Synopses & Reviews
If you bought an iMac, you're unbelievably smart (and lucky). You've neatly eliminated most of the hassle, frustration, and annoyance that normally come with buying a computer. You've saved yourself some cash, while still getting a fast, state-of-the-art machine. In short, the iMac is the gadget that comes closest to fulfilling the vision of Apple founder Steve Jobs: to make a personal computer that's as easy to use as your toaster.
So, if the iMac is so easy to use, then who needs a book about it?
Well, despite all the free goodies that come with your iMac, an operations manual is not one of them. You need somewhere to turn when things go wrong, when you'd like to know what the add-on software does, or when you want to stumble onto the Internet for the first time. That's where The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition, steps in to help.
Here's a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition:
- Setting up your new iMac and getting around in Mac OS 9
- Understanding how all those gizmos inside the iMac case work
- Accomplishing what you want to do (imagine that!)
- Setting up your printer with your iMac
- Getting onto the Internet with AOL, and exploring the Web
- Having fun with the iMac's free software
- Making movies with iMovie
- Setting up your iMac for AirPort wireless networking
- Troubleshooting and Top Ten lists on the perfect iMac accessories and cool things your iMac can do
So, if you've just picked up an iMac and you want to get up to speed quickly, or if you've been a Mac user for years and need some additional pointers, The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can get you on your way to making the most of your Mac experience.
Fully revised and enhanced, this bestseller is packed with richer information and updated for the latest iMac and operating system releases. It features all the information readers need for easily using iMac's Internet, multimedia and productivity capabilities, including enhanced AppleScript tutorials, all-new chapters on Internet chat and email attachments, and exchanging files with Windows users. Includes a quick reference card with key information.
Praise for David Pogue "As a teacher, Pogue is not only competent and articulate
but an enthusiastic cheerleader." The New York Times
The #1 Macintosh bestseller now updated and expanded
Covers Mac OS 9 and iMac DV
Get on the Internet in 10 minutes even if you've never used a computer before! Based on the mega-bestseller Macs® For Dummies®, this patient, friendly guide from renowned Mac expert David Pogue leads you step by step from the On button to the Internet absolutely no technical experience required! Now updated with all-new chapters on digital movie-making, wireless networking, and e-mail attachments, it's all you need to have more fun with your iMac.
Discover how to: Use AppleWorks and other built-in tools Get more out of the Web with Sherlock 2 Take off with AirPort wireless networking Make digital movies with iMac DV Set up a home network Troubleshoot problems
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About the Author
David Pogue is an award-winning Macworld magazine columnist and the author of The iBook For Dummies®, Macworld® Mac® Secrets®, and other Macintosh bestsellers.
Table of Contents
PART I: For the Absolute iMac Virgin.
Chapter 1: How to Turn On Your iMac (and What to Do Next).
Chapter 1 1/2: High-Tech Made Easy.
Chapter 2: Windows, Icons, and Trashes.
Chapter 3: Actually Accomplishing Something.
Chapter 4: Typing, Saving, and Finding Again.
Chapter 5: A Quiet Talk about Printers, Printing, and Fonts.
PART II: The Internet Deranged.
Chapter 6: Faking Your Way onto America Online and the Internet.
Chapter 7: The Weird Wide Web.
Chapter 8: E-mail for He-males and Females.
PART III: Software Competence.
Chapter 9: Faking Your Way Through the Free Software.
Chapter 10: iSpielberg: Digital Movies with iMovie.
Chapter 11: Pix Tricks: Graphic Nonviolence.
Chapter 12: System Folder: Trash Barge of the iMac.
PART IV: Toward a New, Nerdier You.
Chapter 13: Great Material that Didn't Quite Fit the Outline.
Chapter 14: USB, Ethernet, AirPort, and Other Impressive Connections.
PART V: Troubleshooting Made Tolerable.
Chapter 15: When Bad Things Happen to Good iMacs.
Chapter 16: The Problem-Solving Cookbook.
Chapter 17: Beyond the iMac: Where to Go from Here.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten More Gadgets to Buy and Plug In.
Chapter 19: Ten Cool Things You Didn't Know Your iMac Could Do.
PART VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: How to Set Up an iMac.
Appendix B: The Resource Resource.
Appendix C: The Ultimate iMac Buyer's Guide.
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