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Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-24573-5
336 pages
August 2016
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Your ticket to entering the exciting world of Macs!

If you've always thought computers were too complicated and intimidating, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Written and designed with your unique needs in mind, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to experience all your Apple computer has to offer. In no time, you'll find out how to stay connected with family and friends, explore the Internet, create and print documents, watch your favorite movies, get apps from the App Store, and so much more.

From advice on which Mac you should buy to getting started with set up and configurations, this hands-on, accessible guide covers everything needed to help you make the most of your new computer. You'll learn how to customize OS X El Capitan, work with files and folders, connect to a printer, use Safari to browse the web, and keep in touch through social media—and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Set up your Mac and move around the desktop
  • Make FaceTime calls and send emails
  • Store photos and files using iCloud
  • Play videos, music, and games

With the help of Macs For Seniors For Dummies, you'll soon discover that you don't have to be a millennial to make a Mac your minion!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: Buying and Setting Up Your Mac 7

CHAPTER 1: Buying a Mac 9

CHAPTER 2: Setting Up Your Mac 23

Part 2: Getting Started with Your Mac 45

CHAPTER 3: Getting Around the Mac Desktop 47

CHAPTER 4: Customizing El Capitan 77

CHAPTER 5: Working with Files and Folders 97

CHAPTER 6: Working with Printers and Scanners 117

CHAPTER 7: Getting Help 125

Part 3: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software 133

CHAPTER 8: Creating Documents with Pages 135

CHAPTER 9: Working with Numbers 153

CHAPTER 10: Getting the Most from Photos 169

CHAPTER 11: Enjoying Music, Video, and Podcasts 185

CHAPTER 12: Playing Games in El Capitan 201

Part 4: Exploring the Internet 209

CHAPTER 13: Understanding Internet Basics 211

CHAPTER 14: Browsing the Web with Safari 229

CHAPTER 15: Using Mail 249

CHAPTER 16: Connecting with People Online 271

Part 5: Taking Care of Your Computer 287

CHAPTER 17: Protecting El Capitan 289

CHAPTER 18: Maintaining Your Mac 299

Index 307

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Author Information

Mark L. Chambers is a major Mac fan who's been a technical author, computer consultant, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 30 years. Currently a full-time writer and tech editor, he has authored more than 30 computer books, including MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition, iMac For Dummies, 9th Edition, and OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies.

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