MacBook For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!

Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop in town, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy to help you get to know your MacBook in no time. Take a closer look at the latest features, get the lowdown on OS X, unleash your creative forces with iLife, take care of business with the iWork applications, and sync it all with iCloud with the expert...

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MacBook For Dummies

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Overview

Make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!

Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop in town, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy to help you get to know your MacBook in no time. Take a closer look at the latest features, get the lowdown on OS X, unleash your creative forces with iLife, take care of business with the iWork applications, and sync it all with iCloud with the expert advice in this bestselling MacBook guide.

Whether this is your first MacBook or your first laptop, period, you'll learn to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up e-mail, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more.

  • Covers all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models and is fully updated for OS X Mavericks and the latest editions of iLife and iWork
  • Gets you up to speed on helpful MacBook features like the Finder, Finder Tabs, Dashboard, Spaces, Mission Control, Spotlight, and iCloud
  • Explains how to work with files and folders, use the Safari web browser, connect with other wireless devices, add accessories, and use your MacBook on the go
  • Covers crunching data with Numbers, dressing up your documents with Pages, adding punch to your presentations with Keynote, editing your images with iPhoto, composing music with GarageBand, making movie magic with iMovie, and more

MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of your mac-nificent MacBook!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470507605
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/25/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,137,895
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers, an unabashed Mac fan, has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for over 25 years. His recent titles include OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition.

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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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  • 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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