Publication Date: August 28, 2006| ISBN-10: 047004859X | ISBN-13: 978-0470048597
Tired of being tethered to your desktop computer? If you're ready to break free with a laptop, the new MacBook could be just what you're looking for. In addition to the freedom to work wherever you happen to be, a MacBook offers you
A portable darkroom with iPhoto
Mobile music, podcasts, and Internet radio
GarageBand software that lets you make your own music
The ability to create and share original movies and DVDs
Safari, a safer and ultra-cool Web browser, and all the other OS X advantages
Whether you already have your new MacBook or are still weighing the pros and cons of various models, MacBook For Dummies is a valuable resource. For newcomers to laptop land, it’s packed with basic information about using and caring for Mac laptops. It also walks you through Mac OS X, the revolutionary Macintosh operating system that makes your laptop tick. Then it's on to all the fun stuff you can do with your MacBook, like making music, editing photos and turning them into a book, creating DVDs on the road, or adding a wireless keyboard. MacBook For Dummies will help you
Set up your MacBook and get acquainted with all the features of the Mac OS X Tiger operating system
Use the Safari Web browser and Apple's .Mac Internet subscriber service, connect your MacBook to a printer, and communicate with your cell phone or PDA
Connect to a wired or wireless network
Make the most of the iLife applications that come with your MacBook—iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand
Keep your MacBook and your data safe, troubleshoot any problems, and maintain your system
Popular For Dummies author Mark Chambers has loaded this fun book with tips, ideas, and his famous "Mark's Maxims"—power user advice that will guide you around the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time. From latptop basics all the way to upgrading and adding memory, MacBook For Dummies will be your MacBook's best friend.
From the Back Cover
Work with networks, share access, troubleshoot, and more
Enjoy music and videos, cruise the Web, and even do some work — from anywhere!
Not only can your MacBook do everything a desktop computer can, it can do some things better! Find out how to use the cool iLife applications, like iPhoto, iMovie, and iTunes, plus gobs of other software that comes with your Mac. Connect to a network, get online, and don't miss Mark's should-be-patented troubleshooting guide!
Discover how to
Set up and personalize your laptop
Import stuff from your old computer
Search with Spotlight and Sherlock
Open a .Mac account
Create with the iLife suite
Add wireless devices
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, a tech editor, and an unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including iMac For Dummies, 4th Edition.
As expected it's a basic volume with a friendly, reassuring tone. It helped a lot to overcome initial anxieties, and to foster a lot of eagerness to master a smart machine. It started to show its limitations at the point of explaining how to use various applications. I found very limitted help when trying to burn audible books to CD's. As a slightly wiser dummy I am still trying to figure that out......
I got into computers a little late in life at age fifty-seven, and had only been exposed to a PC. Seven years later I was given a MacBook and was totaly lost. This book came to the rescue.I'm still no expert, but I'm in no hurry. I'm happy with this book and, now with my MacBook. Bye Bye PC. I would have given the book five stars, but I have only gotten about fifty pages into it.
Two years in the rapidly changing landscape of computers makes a lot of difference. "Macbook For Dummies" is helpful to a novice Mac owner like myself, but there is a lot of already outdated material in this manual. The book invests a lot of its pages defining the "Tiger" operating system. While there are many similarities to the new Leopard OS, I stumble through a lot of the exceptions presented that were distinctive to Tiger.
I've learned a lot of basics through this book, but I spend almost as much time filtering through outdated material. I wish now that I had waited for the update revision I hope is coming.