The iMac For Dummies

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764506482

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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If you bought an iMac, you're unbelievably smart (and lucky). You've neatly eliminated most of the hassle, frustration, and annoyance that normally come with buying a computer. You've saved yourself some cash, while still getting a fast, state-of-the-art machine. In short, the iMac is the gadget that comes closest to fulfilling the vision of Apple founder Steve Jobs: to make a personal computer that's as easy to use as your toaster. So, if the iMac is so easy to use, then who needs a book about it? Well, despite all the free goodies that come with your iMac, an operations manual is not one of them. You need somewhere to turn when things go wrong, when you'd like to know what the add-on software does, or when you want to stumble onto the Internet for the first time. That's where The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition, steps in to help. Here's a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition: Setting up your new iMac and getting around in Mac OS 9 Understanding how all those gizmos inside the iMac case work Accomplishing what you want to do (imagine that!) Setting up your printer with your iMac Getting onto the Internet with AOL, and exploring the Web Having fun with the iMac's free software Making movies with iMovie Setting up your iMac for AirPort wireless networking Troubleshooting and Top Ten lists on the perfect iMac accessories and cool things your iMac can do So, if you've just picked up an iMac and you want to get up to speed quickly, or if you've been a Mac user for years and need some additional pointers, The iMac For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can get you on your way to making the most of your Mac experience.
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The Flat-Screen iMac For Dummies

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764516634

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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"...you'd be hard pressed to find a better no-brainer beginners guide to the iMac...a practical, inspirational introduction to the wonderful world of Macs for computing newbies...pretty near perfect..." —MacFormat Who doesn’t just love those flat-screen iMac machines? They look great. They work great, too — if you know how to take advantage of all the built-in features and capabilities. Ideal for graphic designers, schools/students, scientists, and anyone who wants to make the most of his new iMac, the latest edition of The Flat-Screen iMac For Dummies has approximately 35% new content. It begins with the basics, and covers: Getting on the Internet Making your way through all the free software included with the iMac, and making the most of it Creating CDs and DVDs Connecting other gadgets and gizmos to the iMac Troubleshooting Written by David Pogue, one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors with more than 2.5 million books in print, this book helps first time iMac users become productive quickly, and lets iMac veterans jump in and discover the newest features they can try out right away. Updated and expanded, the book gets you up to speed on: iDVD, and how to make DVD movies iMovie, a video editing application iPhoto, a digital photo editing tool iTunes, which lets you convert CD music into MP3 files It also includes a chapter, “Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know Your iMac Could Do” that not only gives you how-to, but also gives you ideas. That just might make you the coolest iMac master around!
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The iMac For Dummies Quick Reference

Author: Jennifer Watson

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764507182

Category: Computers

Page: 221

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If iMac, you can, too. Yes, using an iMac is simple. After you power up your very own piece of iCandy, you can quickly pick up on the basics with this ...For Dummies Quick Reference. You find that "navigating" means pointing your mouse's arrow and clicking, and that electronic file folders aren't really much different than the manila kind you used to put in a file cabinet. Soon, you'll be able to arrange your screen's desktop the way you want, set up files and print them, and move in and out of windows and software applications. Find out how to select files from a CD-ROM and use the Internet. And after you're comfortable with the basics, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing are all can-do-able with AppleWorks. The shortcut key commands listed in the last chapter, as any seasoned Mac user will tell you, are indispensable.
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac

Author: Hart-Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118157273

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 7785

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The perfect introduction for getting up and running and getting the most out of your iMac Apple's iMac is a sleek, all-in-one desktop. In a clear, easy-to-follow visual format, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac demonstrates everything you need to know about your new Apple iMac, from the iMac's features and capabilities to the most common peripherals you'll be using with it. Whether you're a total newbie to Macs and the Mac OS or an experienced user looking for expert tips to improve your experience, this book is your perfect guide. Takes you through the basics to get up and running with the iMac's plug-and-play simplicity Walks you through setting up a customized desktop, working with the OS, working with email, and troubleshooting and maintenance tricks that will extend the life of an iMac Explores such topics such as editing photos in iPhoto, creating award winning home movies with iMovie, and connecting all those cool devices like an iPhone or iPod so that readers can kick back and chill out with iTunes Shows you how to browse the web with Safari, use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong with your iMac With 450 rich, full color screenshots and illustrations, and straight-forward step-by-step instructions, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac will quickly make you comfortable with your iMac and help you master the advanced features that make the iMac so cool.
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MacBook For Dummies

