Macs For Dummies

Macs For Dummies

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The Mac is famous for its user-friendliness. Maybe that's why you bought one in the first place. But to make the most of all its marvelous capabilities, you'll be glad to have an equally friendly resource to help you use it. Written by the renowned New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Macs For Dummies has long been the bestselling Mac book because it provides just what you need to know to get the best performance from your Mac. And like the Mac itself, this book is easy to use, with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions. The revised eighth edition covers * Basics for beginners * Setting up your printer * Working with OS X * Getting online and using e-mail * Creating and saving documents * Using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie * What to do if things go wrong Whether this is your first computer or you've just upgraded to OS X, you'll find help when you need it in this handy guide.
You'll discover how to * Set up your Mac, connect printers and other devices, and navigate the desktop and Dock * Establish an account with an Internet service provider, set up e-mail, and start surfing the Web * Use all the basic software programs and work with files * Edit home movies with iMovie, download music and use iTunes, burn CDs and DVDs, and edit images with iPhoto * Share your Mac or set up a home network * Perform basic Mac maintenance, find and fix problems, upgrade your Mac, and more With Macs For Dummies, 8 th Edition by your side, you'll be prepared to take advantage of every exciting feature that Mac and OS X have to offer. Before you know it, you'll be living the digital lifestyle, cruising the Internet like a pro, printing documents and photos and even getting some work done!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 0764556568
  • 9780764556562

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: For the Absolute Mac Virgin. Chapter 1: How to Turn On Your Mac (and What to Do Next). Chapter 2: Windows, Icons, and Trashes. Chapter 3: Actually Accomplishing Something. Chapter 4: Typing, Saving, and Finding Again. Chapter 5: A Quiet Talk about Printers, Printing, and Fonts. Part II: The Internet Defanged. Chapter 6: Faking Your Way onto AOL and the Internet. Chapter 7: The Weird Wide Web. Chapter 8: E-mail for He-males and Females. Part III: Software Competence. Chapter 9: iTunes, iPod, iConquered. Chapter 10: An Eye for iPhoto. Chapter 11: iSpielberg: Digital Movies and DVDs. Part IV: Toward a New, Nerdier You. Chapter 12: Back to Mac OS 9. Chapter 13: Mono-Mac, Multi-People. Chapter 14: Networks for Nitwits. Chapter 15: The Book of iBook and PowerBook. Chapter 16: When Bad Things Happen to Good Macs. Chapter 17: Beyond the Mac: Where to Go from Here. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Cool Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do. Chapter 19: Ten Tricks That Didn't Quite Fit the Outline. Chapter 20: Ten Back-of-the-Mac Jacks. Index.
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About David Pogue

David Pogue (Stamford, CT) Yale '85 became the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times in November 2000, after having written the Desktop Critic Column for Macworld magazine for ten years. His column, State of the Art appears every Thursday on the front page of the Circuits section. With over 3 million books in print, Pogue is considered one of the world's bestselling computer book authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the Dummies series including iMac For Dummies and Macs For Dummies. Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series, a joint venture with O'Reilly and Associates. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their young son and daughter. His Web page is www
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