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Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-19684-7
384 pages
May 2012
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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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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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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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