The Flat-Screen iMac For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 1, 2002 - Computers - 408 pages
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"'d be hard pressed to find a better no-brainer beginners guide to the iMac...a practical, inspirational introduction to the wonderful world of Macs for computing newbies...pretty near perfect..."

Who doesn’t just love those flat-screen iMac machines? They look great. They work great, too — if you know how to take advantage of all the built-in features and capabilities. Ideal for graphic designers, schools/students, scientists, and anyone who wants to make the most of his new iMac, the latest edition of The Flat-Screen iMac For Dummies has approximately 35% new content. It begins with the basics, and covers:

  • Getting on the Internet
  • Making your way through all the free software included with the iMac, and making the most of it
  • Creating CDs and DVDs
  • Connecting other gadgets and gizmos to the iMac
  • Troubleshooting

Written by David Pogue, one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors with more than 2.5 million books in print, this book helps first time iMac users become productive quickly, and lets iMac veterans jump in and discover the newest features they can try out right away. Updated and expanded, the book gets you up to speed on:

  • iDVD, and how to make DVD movies
  • iMovie, a video editing application
  • iPhoto, a digital photo editing tool
  • iTunes, which lets you convert CD music into MP3 files

It also includes a chapter, “Ten Cool Things You Didn’t Know Your iMac Could Do” that not only gives you how-to, but also gives you ideas. That just might make you the coolest iMac master around!

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

Alas, the book is out of date. Good introduction, but since I read it to see if I wanted to own an iMac, I don't know how much is still relevant. Read full review


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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 2.5 million books in print, Pogue is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, he has written or co-written six books in the Dummies series.

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