macOS Sierra for Dummies

  • 7h 39m
  • Bob LeVitus
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2016

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.

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.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • macOS Sierra 101 (Prerequisites—None)
  • Desktop and Windows and Menus (Oh My!)
  • What's up, Dock?
  • Delving Deeper into the Finder and its Desktop
  • Have it Your Way
  • The Care and Feeding of Files and Folders
  • Comprehending the macOS Clipboard
  • Four Terrific Timesaving Tools
  • Organizing Your Life
  • Siri-Ously!
  • Maps are Where it's at
  • (Inter)Networking
  • Dealing with People
  • Communicating with Mail and Messages
  • Sharing Your Mac and Liking it
  • The Musical Mac
  • The Multimedia Mac
  • Words and Letters
  • Publish or Perish—The Fail-Safe Guide to Printing
  • Features for the Way You Work
  • Safety First—Backups and other Security Issues
  • Utility Chest
  • Troubleshooting OS X
  • Ten (or So) Ways to Speed up Your Mac Experience
  • Ten Great Websites for Mac Freaks


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