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Take Control of Automating Your Mac
If you use copy and paste, you’re taking advantage of an important shortcut. But did you realize that the Mac offers dozens of shortcuts that make tedious tasks quick, accurate, and repeatable? Author Joe Kissell reveals OS X’s many shortcuts and examines the utilities that go further, offering concrete examples and long lists of possibilities. More info...
Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course
Find out whether the Apple Watch is right for you, and get into the Apple Watch mindset. This 23-page ebook by Jeff Carlson makes sure you're aware of the competitive landscape, helps you pick a watch, and previews how the Apple Watch will work. A free update in May will add dozens of pages based on our early experiences. More info...
A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8
This independent book from Glenn Fleishman teaches you how to use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 8 on Wi-Fi and cellular/mobile networks securely, making connections with ease while protecting your data. It also covers Bluetooth networking, tracking an iOS device, using AirDrop and AirPlay, and solving connection problems. More info...
Take Control of PDFpen 7
Polish PDFs with Smile's PDFpen app, for a fraction of what Adobe Acrobat costs! Michael E. Cohen explains how you can create, combine, edit, annotate, and protect PDFs. Also learn how to perform and edit OCR, fill out forms, sign forms digitally, make interactive forms, and much more. Covers Mac and iOS versions! More info...
Take Control of Dropbox
Whether you're already among the millions of people who sync and share files with Dropbox or you plan to join their ranks soon, this ebook will teach you about the many features—especially the non-obvious ones!—that make Dropbox an exceptionally popular Internet service. More info...
It's time for you to Take Control with highly practical, tightly focused ebooks covering Mac OS X, Macintosh applications, the iPad and other iOS devices, AirPort networking, and more! Written by the same expert authors responsible for best-selling print books but available much more quickly, Take Control ebooks provide the technical help you need now. Our ebooks use carefully designed layout and typography for easy onscreen reading, and they include bookmarks, clickable links, and an "Ebook Extras" link that lets you access free updates. We offer free samples of all our ebooks and a money-back guarantee, so download a Take Control ebook today!
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