Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (November 13, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Love this book. I'm new to Mac, it is very helpful for me. I like to read as I go along to figure out what I'm doing. I can mark places that are important to me. I can't do that when I'm on line.It is worth buying if you need answers.
I was perplexed with the lack of coverage. This book only covers basic info on file transfers and some set up. There is no info on any of the pre-loaded programs such; Pages, iPhoto, iTunes. If you know absolutely nothing about Macs this book may help. I found more useful tips and tutorials on the Web
Moving back to the Mac after 20 plus years as a Windows user meant I needed a good guide. As much as Apple has made the OSX 'intuitive', there are more than a few things you'll need to know right away. This is not only a high quality information source, but it's also well presented. Lots of good pictures with instructive annotations. I bought three books to make the transition but I would have been fine with just this one.The author managed information very well. Rather than cover every item, he covered in depth those items which are essential but not necessarily 'intuitive' (a very overused word). Sharing is covered, like all the in-depth items, in a step-by-step method that neither assumes you know related tasks nor treats you like a four year old. I appreciate that assumption of intelligence.It also does something no other book did - tie in discussion about the hardware. Given the title, that's to be expected. I should probably say it tied in the OS, but it does an excellent job of doing both.I've already used this as a reference book in addition to just straight reading through it. To me, that is high praise.
This book combines text about the look of menus and windows on the MacBook with a lot of tiny pictures of same. SO - while you are adjured to look at the picture, you sometimes need a magnifying glass. There is wasted space on graphic boxes on the pages. There is something about the way the book is put together and the order of the elements that I cannot seem to master. I like the idea of this book, but so far everything in it (except for a few odd items) was covered and covered much more plainly, in the Dummies guides. I have both Mavericks guides and both Yosemite guides from the Dummies series, and the MIssing Manuals as well. I did think this book would be great because I am new to the laptop, although not new to Macs. But, I'd say get the Dummies guides and only get this if you feel like spending. I am not sorry I bought it and will comb it for more helpful tips, but so far there haven't been many things that were super helpful. More on the actual laptop, the batteries, etc., etc. would have been really nifty. The best part of this book is the quality of the paper and the color pictures....but they are small. The whole book should be enlarged to the size of the Dummies Guides.
The book is good as far as it goes. Spend a bit more on David Pogue's "OSX Yosemite, the Missing Manual" and get a more complete review. Both together make for a solid reference library on the new software and MacBook combo.
Got my new iMac 27" and MacBook Pro 15" a while ago after using and building my own PCs for years. But I'm getting heavily into photography since retirement, and loving it (the photography as well as retirement). And thought I should switch to IOS which seems better suited to photography from what I've read. But the switch wasn't as easy as I thought. So I bought this book, the kindle edition, and it has really helped me a lot.I enjoy the book and find it an easy to understand book for my MacBook.
I received the "My MacBook" instruction manual for my two Macbook Air's that I have for my wife and I. I have only gone through one section and I have learned so much in just that one section that I can't wait to go through the rest. This is a must have if you are new or unsure about what to do with your Mac.
It's a good but Afterwords I ordered the teach yourself visually Yosemite version I like that one better
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