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OS X Mavericks For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Bob LeVitus
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies

Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do.

  • Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure

Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Master the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control
  • Work with Notifications, Tags, Messages, Maps, and Reminders
  • Set up your e–mail, surf the web, and make FaceTime calls


Unleash the power of OS X Mavericks and make the most of your Mac

Want to hang ten with Mavericks? Whether you′re new to Mac or a longtime Mac–thusiast, this friendly guide gets you up and running with Apple′s latest OS. Mac expert Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus helps you surf the Mavericks pipeline and find everything you need to make the most of this sleek operating system in no time!

  • The basics from the mouse and menus to the Desktop, the Dock, and Finder Tabs, learn how to surf through OS X safely and perform basic tasks
  • Slip into the pipe organize your info with files and folders, and your life with Notifications, Calendar, Contacts, and Mail
  • Surfin′ Safari set up your Internet connection and e–mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and chit–chat with Messages and FaceTime
  • Multimedia madness enjoy songs, movies, podcasts, photos, and videos, and create, print, and fax documents
  • Care and feeding set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections, back up files and update your software, and troubleshoot problems away

Open the book and find:

  • How to unclutter your Mac with Finder Tabs
  • Tips for setting up your keyboard, mouse, and trackpad
  • Advice on keeping things in sync with iCloud
  • Details about running Windows on your Mac
  • Ways to keep in touch using Messages and FaceTime
  • Ideas for managing appointments and projects with Reminders
  • Instructions for buying and reading e–books
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting solutions

About the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is among the world′s leading authorities on the iPad, iPhone, and OS X. He′s been one of the Mac community′s most trusted gurus for more than 25 years and has written or cowritten more than 60 books. He is also a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and The Mac Observer.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16944 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (9 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7Z5A9K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book 15 Feb. 2014
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I got this book as I am learning how to use a mac laptop computer with this operating system. The book is very good it starts very basic and works up from there. With in four weeks I was using the mac as if I had never used a Windows computer .
I am very pleased with this book because it has guided me through every step I had to learn to be able to use the mac laptop and also I was able to go back as many steps as I needed to to refresh my memory when I got stuck on any point. The way the book has been written I was also able to skip some bits as I could do them.

It came very well wrapped and early I was very pleased.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful and readable 26 Dec. 2013
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A good book to read if you are a novice or, like me, you'd sussed out 90% of the OS and wanted the gaps filled in. I'll pass it on to a friend now - it's not a book to keep on referring to once you've got from it what you want to know.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great help 14 Jan. 2014
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As with all "dummies" books there is a lot of information packed into it, it helps to make this operating system more friendly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good value 15 Mar. 2014
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very easy to understand for beginers made learning easier. would recommend to any one learning on a new apple computer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not full coverage 16 Feb. 2014
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It did not cover the parts that I required i.e. iPhoto and iMovie I required these elements for my use
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dummy 10 Mar. 2014
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This book has been a great help as are new to this operating system since buying our new Apple iMac
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Superb Book it's helping me understand my new imac no end. I have a few different books from the dummies series for different subjects. It doesn't matter what the subject matter is they're all superb!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I am new to iMacs . This book did n't answer many of my basic queries e.g. Why does the add widgets extra widgets section list many widgets that the computer does n't want to open (non-approved developers). How do I set a weekly alarm buzzer at a set time and day? Why is it so difficult to set up mail if using BT in the UK ?
Good on what it covers but considering many prospective customers will be Windows converts it could be a lot better.
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