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iMac For Dummies

Published 12-29-2021

<p><b>Say hello to your iMac with this bestselling guide&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Excited to put your&nbsp;cool&nbsp;iMac through its paces?&nbsp;Go ahead!&nbsp;Say &ldquo;Hey Siri&rdquo; to look up information, use the large monitor to play a game or watch a movie,&nbsp;share documents with&nbsp;your iPhone or iPad,&nbsp;or&nbsp;video chat with friends or family.&nbsp;With its optimized system speed, your iMac can keep up with anything you want to do. How cool is that?&nbsp;</p> <p>Your&nbsp;iMac&nbsp;comes stuffed with features, and&nbsp;<i>iMac For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is your tour guide to explore all of them!&nbsp;This&nbsp;updated&nbsp;handbook has you covered, no matter if you need to work or want to play.&nbsp;You can:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Scroll, tap,&nbsp;and swipe your way&nbsp;through&nbsp;the&nbsp;Mac operating system&nbsp;</li> <li>Set up Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other settings in&nbsp;Control Center&nbsp;</li> <li>Say &ldquo;Hey Siri&rdquo; to&nbsp;have the Apple assistant search for information&nbsp;or launch apps&nbsp;</li> <li>Play video games,&nbsp;music,&nbsp;movies, or TV&nbsp;</li> <li>Stay in touch with people through Messages and Facetime&nbsp;</li> <li>Use&nbsp;productivity apps, including Numbers, Pages, and Keynote&nbsp;</li> <li>Sync to&nbsp;iCloud&nbsp;and across all your Apple devices&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The&nbsp;all-in-one design&nbsp;of the iMac with its monitor, processor, graphics card, and&nbsp;internal&nbsp;drive makes it ideal&nbsp;for&nbsp;work and entertainment.&nbsp;Pick up your copy of this&nbsp;comprehensive guide&nbsp;to the iMac,&nbsp;filled&nbsp;with screenshots and how-to steps,&nbsp;and&nbsp;ensure&nbsp;you use&nbsp;your iMac&nbsp;to its full potential.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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macOS Monterey For Dummies

Published 12-02-2021

<p><b>Unlock the potential of macOS Monterey with this updated guide from "Dr. Mac" himself</b></p> <p>Macs are famously an absolute pleasure to use. But it's even more fun discovering all the cool things a new version of macOS can do. macOS Monterey, introduced in 2021, makes the latest macOS features available to Mac users everywhere. <i>macOS Monterey For Dummies</i> is your personal roadmap to finding every single awesome new bell and whistle in this world-famous operating system.</p> <p>You'll read about upgrades to the accessibility options, how to use Live Text to grab text from all of your photos, manage your iPhone from your Mac and vice versa, and use the new Universal Control to seamlessly transition between Apple devices.</p> <p>You can also:</p> <ul> <li>Learn how to watch TV or a movie with friends while you're on a FaceTime call</li> <li>Explore the new "Shared With You" feature so you can access the content people send to you directly in the relevant app</li> <li>Explore the online world with the Safari browser included with every installation of MacOS Monterey</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the latest version of Apple's intuitive and user-friendly operating system, <i>macOS Monterey For Dummies</i> is the fastest, easiest way to master the newest features and the coolest capabilities included with macOS Monterey. With hundreds of pages of simple instructions and images of the macOS interface, this is the last handbook you'll need to make the most of the newest macOS.</p>

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MacBook For Dummies

Published 04-27-2021

<p><b>Learn how to drive the coolest laptop on the planet</b></p> <p>You took the plunge, paid extra, and&mdash;even though it looks and feels like perfection&mdash;have that fleeting doubt: is my MacBook really worth the investment? You'll be pleased to know that the answer is totally yes, and <i>MacBook For Dummies</i> is the ultimate way to learn the thousand and one reasons why the MacBook Pro or Air you now own is a modern masterpiece&mdash;as well as the ten thousand and one (and counting) things you can do with it. With its super-smooth performance, top-shelf LED screen, rugged reliability, and powerful, trouble-free operating system, you're going to have a lot of fun.</p> <p>Keeping jargon to a minimum, Mark L. Chambers&mdash;prolific tech author and all-round Mac whiz&mdash;gives you a friendly, step-by-step welcome to everything MacBook, from reviewing the hardware and powering up for the first time to getting familiar with files, security settings, launching apps, and entering the digital netherworld of iCloud. Then, with the basics reassuringly in place, you can begin your journey to power-user mastery in whatever areas of MacBook-ing you're most interested in, from doing the accounts in Numbers to perfecting that soon-to-be-released cinematic classic (with original score) using iMovie and GarageBand.</p> <ul> <li>Get familiar with the latest macOS, Big Sur</li> <li>Communicate with Messages and FaceTime</li> <li>Stream music, movies, and TV shows</li> <li>Manage and edit photos and video clips</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're a PC convert, Mac veteran, or completely new to the astonishing potential of the MacBook world, you'll find everything you need to get the most out of the technical marvel that's now at your command.</p>

