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Welcome to the wonderfulworld of Mac! Here's the funand easy way® to get going
Got a new Mac? Switching from a PC? This handy guide will show you all the mac-nificent things you can do with your Mac, from navigating the desktop to backing up your stuff with Time Machine, sharing photos with friends, shooting an iMovie®, and more. You'll even learn how to play nicely in a Windows environment. Get started right here.
Picking your Apple compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match
Getting to your Apple's core find your way around the Mac interface; understand icons, folders, and windows; and master the mouse controls
Here, Kitty make friends with Mac OS X (no matter which feline it is), fiddle with Dashboard widgets, and tame the clutter with Exposé and Spaces
Get connected go online, start Web-browsing with Safari®,use e-mail and iChat®, and link up to social networking sites
Stay in sync join MobileMe and take advantage of me.come-mail, iDisk storage, Gallery, and contacts and calendar syncing
Get an iLife manage media with iTunes®, organize andimprove digital photos with iPhoto®, make iMovies, andrelease your inner rock star with GarageBand®
Boot Camp still need Windows? No problem. Install and run Windows on your Mac alongside your Mac OS
Open the book and find:
How to set up user accountsand configure your Mac
Tips for staying safe online
Secrets of iLife® and otherprograms that come withyour Mac
Ways to connect to blogs and social networking sites
Steps for networking your Mac
How to switch between Windows® and the Mac OS® X
Troubleshooting advice for cranky Macs
Ten indispensible Mac Web sites
Set up your Mac, navigate the desktop, and use the Dock
Get the most out of your music, photos, and movies with iLife®
Send and receive e-mail and browse the Web with Safari®
Set up a network and keep your Mac safe
What the book covers: setting up your Mac, navigating the Mac desktop, mastering the Dock, making Mac OS X work your way, understanding icons, folders, and windows, getting online and browsing the Internet with Safari, setting up e-mail accounts, working with the iLife applications, backing up your computer via Time Machine, printing and faxing, finding and buying music online, burning music to CDs, exploring blogs and social networking sites, networking your Macs, running Windows on a Mac, troubleshooting, and 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 Macintosh 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 comprehensive how-to for Mac computer mastery
New to Macs? Making the PC-to-Mac switch? Adding a Mac to your existing network? Macs For Dummies makes it easy. Now in its eleventh edition, the bestselling Macintosh computer book of all time is back, updated and revised to cover Apple's latest generation of Macintosh hardware and software. From the Snow Leopard operating system to iWork and iLife, this step-by-step guide is perfect for first-time Mac users or more experienced users upgrading to the newest Mac models.
- Shows you how to set up your e-mail, browse the Internet with Safari, and explore blogs and social networking sites
- Helps you understand folders, icons, windows, and master the Dock
- Guides you through navigating iLife applications and backing up your computer with Time Machine
- Explains buying songs online with iTunes and burning music to CDs
- Details how to run a Windows operating system on your Mac
Written by USA Today's Personal Technology columnist Ed Baig in the straightforward but fun language that defines the For Dummies series, there is no better way to get started with your new computer!
About the Author
Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAYand the cohost of USA TODAY's weekly "Talking Tech" podcast. Hecontributes other tech-related features, appears on radio and TV,and often moderates technology panels at trade shows. Ed is alsothe coauthor of iPad For Dummies and 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.