Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition

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Book Description

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 ? 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, , 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. on the Mac

Part Three: Yosemite Online
Chapter 10. Internet Setup &
Chapter 11. Mail & Contacts
Chapter 12. Safari
Chapter 13. Messages

Part Four: Putting Down Roots
Chapter 14. Mac+: Handoff, AirDrop & Continuity
Chapter 15. Accounts, & 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

Book Details

  • Title: Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 816 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-02-07
  • ISBN-10: 1491947187
  • ISBN-13: 9781491947180
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