macOS Sierra For Dummies

macOS Sierra For Dummies Author LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781119280675
Year 2016-10-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your trusted tour guide to macOS Sierra macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions. Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient! Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.

OS X El Capitan For Dummies

OS X El Capitan For Dummies Author Bob LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781119149637
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get up to speed on the latest Mac OS Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more. Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys. Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos Let your creative side run free with Text Edit Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.

Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies

Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies Author Bob LeVitus
ISBN-10 1118050983
Year 2011-02-08
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Mac OS X Leopard is the new cat in town, and wait until you see all the tricks it can do! Whether you’re new to the Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies is the fun and friendly way to have your Leopard purring in no time. While the Mac has built its reputation in part on being user-friendly, OS X Leopard has lots of features that do lots of things—and that’s where Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies puts you a step ahead. If you’re meeting your first Mac, start at the beginning and you’ll feel like a pro in no time. If you’re familiar with earlier incarnations of OS X, you can jump right to the chapters on organizing your files and getting a sneak peek with Quick Look, backing up with the cool new Time Machine, using Spaces to manage Finder and application windows, and getting down with all the cool Mac multimedia features. Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies shows you how to: Customize your Dock and desktop Search smarter with Spotlight Sync your contacts and calendars Watch movies, play music, and download digital photos or video Start video chats on the fly Surf the Web with Safari—safely Get organized with Spaces Run Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac Protect your kids with Parental Controls Set up a network and share files Written by Bob LeVitus, a.k.a. “Dr. Mac”, Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies is quite likely the fastest and easiest way to tame a Leopard!

Macs For Seniors For Dummies

Macs For Seniors For Dummies Author Mark L. Chambers
ISBN-10 9781119245735
Year 2016-08-17
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your ticket to entering the exciting world of Macs! If you've always thought computers were too complicated and intimidating, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Written and designed with your unique needs in mind, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to experience all your Apple computer has to offer. In no time, you'll find out how to stay connected with family and friends, explore the Internet, create and print documents, watch your favorite movies, get apps from the App Store, and so much more. From advice on which Mac you should buy to getting started with set up and configurations, this hands-on, accessible guide covers everything needed to help you make the most of your new computer. You'll learn how to customize OS X El Capitan, work with files and folders, connect to a printer, use Safari to browse the web, and keep in touch through social media—and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Set up your Mac and move around the desktop Make FaceTime calls and send emails Store photos and files using iCloud Play videos, music, and games With the help of Macs For Seniors For Dummies, you'll soon discover that you don't have to be a millennial to make a Mac your minion!

macOS Sierra The Missing Manual

macOS Sierra  The Missing Manual Author David Pogue
ISBN-10 9781491977200
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 880
Language en
Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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With Sierra, Apple brings never-before-seen features to macOS—like Siri voice control, file sharing across all your iOS devices, picture-in-picture mode for iTunes and Safari, and AI photo search. Once again, David Pogue brings his humor and expertise to the #1 bestselling Mac book. Whether you’re a developer or a home-user, this guide offers a wealth of detail on Apple’s OS X 10.12 operating system, this new edition covers everything Sierra has to offer. Perfect for newcomers. Get crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the macOS folder structure, Safari, Mail, and iCloud. Go in-depth. Learn how to use key new features such as Optimized Storage, the Universal Clipboard, Siri for Mac, and iCloud Drive Sync. Get the full story. David Pogue doesn't stop at telling you how to use macOS features. He wants you to know why to use them—and how to avoid common pitfalls.

MacBook For Dummies

MacBook For Dummies Author Mark L. Chambers
ISBN-10 9781119151418
Year 2015-11-23
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Brush up on the next generation of MacBooks Learning how to use a new laptop can be as challenging as trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics—but don't let that intimidate you! MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition is your straightforward guide to all things MacBook, including setting up and configuring your laptop, navigating your way around the desktop, familiarizing yourself with the operating system, working with files and folders, using the Finder and Finder Tabs, working with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces, searching your computer with Spotlight, surfing the Internet with Safari, syncing your data with iCloud, communicating with friends and family with email, Messages, and FaceTime, discovering new apps, and creating and printing documents. Additionally, this approachable, yet comprehensive text offers insight into working with Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and more. MacBooks are incredibly popular for both their sleek, appealing hardware and easy to use, relevant software. Whether you're a PC convert or just want to brush up on the latest updates to the MacBook line, this helpful book gets you started in a snap. Get up and running on your new MacBook by starting with the basics Share and protect your data with insight regarding networking, sharing access and information, connecting with wireless devices, backing up and restoring your files, and troubleshooting common problems Satisfy your hunger for entertainment with iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand Explore both your MacBook's hardware and software, including the latest operating system, iLife, and iWork versions MacBook For Dummies, 6th Edition takes you on a tour of your next-generation MacBook, offering you the information you need to get your new laptop up and running.

macOS Sierra For Dummies

macOS Sierra For Dummies Author LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781119280675
Year 2016-10-13
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Your trusted tour guide to macOS Sierra macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions. Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient! Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.

