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The flat-screen iMac for dummies
Pogue, David, 1963-
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New York : Wiley, [2002]

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xxiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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QA76.8.I2645 P54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"'d be hard pressed to find a better no-brainer beginners guide to the iMac...a practical, inspirational introduction to the wonderful world of Macs for computing newbies...pretty near perfect..."

Who doesn't just love those flat-screen iMac machines? They look great. They work great, too - if you know how to take advantage of all the built-in features and capabilities. Ideal for graphic designers, schools/students, scientists, and anyone who wants to make the most of his new iMac, the latest edition of The Flat-Screen iMac For Dummies has approximately 35% new content. It begins with the basics, and covers:

Getting on the Internet Making your way through all the free software included with the iMac, and making the most of it Creating CDs and DVDs Connecting other gadgets and gizmos to the iMac Troubleshooting

Written by David Pogue, one of the world's bestselling how-to authors with more than 2.5 million books in print, this book helps first time iMac users become productive quickly, and lets iMac veterans jump in and discover the newest features they can try out right away. Updated and expanded, the book gets you up to speed on:

iDVD, and how to make DVD movies iMovie, a video editing application iPhoto, a digital photo editing tool iTunes, which lets you convert CD music into MP3 files

It also includes a chapter, "Ten Cool Things You Didn't Know Your iMac Could Do" that not only gives you how-to, but also gives you ideas. That just might make you the coolest iMac master around!

Author Notes

David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He was born in 1963 and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985, with distinction in music.

After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. He wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He launched his own series of humorous computer books entitled the Missing Manual series, which includes 120 titles. He spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, before leaving to found Yahoo Tech.

In addition to how-to manuals, he wrote Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life, collaborated on The World According to Twitter, and co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part I For the Absolute iMac Virgin
Chapter 1 How to Turn On Your iMac (and What to Do Next)
Chapter 11 2: High-Tech Made Easy
Chapter 2 Windows, Icons, and Trashes
Chapter 3 Actually Accomplishing Something
Chapter 4 Typing, Saving, and Finding Again
Chapter 5 A Quiet Talk about Printers, Printing, and Fonts
Part II The Internet Defanged
Chapter 6 Faking Your Way onto America Online and the Internet
Chapter 7 The Weird Wide Web
Chapter 8 E-mail for He-males and Females
Part III Software Competence
Chapter 9 Faking Your Way Through AppleWorks
Chapter 10 iPhoto, iTunes - iLove It!
Chapter 11 iSpielberg: Digital Movies and DVDs
Part IV Toward a New, Nerdier You
Chapter 12 Back to Mac OS 9
Chapter 13 Mono-Mac, Multi-People
Chapter 14 Networks for Nitwits
Chapter 15 When Bad Things Happen to Good iMacs
Chapter 16 Beyond the iMac: Where to Go from Here
Part V The Part of Tens
Chapter 17 Ten Cool Things You Didn't Know Your iMac Could Do
Chapter 18 Ten Features that Didn't Quite Fit the Outline
Chapter 19 Ten Back-of-the-Mac Jacks