OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X Mavericks

This fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple?s latest desktop operating system ? OS X Mavericks. You?ll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you?ll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a ...

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OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies

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Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X Mavericks

This fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple’s latest desktop operating system – OS X Mavericks. You’ll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a multimedia hub, and make your Mac happy with the over 200 new features found in OS X Mavericks.

  • Includes eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Shows you how to navigate around the desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, build the Finder of your dreams, and sync your important stuff with iCloud
  • Walks you through the fun stuff, too, including editing images in iPhoto, trying out your cinema skills with iMovie, rockin' out with GarageBand and iTunes, becoming a gaming guru, video-chatting with FaceTime, surfing the web with Safari, and more

Whether you want to test the OS X waters or just dive right in, OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies is here to help guide your way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118707654
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/24/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 1,422,452
  • File size: 35 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books, including MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with OS X 5

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X 7

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs 21

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping 49

Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight 79

Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth 87

Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications 93

Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts and Maps 101

Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar 117

Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance 127

Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X 147

Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X 155

Book II: Customizing and Sharing 165

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams 167

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch 189

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences 205

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too? 247

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts 255

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit 271

Book III: The Digital Hub 281

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple 283

Chapter 2: Browsing Your Library with iTunes and iBooks 291

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto 321

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie 347

Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand 371

Chapter 6: No, It's Not Called iQuickTime 393

Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater 399

Book IV: Using iWork 409

Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages 411

Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 425

Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote 439

Book V: Typical Internet Stuff 451

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet 453

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail 461

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime 487

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud 507

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari 513

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online 533

Book VI: Networking in OS X 543

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network 545

Chapter 2: Using Your Network 563

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 577

Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing 591

Book VII: Expanding Your System 603

Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy 605

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir 619

Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire 631

Chapter 4: I'm Okay, You're a Printer 639

Chapter 5: Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have 647

Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work 663

Book VIII: Advanced OS X 671

Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp 673

Chapter 2: . . . And Unix Lurks Beneath 681

Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks 703

Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh 719

Index 733

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