What makes Windows refugees decide to get a Mac? Enthusiastic friends? The Apple Stores? Great-looking laptops? A "halo effect" from the popularity of iPhones and iPads? The absence of viruses and spyware? The freedom to run Windows on a Mac? In any case, there’s never been a better time to switch to OS X—and there’s never been a better, more authoritative book to help you do it.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you’ll know.
- Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs you’ve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them.
- Learn Yosemite. Apple’s latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more in tune with iPads and iPhones. If Yosemite has it, this book covers it.
- Get the expert view. Learn from Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.
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. Data: Typing, Dictating, Sharing & Backing Up
Part Two: Making the Move
Chapter 6. Transferring Your Files to the Mac
Chapter 7. Special Software, Special Problems
Chapter 8. Windows on the Mac
Chapter 9. Hardware on the Mac
Part Three: Yosemite Online
Chapter 10. Internet Setup & iCloud
Chapter 11. Mail & Contacts
Chapter 12. Safari
Chapter 13. Messages
Part Four: Putting Down Roots
Chapter 14. Mac+iPhone: Handoff, AirDrop & Continuity
Chapter 15. Accounts, Security & Gatekeeper
Chapter 16. Networking, File Sharing & AirDrop
Chapter 17. System Preferences
Chapter 18. Notifications
Chapter 19. The Free Programs
Part Five: Appendixes
Appendix A Installing OS X Yosemite
Appendix B Troubleshooting
Appendix C The “Where’d It Go?” Dictionary
Appendix d The Master Secret Keystroke List