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OS X Mavericks For Dummies

OS X Mavericks For Dummies

Bob LeVitus

ISBN: 978-1-118-69188-5

Nov 2013

480 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies

Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do.

  • Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure

Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with OS X Mavericks 7

Chapter 1: OS X Mavericks 101 (Prerequisites: None) 9

Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My!) 23

Chapter 3: Have It Your Way 47

Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock? 73

Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop 93

Part II: Mavericks Taming (Or "Organization for Smart People") 127

Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 129

Chapter 7: Four Terrific Timesaving Tools 171

Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks 195

Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life 199

Part III: Do Unto Mavericks: Getting Things Done 215

Chapter 10: (Inter)Networking 217

Chapter 11: Communications Made Easy 233

Chapter 12: The Musical Mac 269

Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac 287

Chapter 14: Words and Letters 303

Part IV: Mastering Your Mavericks 313

Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 315

Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 331

Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work 365

Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Mavericks 387

Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 389

Chapter 19: Utility Chest 405

Chapter 20: Troubleshooting OS X 417

Part VI: The Part of Tens 427

Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 429

Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks 439

Index 447

Upgrade Appendix