Get more out of your MacBook with the help of this savvy and easy Dummies guide Lighter, faster, and way cooler, the new MacBooks put the power of a desktop into your hands anywhere. Mac expert Mark Chambers shows you how to personalize your Desktop, stay connected while on the road, make movies with iMovie, create and share photos and videos, compose your own music with GarageBand, build a website with iWeb, and much more. Packed with coverage of the latest MacBook hardware including the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro plusOS X Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork, this new edition is completely revised and updated to let you in on all the secrets of the magnificent MacBook. Features updated coverage of the latest MacBook devices, OS X Lion, iCloud, iLife, and iWork Shows how to navigate with Mission Control and LaunchPad, sync everything with iCloud, and add some apps to your desktop experience Explains how to customize the dock and desktop; connect from the road; take your music mobile; use iWeb, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand; and get to work the Mac way with the iWork productivity suite Gets readers acquainted with Multi-Touch gestures, Mail, and the Mac App Store MacBook For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make friends with your MacBook the fun and easy way!
Introduction 1 Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous! 9 Chapter 1: Hey, It Really Does Have Everything I Need 11 Chapter 2: Turning On Your Portable Powerhouse 35 Chapter 3: The Laptop Owner's Introduction to OS X 47 Part II: Shaking Hands with OS X 57 Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Tapping and Such 59 Chapter 5: Getting to the Heart of Mountain Lion 81 Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences 97 Chapter 7: Sifting through Your Stuff 115 Chapter 8: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications 127 Part III: Connecting and Communicating 135 Chapter 9: Let's Go on Safari! 137 Chapter 10: iCloud Is Made for MacBooks 155 Chapter 11: Your Laptop Goes Multiuser 161 Chapter 12: Working Well with Networks 181 Chapter 13: Spreading the Word with Messages and FaceTime 201 Part IV: Living the iLife 219 Chapter 14: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes 221 Chapter 15: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto 247 Chapter 16: Making Film History with iMovie 271 Chapter 17: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand 293 Part V: Getting Productive with iWork 315 Chapter 18: Desktop Publishing with Pages 317 Chapter 19: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers 331 Chapter 20: Building Presentations with Keynote 347