My New MAC: 50 Simple Projects to Get You Started

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You finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether yours is a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac &mdash it's still a Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X.

But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it on and off properly or put it to sleep? You need a book like My New Mac to make everything easy.

Wallace Wang, author of the best-selling Steal This Computer Book, will show ...

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Overview

You finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether yours is a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac &mdash it's still a Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, Mac OS X.

But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it on and off properly or put it to sleep? You need a book like My New Mac to make everything easy.

Wallace Wang, author of the best-selling Steal This Computer Book, will show you, step-by-step, how to use tools like iPhoto to organize your photos, track birthdays with iCal, and clip and save information from the Internet so you can find it again. You'll find simple projects that will show you how to:

  • Organize your files and folders by color and keyword
  • View stocks, flights, and the weather
  • Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access
  • Play and burn CDs and DVDs
  • Transfer photos from your digital camera to your computer
  • Share songs, images, and documents wirelessly between Macs


Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593271640
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Pages: 451
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books including the Steal This Computer Book series, Steal This File Sharing Book, The Book of Nero, and Visual Basic 2005 Express: Now Playing (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Basic Training

Chapter 1: Turning a Macintosh On and Off Manually or Automatically

Chapter 2: Learning to Use the Mouse

Chapter 3: Choosing Commands on the Menu Bar

Chapter 4: Controlling Programs with the Dock

Chapter 5: Manipulating Windows

Chapter 6: Navigating Through Folders with the Finder

Chapter 7: Creating, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files and Folders

Chapter 8: Conserving Energy While Using Your Macintosh

Part II: Making Life Easier with Shortcuts

Chapter 9: Working Faster with Shortcut Commands

Chapter 10: Learning to Drag and Drop

Chapter 11: Controlling Your Macintosh with Hot Corners

Chapter 12: Finding Files Fast

Chapter 13: Organizing Files and Folders by Color and Weird Words

Chapter 14: Putting Information at Your Fingertips with Dashboard

Chapter 15: Giving a Macintosh Multiple Personalities with User Accounts

Chapter 16: Slapping Parental Controls on Your Kids

Chapter 17: Making Your Mac Easier to See, Hear, and Control

Part III: Putting Your Macintosh to Work

Chapter 18: Jotting Down Notes

Chapter 19: Turning Your Mac into an Electronic Reminder

Chapter 20: Never Forget a Birthday Again

Chapter 21: Playing Audio CDs and Audio Files on Your Macintosh

Chapter 22: Ripping and Burning an Audio CD

Chapter 23: Playing Your Favorite Parts of a DVD

Chapter 24: Storing Files on a CD or DVD

Chapter 25: Transferring Images to a Macintosh

Chapter 26: Organizing Digital Photographs in iPhoto

Chapter 27: Tagging and Sorting Digital Photographs in iPhoto

Chapter 28: Editing Digital Photographs in iPhoto

Chapter 29: Turning Your Macintosh into an Electronic Picture Frame

Chapter 30: Sharing Files Without Connecting Cables

Chapter 31: Retrieving Files Back in Time

Chapter 32: Typing Foreign Languages

Part IV: Touching the World Through the Internet

Chapter 33: Remembering Your Favorite Websites

Chapter 34: Reading the Latest Updates on Your Favorite Websites

Chapter 35: Keeping Your Internet Activities Private

Chapter 36: Saving Research Information from a Web Page

Chapter 37: Creating an Electronic Clipping Service for Web Pages

Chapter 38: Watching Video on Any Website

Chapter 39: Expanding Your Mind by Listening to Free College Lectures

Chapter 40: Listening to News, Music, and Talk Shows over the Internet

Chapter 41: Setting Up an Email Account

Chapter 42: Reading and Writing Email

Chapter 43: Making Email Look Pretty

Chapter 44: Organizing Your Email

Chapter 45: Dealing with Junk Email

Part V: Maintaining Your Macintosh

Chapter 46: Learning About Your Macintosh

Chapter 47: Installing, Updating, and Uninstalling Software on Your Macintosh

Chapter 48: Performing Preventative Maintenance on Your Macintosh

Chapter 49: Ejecting Stuck CDs or DVDs

Chapter 50: Password Protecting Your Macintosh

Chapter 51: Encrypting Your Data

Chapter 52: Troubleshooting Your Printers

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

    Great Book

    This is an excellent book for a beginning Mac user. It is very detailed and offers the user a resource to execute Mac features. It has been indispensable for me.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    A+ Book

    Great book for first time MAC users!! It was definitely worth the money.

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