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MAC OS Sierra for Dummies
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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.
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Introduction 1 Part 1: Introducing macOS Sierra: The Basics 5 CHAPTER 1: macOS Sierra 101 (Prerequisites: None) 7 CHAPTER 2: Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My!) 23 CHAPTER 3: What's Up, Dock? 45 Part 2: Inside macOS Sierra (Or How Stuff Works) 63 CHAPTER 4: Delving Deeper into the Finder and Its Desktop 65 CHAPTER 5: Have It Your Way 97 CHAPTER 6: The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders 121 CHAPTER 7: Comprehending the macOS Clipboard 159 Part 3: Getting Things Done in macOS Sierra 165 CHAPTER 8: Four Terrific Timesaving Tools 167 CHAPTER 9: Organizing Your Life 185 CHAPTER 10: Siri-ously! 201 CHAPTER 11: Maps Are Where It's At 207 Part 4: Getting Along with Others in macOS Sierra 219 CHAPTER 12: (Inter)Networking 221 CHAPTER 13: Dealing with People 239 CHAPTER 14: Communicating with Mail and Messages 249 CHAPTER 15: Sharing Your Mac and Liking It 273 Part 5: Getting Creative in macOS Sierra 307 CHAPTER 16: The Musical Mac 309 CHAPTER 17: The Multimedia Mac 327 CHAPTER 18: Words and Letters 343 CHAPTER 19: Publish or Perish: The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing 353 Part 6: The Care and Feeding of macOS Sierra 367 CHAPTER 20: Features for the Way You Work 369 CHAPTER 21: Safety First: Backups and Other Security Issues 389 CHAPTER 22: Utility Chest 405 CHAPTER 23: Troubleshooting OS X 415 Part 7: The Part of Tens 427 CHAPTER 24: Ten (Or So) Ways to Speed Up Your Mac Experience 429 CHAPTER 25: Ten Great Websites for Mac Freaks 441 Index 447

About the Author

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has penned the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle since 1996. He's a regular contributor to tech publications and author of more than 70 how-to books on topics including iPhone, iPad, Office for the Mac, and GarageBand.

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