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macOS Catalina For Dummies

macOS Catalina For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Get a handle on macOS Catalina It doesn't matter if you're doing your computing on an old reliable Macbook or a brand-new Mac desktop, both rely on macOS to help you get things done. It helps to have an equally reliable guidebook to steer you through the tasks and steps that make macOS run efficiently. This fun and friendly guide provides the direction you need to easily navigate the classic and brand new features in macOS Catalina. Longtime expert Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus shares his years of experience to help you better understand Catalina and make it a timesaving tool in your life. Take a tour of the macOS Catalina interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Find pro tips on speeding up your Mac Back up your data macOS Catalina For Dummies is perfect for new and inexperienced macOS users looking to grasp the fundamentals of the operating system.

macOS Mojave For Dummies

macOS Mojave For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Pro tips for macOS from Dr. Mac Your shiny new iMac or trusty old MacBook both rely on macOS to help you get things done. It helps to have an equally reliable guidebook to steer you through the tasks and steps that make macOS run efficiently. This fun and friendly guide provides the direction you need to easily navigate macOS. Longtime expert Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus shares his years of experience to help you better understand macOS and make it a timesaving tool in your life. Take a tour of the macOS interface Get organized and save time with macOS applications Get pro tips on speeding up your Mac Back up your data with ease Covering the fundamentals of the OS and offering insight into the most common functions of macOS, this is indispensable reading for new or inexperienced macOS users.

iPad For Dummies

iPad For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig, Bryan Chaffin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/12/2017

Take your world with you--with an iPad! When you're a person who can't be chained to a desk, an iPad is your ideal tool for working or enjoying entertainment wherever you want, whenever you want. An iPad is an ideal tool for connecting to websites and networks, staying in touch with your family, keeping track of the office, or just settling in with a movie or a good book, . And to make it easier than ever, grab a copy of iPad For Dummies for simple steps on handling all your iPad's basic functions--as well as iOS 11, the latest version of the software that powers Apple's mobile gadgets. Assuming no prior experience with an Apple tablet, this hands-on guide helps users from every walk of life navigate their way around an iPad and an iOS 11. From setting up your eMailbox and using your iPad as an eReader to finding the best iPad apps and using voice commands, it covers everything you need to squeeze all the value out of your portable device. Get help with basics on running your iPad Personalize your tablet for your needs Connect to WiFi or Bluetooth devices Find easy fixes to common iPad problems iPad rookies rejoice! You'll be up and running like the pros in a flash!

macOS High Sierra For Dummies

macOS High Sierra For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2017

Work, play, connect, and share with the ultimate tour to macOS 'X' macOS 'X' For Dummies is the ultimate tour guide to the Mac operating system, written by Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus himself! Whether you're upgrading your trusty old MacBook or venturing into new territory for the very first time, this easy to use guide will get you up and running quickly. It's all here: navigation, preferences, file management, networking, music and movies, and so much more. From the absolute basics to advanced techniques, this book shows you everything you need to know to turn your Mac into an extension of your brain. Concerned about security? Need to troubleshoot an issue? Want to make your Mac perform even better? Let Dr. Mac walk you through it with clear explanations and a little bit of humor. Read this book beginning-to-end for a complete tutorial, or dip in and out as needed when things take an unexpected turn; if you have macOS questions, Dr. Mac has the answers you need. macOS has powered Macs since 2001. Each free annual update improves the system's functionality, and typically offers a few new tools and fixes old issues. If you need to learn your way around this year's update quickly, easily, and thoroughly, this book is for you. * Get organized and find your way around the interface * Customize your Mac's look, feel, and behavior * Get connected, get online, and into the cloud * Access your movies and music, back up your data, and more! Famous for its reliability and usability, macOS offers the sort of streamlined tools and operations you won't find anywhere else. macOS 'X' For Dummies helps you discover just how much your Mac can do for you.

