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Learn all the tricks of the podcasting trade with Take Control of Podcasting by Andy Affleck. This detailed guide walks you through every step of the process, starting with planning your podcast and moving through selecting equipment and software, recording and editing your podcast, and publishing and promoting it. The book covers the most popular products and platforms for creating and editing podcasts on macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

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macOS 11 Big Sur 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. Joe Kissell is here to help with Take Control of Big Sur. This book not only walks you through all the interesting new features and updated apps, but also helps you upgrade from older versions of macOS and solve common problems.

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The latest operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch, iOS 14, and its variant for iPads, iPadOS 14, share much in common and add lots of powerful new features to your mobile devices. Josh Centers gives you all the details about these software updates in Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. This focused book, designed for people who are already familiar with iOS or iPadOS, acquaints you with all the new features and user interface changes.

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As the Zoom videoconferencing service grows in popularity, more and more people are required to use it for work, school, and socializing. If you’d like help getting up to speed with what might be an unfamiliar technology, we’re here to help with a free book by veteran technology author Glenn Fleishman. You’ll learn how to install and configure Zoom, join meetings as a participant, share your screen, and more.

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Jeff Carlson’s Take Control of Your Digital Storage demystifies storage on the Mac, from mechanical hard drives to solid-state disks, and covering topics such as network-attached storage (NAS), cloud storage, repairing and managing disks using Disk Utility or third-party alternatives, encryption, file systems (including APFS), and managing data. It’ll help you make better buying decisions and work through the nuts and bolts of working with your digital storage devices.

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The Apple Watch is a wirelessly connected supercomputer you wear on your wrist—truly a marvel of modern technology. But most Apple Watch owners use only a tiny fraction of its capabilities. In Take Control of Apple Watch, Jeff Carlson helps you discover all the ways your watch can help you communicate, stay healthy and fit, make payments, manage your schedule and to-do items…and even tell time!

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world have turned to the Zoom videoconferencing service for work, school, and socializing. It's a powerful tool for meetings, presentations, and even live-from-home TV shows. In Take Control of Zoom, Glenn Fleishman takes you from absolute beginner to expert, walking you through all the important Zoom features and helping you understand how best to put Zoom to use.

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If you’ve ever felt your Mac, iPhone, or iPad is harder to use than you think it should be, it’s not your imagination! Apple products are full of puzzles and mysteries, but there’s (usually) a method to the madness. In this book, usability expert Michael E. Cohen explores why and how Apple’s user interfaces became so complicated and sometimes opaque—and teaches you can solve riddles that will help you get more out of your devices.

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More and more people feel it’s important to monitor the inside and/or outside of their homes with security cameras. But choosing the right hardware (and ecosystem), making smart decisions about privacy and security, and setting up cameras in the optimal way for your needs can be a daunting undertaking. Glenn Fleishman cuts through all the confusion in this book that's part buyer's guide, part how-to manual, along with a healthy dose of real-world privacy discussion.

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Apple's Shortcuts app brings advanced automation capabilities to iOS and iPadOS. Much like Automator on the Mac, Shortcuts lets you take a building-block approach to creating time-saving automations, but it also includes advanced features that let you create elaborate custom capabilities. In Take Control of Shortcuts, automation expert Rosemary Orchard tells you everything you need to know to turn your iPhone or iPad into an automation powerhouse.

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iTunes disappeared with macOS 10.15 Catalina, but nearly all its capabilities (plus some new ones) are available in Apple's Music, TV, Podcasts, and Books apps (with device syncing handled by the Finder). In Take Control of macOS Media Apps, veteran author Kirk McElhearn (who wrote three previous Take Control titles about iTunes) explains in detail how to manage, sort, find, play, import, export, sync, and share your audio and video media using Catalina's built-in apps.

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