage all your movies, music, podcasts, TV shows, iBooks, audiobooks, and iTunes U. You can easily buy and download media from the iTunes provided that you have an Apple ID.
While setting up a new Mac, you will be asked if you wish to enable Siri. It is a virtual assistant with a voice-controlled natural language interface that helps Mac users perform their everyday personal tasks with the use of contextual awareness and sequential inference. The more you use Siri, the better it knows what you need in some particular moments. Talking to Siri is an easier and faster way to get your things done. You can ask Siri to look up pictures, search your hard drive for files, schedule events, tell you the weather, or remind you of a task.
Your familiarity with the Finder is the first step to understanding the principles of searching and managing documents, folders, and multimedia files. The Finder provides access to folders and files, displays windows, and controls how you interact with your Mac. It is the best way to find what you are looking for.
Messages is a text-messaging software, which is included in your Mac. With its use, you can send an unlimited number of messages to any other Mac, iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad user. With this Apple`s secure-messaging service you can text your friends the same way you do on your iPhone.
The Mac App Store
The Mac App Store is Apple`s new source for buying Mac software. Here you will be able to find the best games and apps for your Mac. It is the right place to go if you want to update your Mac operating system. However, you should have an Apple ID to make purchases.
iCloud and Continuity
You can use your 5GB of iCloud storage for saving your iPhone backups, syncing app data, storing your photos and music, and optimizing your Mac`s storage. You can also take advantage of the Apple`s Continuity feature. You will be able to start doing something on one device and then continue this process on another one.
Spotlight is a powerful search engine for your Mac that will help you find apps, documents, contracts, dictionary definitions, folders, and other information. It can also search the web to cover all the bases. The spotlight was designed to allow users to quickly locate a wide variety of items on your computer.