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iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition

Book Description

The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer—now updated and revised throughout!

If you're looking for speed, performance, and power, the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its superior performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is one awesome machine, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of iMac For Dummies is an ideal way to get started with the basics. You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, video calling, and more.

  • Covers the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, and the Mac App Store

  • Shows you how to surf the web with Safari and keep in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video calling

  • Details how to find and download music, videos, TV shows, and more from the iTunes Store

  • Gets you up to speed with the newest versions of iLife and iWork

  • Walks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and other multimedia

  • Explains how iCloud keeps everything, from your music to your documents, in sync

  • Delves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless network

  • Reviews troubleshooting tips and tricks

  • Shows you how to automate mundane tasks

With iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition, you'll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Know Your iMac
    1. Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird
    2. Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life!
    3. Chapter 3: Introducing the Apple of Your iMac
  6. Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X
    1. Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such
    2. Chapter 5: A Plethora of Powerful Fun
    3. Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences
    4. Chapter 7: Searching amidst iMac Chaos
  7. Part III: Connecting and Communicating
    1. Chapter 8: Let's Go on Safari!
    2. Chapter 9: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud
    3. Chapter 10: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers
  8. Part IV: Living the iLife
    1. Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes
    2. Chapter 12: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto
    3. Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie
    4. Chapter 14: iDVD - Your DVD Movie Factory
    5. Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand
    6. Chapter 16: Creating a Website with iWeb
  9. Part V: Getting Productive with iWork and Other Tools
    1. Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages
    2. Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers
    3. Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote
    4. Chapter 20: Creating a Multiuser iMac
    5. Chapter 21: Building (Or Joining) a Network
  10. Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining
    1. Chapter 22: It Just . . . Sits . . . There
    2. Chapter 23: I Want to Add Stuff
    3. Chapter 24: Tackling the Housekeeping
    4. Chapter 25: Running Windows on Your iMac
  11. Part VII: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac
    2. Chapter 27: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague
  12. Cheat Sheet