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Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

ISBN: 978-1-118-82586-0 April 2014 864 Pages


Your all-in-one guide to unleashing your Mac’s full potential

It’s a Mac world out there. But if you haven’t read the instruction manual, you may be neglecting some of your computer’s coolest features. Turn to Macs All-in-One For Dummies’ jam-packed guide to access the incredible tools within your computer. With this fully updated reference, you will learn how to use Launchpad and Mission Control; protect your Mac; back up and restore data with Time Machine; sync across devices in iCloud; import, organize, and share photos; direct in iMovie; compose in GarageBand; and so much more. The possibilities are endless with such a powerful tool.

  • Includes 6 minibooks: Mac Basics, Online Communications, Beyond the Basics, Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center, Taking Care of Business, and Mac Networking
  • Walks you through setting up and sending e-mail, surfing the web with Safari, organizing your files and folders, connecting to a network, creating Reminders and Notifications, finding your way with Maps, staying organized with Calendar and Notes, and customizing your Mac just the way you want it
  • Features updated coverage of OS X Mavericks, the latest Macintosh computers, the newest versions of iLife and iWork, and noteworthy trends and tools on the market for this fourth edition

Whether you’re new to the Apple craze or a dedicated Mac user from the onset, there’s something for everyone in this bestselling guide to making friends with your Mac.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Mac Basics 7

Chapter 1: Starting to Use Your Mac 9

Chapter 2: Getting Acquainted with the Mac User Interface 25

Chapter 3: Making Your First Connections 59

Chapter 4: Working with Files and Folder81

Chapter 5: Managing Apps on the Dock, Launchpad, and Desktop 121

Chapter 6: Changing How Your Mac Looks, Sounds, and Feels 159

Book II: Online Communications 197

Chapter 1: Browsing the Web with Safari 199

Chapter 2: Corresponding with Mail 241

Chapter 3: Chatting with Messages and FaceTime 279

Chapter 4: Moving Around with Maps 309

Book III: Beyond the Basics 321

Chapter 1: Backing Up and Restoring Your Data 323

Chapter 2: Protecting Your Mac against Local and Remote Threats 343

Chapter 3: Networking Your Mac and Connecting Peripherals 377

Chapter 4: Sharing Files and Resources on a Network 395

Chapter 5: Running Windows on a Mac 413

Chapter 6: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 425

Book IV: Your Mac as Multimedia Entertainment Center 441

Chapter 1: Tuning In and Listening with iTunes 443

Chapter 2: Watching Videos and Movies on Your Ma 483

Chapter 3: Importing, Viewing, Organizing, and Sharing Photos 505

Chapter 4: Making Movies with iMovie 551

Chapter 5: Making Your Own Kind of Music with GarageBand 585

Chapter 6: Reading, Listening, and Learning on Your Mac 607

Book V: Taking Care of Business 621

Chapter 1: Managing Contacts 623

Chapter 2: Staying on Schedule with Calendar 645

Chapter 3: Creating Documents with Pages 675

Chapter 4: Presenting with Keynote 713

Chapter 5: Crunching with Numbers 757

Chapter 6: Getting the Most Out of iWork 787

Index 797