MacBook For Dummies 6th Edition

Author(s): Mark L. Chambers


Make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way

Ultra-light, ultra-fast, and ultra-powerful, the MacBook is the coolest laptop in town, and longtime Mac guru Mark L. Chambers is just the guy to help you get to know your MacBook in no time. Take a closer look at the latest features, get the lowdown on OS X, unleash your creative forces with iLife, take care of business with the iWork applications, and sync it all with iCloud with the expert advice in this bestselling MacBook guide.

Whether this is your first MacBook or your first laptop, period, you'll learn to navigate the Mac desktop, customize your settings, surf the web and set up e-mail, 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.

  • Covers all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models and is fully updated for OS X Mavericks and the latest editions of iLife and iWork

  • Gets you up to speed on helpful MacBook features like the Finder, Finder Tabs, Dashboard, Spaces, Mission Control, Spotlight, and iCloud

  • Explains how to work with files and folders, use the Safari web browser, connect with other wireless devices, add accessories, and use your MacBook on the go

  • Covers crunching data with Numbers, dressing up your documents with Pages, adding punch to your presentations with Keynote, editing your images with iPhoto, composing music with GarageBand, making movie magic with iMovie, and more

MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition is the perfect companion for getting the most out of your mac-nificent MacBook


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Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, hardware technician, and unabashed Mac aficionado for over 30 years. He has written more than 30 computer books, including MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition, Macs For Seniors For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and iMac For Dummies, 8th Edition.

Introduction 1 Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous! 7 Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need 9 Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse 33 Chapter 3: The MacBook Owner s Introduction to OS X El Capitan 45 Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X El Capitan 87 Chapter 4: What s New in OS X El Capitan? 89 Chapter 5: A Nerd s Guide to System Preferences 97 Chapter 6: Sifting Through Your Stuff 117 Chapter 7: Using Reminders, Notes, Notifications, and Maps 127 Part III: Connecting and Communicating 139 Chapter 8: Let s Go on Safari! 141 Chapter 9: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks 161 Chapter 10: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 167 Chapter 11: Working Well with Networks 187 Part IV: Living the iLife 209 Chapter 12: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 211 Chapter 13: Focusing on Photos 237 Chapter 14: Making Film History with iMovie 261 Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 281 Part V: Getting Productive and Maintaining Your MacBook 299 Chapter 16: Desktop Publishing with Pages 301 Chapter 17: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 313 Chapter 18: Building Presentations with Keynote 329 Chapter 19: When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad 341 Chapter 20: Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop 355 Chapter 21: Tackling the Housekeeping 367 Part VI: The Part of Tens 381 Chapter 22: Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow 383 Chapter 23: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague 391 Index 399

General Fields

  • : 9781119137801
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
  • : For Dummies
  • : December 2015
  • : 234mm X 189mm X 20mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark L. Chambers
  • : Paperback
  • : 6th Revised edition
  • : English
  • : 432
  • : illustrations