MacBook For Dummies

MacBook For Dummies

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Get more out of your MacBook with the help of this savvy and easy Dummies guide Lighter, faster, and way cooler, the new MacBooks put the power of a desktop into your hands anywhere. Mac expert Mark Chambers shows you how to personalize your Desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share photos and videos, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a website with iWeb, and much more. Packed with coverage of the latest MacBook hardware including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro plusOS X Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork, this new edition is completely revised and updated to let you in on all the secrets of the magnificent MacBook.
Features updated coverage of the latest MacBook devices, OS X Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork Shows how to navigate with Mission Control and LaunchPad, sync everything with iCloud, and add some apps to your desktop experience Explains how to customize the dock and desktop; connect from the road; take your music mobile; use iWeb, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand; and get to work the Mac way with the iWork productivity suite Gets readers acquainted with Multi-Touch gestures, Mail, and the Mac App Store MacBook For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 186 x 231 x 24mm | 674g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1118209206
  • 9781118209202
  • 415,523

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With a MacBook, you can work and play from anywhere -- this book shows you how!Don't want to be tied to your desk? Of course not! Apple's MacBook is ideal for being entertained and getting things done anywhere, anytime. Let this handy guide walk you through what you need to know to set up and maintain your MacBook, work with OS X, discover iCloud, keep in touch with family and friends, and have fun with your music, videos, and photos!"Power up -- set up your MacBook, customize your preferences, organize files and folders, and hook up a printerAt home with OS X -- navigate around the desktop, master the Multi-Touch trackpad, find things with Spotlight(R), and sync your stuff with iCloudGreat communicator -- browse the web, connect to Facebook(R) and Twitter(R), and swap data with your iPhone(R), iPad(R), or iPod touch(R)Live the iLife -- view and edit your photos with iPhoto(R), make movies with iMovie(R), and create music with GarageBand(R)All in a day's iWork -- create spreadsheets with Numbers(R), build effective presentations with Keynote(R), and dive into desktop publishing with Pages(R)A family affair -- personalize your MacBook for multiple users, set up a network, and use AirPort Extreme(R)Get the iMessage -- text for free with iMessage and stay on task with Notes, Reminders, and NotificationsMacBook medic -- keep your laptop updated and running smoothly and troubleshoot like a pro"Open the book and find: Steps for getting started with your MacBookHow to hook up printers, scanners, and other toolsInstructions for video-chatting with FaceTimeTen handy rules for road warriorsSteps for migrating files from another Mac or a PCWays to stay organized with Notes, Reminders, and NotificationsTips for managing your digital music, photos, and moviesMaintenance and troubleshooting techniques"Learn to: "Set up and personalize your MacBook for the way you workSurf the web and make FaceTime(R) video callsUse iLife(R) and iWork(R) for photos, movies, music, and productivityGet the most out of OS X(R), iCloud, and the Mac App Store
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous! 9 Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need 11 Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse 35 Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner's Introduction to OS X 47 Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X 57 Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such 59 Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of Mountain Lion 81 Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences 97 Chapter 7: Sifting through Your Stuff 115 Chapter 8: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications 127 Part III: Connecting and Communicating 135 Chapter 9: Let's Go on Safari! 137 Chapter 10: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks 155 Chapter 11: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 161 Chapter 12: Working Well with Networks 181 Chapter 13: Spreading the Word with Messages and FaceTime 201 Part IV: Living the iLife 219 Chapter 14: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 221 Chapter 15: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 247 Chapter 16: Making Film History with iMovie 271 Chapter 17: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 293 Part V: Getting Productive with iWork 315 Chapter 18: Desktop Publishing with Pages 317 Chapter 19: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 331 Chapter 20: Building Presentations with Keynote 347
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About Mark L. Chambers

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 OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, and iPhone 5 First Steps For Dummies.
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