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Got a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Want the scoop on Mac laptop basics, using Mac OS X Leopard, networking a laptop, or connecting your laptop to wireless devices? There’s no better place to find what you need than MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition!

With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the lowdown on maintaining and upgrading your MacBook, customizing ...

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Got a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Want the scoop on Mac laptop basics, using Mac OS X Leopard, networking a laptop, or connecting your laptop to wireless devices? There’s no better place to find what you need than MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition!

With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the lowdown on maintaining and upgrading your MacBook, customizing the Dock and desktop, traveling with a laptop, turning iPhoto into your portable darkroom, and much more. Learn to:

  • Locate the battery compartment, iSight camera, ports, and “on” button
  • Move your existing files from an older computer
  • Use all the cool new features of Mac OS X Leopard
  • Work with iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, and GarageBand, all packaged with your MacBook
  • Identify the signs of a well-functioning laptop and check for trouble
  • Set up your Mac for multiple users
  • Explore the cool options available with a .Mac account and iDisk storage that lets you retrieve your files anywhere
  • Manage your digital music, photos, and movies
  • Use Bluetooth and get all your wireless devices communicating with each other

And if you’ve been considering switching from a PC to a Mac, MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition guides you through the process and even shows you how to run Windows on your Mac laptop. If there’s a MacBook in your future — or present — this is the book for you!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780470278161
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including Mac OS X Leopard All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and AppleTV For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need 9

Ch. 2 Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse 31

Ch. 3 The Laptop Owner's Introduction to Mac Os X 43

Ch. 4 Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such 55

Ch. 5 Getting to the Heart of the Leopard 77

Ch. 6 :A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences 93

Ch. 7 Sifting through Your Stuff 109

Ch. 8 Taking Your Laptop on Safaril 121

Ch. 9 .Mac Is .Made for Mac Laptops 137

Ch. 10 Spiffy Connections for the Road Warrior 149

Ch. 11 The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 163

Ch. 12 That Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 185

Ch. 13 Making Film History with iMovie 205

Ch. 14 Creating DVDs on the Road with iDVD 221

Ch. 15 Garage Band on the Go 241

Ch. 16 Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 263

Ch. 17 Working Well with Networks 281

Ch. 18 Communicating with That Bluetooth Guy 301

Ch. 19 When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad 311

Ch. 20 Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop 325

Ch. 21 Tackling the Housekeeping 337

Ch. 22 : Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow 351

Ch. 23 Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 357

Index 365

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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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