MacBook For Dummies

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Overview

What the book covers: Setting up and configuring your MacBook, getting around the MacBook desktop, becoming familiar with OS X, working with files and folders, introducing the Finder and Finder Tabs, working magic with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching with Spotlight, using the Safari browser to surf the web, syncing in the iCloud, keeping in touch by e-mail, Messages, and FaceTime video chat, road warrior rules to follow, creating and printing documents, finding awesome apps in the Mac App Store,...

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Overview

What the book covers: Setting up and configuring your MacBook, getting around the MacBook desktop, becoming familiar with OS X, working with files and folders, introducing the Finder and Finder Tabs, working magic with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching with Spotlight, using the Safari browser to surf the web, syncing in the iCloud, keeping in touch by e-mail, Messages, and FaceTime video chat, road warrior rules to follow, creating and printing documents, finding awesome apps in the Mac App Store, working with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand, getting productive with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, working well with networks, sharing access and information, getting connected to wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files, troubleshooting common problems, adding new stuff to your MacBook, and more.
Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118862346
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 142,558
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers, an unabashed Mac fan, has been anauthor, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardwaretechnician for over 25 years. His recent titles include OS XMavericks All-in-One For Dummies, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2ndEdition, and iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!7

Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Ever y thing I Need 9

Chapter 2: Turning On Your Por table Powerhouse 33

Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner’s Introduction to OS X 45

Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X  55

Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such 57

Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of Mavericks 79

Chapter 6: A Nerd’s Guide to System Preferences 97

Chapter 7: Sifting Through Your Stuff 115

Chapter 8: Using Reminders, Notes, Notifications, and Maps125

Part III: Connecting and Communicating  137

Chapter 9: Let’s Go on Safari! 139

Chapter 10: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks159

Chapter 11: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 165

Chapter 12: Working Well with Net works 185

Part IV: Living the iLife  205

Chapter 13: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 207

Chapter 14: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 233

Chapter 15: Making Film History with iMovie 257

Chapter 16: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 277

Part V: Getting Productive and Maintaining Your MacBook 295

Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages 297

Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 311

Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote 325

Chapter 20: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad 337

Chapter 21: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop 351

Chapter 22: Tackling the Housekeeping 363

Part VI: The Part of Tens  375

Chapter 23: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow 377

Chapter 24: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 385

Index  393

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    Good introduction for a Mac virgin such as myself...

    Having never used Mac previous to buying a MacBook Pro, we purchased this book, along with MacBook Pro portable genius. The dummies book is where I start to look when I want to know how to do something, the genius book is more complete and comprehensive. Between the two, we have been able to get over the hump and are now certified Apple freaks. Probably will be ditching my Microsoft based desktop next year and become a totally Apple based household. Like most "Dummies" books, it is a little short on content but long on organization.

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