Macs For Dummies

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Get the most out of your Mac with this comprehensive guide

Macs For Dummies, 13th Edition is the ultimate guide to your Mac, fully updated to include information about the latest updates. The book walks you through troubleshooting, syncing mobile devices, integrating Windows, and more, so you can take advantage of everything Macs have to offer. Whether you're a new user, a recent convert, or you just want to get the most out of your Mac, this ...

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Overview

Get the most out of your Mac with this comprehensive guide

Macs For Dummies, 13th Edition is the ultimate guide to your Mac, fully updated to include information about the latest updates. The book walks you through troubleshooting, syncing mobile devices, integrating Windows, and more, so you can take advantage of everything Macs have to offer. Whether you're a new user, a recent convert, or you just want to get the most out of your Mac, this book puts all the information you need in one place.

Discover what makes Macs superior computing machines. Learn the basics, from mastering the Dock and customizing OS X, to iCloud syncing and backing up with Time Machine. You'll suddenly find your computer fun again as you make FaceTime calls and explore iLife. Plus, you'll find out that switching to OS X doesn't mean leaving your favorite Windows programs behind. Macs For Dummies, 13th Edition contains everything for the beginner or intermediate Mac user, including information about new features like the Thunderbolt port and the complete redesign of the Mac Pro. Topics include:

  • Setting up your daily routine with Reminders, e-mail, and the Dock
  • Exploring the native tools like iWork, iLife, and iCloud
  • Customizing your experience with User Accounts, Parental Controls, and Mission Control
  • Basic maintenance and troubleshooting to keep your Mac running perfectly

The book also dispenses valuable information for a veteran Mac user, including the most useful Dashboard widgets and the 10 best Mac websites that belong in your Safari bookmark menu. If you want to enjoy the true Mac experience, Macs For Dummies, 13th Edition is the most comprehensive guide on the market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118898697
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/9/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 327,613
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today, appears in USA TODAY Videos and on TV, and is the author of iPad For Dummies, 5th Edition and iPhone For Dummies, 6th Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Macs 5

Chapter 1: Adventuring into the Mac World 7

Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac 15

Chapter 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple 37

Chapter 4: Here a Mac, There a Mac, Every where a Mac Mac 65

Part II: Mac Daily Dealings 75

Chapter 5: Making the Mac Your Own 77

Chapter 6: Mavericks: No More Feline Fetish 105

Chapter 7: Handling All That Busy Work 117

Chapter 8: Printing and Scanning 141

Part III: Rocketing into Cyberspace 153

Chapter 9: Stairway to the Internet 155

Chapter 10: Delivering the Goods on E-Mail 181

Chapter 11: Schmoozing, Shopping, and Moving in Cyberspace 205

Chapter 12: Joining iCloud, the Club That Will Have You for a Member 239

Chapter 13: Mounting a Defense Strategy 249

Part IV: Getting an iLife 263

Chapter 14: Living in an iTunes Nation 265

Chapter 15: Taking an iPhoto Close-Up 297

Chapter 16: Shooting an iMovie Screen Test 333

Chapter 17: The Show Must Go On 359

Part V: The Creepy Geeky Section 373

Chapter 18: Networking Madness 375

Chapter 19: Surviving in a Windows World 387

Chapter 20: Handling Trouble in Paradise 395

Part VI: The Part of Tens 413

Chapter 21: Ten Indispensable Mac Websites 415

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Leave You With 419

Index 429

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    I would not recommend this dummies book. It is very basic and does not help you truly understand the various nuances of working with an IMAC. It is also very poorly organized.

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