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Macs All-in-One For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Joe Hutsko , Barbara Boyd
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The ultimate beginner resource for learning the key features and tools of your Mac

Macs are easy to use, but this guide helps you take advantage of all the cool features and make the most of your Mac. Fully updated, it covers the newest operating system, as well as the latest versions of iLife and iWork. The featured minibooks introduce you to Mac basics; photos, music, and movies; the Internet; other Mac programs; timesaving tips with a Mac; and Mac networking.

  • Serves as an ideal resource for those switching to a Mac from a PC as well as for Mac users who are upgrading
  • Helps you set up and customize your Mac and get to know the Mac way
  • Explains how to get online, surf with Safari, and send and receive e-mail
  • Covers working with photos, music, and movies, as well as crunching numbers and creating presentations with iWork
  • Explores setting up a network, running Windows on a Mac via Bootcamp, and automating your Mac
  • Provides troubleshooting tips and advice on protecting your Mac

Macs All-in-One For Dummies, 3nd Edition gives you the full scoop on using all the cool Mac features.

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From the Back Cover

Get started, get working, be happy with your Mac.

This 6-in-1 guide makes it easy!

Got a new Mac or recently upgraded? The six books in this value-packed, all-in-one guide give you the 411 on your Mac, no matter which model you own. From plugging it in to plugging yourself into the Internet, you'll soon be multi- touching your way to getting things done and having fun with your Mac!

  • Be a startup guru — get acquainted with the Mac's Finder, Mission Control, and Launchpad, and the multitouch gestures

  • Get to the core — install and run programs, understand icons, folders, and windows, and customize your preferences

  • Correspondence course — communicate with e-mail, instant message with iChat, and video-chat with FaceTime

  • What are you syncing about? — sync all your devices with iCloud and back up and restore your data with Time Machine®

  • Music, movies, and more — be the iLife of the party with iTunes, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie

  • Get creative — edit your photos, compose music, and build your own website

  • Mac at work — get right to business with Pages®, Numbers®, Keynote®, Address Book, and iCal®

  • Do the network thing — set up a network, go wireless, share files and resources, and connect to Bluetooth® devices

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up and configure your Mac

  • Tips for syncing your stuff with iCloud

  • How to use iPhoto®, iMovie®, iDVD®, GarageBand®, iTunes®, and iWeb

  • Steps for networking your Macs

  • How to work with iWork®

  • Helpful maintenance and troubleshooting advice

  • Details about running Windows® on your Mac

  • Valuable information on making and storing backups

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  • Mac® Basics

  • Online Communications

  • Beyond the Basics

  • Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center

  • Taking Care of Business

  • Mac Networking

About the Author

Joe Hutsko worked at Apple from 1984 to 1988. Since then he has written about computers, gadgets, video games, trends, and high-tech movers and shakers for numerous publications and websites. Barbara Boyd worked at Apple from 1985 to 1990 and currently writes about food, gardens, travel, and technology. They are also the authors of iPhone All-in-One For Dummies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 43698 KB
  • Print Length: 888 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (February 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007A3NORQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great manual March 24, 2013
By rosiek
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Having just changed from a PC to a Mac, I have needed help and this book is set out really well and is very easy to follow. I had borrowed a copy from the public library but decided I needed my own copy. Very happy with this purchase!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource! February 18, 2013
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This is an excellent resource. It is perfect for entry level users. The index has been quite helpful when trying to locate quick answers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent find May 5, 2014
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The book arrived in better condition than I expected and was extremely helpful. I highly recommend this book for the individual who is starting on their first Mac as I am.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference March 1, 2014
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I always come back to this book when I have an issue. It is worth the money. New edition coming in 2014.
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3.0 out of 5 stars There is some very useful information in this book. February 15, 2014
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The book is useful for sure but I think you can also google a lot of the the information too. So it jsut comes down to whether you have some extra cash laying around you don't mind spending on this kind of material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yay Dummies! March 2, 2013
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I don't know what I'd do without Dummies books. Have bought several and they don;t disappoint.

This one doesn't have all the newest iMac info though. But it's a good basic start on how to use your new iMac.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Macs All in One for Dummies February 10, 2013
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Has proven a great help to me. It is always nearby when I run into a problem. Has helped me to learn some moves I could not find in other 'help' pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! February 9, 2013
By Jodie
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As a long time PC owner wanting to make the transition to the Mac World, this book helped me tremendously. In just a short time, I was able to work my new MacBook Pro, like a Pro. I have to give a tremendous credit to this book and highly recommend it to first time users everywhere.
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