iMac For Dummies

iMac For Dummies

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By (author) Mark L. Chambers

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 28mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Queensland
  • ISBN 10: 1118202716
  • ISBN 13: 9781118202715
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 136,527

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The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer--now updated and revised throughout!If you're looking for speed, performance, and power, the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its superior performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is one awesome machine, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of "iMac For Dummies" is an ideal way to get started with the basics. You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, video calling, and more.Covers the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, and the Mac App StoreShows you how to surf the web with Safari and keep in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video callingDetails how to find and download music, videos, TV shows, and more from the iTunes StoreGets you up to speed with the newest versions of iLife and iWorkWalks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and other multimediaExplains how iCloud keeps everything, from your music to your documents, in syncDelves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless networkReviews troubleshooting tips and tricksShows you how to automate mundane tasksWith "iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition," you'll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!

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Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 30 years -- pushing computers and their uses far beyond "normal" performance limits for decades now. His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984 when he bought his lightning-fast 300 BPS modem for his Atari 400. Now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda.

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Here's your manual to rev up your iMac and experience all the features it has to offerYou may get a speeding ticket from your iMac because it's the fastest, leanest, and easiest-to-use all-in-one computer ever built. Take control of this powerful machine and learn how to become an iMac pro with this handy guide. From iTunes and iPhoto to iWork and iCloud, you'll find out how to use it all and take a bite out of your Apple.Tame the kitty -- make friends with OS X (no matter which feline it is), navigate with Mission Control(TM), and access your apps with Launchpad(TM)Get to the core -- organize files and folders, install apps, customize your preferences, and share content via iCloudLive the iLife -- listen to your favorite songs on iTunes, view and edit your latest images on iPhoto, and create your own website with iWebWhen you've gotta work -- dive into desktop publishing with Pages, create spreadsheets with Numbers(R), and build effective presentations with KeynoteStay connected -- set up your iMac for multiple users, build a network, use AirPort Extreme, and connect to Bluetooth devicesSmooth sailing -- find out how to resolve any issues, upgrade your operating system, and maintain your iMac for optimal performanceOpen the book and find: Steps for configuring your systemTips for browsing the web and connecting with people onlineDetails on syncing your stuff with iCloudHow to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWebWays to get more productive with iWorkSteps for hooking up printers, scanners, and other toolsTips for troubleshooting and maintaining your systemImportant security adviceLearn to: Set up, customize, and navigate your iMacSurf the web, keep in touch via e-mail, and video-chat with FaceTimeOrganize and share your photos, movies, and music with iLifeCreate a wireless network and keep your iMac safe

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Know Your iMac 7 Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird 9 Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life! 25 Chapter 3: Introducing the Apple of Your iMac 35 Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X 45 Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such 47 Chapter 5: A Plethora of Powerful Fun 69 Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences 85 Chapter 7: Searching amidst iMac Chaos 99 Part III: Connecting and Communicating 107 Chapter 8: Let's Go on Safari! 109 Chapter 9: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud 127 Chapter 10: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers 131 Part IV: Living the iLife 143 Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 145 Chapter 12: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 175 Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie 199 Chapter 14: iDVD -- Your DVD Movie Factory 221 Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 243 Chapter 16: Creating a Website with iWeb 265 Part V: Getting Productive with iWork and Other Tools 277 Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages 279 Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 291 Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote 305 Chapter 20: Creating a Multiuser iMac 319 Chapter 21: Building (Or Joining) a Network 337 Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining 359 Chapter 22: It Just . . . Sits . . . There 361 Chapter 23: I Want to Add Stuff 375 Chapter 24: Tackling the Housekeeping 385 Chapter 25: Running Windows on Your iMac 399 Part VII: The Part of Tens 407 Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac 409 Chapter 27: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 415 Index 421 Bonus Chapter on the Companion Website at www.dummies.com/go/imacfd7e BC1 Bonus Chapter: Communicating with That Bluetooth Guy BC1