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Macs All-in-One For Dummies

Published 01-09-2020

<p><b>Your all-in-one guide to the wonderful world of your Mac</b></p> <p>Are you getting the most from your Mac? Given what&rsquo;s possible, it&rsquo;s pretty unlikely.&nbsp; Whether you&rsquo;re just beginning your journey or are already a seasoned traveler, the six information-packed minibooks included in <i>Macs All-in-One for Dummies </i>open up a world of knowledge, from how to set up a recently bought Mac to exploring the coolest new features on your beloved device.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now updated with what you need to know about the newest generation of hardware and software, <i>Macs All-in-One For Dummies </i>is your guide to simply everything: protecting your Mac; backing up and restoring data with Time Machine; managing applications on the Dock, Launchpad, and Desktop; syncing with iCloud, organizing your life with Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications; presenting with Keynote; crunching with Numbers; getting creative with iMovie and GarageBand&mdash;the list goes on!&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore the newest version of MacOS</li> <li>Set up and customize a new Mac with ease</li> <li>Become more efficient, professional, smart, and creative with the latest must-have apps</li> <li>Use Home Sharing to stream content to other computers, iOS devices, and Apple TVs</li> <li>Dive into six books in one place: <i>Mac Basics</i>, <i>Online Communications</i>, <i>Beyond the Basics</i>, <i>Your Mac as a Multimedia Entertainment Center</i>, <i>Taking Care of Business</i>, and <i>Mac Networking</i></li> </ul> <p>Whatever you want from your world of Mac, you&rsquo;ll find it here&mdash;as well as a million other incredible things you&rsquo;ll love. Get started on your new Mac journey today!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Macs For Seniors For Dummies

Published 11-12-2019

<p><b>Right now is always the right time to become a Mac expert!</b></p> <p>It&rsquo;s never too late to become an expert on Macs&mdash;and this friendly, updated guide written specifically for the 50+ set is the easy way to do it! Featuring larger text and figures, <i>Macs for Seniors for Dummies </i>takes you through all you need to know to get the most out of your Apple computer. It makes it simple for you to stay in touch with family and friends, enjoy your favorite music, TV, and movies, and hang with the younger generation using the latest social apps and video games.</p> <p>Beginning with which Mac to choose for your needs, you&rsquo;ll learn about setting up your computer, understanding files and folders, getting the most from the latest operating system, navigating the desktop, and troubleshooting common problems. And once you&rsquo;ve found your feet there, it&rsquo;ll be time to get creative with home movies and photography, chat face-to-face live on video, communicate through email&mdash;the sky&rsquo;s the limit!</p> <ul> <li>Set up and customize your Mac</li> <li>Make FaceTime calls and send emails</li> <li>Store photos and files using iCloud</li> <li>Play video, movies, podcasts, and games</li> </ul> <p>Macs are for all ages! Show the Millennials in your life a thing or two and become a pro with yours today!</p>

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Macs For Dummies

Published 05-31-2016

<b>Take a bite out of all your Mac has to offer with this bestselling guide</b> <p>So, you joined the cool kids club and bought a Mac. Kudos! Now, do you dare admit to your sophisticated Mac mates that you still need some help figuring out how it works? No worries, <i>Macs For Dummies</i> is here to help! In full color for the first time ever, the latest edition of this long-running bestseller takes the guesswork out of working with your new Mac, providing easy-to-follow, plain-English answers to every possible question in the book! <p>Whether you're trying to figure out the basics of getting around the OS X interface, learning the ins and outs of turning your Mac into a sleek productivity tool, or anything in between, <i>Mac For Dummies</i> makes it fast and easy to navigate your way around your new Apple computer. You'll get the know-how to rocket into cyberspace, browse the Web, send messages, back up files to the Cloud, deal with security issues, get productive with leading Mac apps, and have fun with one-stop shopping for music, movies, and media. <ul> <li>Navigate OS X El Capitan with confidence and ease</li> <li>Use your Mac to power your audio and video systems</li> <li>Add your Mac to your home network</li> <li>Troubleshoot common problems when your Mac starts misbehaving</li> </ul> <p>Fully updated to cover the latest hardware and software releases, <i>Macs For Dummies</i> offers everything you need to get your geek on&#8212;and make your Mac your minion.

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