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Macs for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Mac! Here's the fun and easy way® to get going

Simply Mac-nificent — all the cool things your Mac can do! This handy guide helps you figure out the nuts and bolts of your Mac. Navigate the Mac desktop, back up your computer via Time Machine, e-mail photos to friends and family, shoot an iMovie, survive in a Windows world, and more. The fun begins right here.

  • Pick a Mac, not just any Mac — compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match

  • The basic tour — find your way around the Mac interface, understand icons, folders, and windows, and master the mouse controls

  • Tame your feline — make friends with Mac OS X, fiddle with Dashboard widgets, and manage clutter with Exposé and Spaces

  • O is for online — get connected, start a Web-browsing Safari®, use e-mail and iChat®, and shop online

  • Stay in sync — join MobileMe and take advantage of me.com e-mail, iDisk backups, Gallery, contacts, calendar, and more

  • Get an iLife — explore all that iTunes® offers, process digital photos with iPhoto®, make iMovies, and have fun with GarageBand®

  • Boot Camp — discover how to install and run Windows on your Mac and start up your Mac using either operating system

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up user accounts and configure your Mac

  • Tips for getting around on the Mac desktop

  • Details about the free programs that come with your Mac, including the iLife suite

  • Suggestions for exploring blogs and social networking sites

  • How to find and buy music online and burn music to CDs

  • Steps for networking your Macs

  • How to run Windows® on your Mac

  • Troubleshooting tips for cranky Macs

Synopsis:

* Packed with nearly 40 percent new content, this reference provides new and intermediate Mac users with the know-how they need to make the most of the latest Mac models and software

* Offers a straightforward but fun approach to understanding icons, folders, and windows; working with Mac OS X; printing and faxing; getting on the Internet; setting up e-mail; working with the iLife applications; connecting to a wired or wireless network; running Windows on a Mac; troubleshooting; and more

* Examines the numerous Mac models and all their varying degrees of speed, power, and configurations

* Apple sold 7.5 million Macintosh computers in 2007, a 33 percent increase over the 5.3 million Macintosh computers sold in 2006

Synopsis:

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 a weekly technology column for USA TODAY and is co-host of the weekly USA TODAY's Talking Tech podcast. He also contributes other tech-related features, appears on radio and TV, and often moderates technology panels at trade shows.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Freshman Year at Drag-and-Drop Tech.

Chapter 1: Adventuring into the Mac World.

Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac.

Chapter 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple.

Chapter 4: Here a Mac, There a Mac, Everywhere a Mac Mac.

Part II: Mac Daily Dealings.

Chapter 5: Making the Mac Your Own.

Chapter 6: Apple’s Feline Fetish.

Chapter 7: Handling All That Busy Work.

Chapter 8: Printing and Faxing.

Part III: Rocketing into Cyberspace.

Chapter 9: Stairway to the Internet.

Chapter 10: Going Postal over E-Mail.

Chapter 11: Caught Up in the Web.

Chapter 12: Joining .Mac, the Club That Will Have You for a Member.

Chapter 13: Mounting a Defense Strategy.

Part IV: Getting an iLife.

Chapter 14: Living in an iTunes Nation.

Chapter 15: Taking an iPhoto Close-Up.

Chapter 16: Shooting an iMovie Screen Test.

Chapter 17: The Show Must Go On.

Part V: The Creepy Geeky Section.

Chapter 18: Networking Madness.

Chapter 19: Surviving in a Windows World.

Chapter 20: Handling Trouble in Paradise.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Clever Dashboard Widgets.

Chapter 22: Ten Indispensable Mac Web Sites.

Chapter 23: Ten Things to Leave You With.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470048498
Author:
Baig, Edward C
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Baig, Edward C.
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - Macintosh
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / Macintosh
Subject:
Macs
Subject:
Apple
Subject:
latest Apple products
Subject:
latest Mac computers
Subject:
Mac OS X Leopard
Subject:
Mac OS X
Subject:
iLife 08
Subject:
iLife
Subject:
beginning Mac user
Subject:
learning to use a Mac
Subject:
learning a Mac
Subject:
Mac icons
Subject:
running Windows on a Mac
Subject:
connecting to a network
Subject:
switching from a PC to a Mac
Subject:
upgrading a Mac
Subject:
Computer Hardware / Macintosh
Copyright:
Edition Number:
9
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.18x7.38x.88 in. 1.29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , * Packed with nearly 40 percent new content, this reference provides new and intermediate Mac users with the know-how they need to make the most of the latest Mac models and software

* Offers a straightforward but fun approach to understanding icons, folders, and windows; working with Mac OS X; printing and faxing; getting on the Internet; setting up e-mail; working with the iLife applications; connecting to a wired or wireless network; running Windows on a Mac; troubleshooting; and more

* Examines the numerous Mac models and all their varying degrees of speed, power, and configurations

* Apple sold 7.5 million Macintosh computers in 2007, a 33 percent increase over the 5.3 million Macintosh computers sold in 2006

"Synopsis" by , 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

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