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OS X Mavericks for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Learn to:
  • Master the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control
  • Work with Notifications, Tags, Messages, Maps, and Reminders
  • Set up your e-mail, surf the web, and make FaceTime calls

IN FULL COLOR!

Unleash the power of OS X Mavericks and make the most of your Mac

Want to hang ten with Mavericks? Whether you're new to Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, this friendly guide gets you up and running with Apple's latest OS. Mac expert Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus helps you surf the Mavericks pipeline and find everything you need to make the most of this sleek operating system in no time!

  • The basics — from the mouse and menus to the Desktop, the Dock, and Finder Tabs, learn how to surf through OS X safely and perform basic tasks
  • Slip into the pipe — organize your info with files and folders, and your life with Notifications, Calendar, Contacts, and Mail
  • Surfin' Safari — set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and chit-chat with Messages and FaceTime
  • Multimedia madness — enjoy songs, movies, podcasts, photos, and videos, and create, print, and fax documents
  • Care and feeding — set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections, back up files and update your software, and troubleshoot problems away

Open the book and find:

  • How to unclutter your Mac with Finder Tabs
  • Tips for setting up your keyboard, mouse, and trackpad
  • Advice on keeping things in sync with iCloud
  • Details about running Windows on your Mac
  • Ways to keep in touch using Messages and FaceTime
  • Ideas for managing appointments and projects with Reminders
  • Instructions for buying and reading e-books
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions

Synopsis:

Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies

Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do.

  • Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure

Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

Synopsis:

  • What the book covers:  the key features of the software including OS X basics, customizing your workspace, working with the Dock, introducing the Finder, understanding files and folders, finding things with Spotlight, working with Mission Control and Launchpad, organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and the Notification Center, browsing the web with Safari, setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail, communicating with Messages, enjoying music, movies, and digital photos on your Mac, processing words with TextEdit, connecting a printer and printing documents, networking and files sharing, making your Mac type for you with Dictation, backing up and restoring your system with iCloud and Time Machine, running Windows on your Mac, staying safe with Gatekeeper, troubleshooting OS X, and more.
  • Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.

About the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world's leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and OS X. He's been one of the Mac community's most trusted gurus for more than 25 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with OS X Mavericks 7

Chapter 1: OS X Mavericks 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My!) 23

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 47

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 73

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 93

Part II: Mavericks Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People") 127

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 129

Chapter 7: Four Terrific Timesaving Tools 171

Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 195

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 199

Part III: Do Unto Mavericks: Getting Things Done 215

Chapter 10: (Inter)Networking 217

Chapter 11: Communications Made Easy 233

Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 269

Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 287

Chapter 14: Words and Letters 303

Part IV: Mastering Your Mavericks 313

Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 315

Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 331

Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 365

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Mavericks 387

Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 389

Chapter 19: Utility Chest 405

Chapter 20: Troubleshooting OS X 417

Part VI: The Part of Tens 427

Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 429

Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 439

Index 447

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118691885
Author:
Levitus, Bob
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
LeVitus, Bob
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Subject:
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20130812
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
232.39 x 188.2 x 25.4 mm 37.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies

Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do.

  • Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure

Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

"Synopsis" by ,
  • What the book covers:  the key features of the software including OS X basics, customizing your workspace, working with the Dock, introducing the Finder, understanding files and folders, finding things with Spotlight, working with Mission Control and Launchpad, organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and the Notification Center, browsing the web with Safari, setting up, sending, and receiving e-mail, communicating with Messages, enjoying music, movies, and digital photos on your Mac, processing words with TextEdit, connecting a printer and printing documents, networking and files sharing, making your Mac type for you with Dictation, backing up and restoring your system with iCloud and Time Machine, running Windows on your Mac, staying safe with Gatekeeper, troubleshooting OS X, and more.
  • Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.
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