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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies



OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies

Mark L. Chambers

ISBN: 978-1-118-99090-2 October 2014 744 Pages

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Get the most out of the latest version of OS X

This reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in one complete package to give you all-access, easy-to-understand coverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most out of the latest OS X release from Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll learn the ins and outs of OS X basics, navigating and running programs, searching with Spotlight, having fun with Photo Booth, keeping in touch with Contacts, using Reminders, writing in Notes, setting up the Notification Center, customizing the OS X desktop, jamming with iTunes, organizing and tweaking photos with iPhoto, making movie magic with iMovie, turning your Mac into a DVD theater, publishing documents with Pages, chatting with Messages and FaceTime, letting your imagination run wild with iBooks, expanding your horizons with iCloud, and so much more.

Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendary elegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installed on every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. In OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get the best-of-the-best content from indispensable For Dummies books: Introducing OS X; Customizing and Sharing; The Digital hub; Using iWork; The Typical Internet Stuff; Networking in OS X; Expanding Your System; and Advanced OS X.

  • Goes well beyond the basics of how to use OS X
  • Covers the key features and tools essential for all users of OS X
  • Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal life more organized and fun

If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from a PC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newest version of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide will have you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with OS X 5

Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X 7

Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs 21

Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping 49

Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight 79

Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth 87

Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications 93

Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts and Maps 101

Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar 117

Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance 127

Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X 147

Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X 153

Book II: Customizing and Sharing 163

Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams 165

Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch 187

Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences 203

Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too? 247

Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts 255

Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit 269

Book III: The Digital Hub 277

Chapter 1: The World According to Apple 279

Chapter 2: Browsing Your Library with iTunes and iBooks 287

Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto 317

Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie 341

Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand 361

Chapter 6: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime 379

Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater 385

Book IV: Using iWork 393

Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages 395

Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 407

Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote 421

Book V: Typical Internet Stuff 433

Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet 435

Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail 441

Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime 467

Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud 487

Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari 493

Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online 511

Book VI: Networking in OS X 521

Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network 523

Chapter 2: Using Your Network 539

Chapter 3: Going Wireless 553

Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing 565

Book VII: Expanding Your System 577

Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy 579

Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir 591

Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire 603

Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer 609

Chapter 5: Applications That You’ve (Probably) Gotta Have 617

Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work 631

Book VIII: Advanced OS X 637

Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp 639

Chapter 2: And Unix Lurks Beneath 647

Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks 669

Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh 683

Index 695