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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 Apple Mail, Second Edition
Sure, you use Apple Mail, but are you using it effectively? Join email expert Joe Kissell and find out what’s new with Mail in Yosemite and iOS 8, and how to best set up your Gmail, iCloud, IMAP, and Exchange accounts. Joe reveals hidden interface elements, shares his award-winning email management strategy, explains how to customize Mail, and solves common problems. More info...
Take Control of Pages
Work effectively in Apple's Pages word processor with essential guidance from author Michael E. Cohen. You'll learn the best ways to create short and long documents, master the layout tools, and deal with compatibility issues, whether you want to work in Pages 5 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite on the Mac, Pages 2 for iOS 8, Pages for iCloud, or a combination of those apps. More info...
Take Control of OS X Server
Running a network server isn’t for the faint of heart, but with guidance from Charles Edge, you’ll learn how to choose server hardware and install Apple’s OS X Server. Charles also describes setting up directory services, file sharing, contact and calendar sharing, mobile device management, a Web site and a wiki, software updates, and network backups, capping it off with server maintenance advice. More info...
Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition
Take control of the tentacles of iCloud as you learn the best ways to save and share photos, work with iCloud Drive, use Family Sharing, sync documents and data, secure your account, find a missing device, and more. This best-selling book has the advice you need to avoid problems and get the most out of Apple’s online 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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