From the Back Cover
Work with networks, share access, troubleshoot, and more
Enjoy music and videos, cruise the Web, and even do some work — from anywhere!
Not only can your MacBook do everything a desktop computer can, it can do some things better! Find out how to use the cool iLife applications, like iPhoto, iMovie, and iTunes, plus gobs of other software that comes with your Mac. Connect to a network, get online, and don’t miss Mark’s should-be-patented troubleshooting guide!
Discover how to
-Set up and personalize your laptop
– Import stuff from your old computer
– Search with Spotlight and Sherlock
– Open a .Mac account
– Create with the iLife suite
– Add wireless devices
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years — pushing computers and their uses far beyond “normal” performance limits for decades now. His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomed in 1984 when he bought his lightning-fast 300 BPS modem for his Atari 400. Now he spends entirely too much time on the Internet and drinks far too much caffeine-laden soda.
With a degree in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State
University, Mark took the logical career choice: programming computers.
After five years as a COBOL programmer for a hospital system, however, he
decided there must be a better way to earn a living — and he became the
Documentation Manager for Datastorm Technologies, a well-known communications software developer. Somewhere in between designing and writing software manuals, Mark began writing computer how-to books. His first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994 — and after a short decade or so of fun (disguised as hard work), Mark is one of the most productive and best-selling technology authors on the planet.
Along with writing several books a year and editing whatever his publishers
throw at him, Mark has also branched out into Web-based education, designing and teaching a number of online classes — called WebClinics — for
His favorite pastimes include collecting gargoyles, watching St. Louis
Cardinals baseball, playing his three pinball machines and the latest computer games, supercharging computers, and rendering 3-D flights of fancy with TrueSpace — and during all that, he listens to just about every type of music imaginable. Mark’s worldwide Internet radio station, MLC Radio (at
www.mlcbooks.com), plays only CD-quality classics from 1970 to 1979,
including everything from Rush to Billy Joel to the Rocky Horror Picture
Mark’s rapidly expanding list of books includes iMac For Dummies, 4th
Edition; Mac OS X Tiger All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies; Building a PC For Dummies, 5th Edition; Scanners For Dummies, 2nd Edition; CD & DVD
Recording For Dummies, 2nd Edition; PCs All-In-One Desk Reference For
Dummies, 2nd Edition; Mac OS X Tiger: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks;
Microsoft Office v. X Power User’s Guide; BURN IT! Creating Your Own Great
DVDs and CDs; The Hewlett-Packard Official Printer Handbook; The Hewlett-
Packard Official Recordable CD Handbook; The Hewlett-Packard Official Digital Photography Handbook; Computer Gamer’s Bible; Recordable CD Bible; Teach