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Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide from New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue helps you make a smooth transition to OS X Mavericks, a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether youre using Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8, weve got you covered.

  • Syncing with iOS. If you already have an iPhone or iPad, now's the perfect time to switch to OS X with iCloud, which allows you to sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, iTunes, the Mac App Store, and Notes across all of your devices.
  • Transferring your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract things like your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you'll know.
  • Re-creating your software suite. The big-name programs (from Microsoft, Adobe, and others) are available in both Mac and Windows versions, and their documents require no conversion on the Mac. But hundreds of other programs are available only for Windows. This book describes the Macintosh equivalents and explains how to move data to them.
  • Learning OS X Mavericks. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, a final task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you're in good hands with the author of the #1 bestselling guide to OS X.

Synopsis:

What makes Windows refugees decide to get a Mac? Enthusiastic friends? The Apple Stores? Great-looking laptops? A "halo effect" from the popularity of iPhones and iPads? The absence of viruses and spyware? The freedom to run Windows on a Mac? In any case, theres never been a better time to switch to OS X—and theres never been a better, more authoritative book to help you do it.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now youll know.
  • Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs youve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them.
  • Learn Mavericks. Apples latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more iPaddish—but you still have to learn it. Finder tabs. Finder tags. iBooks. Maps. Passwords and credit cards synced between your Mac and your phone or tablet. If Mavericks has it, this book covers it.
  • Get the expert view. Learn from New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.

About the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits Introduction Part One: Welcome to Macintosh Chapter 1: How the Mac Is Different Chapter 2: Folders, Dock and Windows Chapter 3: Files, Icons and Spotlight Chapter 4: Documents, Programs and Mission Control Chapter 5: Entering, Moving and Backing Up Data Part Two: Making the Move Chapter 6: Transferring Your Files to the Mac Chapter 7: Special Software, Special Problems Chapter 8: Windows on Macintosh Chapter 9: Hardware on the Mac Part Three: Mavericks Online Chapter 10: Internet Setup and iCloud Chapter 11: Mail and Contacts Chapter 12: Safari Chapter 13: Messages Part Four: Putting Down Roots Chapter 14: Accounts, Security and Gatekeeper Chapter 15: Networking, File Sharing and Screen Sharing Chapter 16: System Preferences Chapter 17: Notifications Chapter 18: The Freebie Programs Part Five: Appendixes Installation Troubleshooting The "Where'd It Go?" Dictionary The Master OS X Keystroke List Colophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449372262
Author:
Pogue, David
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
10.9;Apple;David Pogue;Missing Manual;Mountain Lion;Switching to the Mac;keynote;switching;switching to macintosh
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140222
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

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What makes Windows refugees decide to get a Mac? Enthusiastic friends? The Apple Stores? Great-looking laptops? A "halo effect" from the popularity of iPhones and iPads? The absence of viruses and spyware? The freedom to run Windows on a Mac? In any case, theres never been a better time to switch to OS X—and theres never been a better, more authoritative book to help you do it.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now youll know.
  • Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs youve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them.
  • Learn Mavericks. Apples latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more iPaddish—but you still have to learn it. Finder tabs. Finder tags. iBooks. Maps. Passwords and credit cards synced between your Mac and your phone or tablet. If Mavericks has it, this book covers it.
  • Get the expert view. Learn from New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.

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