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Switching to a Mac for Dummies - (For Dummies) by Arnold Reinhold (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 416

Genre: Computers + Internet

Sub-Genre: Hardware

Series Title: For Dummies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: For Dummies

Book theme: Personal Computers, Macintosh

Author: Arnold Reinhold

Language: English

TCIN: 79262529
UPC: 9781118024461
Item Number (DPCI): 247-21-4840


Using a Mac is easy. This guide makes switching easy too!

Congratulations! You've decided to leave hassles behind and join the user-friendly, more secure community of Mac users. Consider this guide your welcome basket. It'll tell you what to expect, how to choose a Mac (if you haven't already), and howto make the switch a breeze. Discover cool new OS X Lion features, the Mac's handy built-in apps, and how to work the Mac way.

  • Meet the family -- compare the MacBook Air(R), MacBook Pro, iMac(R), Mac Pro, and Mac mini

  • I'm a Mac, and you're leaving a PC -- see what's alike and what's different, and learn to use Apple menus and the Finder

  • Can I keep it? -- find out which peripherals will still work with your Mac

  • Moving day -- transfer your files, address book, and content stored on other media

  • Ready, set, connect -- set up your Internet service and e-mail application, and connect to your printer and other peripherals

  • Get an apptitude -- add apps from the Mac App Store; manage your music, photos, movies, and more with iTunes(R), iPhoto(R), and iMovie(R)

  • Safety first -- learn what makes Macs safer and why strong passwords are still important

  • If you just can't say goodbye -- see how to run Windows(R) on your Mac

Open the book and find:

  • How a Mac can simplify your life

  • Tips on keeping your Mac updated and secure

  • Ways to unleash your creativity with photos, audio, and video

  • Advice on navigating with Launchpad and Mission Control

  • Help with switching specialized software to your Mac

  • Special tips for seniors and parents of young kids

  • Instructions for Mac network and Wi-Fi setup

  • How to enjoy Facebook(R) and other social networking sites

Learn to:

  • Choose the Mac that's right for you

  • Transfer your files from Windows(R)

  • Surf the web, send and receive e-mail, and make FaceTime video calls

  • Get the most from Mac OS X Lion and create cool projects with the iLife suite

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