Macs For Dummies

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Wiley, May 7, 2004 - Computers - 390 pages
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The Mac is famous for its user-friendliness. Maybe that’s why you bought one in the first place. But to make the most of all its marvelous capabilities, you’ll be glad to have an equally friendly resource to help you use it.

Written by the renowned New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Macs For Dummies has long been the bestselling Mac book because it provides just what you need to know to get the best performance from your Mac. And like the Mac itself, this book is easy to use, with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions. The revised eighth edition covers

  • Basics for beginners
  • Setting up your printer
  • Working with OS X
  • Getting online and using e-mail
  • Creating and saving documents
  • Using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie
  • What to do if things go wrong

Whether this is your first computer or you’ve just upgraded to OS X, you’ll find help when you need it in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to

  • Set up your Mac, connect printers and other devices, and navigate the desktop and Dock
  • Establish an account with an Internet service provider, set up e-mail, and start surfing the Web
  • Use all the basic software programs and work with files
  • Edit home movies with iMovie, download music and use iTunes, burn CDs and DVDs, and edit images with iPhoto
  • Share your Mac or set up a home network
  • Perform basic Mac maintenance, find and fix problems, upgrade your Mac, and more

With Macs For Dummies, 8th Edition by your side, you’ll be prepared to take advantage of every exciting feature that Mac and OS X have to offer. Before you know it, you’ll be living the digital lifestyle, cruising the Internet like a pro, printing documents and photos—and even getting some work done!

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User Review  - Phil Gladden - Goodreads

This is a very informative and funny book. I read this back in the 7.0 days but Im sure the newer editions are just as good. Read full review

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User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

Haven't seen more recent editions, but Pogue is a genius at making any complex seem easy. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

David Pogue (Stamford, CT) Yale '85 became the personal-technology columnist for The New York Times in November 2000, after having written the Desktop Critic Column for Macworld magazine for ten years. His column, State of the Art appears every Thursday on the front page of the Circuits section. With over 3 million books in print, Pogue is considered one of the world's bestselling computer book authors. He has written or co-written seven books in the Dummies series including iMac For Dummies and Macs For Dummies. Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series, a joint venture with O'Reilly and Associates. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their young son and daughter. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com.

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