So you finally took the plunge and bought a Mac. Whether it's a MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac mini, or iMac—it's still your Mac, and it runs the Macintosh operating system, OS X. But what do you do with your Mac after you turn it on? Do you even know how to turn it off and put it to sleep? Maybe you do. . . . But what about setting up an email account, or playing your favorite CDs and movies? You need a book like My New™ Mac to make everything easy.
In this new, Snow Leopard edition of the best-selling My New Mac, you'll find 52 simple projects that will have you doing useful things right away—like surfing the Internet, sending email, listening to music, taking notes, and playing with your digital photos. Fun stuff, if you know how to do it.
Wallace Wang, best-selling author of My New iPhone and several of those For Dummies® books, gives you step-by-step instructions for organizing your music with iTunes, tracking birthdays with iCal, and clipping and saving information from the Internet so you can find it again.
You'll also find simple projects that show you how to:
Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.
About the Author
Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books including the Steal This Computer Book series, Steal This File Sharing Book, The Book of Nero, and Visual Basic 2005 Express: Now Playing (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Table of Contents
PART I: Basic Training
PART II: Making Life Easier with Shortcuts
PART III: Putting your Macintosh to Work
PART IV: Touching the World Through the Internet
PART V: Maintaining your Macintosh
The Next Step
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"Highly recommended for newbies and switchers."
"Wallace Wang has hit the nail on the head...some people just learn better and faster by doing projects rather than trying to stay awake doing tedious lessons."
"If you're new to the Mac or a non-power-user who has never progressed past the basics of Mac operation, [My New Mac] should be right up your alley."
"This is an excellent book for the novice to intermediate Mac user."
"The author knows of what he writes; the format works; the tech-to-person dialog is entertaining; and the book's intended purpose is fulfilled."
"Although the work is geared toward a novice to intermediate audience, all Mac users can benefit from its content, regardless of their skillset."