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  • Take Control of Slack

    Take Control of Slack

    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 Shortcuts

    Automation is no longer just for advanced Mac and PC users! Apple’s Shortcuts app lets anyone with an iPhone or iPad automate day-to-day tasks, from the simple to the complex. This book is a complete introduction to Shortcuts, which covers every aspect of building, installing, debugging, running, syncing, and sharing shortcuts. It also includes step-by-step recipes for creating numerous useful shortcuts yourself.

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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 Your Digital Storage

    This book 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, encryption, filesystems (including APFS), and managing data.

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    Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

    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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    Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily

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    We’re in a time of unprecedented uncertainty. In the middle of a global viral outbreak, you were told or asked to work from home—and you’ve never or rarely had to be productive where you live before. What to do? We’re here to take some stress out of your life with a new, free book that details how to set up a home office and balance work and home life for those not accustomed to it.

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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 Automating Your Mac

    Ever wondered if automation could make your life easier? In Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Third Edition, Mac expert Joe Kissell shows you how to save time and aggravation by using numerous built-in macOS tools, as well as helpful third-party apps, to automate routine tasks and procedures.

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  • Take Control of Your Browser

    This product has been discontinued.

    Your web browser is the gateway to a vast array of information and apps. This book helps you master this essential app, finding the best browser for your needs and configuring it to work just the way you want.

    This product has been discontinued.

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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 Upgrading to Catalina

    This product has been discontinued.

    Manage your upgrade to Catalina with ease using Joe Kissell’s expert advice in Take Control of Upgrading to Catalina. Learn what you need to know before you begin, how to prepare your Mac, and be ready to make decisions about installation questions. Find out how to resolve common upgrading problems, and what has changed in macOS since the last version.

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    Take Control of Catalina

    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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    Connect and Secure Your iPhone and iPad

    This product has been discontinued.

    Get up to speed fast on controlling your privacy on your iPhone and iPad, while keeping everything secure. Connect and Secure Your iPhone and iPad covers iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and walks you through setting up networks, controlling cellular data usage, securing your connection, and protecting your privacy.

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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 Upgrading to Mojave

    Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave

    This product has been discontinued.

    Manage your upgrade to Mojave with ease using Joe Kissell’s expert advice in Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave. Learn what you need to know before you begin, how to prepare your Mac, and be ready to make decisions about installation questions. Find out how to resolve common upgrading problems, and what has changed in macOS since the last version.

  • Take Control of Mojave

    Take Control of Mojave

    $14.99

    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 PDFpen 10

    Take Control of PDFpen 10

    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 versions!

  • Take Control of Lightroom CC

    Take Control of Lightroom CC

    This book has been discontinued.

    This book gives you all the information you need to use Lightroom CC, Adobe’s all-new desktop photo editor and organizer, from understanding where it fits in the Lightroom ecosystem (alongside Lightroom Classic, the rebranded and updated version of the traditional Lightroom application), to importing, managing, and professionally editing your photos.

    This book has been discontinued.

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  • 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 Upgrading to High Sierra

    Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

    This product has been discontinued.

    Manage your upgrade to High Sierra with ease using Joe Kissell’s expert advice in _Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra_. Learn what you need to know before you begin, how to prepare your Mac, and be ready to make decisions about installation questions. Find out how to resolve common upgrading problems, and what has changed in macOS since the last version.

  • Take Control of High Sierra

    Take Control of High Sierra

    $15.00

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

  • Take Control of iOS 11

    Take Control of iOS 11

    This product has been discontinued.

    Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you’ll find lots to explore in _Take Control of iOS 11_ by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. Learn about what’s new in iOS 11—from major changes to Control Center, to Instant Markup, to the multitasking features added for the iPad that take it one step closer to being a peer to the Mac—and how to customize it to fit your needs.

  • 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 iTunes 12: The FAQ

    Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ

    This book has been discontinued.

    Befuddled by Apple Music? Tired of playing hide-and-seek with the iTunes sidebar? Wish you could organize your podcasts? Wondering what the difference is between loves and stars? In this FAQ-style ebook, Kirk McElhearn (author of The iTunes Guy column at Macworld) explains not only how the iTunes features work, but how normal people can make iTunes do what they want.

  • 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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  • Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

    Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course

    This book has been discontinued and replaced with “Take Control of Apple Watch.”

    Get to know your Apple Watch and customize it to help you focus on what you care about most. Tech expert Jeff Carlson helps you understand the watch mindset, pick out your watch, set up its faces and their complications, get the notifications you want, handle communications, and learn how the controls and core apps work.

  • Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2

    Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2

    This product has been discontinued.

    DEVONthink 2 offers a slew of features for defeating information overload, but mastering its power is easier with real-world advice from DEVONthink power user Joe Kissell. He helps you understand the best ways to put information into DEVONthink and how to organize it so you can find it later. He also covers syncing DEVONthink databases among your Apple devices and using DEVONthink To Go in iOS.

  • Take Control of Scrivener 2

    Take Control of Scrivener 2

    This product has been discontinued.

    Compose a masterpiece with Literature & Latte’s Scrivener. Whether you’re writing science fiction, a historical novel, or a zombie travelogue, learn how Scrivener’s powerful tools can take your work to the next level. Kirk McElhearn shows you how to collect notes, organize your work, arrange and rearrange sections, and more. Covers Mac, iOS, and Windows versions!

  • Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

    Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

    This book has been discontinued.

    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.

  • 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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