Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook

Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook

by Brad Miser


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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 175 MacBook tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your MacBook in no time.

You'll learn to:

  • Navigate the Mac OS X desktop
  • Use the Dock, Exposé, and Spaces
  • Get online and browse with Safari
  • Chat with text, audio, and video
  • Manage your calendars anywhere
  • Explore iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470565193
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer Series , #23
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Brad Miser has written more than 40 books, with his favorite topics being anything related to Macintosh computers. In addition to Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook, Brad has written MacBook Pro Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY MacBook Air, iPhoto ’09 Portable Genius, MobileMe for Small Business Portable Genius, and MacBook Portable Genius. He has also been a co-author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.
In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad enjoys steel-based technology, riding his motorcycle whenever and wherever possible. A native of California, Brad now lives in Indiana with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit named Bun-Bun; and a sometimes-inside cat.
Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@me.com.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Exploring MacBook.

Chapter 2. Looking Through Mac OS X Finder Windows.

Chapter 3. Using the Dock, Esposé, Spaces, and the Dashboard.

Chapter 4. Working on the Mac Desktop.

Chapter 5. Working with Mac Applications.

Chapter 6. Personalizing MacBook.

Chapter 7. Connecting to a Network and the Internet.

Chapter 8. Traveling with MacBook.

Chapter 9. Connecting MacBook to Other Devices.

Chapter 10. Using MobileMe Online Services.

Chapter 11. Using MobileMe Online Services.

Chapter 12. E-mailing.

Chapter 13. Chatting.

Chapter 14. Printing on Paper or Electronically.

Chapter 15. Managing Contacts.

Chapter 16. Managing Calendars.

Chapter 17. Maintaining and Troubleshooting MacBook.

Chapter 18. Listening to Music and Watching Video with iTunes.

Chapter 19. Creating Photo Books and Other Projects with iPhoto.

Chapter 20. Creating Movies with iMovie.

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