MacBook All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Mark L. Chambers
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2011
Pages: 816

At home or on the road, your MacBook can do it all — this book shows you how!

Don't let its slim good looks fool you; your MacBook packs the power of a desktop, and this book helps you get the most from your MacBook. Learn the basics about using and maintaining your MacBook, work with Mac OS X Lion, use the iWork and iLife productivity suites, get apps from the App Store, and cruise the web from anywhere.

  • MacBook basics — choose the MacBook that suits your needs, set it up, customize your preferences, and organize files and folders
  • Tame your Lion — learn your way around Mac OS X Lion, navigate with Mission Control, and find anything with Spotlight
  • Make it your own — give your desktop your personal touch, set up multiuser accounts, and share documents with others
  • iLife's pleasures — enjoy iLife, where photos, movies, music, and your very own website all hang out
  • Got work? — get things done the Mac way with Pages desktop publishing, Numbers spreadsheets, and Keynote presentations
  • Surf, share, socialize — browse the web with Safari®, store and sync all your files in iCloud, e-mail, social network, and video call with FaceTime
  • Network with me — set up a network, go wireless, and use AirPort Extreme
  • More power to you — see how to add memory and connect hard drives and printers using Thunderbolt, FireWire, and USB
  • Under the hood — explore custom scripts and tweaks to get more from your MacBook

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up and personalize your MacBook for the way you work
  • Advice on navigating with Mission Control and Launchpad
  • Steps for setting up a wireless network
  • How to use iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, iTunes, and iWeb
  • Tips for controlling your MacBook with your voice
  • Important security advice
  • How to sync photos, docs, music, and more with iCloud
  • Troubleshooting solutions for your MacBook


  • Say Hello to Your MacBook
  • Using Mac OS X
  • Customizing and Sharing
  • Going Mobile with iLife
  • iWork for the Road Warrior
  • Typical Internet Stuff
  • Networking in Mac OS X
  • Expanding Your System
  • Advanced Mac OS X
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