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Macs For Dummies, 14th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-23961-1
416 pages
May 2016
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Take a bite out of all your Mac has to offer with this bestselling guide

So, you joined the cool kids club and bought a Mac. Kudos! Now, do you dare admit to your sophisticated Mac mates that you still need some help figuring out how it works? No worries, Macs For Dummies is here to help! In full color for the first time ever, the latest edition of this long-running bestseller takes the guesswork out of working with your new Mac, providing easy-to-follow, plain-English answers to every possible question in the book!

Whether you're trying to figure out the basics of getting around the OS X interface, learning the ins and outs of turning your Mac into a sleek productivity tool, or anything in between, Mac For Dummies makes it fast and easy to navigate your way around your new Apple computer. You'll get the know-how to rocket into cyberspace, browse the Web, send messages, back up files to the Cloud, deal with security issues, get productive with leading Mac apps, and have fun with one-stop shopping for music, movies, and media.

  • Navigate OS X El Capitan with confidence and ease
  • Use your Mac to power your audio and video systems
  • Add your Mac to your home network
  • Troubleshoot common problems when your Mac starts misbehaving

Fully updated to cover the latest hardware and software releases, Macs For Dummies offers everything you need to get your geek on—and make your Mac your minion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Macs 5

CHAPTER 1: Adventuring into the Mac World 7

CHAPTER 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac 13

CHAPTER 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple 33

CHAPTER 4: Here a Mac, There a Mac, Everywhere a Mac Mac 61

Part 2: Mac Daily Dealings 71

CHAPTER 5: Making the Mac Your Own 73

CHAPTER 6: El Capitan: No More Feline Fetish 99

CHAPTER 7: Handling All That Busy Work 109

CHAPTER 8: Printing and Scanning 133

Part 3: Rocketing into Cyberspace 143

CHAPTER 9: Stairway to the Internet 145

CHAPTER 10: Delivering the Goods on Email 167

CHAPTER 11: Schmoozing, Shopping, and Moving in Cyberspace 191

CHAPTER 12: Mounting a Defense Strategy 221

Part 4: Getting an iLife 237

CHAPTER 13: Living in an iTunes Nation 239

CHAPTER 14: Taking a Photos Close-Up 267

CHAPTER 15: iMovie and GarageBand: The Show Must Go On 295

Part 5: The Creepy Geeky Section 329

CHAPTER 16: Networking Madness 331

CHAPTER 17: Handling Trouble in Paradise 343

CHAPTER 18: Surviving in a Windows World 359

Part 6: The Part of Tens 367

CHAPTER 19: Ten Indispensable Mac Websites 369

CHAPTER 20: Ten Things to Leave You With 373

Index 383

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Author Information

Edward C. Baig is the personal technology columnist for USA Today, where he reviews the latest gadgets and reports on tech trends. Ed is the author of the previous edition of Macs For Dummies and coauthor of iPhone For Dummies and iPad For Dummies.

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