MacBook For Dummies, 4th Edition

Get more out of your MacBook with the help of this savvy and easy Dummies guide

Lighter, faster, and way cooler, the new MacBooks put the power of a desktop into your hands anywhere. Mac expert Mark Chambers shows you how to personalize your Desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share photos and videos, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a website with iWeb, and much more.

Packed with coverage of the latest MacBook hardware including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro plus OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork, this new edition is completely revised and updated to let you in on all the secrets of the magnificent MacBook.

  • Features updated coverage of the latest MacBook devices, OS X Mountain Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork
  • Shows how to navigate with Mission Control and LaunchPad, sync everything with iCloud, and add some apps to your desktop experience
  • Explains how to customize the dock and desktop; connect from the road; take your music mobile; use iWeb, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand; and get to work the Mac way with the iWork productivity suite
  • Gets readers acquainted with Multi-Touch gestures, Mail, and the Mac App Store

MacBook For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!

Table of Contents
Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous!
Chapter 1. Hey, It Really Does Have  Everything I Need
Chapter 2. Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse
Chapter 3. The Laptop Owner’s  Introduction to OS X

Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X
Chapter 4. Opening and Closing and  Tapping and Such
Chapter 5. Getting to the Heart  of Mountain Lion
Chapter 6. A Nerd’s Guide to System Preferences
Chapter 7. Sifting through Your Stuff

Part III: Connecting and Communicating
Chapter 9. Let’s Go on Safari!
Chapter 10. iCloud Is Made for MacBooks
Chapter 11. Your Laptop Goes Multiuser
Chapter 12. Working Well with Networks
Chapter 13. Spreading the Word with Messages and FaceTime

Part IV: Living the iLife
Chapter 14. The Multimedia Joy of iTunes
Chapter 15. The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto
Chapter 16. Making Film History with iMovie
Chapter 17. Recording Your Hits  with GarageBand

Part V: Getting Productive with iWork
Chapter 18. Desktop Publishing with Pages
Chapter 19. Creating Spreadsheets  with Numbers
Chapter 20. Building Presentations  with Keynote

Part VI: Necessary Evils. Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining
Chapter 21. When Good Mac Laptops Go Bad
Chapter 22. Adding New Stuff to Your Laptop
Chapter 23. Tackling the Housekeeping

Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 24. Top Ten Laptop Rules to Follow
Chapter 25. Ten Things to Avoid  Like the Plague

Book Details

  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4th Edition (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118209206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118209202
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