Imac for Dummies

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-10
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer-now updated and revised throughout! Big, fast, beautiful, and easy to use; the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its high performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is an awesome machine. With its fun, friendly, and approachable style, iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition is an ideal way to get started with the basics. Youll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, video calling, and more. Covers the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, and the Mac App Store Shows you how to surf the web with Safari and keep in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video calling Details how to find and download videos, TV shows, and more on iTunes Gets you working with the newest versions of iLife and iWork Walks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and videos Explains how iCloud keeps everything, from your music to your documents, in sync Delves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless network Reviews troubleshooting tips and tricks Shows you how to automate mundane tasks With iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition, youll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!

Author Biography

Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 30 years — pushing computers and their uses far beyond "normal" performance limits for decades now. His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984 when he bought his lightning-fast 300 BPS modem for his Atari 400. Now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Know Your iMac 7

Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird 9

Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life! 25

Chapter 3: Introducing the Apple of Your iMac 35

Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X 45

Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such 47

Chapter 5: A Plethora of Powerful Fun 69

Chapter 6: A Nerd’s Guide to System Preferences 85

Chapter 7: Searching amidst iMac Chaos 99

Part III: Connecting and Communicating 107

Chapter 8: Let’s Go on Safari! 109

Chapter 9: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud 127

Chapter 10: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers 131

Part IV: Living the iLife 143

Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 145

Chapter 12: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 175

Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie 199

Chapter 14: iDVD — Your DVD Movie Factory 221

Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 243

Chapter 16: Creating a Website with iWeb 265

Part V: Getting Productive with iWork and Other Tools 277

Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages 279

Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 291

Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote 305

Chapter 20: Creating a Multiuser iMac 319

Chapter 21: Building (Or Joining) a Network 337

Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining 359

Chapter 22: It Just . . . Sits . . . There 361

Chapter 23: I Want to Add Stuff 375

Chapter 24: Tackling the Housekeeping 385

Chapter 25: Running Windows on Your iMac 399

Part VII: The Part of Tens 407

Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac 409

Chapter 27: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 415

Index 421

Bonus Chapter on the Companion Website at www.dummies.com/go/imacfd7e BC1

Bonus Chapter: Communicating with That Bluetooth Guy BC1

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