Since 2003, Joe Kissell has helped users upgrade their Macs to the latest operating systems with his Take Control of Upgrading to… books. We're delighted to present the thirteenth such book, Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina!, which walks you through every step of the upgrade process, helps you make smart decisions and protect your data, and helps acquaint you with the surprises (welcome or otherwise) that await you.

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Get to know macOS 10.15 Catalina!

macOS 10.15 Catalina is the latest and greatest operating system for Macs. It makes lots of important changes, but not all of them are easy to find or understand. Scholle McFarland is here to help with Take Control of Catalina. This book not only walks you through all the interesting new features, but also helps you customize your Mac, solve problems, and learn how to do a wide variety of common tasks. Written for everyone from beginner to expert.

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Unlock the power of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

The latest operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, iOS 13, is joined this year by a variant just for iPads—iPadOS 13. Both operating systems share much in common and add lots of powerful new features to your mobile devices. But iPadOS goes several steps further, making your iPad more like a desktop computer (in a good way) than it's ever been before. Josh Centers gives you all the details about these software updates in Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

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Take web browsing to the next level!

We all use web browsers every day, but most of us overlook tons of useful capabilities that can save us time and effort, not to mention keep our browsing more private and secure. Master the web (and the tools you use to access it) with Robyn Weisman's Take Control of Your Browser!

Learn what’s private online (not much)—and what you can do about it!

Do you have anything to hide? Whether or not you think you do, your online activities are being tracked and analyzed—and not always to your benefit. Joe Kissell explains who wants your data (and why!) and helps you develop a personalized privacy strategy. You'll learn how to manage privacy with your internet connection, web browsing, email, social media, file sharing, and more.

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Put Siri to good use on all your Apple devices!

In Take Control of Siri, Scholle McFarland helps you get deeply acquainted with Apple's voice-powered digital assistant on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod. Astound your friends, confound your enemies, and get more work done with less effort. You'll be amazed at how much more useful Siri can be to you after reading this comprehensive book.

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Prevent (or solve) problems with your Apple ID!

Everyone who uses Apple devices has at least one Apple ID. Understanding how and when it's used, and what to do when something goes wrong, can save you time and eliminate pain. Glenn Fleishman spells out everything you need to know about your Apple ID(s) and exactly what to do if you encounter problems with it in Take Control of Your Apple ID.

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