Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps

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By Nick Vandome

Publication: March 28, 2008
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-335-3

New edition now available, see Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps, 2nd edition 


About the book

The days of Apple Mac computers being used solely by designers and hard-core Apple fans are long gone: due to their ease-of-use, stability and security, Mac computers are becoming firmly established as genuine alternatives to Windows PCs. What's more, their intuitive interface and versatility makes them ideal machines for the seniors market.

Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps begins with an overview of Mac computers, covering the different types of desktops and laptops that are available and gives a tour around them so that you quickly feel confident about using them. There is then an extensive look at customizing the desktop so that you can set up your Mac exactly as you want it.

The Mac operating system, OS X, is renowned for being easy to use and also very efficient in terms of performance and security. The book takes an in-depth look at the latest version of OS X Leopard, covering everything from working with programs to organizing folders and files. It also shows how to effortlessly share files with Windows PC machines.

Macs are ideal for leisure activities and Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps shows how to work with photos, videos and music, using the popular iLife suite of programs. It also deals with the ubiquitous iPod, the new Apple iPhone and hassle-free use of the Internet and email.

The final chapters of the book cover issues such as setting up your own wireless network and also ensuring that your Mac stays secure and virus free.

Mac Computing for Seniors in easy steps shows how to put the fun back into your computing experiences - there's never been a better time to take a bite of an Apple Mac computer.


About the author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specialises in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and travelling abroad.



  1. Introduction
  2. Finding your way around
  3. Organizing your Mac
  4. Leisure time
  5. At home
  6. Getting online
  7. Being interactive online
  8. Keeping in touch
  9. Sharing online
  10. Expanding your horizons
  11. Safety net


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