By Mark L. Chambers
Uninterested in being tethered in your laptop computing device? if you are able to become independent from with a laptop, the recent MacBook will be simply what you are looking for. as well as the liberty to paintings anyplace you occur to be, a MacBook provides you with
- A transportable darkroom with iPhoto
- Mobile tune, podcasts, and net radio
- GarageBand software program that permits you to make your individual tune
- The skill to create and percentage unique video clips and DVDs
- Safari, a more secure and ultra-cool internet browser, and the entire different OS X merits
no matter if you have already got your new MacBook or are nonetheless weighing the professionals and cons of assorted models, MacBook For Dummies is a important resource. For beginners to computer land, it’s full of simple information regarding utilizing and taking good care of Mac laptops. It additionally walks you thru Mac OS X, the progressive Macintosh working method that makes your desktop tick. Then it truly is directly to all of the enjoyable belongings you can do together with your MacBook, like making track, enhancing pictures and turning them right into a publication, developing DVDs at the highway, or including a instant keyboard. MacBook For Dummies may also help you
- Set up your MacBook and get conversant in the entire beneficial properties of the Mac OS X Tiger working procedure
- Use the Safari internet browser and Apple's .Mac web subscriber carrier, attach your MacBook to a printer, and converse together with your cellular phone or PDA
- Connect to a stressed or instant community
- Make the main of the iLife purposes that include your MacBook—iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand
- Keep your MacBook and your info secure, troubleshoot any difficulties, and continue your process
renowned For Dummies writer Mark Chambers has loaded this enjoyable publication with information, rules, and his well-known "Mark's Maxims"—power person suggestion that might consultant you round the pitfalls and make you a Macxpert in no time. From latptop fundamentals the entire method to upgrading and including reminiscence, MacBook For Dummies should be your MacBook's top friend.
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Make sure that your wipes are especially meant for LED/LCD or laptop computer screens. indd 31 9/3/10 3:54 PM9/3/10 3:54 PM 32 Part I: Tie Myself Down with a Desktop? Preposterous! ✓ Blank CDs and DVDs: Depending on the type of optical drive installed in your laptop — and the type of media you’re recording, such as computer data CDs, DVD movies, or audio CDs — you’ll want blank discs for • CD-R (record once) • CD-RW (record multiple times) • DVD-R (record once) and DVD+RW (record multiple times) ✓ Cables: Depending on the external devices and wired network connectivity you’ll be using, these are • A standard Ethernet cable (for wired networks or high-speed Internet) • FireWire or USB cables for devices you already have ✓ Restraining cable: For those who are a little more security conscious or tend to use their laptops in public places, a standard Kensington laptop lock slot is provided on the MacBook and MacBook Pro case.
That’s because your MacBook is a selfcontained world, providing virtually everything you’ll find on a desktop iMac or Mac Pro. This is indeed the decade of the laptop, meshing nicely with your cellphone and that wireless connection at your local coffee shop. You have selected the right companion for the open road. Unlike some of Apple’s other designs, such as the Mac mini or the iMac, your MacBook looks similar to a PC laptop running Windows. ) But your laptop holds a number of pleasant surprises that no PC laptop can offer — and, in the case of the MacBook Air, you’ll lose pounds and inches from your chassis!
The holes called ports The next stop on your tour of Planet Laptop is Port Central — those rows of holes on the sides of your computer. Each port connects a different type of cable or device, allowing you to easily add all sorts of functionality to your computer. Each of these stellar holes is identified by an icon to help you identify it. Here’s a list of what you’ll find and a quick rundown on what these ports do. Connections for external devices and networking: ✓ FireWire: These ports are the standard in the Apple universe for connecting external hard drives and DVD recorders, but they do double duty as the connector of choice for peripherals like your digital video (DV) camcorder.
MacBook For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer Tech)) by Mark L. Chambers