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arrow Getting an overview of the Internet

arrow Pre-surfing with the Network System Preference pane

arrow Surfing the web with Safari

arrow Searching with Google

arrow Going face to face with FaceTime

These days, networking online is easier than finding a log to fall off: You simply use the Internet to connect your Mac to a wealth of information residing on computers around the world. Luckily for you, OS X has the best and most comprehensive Internet tools ever shipped with a Mac operating system.

OS X offers built-in Internet connectivity right out of the box. OS X Mavericks comes with

check.png Apple’s Safari web browser, which you use to navigate the web, download remote files, and more

The FaceTime app for video chats with other Mac or iDevice users

Messages, used mostly for ...

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