Synopses & Reviews
The Mac is famous for its user-friendliness. Maybe that’s why you bought one in the first place. But to make the most of all its marvelous capabilities, you’ll be glad to have an equally friendly resource to help you use it.
Written by the renowned New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Macs For Dummies has long been the bestselling Mac book because it provides just what you need to know to get the best performance from your Mac. And like the Mac itself, this book is easy to use, with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions. The revised eighth edition covers
- Basics for beginners
- Setting up your printer
- Working with OS X
- Getting online and using e-mail
- Creating and saving documents
- Using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie
- What to do if things go wrong
Whether this is your first computer or you’ve just upgraded to OS X, you’ll find help when you need it in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to
- Set up your Mac, connect printers and other devices, and navigate the desktop and Dock
- Establish an account with an Internet service provider, set up e-mail, and start surfing the Web
- Use all the basic software programs and work with files
- Edit home movies with iMovie, download music and use iTunes, burn CDs and DVDs, and edit images with iPhoto
- Share your Mac or set up a home network
- Perform basic Mac maintenance, find and fix problems, upgrade your Mac, and more
With Macs For Dummies, 8th Edition by your side, you’ll be prepared to take advantage of every exciting feature that Mac and OS X have to offer. Before you know it, you’ll be living the digital lifestyle, cruising the Internet like a pro, printing documents and photos—and even getting some work done!
"For anyone new to Mac...Mac for Dummies is a must buy." ( geekanoids.co.uk
, December 2006)
Updated and expanded to cover Apple's newest generation of equipment, this new edition features discussions of Mac basics, working with files, setting up a printer, getting on the Internet, using Apple Mail, getting started with iLife, connecting other devices to your Mac, troubleshooting your Mac, upgrading your Mac, and much more.
Updated to cover the new Intel-based Macs, Mac OS X Tiger, and the latest Mac tools and trends, this bestseller includes:
- Mac basics,
- customizing a workspace,
- getting acquainted with Mac OS X, going online,
- working with iLife applications,
- setting up e-mail,
- connecting an iPod to a Mac,
- turning a Mac into a fax machine,
- and more.
USA Today Personal Technology columnist Edward Baig, a longtime technology writer who appears regularly on TV, radio, and at major industry trade shows, has rewritten this edition from scratch ensuring you get the up-to-date information you need.
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Release the power of Macs newest OS and multimedia tools!
Work with files, set up a printer, use the iLife® suite, get online, and more
The Mac has become famous as the worlds friendliest computer, but this handy guide will smooth out any rough spots that might arise in your relationship. It takes you from the initial turn-on all the way to cruising the Internet, adding music with iTunes®, fixing problems and it even helps you get some work done!
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
- Set up your Mac and establish a password
- Navigate the desktop and Dock
- Edit home movies
- Go wireless
- Burn CDs and DVDs
- Perform basic maintenance
Release the power of your new Intel-based Mac!
Take an online Safari, see who you're iChatting with, or pack a Mac laptop
Simply Mac-nificent — all the cool things your new Mac can do! This handy guide helps you make the most of every model. Find out how to use all the cool software that's included, start a GarageBand, download music and video to iTunes, brush up on Bluetooth, and a whole lot more. The fun begins right here!
Discover how to
- Set up and configure your Mac
- Go wireless with AirPort
- Stay in touch using iChat AV
- Edit and share your digital photos
- Create and capture podcasts
- Troubleshoot problems and protect your Mac
About the Author
David Pogue (Stamford, CT) Yale '85 became the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times in November 2000, after having written the Desktop Critic Column for Macworld magazine for ten years. His column, State of the Art appears every Thursday on the front page of the Circuits section. With over 3 million books in print, Pogue is considered one of the world's bestselling computer book authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the Dummies series including iMac For Dummies and Macs For Dummies. Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series, a joint venture with O'Reilly and Associates. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their young son and daughter. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: For the Absolute Mac Virgin.
Chapter 1: How to Turn On Your Mac (and What to Do Next).
Chapter 2: Windows, Icons, and Trashes.
Chapter 3: Actually Accomplishing Something.
Chapter 4: Typing, Saving, and Finding Again.
Chapter 5: A Quiet Talk about Printers, Printing, and Fonts.
Part II: The Internet Defanged.
Chapter 6: Faking Your Way onto AOL and the Internet.
Chapter 7: The Weird Wide Web.
Chapter 8: E-mail for He-males and Females.
Part III: Software Competence.
Chapter 9: iTunes, iPod, iConquered.
Chapter 10: An Eye for iPhoto.
Chapter 11: iSpielberg: Digital Movies and DVDs.
Part IV: Toward a New, Nerdier You.
Chapter 12: Back to Mac OS 9.
Chapter 13: Mono-Mac, Multi-People.
Chapter 14: Networks for Nitwits.
Chapter 15: The Book of iBook and PowerBook.
Chapter 16: When Bad Things Happen to Good Macs.
Chapter 17: Beyond the Mac: Where to Go from Here.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know Your Mac Could Do.
Chapter 19: Ten Tricks That Didn’t Quite Fit the Outline.
Chapter 20: Ten Back-of-the-Mac Jacks.