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Macs For Dummies, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7420-7
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404 pages
May 2004
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The Mac is famous for its user-friendliness. Maybe that’s why you bought one in the first place. But to make the most of all its marvelous capabilities, you’ll be glad to have an equally friendly resource to help you use it.

Written by the renowned New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Macs For Dummies has long been the bestselling Mac book because it provides just what you need to know to get the best performance from your Mac. And like the Mac itself, this book is easy to use, with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions. The revised eighth edition covers

  • Basics for beginners
  • Setting up your printer
  • Working with OS X
  • Getting online and using e-mail
  • Creating and saving documents
  • Using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie
  • What to do if things go wrong

Whether this is your first computer or you’ve just upgraded to OS X, you’ll find help when you need it in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to

  • Set up your Mac, connect printers and other devices, and navigate the desktop and Dock
  • Establish an account with an Internet service provider, set up e-mail, and start surfing the Web
  • Use all the basic software programs and work with files
  • Edit home movies with iMovie, download music and use iTunes, burn CDs and DVDs, and edit images with iPhoto
  • Share your Mac or set up a home network
  • Perform basic Mac maintenance, find and fix problems, upgrade your Mac, and more

With Macs For Dummies, 8th Edition by your side, you’ll be prepared to take advantage of every exciting feature that Mac and OS X have to offer. Before you know it, you’ll be living the digital lifestyle, cruising the Internet like a pro, printing documents and photos—and even getting some work done!

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