How to Do Everything MacBook by Robin Noelle

By Robin Noelle

Easy-to-follow insurance of transportable Macs, together with the MacBook, MacBook professional, and MacBook Air

the way to Do every thing: MacBook strongly emphasizes the portability and different exact beneficial properties of the computing device types of the Mac, analyzing ports and jacks, discussing person debts and privateness, handling a number of community connections, utilizing MobileMe to stick synched, and so on. It additionally explores the actions computer clients pretty much practice, equivalent to productiveness, leisure, and communique.

Tasks and actions are damaged down into simple-to-follow instructions and highlighted with transparent snap shots to make every thing effortless to appreciate. assistance and tips for purchasing the main out of the most recent models of the integrated software program, together with the recent types of iLife and iWork also are integrated. As a shuttle author, the writer is familiar with the desires of cellular desktop clients. She covers battery administration and gear, connectivity, operating on-line, utilizing VoIP, and retaining and troubleshooting the MacBook.

the best way to Do every thing: MacBook

  • Draws on author’s own event as a author who travels, delivering suggestions and methods for purchasing the easiest out of the MacBook at the highway
  • Contains exact and up to date product details on most recent models of Mac OS X and iWork/iLife functions
  • Explains the variations among the MacBook, MacBook professional and MacBook Air

Complete MacBook assurance: the glorious global of MacBook; Taming the MacBook: Trackpad, Keyboard, Mouse and extra; energy fight: Battery and tool administration; Ports and Jacks: the place they're and What They Do; buying and selling areas: Getting your machine geared up; disguise and search: Navigating your MacBook; a house of One's personal: consumer money owed; own type: Customizing your MacBook; Surf's Up: Connecting to the internet; Staying in contact: electronic mail, Chatting, Video and extra; gaining knowledge of MobileMe; something home windows Can Do, Mac Can Do greater: working home windows courses; yet Wait! there is extra: MacBook software fundamentals; Your digital workplace: iWork for productiveness and place of work software program; artistic areas: iLife for pictures, videos, tune and internet sites; relaxation Time: video games, track and films; below the Hood: track Ups and simple upkeep; Troubleshooting Your MacBook

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Unlike downloading photos to your MacBook, a digital video camera requires specific software to transfer video. You can’t just drag and drop the files like you can with a digital still camera. Your digital video camera probably came with a disc that contains this software; if not, you can download it from the manufacturer’s website. Refer to the manual that came with your camera for specifics on installing the required software. In many cases your MacBook will be able to transfer video using the iMovie, iPhoto, or Image Capture software that is already loaded on your machine.

It used to be that there were very specific ports on the back of a personal computer to connect things like a monitor or printer. Sometimes you needed a special cable or adapter in order to connect a device, and there was a lot of hunting around for compatible connectors. Now that USB is available, manufacturers use this technology to ensure that their devices can be connected to every computer with the use of one standard cable. How convenient! USB has been around for a while and is a huge improvement over the old connectors used for monitors and printers.

Installing your printer is easy. In most cases, you simply need to plug in the USB cable and let your MacBook do the rest. If, for some reason, your printer doesn’t then appear in the Printer pop-up menu, you can add it by choosing Apple | System Preferences | Print & Fax to open the Print & Fax pane (see Figure 4-4). Then, follow these steps (follow the same steps to connect a USB scanner to your MacBook): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Connect your printer to the computer with the provided USB cable. Open the System Preferences window from the Apple menu.

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