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Macs for Dummies (For Dummies)by Edward C. Baig
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Open the book and find:
* 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
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!
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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
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.
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