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    Take Control of PDFpen

    Free!

    Polish your PDFs with Smile’s PDFpen, for a fraction of what Adobe Acrobat costs! Michael E. Cohen explains how you can create, combine, edit, annotate, and protect PDFs. Also learn how to perform and edit OCR, fill out forms, sign forms digitally, make interactive forms, and much more. Covers Mac and iOS/iPadOS versions!

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    Take Control of Pages

    Discover how to make the most out of Pages! In this fully revised third edition, Michael E. Cohen digs deep into Pages, unearthing the nuggets of knowledge you need to make your work shine. Create complex documents of all sorts on your Mac or iPad, sync them via iCloud, and share them with other people.

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    Take Control of Siri

    When it comes to using your Apple devices, Siri is increasingly the hands-free, time-saving, and fun technology that ties everything together. Whether you want to ask a question, make a call, find your iPhone, or set a timer—not only can Siri do it, but it usually offers the fastest way. This book explores how to get the most out of Siri on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, and HomePod.

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    Take Control of Managing Your Files

    Your Apple devices contain an overwhelming number of files and folders, and as these items accumulate, they create more work for you. Does your file management system involve throwing everything on the desktop and then pawing through it laboriously when you need to find something? Do you even have a system? There’s a better way. This book helps you organize, search, and clean up the files on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad, providing practical steps and realistic strategies to save time, reduce clutter, and decrease stress.

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    Take Control of Big Sur

    Get to know macOS 11 with Take Control of Big Sur. Learn everything you need to know to prepare for a smooth transition to the new version of macOS—and what to do once you’ve upgraded. Discover new features, explore the revised user interface, and avoid potentially unpleasant surprises.

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  • Take Control of Slack

    Take Control of Slack

    This product has been discontinued.

    Wrap your head around how Slack group messaging works, learn to communicate and collaborate using its many features, and discover how to use integrations and notifications to get more out of it. The book explains finding channels, starting conversations, posting messages, interacting with bots, and more! The Slack web app is covered, along with apps for macOS, Windows, iOS/iPadOS, and Android.

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    Take Control of Podcasting

    Start podcasting or take your podcast to the next level with start-to-finish guidance from Andy Affleck. You’ll learn tricks of the trade as you assemble your hardware and software, make recordings, edit and mix the audio, and encode and publish your shows. This book covers all the steps needed to make a podcast using a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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    Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

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    Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you’ll find lots to explore in Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. Learn about what’s new in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13—and how to customize them to fit your needs.

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    Take Control of Preview

    Apple’s Preview app is bundled with every Mac and yet many Mac users have only a shallow understanding of what it’s capable of. Mac experts Adam Engst and Josh Centers have plumbed Preview’s depths to create a cheerful, colorful book that explains dozens of techniques for importing, viewing, editing, and converting images in Preview. It also puts you in control of reading, annotating, manipulating, and encrypting PDFs.

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  • Apple Interface Mysteries 1.0 cover

    Apple Interface Mysteries

    Apple devices are supposed to be easy to use, and they generally are—at least for basic things. But over the years, as features have multiplied exponentially and hardware has changed dramatically, the user interfaces of Macs, iPhones, and iPads (among other Apple products) have become increasingly inscrutable. This book explores the mysteries of how and why things are the way they are now—and shows you how you can solve your own Apple usability puzzles.

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  • Take Control of Your Productivity

    Take Control of Your Productivity

    Simple to-do lists and calendars are no match for today’s complex productivity needs. Productivity expert Jeff Porten walks you step by step through a system that helps you manage personal and business tasks fluidly, without having to worry that something might fall through the cracks.

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    Take Control of Your Digital Photos

    This book gives photographers using Mac or Windows computers the information they need to build and maintain a digital photo workflow that makes it easy to import, rate, tag, and store photos to find them quickly and easily later. It helps you spend more time on the enjoyable aspects of photography—shooting and viewing your photos—and less on the mundane but essential task of managing all your photos.

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    Take Control of Catalina

    This product has been discontinued.

    Dive in and start taking advantage of macOS 10.15’s features with Take Control of Catalina by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland. Learn what’s new, from Finder enhancements to updated Apple apps like Find My, Music, Notes, Podcasts, Reminders, Safari, and TV. You’ll also get helpful tips for using Catalina, including how best to customize it to your needs.