Essential Mac OS Sierra Edition

Essential Mac OS  Sierra Edition Author Kevin Wilson
ISBN-10 9781911174189
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Elluminet Press
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Whether you're upgrading from a previous version or using a Mac for the very first time, this book will guide you through the Operating System one step at a time, to help you understand the software more quickly and easily! Great for beginners, a basic computing class, or as an update for experienced users. Step-by-step, visual approach to help you quickly master your Mac Plenty of full color, illustrated screenshots and photographs to help you. Presented in an easy and simple to read format, written in jargon free English In this guide you'll learn... Setting up your Mac New features of Mac OS Sierra: Siri, Universal Clipboard and more... Getting around Mac OS with Docks, finders, dashboards and widgets Handoff, MailDrop and Messages Launch pad, iBooks and maps App Store, iCloud and spotlight Security considerations Backing up data with time machineSetting up wifi, internet, email, social media and facetime Creating stunning presentations with Keynote Writing beautiful looking documents with Pages Organising your favourite music into playlists, onto your iPod or iPhone.Get started with Apple Music. Storing, organising and manipulating your photos, share on social media Creating photo albums and slideshows And more... Techniques are illustrated step by step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field. Clear instruction, and easy-to-follow tutorials with illustrated photographs, graphics and screen prints, guide you through the procedures every step of the way. If you want to get up and running quickly and easily with the new version of Mac, this is the guide you need.

macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra Author Chris Kennedy
ISBN-10
Year 2016-09-13
Pages
Language en
Publisher Questing Vole Press
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Perfect for new and longtime Mac users, this no-fluff guide to macOS Sierra is packed with details on system preferences, the desktop, Finder, applications, and utilities. You'll also find step-by-step instructions for printing, scanning, networking, sharing, troubleshooting, and going online. A Windows glossary makes switching to Mac (mostly) painless, and keyboard mavens will find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts. New features covered include Siri, Universal Clipboard, Auto Unlock with Apple Watch, Apple Pay, iCloud Desktop and Documents, Optimized Storage, Picture in Picture, tabbed documents, and updates to Messages, Photos, Notes, Contacts, Notification Center, System Preferences, and Finder. - See live previews of documents, pictures, and folders. - Ask Siri to answer questions, make recommendations, and complete common tasks. - Use Mission Control to juggle all your open windows, desktops, and displays. - Dock programs, documents, and folders for one-click access. - Tag your files to make them easy to sort and find. - Use Finder tabs to declutter your desktop. - See all your notifications in one place. - Spread your work over multiple displays. - Enhance and customize macOS with extensions. - Use iCloud to store and access the latest versions of your files and settings online. - Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases freely with your family. - Organize, view, edit, sync, and share your photos. - Sync your files, mail, contacts, appointments, reminders, notes, and messages wirelessly across your Mac, Windows PC, and iOS devices. - Get instant search results for documents, pictures, music, mail, programs, online sources, and more. - Dictate anywhere that you can type. - Play games on Game Center, Apple's online multiplayer social gaming network. - Post to Facebook and Twitter right from the app you're using. - Mirror your Mac's screen to your HDTV wirelessly via AirPlay, or use your HDTV as a full-fledged display, complete with dock and menu bar. - Share files and printers on your home network. - Move seamlessly between your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, or use them together. - Connect to wireless networks with a couple of clicks. - Set up and manage printers, scanners, and other devices. - Download and install macOS, apps, and updates from the Mac App Store. - Secure your data from thieves and snoops. - Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. - Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. macOS Basics 2. The Desktop 3. System Preferences 4. Files, Folders & Drives 5. Programs & Documents 6. Printing, Faxing & Fonts 7. Networks & Sharing 8. Internet Connections 9. Security & Privacy 10. Maintenance & Backups 11. Switching from Windows 12. Keyboard Shortcuts

OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies

OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies Author Bob LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781118461990
Year 2012-07-24
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Tame your Mountain Lion, the "Dr. Mac" way Author Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is a Mac guru and one of the world's leading authorities on all things Apple, so when he talks OS X Mountain Lion, people listen. Now you can learn how to get the most out of OS X Mountain Lion with the latest edition of this bestselling guide to OS X. Whether you're learning your way around your first Mac or just updating your OS, you'll unleash the power of OS X Mountain Lion with this friendly, full-color guide to Apple's new operating system. Covers OS X basics, including working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control; setting up your e-mail; surfing the web with Safari; organizing your files; navigating with multi-touch gestures; managing your contacts and calendars; connecting a printer; and printing documents Walks you through the new-to-OS-X features, such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Notification Center, Power Nap, Dictation, Twitter and Facebook integration, Game Center, and Gatekeeper Gets you up and running with iTunes and the latest apps from the Mac App Store and shows you how to enjoy music, movies, DVDs, and digital photos on your Mac Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe with Time Machine OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies is the perfect guide to help you reach the peak of this exciting new operating system.

