Your all-in-one guide to unleashing your Mac’s full potential
It’s a Mac world out there. But if you haven’t read the instruction manual, you may be neglecting some of your computer’s coolest features. Turn to Macs All-in-One For Dummies’ jam-packed guide to access the incredible tools within your computer. With this fully updated reference, you will learn how to use Launchpad and Mission Control; protect your Mac; back up and restore data with Time Machine; sync across devices in iCloud; import, organize, and share photos; direct in iMovie; compose in GarageBand; and so much more. The possibilities are endless with such a powerful tool.
- Includes 6 minibooks: Mac Basics, Online Communications, Beyond the Basics, Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center, Taking Care of Business, and Mac Networking
- Walks you through setting up and sending e-mail, surfing the web with Safari, organizing your files and folders, connecting to a network, creating Reminders and Notifications, finding your way with Maps, staying organized with Calendar and Notes, and customizing your Mac just the way you want it
- Features updated coverage of OS X Mavericks, the latest Macintosh computers, the newest versions of iLife and iWork, and noteworthy trends and tools on the market for this fourth edition
Whether you’re new to the Apple craze or a dedicated Mac user from the onset, there’s something for everyone in this bestselling guide to making friends with your Mac.
From the Back Cover
5 BOOKS IN 1 Mac Basics Online Communications Beyond the Basics Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center Taking Care of Business Heres your guide to getting started, getting creative, and getting to work with your Mac Whether youre getting your first Mac or youve been a Mac user for years, theres something in this guide for you. Mac newcomers will learn to set up the Mac, use the Finder, and connect to the Internet. Mac veterans will get the skinny on features that go beyond the basics, including firewall configuration, running Windows on a Mac, and so much more! Dive in get started with the basics, including starting up, putting the computer to sleep, navigating the interface, and understanding the Mac approach to files and folders Customize find out how to change the desktop, customize the screen saver, adjust sounds, and much more Connect browse the web, use e–mail, chat with Messages and FaceTime, and move around with Maps Beyond the basics back up and restore data, protect against local and remote threats, network your Mac, and get tips on maintenance and troubleshooting Thats entertainment listen to music, watch movies, play online games, read iBooks, make music with GarageBand, and much more Take care of business manage contacts, stay on schedule with Calendar, and use the Mac productivity suite to get more done Open the book and find: How to set up and configure your Mac for optimal performance Tips on the Mac user interface and making customizations The skinny on networking and Wi–Fi How to get work done with iWork Info on using e–mail, Messages, FaceTime, and more How to use iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iTunes Details on running Windows on your Mac