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Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
Get ready to install OS X 10.10 Yosemite on your Mac easily with Joe Kissell's expert help, informed by countless test installs! Find essential advice on hardware and software compatibility, problem prevention, prepping your drive, and picking the best installation method. A free upgrade to this ebook will add installation steps and key post-installation assistance. More info...
Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course
Find out what most tech writers hope you already know in this free ebook by Tonya Engst. Tonya takes you behind the scenes, explaining why tech writers write the way they do and helping you decode the directions for everything from Desktops to directories, keys to menus, and paths to preferences. More info...
Take Control of FileVault
If your Mac were stolen, would you worry about the thief seeing your email, photos, financial data, or other sensitive info? OS X’s built-in FileVault encryption technology can protect your data, but many people are leery of it. In this unique book, security expert Joe Kissell takes a deep look to dispel misconceptions and let you enable FileVault with confidence. More info...
Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite
Join the excitement of beta testing OS X Yosemite without wasting time or losing data. Joe Kissell brings years of experience to bear in explaining how to beta test, the pros and cons of different places and methods for installing, where to look for new features, which software is likely to break, and how to switch between Yosemite and Mavericks. And the book could be free! More info...
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 extensive lists of possibilities. 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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