MacBook for Dummies

ISBN-10: 1118209206

ISBN-13: 9781118209202

Edition: 4th 2012

Authors: Mark L. Chambers

List price: $17.99
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What the book covers: MacBook basics, getting acquainted with OS X Lion, personalizing your Desktop, working with files and folders, navigating with LaunchPad and Mission Control, searching with Spotlight, using the Safari browser to surf the web, keeping in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video chat, road warrior rules to follow, finding awesome apps in the Mac App Store, syncing in the iCloud, working with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb, getting productive with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, working well with networks, getting connected to wireless devices, sharing access and information, troubleshooting common problems, adding new stuff to your MacBook, completing routine housekeeping chores, and more.Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for twenty years.
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List price: $17.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

What's Really Required
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
A Final Word
Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!
Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need
An Overview of Your Mac Laptop
Meet the MacBooks
Location, Location, Location!
Unpacking and Connecting Your Laptop
Great, a Lecture about Handling My Laptop
An Overview of Mac Software Goodness
Other Stuff That Nearly Everyone Wants
Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse
Tales of the On Button
Mark's Favorite Signs of a Healthy Laptop
You're Not Going to Lecture about Batteries, Are You?
Setting Up and Registering Your Laptop
Importing Stuff from Another Mac
Importing Stuff from Windows (If You Must)
The Laptop Owner's Introduction to OS X
Your Own Personal Operating System
And Just in Case You Need Help
Shaking Hands with OSX
Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such
Using the All-Powerful Finder
Wait a Second: Where the Heck Are the Mouse Buttons?
Launching and Quitting Applications with Aplomb
Juggling Folders and Icons
Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts to Fame and Fortune
Performing Tricks with Finder Windows
Getting to the Heart of Mountain Lion
Home, Sweet Home Folder
Personalizing Your Desktop
Customizing the Dock Just So
What's with the Trash?
Working Magic with Mission Control and the Dashboard
Printing in OSX
A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences
An Explanation - in English, No Less
Locating That Certain Special Setting
Popular Preference Panes Explained
Sifting through Your Stuff
A Not-So-Confusing Introduction to Spotlight
Other Search Tools Are Available, Too
With Widgets, the Internet Is Your Resource
Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications
Remind Me to Use Reminders
Taking Notes the Mountain Lion Way
Staying Current with Notification Center
Connecting and Communicating
Let's Go on Safari!
Pretend You've Never Used This Thing
Visiting Websites
Navigating the Web
Setting Up Your Home Page
Adding and Using Bookmarks
Downloading Files
Using History
Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends
Saving Web Pages
Protecting Your Privacy
iCIoud Is Made for MacBooks
So How Does iCIoud Work, Anyway?
Configuring iCIoud
Managing Your iCIoud Storage
Your Laptop Goes Multiuser
Once Upon a Time (an Access Fairy Tale)
Big-Shot Administrator Stuff
Mundane Chores for the Multiuser Laptop
Working Well with Networks
What Exactly Is the Network Advantage?
Should You Go Wired or Wireless?
Be a Pal - Share Your Internet!
What Do I Need to Connect?
Connecting to the Network
Use Your Firewall!
Spreading the Word with Messages and Face Time
Configuring Messages
Working with Messages
Changing Modes in Messages
Will You Be My Buddy?
Chat! Chat, I Say!
Conversing with iMessages
Sharing Screens with Aplomb
Sending Files with Messages
Eliminating the Riffraff
Adding Visual Effects
Conversing with FaceTime
Living the iLife
The Multimedia Joy of iTunes
What Can I Play on iTunes?
Playing an Audio CD
Playing Digital Audio and Video
Keeping Slim Whitman and Slim Shady Apart: Organizing with Playlists
Know Your Songs
Ripping Audio Files
Tweaking the Audio for Your Ears
A New Kind of Radio Station
iSending iStuff to iPod
Sharing Media across a Network
Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Discs
Feasting on iTunes Visuals
Exercising Parental Authority
Buying Digital Media the Apple Way
The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto
Delving into iPhoto
Working with Images in iPhoto
Producing Your Own Coffee-Table Masterpiece
Putting Photo Stream to Work
Making Film History with iMovie
Shaking Hands with the iMovie Window
A Bird's-Eye View of Moviemaking
Importing the Building Blocks
Building the Cinematic Basics
Creating an Honest-to-Goodness Movie Trailer
Sharing Your Finished Classic with Others
Recording Your Hits with GarageBand
Shaking Hands with Your Band
Composing and Podcasting Made Easy
Automatic Composition with Magic GarageBand
Sharing Your Songs and Podcasts
Getting Productive with iWork
Desktop Publishing with Pages
Creating a New Pages Document
Opening an Existing Pages Document
Saving Your Work
Touring the Pages Window
Entering and Editing Text
Using Text and Graphics Boxes
The Three Amigos: Cut, Copy, and Paste
Formatting Text the Easy Way
Adding a Spiffy Table
Adding Alluring Photos
Adding a Background Shape
Are You Sure about That Spelling?
Printing Your Pages Documents
Sharing That Poster with Others
Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
Before You Launch Numbers…
Creating a New Numbers Document
Opening an Existing Spreadsheet File
Save Those Spreadsheets!
Exploring the Numbers Window
Navigate and Select Cells in a Spreadsheet
Entering and Editing Data in a Spreadsheet
Selecting the Correct Number Format
Aligning Cell Text Just So
Format with Shading
Insert and Delete Rows and Columns
The Formula Is Your Friend
Adding Visual Punch with a Chart
Building Presentations with Keynote
Creating a New Keynote Project
Opening a Keynote Presentation
Saving Your Presentation
Putting Keynote to Work
Adding Slides
Working with Text and Graphics Boxes
Adding and Editing Slide Text
Formatting Slide Text for the Perfect Look
Using Notes in Your Project
Every Good Presentation Needs Media
Adding a Background Shape
Creating Your Keynote Slideshow
Printing Your Slides and Notes
Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining
When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad
Repeat after Me: Yes, I Am a Tech!
Step-by-Step Laptop Troubleshooting
Okay, I Kicked It, and It Still Won't Work
Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop
More Memory Will Help
Considering a Hard Drive Upgrade?
A List of Dreamy Laptop Add-Ons
Tackling the Housekeeping
Cleaning Unseemly Data Deposits
Backing Up Your Treasure
Maintaining Hard Drive Health
Automating Those Mundane Chores
Updating OS X Automatically
The Part of Tens
Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow
Keep Your Laptop in a Bag
Maximize Your RAM
Install a Tracker Application
Keepest Thy Drive Encrypted
Brand Your MacBook
Disable Your Wireless
Bring a Surge Protector with You
Use Power-Saving Features
Use an External Keyboard and Mouse
Not Again! What Is It with You and Backing Up?
Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague
USB 1.1 Storage Devices
Phishing Operations
Oddly Shaped Optical Discs
Submerged Keyboards
Antiquated Utility Software
Software Piracy
The Forbidden Account
Unsecured Wireless Connections
Refurbished Hardware
Dirty Laptops
Bonus Chapter 1: Putting Bluetooth to Work
Bonus Chapter 2: Running Windows with Boot Camp
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