macOS Sierra For Dummies

macOS Sierra For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2016

Your trusted tour guide to macOS Sierra macOS is the engine that runs your Mac, so it's a good idea to know a bit about how it works. Fully updated to cover macOS Sierra, this long-time bestseller is the map you need to navigate Apple's operating system. Whether you're exploring macOS for the first time, looking for shortcuts to speed up common tasks, or trying to fix a common problem, macOS Sierra For Dummies provides easy-to-follow answers to all your questions. Written by Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus, a well-known tech columnist and Mac expert, this hands-on guide offers how-to information on the classic elements that help run Macs as well as timesaving tips on working with all the major changes that come with Sierra. The book begins with a plain-English explanation of the basics of the macOS desktop and goes on to cover everything from finding files faster, making the most of organization and communication tools, getting your Mac on a network, adding music, movies, and books, and so much more. In short: life with your Mac is about to get so much easier and more efficient! * Get acquainted with the newest and classic features of macOS Sierra * Discover shortcuts for saving time when working on your Mac * Learn how popular mobile tools like Siri and Apple Pay are now part of macOS * Use the latest creative and productivity tools that come with Sierra * Find helpful troubleshooting and safety tips With the help of this bestselling guide, you'll learn not only how to do it, but how to do it better on macOS Sierra.

OS X El Capitan For Dummies

OS X El Capitan For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2015

Get up to speed on the latest Mac OS Getting a new Mac and not knowing how to use it is like getting a remote controlled car for Christmas with no batteries. OS X For Dummies powers your understanding of the latest Mac operating system through straightforward, fun content that covers the basic features and functions you need to know. An essential text if you're not already familiar with Apple technology, this resource walks you through the fundamentals of Apple's Mac OS, shows you how to customize your workspace, work with the Dock, leverage the Finder and Finder Tabs, understand files, folders, and tags, find things with Spotlight, use Mission Control and Launchpad, organize your life through Calendar, Reminders, Notes, and Notifications, and much more. Apple is one of the most popular technology companies in the world, known for its ability to combine power and stability with style. Since all of Apple's products function according to its proprietary operating system, it's essential that you understand how to use the OS to make the most of your tech toys. * Take your communication to the next level with email and messaging capabilities * Enjoy multi-media entertainment by surfing the web and accessing movies, music, ebooks, and digital photos * Let your creative side run free with Text Edit * Create a seamless digital experience by connecting a printer, running multiple displays, networking, file sharing, backing up and restoring your system, and keeping your machine safe with Gatekeeper OS X For Dummies breaks down Apple's Mac operating system into bite-sized pieces, allowing you to digest small morsels of information that guide you in navigating your new Apple gadget.

Mac fur Dummies

Mac fur Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus, Isolde Kommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2014

Killer Presentations with Your iPad: How to Engage Your Audience and Win More Business with the World's Greatest Gadget

Killer Presentations with Your iPad: How to Engage Your Audience and Win More Business with the World's Greatest Gadget

Author: Bob LeVitus, Ray Anthony Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2013

WOW ANY AUDIENCE WITH THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMMUNICATION TOOLDitch your tired old slides, drop those boring bullet points--and start reimagining your presentations forabsolutely stunning results! Killer Presentations with Your iPad shows you how to open the ears, eyes--andminds--of your audience and keep them highly engaged from beginning to end. A must-read for everyone who wants to be at the leading edge of the mobile revolution. -- Gerhard Gschwandtner, CEO, Selling Power There are two ways of spreading light . . . to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. This book combines both. Buy the book and learn how to brilliantly light up your audiences. -- Michael Michalko, bestselling author of Thinkertoys Packed with powerfully imaginative ideas, new techniques, and competition-beating strategies that will give more compelling, riveting, and most importantly, winning presentations! -- Dan Poynter, Editor, Global Speakers NewsBrief Priceless information, ideas, strategies, and tips on how to greatly amplify the power of what you're delivering, especially using the iPad along with our iPresent app to become the ultimate Killer Presenter. --Phil Lenton , Founder and CEO, iPresent

