Macs For Dummies, 12th Edition
By Edward C. Baig
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2013
Pages: 456

Learn to:

  • Set up your Mac, personalize the desktop, and navigate withMission Control
  • Browse the web, keep in touch via e-mail, and makeFaceTime® calls
  • Get the most from OS X® and create cool projectswith iLife®
  • Set up a network and keep your Mac safe

Intrigued by your new Mac? Explore all its great features withthis handy guide

Got a brand new Mac? Switching from a PC? Congratulations!Consider this book your welcome basket. Discover how to work withLaunchpad, have fun with Photo Booth, find amazing apps in the MacApp Store, automate frequent tasks, share photos with friends,connect with Game Center, and more. Get started right here.

  • Picking your Apple — compare the different desktop andlaptop models to choose your perfect match
  • Getting to your Apple's core — power on, navigate thedesktop and menus, master the mouse, and connect toperipherals
  • Tame your cat — make friends with OS X, manage files andfolders, and create and print documents
  • Surfin' Safari — set up your Internet connection ande-mail, manage spam, surf the web with Safari, and chit-chat withMessages and FaceTime®
  • Head in the iCloud — sync your music, photos, e-mail,contacts, and calendars with iCloud® and back up all yourstuff with Time Machine®
  • Living the iLife — organize and edit photos withiPhoto®, stay entertained with iTunes®, and expressyourself with iMovie® and GarageBand®
  • Can't say goodbye — see how to install and runWindows® on your Mac with Boot Camp

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up user accounts and configure your Mac
  • Details on syncing your stuff with iCloud
  • Tips for staying safe online
  • Steps for setting up a network
  • How to connect to Facebook, Twitter, and other socialnetworks
  • Ways to stay organized with Notes, Notifications, andReminders
  • Helpful troubleshooting advice
  • Ten nifty things your Mac can do
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