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MacBook® All-in-One For Dummies® by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 4. Extra Stuff You'll Likely Want

In This Chapter

  • Playing with your bundled software

  • Buying additional stuff that you might need

Okay, I know that I've been harping on how self-sufficient and all-inclusive you are as a MacBook road warrior — and believe me, it's true! Everything you need to compute just about anywhere on the planet is included when you close your laptop's cover and go mobile. If you're in a bohemian mood and you want nothing but your MacBook, it's ready.

But is there other stuff that will make that mobile computing even more productive? And convenient? Well, of course — every MacBook power owner has extra stuff, and in this chapter I cover the software and hardware that most mobile veterans tote along with their laptops.

An Overview of MacBook Software Goodness

This section answers the most common of all novice computer questions: "What the heck will I do with this thing?" Here, you find details and exciting factoids about the software that you get for free, software you'll want to buy, and stuff you can do on the Internet.

What comes with my laptop?

Currently, Apple laptops ship with the following major software applications installed and ready to use:

  • The iLife '09 suite: You know you want these applications! They turn your MacBook into a digital hub for practically every kind of high-tech device on the planet, including DV camcorders, digital cameras, portable music players, PDAs, and even cell phones.

    Book IV focuses on the major applications that make up iLife: ...

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