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Author: Edward C Baig
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2009.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Whether you're thinking of switching to a Macintosh computer, are looking into the latest Apple products, or have a Mac and want to learn about Mac OS X Leopard, then Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition will get you going. Here you'll learn all about how to compare the different desktop and laptop models to choose your perfect match, make Mac OS X Leopard work your way, use the new iLife 2008 digital  Read more...
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Baig, Edward C.
Macs for dummies.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Pub. ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], ©2009
(OCoLC)285209509
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C Baig
ISBN: 9780470456750 0470456752 9780470456781 0470456787
OCLC Number: 608623379
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 386 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
About this book --
Conventions used in this book --
How this book is organized --
Part 1: Freshman Year At Drag-And-Drop Tech --
Part 2: Mac Daily Dealings --
Part 3: Rocketing Into Cyberspace --
Part 4: Getting An Ilife --
Part 5: Creepy Geeky Section --
Part 6: Part Of Tens --
Icons used in this book --
Where to go from here --
Part 1: Freshman Year At Drag-And-Drop Tech --
1: Adventuring into the Mac World --
Mac-spectacular computing --
Communicating with your Mac --
Living the ilife --
Reaching outside the box --
Staying safe and trouble-free --
2: Nuts and bolts of your Mac --
Turning on and tuning in your Mac --
Mousing around the interface --
Knowing what's handy about the keyboard --
Storing stuff on the hard drive --
Memory essentials, or RAM on --
Locating the common ports and connectors --
3: Getting to the core of the Apple --
Navigating the Mac desktop --
Clicking the menu bar --
Understanding icons, folders, and windows --
What's up dock? --
Gaggle of freebie programs --
4: Here a Mac, there a Mac, everywhere a Mac Mac --
Intel's inside? --
Big Mac or little Mac? the laptop versus desktop decision --
If a desktop is you poison --
Going mobile --
Taming the trackpad --
Keeping your notebook juiced --
Part 2: Mac Daily Dealings --
5: Making the Mac your own --
Establishing user accounts --
Entering the photo booth --
Using parental controls: when father (or mother) knows best --
Lowdown on logging on --
Letting someone go --
Changing appearances --
Tidying up with expose --
Getting spaced out --
System preferences: choosing priorities --
6: Apple's feline fetish --
How many new feature? let me count the ways --
Searching with spotlight --
Fiddling with dashboard widgets --
Unleashing automator --
7: Handling all that busy work --
Form and function: the essentials of word processing --
Creating a document --
Selecting text in a document --
Dragging and dropping --
Cutting and pasting --
Changing the font --
Formatting your document --
Saving your work --
Making revisions --
Talking out the trash --
Never mind: retrieving what you've tossed --
Making an alias --
8: Printing and faxing --
Choosing a printer --
Connecting and activating a printer --
Ready set print --
When printers stop printing --
Hooking up a scanner --
Turning the Mac into a fax machine --
Part 3: Rocketing Into Cyberspace --
9: Stairway to the internet --
Dialing in --
Taking the broadband express --
Let me in --
Going on a safari --
Using an alternative browser --
Skinny on search engines --
10: Going postal over e-mail --
Understanding e-mail --
Worldwide e-mail exchange --
Setting up a new e-mail account --
Before you click send --
Managing the flood of incoming mail --
Making the most of your mail --
Taking note (and to-dos) --
11: Caught up in the web --
Chat rooms --
Communicating one-on-one: instant messaging --
Having an online voice --
Social networking --
Virtual meet market --
Buying stuff online --
2: Joining MobileMe, the club that will have you for a member --
Why belong? --
Setting up mobile me on your Mac --
Idisk backups in the sky --
Other backup methods --
Mobileme mail --
Back to my Mac --
Sharing your digital masterpieces --
13: Mounting a defense strategy --
Truth about internet security --
Firewalls --
Filevault --
Password management: the key to keychains --
Loggin in and logging out --
Entering a time machine --
Part 4: Getting An iLife --
14: Living in an iTunes nation --
Choosing your ipod --
Itunes: the great Mac jukebox --
Managing your music --
Finding music (andmore) online --
Itunes: more than just music --
15: Taking an iPhoto close-up --
Getting pictures into the computer --
Finding and organizing images --
Touching up your photos --
Admiring and sharing pictures --
MobileMe gallery --
Iphoto meet iweb --
Preserving your digital shoebox --16: Shooting an iMovie screen test --
Shooting your oscar winner --
From here to eternity: camcorder to imovie --
Mastering post-production --
Sharing your blockbuster --
When imovie and idvd get together --
Burn baby burn --
17: Show must go on --
Forming a garageband --
Magic garageband --
Creating podcasts --
Sharing your work --
Part 5: Creepy Geeky Section --
18: Networking madness --
Networking done right --
Let's share --
Brushing up on bluetooth --
19: Surviving in a windows world --
What Mac and windows have in common --
Making the switch --
Enlisting in boot camp --
Parallels (and fusion) universe --
20: Handling trouble in paradise --
Cranky computer --
Frozen computer or program --
Disk utility --
Startup problems --
Reinstalling OS X --
Reinstalling OS 9 --
Common fixes to other problems --
Useful routine maintenance --
Summoning outside help --
Part 6: Part Of Tens --
21: Ten clever dashboard widgets --
Cocktail --
Countdown plus --
Gas --
Hurricane tracker --
Istat pro --
Movies --
Pearlyrics/sing that itune --
Send SMS --
Wikipedia --
Word of the day --
22: Ten indispensable Mac web sites --
Appleinsider --
Macfixit --
MacOSX hints --
Macrumors --
Macsurfer --
Macworld --
Other world computing --
Unofficial apple weblog --
Version tracker --
And last but not least, apple-com --
23: Ten things to leave you with --
Remote madness --
If math moves you --
Speaking another language --
Zip it in the bud --
FYI on FTP --
Screen capture --
Watching TV on a Mac --
Reading magazines --
Would you like to play a game of chess? --
Speech recognition --
Index.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Macintosh methodologies in theory and practice
Responsibility: by Edward C. Baig.
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