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Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

If you've dreamed about having a customized multimedia PC or one tricked out for your favorite games, build your own and make your dreams come true! Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies makes it easy. Not only is building your own PC a really rewarding project, it can also save you a nice chunk of cash. This step-by-step guide helps you decide what you need, teaches you what all those computer terms mean, and tells you exactly how to put the pieces together. It shows you: What tools you need (not as many as you might think!) All about operating systems How to install CD and DVD drives The scoop on sound and video, and how to put a sound system together from start to finish How to connect a monitor and install a modem All about setting up and configuring the hard drive Secrets for securing your system, and more Included is a bonus DVD showing you how to install the motherboard, CPU, RAM, ports, hard drive, video and sound cards, a DVD drive, and more. With Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, you can have the computer you want plus the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

iMac For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Congratulations! When you bought that shiny new anodized aluminum iMac, you made a great choice. Now you want take advantage and control of that baby's awesome speed, high performance, powerful operating system, and fantastic applications, and iMac for Dummies, 5th Edition is here to help you do just that!This easy-to-use guide covers both the iMac's splendid, cutting-edge hardware and Leopard, the latest version of Apple's superb Mac OS X operating system. It gives you the basic information that every iMac owner should know and then moves on to explore the software that comes with your iMac. And, everywhere you look, you'll find plenty of power-user tips and tricks that'll save you time, effort, and money. You'll find out how to:Set up and customize your iMacImport files from your old computerSend and receive mailStore, and organize digital photos, music, and videoBack up your system with Time MachineBrowse the Internet with SafariKeep in touch with iChatMake your iMac a digital media hub with iLifeConnect your iMac to a wireless networkTroubleshoot problemsKeep your iMac safe and secureYour iMac is an elegant and sophisticated machine -- and as fast, powerful, and easy-to-use as a computer can be. With the help you get from iMac For Dummies, 5th Edition you'll be an iMac power user in no time!

iPhone 5 First Steps For Dummies, Pocket Edition

by Mark L. Chambers

The first e-book you should download onto your new iPhone Just bought a new iPhone and need to know where to get started? iPhone 5 First Steps For Dummies gives you the essential step-by-step instructions you need to get up to speed fast and learn how to use the most essential features right out of the box. Focusing on the top tasks required to get started, this handy little e-book begins with a quick tour of your iPhone, then guides you through navigating the touch screen, getting comfortable with the keyboard, making a phone call, sending a text message, making video calls with FaceTime, getting acquainted with Siri your voice-activated virtual assistant, playing videos and music, downloading apps from the App Store, taking photos and video, configuring and using iCloud, and more. Offers users of the latest tech gadgets a focused list of the top tasks they need to start using their device right out of the gate Content is presented in a step-by-step format with accompanying screen shots and product images Helps you get familiar with iOS and the touchscreen, surf the web, send and receive e-mail, navigate with Maps, get organized with Reminders and Notification Center, download apps, buy music, and sync your data to iCloud Written by iPhone and Mac expert Mark L. Chambers, iPhone 5 First Steps For Dummies will be one of the handiest e-books every iPhone owner should have to get started using your device - and fast!

Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Eight minibooks thoroughly cover the newest Mac operating system--Mac OS X LionMacs continue to gain market share, and Mac OS X Lion is expected to draw even more converts as it adds the magic of some of your favorite iPad and iPhone features to the legendary power of the Mac. This easy-to-follow guide to Mac OS X Lion features eight self-contained minibooks covering every phase of navigating, customizing, and expanding Mac OS X Lion; the iLife and iWork applications; maintenance and troubleshooting; Internet activities; and much more.Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies is ideal for those switching to a Mac, anyone upgrading from an earlier version of Mac OS X, beginning Mac users, and experienced users looking for a more comprehensive reference.Minibooks include: Introducing Mac OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in Mac OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced Mac OS XCovers Mac OS X Lion basics, using the Finder and Spotlight, customizing the desktop, setting up multi-user accounts, working with the Address Book and Apple Mail, and using the amazing iTunes, iLife and iWork applicationsHighlights the new features of Mac OS X Lion showing readers how to find and download apps from the Mac App Store, organize their desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, take advantage of full-screen apps, and moreFeatures advanced advice on using AppleScript, troubleshooting your system, staying secure, and setting up a networkYou'll tame your Lion in no time with this book and a little help from For Dummies.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the newest Mac operating system, with even better performance and more efficient use of hard drive space as well as cool features like MobileMe, the iWork productivity suite, and improved media technology. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies is your one-stop reference for all its features.Eight self-contained minibooks cover OS X basics, customizing and sharing your Mac, the digital hub, iWork, Internet features, networking, expanding your system, and advanced Mac OS X (for those with more techie inclinations). You'll learn to:Determine whether your hardware can handle upgrading to Snow LeopardNavigate Snow Leopard, find things with Spotlight, control your Mac with Front Row, and make backupsExplore the digital hub and its applications: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, GarageBand, QuickTime, and iWebCreate cool-looking documents with Pages, crunch numbers with Numbers, and build awesome slide presentations with KeynoteSet up your Internet connection and e-mail, connect with iChat, sync up with MobileMe, and share large files via iDiskBuild a wireless network with AirPort ExtremeKeep your Snow Leopard happy with regular maintenanceMac OS X Snow Leopard All-in-One For Dummies also shows you a little of what's under the hood, in case you're interested in doing a little AppleScript programming or learning a bit more about UNIX. Whatever your level of involvement with OS X Snow Leopard, this complete guide covers what you need to know.

MacBook All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Get comfortable and confident with your MacBook!Combining the fun-but-straightforward content of nine minibooks, this new edition of MacBook All-in-One For Dummies delivers helpful coverage of the rich features and essential tools you need to know to use the MacBook to its fullest potential. You'll learn an array of MacBook basics while veteran author Mark Chambers walks you through setting up your MacBook, running programs, finding files with Finder, searching with Spotlight, keeping track with Address Book, enjoying music with iTunes, creating cool multimedia projects with iLife, and more.This exciting new edition dives right in to help you create a web site with iWeb, get on the Internet, use Apple Mail, stay in touch with iChat, and find your way around the latest Mac OS X. And if you?must do some work, do it the Mac way with the iWork productivity applications and this helpful guide.Serves as an up-to-date introduction to the basics of MacBook models, including working with the new OS, OS X Lion Shows you how to upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot your systemFeatures nine minibooks: Say Hello to Your MacBook, Using Mac OS X, Customizing and Sharing, Going Mobile with iLife, iWork for the Road Warrior, Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in Mac OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced Mac OS XOffers a straightforward-but-fun approach to getting familiar with this innovative laptopMacBook All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition will get you Mac-savvy in no time!

MacBook For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Got a new MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro? Want the scoop on Mac laptop basics, using Mac OS X Leopard, networking a laptop, or connecting your laptop to wireless devices? There's no better place to find what you need than MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition!With your Mac laptop, you can take your movies, music, documents, e-mail, and Internet wherever the action is. MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the lowdown on maintaining and upgrading your MacBook, customizing the Dock and desktop, traveling with a laptop, turning iPhoto into your portable darkroom, and much more. Learn to:Locate the battery compartment, iSight camera, ports, and "on" buttonMove your existing files from an older computerUse all the cool new features of Mac OS X LeopardWork with iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, and GarageBand, all packaged with your MacBookIdentify the signs of a well-functioning laptop and check for troubleSet up your Mac for multiple usersExplore the cool options available with a .Mac account and iDisk storage that lets you retrieve your files anywhereManage your digital music, photos, and moviesUse Bluetooth and get all your wireless devices communicating with each otherAnd if you've been considering switching from a PC to a Mac, MacBook For Dummies, 2nd Edition guides you through the process and even shows you how to run Windows on your Mac laptop. If there's a MacBook in your future -- or present -- this is the book for you!

Macs for Seniors For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Over 50 and thinking about getting your first computer? A user-friendly Mac is a great choice, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies walks you through choosing one and learning to use it. You won't even need your grandchildren to help! Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to all the basic things you may not have encountered before-how to use the keyboard and mouse, work with files and folders, navigate around the Mac OS X desktop, set up an Internet connection, and much more. You'll learn to: Choose the Mac that's right for you, set it up, run programs and manage files, and hook up a printer Use all the programs that come with your Mac for creating documents and spreadsheets, playing movies and music, and more Surf the Internet with the Safari browser - safely Keep in touch with family and friends via e-mail Upload photos from your digital camera, edit and organize them with iPhoto, and share them by e-mail or as prints Play music with iTunes, put your favorite songs on a CD, or listen to online radio stations Use the Web to help plan trips, get maps, book hotels or RV campgrounds, or buy plane tickets Customize your Mac to make everything as easy and convenient as possible Even if you've never used a computer before, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it really easy to make friends with your Mac. Before you know it, you'll wonder why you waited so long to get a computer!

OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X MavericksThis fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple's latest desktop operating system - OS X Mavericks. You'll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you'll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a multimedia hub, and make your Mac happy with the over 200 new features found in OS X Mavericks.Includes eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS XCovers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applicationsShows you how to navigate around the desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, build the Finder of your dreams, and sync your important stuff with iCloudWalks you through the fun stuff, too, including editing images in iPhoto, trying out your cinema skills with iMovie, rockin' out with GarageBand and iTunes, becoming a gaming guru, video-chatting with FaceTime, surfing the web with Safari, and moreWhether you want to test the OS X waters or just dive right in, OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies is here to help guide your way.

OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

The big new book on Apple's big new cat?OS X Mountain LionThe 800+ pages in this value-packed guide cover everything you need to know to get the most out of OS X Mountain Lion. Eight minibooks are packed with detailed information covering essential topics such as OS X basics, customizing and sharing, creating digital hubs, using iWork, networking, advanced functions, and more. You'll learn how to keep your system safe with the amazing new Gatekeeper, integrate Twitter and Facebook into your Mac life, get your head in the iCloud, and a host of other cool and practical new functions.Features eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X Covers new OS X features that bring more of the iOS experience to the Mac desktop, including Messages, Notes, Reminders, Notification Center, Power Nap, Twitter and Facebook integration, Gatekeeper, Dictation, and Game CenterShows you how to search with Spotlight, backup and restore your system with iCloud, tweak images with iPhoto, go Hollywood with iMovie, create websites, use FaceTime, turn your Mac into a DVD theatre, and jam with GarageBand and iTunesExplains how to stay secure, go wireless, expand your system, troubleshoot problems, and much moreIf you want one book for all things OS X Mountain Lion, you'll want OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies.

PCs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

by Mark L. Chambers

Need the scoop on Windows Vista? How about Office 2007? Anything you need to know about using your PC can probably be found in PCs All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 4th Edition.This handy guide is made up of eight convenient minibooks, so you can find what you need in a hurry. And in case you think you've seen it before, this fourth edition is fully updated for all the newest, coolest stuff. Want a guided tour of the Vista operating system and how it differs from XP? Check out minibook #2. Have you heard about Microsoft Works but aren't sure what it's about? Find out in Book #4. Planning to network all the computers in your home? Minibook #8 is just what you need. The entire repertoire includesPC HardwareWindows VistaThe InternetMicrosoft WorksOffice 2007Fun With Movies, Music, and PhotosUpgrading and SuperchargingHome NetworkingFor all the things you probably do with your PC -- browsing the Internet, e-mail, word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, organizing and sharing digital photos and video, downloading music -- you'll find you can get right to the point and discover what you want to know, quickly and easily. You'll want to keep PCs All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, 4th Edition handy, say on your desk, maybe?

PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition

by Mark L. Chambers

A perfect companion for your PC! Whether you use your PC for work or play, there's a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide. Serving up nine meaty minibooks, this All-in-One guide covers essential PC topics from soup through nuts, including the latest on PC hardware, Windows 8, the Internet, all the tools in Office 2013, digital media, troubleshooting and maintenance, upgrading your PC, home networking, and PC gaming. You'll get to know your PC inside and out and find yourself turning to this terrific resource again and again. This new edition features expanded coverage of home networking and desktop gaming, cool hardware for hardcore gamers, exciting new Windows 8 features, and much more. Nine minibooks provide a comprehensive PC overview and include PC Hardware; Windows 8; The Internet; Troubleshooting and Maintenance; Office 2013; Music, Movies, and Photos; Upgrading and Supercharging; Home Networking; and Gaming Explores step-by-step procedures for using the new Windows 8 operating system Delves into the techy nitty-gritty on things like processor speeds, hard drive capacities, and upgrading Reviews ways to protect your PC from viruses, offers troubleshooting tips, and discusses how to supercharge your PC's performance PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 6th Edition covers everything you need to know to get the most out of your PC.

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