Cnet Do-It-Yourself Mac Projects

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Discover the hidden magic of your Mac

Maximize the power of your Mac with the useful and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with your Mac, like convert VHS movies into digital format, control your Mac with your voice, set up a PC-friendly Mac network, and ...

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Overview

Discover the hidden magic of your Mac

Maximize the power of your Mac with the useful and entertaining projects packed inside this easy-to-follow guide. Produced in conjunction with CNET.com, the place you go for the latest in tech and consumer electronics, this book shows you how to do all kinds of cool things with your Mac, like convert VHS movies into digital format, control your Mac with your voice, set up a PC-friendly Mac network, and more.

Inside, you'll find 24 self-contained projects, step-by-step instructions, a list of tools needed at the beginning of each project, and hundreds of clear photos and screenshots. With CNET Do-It-Yourself Mac Projects, you'll discover that your Mac has much more to offer than you ever imagined.

  • Set up videoconferencing via your webcam
  • Create a live radio broadcast, a podcast, or a vodcast
  • Connect to a Windows PC remotely
  • Send and receive SMS messages to and from cell phones
  • Turn your Mac into a jukebox and stream music wirelessly
  • Create a multimedia DVD
  • Convert any video content to iPod video format
  • And much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072264715
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Series: Cnet Do-It-Yourself Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Joli Ballew is a Mac enthusiast, technical trainer, author, and media expert.

Andrew Shalat has been a designer and writer for more than 25 years. His articles have appeared in Macworld, InDesign Magazine, and other publications.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Easy

Project 1: Turn Your Mac into a Fax Machine

Project 2: Turn Your Mac into a Jukebox

Project 3: Keep a Backup of Your Mac's Hard Drive with Disk Utility

Project 4: Stream Music Wirelessly Throughout Your Home

Project 5: Put Your Favorite Photo on a T-Shirt, Apron, or Quilting Square

Project 6: Fine-Tune Your Music Library

Project 7: Download Free, Fun, Useful, and Crazy Widgets to Personalize Your Mac

Project 8: Use Your Mac as an Information Portal with RSS Feeds and Downloadable E-Magazines

Project 9: Prepare Your Used Mac and Sell It on eBay
Part 2: Challenging

Project 10: Convert Your VHS Home Movies to Digital Format

Project 11: Use Your USB Webcam to Establish Video and Voice Communications with PC Users

Project 12: Transfer Data from Your Old PC to Your Mac

Project 13: Create Your Own Radio Broadcast

Project 14: Use Automator Actions to Perform Repetitive Tasks

Project 15: Control Your Mac with Your Voice

Project 16: Send and Receive SMS Messages to and from Cell Phones

Project 17: Connect to a Windows PC from Your Mac using Remote Desktop Connection Client Software
Advanced

Project 18: Create a Movie with QuickTime Pro and E-mail It to Friends and Family

Project 19: Create Your Own Video Podcast

Project 20: Turn Your Mac or Mac Mini into a DVD Media Center

Project 21: Create a Slideshow of Your Favorite Photos and Burn It to DVD to Show on TV

Project 22: Make a Mac Network That Is Friendly to PCs

Project 23: Make a Copy of Your Kid's Favorite DVD Before They Destroy It

Project 24: Convert Digital Movies, Videos, and DVDs for Viewing on a Video iPod
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