MacBook For Dummies

MacBook For Dummies

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Brush up on the next generation of MacBooks
Learning how to use a new laptop can be as challenging as trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics but don't let that intimidate you! MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition is your straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more.
MacBooks are incredibly popular for both their sleek, appealing hardware and easy to use, relevant software. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line, this helpful book gets you started in a snap.
Get up and running on your new MacBook by starting with the basicsShare and protect your data with insight regarding networking, sharing access and information, connecting with wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files, and troubleshooting common problemsSatisfy your hunger for entertainment with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBandExplore both your MacBook's hardware and software, including the latest operating system, iLife, and iWork versions
MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you on a tour of your next-generation MacBook, offering you the information you need to get your new laptop up and running.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 234 x 21mm | 640g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 1119137802
  • 9781119137801
  • 227,435

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Learn to: Set up and configure your MacBook Use the latest OS X(R) features Be more productive using apps Protect your files and information Your no-nonsense companion to getting the most out of your MacBook Behold the magical MacBook! With its sleek, appealing hardware and easy-to-use, relevant software, the MacBook is undoubtedly the coolest laptop around. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line to improve every aspect of your digital life, this helpful book gets you started in a snap. Down with desktops -- find your way around your MacBook, learn about its ports, explore the bundled software, and choose the right place to keep it Climb El Capitan(TM) -- discover what's new in OS X El Capitan(TM), get acquainted with Split View, and check out updates to Photos and Notes The digital experience -- tune in to Internet radio, share music on a network, edit photos, and play movies When you have to work -- create documents with Pages, spreadsheets with Numbers, and presentations with Keynote(TM) MacBook on the go -- learn how to travel with your MacBook, access your files from anywhere, and keep your data safe Open the book and find: Extra stuff you may want Ways to quickly find friends All about the Notification Center Tips on navigating with Maps Advice on managing iCloud(R) storage What you should know about sharing your MacBook How to secure your MacBook online Essential maintenance 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 Everything I Need 9
Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse 33
Chapter 3: The MacBook Owner s Introduction to OS X El Capitan 45
Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X El Capitan 87
Chapter 4: What s New in OS X El Capitan? 89
Chapter 5: A Nerd s Guide to System Preferences 97
Chapter 6: Sifting Through Your Stuff 117
Chapter 7: Using Reminders, Notes, Notifications, and Maps 127
Part III: Connecting and Communicating 139
Chapter 8: Let s Go on Safari! 141
Chapter 9: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks 161
Chapter 10: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 167
Chapter 11: Working Well with Networks 187
Part IV: Living the iLife 209
Chapter 12: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 211
Chapter 13: Focusing on Photos 237
Chapter 14: Making Film History with iMovie 261
Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 281
Part V: Getting Productive and Maintaining Your MacBook 299
Chapter 16: Desktop Publishing with Pages 301
Chapter 17: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 313
Chapter 18: Building Presentations with Keynote 329
Chapter 19: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad 341
Chapter 20: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop 355
Chapter 21: Tackling the Housekeeping 367
Part VI: The Part of Tens 381
Chapter 22: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow 383
Chapter 23: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 391
Index 399
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, hardware technician, and unabashed Mac aficionado for over 30 years. He has written more than 30 computer books, including MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and iMac For Dummies, 8th Edition.
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