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iMac Portable Genius, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-42063-8
448 pages
October 2012
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Get to know the newest iMac, including OS X Mountain Lion

Completely updated to cover the latest iMac, the new edition of this savvy guide is just what you need to get the most out of your cool new computer. Veteran author Guy Hart-Davis reveals all the best tricks and tips, as he shows you how to set up and customize your iMac and get every bit of fun and smarts out of iLife, the Magic Mouse, OS X Mountain Lion, and more. Packed with useful tidbits, full-color screenshots, and great advice, iMac Portable Genius, Fourth Edition is the perfect guide, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from a Windows PC.

  • Explores the best ways to get the very most out of your new iMac, whether you're switching from an older Mac or migrating from a Windows PC
  • Highlights all the latest bells and whistles, including OS X Mountain Lion, the new Magic Mouse, iLife applications, and more
  • Covers troubleshooting and maintaining your iMac and its related hardware and software

Get the most accessible, useful information possible on your new iMac with iMac Portable Genius, Fourth Edition.

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Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xxiii

chapter 1 What’s the Best Way to Get Started with My iMac? 2

chapter 2 How Can I Set Up My iMac for Multiple Users? 48

chapter 3 How Can I Get the Most Out of the Finder? 90

chapter 4 How Do I Set Up a Local Network? 122

chapter 5 How Can I Use My iMac as an Entertainment Center? 164

chapter 6 What Can I Do with My Digital Images and Music? 178

chapter 7 How Can I Use My iMac to Keep in Touch? 212

chapter 8 How Can I Use My iMac to Get Organized? 240

chapter 9 How Can I Telecommute and Work Efficiently on My iMac? 264

chapter 10 What Are the Best Applications for My iMac? 292

chapter 11 How Can I Run Windows Programs and Games on My iMac? 310

chapter 12 How Can I Make My iMac Run Faster and More Reliably? 334

chapter 13 How Can I Keep My iMac and My Files Safe? 370

Index 400

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Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 80 computing books, including all the previous editions of iMac Portable Genius. He also writes about the iPhone and iPad, Android tablets and phones, Windows, and Microsoft Office.

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