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Enjoy music, movies, and photos, cruise the Web, and even do some work from anywhere!
Ready to rock the MacBook way? This handy guide shows you how to use your MacBook for work and play, turning you from novice to pro in no time. Learn the basics about setting up and maintaining your MacBook, work with Mac OS® X, discover MobileMe, enjoy the iLife and iWork suites, and keep your MacBook happy!
Get started ? set up your MacBook, customize your preferences, organize files and folders, and hook up a printer
Get to the heart of Mac OS X navigate around the desktop, get to know the Dock, find things with Spotlight®, and back up your system with Time Machine®
Online action get your Internet connection and e-mail set up, browse the Web, and sync up with MobileMe
Explore the iLife where photos, movies, music, and your very own Web site all hang out
When you've gotta work do it the MacBook way with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, the iWork productivity applications
Need to share? personalize your MacBook for multiple users, set up a network, and use an AirPort® base station
Gotta hand it to you master the magic of the multi-touch trackpad
Maintain your MacBook find out how to keep your laptop updated and running smoothly
Open the book and find:
How to personalize your MacBook and work with the Finder®
Steps for migrating files from another Mac or PC
Tips for conserving battery power
Ten road warrior rules to follow
Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for your MacBook
Steps for creating or joining a network
How to hook up printers, scanners, and other tools
Explanations for managing your digital music, photos, and movies
Use your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air®
Get online, set up an e-mail account, and surf the Web with Safari®
Use iLife® to get the most out of your photos, movies, and music
Connect to wireless devices and share access
What the book covers: MacBook basics, getting acquainted with Mac OS X, customizing your Dock and Desktop, connecting and communicating for the road warrior, taking your music mobile, turning iPhoto into your portable darkroom, making movies with iMovie, creating DVDs to share with friends and family, composing your own music with GarageBand, building your own Web site with iWeb, using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, working with networks, getting connected to wireless devices, sharing access and information, troubleshooting, adding new stuff to your MacBook, and much more. Updated coverage of the new hardware and software: This new edition will have will have approximately 30-40% new content. This includes coverage of the latest MacBook models, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '10, iWork '10, 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 nineteen years.
The perfect companion for MacBook users—now updated and revised throughout!
Grab your MacBook—and this Dummies book—and get savvy with all the latest updates to Apple's newest generation of laptop hardware and software. Packed with coverage of the latest MacBook models, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife, and iWork , this new edition is completely revised and updated on all the latest tools and trends in the MacBook world. Seasoned author Mark Chambers shows you how to customize your dock and desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share DVDs, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a Web site with iWeb, and much more.
- Features completely revised and updated information on all the latest tools and trends of the Apple MacBook
- Explains how to customize the dock and desktop; connect from the road; take your music mobile; use iWeb, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand; sync with wireless devices; work with networks; and more
- Includes coverage of the latest MacBook models, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife, and iWork
MacBook For Dummies, 3rd Edition presents you with all you need to know to get started with your MacBook today!
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 iMac For Dummies, 6th Edition, Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies, MacBook All-in-One For Dummies, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!
Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need.
Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse.
Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner's Introduction to Mac OS X.
Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.
Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such.
Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of the Snow Leopard.
Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences.
Chapter 7: Sifting through Your Stuff.
Part III: Connecting and Communicating.
Chapter 8: Let's Go on Safari!
Chapter 9: MobileMe Is Made for MacBooks.
Chapter 10: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser.
Chapter 11: Working Well with Networks.
Chapter 12: Spiffy Connections for the Road Warrior.
Part IV: Living the iLife.
Chapter 13: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes.
Chapter 14: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto.
Chapter 15: Making Film History with iMovie.
Chapter 16: Creating DVDs on the Road with iDVD.
Chapter 17: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand.
Part V: Getting Productive with iWork.
Chapter 18: Desktop Publishing with Pages.
Chapter 19: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers.
Chapter 20: Building Presentations with Keynote.
Part VI: Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining.
Chapter 21: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad.
Chapter 22: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop.
Chapter 23: Tackling the Housekeeping.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow.
Chapter 25: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.