Mac Computing for Seniors in Easy Steps: For the Over-50s

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Overview

The days of Apple Mac computers being used solely by designers and hard-core Apple fans are long gone: due to their ease-of-use, stability and security, Mac computers are firmly established as genuine alternatives to Windows PCs. What's more, their intuitive interface and versatility makes them ideal machines for seniors.

Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps shows how to put the fun back into your computing experiences - there's never been a better time to take a bite of an Apple Mac computer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840783353
  • Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Series: In Easy Steps
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     7
Life and times of Apple     8
Choosing a Mac     9
The Mac operating system     10
Ports and slots explained     11
The Mac desktop     12
Customizing your Mac     13
Changing the background     14
Changing the screen saver     15
Changing the screen size     16
Changing the text size     17
Adjusting the volume     18
Customizing the mouse     19
Customizing the keyboard     20
Sharing with Windows     21
Shutting down and sleeping     22
Finding your way around     23
Finder: the core of your Mac     24
Quick Look     27
Covers     28
Using the Dock     29
Spaces     34
Expose     36
Working with open windows     37
Mac programs     38
Installing a program     39
Removing items     40
Organizing your Mac     41
Creating files     42
Saving files     43
Opening items     44
Creating a folder structure     45
Compiling an address book     46
Adding a calendar     48
Using reminders     51
Finding things     52
Adding a printer     55
Connecting a camera     56
Leisure time     57
Downloading your photos     58
Viewing photos     59
Slideshows     60
Creating a photo album     61
Enhancing your photos     63
Sharing your photos     67
Playing a music CD     68
Organizing your music     69
Downloading music     71
Adding an iPod     73
Earbuds and headphones     74
Creating music     75
Listening to the radio     77
Creating a home movie     78
Sharing a home movie     80
Playing chess     84
At home     85
Productivity options     86
Accessing a dictionary     87
Creating a letter     89
Formatting a newsletter     92
Using a calculator     96
Doing household accounts     97
Creating a presentation     100
Getting online      103
Accessing the Internet     104
Around the Web     105
Setting a homepage     108
Using tabs     109
Searching the Web     110
Adding bookmarks     111
Viewing your online history     113
Using SnapBack     114
Being interactive online     115
Shopping online     116
Booking a vacation     118
Researching family history     120
Price comparison sites     122
Shopping on eBay     124
Using online banking     127
Stocks and shares online     128
Maps online     129
Online games     130
Keeping in touch     131
Setting up email     132
Adding mailboxes     133
Creating email     134
Attaching photos     136
Email stationery     138
Dealing with junk email     139
Text and video chatting     140
Sharing online     141
Sharing with .Mac     142
Creating an iDisk     144
iDisk preferences     146
Synchronizing with .Mac      147
Sharing photos online     148
Viewing a Web Gallery     151
Creating your own website     152
Sending iCards     156
Creating a group     158
Expanding your horizons     159
Adding users     160
Login options     162
Switching between users     164
Parental controls     165
Creating your own network     170
Sharing on a network     173
Safety net     177
Mac security     178
Updating software     179
Checking your system     180
Dealing with crashes     183
Backing up     184
Index     187
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