Bob LeVitus OS X El Capitan For Dummies

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OS X El Capitan For Dummies

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Get up to speed on the latest Mac OS

Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more.

Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys.

  • Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities
  • Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos
  • Let your creative side run free with Text Edit
  • Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper

OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.

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Learn to:

  • Navigate OS X El Capitan's desktop
  • Find and manage your files and folders with ease
  • Use the Calendar, Contacts, and Messages apps to stay connected
  • Use your Mac® to play movies and music or read books

Set a course to Mac mastery with the help of this guide on OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan is the engine that makes your Mac run smoothly. Whether you're seeing El Capitan for the first time on a new MacBook or upgrading your trusty old iMac to the latest OS, this is the book that shows you how it all works. Look inside for steps on how to customize your workspace, organize your life, manage your files, and other fabulous features.

  • Find your way around — learn to navigate the desktop, find and manage files and folders, customize keyboard shortcuts, and use Dashboard widgets
  • Get organized — take advantage of the new Notes feature, set up and sync Contacts, and communicate with friends using FaceTime®, Mail, or Messages
  • Multimedia magic — import, sort, and organize your music, video, and photo files with help from the iTunes® and Image Capture apps
  • Become more productive — save time and effort by using Mission Control®, QuickLook, Spotlight®, and other timesaving tools
  • Share with others — set up a wired or wireless network to share files
  • Learn to fix it — be ready for the inevitable breakdowns with tips on fixing common OS X® problems

Open the book and find:

  • How to set Finder preferences
  • Why an iCloud® account is helpful
  • Cool widgets to add to your Dashboard
  • Tools to organize your files
  • All about the new iCloud Drive
  • How to save time with Mission Control, Spotlight, and QuickLook
  • The answers to when, why, and how to back up your Mac
  • Steps to setting up and managing a home network
  • Advice on keeping your Mac secure from viruses
  • Simple fixes to common OS X problems

About the Author:

Bob LeVitus, aka "Dr. Mac," has penned the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle since 1996. He's a regular speaker at tech conferences worldwide and the author of more than 70 popular computer books, including multiple editions of iPhone For Dummies, iPad For Dummies, and every version of OS X For Dummies.

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