Downloading, creating, and editing files of all kinds is simple on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. But figuring out a logical way to name and organize them? Not so much. And when it comes time to find a file later, you might get lucky…or you might have to wade through hundreds of Spotlight results. All these problems have solutions, and in Take Control of Managing Your Files, Jeff Carlson helps you develop a file management strategy that works for you—and makes your life that much easier.
Photos, the app that replaced iPhoto and Aperture, provides a user-friendly way to organize, sync, share, and even edit your photos and videos. It's available on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. But it's more that a simple digital shoebox. This app has extensive hidden capabilities that can do wonders for your photo collection. Jason Snell takes you in depth in this complete guide to Photos.
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.
The Apple TV is more than a simple streaming box. It's the gateway to a wide range of audio and video content, games, family photos, apps, and much more. This book shows you how to improve your picture and sound, navigate the user interface, view and share the content that's most interesting to you, and solve common problems.
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!
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.
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.
If your home or small-office Wi-Fi network is less than perfect (or if you're setting up a new network from scratch), figuring out which devices to buy, how to position and configure them, and what steps you can take to get both high performance and optimal privacy can be a mind-twisting exercise. Networking expert Glenn Fleishman is here to help with Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security. It covers everything you need to know to make your Wi-Fi network fast and safe.
Apple's mobile computing devices are networking wonders, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and (sometimes) cellular radios. Learn how to manage your devices’ wireless connections, keep your data safe from prying eyes, and safely use features like AirDrop and AirPlay. In Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security, networking expert Glenn Fleishman helps you find the best balance among performance, privacy, security, and convenience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.