Lisa Lee Easy Mac Computer Basics

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Easy Mac Computer Basics

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9780789738080: Easy Mac Computer Basics

Easy Mac® Computer Basics

 

See it done. Do it yourself.  It’s that Easy! Easy Mac Computer Basics teaches you the fundamentals of working with your Mac and how to work with other Apple hardware such as iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, and so on. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to download and manage your music and videos with ease. No need to feel intimidated–we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

 

Learn how to...

·    Set up and customize your Mac or MacBook

·    Connect and synchronize a Mac with an iPod or iPhone

·    Install Windows on your Mac with Boot Camp

·    Synchronize Address Book and iCal data with your Mac, iPod, and iPhone

·    Set up Time Capsule on a wireless network

·    Create albums and edit photos with iPhoto

·    Play music and movies in iTunes

·    Connect to the Internet, surf with Safari, chat with your buddies, and send and receive email in Mail

·    Access your iDisk, chat, and publish a website with MobileMe, iChat, and iWeb

 

 

Easy steps guide you through each task.

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Each step is fully illustrated.

 

 

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About the Author:

Lisa Lee is an avid Mac user. She works at Apple and is the author of several best-selling Mac books, including Easy iMac, Easy iBook, Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Upgrading and Repairing Your Mac. She has also written about digital photography, networks, and operating systems. Lisa has also worked at Microsoft, where she worked on WebTV, MSNTV, UltimateTV, and Windows Media Center. When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drawing, digital photography, and an occasional babysitting gig.

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

It's hard to believe the first Macintosh was introduced in 1984. Today, they're as popular as ever. The iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini all run Mac OS X Leopard. You can also run a Microsoft Windows operating system on any Mac with an Intel processor. Wait, there's more! Sync an iPod, iPhone, or digital camera to your Mac to organize and share music, movies, and photos.

Easy Mac Computer Basics shows you how to set up an iMac and a MacBook, connect them to an iPod and iPhone, and work with a wide range of Apple software. Learn to do things such as synchronize your calendar (iCal) and Address Book with iTunes, play music or movies, organize photos, surf with Safari, and get a handle on text with Pages. Using Macs with iPods and iPhones with OS X Leopard and OS X applications is the focus of this book. Although nearly all the iPod and iPhone tasks in this book show Mac OS X, doing the same task with iTunes on Windows is similar. This book also covers Boot Camp and various Windows computer tasks.

This book is divided into three parts: connecting and customizing Macs, working with applications, and maintaining Macs. The first part shows some elementary but necessary tasks. Part 1 shows you how to set up your Mac and connect it to an iPod or iPhone. Parts 2 and 3 focus on Mac OS X basics such as customizing Mac OS X and selecting, moving, and finding files and folders. Part 4 covers some common tasks with TextEdit, copy/paste, and creating PDFs with your text documents.

The second part of the book covers connecting to the Internet, setting up a wireless home network, and some popular Apple applications: iTunes, iPhoto, Pages, iChat, iCal (calendar), Address Book, and Photo Booth. Learn how to set up a wireless back up with Time Machine and Time Capsule, surf with Safari, organize your music, movies and photos; set up and sync calendar and contact information from your Mac to your iPod or iPhone; and chat with your buddies or create a great-looking document with Pages!

Parts 14, 15, 16, and 17 focus more on your Mac hardware. Part 15 walks you through setting up Boot Camp, running Boot Camp and configuring your Mac to install Windows Vista. Parts 14, 16, and 17 show you how to connect and remove devices, add security to your Mac, and maintain it.

You can read this book from beginning to end, starting gradually and learning as you complete each chapter. If that doesn't float your boat, you can pick any task and dig in to Easy Mac Computer Basics and use this book as a reference. Either way, Easy Mac Computer Basics lets you see it done, and then do it yourself.


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