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Macbook for Dummies (For Dummies)by Mark L Chambers
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Tired of being tethered to your desktop computer? If you're ready to break free with a laptop, the new MacBook could be just what you're looking for. In addition to the freedom to work wherever you happen to be, a MacBook offers you
Whether you already have your new MacBook or are still weighing the pros and cons of various models, MacBook For Dummies is a valuable resource. For newcomers to laptop land, it’s packed with basic information about using and caring for Mac laptops. It also walks you through Mac OS X, the revolutionary Macintosh operating system that makes your laptop tick. Then it's on to all the fun stuff you can do with your MacBook, like making music, editing photos and turning them into a book, creating DVDs on the road, or adding a wireless keyboard. MacBook For Dummies will help you
Popular For Dummies author Mark Chambers has loaded this fun book with tips, ideas, and his famous "Mark's Maxims"—power user advice that will guide you around the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time. From latptop basics all the way to upgrading and adding memory, MacBook For Dummies will be your MacBook's best friend.
Have more fun and get more done with your MacBook — here's how to claim your freedom!
Chained to a desktop computer? Not you! You want to take your movies, music, documents, and Internet wherever the action is. This handy guide gets you up and running, and even walks you through Mac OS® X Leopard®, common upgrades, and troubleshooting.
Open the book and find:
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With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2ndEditionprovides the lowdown on maintaining and upgrading your MacBook, customizing the Dock and desktop, traveling with a laptop, turning iPhoto into your portable darkroom, and much more. Learn to:
And if you’ve been considering switching from a PC to a Mac, MacBook For Dummies, 2ndEditionguides you through the process and even shows you how to run Windows on your Mac laptop. If there’s a MacBook in your future — or present — this is the book for you!
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.
Table of Contents
Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!
Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need.
Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse.
Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner’s Introduction to Mac OS X.
Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.
Chapter 4: Working Magic with the Keyboard and Trackpad.
Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of the Tiger.
Chapter 6: System Preferences Are Your Friends.
Chapter 7: Sifting through Your Stuff.
Part III: Connecting and Communicating.
Chapter 8: Taking Your Laptop on Safari.
Chapter 9: .Mac Is .Made for Mac Laptops.
Chapter 10: Spiffy Connections for the Road Warrior.
Part IV: Living the iLife.
Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes.
Chapter 12: Turning iPhoto into Your Portable Darkroom.
Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie HD.
Chapter 14: Creating DVDs on the Road with iDVD.
Chapter 15: GarageBand on the Go.
Part V: Sharing Access and Information.
Chapter 16: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser.
Chapter 17: Working Well with Networks.
Chapter 18: Making Friends with Wireless Devices.
Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining.
Chapter 19: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad.
Chapter 20: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop.
Chapter 21: Tackling Housekeeping.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 22: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow.
Chapter 23: Top Ten Things to Avoid like the Plague.
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