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The perfect introduction for getting up and running and getting the most out of your iMac
Apple's iMac is a sleek, all-in-one desktop. In a clear, easy-to-follow visual format, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac demonstrates everything you need to know about your new Apple iMac, from the iMac's features and capabilities to the most common peripherals you'll be using with it. Whether you're a total newbie to Macs and the Mac OS or an experienced user looking for expert tips to improve your experience, this book is your perfect guide.
- Takes you through the basics to get up and running with the iMac's plug-and-play simplicity
- Walks you through setting up a customized desktop, working with the OS, working with email, and troubleshooting and maintenance tricks that will extend the life of an iMac
- Explores such topics such as editing photos in iPhoto, creating award winning home movies with iMovie, and connecting all those cool devices like an iPhone or iPod so that readers can kick back and chill out with iTunes
- Shows you how to browse the web with Safari, use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong with your iMac
With 450 rich, full color screenshots and illustrations, and straight-forward step-by-step instructions, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac will quickly make you comfortable with your iMac and help you master the advanced features that make the iMac so cool.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 iMac tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iMac in no time.
You'll learn to:
Connect your iMac to a network
Create and manage user accounts
Set up and use e-mail and iChat®
Add CDs to your iTunes® library
Import and use photos and video
Update and back up your iMac
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Succinct explanations walk you through step-by-step
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started with Your iMac.
Chapter 2. Sharing Your iMac with Other People.
Chapter 3. Running Applications and Creating Documents.
Chapter 4. Managing Your Files and Folders with the Finder.
Chapter 5. Surfing the Web with Safari.
Chapter 6. Sending and Receiving E-mail and Files.
Chapter 7. Keeping Yourself Organized with iCal and Address Book.
Chapter 8. Chatting with Text, Audio, and Video.
Chapter 9. Enjoying Music, Video, and DVDs.
Chapter 10. Making the Most of Your Photos.
Chapter 11. Creating Your Own Movies.
Chapter 12. Customizing Your iMac to Suit You.
Chapter 13. Using Your iMac on a Network.
Chapter 14. Keeping Your iMac and Your Data Safe.
Chapter 15. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your iMac.