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Here's your guide to getting started, getting creative, and getting more from your Mac
Whether you're meeting your first Mac or you have a long-time relationship, there's something in this all-in-one guide for you. Newbies will learn to set up a Mac, use the Finder, and juggle folders. Veterans will get the scoop on using iSync, enjoying iLife, building Web sites with iWeb, staying organized, running Windows on a Mac, and so much more!!
Begin with the basics starting up, going to sleep, navigating the interface, and the Mac approach to files and folders
Mac specials get more from Dashboard widgets, back up with Time Machine®, and meet the Automator
That's entertainment listen to music, watch movies, and play online games
Connect browse the Web; use e-mail, iChat instant messaging and video conferences; and set up Internet security options
Get creative make albums of your digital photos, compose and record music, and build your own Web site
Mac at work learn the capabilities of iWork's document, presentation, and spreadsheet programs
Organize your life manage contacts with Address Book and appointments with iCal
Do the network thing understand wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) networks, share files and resources, and connect to Bluetooth® devices
Open the book and find:
How to set up and configure your Mac
Tips for getting around on the Mac desktop
How to use iPhoto®, iMovie®, iDVD®, GarageBand®, iTunes®, and iWeb
Steps for networking your Macs
How to work with iWork®
Maintenance and troubleshooting advice
Details about running Windows® on your Mac
Valuable advice on making and storing backups
What the book covers: getting to know the Mac, setting up and customizing Mac OS X, sending and receiving e-mail, working with photos, music, and movies, getting online, browsing with Safari, creating presentations and crunching numbers with iWork, running Windows via Bootcamp, setting up a network, automating your Mac, troubleshooting problems and protecting your Mac, and much more. Eight minibooks included are: (1) Mac Basics (2) Beyond the Basics (3) Your Mac as Your Entertainment Center (4) Online Endeavors and Safety (5) iLife and Other Creative Programs (6) iWork (7) Address Book, iCal, and Other Programs (8) Mac Networking Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than eighteen years.
Seven content-rich minibooks cover the key features and tools of your Mac
Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, as well as iLife '09, iWork '09, and much more.
Minibooks include Mac Basics; Photos, Music, and Movies; Browsing the Internet; Working with iLife and iWork; Other Mac Programs; Timesaving Tips with a Mac; and Mac Networking.
- Ideal for those switching to a Mac from a PC as well as for Mac users who are upgrading
- Helps you set up and customize your Mac and get to know the Mac way
- Explains how to get online, surf with Safari, and send and receive e-mail
- Covers working with photos, music, and movies, as well as crunching numbers and creating presentations with iWork
- Explores setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp, and automating your Mac
- Provides troubleshooting tips and advice on protecting your Mac
Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the full scoop on using all the cool Mac features.
About the Author
Joe Hutsko worked at Apple from 1984 to 1988, and has been writing about technology products and subjects ever since. His articles about computers, gadgets, and high-tech entertainment have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Macworld, TV Guide and Newsweek. He is also the author of Green Gadgets For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: Mac Basics.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Mac.
Chapter 2: Starting Up, Sleeping, and Shutting Down.
Chapter 3: Getting Acquainted with the Mac User Interface.
Chapter 4: Running, Installing, and Uninstalling Programs.
Chapter 5: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 6: Customizing Your Mac and Adjusting Settings.
Book II: Beyond the Basics.
Chapter 1: Doing More with Dashboard Widgets.
Chapter 2: Protecting Your Data with Time Machine and Other Programs.
Chapter 3: Syncing Your Mobile Phone or PDA with iSync.
Chapter 4: Automating Your Mac.
Chapter 5: Maintenance and Troubleshooting.
Book III: Your Mac as Your Entertainment Center.
Chapter 1: Tuning In to Music, Audio, and iTunes.
Chapter 2: Importing, Viewing, and Organizing Photos.
Chapter 3: Watching Videos and Movies on Your Mac.
Chapter 4: Using a Mac Remote to Control Programs and Using Front Row for Music, Movies, and Photos.
Chapter 5: Having Fun with a Mac.
Book IV: Online Endeavors and Safety.
Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web.
Chapter 2: Sending and Receiving E-Mail.
Chapter 3: Instant Messaging and Video Chatting with iChat.
Chapter 4: Protecting Your Mac against Threats.
Book V: iLife.
Chapter 1: Viewing and Organizing Photos with iPhoto.
Chapter 2: Making Movies with iMovie.
Chapter 3: Burning DVDs with iDVD.
Chapter 4: Making Music with GarageBand.
Chapter 5: Building Web Sites with iWeb.
Book VI: iWork.
Chapter 1: Creating Documents with Pages.
Chapter 2: Presenting with Keynote.
Chapter 3: Crunching with Numbers.
Book VII: Address Book, iCal, and Running Windows.
Chapter 1: Managing Contacts with Address Book.
Chapter 2: Staying on Schedule with iCal.
Chapter 3: Running Windows on a Mac.
Book VIII: Mac Networking.
Chapter 1: Networking Your Macs.
Chapter 2: Sharing Files and Resources on a Network.
Chapter 3: Connecting to Bluetooth Wireless Devices and Networks.
Appendix: Brushing Up on Painting and Drawing.