MacBook All-in-One For Dummies

MacBook All-in-One For Dummies

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Get comfortable and confident with your MacBook! Combining the fun-but-straightforward content of nine minibooks, this new edition of MacBook All-in-One For Dummies delivers helpful coverage of the rich features and essential tools you need to know to use the MacBook to its fullest potential. You'll learn an array of MacBook basics while veteran author Mark Chambers walks you through setting up your MacBook, running programs, finding files with Finder, searching with Spotlight, keeping track with Address Book, enjoying music with iTunes, creating cool multimedia projects with iLife, and more. This exciting new edition dives right in to help you create a web site with iWeb, get on the Internet, use Apple Mail, stay in touch with iChat, and find your way around the latest Mac OS X. And if you must do some work, do it the Mac way with the iWork productivity applications and this helpful guide.
* Serves as an up-to-date introduction to the basics of MacBook models, including working with the new OS, OS X Lion * Shows you how to upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot your system * Features nine minibooks: Say Hello to Your MacBook, Using Mac OS X, Customizing and Sharing, Going Mobile with iLife, iWork for the Road Warrior, Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in Mac OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced Mac OS X * Offers a straightforward-but-fun approach to getting familiar with this innovative laptop MacBook All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition will get you Mac-savvy in no time!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 201 x 228 x 46mm | 1,380g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1118118693
  • 9781118118696
  • 380,036

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At home or on the road, your MacBook can do it all -- this book shows you how!

Don't let its slim good looks fool you; your MacBook packs the power of a desktop, and this book helps you get the most from your MacBook. Learn the basics about using and maintaining your MacBook, work with Mac OS X Lion, use the iWork and iLife productivity suites, get apps from the App Store, and cruise the web from anywhere.

MacBook basics -- choose the MacBook that suits your needs, set it up, customize your preferences, and organize files and folders Tame your Lion -- learn your way around Mac OS X Lion, navigate with Mission Control, and find anything with Spotlight Make it your own -- give your desktop your personal touch, set up multiuser accounts, and share documents with others iLife's pleasures -- enjoy iLife, where photos, movies, music, and your very own website all hang out Got work? -- get things done the Mac way with Pages desktop publishing, Numbers spreadsheets, and Keynote presentations Surf, share, socialize -- browse the web with Safari(R), store and sync all your files in iCloud, e-mail, social network, and video call with FaceTime Network with me -- set up a network, go wireless, and use AirPort Extreme More power to you -- see how to add memory and connect hard drives and printers using Thunderbolt, FireWire, and USB Under the hood -- explore custom scripts and tweaks to get more from your MacBook

Open the book and find:

How to set up and personalize your MacBook for the way you work Advice on navigating with Mission Control and Launchpad Steps for setting up a wireless network How to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iTunes, and iWeb Tips for controlling your MacBook with your voice Important security advice How to sync photos, docs, music, and more with iCloud Troubleshooting solutions for your MacBook


Say Hello to Your MacBook Using Mac OS X Customizing and Sharing Going Mobile with iLife iWork for the Road Warrior Typical Internet Stuff Networking in Mac OS X Expanding Your System Advanced Mac OS X
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Say Hello to Your MacBook 7 Chapter 1: Exploring MacBook Basics 9 Chapter 2: MacBook Models Compared 21 Chapter 3: Setting Up and Taking Care of Your MacBook 29 Chapter 4: Extra Stuff You'll Likely Want 39 Book II: Using Mac OS X with Your MacBook 45 Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X 47 Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs 63 Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping 93 Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight 123 Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth 133 Chapter 6: Keeping Track with the Address Book 139 Chapter 7: The Joys of Maintenance 151 Chapter 8: Getting Help for the Big X 173 Chapter 9: Troubleshooting the X 181 Chapter 10: Running Windows on Your Mac 191 Book III: MacBook Customizing and Sharing 199 Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams 201 Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch 225 Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences 241 Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My MacBook, Too? 283 Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts 291 Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit 305 Chapter 7: Common-Sense Laptop Security 315 Book IV: Going Mobile with iLife 321 Chapter 1: The World According to Apple 323 Chapter 2: Jamming with iTunes and iPod 333 Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto 363 Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie 389 Chapter 5: Burn Those DVDs! Using iDVD 411 Chapter 6: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand 431 Chapter 7: Crafting a Website with iWeb 453 Chapter 8: No, It's Not Called iQuickTime 467 Chapter 9: Turning Your MacBook into a DVD Theater 473 Book V: iWork for the Road Warrior 483 Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages 485 Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 501 Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote 515 Book VI: The Typical Internet Stuff 527 Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet 529 Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail 537 Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with iChat and FaceTime 563 Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud and iDisk 579 Chapter 5: Surfing with Safari 587 Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online 605 Book VII: Networking in Mac OS X 615 Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network 617 Chapter 2: Using Your Network 633 Chapter 3: Going Wireless 649 Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing 661 Book VIII: Expanding Your System 673 Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy 675 Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir 687 Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using USB, FireWire, and Thunderbolt 699 Chapter 4: I'm Okay, You're a Printer 707 Chapter 5: Applications That You ve (Probably) Gotta Have 715 Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work 731 Book IX: Advanced Mac OS X 739 Chapter 1: Using UNIX on Your MacBook 741 Chapter 2: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks 765 Chapter 3: Writing and Conversing with Your MacBook 781 Index 797
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies.
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