MacBook For Dummies

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Overview

Get more out of your MacBook with the help of this savvy and easy Dummies guide

Lighter, faster, and way cooler, the new MacBooks put the power of a desktop into your hands anywhere. Mac expert Mark Chambers shows you how to personalize your Desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share photos and videos, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a website with iWeb, and much more.

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Overview

Get more out of your MacBook with the help of this savvy and easy Dummies guide

Lighter, faster, and way cooler, the new MacBooks put the power of a desktop into your hands anywhere. Mac expert Mark Chambers shows you how to personalize your Desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share photos and videos, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a website with iWeb, and much more.

Packed with coverage of the latest MacBook hardware including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro plus OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork, this new edition is completely revised and updated to let you in on all the secrets of the magnificent MacBook.

  • Features updated coverage of the latest MacBook devices, OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork
  • Shows how to navigate with Mission Control and LaunchPad, sync everything with iCloud, and add some apps to your desktop experience
  • Explains how to customize the dock and desktop; connect from the road; take your music mobile; use iWeb, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand; and get to work the Mac way with the iWork productivity suite
  • Gets readers acquainted with Multi-Touch gestures, Mail, and the Mac App Store

MacBook For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118209202
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 516,863
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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