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Mac OS X Tigerall-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Publisher Comments:

Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot of them. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook covering each one, ready to answer your every question?

If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time, you’ve chosen a great time to make the move.  And if you’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS, you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible.  Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll find sections devoted to

  • Basic Mac OS X
  • Customizing and sharing your Mac
  • Mac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, QuickTime, and GarageBand
  • The Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more)
  • Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and Airport Extreme
  • Expanding your system with cool hardware and software
  • Some advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and building custom applications

Each self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature, application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You can start at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most want to explore.   For example, you can

  • Discover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, with Spotlight
  • Set up a wireless network
  • Use iDisk to back up your important files
  • Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies
  • Keep in touch with others through the cool iChat AV application
  • Get step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger as much fun—and as productive—as it’s meant to be

Because everything’s handy and neatly organized, you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep right next to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and be glad you did!

Synopsis:

Completely updated for Tiger, this set's seven self-contained minibooks offer an introduction to Mac OS X and complete coverage of customizing and sharing a desktop, the digital hub (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD), the Internet, networking, system expansion, and advanced tools and techniques.

Synopsis:

7 books in 1— your key to success with Tiger!

Your one-stop guide to customizing Tiger, getting online, networking, and going digital

You can make the Tiger perform at your beck and call! Whether you're new to the Mac or switching to Tiger from an older version of Mac OS®, you'll find simple, no-nonsense instructions for everything you want to do in one of these minibooks — including all the cool iLife applications, as well as AirPort®, Safari, AppleScript®, UNIX®, and more.

Discover how to

  • Find anything, anywhere on your computer, with Spotlight
  • Set up a wireless network
  • Work wonders with Dashboard widgets
  • Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies
  • Stay in touch using iChat AV

Synopsis:

What the book covers: Mac OS X basics, using classic mode, personalizing the desktop, getting on the Internet, using Apple Mail, setting up multi user accounts, going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD, building a network, upgrading your system, discovering Unix, and more.  Seven minibooks included are: Book 1: Introducing Mac OS X Book 2: Customizing and Sharing Book 3: The Digital Hub Book 4: The Internet Book 5: Networking Book 6: Expanding Your System Book 7: Advanced Mac OS X Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for over ten years.

About the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac OS X fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I: Introducing Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs.

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping.

Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight.

Chapter 5: Using Sherlock: It’s Elementary.

Chapter 6: Keeping Track with the Address Book.

Chapter 7: The Joys of Maintenance.

Chapter 8: Using Classic Mode.

Chapter 9: Getting Help for the Big X.

Chapter 10: Troubleshooting the X.

Book II: Customizing and Sharing.

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams.

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch.

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences.

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multi-User Accounts.

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit.

Book III: The Digital Hub.

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple.

Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod.

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto.

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie HD.

Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD 5.

Chapter 6: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand.

Chapter 7: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime.

Chapter 8: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater.

Book IV: The Typical Internet Stuff.

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet.

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail.

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat AV.

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iDisk.

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari.

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online.

Book V: Networking in Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network.

Chapter 2: Using Your Network.

Chapter 3: You May Even Need AppleTalk.

Chapter 4: Going Wireless.

Chapter 5: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing.

Book VI: Expanding Your System.

Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy.

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir.

Chapter 3: Port-o-rama: Using USB and FireWire.

Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer.

Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have.

Book VII: Advanced Mac OS X.

Chapter 1: . . . And UNIX Lurks Beneath.

Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks.

Chapter 3: Talking and Writing to Your Macintosh.

Chapter 4: Hosting a Web Site with Mac OS X.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764576768
Author:
Chambers, Mark L
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Chambers, Mark L.
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating Systems / Macintosh & iOS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
744
Dimensions:
9.26x7.44x1.59 in. 2.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Completely updated for Tiger, this set's seven self-contained minibooks offer an introduction to Mac OS X and complete coverage of customizing and sharing a desktop, the digital hub (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD), the Internet, networking, system expansion, and advanced tools and techniques.
"Synopsis" by , 7 books in 1— your key to success with Tiger!

Your one-stop guide to customizing Tiger, getting online, networking, and going digital

You can make the Tiger perform at your beck and call! Whether you're new to the Mac or switching to Tiger from an older version of Mac OS®, you'll find simple, no-nonsense instructions for everything you want to do in one of these minibooks — including all the cool iLife applications, as well as AirPort®, Safari, AppleScript®, UNIX®, and more.

Discover how to

  • Find anything, anywhere on your computer, with Spotlight
  • Set up a wireless network
  • Work wonders with Dashboard widgets
  • Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies
  • Stay in touch using iChat AV

"Synopsis" by , What the book covers: Mac OS X basics, using classic mode, personalizing the desktop, getting on the Internet, using Apple Mail, setting up multi user accounts, going digital with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD, building a network, upgrading your system, discovering Unix, and more.  Seven minibooks included are: Book 1: Introducing Mac OS X Book 2: Customizing and Sharing Book 3: The Digital Hub Book 4: The Internet Book 5: Networking Book 6: Expanding Your System Book 7: Advanced Mac OS X Updated coverage of the new version: Revised throughout to cover the latest updates and enhancements made to Mac OS X. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for over ten years.
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