MacBook For Dummies

MacBook For Dummies

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Make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way! Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop in town, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy to help you get to know your MacBook in no time. Take a closer look at the latest features, get the lowdown on OS X, unleash your creative forces with iLife, take care of business with the iWork applications, and sync it all with iCloud with the expert advice in this bestselling MacBook guide. Whether this is your first MacBook or your first laptop, period, you'll learn to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up e-mail, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more.
* Covers all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models and is fully updated for OS X Mavericks and the latest editions of iLife and iWork * Gets you up to speed on helpful MacBook features like the Finder, Finder Tabs, Dashboard, Spaces, Mission Control, Spotlight, and iCloud * Explains how to work with files and folders, use the Safari web browser, connect with other wireless devices, add accessories, and use your MacBook on the go * Covers crunching data with Numbers, dressing up your documents with Pages, adding punch to your presentations with Keynote, editing your images with iPhoto, composing music with GarageBand, making movie magic with iMovie, and more MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of your mac-nificent MacBook!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 21mm | 572g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 1118862341
  • 9781118862346
  • 227,433

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"Learn to: " Make friends with your MacBook and use the latest OS X(R) features Enhance your productivity with iWork(R) and get creative with iLife(R) Stay organized with Notes, Reminders, and Notifications Customize your MacBook with apps and accessories Get the most out of your mac-nificent MacBook Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is undoubtedly the coolest laptop around. In this fun and friendly guide, you'll find out how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up e-mail, work with OS X, discover iCloud, access the App store, listen to music, and much more. Down with desktops! -- find handy tips to set up your MacBook, customize your preferences, organize files and folders, and hook into a network Oh, hello, OS X -- get to the heart of Mavericks, find a nifty guide to system preferences, sift through your stuff, and use Reminders, Maps, Notes, and Notifications Live the laptop life -- experience the multimedia joy of iTunes(R), have fun with iPhoto(R), make your mark with iMovie(R), and record your hits with GarageBand(R) All in a day's iWork -- achieve perfect desktop publishing with Pages, create spreadsheets with Numbers(R), and build presentations with Keynote(R) The great communicator -- surf with Safari(R), connect to Facebook(R) and Twitter(R), and swap data with your iPhone(R), iPod(R), or iPod Touch(R) Open the book and find: The important parts of your MacBook An easy-to-follow introduction to OS X How to hook up printers, scanners, and other tools How to sync your stuff with iCloud Everything you need to know about iLife and iWork How to migrate files from another Mac or a PC Maintenance and troubleshooting tips
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous! 7 Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Ever y thing I Need 9 Chapter 2: Turning On Your Por table Powerhouse 33 Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner s Introduction to OS X 45 Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X 55 Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such 57 Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of Mavericks 79 Chapter 6: A Nerd s Guide to System Preferences 97 Chapter 7: Sifting Through Your Stuff 115 Chapter 8: Using Reminders, Notes, Notifications, and Maps 125 Part III: Connecting and Communicating 137 Chapter 9: Let s Go on Safari! 139 Chapter 10: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks159 Chapter 11: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 165 Chapter 12: Working Well with Net works 185 Part IV: Living the iLife 205 Chapter 13: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 207 Chapter 14: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 233 Chapter 15: Making Film History with iMovie 257 Chapter 16: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 277 Part V: Getting Productive and Maintaining Your MacBook 295 Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages 297 Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 311 Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote 325 Chapter 20: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad 337 Chapter 21: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop 351 Chapter 22: Tackling the Housekeeping 363 Part VI: The Part of Tens 375 Chapter 23: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow 377 Chapter 24: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 385 Index 393
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers, an unabashed Mac fan, has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for over 25 years. His recent titles include OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition.
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