MacBook For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons

Tired of being tethered to your desktop computer? If you're ready to break free with a laptop, the new MacBook could be just what you're looking for. In addition to the freedom to work wherever you happen to be, a MacBook offers you
  • A portable darkroom with iPhoto
  • Mobile music, podcasts, and Internet radio
  • GarageBand software that lets you make your own music
  • The ability to create and share original movies and DVDs
  • Safari, a safer and ultra-cool Web browser, and all the other OS X advantages

Whether you already have your new MacBook or are still weighing the pros and cons of various models, MacBook For Dummies is a valuable resource. For newcomers to laptop land, it’s packed with basic information about using and caring for Mac laptops. It also walks you through Mac OS X, the revolutionary Macintosh operating system that makes your laptop tick. Then it's on to all the fun stuff you can do with your MacBook, like making music, editing photos and turning them into a book, creating DVDs on the road, or adding a wireless keyboard. MacBook For Dummies will help you

  • Set up your MacBook and get acquainted with all the features of the Mac OS X Tiger operating system
  • Use the Safari Web browser and Apple's .Mac Internet subscriber service, connect your MacBook to a printer, and communicate with your cell phone or PDA
  • Connect to a wired or wireless network
  • Make the most of the iLife applications that come with your MacBook—iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand
  • Keep your MacBook and your data safe, troubleshoot any problems, and maintain your system

Popular For Dummies author Mark Chambers has loaded this fun book with tips, ideas, and his famous "Mark's Maxims"—power user advice that will guide you around the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time. From latptop basics all the way to upgrading and adding memory, MacBook For Dummies will be your MacBook's best friend.

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About the author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Nov 13, 2006
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470085141
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Hardware / Personal Computers / Macintosh
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This content is DRM protected.
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Mac OS X Tiger is the sum of its parts, and there are a lot of them. What could be easier than to have a handy minibook covering each one, ready to answer your every question?

If you’re venturing into the Mac world for the first time, you’ve chosen a great time to make the move.  And if you’re switching to Tiger from an earlier Mac OS, you’ll be eager to get going as quickly as possible.  Either way, you’ll love the convenience of Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. You’ll find sections devoted to

Basic Mac OS X Customizing and sharing your Mac Mac’s digital hub—iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, QuickTime, and GarageBand The Internet (AppleMail, iChat AV, iDisk, and more) Networking, including Bluetooth, AppleTalk, and Airport Extreme Expanding your system with cool hardware and software Some advanced stuff, like hosting a Web site and building custom applications

Each self-contained chapter discusses a specific feature, application, connection, or cool thing about Mac OS X. You can start at the beginning, or dive right into the things you most want to explore.   For example, you can

Discover how to find anything, anywhere on your system, with Spotlight Set up a wireless network Use iDisk to back up your important files Edit or create your own DVDs, CDs, and movies Keep in touch with others through the cool iChat AV application Get step-by-step instructions that make using OS X Tiger as much fun—and as productive—as it’s meant to be

Because everything’s handy and neatly organized, you’ll find Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the reference book you’ll want to keep right next to your Mac. You’ll refer to it many times over, and be glad you did!

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Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies is packed with information that’s easy to find and even easier to understand. Keep it handy for reference—you’ll be gigapleased with how useful it is!

Most new PCs and Macs today are equipped with the latest in recording and storage equipment: CD-RW and DVD-R/RW drives. Even if your computer is a little older, you can still join the revolution with add-on hardware and software. You can record music and movies, store photos and data, and organize things you want to preserve for posterity, safely and easily.

CD and DVD Recording For Dummies®, Second Edition, takes the frustration out of choosing and using these cool recording systems. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find what you need and use it efficiently, and it covers all the newest equipment. You’ll discover how to

Choose and install a CD or DVD recorder Pick the best software for your needs Store large data files safely on CD Use EasyCD and DVD Creator and Toast Record mixed media disks Create electronic photo albums, baby books, genealogies, and more

Once upon a time, videotape, vinyl record albums, and floppy disks were state of the art for preserving movies, music, and data. The superior durability and capacity of CDs and DVDs have made these tools as obsolete as the washboard, but never fear. CD and DVD Recording For Dummies®, Second Edition, makes it easy to

Transfer your favorite VHS movies to DVD Preserve those classic LPs on CD Archive records and data files, and safely store treasured family photos Ask the right questions when shopping for CD or DVD recording hardware and software Record original material, copy and erase rewriteable disks, and make backups of important data Add menus to your disks, label them, and care for them properly Record a bootable CD-ROM

Today’s CD and DVD recorders can produce everything from superb sound quality to original movies you can play on your DVD player. CD and DVD Recording For Dummies® will get your recording career going in a jiffy.

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