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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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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: 9781118862346
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 75,172
  • 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 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

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 Maps 125

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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