Macs For Dummies

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-25
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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What the book covers: setting up your Mac, navigating the Mac desktop, mastering the Dock, customizing your Mac, making OS X work your way, understanding icons, folders, and windows, printing, scanning, and faxing, getting online and browsing the web with Safari, setting up e-mail accounts, making video calls with FaceTime, making the most out of music, photos, and movies with the iLife applications, chatting with iMessage, staying in sync with iCloud, backing up your computer via Time Machine, staying connected with Notification Center, exploring blogs and social networking sites, getting organized with Reminders, setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac, troubleshooting, and more. Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than twenty years.

Author Biography

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Tech columnist for USA TODAY and makes regular appearances in USA TODAY videos. Ed is also the coauthor of several books including iPad mini For Dummies, iPhone For Dummies, and iPad For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Macs  5

Chapter 1: Adventuring into the Mac World 7

Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac 13

Chapter 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple 31

Chapter 4: Here a Mac, There a Mac, Everywhere a Mac Mac 59

Part II: Mac Daily Dealings  71

Chapter 5: Making the Mac Your Own 73

Chapter 6: Apple’s Feline Fetish 99

Chapter 7: Handling All That Busy Work 111

Chapter 8: Printing and Faxing 135

Part III: Rocketing into Cyberspace 147

Chapter 9: Stairway to the Internet 149

Chapter 10: Delivering the Goods on E-Mail 175

Chapter 11: Caught Up in the Web 199

Chapter 12: Joining iCloud, the Club That Will Have You for a Member 231

Chapter 13: Mounting a Defense Strategy 243

Part IV: Getting an iLife  257

Chapter 14: Living in an iTunes Nation 259

Chapter 15: Taking an iPhoto Close-Up 287

Chapter 16: Shooting an iMovie Screen Test 323

Chapter 17: The Show Must Go On 347

Part V: The Creepy Geeky Section  365

Chapter 18: Networking Madness 367

Chapter 19: Surviving in a Windows World 379

Chapter 20: Handling Trouble in Paradise 387

Part VI: The Part of Tens  403

Chapter 21: Ten Clever Dashboard Widgets 405

Chapter 22: Ten Indispensable Mac Websites 411

Index  415

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