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MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-50760-5
408 pages
February 2009
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Got a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Want the scoop on Mac laptop basics, using Mac OS X Leopard, networking a laptop, or connecting your laptop to wireless devices? There’s no better place to find what you need than MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition!

With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the lowdown on maintaining and upgrading your MacBook, customizing the Dock and desktop, traveling with a laptop, turning iPhoto into your portable darkroom, and much more. Learn to:

  • Locate the battery compartment, iSight camera, ports, and “on” button
  • Move your existing files from an older computer
  • Use all the cool new features of Mac OS X Leopard
  • Work with iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, and GarageBand, all packaged with your MacBook
  • Identify the signs of a well-functioning laptop and check for trouble
  • Set up your Mac for multiple users
  • Explore the cool options available with a .Mac account and iDisk storage that lets you retrieve your files anywhere
  • Manage your digital music, photos, and movies
  • Use Bluetooth and get all your wireless devices communicating with each other

And if you’ve been considering switching from a PC to a Mac, MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition guides you through the process and even shows you how to run Windows on your Mac laptop. If there’s a MacBook in your future — or present — this is the book for you!

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Introduction.

Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!

Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Ever y thing I Need.

Chapter 2: Turning On Your Por table Powerhouse.

Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner’s Introduction to Mac OS X.

Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X.

Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such.

Chapter 5: Get ting to the Hear t of the Leopard.

Chapter 6: A Nerd’s Guide to System Preferences.

Chapter 7: Sif ting through Your Stuff.

Part III: Connecting and Communicating.

Chapter 8: Taking Your Laptop on Safari!

Chapter 9: .Mac Is .Made for Mac Laptops.

Chapter 10: Spiffy Connections for the Road Warrior.

Part IV: Living the iLife.

Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes.

Chapter 12: That Masterpiece That Is iPhoto.

Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie.

Chapter 14: Creating DVDs on the Road with iDVD.

Chapter 15: GarageBand on the Go.

Part V: Sharing Access and Information.

Chapter 16: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser.

Chapter 17: Working Well with Networks.

Chapter 18: Communicating with That Bluetooth Guy.

Part V I: Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining.

Chapter 19: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad.

Chapter 20: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop.

Chapter 21: Tackling the Housekeeping.

Part V II: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow.

Chapter 23: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague.

Index.

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Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including Mac OS X Leopard All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and AppleTV For Dummies.

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