OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies

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Book Description

Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X Mavericks

This fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple’s latest desktop operating system – OS X Mavericks. You’ll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a multimedia hub, and make your Mac happy with the over 200 new features found in OS X Mavericks.

  • Includes eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Shows you how to navigate around the desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, build the Finder of your dreams, and sync your important stuff with iCloud
  • Walks you through the fun stuff, too, including editing images in iPhoto, trying out your cinema skills with iMovie, rockin' out with GarageBand and iTunes, becoming a gaming guru, video-chatting with FaceTime, surfing the web with Safari, and more

Whether you want to test the OS X waters or just dive right in, OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies is here to help guide your way.

Table of Contents

Book I: Getting Started with OS X
Chapter 1: Shaking Hands with OS X
Chapter 2: Navigating and Running Programs
Chapter 3: Basic OS X Housekeeping
Chapter 4: Searching Everything with Spotlight
Chapter 5: Fun with Photo Booth
Chapter 6: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications
Chapter 7: Keeping Track with Contacts and Maps
Chapter 8: Marking Time with Calendar
Chapter 9: The Joys of Maintenance
Chapter 10: Getting Help for the Big X
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting the X

Book II: Customizing and Sharing
Chapter 1: Building the Finder of Your Dreams
Chapter 2: Giving Your Desktop the Personal Touch
Chapter 3: Delving under the Hood with System Preferences
Chapter 4: You Mean Others Can Use My Mac, Too?
Chapter 5: Setting Up Multiuser Accounts
Chapter 6: Sharing Documents for Fun and Profit

Book III: The Digital Hub
Chapter 1: The World According to Apple
Chapter 2: Browsing Your Library with iTunes and iBooks
Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto
Chapter 4: Making Magic with iMovie
Chapter 5: Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand
Chapter 6: No, It’s Not Called iQuickTime
Chapter 7: Turning Your Mac into a DVD Theater

Book IV: Using iWork
Chapter 1: Desktop Publishing with Pages
Chapter 2: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
Chapter 3: Building Presentations with Keynote

Book V: Typical Internet Stuff
Chapter 1: Getting on the Internet
Chapter 2: Using Apple Mail
Chapter 3: Staying in Touch with Messages and FaceTime
Chapter 4: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud
Chapter 5: Going Places with Safari
Chapter 6: Staying Secure Online

Book VI: Networking in OS X
Chapter 1: Setting Up a Small Network
Chapter 2: Using Your Network
Chapter 3: Going Wireless
Chapter 4: Sharing That Precious Internet Thing

Book VII: Expanding Your System
Chapter 1: Hardware That Will Make You Giddy
Chapter 2: Add RAM, Hard Drive Space, and Stir
Chapter 3: Port-o-Rama: Using Thunderbolt, USB, and FireWire
Chapter 4: I’m Okay, You’re a Printer
Chapter 5: Applications That You've (Probably) Gotta Have
Chapter 6: Putting Bluetooth to Work

Book VIII: Advanced OS X
Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp
Chapter 2: . . . And Unix Lurks Beneath
Chapter 3: AppleScript Just Plain Rocks
Chapter 4: Talking with and Writing to Your Macintosh

Book Details

  • Title: OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies
  • Length: 792 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 2013-11-04
  • ISBN-10: 1118691814
  • ISBN-13: 9781118691816
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