OS X Mavericks For Dummies

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Written by Bob LeVitus

Published by For Dummies

Nov, 2013

480 pages



Coast through OS X Mavericks with help from Dr. Mac and For Dummies Ready to make friends with Mavericks? Then, Dr. Mac’s your man. Author and longtime Mac guru, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus shares his witty insights and helpful tips in this full-color update to his bestselling OS X guide. You’ll learn the basics of working with the Dock, Launchpad, and Mission Control before moving on to setting up your e-mail, surfing with Safari, organizing your files, and customizing OS X Mavericks for all you need your Mac to do.
  • Familiarizes you with OS X essentials like navigating the desktop, connecting to anetwork, using Notification Center, managing your Contacts and Calendar, staying in touch with Messages and FaceTime, and syncing with iCloud
  • Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications
  • Explains how to turn your Mac into a multimedia mecca with music, movies, podcasts, photos, videos, e-books, and your favorite apps and games from the Mac App Store
  • Provides troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing and maintaining your Mac, and keeping your information safe and secure
Whether you’re dipping your toe into OS X or leaping full on into Mavericks, For Dummies will help you make the most of your Mac and all Mavericks can do for you.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with OS X Mavericks
Chapter 1: OS X Mavericks 101 (Prerequisites: None)
Chapter 2: The Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My!)
Chapter 3: Have It Your Way
Chapter 4: What’s Up, Dock?
Chapter 5: The Finder and Its Desktop Part II: Mavericks Taming (Or “Organization for Smart People”)
Chapter 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders
Chapter 7: Four Terrific Timesaving Tools
Chapter 8: Dealing with Disks
Chapter 9: Organizing Your Life Part III: Do Unto Mavericks: Getting Things Done
Chapter 10: (Inter)Networking
Chapter 11: Communications Made Easy
Chapter 12: The Musical Mac
Chapter 13: The Multimedia Mac
Chapter 14: Words and Letters Part IV: Mastering Your Mavericks
Chapter 15: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing
Chapter 16: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It
Chapter 17: Features for the Way You Work Part V: The Care and Feeding of Your Mavericks
Chapter 18: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues
Chapter 19: Utility Chest
Chapter 20: Troubleshooting OS X Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 21: Almost Ten Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience
Chapter 22: Ten (Or So) Great Websites for Mac Freaks


Title: OS X Mavericks For Dummies
Author: Bob LeVitus
Language: English
Length: 480
Edition: 1
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2013-11-04
ISBN-10: 1118691881
ISBN-13: 9781118691885