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  • Take Control of Pages

    Take Control of Pages

    Discover how to make the most out of Pages! In this fully revised second edition, Michael E. Cohen digs deep into Pages, unearthing the nuggets of knowledge you need to make your work shine. Learn what has changed since the book’s last edition, including the many Pages enhancements and expanded capabilities that work seamlessly across Mac, iOS, and iCloud platforms.

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  • Take Control of Numbers

    Take Control of Numbers

    Work quickly, confidently, and effectively in Numbers 6 with Sharon Zardetto’s detailed instructions. Input, calculate, sort, filter, format, and chart your data with ease as you learn not just the basics but also special tricks and power-user features.

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  • Take Control of Calendar and Reminders

    Take Control of Calendar and Reminders

    Learn how to unlock the full potential of Apple’s Calendar and Reminders! In Take Control of Calendar and Reminders, Mac expert Scholle McFarland helps you get the most out of these apps, showing you how to customize them, sync data across devices, and share meeting invitations and reminder lists. You’ll also learn how to use Siri as a shortcut, and how to fix common problems.

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    Take Control of PDFpen

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    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 Your Browser

    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.

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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, Apple Watch, Mac, and HomePod.

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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, and Android.

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  • Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

    Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac

    Joe Kissell provides the advice you need to create a Mac backup strategy that protects your data and enables quick recovery. He compares backup software, services, and media to help you make the best choices. You’ll learn to set up, test, and maintain backups, plus how to restore files after a calamity!

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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 Notes

    Take Control of Notes

    This book tells you everything you need to know about Apple’s Notes app for iOS, macOS, and the web, from basic features like formatting to advanced features like scanning documents, password protecting notes, making sketches, and managing attachments.

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  • Take Control of iCloud

    Take Control of iCloud

    Apple’s iCloud service is highly useful, but it can also create headaches for the average user. In Take Control of iCloud, Sixth Edition, newly updated for Mojave and iOS 12, Mac expert Joe Kissell explains how to avoid frustrations and make iCloud work for you.

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  • Take Control of Photos

    Take Control of Photos

    This book introduces you to Apple’s Photos app, with advice on converting iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos, navigating the Photos interface, adding metadata, creating albums, editing photos, syncing with iCloud Photos, sharing photos with others, and printing.

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  • Take Control of Apple Mail

    Take Control of Apple Mail

    Use Apple Mail more effectively! Email expert Joe Kissell explains what’s new with Mail in Mojave (or High Sierra) and iOS 12 or iOS 11, and how to best set up your Gmail, iCloud, IMAP, and Exchange accounts, He then shows you how to take Mail to the next level with plugins and automation, manage your incoming email, customize Mail, and solve common problems.

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  • Take Control of Your Apple ID

    Take Control of Your Apple ID

    This book covers everything someone needs to know about configuring an Apple ID account, interactions with iCloud-based services, and troubleshooting account access.

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  • Take Control of 1Password

    Take Control of 1Password

    Annoyed by having to type hard-to-remember passwords? Let 1Password do the heavy lifting. With directions for 1Password 7 for the Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Chrome OS, and Linux, author Joe Kissell shows you how to generate and enter secure passwords, speed up your online shopping, and share and sync web logins and other confidential data.

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  • Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave

    Take Control of Upgrading to Mojave

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    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 iOS 12

    Take Control of iOS 12

    $14.99

    Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you’ll find lots to explore in _Take Control of iOS 12_ by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. Learn about what’s new in iOS 12—and how to customize it to fit your needs.

  • A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 12

    A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 12

    $20.00

    Get up to speed fast on controlling your privacy with iOS 12 on an iPhone and iPad, while keeping everything secure. A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 12 walks you through setting up networks, controlling cellular data usage, securing your connection, and protecting your privacy.

  • 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 Your Digital Storage

    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 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 Wi-Fi Networking and Security

    Take Control of Wi-Fi Networking and Security

    Setting up and securing a Wi-Fi network can be complicated and confusing. This book helps you over every hurdle involved in picking gateways, setting up a network, adding devices, and securing the network and connected phones, tablets, and computers. It’s useful for those who have set up networks in the past and want to replace them with new gear, as well as people who have never built a Wi-Fi network before.

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  • Take Control of PDFpen 10

    Take Control of PDFpen 10

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    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 Apple Home Automation

    Take Control of Apple Home Automation

    Thanks to Apple’s HomeKit platform, you can easily configure smart home devices (such as light bulbs, outlets, thermostats, sensors, cameras, and door locks) from a variety of manufacturers to behave exactly as you need them to; integrate them with a hub such as a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad; and control them with an iOS device, a Mac, an Apple Watch, Siri commands, or automated programming. This book gives you all the information you need to get started.

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  • Take Control of Apple TV

    Take Control of Apple TV

    Whether you’re considering an Apple TV or you already have one, you can fully master Apple’s living room device with this ultimate guide by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers. You’ll learn how to set it up and use it to watch movies and TV shows, play music, display photo slideshows, give presentations, and access all manner of apps on the big screen.

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  • Take Control of Your Digital Photos

    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, tag, rate, 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 Lightroom CC

    Take Control of Lightroom CC

    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.

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    Take Control of Your Passwords

    Password overload has driven many of us to take dangerous shortcuts. If you think ZombieCat12 is a secure password, that you can safely reuse a password, or that no one would try to steal your password, think again! Overcome password frustration with expert advice from Joe Kissell!

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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 Automating Your Mac

    Take Control of Automating Your Mac

    Ever wondered if automation could make your life easier? In Take Control of Automating Your Mac, Second 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 Scrivener 3

    Take Control of Scrivener 3

    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!

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  • Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

    Take Control of Upgrading to High Sierra

    $10.00

    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

    $15.00

    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.

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