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Meet the amazing iMac! Here's how to make the most of all its features
You have this amazing, power-packed, shiny object on your desk — open this book and learn about its cool features! This handy reference shows you how to use your iMac for work and play, turning you from novice to iMac pro in no time. Use the Safari Web browser, take advantage of MobileMe, enjoy the iLife and iWork suites, and keep your iMac happy!
Get started — set up your iMac, customize your preferences, organize files and folders, and hook up a printer
Tame OS X — learn your way around Mac OS® X, get to know the Dock, find things with Spotlight, and back up your system with Time Machine®
Your stuff's always available — take advantage of iDisk storage and access your files from anywhere via the Internet
iLove this stuff — explore iLife where photos, movies, music, and your very own Web site all hang out
Online action — get your Internet connection and e-mail set up, browse the Web, and sync up with MobileMe
Want to share? — personalize your iMac for multiple users, set up a network, go wireless, and use Airport Extreme®
When you've gotta work — do it the iMac way with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, the iWork productivity applications
Keep it happy — troubleshoot problems and maintain your iMac
Open the book and find:
How to set up user accounts and configure your iMac
Advice for getting around on the iMac desktop
How to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iTunes, and iWeb
Steps for hooking up printers, scanners, and other tools
How to work with iWork
Tips for speeding up your iMac
Important security advice
Simple steps for troubleshooting and fixing common problems
Set up, customize, and navigate your iMac
Surf the Web with Safari and keep in touch via e-mail
Get the most out of your photos, movies, and music with iLife
Set up a wireless network and keep your iMac safe
What the book covers: setting up and configuring your iMac, navigating around the Finder, Dock, and desktop, getting acquainted with Mac OS X, searching with Spotlight, using the Safari Web browser to surf the Internet, setting up an e-mail account, creating and printing documents, working with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb, using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, building (or joining) a network, creating a multi-user iMac, communicating with wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files with Time Machine, troubleshooting, automating mundane chores, and more. Updated coverage of the new hardware: This new edition will have will have approximately 40-50% new content. This includes coverage of the next generation iMac hardware, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '09, iWork '09, and the latest trends and tools in the market. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than eighteen years.
The perennial bestselling iMac book is back—now updated and revised throughout!
If you're eager to discover how to take advantage of the exciting possibilities that an iMac offers, then this is the book for you. From its speed, high performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is an impeccable choice, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of iMac For Dummies, 6th Edition is an ideal way to get started with the basics.
You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, and more.
- Boasts new content covering the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '09, iWork '09, and coverage of the latest trends in the market
- Walks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and video
- Explains backing up your system with Time Machine
- Delves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless network
- Reviews troubleshooting tips and tricks
- Shows you how to automate mundane tasks
With iMac For Dummies, 6th Edition, you'll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books, including MacBook All-in-One For Dummies and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Know Your iMac.
Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird.
Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life!
Chapter 3: Introducing the Apple of Your iMac.
Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.
Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such.
Chapter 5: A Plethora of Powerful Fun.
Chapter 6: A Nerd’s Guide to System Preferences.
Chapter 7: Searching amidst iMac Chaos.
Part III: Connecting and Communicating.
Chapter 8: Let’s Go on Safari!
Chapter 9: Moving to MobileMe.
Chapter 10: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers.
Part IV: Living the iLife.
Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes.
Chapter 12: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto.
Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie.
Chapter 14: iDVD — Your DVD Movie Factory.
Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand.
Chapter 16: Creating a Web Site with iWeb.
Part V: Getting Productive with iWork and Other Tools.
Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages.
Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers.
Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote.
Chapter 20: Creating a Multiuser iMac.
Chapter 21: Building (Or Joining) a Network.
Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining.
Chapter 22: It Just . . . Sits . . . There.
Chapter 23: I Want to Add Stuff.
Chapter 24: Tackling the Housekeeping.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac.
Chapter 26: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.