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Do it all with your iMac and this bestselling For Dummies guide!

You're still a little giddy from finally scoring your new iMac, and you can't wait to get started. Even if you're already in love with your iMac, it helps to have a little guidance to really get the most out of this ultimate all-in-one computer. This updated edition of iMac For Dummies is the ideal way to learn the iMac fundamentals from setting up and personalizing your machine to importing files, making FaceTime ...

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Overview

Do it all with your iMac and this bestselling For Dummies guide!

You're still a little giddy from finally scoring your new iMac, and you can't wait to get started. Even if you're already in love with your iMac, it helps to have a little guidance to really get the most out of this ultimate all-in-one computer. This updated edition of iMac For Dummies is the ideal way to learn the iMac fundamentals from setting up and personalizing your machine to importing files, making FaceTime video calls, surfing the web, using your favorite programs and apps, and everything in between.

Trusted Mac guru Mark L. Chambers guides you through the latest iMac features and explains how to navigate OS X, work with files and folders, back up your important stuff with iCloud, add apps from the Mac App Store, get creative with iLife and iWork applications, and tons more.

  • Shows you how to find your way around the Mac desktop, customize OS X, and use cool tools like Finder, Finder Tabs, Mission Control, and Spaces
  • Explains how to set up your e-mail, use Messages, video chat with FaceTime, create iTunes playlists, and integrate your iMac with other iOS devices
  • Covers crunching data with Numbers, dressing up your documents with Pages, adding punch to your presentations with Keynote, organize your images with iPhoto, make music with GarageBand, unleash your creative spirit with iMovie, and more
  • Includes tips for connecting to a network, creating user profiles, adding accessories, troubleshooting common issues, and expanding your iMac for your needs

Whatever you can dream up, it's all possible with iMac and a little help from iMac For Dummies, 8th Edition!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118862377
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 73,405
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (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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