iMac For Dummies

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The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer—now updated and revised throughout!

If you're looking for speed, performance, and power, the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its superior performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is one awesome machine, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of iMac For Dummies is an ideal way to get started with the basics. You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting...

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Overview

The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer—now updated and revised throughout!

If you're looking for speed, performance, and power, the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its superior performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is one awesome machine, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of iMac For Dummies is an ideal way to get started with the basics. You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, video calling, and more.

  • Covers the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, and the Mac App Store
  • Shows you how to surf the web with Safari and keep in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video calling
  • Details how to find and download music, videos, TV shows, and more from the iTunes Store
  • Gets you up to speed with the newest versions of iLife and iWork
  • Walks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and other multimedia
  • Explains how iCloud keeps everything, from your music to your documents, in sync
  • Delves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless network
  • Reviews troubleshooting tips and tricks
  • Shows you how to automate mundane tasks

With iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition, you'll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470607374
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,011,185
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 30 years — pushing computers and their uses far beyond "normal" performance limits for decades now. His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984 when he bought his lightning-fast 300 BPS modem for his Atari 400. Now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Know your iMac 7
Ch. 1 Okay, this machine looks really, really weird 9
Ch. 2 Life! : give my iMac life! 27
Ch. 3 Introducing the Apple of your iMac 37
Pt. II Shaking hands with Mac OS X 49
Ch. 4 Opening and closing and clicking and such 51
Ch. 5 A plethora of powerful fun 71
Ch. 6 A nerd's guide to system preferences 85
Ch. 7 Searching amidst iMac chaos 99
Pt. III Connecting and communicating 111
Ch. 8 Let's go on Safari! 113
Ch. 9 Moving to .Mac 127
Ch. 10 Hooking up with handy helpers 143
Pt. IV Living the iLife 155
Ch. 11 The musical joy of iTunes 157
Ch. 12 The masterpiece that is iPhoto 175
Ch. 13 Making film history with iMovie HD 193
Ch. 14 iDVD - your DVD movie factory 211
Ch. 15 Recording your hits with GarageBand 227
Pt. V Sharing access and information 243
Ch. 16 Creating a multiuser iMac 245
Ch. 17 Building (or joining) a network 263
Ch. 18 Communicating with wireless devices 283
Pt. VI The necessary evils : troubleshooting, upgrading, maintaining 295
Ch. 19 It just ... sits ... there 297
Ch. 20 I want to add stuff 313
Ch. 21 Tackling the housekeeping 327
Pt. VII The part of tens 343
Ch. 22 Ten applications you can't do without 353
Ch. 23 Ten ways to speed up your iMac 355
Ch. 24 Ten things to avoid like the plague 361
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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    very informative book

    was skeptical about this book but decided to try it anyway. If you have time to read, you can learn alot from this book. It has alot of information that the visual books don't. Very important tool if you are new to the Mac's

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Taylor.barrow

    Hey its me again and i have to say the this book is the best book ive ever read befor and all i wanna do is bant it in the but

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Total waste of money, have spent 20 hours reading and looking fo

    Total waste of money, have spent 20 hours reading and looking for help to do basic tasks after having data transferred from a PC to a MAC, ready to through MAC away if this is the best help. I will look for books by ther authors.

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