Office 2011 for Mac For Dummies

Office 2011 for Mac For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2011

Get started with Office 2011 for Mac and discover the creative possibilities The leading suite of productivity software for the Mac, Microsoft Office helps users complete common business tasks, including word processing, e-mail, presentations, financial analysis, and much more. Office 2011 for Mac For Dummies is the perfect companion for Microsoft Office for Mac users upgrading to the newest version, new computer users, and those who may have switched from the Windows version of Office. Written by one of the most popular gurus in the Mac community, Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus, the book explains every 2011 application so you can become savvy in no time. * Addresses ways to refine and edit documents with Word * Explains how to add pizzazz to your slide shows with PowerPoint * Guides you through crunching numbers and data with Excel * Demonstrates how to send, receive, and manage your e-mail on Outlook * Encourages you to organize your contact information, schedule your time, and more With Office 2011 for Mac For Dummies, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the most of Office on your Mac!

Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies

Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2010

This is a full-color directory of must-have iPhone and iPod touch apps! The App Store allows you to browse and download thousands of applications that were developed with the iPhone SDK and published through Apple. The popularity of iPhone and iPod touch apps is exploding and this handy guide helps you sort through the tens of thousands of available apps so you can find the ones that are ideal for you. Packed with tips and tricks on how to make the most of each app, this book escorts you through a vast selection of apps and then helps you narrow down the most essential and most entertaining apps for your needs and interests. You'll encounter amazing apps in business, education, entertainment, finance, cooking, nutrition, games, healthcare, news, music, social networking, news, weather, and more. It helps you sort through the tens of thousands of available apps for the iPhone and iPod touch so you can find what's right for you. It shares unique tips and tricks for making the most of the apps that appeal to you. It shows you a variety of apps in the fields of weather, news, photography, cooking, entertainment, business, education, healthcare, social networking, sports, and more. It presents information in the straightforward but fun language that defines The For Dummies Series . With Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies , you'll discover how to have fun, get more done, and make the most of your iPhone or iPod touch.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest version of the Macintosh operating system, and Dr. Mac Bob LeVitus is the ideal expert to introduce you to Snow Leopard. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies covers all the cool stuff and prepares you for the quirks, so whether it's your first Mac or an upgrade, you'll enjoy a truly rewarding relationship. From starting up your Mac to setting up a network and keeping in touch via iChat AV, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies gives you the scoop on the new features and improvements that help you do more work in less time. Learn when to shut down your Mac and when not to, how to secure it, and how to back it up with Time Machine Organize your life with iCal and your stuff with files and folders, and be able to find what you're looking for Set up your Internet connection and e-mail, manage spam, surf with Safari, and start iChatting Download and organize songs, podcasts, and movies with iTunes and plan a playlist with Genius Create documents with TextEdit, print them, fax then, and make PDFs Set up a network and share files, printers, and Internet connections Find out about operating system updates, firewalls, troubleshooting, and other ways to keep your Mac safe, healthy, and happy Technology columnist Bob LeVitus has been a Mac guru for nearly two decades. Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies provides just what you need to get up and running with Snow Leopard.

Office 2008 for Mac For Dummies

Office 2008 for Mac For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2008

Office 2008 for Mac is here, with great new enhancements to all your favorite office productivity tools. Who better than Dr. Mac, Bob LeVitus, to show you how to load and use them all? From choosing the best version for your needs to managing your life with your online calendar, Office 2008 For Mac For Dummies covers what you need to know. It compares the Student/Teacher Edition, Standard Edition, and Professional Edition, then walks you through installing your preferred version and keeping it up to date. You'll find out all the things you can do with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage, and how to use them all together to get the most bang for your Office buck. Get top-flight advice on: Using the Project Gallery Creating documents using templates, tables, styles, and text boxes Checking grammar and using the Thesaurus Making Web pages with Word Building slide shows that include sound, movies, and images Giving your presentation, or exporting it as a movie or PDF Entering, formatting, and editing data in spreadsheet cells Sprucing up your charts Setting up Entourage for e-mail and newsgroups Coordinating your projects and tracking progress Whether you're new to Office or moving up from an earlier version, this is the guide for you!