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Congratulations! When you bought that shiny new anodized aluminum iMac, you made a great choice. Now you want take advantage and control of that baby's awesome speed, high performance, powerful operating system, and fantastic applications, and iMac for Dummies, 5th Edition
is here to help you do just that!
This easy-to-use guide covers both the iMac's splendid, cutting-edge hardware and Leopard, the latest version of Apple’s superb Mac OS X operating system. It gives you the basic information that every iMac owner should know and then moves on to explore the software that comes with your iMac. And, everywhere you look, you'll find plenty of power-user tips and tricks that’ll save you time, effort, and money. You'll find out how to:
- Set up and customize your iMac
- Import files from your old computer
- Send and receive mail
- Store, and organize digital photos, music, and video
- Back up your system with Time Machine
- Browse the Internet with Safari
- Keep in touch with iChat
- Make your iMac a digital media hub with iLife
- Connect your iMac to a wireless network
- Troubleshoot problems
- Keep your iMac safe and secure
Your iMac is an elegant and sophisticated machine — and as fast, powerful, and easy-to-use as a computer can be. With the help you get from iMac For Dummies, 5th Edition you'll be an iMac power user in no time!
* What the book covers: iMac basics, getting acquainted with Mac OS X, searching with Spotlight, working with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, Safari, and .Mac, 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 approximately 25-35ew content, covering the new features and enhancements made in the latest iMac model.
* Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for fifteen years.
Meet your iMac and fall in love with Mac OS X Leopard
Have more fun and get more done with your iMac!
Here's the perfect partner for your shiny new iMac, with just what you needto set it up, import files from your old computer, and even make the switch from Windows. Soon you'll have Leopard eating out of your hand and be browsing with Safari, staying in touch with friends and family using .Mac, and enjoying the iLife®, worry-free!
Discover how to:
Set up and customize your iMac
Send and receive e-mail
Store and organize digital photos, music, and videos
Set up a wireless network
Back up your system with Time Machine
Troubleshoot problems and protect your iMac
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook 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 .Mac.
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.
Part V: Sharing Access and Information.
Chapter 16: Creating a Multiuser iMac.
Chapter 17: Building (Or Joining) a Network.
Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining.
Chapter 18: It Just . . . Sits . . . There.
Chapter 19: I Want to Add Stuff.
Chapter 20: Tackling the Housekeeping.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Applications You Can’t Do Without.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac.
Chapter 23: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.