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Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite
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. Joe provides full installation directions plus advice on over a dozen things to do immediately after installation. More info...
Yosemite: A Take Control Crash Course
Learn OS X 10.10 Yosemite lickety-split with author Scholle McFarland in this Take Control Crash Course. Pick the topics you want to read as you explore interface changes, new features like Handoff and iCloud Drive, and important new ways of working in key Apple apps. You'll also find special topics about Finder tags, Finder window tabs, OS X Recovery, and more. More info...
Digital Sharing for Apple Users: A Take Control Crash Course
Find solutions for sharing in today's ecosystem of devices, servers, and collaborators. Sharing is messy, because everyone wants something different. That's why this may be our most important book of the year, and why we are so grateful to Joe Kissell for describing how to share nearly everything—files, contacts, calendars, passwords, photos, videos, printers, iTunes Store media, and more—in nearly every imaginable situation. More info...
Take Control of LaunchBar
Let LaunchBar’s superpowers save you from a lifetime of Mac drudgery! You’ll learn how to use LaunchBar to do nearly everything on your Mac faster: open apps and documents, tag and untag files, search your favorite Web sites, paste from clipboard history, insert pre-made text snippets, send email attachments, juggle files in the Finder, and much more. Don't miss our Joy of Take comic!
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...
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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