Mark L. Chambers MacBook For Dummies

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MacBook For Dummies

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Brush up on the next generation of MacBooks

Learning how to use a new laptop can be as challenging as trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics—but don't let that intimidate you! MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition is your straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more.

MacBooks are incredibly popular for both their sleek, appealing hardware and easy to use, relevant software. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line, this helpful book gets you started in a snap.

  • Get up and running on your new MacBook by starting with the basics
  • Share and protect your data with insight regarding networking, sharing access and information, connecting with wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files, and troubleshooting common problems
  • Satisfy your hunger for entertainment with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
  • Explore both your MacBook's hardware and software, including the latest operating system, iLife, and iWork versions

MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you on a tour of your next-generation MacBook, offering you the information you need to get your new laptop up and running.

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Learn to:

  • Set up and configure your MacBook
  • Use the latest OS X® features
  • Be more productive using apps
  • Protect your files and information
Your no-nonsense companion to getting the most out of your MacBook

Behold the magical MacBook! With its sleek, appealing hardware and easy-to-use, relevant software, the MacBook is undoubtedly the coolest laptop around. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line to improve every aspect of your digital life, this helpful book gets you started in a snap.

  • Down with desktops find your way around your MacBook, learn about its ports, explore the bundled software, and choose the right place to keep it
  • Climb El Capitan™ discover what's new in OS X El Capitan™, get acquainted with Split View, and check out updates to Photos and Notes
  • The digital experience tune in to Internet radio, share music on a network, edit photos, and play movies
  • When you have to work create documents with Pages, spreadsheets with Numbers, and presentations with Keynote™
  • MacBook on the go learn how to travel with your MacBook, access your files from anywhere, and keep your data safe

Open the book and find:

  • Extra stuff you may want
  • Ways to quickly find friends
  • All about the Notification Center
  • Tips on navigating with Maps
  • Advice on managing iCloud® storage
  • What you should know about sharing your MacBook
  • How to secure your MacBook online
  • Essential maintenance tips

About the Author:

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.

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