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Welcome to the wonderful world of Mac! Here's the fun and easy way® to get going
Simply Mac-nificent all the cool things your Mac can do! This handy guide helps you figure out the nuts and bolts of your Mac. Navigate the Mac desktop, back up your computer via Time Machine, e-mail photos to friends and family, shoot an iMovie, survive in a Windows world, and more. The fun begins right here.
Pick a Mac, not just any Mac compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match
The basic tour find your way around the Mac interface, understand icons, folders, and windows, and master the mouse controls
Tame your feline make friends with Mac OS X, fiddle with Dashboard widgets, and manage clutter with Exposé and Spaces
O is for online get connected, start a Web-browsing Safari®, use e-mail and iChat®, and shop online
Stay in sync join MobileMe and take advantage of me.com e-mail, iDisk backups, Gallery, contacts, calendar, and more
Get an iLife explore all that iTunes® offers, process digital photos with iPhoto®, make iMovies, and have fun with GarageBand®
Boot Camp discover how to install and run Windows on your Mac and start up your Mac using either operating system
Open the book and find:
How to set up user accounts and configure your Mac
Tips for getting around on the Mac desktop
Details about the free programs that come with your Mac, including the iLife suite
Suggestions for exploring blogs and social networking sites
How to find and buy music online and burn music to CDs
Steps for networking your Macs
How to run Windows® on your Mac
Troubleshooting tips for cranky Macs
This user-friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of a Mac computer and explains how to understand icons, folders, and windows; print and fax; get on the Internet; set up your E-mail; connect to a wired or wireless network; and more.
* Packed with nearly 40 percent new content, this reference provides new and intermediate Mac users with the know-how they need to make the most of the latest Mac models and software
* Offers a straightforward but fun approach to understanding icons, folders, and windows; working with Mac OS X; printing and faxing; getting on the Internet; setting up e-mail; working with the iLife applications; connecting to a wired or wireless network; running Windows on a Mac; troubleshooting; and more
* Examines the numerous Mac models and all their varying degrees of speed, power, and configurations
* Apple sold 7.5 million Macintosh computers in 2007, a 33 percent increase over the 5.3 million Macintosh computers sold in 2006
Whether you’re thinking of switching to a Macintosh computer, are looking into the latest Apple products, or have a Mac and want to learn about Mac OS X Leopard, then Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition
will get you going. Here you’ll learn all about how to compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match, make Mac OS X Leopard work your way, use the new iLife 2008 digital lifestyle applications, get online and connect to a wired or wireless network, and run Windows on your Mac so you can keep the Microsoft programs you need. You’ll also discover how to:
- Navigate your way around the Mac interface and work with icons and folders
- Best utilize OS X, work with the new Photo Booth, and manage clutter with Exposé and Spaces
- Get connected, start a Web-browsing Safari, use e-mail and iChat, and shop online
- Join .Mac and take advantage of iDisk backups, IMAP mail, and Web Gallery
- Explore all that iTunes offers, process digital photos with iPhoto, make iMovies, and have fun with GarageBand
- Use Windows on your Mac and transfer Windows files
It’s a perfect time to join the Mac generation, especially if you’re a Windows user who’s been thinking of defecting. Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you there, helping you pick peripherals, download freebie programs, set up user accounts, implement security secrets, troubleshoot your Mac, and experience the iLife.
About the Author
Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and is the cohost of USA TODAY's weekly "Talking Tech" podcast. He contributes other tech-related features, appears on radio and TV, and often moderates technology panels at trade shows. Ed is also the coauthor of iPhone For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Freshman Year at Drag-and-Drop Tech.
Chapter 1: Adventuring into the Mac World.
Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac.
Chapter 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple.
Chapter 4: Here a Mac, There a Mac, Everywhere a Mac Mac.
Part II: Mac Daily Dealings.
Chapter 5: Making the Mac Your Own.
Chapter 6: Apple’s Feline Fetish.
Chapter 7: Handling All That Busy Work.
Chapter 8: Printing and Faxing.
Part III: Rocketing into Cyberspace.
Chapter 9: Stairway to the Internet.
Chapter 10: Going Postal Over E-Mail.
Chapter 11: Caught Up in the Web.
Chapter 12: Joining MobileMe, the Club That Will Have You for a Member.
Chapter 13: Mounting a Defense Strategy.
Part IV: Getting an iLife.
Chapter 14: Living in an iTunes Nation.
Chapter 15: Taking an iPhoto Close-Up.
Chapter 16: Shooting an iMovie Screen Test.
Chapter 17: The Show Must Go On.
Part V: The Creepy Geeky Section.
Chapter 18: Networking Madness.
Chapter 19: Surviving in a Windows World.
Chapter 20: Handling Trouble in Paradise.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Clever Dashboard Widgets.
Chapter 22: Ten Indispensable Mac Web Sites.
Chapter 23: Ten Things to Leave You With.