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  • Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac

    Take Control of Speeding Up Your Mac

    Don’t settle for a sluggish Mac! If it seems your Mac has become slower and less responsive over time, it’s not your imagination—but it’s also a problem you can solve without buying a new computer. This comprehensive book teaches you how to find the exact causes of slow performance and take steps to make your Mac zippy again.

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  • Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac

    Take Control of Troubleshooting Your Mac

    This essential guide teaches you 17 basic troubleshooting procedures and how to solve 21 common problems, along with an easy-to-follow way to troubleshoot novel problems. Whether your Mac fails to boot, loses its Internet connection, or won’t cooperate, this book has the advice you need to find a solution.

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  • Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac

    Take Control of Maintaining Your Mac

    Learn how to prevent problems with your Mac and keep little irritations from turning into major headaches. Joe Kissell shows you a simple maintenance regimen that will keep your Mac humming. It starts with a good spring cleaning and then adds simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, as well as ongoing monitoring.

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  • Take Control of Mojave

    Take Control of Mojave

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    Discover the newest features of Mojave with Take Control of Mojave by former Macworld editor Scholle McFarland. You’ll learn great details about macOS 10.14, including what has changed behind the scenes and what’s new in Apple apps like Safari and Siri. You’ll also get helpful tips on using Mojave, including how best to customize it to your needs.

  • Take Control of Mac Basics

    Take Control of Mac Basics

    Whether you’re new to the Mac, or simply want to sharpen your Mac know-how, Take Control of Mac Basics is an easy-to-use and exhaustive reference to macOS. Drawing on her years of experience as the former editor in chief of Take Control, author Tonya Engst has compiled an invaluable guide to understanding important Mac facts and concepts, and how to develop the skills you need to become a highly proficient Mac user.

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  • Take Control of the Cloud

    Take Control of the Cloud

    The array of tasks you can perform using cloud products and services is almost endless, but what’s the best way to navigate the Cloud? In Take Control of the Cloud, Second Edition, Joe Kissell gives you the most up-to-date advice and information about choosing, using, and personalizing cloud products and services to take advantage of their potential, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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    Take Control of Your Online Privacy

    Nowadays, it can be difficult to complete ordinary activities without placing your personal data online, but having your data online puts you at risk for theft, embarrassment, and all manner of trouble. Read this book to find practical advice that ordinary people need to handle common online privacy problems and to develop a sensible online privacy strategy, customized for your needs.

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  • Take Control of Your Paperless Office

    Take Control of Your Paperless Office

    Put your paper online and keep it there with help from Joe Kissell! Assess your situation, develop a strategy, and learn clever techniques for keeping more paper at bay—with an emphasis on the Mac-compatible hardware, software, and processes needed to get the job done.

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  • Take Control of Your Digital Legacy

    Take Control of Your Digital Legacy

    How do you want to be remembered? A will takes care of your physical possessions, but what about your digital life—photos, email, files, and the like? If you want to pass your electronic ephemera on as part of your digital legacy, turn to tech expert Joe Kissell for advice on dealing with large quantities of data, file formats, media types, the need for a “digital executor,” and more.

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  • Are Your Bits Flipped?

    Are Your Bits Flipped?

    Just as a single flipped bit in a piece of computer code can bring an otherwise reliable app crashing to a halt, a single misconception in your understanding of personal computing technology can cause all manner of problems. Join tech expert Joe Kissell as he untangles common confusions surrounding the digital products and services we all rely on every day.

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  • Take Control of TextExpander

    Take Control of TextExpander

    $10.00

    Put more effort into creative thought and less into repetitive typing with TextExpander, the award-winning text expansion utility from Smile. Whether you want to type faster or you already use TextExpander but want to harness its power more fully, author Michael Cohen helps you save time and leads you to typing nirvana.

  • Take Control of LaunchBar

    Take Control of LaunchBar

    $10.00

    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!

  • Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner

    Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner

    $10.00

    Joe Kissell trades his trackpad for a whisk and brings his knack for breaking complex topics into simple steps to the task of preparing a full-bore Thanksgiving dinner. With Joe’s help and extensively tested recipes, cooking a complete Thanksgiving feast can be both delicious and stress-free!

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