Author: Mark L. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119417260

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Get the most out of your MacBook Your new MacBook is sleek and powerful, and this down-to-earth guide makes it easier than ever to navigate, personalize, and maximize what it can help you accomplish. From taking it out of the box and turning it on for the first time to file storage and security, to downloading apps and working with iCloud, MacBook For Dummies helps you discover—all in one place—everything your laptop can do. Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop around, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy you want showing you the ropes. Inside, he shows you how to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up email, hook into a network, transfer your important documents from another PC or Mac, and troubleshoot with ease. You'll also get the inside scoop on the fun stuff like FaceTime video calling, Messages, Reminders, photos, videos, music, the Mac App Store, and more. Explore the new OS X Be productive with Keynote and Pages Get creative with Photos and iMovie Find tips for maintenance and security Whether you're a PC convert or a seasoned Apple enthusiast, this book helps you get the most of your magnificent MacBook!
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Google Sites and Chrome For Dummies

Author: Ryan Teeter,Karl Barksdale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470470015

Category: Computers

Page: 460

View: 3497

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Curious about Google Sites and how team collaboration Web sites can help you share documents online from various locations? Curious about Google’s new Chrome browser? Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies has what you want to know! Today, Google is so much more than another word for “search.” Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies shows you how to create great collaborative Web sites with Google Sites and surf the Web with the super-fast Google Chrome browser. Find out how they work with other Google Apps, too. You’ll learn to: Take advantage of free hosting, free tools, and a simple, straightforward interface with Google Sites Set up a Google account or Google Apps account Create wiki sites that let coworkers collaborate on projects or keep family members up to date Use Google gadgets to keep track of projects, manage calendars and documents, or display photos Integrate documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other Google Apps into your site Work with Contact List, Google Talk, and Google Chat, and handle e-mail with Gmail Download and install the speedy Google Chrome browser Install browser plug-ins, enable offline access to Google Docs, and manage misbehaving tabs You’ll even find instructions and examples to help you plan sites for personal and business use, plus a sample college course site. With advice from Google Sites & Chrome For Dummies, you can make collaboration easy and have the high-speed Web at your fingertips.
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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Mark L. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118990900

Category: Computers

Page: 744

View: 993

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Get the most out of the latest version of OS X This reference combines eight content-rich minibooks in onecomplete package to give you all-access, easy-to-understandcoverage of the key features and tools needed to get the most outof the latest OS X release from Apple. In OS X YosemiteAll-in-One For Dummies, you'll learn the ins and outs of OS Xbasics, navigating and running programs, searching with Spotlight,having fun with Photo Booth, keeping in touch with Contacts, usingReminders, writing in Notes, setting up the Notification Center,customizing the OS X desktop, jamming with iTunes, organizing andtweaking photos with iPhoto, making movie magic with iMovie,turning your Mac into a DVD theater, publishing documents withPages, chatting with Messages and FaceTime, letting yourimagination run wild with iBooks, expanding your horizons withiCloud, and so much more. Combining the power and stability of UNIX with Apple's legendaryelegance and style, OS X is the default operating system installedon every desktop and laptop computer sold by Apple. In OS XYosemite All-in-One For Dummies, you'll get thebest-of-the-best content from indispensable For Dummies books:Introducing OS X; Customizing and Sharing; The Digital hub; UsingiWork; The Typical Internet Stuff; Networking in OS X; ExpandingYour System; and Advanced OS X. Goes well beyond the basics of how to use OS X Covers the key features and tools essential for all users of OSX Shows you how to use OS X to make your work and personal lifemore organized and fun If you're a first-time Apple consumer just switching over from aPC, or a beginner-to-intermediate Mac user upgrading to the newestversion of OS X, this comprehensive and all-encompassing guide willhave you whizzing around OS X like a pro in no time.
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