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Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-12961-6
888 pages
March 2012
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The ultimate beginner resource for learning the key features and tools of your Mac

Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, as well as the latest versions of iLife and iWork. The featured minibooks introduce you to Mac basics; photos, music, and movies; the Internet; other Mac programs; timesaving tips with a Mac; and Mac networking.

  • Serves as an ideal resource for those switching to a Mac from a PC as well as for Mac users who are upgrading
  • Helps you set up and customize your Mac and get to know the Mac way
  • Explains how to get online, surf with Safari, and send and receive e-mail
  • Covers working with photos, music, and movies, as well as crunching numbers and creating presentations with iWork
  • Explores setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp, and automating your Mac
  • Provides troubleshooting tips and advice on protecting your Mac

Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 3nd Edition gives you the full scoop on using all the cool Mac features.

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Introduction 1

Book I: Mac Basics 7

Chapter 1: Starting to Use Your Mac 9

Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with the Mac User Interface 23

Chapter 3: Managing Applications on the Dock, Launchpad, and Desktop 59

Chapter 4: Working with Files and Folders 95

Chapter 5: Customizing Your Mac and Adjusting Settings 131

Book II: Online Communications 159

Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet and Browsing the Web 161

Chapter 2: Corresponding with Mail 209

Chapter 3: Instant Messaging and Video Chatting with iChat 253

Chapter 4: Protecting Your Mac against Local and Remote Threats 285

Book III: Beyond the Basics 317

Chapter 1: Backing Up and Restoring Your Data with Time Machine 319

Chapter 2: Syncing All Your Devices with iCloud 339

Chapter 3: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 347

Chapter 4: Running Windows on a Mac 365

Book IV: Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center 377

Chapter 1: Listening, Watching, Reading, and Learning with iTunes 379

Chapter 2: Watching Videos and Movies on Your Mac 419

Chapter 3: Importing, Viewing, Organizing, and Sharing Photos 443

Chapter 4: Making Movies with iMovie 491

Chapter 5: Making Your Own Kind of Music with GarageBand 533

Chapter 6: Burning DVDs 561

Book V: Taking Care of Business 579

Chapter 1: Managing Contacts with Address Book 581

Chapter 2: Staying on Schedule with iCal 603

Chapter 3: Building Websites with iWeb 631

Chapter 4: Creating Documents with Pages 657

Chapter 5: Presenting with Keynote 691

Chapter 6: Crunching with Numbers 729

Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of iWork 765

Book VI: Mac Networking 775

Chapter 1: Networking Your Mac and Other Peripherals 777

Chapter 2: Sharing Files and Resources on a Network 789

Chapter 3: Connecting to Bluetooth Wireless Devices and Networks 805

Index 815

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Joe Hutsko worked at Apple from 1984 to 1988. Since then he has written about computers, gadgets, video games, trends, and high-tech movers and shakers for numerous publications and websites. Barbara Boyd worked at Apple from 1985 to 1990 and currently writes about food, gardens, travel, and technology. They are also the authors of iPhone All-in-One For Dummies.

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