My New Mac

My New Mac

52 Simple Projects to Get You Started

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A project-oriented guide to using the Snow Leopard edition of a Mac covers such topics as using the mouse, understanding the Dock, finding files, using Dashboard, playing audio CDs and audio files, editing digital photographs, and setting up an email account.

Book News
Intended for beginners who are not tech savvy, these tutorials explain how to navigate the Macintosh interface, use shortcut commands, work with music and images, and access the internet. Black and white screenshots illustrate the steps for customizing the dock, managing files and folders, burning an audio CD, editing digital photographs with iPhoto, bookmarking a website, reading email messages, and keeping internet activities private. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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:

  • Organize your files and folders by color and keyword
  • Connect to the Internet, chat with your friends, and listen to online radio stations
  • Install and update your software—and get rid of programs you don't want anymore
  • Set up and manage parental controls to limit your children's computer and Internet access
  • Share songs, images, and documents with other computers wirelessly
  • Use your built-in firewall and keep your computer and information safe from intruders

Don't put off learning how to use your new computer. Let Wallace Wang show you the ropes with My New Mac.


A task-oriented, friendly, hands-on, and practical guide to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Mac OS is a beautiful and reliable operating system, but it can still confuse brand new Mac owners-especially if they come from Windows. After all, Mac OS is not Windows, and that's a good thing. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's easy for new users to penetrate this different operating system. Fortunately, with My New Mac, it won't be long before readers are relishing those differences. Rather than focus each chapter on a specific program or feature of Mac OS (as most beginner books do), Wallace Wang takes a project-oriented approach that mirrors the sorts of things people want to do with their Mac. For example, rather than offering a tedious, step-by-step walkthrough of Photo Booth or iChat, Wang focuses on using Photo Booth to organize photos and post them to a website or using iChat to chat with friends. Key aspects of each program needed to perform a task are discussed and indexed for easy reference, but this is not a reference book: it's designed to teach new users how to get the most out of their Mac by having them use it to actually do things.


Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : No Starch Press, c2009
Edition: Snow leopard ed. --
ISBN: 9781593272098
159327209X
Branch Call Number: 005.44682 Mac -W
Characteristics: xxii, 481 p. : ill

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