Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide from New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue helps you make a smooth transition to OS X Mavericks, a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you’re using Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8, we’ve got you covered.
- Syncing with iOS. If you already have an iPhone or iPad, now's the perfect time to switch to OS X with iCloud, which allows you to sync Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime, Game Center, Safari, Reminders, iTunes, the Mac App Store, and Notes across all of your devices.
- Transferring your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract things like your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you'll know.
- Re-creating your software suite. The big-name programs (from Microsoft, Adobe, and others) are available in both Mac and Windows versions, and their documents require no conversion on the Mac. But hundreds of other programs are available only for Windows. This book describes the Macintosh equivalents and explains how to move data to them.
- Learning OS X Mavericks. Once you've moved into the Macintosh mansion, a final task awaits: Learning your way around. Fortunately, you're in good hands with the author of the #1 bestselling guide to OS X.
Table of Contents
Part One: Welcome to Macintosh
Chapter 1. How the Mac Is Different
Chapter 2. Folders, Dock & Windows
Chapter 3. Files, Icons & Spotlight
Chapter 4. Documents, Programs & Mission Control
Chapter 5. Entering, Moving & Backing Up Data
Part Two: Making the Move
Chapter 6. Transferring Your Files to the Mac
Chapter 7. Special Software, Special Problems
Chapter 8. Windows on Macintosh
Chapter 9. Hardware on the Mac
Part Three: Mavericks Online
Chapter 10. Internet Setup & iCloud
Chapter 11. Mail & Contacts
Chapter 12. Safari
Chapter 13. Messages
Part Four: Putting Down Roots
Chapter 14. Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper
Chapter 15. Networking, File Sharing & Screen Sharing
Chapter 16. System Preferences
Chapter 17. Notifications
Chapter 18. The Freebie Programs
Part Five: Appendixes
Appendix A. Installation
Appendix B. Troubleshooting
Appendix C. The “Where’d It Go?” Dictionary
Appendix D. The Master OS X Keystroke List