Macs For Seniors For Dummies

Macs For Seniors For Dummies

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You're never too old to fall in love with your Mac! You took a while, but you are now the proud owner of your first Mac computer. Macs For Seniors For Dummies is just for you. This friendly, accessible guide walks you through choosing a Mac and learning how to use it. You'll find yourself falling head over heels for your Mac in no time. Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to all the basics that you need to know: turning the Mac on and getting connected; using the keyboard and mouse; working with files and folders; navigate around the Mac desktop and OS X Lion; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail; and much more. * Shows Mac newbies how to surf safely with Safari, video chat with FaceTime, and connect with friends and family online * Covers choosing the Mac that's right for you, setting it up, running programs and managing files, and hooking up a printer * Features ways to have some fun, too, with digital photos and videos, music, movies, games, apps, and more * Includes tips on troubleshooting and taking care of your Mac Your Mac can do so much more than you ever imagined and Macs For Seniors For Dummies shows you how!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 236 x 19mm | 562.45g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1118196848
  • 9781118196847
  • 339,577

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Enter the exciting world of Macs! Here's the fun and easy way(R) to get going If you've always thought that computers were too complicated, surprise! Let the steps and illustrations in this book make it easy for you to set up your Mac and gain basic computer skills. In no time, you'll learn to stay connected with family and friends, explore the Internet, create and print documents, watch your favorite movies, listen to music, get apps from the App Store, and much more. Take the first step -- choose the Mac that suits your needs, set it up, work with files and folders, and connect a printer Make it your own -- whether you want to set up speech recognition, select a screen saver, or change the Desktop background, you'll learn how to get the most of OS X Picture the fun -- download your images to iPhoto(R), store and share content via iCloud, and see what's happening with FaceTime video calling Go surfing -- understand Internet basics and start navigating your way around the web Keep in touch -- set up an e-mail account, create and send messages, add contacts, and organize your inbox Protect your stuff -- follow key steps to reduce the risks of identity theft, viruses, and scams Open the book and find: How to customize, protect, and maintain your Mac Ways to make your screen easier to read All about organizing your files for accessibility How to print documents Ways to enjoy music, video, and podcasts Tips for browsing the web and connecting with people online How to set up and use e-mail Learn to: Set up your Mac(R) and tour the Desktop Browse the web, view and send e-mail, and video-chat with FaceTime(R) Share digital photos with friends and family Play videos, music, and games
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Buying and Setting Up Your Mac 7 Chapter 1: Buying a Mac 9 Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mac 23 Part II: Getting Started with Your Mac 49 Chapter 3: Getting Around the Mac Desktop 51 Chapter 4: Customizing Lion 83 Chapter 5: Working with Files and Folders 105 Chapter 6: Working with Printers, Scanners, and Faxes 127 Chapter 7: Getting Help 137 Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software 149 Chapter 8: Creating Documents with Pages 151 Chapter 9: Working with Numbers and Finances 171 Chapter 10: Get the Most from Movies and Digital Photos 189 Chapter 11: Enjoying Music, Video, and Podcasts 211 Chapter 12: Playing Games in Lion 231 Part IV: Exploring the Internet 241 Chapter 13: Understanding Internet Basics 243 Chapter 14: Browsing the Web with Safari 261 Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch by E-Mail 283 Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 309 Part V: Taking Care of Your Computer 327 Chapter 17: Protecting Lion 329 Chapter 18: Maintaining Your Mac 341 Index 349
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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, and Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies.
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