Switching to a Mac For Dummies

Switching to a Mac For Dummies

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Learn how to make the switch from PC to Mac a completely smoothtransition The number of Mac users continues to increase significantly eachyear. If you are one of those people and are eager but also anxiousabout making the switch, then fear not! This friendly guide skipsthe jargon to deliver you an easy-to-read, understandableintroduction to the Macintosh computer. Computer guru ArnoldReinhold walks you through the Mac OS, user interface, and icons.You'll learn how to set up your Mac, move your files from your PCto your Mac, switch applications, get your Mac online, network yourMac, secure your Mac, work with the iLife suite, troubleshootcommon problems, and more. * Dives in to helping you make the switch from PC to Mac assmooth and effortless as possible * Walks you through the latest features of Mac OS X Lion to helpyou take advantage of all the cool things your Mac can do that youmight not know about * Offers clear instructions for working with the iLifeapplications, running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, networkingyour Mac, and switching your family or your business to a Mac * Shares essential advice for troubleshooting common problems andprovides easy tips for keeping your Mac happy Switching to Mac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Edition isall you need to switch to a Mac and never look back!

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Mac OS X Lion ed
  • ill
  • 111802446X
  • 9781118024461
  • 200,784

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Using a Mac is easy. This guide makes switching easy too! Congratulations! You've decided to leave hassles behind and join the user-friendly, more secure community of Mac users. Consider this guide your welcome basket. It'll tell you what to expect, how to choose a Mac (if you haven't already), and howto make the switch a breeze. Discover cool new OS X Lion features, the Mac's handy built-in apps, and how to work the Mac way. Meet the family -- compare the MacBook Air(R), MacBook Pro, iMac(R), Mac Pro, and Mac mini I'm a Mac, and you're leaving a PC -- see what's alike and what's different, and learn to use Apple menus and the Finder Can I keep it? -- find out which peripherals will still work with your Mac Moving day -- transfer your files, address book, and content stored on other media Ready, set, connect -- set up your Internet service and e-mail application, and connect to your printer and other peripherals Get an apptitude -- add apps from the Mac App Store; manage your music, photos, movies, and more with iTunes(R), iPhoto(R), and iMovie(R) Safety first -- learn what makes Macs safer and why strong passwords are still important If you just can't say goodbye -- see how to run Windows(R) on your Mac Open the book and find: How a Mac can simplify your life Tips on keeping your Mac updated and secure Ways to unleash your creativity with photos, audio, and video Advice on navigating with Launchpad and Mission Control Help with switching specialized software to your Mac Special tips for seniors and parents of young kids Instructions for Mac network and Wi-Fi setup How to enjoy Facebook(R) and other social networking sites Learn to: Choose the Mac that's right for you Transfer your files from Windows(R) Surf the web, send and receive e-mail, and make FaceTime video calls Get the most from Mac OS X Lion and create cool projects with the iLife suite

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About Arnold Reinhold

Arnold Reinhold has more than three decades of experience in the software industry. His first Apple product was a Mac 512. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including Mac mini Hacks & Mods For Dummies, Green IT For Dummies, and Internet Quick Reference For Dummies.

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