Macs For Dummies

Macs For Dummies Author Edward C. Baig
ISBN-10 9781119239628
Year 2016-05-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Take a bite out of all your Mac has to offer with this bestselling guide So, you joined the cool kids club and bought a Mac. Kudos! Now, do you dare admit to your sophisticated Mac mates that you still need some help figuring out how it works? No worries, Macs For Dummies is here to help! In full color for the first time ever, the latest edition of this long-running bestseller takes the guesswork out of working with your new Mac, providing easy-to-follow, plain-English answers to every possible question in the book! Whether you're trying to figure out the basics of getting around the OS X interface, learning the ins and outs of turning your Mac into a sleek productivity tool, or anything in between, Mac For Dummies makes it fast and easy to navigate your way around your new Apple computer. You'll get the know-how to rocket into cyberspace, browse the Web, send messages, back up files to the Cloud, deal with security issues, get productive with leading Mac apps, and have fun with one-stop shopping for music, movies, and media. Navigate OS X El Capitan with confidence and ease Use your Mac to power your audio and video systems Add your Mac to your home network Troubleshoot common problems when your Mac starts misbehaving Fully updated to cover the latest hardware and software releases, Macs For Dummies offers everything you need to get your geek on—and make your Mac your minion.

Switching to a Mac For Dummies

Switching to a Mac For Dummies Author Arnold Reinhold
ISBN-10 1118051564
Year 2011-02-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Thinking of making the switch from your PC to a Mac? Congratulations! You’re in for a great, virus-free ride. And Switching to Mac For Dummies makes it smoother than you ever imagined. From buying the Mac that’s right for you to transferring your files to breaking your old Windows habits and learning to do things the (much easier) Mac way, it makes the whole process practically effortless. Whether you’ve been using Windows XP, Vista, or even Linux, you’ll find simple, straightforward ways to make your transition go smoothly. That will leave you plenty of time to get familiar with Mac’s prodigious and dynamic OS X capabilities. You’ll also connect with iLife, Mac’s amazing integrated software suite that lets you turn your computer into a powerful media center—not just for listening and watching, but for creating music, video, and much more. Discover how to: Decide whether the switch to Mac is right for you Choose the Mac that will change your life Keep and reuse elements of your old setup Go online with your Mac Connect to your home network—even that old PC Go media crazy with iTunes, iPhoto and more Take advantage of Mac’s business capabilities Complete with handy cheat sheet of common Mac short cuts and commands as well as a glossary of Mac world lingo, Switching to Mac For Dummies ensures that your switch will be the smartest thing you ever do.

OS X Mavericks For Dummies

OS X Mavericks For Dummies Author Bob LeVitus
ISBN-10 9781118707623
Year 2013-10-09
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do. Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to a network, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

MacOS Sierra in Easy Steps

MacOS Sierra in Easy Steps Author Nick Vandome
ISBN-10 1840787449
Year 2016-11-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher In Easy Steps
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macOS Sierra in easy steps explains the foundations of macOS Sierra: the Dock and the Finder. Then, it reveals a raft of ways in which the reader can make the most of macOS Sierra: Multi-Touch navigation options for getting around in macOS Sierra. Working with and managing your apps. Productivity options on your Mac. Getting online with Safari, Mail, Messages and FaceTime. Managing your digital lifestyle for photos, music, video, books and games. The invaluable iCloud online function for backing up and sharing your files. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting and keeping macOS Sierra in tiptop shape. macOS Sierra in easy steps also covers the new features in the operating system, which include: Siri, Apple's Digital Personal Assistant, is now available on macOS Sierra. Previously only included with mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad, Siri can now be used on a Mac to find photos or specific files, send messages, enter calendar events and search the Web. It can also be used to book restaurants and book taxis. The Photos app has improved face, object and subject recognition and the new Memories function groups photos by experiences and can even turn them into movies. Text messages in the Messages app can be created with a wider range of content, including enhanced emojis and full-screen animations. The iTunes interface has been enhanced to fully incorporate Apple Music and it is now easier to find and organize music. Apple Pay, Apple's contactless payment system, can be used for online shopping, using the Safari browser with macOS Sierra. Universal Clipboard. This function enables you to copy an item on your Mac and then paste it into another Apple device, such as an iPhone or an iPad, if they are using iOS 10. iCloud Drive has been enhanced so that it can be used to store the Desktop and Documents folders from your Mac, thus making them available on other compatible devices. macOS Sierra can free up space on your Mac by looking for files that are rarely used and storing them in the cloud, leaving more space on your computer for the files that are used most regularly. Covers OS X 10.12, due for release Autumn 2016.